The Supergirl Archives #Volume 1

DC Comics

United States.

Published
2001
Page count
228
Cover price
49.95 USD; 82.95 CAD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/128271

Credits

Editing
Dale Crain

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Supergirl) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl

Credits

Art
Frank Miller
Colours
Lynn Varley
Show/hide 1. Supergirl Archives Volume 1 (Supergirl) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colours
Lee Roughridge
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #266

Notes

Title page. The illustration is a detail from the cover of Action Comics #266 (see page 185).

Show/hide 2. Table of Contents (Supergirl) Credits, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl

Credits

Art
Al Plastino
Colours
Lee Roughridge
Letters
typeset

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From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 (May 1959)

Notes

Illustration is from pg. 7, panel 6 of the Supergirl story from Action Comics #252 (see page 46).

Show/hide 3. Foreword (Supergirl) Text article, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl

Credits

Author
Diana Schutz
Art
Al Plastino
Colours
Lee Roughridge
Letters
typeset

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From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 (May 1959) [illustration]

Notes

The illustration is from pg. 8, panel 4 of the Supergirl story from Action Comics #252 (see page 47).

Show/hide 4. "The Girl of Steel!" (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Super-Girl (a creation of Jimmy Olsen's magic totem; not Kara Zor-El)

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colours
Lee Roughridge

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #123
Show/hide 5. The Girl of Steel [The Three Magic Wishes Chapter I] (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Super-Girl (a creation of Jimmy Olsen's magic totem; not Kara Zor-El)

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colours
Lee Roughridge

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #123 (August 1958)
The Three Magic Wishes, Chapter I: The Girl of Steel
Also printed
Australia
Superman's Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #2 ([December 1958])
The Three Magic Wishes, Chapter I: The Girl of Steel
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1987 series) (1987 [March 1988])
The Girl of Steel
 
United States
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (DC, 1989 series) ([April] 1989)
The Girl of Steel; (The Three Magic Wishes part 1)
 
United States
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives (DC, 2004 series) #Volume 1 ([September] 2004)
The Girl of Steel [The Three Magic Wishes Part 1 of 3]

Synopsis

Jimmy Olsen is given a magic totem which will grant him three wishes. His first wish: "I wish that a Super-Girl, with super-powers equal to Superman's, would appear and become his companion."

Notes

Although the Super-Girl in this story is not Kara Zor-El, the story is included in this volume because it features the first character of that name to appear in a Superman comic. The title, "The Three Magic Wishes" is from this volume's Table of Contents. Chapters II and III of this story are also reprinted, although Super-Girl only appears in Chapter I.

Show/hide 6. The Lost Super-Powers [The Three Magic Wishes Chapter II] (Superman) Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 7. Superman's Return to Krypton [The Three Magic Wishes Chapter III] (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages
Show/hide 8. Introducing the Girl of Steel! (Supergirl) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
Al Plastino
Colours
Lee Roughridge

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From GCD
from ? [Appeared in various DC comics in 1959, but the Table of Contents does not give a specific source for this ad. The artwork is from pg. 1, panel 1 of the Supergirl story from Action Comics #252]

Notes

House ad promoting Supergirl's debut in Action Comics #252.

Show/hide 9. The Supergirl from Krypton! (Supergirl) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colours
Lee Roughridge
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 (May 1959)

Notes

Some sources credit art to Curt Swan and Al Plastino. Full cover text is: 'Introducing: "The Supergirl from Krypton!" Is She Friend or Foe?'

Show/hide 10. The Supergirl from Krypton! (Supergirl) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (1st appearance and origin)

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino
Colours
Lee Roughridge
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 (May 1959)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
Also printed
United Kingdom
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #113 ([September 1959?])
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #1 ([August] 1960)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #2 ([September 1962?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #334 (March 1966)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1973 series) #2 (April-May 1973)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #5 ([March 1974?])
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #5 ([March 1974?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Album (KGM, 1976 series) #7 ([March 1976?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Album (KGM, 1976 series) #7 ([March 1976?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #27 ([December 1977?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #27 ([December 1977?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #33 ([March 1979?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
United States
DC Special Series (DC, 1977 series) #19 (Fall 1979)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Murray, 1982 series) ([1982?])
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Murray, 1982 series) ([1982?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown, 1983 series) (1983)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
Australia
Supergirl (Federal, 1985 series) #5 ([October 1983?])
The Supergirl from Krypton
 
United States
Giant Superman Annual #1 Replica Edition (DC, 1998 series) #[nn] (June 1998)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Action Comics 252 (DC, 2000 series) (July 2000)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Superman in the Fifties (DC, 2002 series) ([September] 2002)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Superman (DC, 2005 series) #Vol. One ([September] 2005)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([November] 2007)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Action Comics 252 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
The Supergirl from Krypton!
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 (May 1959)

Synopsis

Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl. She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning. Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth.

