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 Supergirl

Early Supergirl chronology:
Note: An issue and panel citation without other information is a retelling of the event described  directly above it.

SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #26: First chronological appearance of Zor-El and Allura In-Ze, Supergirl's future parents, on an outing with Jor-El, Lara, and Kal-El.

SUPERMAN #146: Jor-El confers with Zor-El about Krypton's impending destruction.

ACTION COMICS #309, pg. 6, panels 4-5: Zor-El shows Jor-El the protective bubble he has built around Argo City.

ACTION COMICS #252:
 Argo City is flung into space under a protective bubble as Krypton explodes (pg. 3, panels 1-2)
 ACTION COMICS #253, pg. 2, panel 4
 ACTION COMICS #262, pg. 3, panel 6
 SUPERBOY #80 (3), pg. 3, panel 1
 ACTION COMICS #280, pg. 6, panel 4
 SUPERMAN #150 (1), pg. 5, panel 3
 ACTION COMICS #285, pg. 4, panel 1
 ACTION COMICS #288, pg. 7, panel 6
 ACTION COMICS #291, pg. 4, panel 5
 ACTION COMICS #305, pg. 7, panel 6
 ACTION COMICS #309, pg. 7, panel 1
 ADVENTURE COMICS #393 (2), pg. 2, panel 4
 SUPERMAN FAMILY #184, pg. 5, panels 2-3
 SUPERMAN FAMILY #203, pg. 5, panel 6
 SUPERMAN FAMILY #208, pg. 1
 DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #1, pg. 6, panel 1
 Zor-El's nutrition machines keep Argo citizens supplied with food and water (ACTION COMICS #309, pg. 7, panel 2).
 SUPERMAN FAMILY #184, pg. 5, panel 4
 The soil beneath Argo City becomes Anti-Kryptonite, but Zor-El has it covered with protective lead sheeting (pg. 3, panels 3-4)
 ACTION COMICS #262, pg. 4, panels 1-2
 SUPERBOY #80 (3), pg. 3, panel 2
 ACTION COMICS #280, pg. 6, panels 5-6
 ACTION COMICS #288, pg. 8, panel 1
 ACTION COMICS #291, pg. 4, panel 6
 ACTION COMICS #305, pg. 8, panel 1
 ACTION COMICS #309, pg. 7, panel 3
 ADVENTURE COMICS #393 (2), pg. 2, panel 5
 SUPERMAN FAMILY #184, pg. 5, panels 5-6
 DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #1, pg. 6, panel 2
 Kara Zor-El is born to Zor-El and Allura (pg. 3, panel 5)
 ACTION COMICS #262, pg. 4, panel 3
 ACTION COMICS #280, pg. 7, panel 2
 ACTION COMICS #285, pg. 5, panel 1
 ACTION COMICS #291, pg. 9, panel 1
 ACTION COMICS #309, pg. 7, panel 4
 DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #1, pg. 6, panel 3
 A priest of Rao christens her Kara, after the ancient Kryptonian goddess of beauty (ACTION COMICS #314, pg. 3, panel 1)
 During Kara's early life, she catches Virus Alpha and recovers, gets a six-legged lumir as her first pet, and hears stories of Krypton from her mother (ACTION COMICS #314, pg. 3, panels 2-5)
 Zor-El designs and creates a jet-drive which can rocket Argo City to another planet (ACTION COMICS #309, pg. 7, panels 5-6)
 Under the influence of a yellow sun, the Argonians gain super-powers, but the mad prophet Jer-Em believes this is against Rao's will, and turns them back towards a red sun.  He is sent to the Phantom Zone, but the jets have no more power to drive Argo City (ACTION COMICS #309, pg. 8, panel 1-pg. 9, panel 6)
 Kara is given a "living doll" android designed by Magus, a Kryptonian dollmaker (ACTION COMICS #326, pg. 10, panels 4-6)
 Kara is shown playing ball with a friend, possibly Morina (DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #1, pg. 6, panel 4)
 Kara sees her best friend, Morina, die of Kryptonite poisoning (ACTION COMICS #371, pg. 6, panels 4-5)
 Kara meets Superboy when the latter, in an amnesiac state, is captured by one of Zor-El's space probes.  Superboy later saves Argo City from an alien, but his memory is cleansed from their brains as a result, and he does not recall his adventure when he regains his own memory (ACTION COMICS #358)
 A meteor shower pierces Argo City's protective bubble and the leaden sheeting, releasing deadly Anti-Kryptonite radiation (pg. 3, panel 6)
 ACTION COMICS #262, pg. 4, panel 5
 ACTION COMICS #280, pg. 7, panel 3
 ACTION COMICS #285, pg. 5, panel 2
 ACTION COMICS #288, pg. 8, panel 2
 ACTION COMICS #291, pg. 9, panel 2
 ACTION COMICS #305, pg. 8, panel 2
 ACTION COMICS #309, pg. 10, panel 1
 ADVENTURE COMICS #393 (2), pg. 3, panel 1
 SUPERMAN FAMILY #184, pg. 6, panel 1
 SUPERMAN FAMILY #207, pg. 5, panel 4
 DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #1, pg. 6, panel 5
 ACTION COMICS #548, pg. 14, panel 3
 SUPERMAN FAMILY #168, pg. 11, panels 1-2 (this account reveals that it happened at the time of a festival in Argo City, and that Kara was dating a boy named Jer-Vann)
 Zor-El has Magus design an android and sends it into the Survival Zone as a test (ACTION COMICS #326, pg. 11, panels 1-2)
 Zor-El attempts to send himself and Allura into the Survival Zone, on a different wavelength than the Phantom Zone, but the zone projector fails to send them there immediately (ACTION COMICS #309, pg. 10, panels 2-4)
 SUPERMAN FAMILY #184, pg. 6, panels 3-4
 SUPERMAN FAMILY #207, pg. 5, panel 5
 With a month before all in Argo City will perish, Zor-El creates a spaceship to send Kara to another world (ACTION COMICS #305, pg. 8, panel 3)
 Zor-El, Kara, and Allura, looking for a world to which they can send Kara in a rocket, discover Earth and Superman, and learn that he is a fellow Kryptonian (pg. 4, panels 1-4)
 ACTION COMICS #262, pg. 4, panel 6-pg. 5, panel 1
 ACTION COMICS #305, pg. 8, panels 4-5
 SUPERMAN FAMILY #203, pg. 5, panel 6
 Zor-El designs a density intensifier which he intends to send to Earth with Kara (SUPERMAN FAMILY #207, pg. 6, panels 5-6)
 Zor-El and Allura show Kara the rocket which will send her to Earth (DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #1, pg. 7, panel 1)
 Allura makes a Supergirl outfit for Kara (pg. 4, panel 5)
 SUPERBOY #80 (3), pg. 3, panel 3
 ACTION COMICS #280, pg. 7, panel 4
 SUPERMAN FAMILY #184, pg. 6, panels 4-6
 Kara boards Zor-El's rocket as her parents bid her farewell (DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #1, pg. 7, panel 2)
 ACTION COMICS #548, pg. 19, panel 5-pg. 15, panel 1
 Kara is rocketed towards Earth (pg. 4, panel 6)
 ACTION COMICS #253, pg. 3, panels 5-6
 ACTION COMICS #262, pg. 5, panel 2
 SUPERBOY #80 (3), pg. 3, panel 4
 ACTION COMICS #280, pg. 7, panel 5
 SUPERMAN #150 (1), pg. 5, panel 5
 ACTION COMICS #288, pg. 5, panel 3
 ACTION COMICS #288, pg. 8, panels 3-4
 ACTION COMICS #305, pg. 8, panel 6
 ACTION COMICS #309, pg. 10, panel 5
 ACTION COMICS #314, pg. 3, panel 6
 ADVENTURE COMICS #393, pg. 3, panel 2
 SUPERMAN FAMILY #168, pg. 11, panel 3
 SUPERMAN FAMILY #184, pg. 6, panel 7
 SUPERMAN FAMILY #185, pg. 2, panel 5
 SUPERMAN FAMILY #203, pg. 5, panel 6
 SUPERMAN FAMILY #208, pg. 1
 ACTION COMICS #548, pg. 15, panel 2
 Kara has a last look at Argo City through the window of her rocket (DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #1, pg. 7, panel 3)
 Ranar the Hakawee briefly lands on Argo City and tries to take Kara for a mate, but is told by Zor-El and Allura that she is gone, and he departs (SUPERMAN FAMILY #177, pg. 9, panel 3-pg. 10, panel 4)
 Zor-El and Allura are yanked ahead in time and taken through space by Mr. Mxyzptlk to meet Kara as Supergirl, but are sent back to Argo City in the past when Zor-El tricks Mxyzptlk into saying his name backwards (ACTION COMICS #291)
 Another meteor shower further punctures the lead sheeting on Argo City, and its citizens die.  But Zor-El and Allura are sent into the Survival Zone by the delayed reaction of Zor-El's ray (ACTION COMICS #309, pg. 11, panel 1-pg. 12, panel 1)
 ACTION COMICS #314, pg. 4, panel 1
 SUPERMAN FAMILY #185, pg. 3, panels 1-2
 In the Survival Zone, Zor-El and Allura watch the citizens of Argo City die (SUPERMAN FAMILY #185, pg. 3, panel 3)
 Supergirl has to manually land the rocket, due to automatic control failure (ACTION COMICS #305, pg. 9, panels 1-2)

Action Comics No. 252, May 1959
Cover:  Superman meeting Supergirl  //Curt Swan / Al Plastino
Story:  "The Supergirl From Krypton"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Al Plastino
Intro:  Supergirl (Kara Zor-El, alias Linda Lee; last chronological appearance in flashback in )
Origin:  Supergirl
GS:  Superman (last appearance in first story in this issue; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #101)
Intro:  Zor-El, Allura Zor-El (Supergirl's parents; in flashback; next appearance in issue #291)
Intro:  The people of Argo City (in flashback; all die in this story)
Intro:  Miss Hart, Mr. Dixon (named in next issue), children of Midvale Orphanage
Cameo:  Superboy
Comment:  This is the first Supergirl story
 According to the story in issue #305, this story takes place on May 18, 1959.
 Supergirl is 15 at the time of this story.  Her birthday is September 22, which probably means Kara Zor-El was born in 1943.
Synopsis:  Argo City, a domed city on Krypton, was flung free of the planet when Krypton exploded, many years ago.  Jor-El's brother (and Superman's uncle) Zor-El and his wife Alura were in Argo City and survived Krypton's destruction, along with the other Kryptonians therein.  But, when exposure to Kryptonite threatened to destroy all the Argo City people, Zor-El and Alura sent their young daughter Kara to Earth in a costume fashioned after that of Superman, whom they had learned about by viewing Earth on telescopes.  Superman meets Kara when she emerges from her crashed rocket, sees that she has super-powers similar to his own, and both of them learn that they are related.  He arranges for her to take on the secret identity of Linda Lee, complete with a brunette wig, and enrolls her in Midvale Orphanage.  However, he cautions her to keep her existence as Supergirl a complete secret while she learns to use her powers properly, and says that he will reveal her existence to the world when the proper time comes.  Later, Supergirl decides to become the "guardian angel" of Midvale, and do good deeds while remaining
unknown.

