Series: Supergirl 101

TV to Comics: Who is Supergirl?

Most of us know the basics. Supergirl is Superman’s cousin from Krypton, another survivor from that doomed planet. But who is she really? This is a question I’ve been asked many times since the TV show premiered two years ago, along with “Where do I start?” This column will help to answer both those questions, as I talk about her history and her most important stories. Supergirl was introduced in May of 1959, in Action Comics #252. She was introduced as a young Kryptonian teenager whose family survived the destruction of Krypton in a domed city. As that city...

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“To Me The ‘S’ Means Something” – Jamal Igle on Supergirl

Jamal Igle has been a creative force in comics for over twenty years. His first work in comics was Green Lantern #52 published in April of 1994. Since then he has worked on some of the biggest names in comics, with art credits on Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Wolverine, Daredevil, and Firestorm. He is most well known for his work on Supergirl with writer Sterling Gates, where the two shared a two-year run on that helped breathe new life into the character and helped to inspire the CBS/CW show. He is currently working on his creator-owned title Molly Danger...

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Supergirl 101: Who is Superwoman?

Who Is Superwoman? Sterling Gates (Writer), Jamal Igle, Matthew Clark, Talent Caldwell, Fernando Dagino (Pencillers), Keith Champagne, Matthew Clark, Jan Sibal, Talent Caldwell, Raul Fernandez (Inkers), Nei Ruffino, Tom Chu (Colors), Jared K. Fletcher, Rob Leigh (Letters), Joshua Middleton (Cover Artist) DC Comics Sept 2016   In 2004, the character of Supergirl was at a crossroads. After her death in the 1986 reality rewriting Crisis on Infinite Earths, the powers that be at DC Comics decided to make Superman the lone survivor from the planet Krypton once again. This effectively erased all other Kryptonian survivors, including Superman’s cousin Kara...

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