Show/hide 11. The Secret of the Super-Orphan! (Supergirl) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Jim Mooney
Colours
Lee Roughridge

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From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #253
Show/hide 12. Supergirl's Foster Parents! (Supergirl) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 13. Supergirl Visits the 21st Century! (Supergirl) Comic story, 7 pages
Show/hide 14. The Great Supergirl Mirage! (Supergirl) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Jim Mooney
Colours
Lee Roughridge

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #256
Show/hide 15. The Three Magic Wishes! (Supergirl) Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 16. Supergirl's Farewell to Earth! (Supergirl) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colours
Lee Roughridge

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #258
Show/hide 17. Supergirl's Farewell to Earth! (Supergirl) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Superman; Krypto

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Jim Mooney
Colours
Lee Roughridge

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #258
Show/hide 18. The Cave-Girl of Steel! (Supergirl) Comic story, 7 pages
Show/hide 19. Featuring "Mighty Maid!" You'll Never Guess Who She Is! (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Supergirl; Lois Lane; Perry White

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colours
Lee Roughridge

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #260
Show/hide 20. Mighty Maid! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Supergirl; Lois Lane; Perry White

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino
Colours
Lee Roughridge

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #260

Notes

Supergirl guest-stars in this Superman story.

Show/hide 21. The Girl Superbaby! (Supergirl) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Super-hero

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Jim Mooney
Colours
Lee Roughridge

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #260
Show/hide 22. Supergirl's Super-Pet! (Supergirl) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Streaky the Super-Cat

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney
Colours
Lee Roughridge

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #261 (February 1960)
Supergirl's Super Pet!
Also printed
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #334 (March 1966)
Supergirl's Super-Pet
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #5 ([March 1974?])
Supergirl's Super-Pet
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #30 ([August 1978?])
Supergirl's Super-Pet
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Murray, 1982 series) ([1982?])
Supergirl's Super-Pet
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([November] 2007)
Supergirl's Super Pet!

Synopsis

Supergirl recovers a small Kryptonite meteor and unsuccessfully tries to find a chemical way to render it harmless. Later, Linda saves a stray orange cat from a dog. The cat follows her to the orphanage where Linda is given permission to keep him. Because of the white markings on his side, she calls him Streaky. Streaky discovers the piece of discarded Kryptonite, and receives super-powers from it. Streaky feeds some stray cats by tipping over a milk truck and chases off a bullying dog. Eventually his "meows" attract Supergirl and the two have some super-fun before Streaky's powers fade away.

Notes

Streaky's 1st appearance and origin.

Show/hide 23. Supergirl's Greatest Victory! (Supergirl) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colours
Lee Roughridge

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #262
Show/hide 24. Supergirl's Greatest Victory! (Supergirl) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 25. Supergirl's Darkest Day! (Supergirl) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 26. Supergirl Gets Adopted! (Supergirl) Comic story, 12 pages
Show/hide 27. The Day Supergirl Revealed Herself! (Supergirl) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colours
Lee Roughridge

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #265
Show/hide 28. The Day Supergirl Revealed Herself! (Supergirl) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney
Colours
Lee Roughridge

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #265
Show/hide 29. Untitled (Supergirl) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Superman; Krypto; Streaky

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colours
Lee Roughridge

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #266
Show/hide 30. The World's Mightiest Cat! (Supergirl) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Streaky; Superman; Krypto

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney
Colours
Lee Roughridge

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #266
Show/hide 31. The Three Super-Heroes! (Supergirl) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Invisible Kid (all members of the Legion of Super-Heroes)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney
Colours
Lee Roughridge

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #267 (August 1960)
The Three Super-Heroes
Also printed
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #334 (March 1966)
The Three Super-Heroes
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #5 ([March 1974?])
The Three Super-Heroes
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #29 ([July 1978?])
The Three Super-Heroes!
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #492 (October 1982)
The Three Super-Heroes!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
The Three Super-Heroes
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The Three Super-Heroes!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([November] 2007)
The Three Super-Heroes!
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #267

Notes

Supergirl's first encounter with the Legion of Super-Heroes. She applies for membership, but is rejected.

Show/hide 32. The Mystery Supergirl! (Supergirl) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Super-hero
Characters
Perry White

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Jim Mooney
Colours
Lee Roughridge

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #268 (September 1960)
The Mystery Supergirl!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #7 ([August 1961?])
The Mystery Supergirl
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([November] 2007)
The Mystery Supergirl!
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #268

Notes

Linda Lee gets a temporary job as junior reporter for the Daily Planet.

Show/hide 33. Biographies Biography (nonfictional), 2 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Bios of Otto Binder, Stan Kaye, Jim Mooney, Al Plastino, Jerry Siegel, Dick Sprang and Curt Swan.

Show/hide 34. back cover (Supergirl; Superman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl; Superman

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colours
Lee Roughridge
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 [cover]
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #262 [cover]
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #266 [cover]
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #123 [cover]

Notes

Thumbnails of the covers of Action Comics #252, 262 and 266; and Superman (1939 series) #123.


Notes

Collects stories from Superman (1939 series) #123 and Action Comics #252-268.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 31685

Entry created

  • 09/05/2007

Index completed

  • 23/12/2011

Last updated

  • 29/09/2007