Action Comics No. 253, June 1959
Story:  "The Secret of the Super-Orphan"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (origin retold in flashback; next appears in SUPERMAN #130)
GA: Superman (between first story in this issue and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #102)
Supporting Characters: Miss Hart, Mr. Dixon, and the children of Midvale Orphanage (Harry, Dora, and Kathy named in this story)
Cameo: Zor-El, Allura (in flashback)
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Trent, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, Timmy Tate (only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Supergirl briefly appears in SUPERMAN #130.
Synopsis: Supergirl secretly helps her fellow orphan Timmy Tate get adopted.

Action Comics No. 254, July 1959
Story:  "Supergirl's Foster Parents"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #130)
Supporting Characters: Miss Hart, children of Midvale Orphanage
Villains: Mr. and Mrs. Dale, Todd (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Linda Lee is adopted by the Dales to serve as a shill in their crooked medicine show for a phony "power tonic".  Supergirl secretly puts the skids to their plans, and Linda ends up back in Midvale Orphanage.

Action Comics No. 255
August 1959
Story:  "Supergirl Visits the 21st Century"  (7 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Tommy Tomorrow (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in SHOWCASE #41)
Intro:  Mr. and Mrs. Horatio Tomorrow (Tommy's adoptive parents; first and only appearance of both; the New Earth Horatio Tomorrow first appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12)
Intro: Jik (a Martian boy) and the head of an orphanage in the future
Synopsis: Superman drops Supergirl a note instructing her to test her time-travel abilities by going into the future.  Accordingly, Supergirl goes to the 21st Century, where she encounters a young
Tommy Tomorrow, also an orphan, and secretly helps him get adopted.

Action Comics No. 256
September 1959
Story:  "The Great Supergirl Mirage"  (7 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #40)
Intro:  Dick Wilson (renamed Dick Malverne in issue #282, his next appearance), a Supergirl robot
Supporting Characters: Mr. Dixon, children of Midvale Orphanage
Synopsis:  When orphan Dick Wilson snaps a picture of Supergirl in action, and suspects Linda Lee of being the Girl of Steel, Superman gets his cousin off the hook by creating a robot Supergirl, having it entertain the children of Midvale Orphanage, and then expose its mechanical self.

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 40
October 1959
Story:  "Jimmy Olsen, Supergirl's Pal"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder?
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman, Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #256 / 257; origin retold in flashback)
Cameo: Zor-El, Allura (flashback)
Villains: "Big Con" Colby, Thora (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis:  When Jimmy Olsen threatens to expose phony acts at Colonel Colby's sideshow, he accidentally blinds himself with tear gas from his trophy case.  Colby dumps Olsen in the desert,
and Jimmy activates his signal watch.  Since Superman is at the center of the Earth on a mission , Supergirl (whose existence is a secret) answers the summons.  But, try as she may, Supergirl
cannot convince the skeptical Olsen that she has super-powers. Olsen believes her to be Colby's strong-girl Thora.  Finally, Supergirl sees Superman returning to Earth's surface, reactivates Jimmy's signal-watch to summon him, and flies away.  Superman exposes Colby and takes him to jail.  Jimmy, telling Superman how Colby tried to make him believe there was a Supergirl, breaks
down laughing.

Action Comics No. 257
October 1959
Story:  "The Three Magic Wishes"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #40)
Supporting Characters:  Children of Midvale Orphanage (Peggy and Johnny named in this story)
Intro: Tom Baxter, Peggy's mother (as a photograph; only appearance for both)
Cameo:  Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother (as an illustration in a book)
Synopsis:  When cynical orphan Tom Baxter scoffs at the fairy stories Linda Lee reads to the younger children at the Orphanage, Linda, as Supergirl, impersonates a "fairy godmother", grants
three wishes to Tom, makes his nose seem to grow Pinnochio-style with a yeast prosthesis, and convinces him to mend his ways.

Action Comics No. 258
November 1959
Cover:  Superman hurling Supergirl into space //Curt Swan / StanKaye
Story:  "Supergirl's Farewell to Earth"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Jim Mooney

Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters: Mr. Dixon, children of Midvale Orphanage
GS:  Superman (last appearance in first story in this issue; next appears in Green Arrow story in ADVENTURE COMICS #266), Krypto (between SUPERMAN #130 / 134)
Comment: In this story, Supergirl learns Superman's secret identity.
Synopsis:  When Supergirl reveals her existence to Krypto, Superman penalizes her by exiling her to an asteroid for a year.  She later gets a note from him instructing her to temporarily return to Earth, since Kryptonite dust is supposedly about to envelop the asteroid where she now lives.  On Earth, Supergirl becomes Linda Lee again, explains away her abscence to the headmaster of her orphanage, and, later, deduces that Clark Kent is really Superman.  Superman then reveals that he only intended to keep her away for a week, to see if she could cover her abscence successfully, which she did.  He also intended to reveal his secret identity to her...but got scooped!

Action Comics No. 259
December 1959
Story:  "The Cave-Girl of Steel"  (7 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN #134)
Supporting Characters: Miss Hart, children of Midvale Orphanage
GA:  Superman (last appearance in first story in this issue; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #106)
Intro:  A tribe of cavepeople (only appearance)
Synopsis:  Supergirl takes a trip to the past and aids a tribe of cavepeople with her super-powers.  When she returns to the present, she sees in a museum an image of herself chiseled in stone by an artisan of the tribe.  The museum guide, however, thinks the "flying girl" is just an imaginary goddess.

Superman No.134
January 1960
Cover: Superman vs. Kull-Ex //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "The Super-Outlaw From Krypton"
 Part 1: "The Super-Menace of Metropolis" (9 pages)
 Part II:  "The Revenge Against Jor-El" (9 pages)
 Part III:  "The Duel of the Supermen"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Wayne Boring
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #106; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #14)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #259; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #14), Krypto (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #258; next appears in ?)
Supporting Character:  Jor-El (in flashback)
Villain:  Kull-Ex (intro; only appearance)
Intro:  Zell-Ex (in flashback; Kull-Ex's father; dies in this story)
Synopsis:  Kull-Ex, a Kandorian scientist, believes that his father, Zell-Ex, was cheated out of patent rights to an invention by Jor-El, Superman's late father.  In revenge, he enlarges himself, shrinks Superman, and switches places with him in the outside world with an exchange-ray.  Then he runs amok on Earth, causing destruction while impersonating Superman in order to blacken the Man of Steel's name.  Superman enlists Supergirl's and Krypto's aid, shows Kull-Ex that Jor-El did not really steal Zell-Ex's patent rights, and causes him to make a public confession of his masquerade and plot.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No.14
January 1960
Story:  "Lois Lane's Secret Romance"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character:  Lois Lane
GS:  Superman, Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #134; next appears in ACTION COMICS #260)
Origin:  Supergirl (retold in flashback)
Synopsis:  When Linda Lee sees Lois Lane crying because of her failure to marry Superman, she realizes that a married Superman and Lois could adopt her.  Motivated by that and by a desire to
stop Lois's sorrows, Supergirl begins a covert campaign to make Superman fall in love with Lois and pop the question.  But every ploy Supergirl tries somehow goes wrong.  Superman finally
deduces what is going on when he sees Supergirl's fingerprints on a forged note from "Batman" to Lois.  After being set straight by Superman, Supergirl tells herself she will never interfere with
Superman's romantic life again.  Well, not for a while, at least...

Action Comics No. 260
January 1960
Cover:  Superman, Supergirl as "Mighty Maid", Perry White, and Lois Lane; Supergirl vignette   //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "Mighty Maid"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist:  Al Plastino
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #42; next appears in Supergirl story in this issue)
GS:  Supergirl (disguised as Mighty Maid in part of this story; last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #14; next appears in Supergirl story in this issue)
GS:  Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance of both in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #42)
Villains:  A group of aliens (first and only appearance)
Comment:  In this story, it is revealed that Supergirl is 15 years old.
Synopsis:  When an armada of alien invaders heads towards Earth to attack Superman in vengeance for some of their spacecraft having been shot down decades past by Kryptonians, Superman stages an elaborate ruse, disguising Supergirl as "Mighty Maid", a superheroine, faking a romance with her, and pretending to elope with her to the Fourth Dimension.  After putting the aliens in suspended animation in space, Superman returns to Earth and tells Lois that his romance with Mighty Maid went on the rocks.

Story:  "The Girl Superbaby"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder?
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in the Superman story in this issue)
GA:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN #135)
Intro:  Julu the Elder and his tribe
Villains:  Mojax and Dude (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis:  When Supergirl is turned into a superbaby for a time by the magic powers of a Fountain of Youth, she accidentally (and secretly) helps drive two jewel thieves into the hands of the law.

Action Comics No. 261
February 1960
Story:  "Supergirl's Super Pet"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
Intro:  Streaky the Supercat (next appears in issue #266)
Origin:  Streaky the Supercat
Supporting Characters:  Miss Hart and the children of Midvale Orphanage
Cameo:  Superman (as a doll)
Synopsis:  After Linda Lee rescues an orange cat with white zig-zag streaks down its sides, it opts to become her pet, and she names it Streaky.  Later, Supergirl unsuccessfully experiments on a piece of Kryptonite in an attempt to develop an antidote, but it is chemically changed into "X-Kryptonite", which gives Streaky temporary super-powers.  Streaky uses his newfound abilities to protect downtrodden animals and to frolic with Supergirl in space, until the X-Kryptonite's effect wears off and he becomes a normal cat again.

