821 – Lesla-Lar Timely Scheming

In Action Comics #281 (Aug 1961), the fourth installment in the long-running, multi-month story arc continues as Lesla-Lar masquerades as a recently-re-powered Supergirl. She goes with Superman to the Fortress of Solitude, while the de-powered Supergirl continues to live out her best life with amnesia in the bottled city of Kandor. While there, Krypto sniffs […]

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817 – Lesla-Lar’s Evil Plot Thickens

Speaking of Machiavellianism, the long-running Supergirl story arc continues, as a de-powered Linda Lee, having recently been adopted by the Danvers, goes on a school field trip to visit Metropolis’ Daily Planet. There, she meets up with her cousin Clark Kent – I really like the way they depict Clark here, very casual without a […]

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810 – The Young and the Restless Lesla-Lar

Action Comics #279 (June 1961) continues the multi-issue Supergirl story arc started last month, where we learn that Supergirl lost her powers due to an evil, jealous, genius inventor named Lesla-Lar who lives inside the bottled city of Kandor and happens to look exactly like Supergirl. Meanwhile, a de-powered Linda Lee tries to make the […]

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807 – De-Powered Supergirl Arc

Action Comics #278 (May 1961) begins a multi-issue spanning Supergirl arc, starting with the revelation that Superman has decided to reveal the existence of Supergirl to the world. It’s been more than two years since the introduction of the Supergirl character and perhaps the writing team has run out of ways to make interesting stories […]

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795 – More Legion Please

More Legionnaires are introduced in the Supergirl story in Action Comicsd #276 (March 1961). This time around, Saturn Girl and two new-to-us members Phantom Girl and Triplicate Girl play pranks on poor ol’ Kara Zor-El and then invite her into the future where they want her to try out again for Legion membership. That didn’t […]

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772 – Flame-Dragon from Krypton

In Superman #142 (Nov 1960), Superman encounters a “flame-dragon from Krypton”. The beast appears and breathes fire at Clark, incinerating his clothes in front of Lois. It’s mostly a cutesy-but-tired-and-unrealistic story about how Superman manages to yet again disprove her “Clark-is-Superman” theory (with the help of Batman and Supergirl this time). Superman wraps up the […]

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769 – Streaky Burns Brains

Remember that time that Streaky the Supercat accidentally used his X-ray vision on a couple of criminals, burning out sections of their brains such that they no longer remembered Supergirl’s secret identity? Oh no? It happened in Action Comics #271 (October 1960) and yeah I’m with you Linda Lee, let’s not worry about further repercussions […]

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762 – Blue Kryptonite

Blue kryptonite makes its first appearance in Superman #140 (August 1960), when Superman and Supergirl take on the entire Bizarro world of imperfect Supermen and Lois Lanes. This time a seemingly human child is born to Bizarro No. 1 and sent to Earth, where Supergirl helps care for him. Supergirl falls into the path of […]

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761 – First Super-Crush

Speaking of trying to make their reader’s feel new emotions, the writer’s of Supergirl continue to explore its new audience base by giving Supergirl her first crush in Action Comics #269 (August 1960). Supergirl visits Lori Lemaris’ Atlantis for the first time and meets Jerro, the Mer-Boy who introduces himself as a “scientist’s son”. A […]

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760 – Lois & Clark Adopt Supergirl?

Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #20 (August 1960) presents the second of an “Imaginary Series” in which Lois and Clark are married. This time around, Clark convinces Lois they should adopt Supergirl. Supergirl is thrilled, but Lois is told that in order to adopt, she must quit her job and be a mother full-time. Clark doesn’t […]

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