Action Comics No. 262
March 1960
Cover:  Supergirl lifting tree, Superman menaced by Kryptonite meteor  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "Supergirl's Greatest Victory"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weieinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character:  Supergirl (origin retold in detail)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in first story in this issue; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #108; also appears in flashback to issue #252)
Supporting Characters: Zor-El, Allura (in flashback; chronologically between flashbacks in issue #252 and 309), Miss Hart, Mr. Dixon, children of Midvale Orphanage
Cameo: People of Argo City (in flashback)
Synopsis:  Supergirl attempts to immunize herself to Kryptonite, and only thinks she is succeeding because a metal-eater beast, escaped from the Fortress of Solitude, is secretly eating through the Kryptonite and reducing its mass and power.  Thus, Supergirl unwittingly lures herself and Superman into a deathtrap, which they barely escape.  Later, they learn the truth and restore the
metal-eater to the Fortress.

Superboy No. 80
April 1960
Cover:  Superboy and Supergirl playing darts //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "Superboy Meets Supergirl"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Superboy (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #270)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #262; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #44; origin retold in this story)
GA:  Superman (between WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #108 / SUPERMAN #136)
Supporting Character: Martha Kent
Intro:  Mermen of an aqua-world, Tommy Dale (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearances: Zor-El, Allura Zor-El (in flashback)
Villains: Robot invaders (destroyed in this story)
Comment:  This story takes place as far back as 1938, according to the date revealed on page 2, panel 2.
 As shown in many later stories, particularly with the Legion of Super-Heroes, the affect of the Albo flowers on Superboy's memory is reinforced by a post-hypnotic suggestion Supergirl has
given him (not depicted), which causes him to forget anything he learns about his future life when he returns to his own time.
Synopsis:  After hearing Superman muse on how unhappy he was as a boy to never have a playmate with the same super-powers as his own, Supergirl goes back in time to meet Superboy.  After she explains her existence and plans to him, Supergirl romps with Superboy in a fun-tour across the universe.  Later on, though, Supergirl realizes that Superboy may one day accidentally reveal her existence.  Thus, she has Superboy sniff the aroma of a flower on the planet Albo which removes from him the memory of what has taken place in the last week.  Supergirl has returned to
1960 by that time, and contemplates crossing the time-barrier again to see him another time.

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen No.44
April 1960
Story:  "The Wolf-Man of Metropolis" (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Stan Kaye
Feature Character:  Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #16)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #16)
GA:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERBOY #80; next appears in ACTION COMICS #263)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Lana Lang, Perry White (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #16)
Intro:  A casting director and actors in a monster movie, guests at a costume party (only appearance for all)
Cameo:  Batman, Robin, Green Arrow, Speedy, Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Mummy (as costumes)
Synopsis:  Superman gives Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane some old bottles of potions that once belonged to Merlin the wizard of Camelot, thinking that they'll make a good story for the Daily Planet.  To prove that Merlin's magic was superstitious nonsense, Jimmy drinks the only remaining potion, which, according to the label, will turn the imbiber into a wolfman by night.  The spell, says the label, can only be broken by the kiss of a beautiful maiden.  Jimmy, predictably, gains a wolf's hairy visage and hairy paws at night.  He tries to cover up his condition through
ruses and also tries to get a beautiful woman--including Lucy Lane--to kiss him and remove the curse, but nothing works.  Finally, Superman takes Jimmy into a darkened room where an unseen Supergirl kisses him, as "Miss X", and removes his curse.  Superman takes Supergirl back to Midvale Orphanage, and Jimmy, ignorant of his benefactor's identity, wonders if he'll see "Miss X" again.

Action Comics No. 263
April 1960
Story:  "Supergirl's Darkest Day"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters: Miss Hart, Mr. Dixon, children of Midvale Orphanage (Vera named in this story)
Intro:  Mr. and Mrs. Trent,  Mr. and Mrs. Peabody, Prince Valzorr of Korvia (aka "Johnny"),  the King and Queen of Korvia (his parents; only appearance for all)
Villain:  Prime Minster Zoxxo (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  When Zoxxo, prime minister of the world of Korvia, apparently (and secretly) kills the king and queen of his world in order to gain power, Prince Valzorr escapes to Earth and assumes the idea of "Johnny", an Earth boy, winding up in Midvale Orphanage.  There he discovers Supergirl's secret identity and existence, and gets her to clear his name on Korvia, rescues the
King and Queen, and has Zoxxo brought to justice.

Action Comics No. 264
May 1960
Story:  "Supergirl Gets Adopted"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel (plot possibly by Otto Binder)
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in Superman story in next issue)
Supporting Characters: Miss Hart, children of Midvale Orphanage (next appear in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #46)
Intro:  Captain and Mrs. Wilkins, Jim (Capt. Wilkins's partner), the "Candy Kid" (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Nick Crane, his gang, and other gangsters (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Linda Lee is adopted, despite her efforts to avoid it, by police captain Wilkins and his wife, to take the place of their late daughter.  Supergirl secretly helps save Capt. Wilkins's life several times during his racket-busting activities.  Finally, the Wilkinses tell Linda that their daughter was killed by vengeful criminals, and, telling her that they cannot risk her life in similar circumstances, they take her back to the orphanage.

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 45
June 1960
Cover: Jimmy Olsen watching Power Lad and Superman save train //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: "Tom Baker, Power Lad" (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #109), Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #264 / 265)
GA: Linda Lee robot
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White, Lucy Lane
Intro: Power Lad (Dik-Rey, alias Tom Baker; only appearance)
Comment: The bottle of Kandor is portrayed inaccurately in this story.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen meets a youth called Tom Baker, who appears to gain super-powers from a scientific accident and becomes the partner of Superman.

Action Comics No. 265
June 1960
Cover:  Superman watching Supergirl catching falling Superboy statue  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: "The ‘Superman' From Outer Space" (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Stan Kaye
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #45; next appears in Supergirl story in this issue)
GS: Supergirl (between Supergirl stories in last issue and this issue), a Clark Kent robot (destroyed in this story)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #45)
Intro: Hyper-Man (Chester King; origin revealed; dies in this story), a Hyper-Man robot (destroyed in this story), Lydia Long King, Professor Heath, a Professor Heath robot (only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman aids Supergirl in the second story of this issue, then helps the Justice League of America battle Amazo and Professor Ivo in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #30.
Synopsis: Superman is visited by Hyper-Man, a super-powered double of himself and the hero of the parallel world of Oceania.  When the Man of Steel learns that Hyper-Man will die within a year from Blue Zoronite poisoning, he arranges for Hyper-Man to lose his powers and have a year of happy married life with his long-time love interest Lydia Long before he perishes.

Story:  "The Day Supergirl Revealed Herself"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in Superman story in this issue; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #46)
GS: Superman (last appearance in Superman story in this issue; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #30), Linda Lee robot
Intro: Mary Jane, Prof. Ralph Evans, Ellen Evans (only appearance for all)
Cameo: Superboy
Villains: Max, Duke, and their gang (first and only appearance), a robot warrior (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: When a Red Kryptonite meteor causes Supergirl to forget her Linda Lee identity and her promise to stay incognito, she goes to Smallville, becomes the foster daughter of Prof. Ralph Evans, and operates openly as Supergirl.  Later, Superman discovers the situation, and uses an amnesia gas to make everyone in Smallville forget her presence.  When the Red K effect wears off, Supergirl returns to Midvale Orphanage, not remembering anything of her stay in Smallville.

Jimmy Olsen No. 46
July 1960
Cover:  Supergirl, Jimmy Olsen, and Midvale Orphanage children watching Superman on TV  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "Jimmy Olsen, Orphan"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #18)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #18), Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #265 / 266), Linda Lee robot (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #265)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #18), Mr. Dixon, Miss Hart, children of Midvale Orphanage (between ACTION COMICS #264 / 266)
Synopsis:  When Jimmy Olsen is out covering a flood for the Daily Planet, he strikes his head on a log while rescuing a kitten.  Jimmy develops amnesia and, with no identification on him, he is
given the name "Tom Davis" and sent to live at Midvale Orphanage.  Linda Lee, secretly Supergirl, fears that restoring Jimmy's memory might expose her identity, and decides to wait until
Superman returns from a space mission and can handle it himself.  In the meantime, Jimmy, as "Tom", lives with Linda and the other orphans, and she manages to keep her identity a secret from him.  Jimmy's memory returns to him while at the orphanage, but he tells Linda that he is going to stay to do a feature story on what it's like to live at an orphanage.  Linda contrives a trick that trips Jimmy's signal watch, and Superman comes to take Jimmy back to the Daily Planet.

Action Comics No. 266
July 1960
Cover:  Superman, Supergirl, Krypto, and Streaky //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "The World's Mightiest Cat"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN #139)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in first story of this issue; next appears in SUPERMAN #139), Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #44; next appears in SUPERMAN #139), Streaky (origin retold; between issues #261 / 271)
Supporting Characters: Mr. Dixon, children of Midvale Orphanage (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #46)
Intro:  Paul Dexter, Tom, Bob, and Jack (four children of Midvale Orphanage; only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  After Superman and Krypto put on a show for the Midvale Orphans, Superman passes out small replicas of his cape for souvenirs.  Paul Dexter, an orphan, ties one of the capes to Streaky's neck and thinks he can make him fly by wishing hard.  It doesn't appear to work, but later Streaky sniffs X-Kryptonite and regains his temporary super-powers.  Paul witnesses Streaky
doing super-deeds and tries to convince his fellow orphans that Streaky is a super-cat, but no one believes him.  Streaky's powers wear off, and, to save Paul's reputation, Supergirl arranges for Krypto to be seen by the orphans while he pulls off a super-stunt.  The children assume that Krypto was behind the super-deeds Paul attributed to Streaky, and conclude that he is not a liar.

Superman No. 139
August 1960
Story:  "The Untold Story of Red Kryptonite"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #19)
GA:  Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #266 / 267), Krypto (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #266), a Superman robot (destroyed in this story)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane
Cameo:  Kozz, evil Clark Kent, Superboy, Superboy robots, Jonathan and Martha Kent (in flashback)
Synopsis:  When a Red Kryptonite meteor smashes through the side of a submarine, Superman rescues the sub and its crew even though the Red K exposure will affect him.  The effect produced this time is to make Superman's hair, beard, and nails grow to great length, and even the heat of his own X-ray vision cannot cut his hair or nails.  However, when both Supergirl and Krypto focus their X-ray vision on his beard, hair, and nails in unison, their double-power is able to shear the excess from his head and hands.

Action Comics No. 267
August 1960
Story:  "The Three Super-Heroes"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel (plot possibly by Otto Binder)
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #139; next appears in Superman story in next issue)
GS:  Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, and Saturn Girl (chronologically between flashbacks in SECRETS OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1 / ADVENTURE COMICS #282)
Intro:  Chameleon Boy (Reep Daggle of Durla; chronologically between flashbacks in  ADVENTURE COMICS #323 / 282), Colossal Boy (Gim Allon; chronologically between flashbacks in ADVENTURE COMICS #323 / LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #306), Invisible Kid (Lyle Norg; chronologically between flashback in ADVENTURE COMICS #323 / SUPERMAN #156; with the above five heroes, composes the Legion of Super-Heroes)
GA:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #18; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #111), Linda Lee robot
Supporting Characters: Children of Midvale Orphanage
Comment:  The comments on page 8 that the three Legionnaires in this story are the children of the original Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, and Cosmic Boy are incorrect.  These are the original
Legionnaires, and the dialogue is corrected in the reprint of this story in issue #334.
 Shortly after this story Linda Lee makes a brief appearance during Superman's battle with Hercules in the next issue.
Synopsis:  The three original members of the Legion of Super-Heroes come to 1960 and offer Supergirl the chance to return to the 30th Century with them and try out for Legion membership.
Supergirl passes the tests with flying colors, but exposure to a Red Kryptonite meteor causes her to physically age into maturity.  Since her physical age is over the Legion's under-18 limit, Supergirl cannot be inducted into the Legion, but they offer her the chance to try again next year.  Supergirl returns to 1960, where she becomes a teen-ager again after the Red K effect wears off.

Action Comics No. 268
Sept. 1960
Story:  "The Mystery Supergirl"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in Superman story in this issue; next appears in SUPERMAN #140)
GA: Superman (as Clark Kent, but appears as Superman in photos; last appearance in Superman story in this issue; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #112)
Supporting Characters:  Perry White (last appearance in Superman story in last issue; next appears in ?), Miss Hart, children of Midvale Orphanage (Billy Watkins and Bob Carter named in this story)
Intro:  Five phony "Supergirls" and the publicity chief of Ace Studios (only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Linda Lee becomes an intern at the Daily Planet for a summer job and, while there, learns that a redheaded, costumed Supergirl is performing amazing feats around the world.  Linda
exposes the ruse as a publicity stunt for a new movie, The Supergirl From Krypton, using five costumed stunt women who performed "super-feats" with mechanical aids.  Though the real
Supergirl's existence remains a secret, the fictional Supergirl posited by the movie makers is a reasonable approximation.

Superman No. 140
October 1960
Cover: Bizarro-Jr. No. 1, Bizarro-Lois Lane No. 1, Bizarro No. 1, and Superman //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "The Son of Bizarro"  (Part 1; 10 pages)
 Part II:  "The Orphan Bizarro"  (8 pages)
 Part III:  "The Bizarro Supergirl"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Wayne Boring
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #112; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #20)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #268; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #48), Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Lois No. 1, other Bizarroes and Bizarro-Loises (origin retold; last appearance for all in ACTION COMICS #264; all next appear in issue #143)
GA:  Krypto (next appears in ACTION COMICS #270), Linda Lee robot
Supporting Characters: Children of Midvale Orphanage (between ACTION COMICS #268 / SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #48)
Intro:  Bizarro-Supergirl (dies in this story)  Bizarro-Junior No. 1 (next appears in issue #143), athletic instructor at Midvale Orphanage
Cameo:  Lex Luthor, Vekko (in flashback), Lois Lane, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (as statues)
Synopsis:  Bizarro-Lois #1 gives birth to a baby son, who, to her and Bizarro #1's chagrin, looks like a human--horrible to their sight.  To save their son from a mob of Bizarroes, Bizarro #1 puts him in a spacecraft which, unknown to him, is headed back to Earth.  The baby is found and put in Midvale Orphanage, where Supergirl discovers his powers and tells Superman of the "super-baby" she has found.  Bizarro Jr. #1 is taken for safekeeping to the Fortress of Solitude, and accidentally creates Bizarro-Supergirl when the real Supergirl flies through the ray of the imperfect duplicating machine.
 A chemical explosion triggers a reaction that makes Bizarro-Jr. #1's face like a normal Bizarro's.  Bizarro #1, seeing this with telescopic vision, thinks that Superman has hatched a plot
to take away his baby, and raises an army of Bizarroes to make war on Earth.  Meanwhile, Bizarro-Supergirl's maternal instincts are aroused and she tries to keep Bizarro-Jr. #1 for herself.
Eventually Bizarro-Jr. #1 is restored to his parents, Bizarro-Supergirl dies of Blue Kryptonite exposure, and it is discovered that all Bizarro babies undergo a brief time of appearing human
before they transform into their normal, Bizarro selves.

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 48
October 1960
Cover:  Jimmy Olsen tied up by the Superman Emergency Squad //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Mystery of the Tiny Supermen"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1), Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #140; next appears in ACTION COMICS #269), Kandorians (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #261; next appear in ?)
Supporting Characters:  The Jimmy Olsen Fan Club (last appearance in issue #46; next appear in ?), Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #20)
Intro: The Superman Emergency Squad (including Nos. 22, 33, 44, and 66; next appear in ?)
Synopsis:  Jimmy Olsen, at various meetings of his fan club, shows the members several alien artifacts which were given to him by Superman.  At the same time, a group of tiny Supermen (actually the Superman Emergency Squad from Kandor, of which Jimmy is ignorant) appear to him and aid him in his daily tasks, but only when nobody else is around.  When he tries to convince Perry White that the little Supermen really exist, Perry thinks Jimmy's gone nuts.  What the Emergency Squad is really after is an alien ray-gun in Jimmy's collection with Supergirl's
fingerprints on it.  They fear the prints could somehow expose her existence, but they also mistake a fake Green Kryptonite meteor in Jimmy's collection for the real thing, and have to trick him into bringing the ray-gun to work with him before they can take it away from him.  Superman, at this time, is in the past on a scientific mission and could not be contacted by the Kandorians.  They take the ray-gun to Supergirl, who erases her prints with heat-vision.  Then the tiny Supermen return the weapon to Jimmy and fly back to Kandor before anyone else can see them.  Later, Jimmy wonders if it hasn't all been a dream.

Action Comics No.269
Oct. 1960
Story:  "Supergirl's First Romance"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #48)
Supporting Characters:  Miss Hart, children of Midvale Orphanage  (Freddy named in this story),  Lori Lemaris, Ronal (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #139), Jerro (first appearance)
GS: Atlanteans
Intro:  Nar Lemaris (in flashback; Lori's ancestor), the Atlantean Protective Squad (only appearance for all)
Cameo:  Napoleon, George Washington, Superman, and Julius Caesar (as statues)
Synopsis:  Lori Lemaris telepathically summons Supergirl to Atlantis, where she helps dispose of a cache of outlawed super-weapons.  In the process, she meets Jerro, a merman, and has a
romance with him.  Realizing that all the telepathic Atlanteans now know of her crush on Jerro, Supergirl embarrassedly leaves and returns to Midvale Orphanage.  Since Atlanteans normally only marry their own kind, Supergirl believes a relationship between her and Jerro is impossible, but can't get him out of her mind.

Action Comics No. 270
November 1960
Cover: Superwoman and aged Superman, Lois Lane, and Krypto //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: "The Old Man of Metropolis" (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #21; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #113)
GS: Linda Lee (Supergirl; appears as Superwoman only in Clark Kent's dream; between Supergirl stories in last issue and this issue)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #21), Mr. Dixon
Cameo appearances: Jimmy Olsen, Lucy Lane, Krypto, Bizarro No. 1 (as characters in Superman's dream)
Synopsis: After Clark Kent reads a story Linda Lee has written about her possible career as Superwoman, he falls asleep and dreams of being an old Superman without powers in a future Metropolis.

Story:  "Supergirl's Busiest Day"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in Superman story in this issue; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #278)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in Superman story in this issue; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #113), Batman, Robin (both between DETECTIVE COMICS #284 / 285),  Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN #140)
GA: Linda Lee robot, Atlanteans, Atlantean Protective Squad, Kandorians (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #21; next appear in SUPERMAN #144)
Supporting Characters: Lori Lemaris (next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #52), Ronal (next appears in SUPERMAN #146), Jerro, children of Midvale Orphanage
Intro:  Frank Cullen, Vince Gordon (only appearance for both)
Cameo:  The Joker (in a picture)
Comments:  Supergirl celebrates her 16th birthday in this story.  Therefore, this story takes place on September 22, 1960.
 Supergirl apparenly meets Batman and Robin for the first time in this story, though Superman has apparently already told her their secret identities and has evidently told Batman and Robin of her existence.
Synopsis:  Supergirl has her day full of unexpected emergencies, including saving Krypto from a trap in space, helping Atlanteans capture a criminal, and saving Batman and Robin from an apparent cave-in in the Batcave.  Later, Superman summons her to his Fortress of Solitude, where he, Batman, Robin, Lori Lemaris, Jerro, Ronal, and Krypto have gathered to give her a surprise
16th birthday party.  Superman confesses that they were all in on the gag, that the menaces were faked up by himself, and that she performed splendidly in each instance.

Adventure Comics No. 278
November 1960
Cover: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Supergirl, and Superboy //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: "Supergirl In Smallville" (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superboy (next appears in SUPERBOY #85)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Lana Lang
GS: Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #270 / 271), Superboy robots, Clark Kent robot, Krypto
Intro: Jane Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Jones (only appearance for all)
Comment: In this story, Jonathan and Martha Kent learn of Supergirl's future existence, and apparently keep it secret from Clark Kent for the rest of their lives.
Synopsis: Feeling blue because Superman has not judged her ready for adoption, Linda Lee hits on the idea of going back to Superboy's time, revealing her existence secretly to Jonathan and Martha Kent, spending some time with them and Clark, and seeing if she can keep her Supergirl identity a secret during that time.  She almost succeeds, but botches it when she flies through a window in what would have been plain sight of others.  Supergirl returns to her own time and to Midvale Orphanage.

Action Comics No. 271, December 1960
Story:  "Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #278)
GS:  Streaky (between issues #266 / 277)
GA:  Superman (last appearance in Superman story in this issue; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #114), Linda Lee robot
Supporting Characters: Mrs. Hart, Mr. Hart (Mrs. Hart's husband; first appearance), children of Midvale Orphanage
Intro:  Two unnamed archaeologists, a gas-creature from Garko, people of Gaz, warriors of Genghis Khan, and a band of Arabian bandits
Cameo: Jerro, Ronal, Lori Lemaris (as statues)
Villains: Prof. and Mrs. Damon Brant, people of Gaz, warriors of Genghis Khan, Arabian bandits (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  In this story, Mrs. Hart is revealed as a married woman and her husband is shown; thus, her marriage must have taken place since last issue, wherein she is referred to as "Miss Hart".
Synopsis:  Just as Streaky regains his super-powers by another exposure to the X-Kryptonite, Supergirl constructs a Fortress of Solitude of her own in the desert.  Three archaeologists in the
area stumble upon it and learn of Supergirl's existence.  Prof. Damon Brant hypnotizes the other two men into forgetting what they have learned, but retains the knowledge himself.  He and his
wife in America adopt Linda Lee and force Supergirl to bring them riches or have her existence exposed.  However, Streaky appears, accidentally burns out parts of their brains' memory cells with his X-ray vision, and renders the Brants ignorant of Supergirl's existence again.  The Brants, now cured of avarice, return Linda Lee to the orphanage.  Supergirl destroys her Fortress with her own X-ray vision.

Superman No. 142
January 1961
Cover: Superman
Story: "Lois Lane's Secret Helper" (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #114)
GS: Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #271), Krypto (between ACTION COMICS #270 / 272)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Lucy Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #49), Perry White
Intro: Maria, Hans, Gretta, Mr. Baldwin, Beauty (a dog; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Krypto, on patrol with Supergirl, sees Lois in tears over Superman's refusal to marry her and decides to lend a paw to the Man of Steel's romance with her.

Story:  "Flame-Dragon From Krypton"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Wayne Boring
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #22)
GS:  Supergirl (next appears in ACTION COMICS #272), Batman (between WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #114 / DETECTIVE COMICS #287)
GA: Superman robots (destroyed in this story)
Supporting Characters:  Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (all next appear in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #22)
Intro:  A flame-dragon from Krypton (next appears in issue #151)
Synopsis:  A flame-dragon from Krypton, which has survived that planet's destruction, comes to Earth, burns off Clark Kent's outer clothes in sight of Lois Lane, and reveals him to be Superman.  The Man of Steel eventually puts the flame-dragon in suspended animation and exiles him to space.  Then, to get around Lois's suspicions, he has Batman and Supergirl pose as a doctor and
nurse and, changing to Clark Kent, swathes himself in bandages, pretending to Lois that he has suffered severe burns.

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 50
January 1961
Cover: Superman being rescued from quicksand by Super-Jimmy Olsen //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "The Lord of Olsen Castle"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Sheldon Moldoff
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #22)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #22),  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #143), Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN #142; next appears in ACTION COMICS #272), Bizarro No. 1 (between SUPERMAN #140 / 143)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #22)
Cameo appearance: Lord Olsen (Jimmy's ancestor; in a painting; first and only appearance)
Intro: Mayor Lund (only appearance)
Synopsis: In order to inherit an ancestral castle in Sweden, Jimmy Olsen must first perform three superhuman tasks, at which Supergirl, Krypto, and Bizarro No. 1 lend him a secret hand.

Story: "The Super Life of Jimmy Olsen" (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in issue #54 (3); next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #23)
GS: Superman (last appearance in issue #54 (3); next appears in ACTION COMICS #272)
GA: Linda Lee (Supergirl; voice only; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #23)
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane, Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in issue #54 (3); all next appear in ACTION COMICS #272), Professor Potter (last appearance in issue #47)
Villains: Two crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place on Jimmy Olsen's birthday.  Since he has a 21st birthday in issue #61, this is probably Jimmy's 20th birthday.
Synopsis: For a birthday gift, Professor Potter siphons off Superman's powers with an invention of Lex Luthor's and gives them to Jimmy.  But a mishap occurs and the machine burns out, with the result being that Jimmy may now have Superman's powers permanently.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 23
February 1961
Story:  "The Ten Feats of Elastic Lass"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character:  Lois Lane (becomes Elastic Lass for this story; last appearance in SUPERMAN #143)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #123), Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #143; next appears in ACTION COMICS #272)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #50), children at Midvale Orphanage, Lana Lang (next appears in SUPERMAN #144)
Villains: The Wrecker (Raphael Byron), "Fingers" Floyd (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis:  Lois Lane suspects that sculptor Raphael Byron is really the Wrecker, a terrorist who is blowing up statues in the City Park.  To investigate, she gets Jimmy Olsen to lend her some
of Professor Potter's serum which makes him into Elastic Lad.  However, he only gives her enough for ten feats, feeling that any more would be dangerous.  As the costumed Elastic Lass, Lois does indeed expose Byron as the Wrecker, who is dynamiting the statues in the egotistical belief that his own creations should be featured in the park.  But before she can do that, she performs nine other charitable feats, including entertaining the orphans at Midvale Orphanage--and getting a secret hand from Supergirl.

Action Comics No. 272
January 1961
Story:  "The Second Supergirl"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #23)
GS: Superman (last appearance in Superman story in next issue)
Intro:  Marvel Maid (Lea Lindy; origin told in flashback), Marvel Man (Ken Clark; origin told in flashback), Perry White of Terra (only appearance), Jaal-Kor and his wife (both die in flashback), Mr. and Mrs. Lindy (in flashback; only appearance), Cynthia and her mother (only appearance for both)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl gets Superman to agree to a new test of her abilities.  If she can perform super-feats on the parallel world of Terra, a near-duplicate of Earth, and not make any mistakes, she will be allowed to make her public debut on Earth.  When she arrives on Terra, Supergirl discovers and befriends Marvel Maid, a superheroine who is her double and who operates in public on Terra.  Her cousin Marvel Man is a latecomer whose existence is still in secret while he is in training.  Marvel Maid allows Supergirl to stand in for her on Terra while she herself goes to
save the inhabitants of an endangered world.  Unfortunately, Supergirl is uninformed about some aspects of Terran existence, and makes several severe blunders.

Action Comics No. 273
February 1961
Story:  "The Supergirl of Two Worlds"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #51)
GS:  Marvel Maid, Marvel Man (last appearance for both), Superman (next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #115)
Comment:  Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  After completing her space mission, Marvel Maid goes to Earth, where Superman sees her performing an unseen rescue.  He initially mistakes her for Supergirl and tells her that he will reveal her existence to the world.  But she finally gets to explain to Superman that she is not his cousin.  Marvel Maid praises Supergirl to Superman, excusing her mistakes to him. Unfortunately, Superman uses a video monitor to observe Supergirl on Terra, making yet another mistake.  When she returns to Earth (and Marvel Maid returns to Terra), Superman shows Supergirl that
she could have learned of Terra's unique nature by browsing through one of its libraries at super-speed, which, he says, is something he does every time he goes to an unfamilar world.
Marvel Man is revealed to the people of Terra, but Superman decides that Supergirl is not yet ready to be unveiled to the inhabitants of Earth.

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 51
March 1961
Cover:  Superman and Lucy Lane watching as Supergirl (as Ka-Ra) carries off Jimmy Olsen //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "The Girl With Green Hair"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS:  Supergirl (as "Ka-Ra"; between ACTION COMICS #273 / 274)
GA: Linda Lee robot
Supporting Characters:  Lucy Lane, Lois Lane, Professor Potter
Intro:  Ricky Avalon (only appearance), Ka-Ra robot (destroyed in this story)
Synopsis:  When Supergirl uses her super-vision and discovers how badly Lucy Lane has been treating Jimmy Olsen of late, particularly by dating teen rock singer Ricky Avalon to make him
jealous, she takes matters in hand by dying her hair green, constructing a fake flying saucer and a purple-and-yellow costume for herself, and masquerading as Ka-Ra, a super-powered alien woman who has a crush on Jimmy.  By monopolizing Jimmy for days on end, and always in Lucy's view, Supergirl as "Ka-Ra" (an alias based on her Kryptonian name) succeeds in making Lucy jealous.  On one occasion, she does a good deed for Professor Potter, who gives Jimmy a robot duplicate of Ka-Ra as a tribute.  (The robot breaks down shortly afterward.)  Ka-Ra gets out of marrying Jimmy by a ruse, then leaves and reassumes her Linda Lee identity.  Lucy is devoted to Jimmy for a very short time, until she sees the wreck of the Ka-Ra robot in Jimmy's closet.  She jumps to the wrong conclusion that this has been a trick of Jimmy's and Professor Potter's, whacks Jimmy over the head with one of the robot's arms, and stomps out.  Supergirl, observing things with her super-vision, realizes she's blown it.

Action Comics No. 274
March 1961
Story:  "Supergirl's Three Time Trips"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #51)
GA:  Superman (last appearance in Superman story in this issue; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #116), George Washington
Supporting Characters: Children of Midvale Orphanage
Intro: Pocahontas, Annie Oakley, Betsy Ross, Buffalo Bill (William Cody), Captain John Smith, Chief Powhatan (all of Earth-One), Frank, Becky Daggart, John Stark, Eddie Moran (only appearance for last four)
Villain:  Chief Crazy Antelope (first and only appearance)
Comment: Since research on the "real" historical figures on Earth-One is not yet complete, we cannot track them in this story.
Synopsis: Given a school assignment to write a paper on what historical figure she'd most like to be, Supergirl opts to take time-trips to the past to learn if she'd prefer to be Annie Oakley, Pocahontas, or Betsy Ross.  In 1885, Supergirl covertly substitutes for Annie Oakley in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show when Annie is stricken by fever.  In 1776, she secretly recreates Betsy Ross's original American flag when the flag is accidentally burned, and sees it delivered to General George Washington.  And in 1607, Supergirl frees Pocahontas from a rival tribe of Indians.  In each era, however, Supergirl is astonished that she encounters Kryptonite.  After she returs to 1961, Supergirl learns from Superman that fragments of a green Kryptonite meteor were sent into the past by an H-bomb explosion.  Later, with three of her classmates choosing the women she encountered in the past as subjects for their reports, she opts for Joan of Arc.

Superman No. 144
April 1961
Cover:  Superman, Supergirl, and Krypto in space, watching Earth explode  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "The Orphans of Space"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Al Plastino
Feature Character:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #24)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #274; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #52), Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #51)
GA:  Kandorians (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #271)
Intro:  The Interstellar Council of United Planets (including Zog; no real existence; characters in Superman's, Supergirl's, and Krypto's dream)
Synopsis:  When Red Kryptonite settles on red flags used by Superman to decoy aircraft away from the Fortress of Solitude, its effect is to make Superman, Supergirl, and Krypto dream in
unison that the Earth has been destroyed by a machine Superman rashly dismantled.  In their dream, their powers are stripped from them by an interplanetary council.  They are then sent to
live on a primitive world, on which Supergirl and Krypto are killed.  At that point, all three wake up, see that Earth has not exploded, and realize they were sharing a dream.

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 52
April 1961
Cover:  Superman, Jimmy Olsen as wolf-man, Lucy Lane, Lois Lane, and Lana Lang  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "Jimmy Olsen, Wolf-Man"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN #145)
GS:  Superman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4)
GA:  Supergirl (next appears in Superman story in ACTION COMICS #275)
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane, Lois Lane (next appears in ACTION COMICS #275), Lori Lemaris (between ACTION COMICS #270 / 276), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #144)
Intro: Miss Gzptlsnz (first appearance; next appears in ?)
Villains:  Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #273; next appears in SUPERMAN #148), Al Teller, Emil Kobrak (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman helps the Justice League initiate Green Arrow and deal with Carthan in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4.
Synopsis:  Mr. Mxyzptlk arrives on Earth, fleeing from his girlfriend, Miss Gzptlsnz, on her birthday.  He sees Jimmy Olsen with Lucy Lane, and falls head-over-heels for Lucy. Unfortunately, Lucy won't throw Jimmy over for Mxyzptlk, which is a complete change of character for her.  Thus, to get revenge, Mxyzptlk causes Jimmy to drink Merlin's wolf-man potion again.  However, he first changes the potion to water, and causes Jimmy to gain the wolf-man face and hair by his magic alone.  Not even a kiss from "Miss X" (Supergirl in a darkened room) can rid him of the curse this time.  Lucy, Lois Lane, Lori Lemaris, and Lana Lang all try their kisses, but none do any good.  Finally, Miss Gzptlsnz appears on Earth, having seen what happened, and steals away Jimmy's curse with her kiss.  When Mxyzptlk appears, she tricks him into saying his name backwards, and then follows him, promising Jimmy she will nag Mxyzptlk unmercifully for 90 days.  Later, Jimmy tries to get another kiss from Lucy, who refuses, saying he's gotten enough kisses lately to last him for months.

Action Comics No. 275
April 1961
Cover: Brainiac bathing Superman in Red and Green Kryptonite rays //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "The Menace of Red-Green Kryptonite"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Coleman
Artist:  Wayne Boring
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4; next appears in Supergirl story in this issue)
GA:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #51; next appears in Supergirl story in this issue)
Supporting Character:  Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #51)
Intro:  The King and Queen of Ruritania (only appearance for both)
Villains:  Brainiac (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #17; next appears in issue #280), Buzz Windrow (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  When Brainiac exposes Superman to a combination of red and green Kryptonite, it causes him to grow a third eye in the back of his head.  To conceal this, Superman pretends that the kryptonite exposure compels him to don different kinds of hats and to use his powers in the manner suggested by the use of the hat (for instance, wearing a turban and using a giant crystal ball in a super-deed).  Later, Superman uses the heat vision from all three of his eyes to break through Brainiac's force-field, knocks him out, and sends him back through space and time to a
remote planet.

Story:  "Ma and Pa Kent Adopt Supergirl"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (appears between Superman stories in this issue and next issue)
GA:  Superman (last appearance in Superman story in this issue; next appears in SUPERMAN #145)
Cameo:  Jonathan and Martha Kent, Lara and Jor-El, Lana Lang, Lex Luthor (in a dream), Superboy (as a statue)
Intro:  Bob Benson, Squawky the Super-Parrot (as characters in Supergirl's dream; no other appearances)
Synopsis:  After seeing statues of Jonathan and Martha Kent on a visit to Superman's Fortress of Solitude, Supergirl returns to Midvale Orphanage and dreams that she was the daughter of Jor-El
and Lara, was rocketed to Earth by them, and was adopted by Jonathan and Martha Kent.

Action Comics No. 276
May 1961
Cover:  Supergirl vs. the Superman Emergency Squad  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "The War Between Supergirl and the Superman Emergency Squad"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Robert Bernstein
Artist:  Wayne Boring
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #25; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #117)
GS: Supergirl (between Supergirl stories in last issue and this issue), Superman Emergency Squad (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #48; next appear in ?)
GA: Kandorians, Linda Lee robot
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #25)
Villains:  John Kiley (first and only appearance), Anti-Superman Gang (last appearance in ?; next appear in ?)
Synopsis:  John Kiley, a wealthy philanthropist who is really a member of the Anti-Superman Gang, fakes his own death and induces Clark Kent to reveal that he is Superman to fulfill Kiley's
"dying wish".  Kiley and the gang lure Clark Kent into a Kryptonite deathtrap.  Using super-ventriloquism, Kent summons Supergirl and the Superman Emergency Squad to save him.  With an elaborate ruse, the heroes convince Kiley and the Anti-Superman Gangsters that they have been having an hallucination and that Kent and Superman are not one and the same.

Story:  "The Three Super-Girl Friends"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in the Supergirl story in this issue)
GS:  Saturn Girl (between flashbacks in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2nd series) #306 / ADVENTURE COMICS #301), Cosmic Boy (between flashbacks in ADVENTURE COMICS #282 / 301), Lightning Lad (between flashbacks in ADVENTURE COMICS #301 / 290; all three appear in flashback in SECRETS OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #2 within this story)
Intro:  Phantom Girl (Tinya Wazzo; chronologically between flashbacks in SECRETS OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1 / ADVENTURE COMICS #290), Triplicate Girl  (Luornu Durgo; chronologically between flashbacks in ADVENTURE COMICS #282 / 383), Brainiac 5 (Querl Dox; chronologically between flashbacks in SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #256 / ADVENTURE COMICS #290), Bouncing Boy (Chuck Taine; appears between flashbacks in ADVENTURE COMICS #301),  Sun Boy (Dirk Morgna; between flashback in ADVENTURE COMICS #348 / 290), Shrinking Violet (Salu Digby; next appears in SUPERMAN #156; with the above characters comprises the Legion of Super-Heroes)
GA: Superman (in flash-forward to SUPERMAN #338), Linda Lee robot, Krypto
Supporting Characters: Jerro (next appears in issue #278), Lori Lemaris (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #52), children of Midvale Orphanage (Janice and Elaine named in this story)
Intro: Frankie Hudson (only appearance)
Villains:  Brainiac, Koko (both in flash-forward to SUPERMAN #338)
Comment:  Supergirl joins the Legion of Super-Heroes in this story.
Synopsis:  Supergirl is summoned by Saturn Girl, Phantom Girl, and Triplicate Girl to the 30th Century to try out a second time for membership in the Legion of Super-Heroes.  She passes the
test and is inducted, and in the process meets Brainiac 5, descendant of a youth once adopted by the 20th Century space villain.  Brainiac 5 becomes romantically interested in Supergirl and gives her a force-field belt to protect her from Kryptonite.  However, her trip back to 1961 shortens the "life" of the belt and soon renders the force-field null and void.

Action Comics No. 277
June 1961
Cover:  Supergirl and Superman watching Streaky's and Krypto's tug-of-war  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "The Battle of the Super-Pets"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Superman (last appearance in Superman story in this issue; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #292), Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN #144), Streaky (between issues #271 / 279)
GA:  Linda Lee robot, Beppo the Super-Monkey (last appearance in SUPERBOY #142; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #293)
Supporting Characters: Children of Midvale Orphanage
Intro:  Mr. Galloway, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, and the Mayor of Metropolis
Intro:  Two members of the Interplanetary Multi-Dimensional Practical Jokers' Club (in photos)
Cameo:  Mr. Mxyzptlk (in a photo)
Synopsis:  Streaky regains his super-powers due to X-Kryptonite exposure and engages in a feud with Krypto, supervised by both Superman and Supergirl at first, then by Supergirl alone. Supergirl directs both super-animals in a series of contests on a distant planetoid to try and settle the rivalry, but both she and Krypto fall prey to a Kryptonite meteor, and Streaky's powers wear off.  However, since both they and the Kryptonite are in a "magic wishing well" used by Mr. Mxyzptlk and other members of the Interplanetary Multi-Dimensional Practical Jokers' Club, all
Supergirl has to do is wish the Green K could not harm her, and wish it into being false Kryptonite, to nullify it, which she does.  The rivalry of Krypto and Streaky is interrupted by the
appearance of Super-Monkey.  Supergirl takes the powerless Streaky back to Earth, and Krypto and Super-Monkey fly away.

Action Comics No. 278
July 1961
Cover:  Superman vs. super-powered Perry White  //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story:  "The Super-Powers of Perry White"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Coleman
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #54)
GS:  Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN #150)
Supporting characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #54), Lois Lane, Perry White (gains super-powers and becomes "Masterman" in this story only)
Villains:  Xasnu (first appearance; dies in this story), Y'trom, and another Zelmite (first and only appearance for both)
Comments:  This story bears a strong resemblance to the novel and movie, Invaison of the Body Snatchers.
 The alien Y'trom is named for Mort Weisinger (Morty spelled backwards).
Synopsis:  Perry White eats the fruit of an alien plant-being invader, Xasnu, which has taken root in his garden.  Xasnu takes gradual control of White's mind and gives him super-powers, so that White takes on the secret identity of Masterman.  Superman learns of the alien's plan to invade Earth by taking over human bodies, but is almost defeated by Masterman in battle.  At the
last moment, Supergirl rushes in and kills Xasnu in White's body with a chunk of White Kryptonite, and Perry White is freed.

Story:  "The Unknown Supergirl"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last chronological appearance in Superman story in issue #284)
GS:  Superman (last chronological appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9), Krypto (last chronological appearance in Superman story in issue #284; next appears in issue #281)
GA: Linda Lee robot
Supporting Characters:  Jerro (last appearance in issue #276), Lori Lemaris (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #31; both next appear in issue #284)
Villains:  Tough Tommy and his gang, a gang of smugglers, and a group of escaped convicts (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  This is Part One of a nine-part serial.
Synopsis:  Superman finally declares to Supergirl that he will announce her existence to the world within the week, and shows her a videotape he has prepared for the project.  However, he and
Krypto undertake a mission in another dimension beforehand, and in their abscense, a ring of Kryptonite dust surrounds the Earth.  Supergirl is forced to go to Atlantis to be safe, but fulfills
her crime-fighting obligations from long-range, with the police and criminals assuming that Superman is on the job.  Later, the Kryptonite drifts away from Earth and Superman and Krypto return to the 3rd Dimension.  But Supergirl proves, unexpectedly, to have lost her powers.  Superman investigates and learns the power-loss was not due to Kryptonite exposure.  Though he cannot reveal Supergirl's existence if Kara has no powers, he pledges to try and find a way to restore them.  Later, at the orphanage, Linda resolves to find a way to live on as a normal person.

Action Comics No. 279
August 1961
Story:  "Supergirl's Secret Enemy"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Kandorians (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #150)
GA:  Superman, Linda Lee robot, Streaky (last appearance in issue #277; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #293)
Supporting Characters: Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers (first appearance for both; adopt Supergirl in this story), Mrs. Hart, children of Midvale Orphanage
Cameo:  Lori Lemaris, Jerro (in flashback), Jor-El, Brainiac, Koko (as paintings of statues)
Intro:  An unnamed Kandorian scientist and the warden of Metropolis Prison
Villains:  Lesla-Lar (first appearance), a Kandorian scientist (first and only appearance),  Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #28)
Comment:  In this story, Supergirl is adopted by Fred and Edna Danvers and changes her civilian name to Linda Lee Danvers.
 This is Part Two of a nine-part serial.
Synopsis:  Supergirl's powers have been robbed by a ray created by Lesla-Lar, a female Kandorian scientist who is Supergirl's double, but who hates her and has a criminal bent.  In the meantime, Linda Lee is adopted by Fred and Edna Danvers.  Lesla uses a teleport ray to shrink and teleport Linda to Kandor, where she uses a brainwashing machine to convince her that she is really Lesla-Lar.  In the meantime, Lesla teleports herself to the outside world and enlarges herself, taking both the places of Linda Lee Danvers and Supergirl.  As a phony "Supergirl", Lesla breaks Lex Luthor out of jail and helps him perform a colossal heist.  Kara, who believes herself Lesla-Lar, observes the act on a Kandorian monitor and attempts to alert the authorities to the existence of a criminal "Supergirl".  But Lesla sees Kara's actions, trades places with her again, and resumes her Lesla-Lar identity in Kandor.  Linda, in the Danvers' home again, has no memory of her Kandorian adventure and thinks she has awoken from a dream.  Lesla-Lar, observing her on a monitor, intends to continue her evil plans.

Action Comics No. 280
Sept. 1961
Story:  "Trapped In Kandor"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (origin retold)
GS:  Superman, Kandorians
GA:  Linda Lee robot
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #31; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #59), Edna Danvers
Cameo:  Zor-El, Allura, and the people of Argo City (in a movie)
Villains:  Lesla-Lar, Lex Luthor
Comment:  This is Part Three of a nine-part serial.
Synopsis:  Lesla-Lar changes places with Linda Lee Danvers again, becomes "Supergirl" and visits Luthor in prison, and, via a ruse, convinces Superman that her powers have been "restored".
Superman gladly proclaims that he will soon announce her existence to the world.  Lesla, for her part, intends to have Luthor kill Superman with a Kryptonite ray.  Then she will kill Luthor and "conquer or destroy Earth, as I please!"

Action Comics No. 281, Oct. 1961
Story:  "The Secret of the Time-Barrier"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Superman, Krypto (last appearance in issue #278; next appears in issue #286), Kandorians
GA:  Linda Lee robot
Intro:  A Kandorian movie producer (only appearance)
Villain:  Lesla-Lar
Comment:  This is Part Four of a nine-part serial.
Synopsis:  Krypto deduces that the new "Supergirl" is not really his old friend Kara, and uses the exchange ray to send Lesla-Lar back to Kandor and return Kara to Earth.  Since Supergirl has no
memory of her Kandorian adventure, she and Superman have no idea why her powers have vanished again.  But Superman takes her on a time-voyage to 1691, and they discover that her super-powers function in the past era.  Supergirl helps the people of a nearby village before she returns to 1961, and for that becomes known as "the Golden Witch."  Supergirl has no powers in the present, though, and Lesla-Lar intends to take her place once again.

Action Comics No. 282, Nov. 1961
Story:  "The Supergirl of Tomorrow"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
GS:  Superman
GA:  Kandorians
Supporting Characters: Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers, Dick Malverne (formerly Dick Wilson; last appearance in issue #256)
Intro:  Gizmak-Ral and The Unconquerables
Cameo:  Brainiac 5 and Jerro
Villains: Martians (in flashback), All-Seeing Eye, Clan of Censors (first and only appearance for both), Lesla-Lar (next appears in issue #297), Lex Luthor, Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in SUPERMAN #150)
Comment:  This is Part Five of a nine-part serial.
Synopsis:  Superman gives Supergirl a time-bubble which she uses to go to the far future, where her powers are also in effect.  There she helps the Unconquerables, an underground rebel group,
defeat the All-Seeing Eye and the Clan of Censors, who seek to destroy all books and knowledge of freedom.  Back in 1961, Supergirl tells Superman that, even without powers, she intends to stay in the present with Superman and her foster parents.  (Later, on the beach, she meets Dick Malverne, formerly Dick Wilson of the orphanage, who has also been adopted.)  However, Mr. Mxyzptlk gives Kara Superman's powers magically, plus invulnerability to Kryptonite, to "make a mere slip of a girl mightier than he!"  Thus, Supergirl is not only able to perform super-feats, but she can save Superman from a Kryptonite deathtrap and Lesla-Lar's power-sapping machine no longer works on her.  Lesla herself is arrested by Kandorian police and her equipment is destroyed.

Action Comics No. 283
Dec. 1961
Story:  "The Six Red K Perils of Supergirl"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
GA:  Superman, Linda Danvers robot (formerly Linda Lee robot)
Supporting Characters: Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers, Dick Malverne, Mr. and Mrs. Malverne (Dick's foster parents; first appearance for both)
Intro:  Rolf Von Holtz, Conway Tremaine, Jennie (only appearance for all)
Villain:  Mr. Mxyzptlk (next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #123)
Comment:  This is Part Six of a nine-part serial.
Synopsis:  When Mr. Mxyzptlk made Supergirl invulnerable to Kryptonite, he neglected to extend the spell to cover Red Kryptonite as well.  As a result, exposure to six Red K meteors turns Supergirl into a fat woman (she mimics being a hot-air balloon), a wolf-girl (she inspires a horror-movie writer to another triumph), and a microbe-sized girl (she fights off disease germs in Dick's foster father's bloodstream and saves his life).  Later, Supergirl wonders how the other Red Kryptonite exposures will affect her.

Superman No. 150
January 1962
Cover: Superman balancing on wire with one finger //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "The One Minute of Doom" (9 pages)
Editor:   Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #122; origin retold in flashback)
GS: Supergirl (between Superman stories in ACTION COMICS #278 / 284; origin retold in flashback), Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #29; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #58; origin retold in flashback), Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Lois Lane No. 1 (both between ADVENTURE COMICS #291 / 292), Kandorians (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #282)
Intro: Krypton II (an artificial duplicate of Krypton built by Superman, Supergirl, and Krypto), Jor-El, Lara, Zor-El, and Allura robots (first appearance for all)
Cameo appearances: Jor-El, Lara, Zor-El, Allura, Brainiac (in flashbacks)
Villains:  Phantom Zone villains (last chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #121)
Comments: Krypto creates his Doghouse of Solitude in this story.
 Dr. Xadu is incorrectly depicted as being in the Phantom Zone in this story.  In reality, he and his wife Erndine Xe-Da are exiled to an alien world at this time, as shown in SUPERBOY #100.
Synopsis: Superman, Supergirl, Krypto, the Kandorians, and even the prisoners of the Phantom Zone observe a minute of silence in memory of Krypton's destruction at that time.  Afterwards, the Man, Girl, and Dog of Steel terraform an unihabited world of Krypton's size into a duplicate of Krypton and populate it with androids in the forms of Kryptonians, including duplicates of Superman's and Supergirl's parents.

Action Comics No. 284
January 1962
Cover:  Superbaby smashing desk of police lieutenant  //Curt Swan / John Forte
Story:  "The Babe of Steel"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Robert Bernstein
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Sheldon Moldoff?
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #58; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #150; next chronological appearance in Supergirl story in issue #278), Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN #150; next chronological appearand in Supergirl story in issue #278), Mon-El (last chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #293; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #33)
Supporting Character:  Perry White (next chronological appearance in Supergirl story in issue #280)
Intro:  A professor and his son
Villains: Dr. Xadu (in flashback), Jax-Ur (last chronological appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #9; next appears in Supergirl story in issue #288), Professor Vakox (last chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #162; next appears in Supergirl story in issue #288), Phantom Zone villains (last chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #121; next appear in SUPERMAN #153), Madame Olga and her assistant, carnival crooks, two bank robbers (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  When Mon-El signals Clark Kent at a seance that the Aurora Borealis is causing a rift in the Phantom Zone just big enough for him to poke his hand through, Superman turns himself
into a Superbaby by Red Kryptonite exposure.  After ascertaining the truth of Mon-El's statement by entering and leaving the Zone itself through the hole, he, Supergirl, and Krypto burn up the
Aurora Borealis with their heat vision, and the rift closes.  Later, Superman returns to his normal size and age.

Story:  "The Strange Bodies of Supergirl"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
GA: Superman
Supporting Characters:  Jerro (last appearance in issue #278), Lori Lemaris (last appearance in issue #278; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #33), Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers
Intro:  Lenora Lemaris (Lori's sister), the "Valley of Hands" (only appearance)
Cameo:  Krypto (in a dream)
Comment:  This is Part Seven of a nine-part serial.
Comment:  The extra head that Supergirl grows may be the first manifestation of the double-Supergirl that becomes Satan Girl in ADVENTURE COMICS #313.
Synopsis:  Supergirl experiences the last three Red K effects by temporarily growing an extra head (which usually disagrees with her), having an hallucination that she possesses deadly "fatal
vision", and gaining the finned, scaly lower body of a mermaid (she visits Atlantis and saves Lenora Lemaris, who also loves Jerro, from the hands of giants trapped in a bog).  When the final Red K effect wears off, Supergirl joins Superman and finds that her vulnerability to Kryptonite has returned.  Superman informs Supergirl that he learned of Mxyzptlk's involvement and that her normal powers have now returned, since his magic has worn off.  He also says that he has decided, at long last, to reveal her existence to the world.

Action Comics No. 285, Feb. 1962
Cover:  Superman presenting Supergirl to the world  //Curt Swan / George Klein  (signed)
Story:  "The World's Greatest Heroine":  Part 1  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Characters:  Superman, Supergirl (origin retold in flashback)
Supporting Characters: Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers, Dick Malverne
GA:  President John F. Kennedy of Earth-One, Kandorians, Atlanteans
Intro:  Nyorpians, flame-people of Mringa
Villains:  Lex Luthor (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #293), Nikita Khruschev
Comment:  This is Part Eight of a nine-part serial.
 According to SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #41 (3), pg. 1, panel 2, this story takes place on February 20, 1962.
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers has to save her foster parents when their car crashes through a bridge, and Superman arrives to confirm to the Danverses that their adopted daughter is really a Supergirl from Krypton.  They pledge to keep her double identity a secret.  Superman then breaks into all television broadcasts around the world to present Supergirl to the world.  He also takes her on a whirlwind world tour, introduces her to President Kennedy, and presents her to the representatives of the United Nations.  Supergirl also receives accolades from the Kandorians, from the Atlanteans, and from natives of alien worlds.  Then, leaving her on duty in his place, Superman goes to the 50th Century on a special mission.

Story:  "The Infinite Monster":  Part 2  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Brainiac 5 (between ADVENTURE COMICS #290 / SUPERMAN #152), Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl (all between ADVENTURE COMICS #290 / 293; all four appear as the Legion of Super-Heroes)
GA:  President John F. Kennedy, Superman (next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #123)
Supporting Characters:  Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers, Dick Malverne, Mrs. Hart, children of Midvale Orphanage
Intro:  Prof. Hartz, Karl (only appearance for both), Jaqueline Kennedy (of Earth-One; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #69), Lyndon Baines Johnson (of Earth-One)
Villain: The Infinite Monster
Comments:  This is Part Nine of a nine-part serial.
 Shortly after this story, Superman helps Batman and Robin deal with Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #123.
Synopsis:  Prof. Hartz's attempt to communicate with other worlds creates a dimensional rift through which steps a monster so huge that only part of its body can be seen at any time.  The Infinite Monster also has a force-field similiar to Brainiac's, so that Supergirl's powers are of no use against it.  But Supergirl dispatches a note to the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 30th Century, and receives from Brainiac 5 a shrinking ray originally designed by Brainiac.  She uses a copy of the device to shrink the Infinite Monster to doll-size and puts it in a bottle in the Fortress of Solitude.  President Kennedy and the people of the United States express their gratitude to Supergirl, and Superman, who creates a special Fortress wing just for her, tells the world that henceforth Supergirl will be his crime-fighting partner.

Action Comics No. 286
March 1962
Cover: Superman in Kryptonite cuffs, before jury composed of Saturn Queen, Cosmic King, Brainiac, Lightning Lord, Electro, and Lex Luthor //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: "The Jury of Super-Enemies" (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #60)
GS: Krypto (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #281)
GA: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #50; next appears in Supergirl story in issue #267)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #60), Jimmy Olsen Fan Club (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #48)
Cameo: Streaky, Titano, Brainiac, Lex Luthor, Cosmic King, Saturn Queen, Lightning Lord, Electro, Professor Ross, Lana Lang's descendant, Ray Tyson (first and only appearance of last four; no real appearance; all as characters in Krypto's or Superman's dreams)
Villains: Rava, Scout Number 627 (first appearance for both), Superman Revenge Squad (formerly the Superboy Revenge Squad; last chronological appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #54)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Superman Revenge Squad doses Superman with Red Kryptonite which causes him to have violent nightmares.

Story:  "The Death of Luthor"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN #152)
Supporting Characters:   Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers (both next appear in SUPERMAN #152), Dick Malverne,  Lori Lemaris, Jerro
Intro:  Garr Rindaz (an Atlantean hero; dies in flashback)
Villains:  Lex Luthor (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #293; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #126; dies and is restored to life in this story), his gang, and the group of gang bosses (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Lex Luthor breaks jail again and reunites with his gang.  His objective:  prove that Supergirl is a hoax, and / or destroy her.  He succeeds in endangering her with Kryptonite, but, when she escapes that hazard and pursues him, Luthor accidentally kills himself with a ray-gun of his own creation.  Though the police on hand believe Luthor has finally gotten his just deserts, Supergirl thinks that he should not escape his life sentence this way.  She scours Atlantis and several alien worlds to find material for a cocoon which, applied just in time, restores Luthor to life.  Luthor proves to be less than grateful, especially when they haul him off to jail again.

Superman No. 152
April 1962
Cover: Superman examining interiors of Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, and Perry White robots //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "The Robot Master" (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Letterer: Milton Snapinn
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #122)
GS: Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl (between ADVENTURE COMICS #293 / 301), Sun Boy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #290 / 301), Chameleon Boy (between SUPERBOY #93 / ADVENTURE COMICS #301), Brainiac 5 (between Supergirl stories in ACTION COMICS #285 / 287; all appear as the Legion of Super-Heroes)
GA: Supergirl (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #286; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #60)
Supporting Characters: Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers (between Supergirl stories in ACTION COMICS #286 / 287)
Intro: Lois Lane, Perry White, and Jimmy Olsen robots (only appearance for all)
Cameo: Jor-El, Lara, Lois Lane, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (as statues)
Synopsis: Superman discovers his best friends have been replaced by robots, who claim to have been created by "the Robot Master", but it turns out to be a friendly hoax perpetrated by the Legion of Super-Heroes to commemorate the anniversary of Supergirl's arrival on Earth.

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen No.60
April 1962
Cover:  Jimmy Olsen, Xarian army, Superman //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Fantastic Army of General Olsen"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GA:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #152; next appears in Superman story in ACTION COMICS #286), Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #286)
Supporting Characters:  Lois Lane, Perry White
Intro:  Zxl, Yllu and other Xarians, Mary Minton (only appearance for all)
Villain:  The Mechanical Computer Brain (first and only appearance)
Comment: The first story in this issue mentions an undepicted trip of Supergirl's to the 25th Century in search of a method of enlarging the Kandorians.
Synopsis:  Jimmy Olsen is contacted by the Xarians, a group of green-skinned aliens, who wish him to contact Superman for help.  A device of their creation, the Mechanical Computer Brain, has run amok, teleported to Earth, and is constructing war machines outside of Metropolis with which to conquer the planet.  Superman and Supergirl are in space, and Jimmy can convince neither Perry White nor the U.S. military of the threat.  So he dresses up in an old military uniform and leads the Xarians who have landed on Earth (and who are pacifists) in several desperate-but-doomed operations against the Brain and its machines.  Jimmy tries to rally his troops for a suicide charge.  Superman and Supergirl return in time for a rescue, and the Brain and its machines are halted.  The Xarians return the devices and themselves to their homeworld

Action Comics No. 287
April 1962
Story:  "Supergirl's Greatest Challenge"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in Superman story in last issue; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #33)
GS:  Bouncing Boy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #301 flashback / 301), Brainiac 5 (between SUPERMAN #152 / 156), Chameleon Boy (between flashbacks in ADVENTURE COMICS #301 / SUPERBOY #100), Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Sun Boy (all four between ADVENTURE COMICS #301 flashback / 300; with Supergirl, appear as the Legion of Super-Heroes), Streaky (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #60; next appears in SUPERMAN #154)
Supporting Characters:  Lois Lane (last appearance in Superman story in this issue; next appears in SUPERMAN #153), Fred and Edna Danvers
Intro:  Whizzy (the 30th Century Supercat), Lon Durval, tree-men from Arbro (only appearance for all)
Villains: Positive Man, Negative Creature (first appearance for both; both destroyed in this story), the Chameleon Men (Durlans), several 30th Century crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  The Legion of Super-Heroes summons Supergirl to the 30th Century to help them destroy the menacing Positive Man and Negative Creature, which she does.  However, the Legionnaires are kidnapped, put in suspended animation, and impersonated by Chameleon Men who put Supergirl and her newfound friend Whizzy the Supercat, the 30th Century descendant of Streaky, into the Phantom Zone with a stolen projector.  Supergirl uses Whizzy's telepathic powers to have an android manufacturer make a phony Chameleon Man who infiltrates the villains' hideout and releases her from the Phantom Zone.  Supergirl then defeats the Chameleon
Men and releases the Legion from captivity.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 33
May 1962
Cover: Superman, Lana Lang, and ghostly Lois Lane //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "The Phantom Lois Lane" (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #153)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #153)
GA: Linda Lee Danvers (Supergirl; between ACTION COMICS #287 / 288), Mon-El (between ACTION COMICS #284 / 288)
Supporting Characters:  Lori Lemaris (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #284; next appears in SUPERMAN #154), Lana Lang
Villains: Jax-Ur, Prof. Vakox (both between ACTION COMICS #284 / 288), Phantom Zone villains (between SUPERMAN #153 / 167)
Synopsis: Under the influence of a strange space metal, Lana Lang projects Lois Lane and Lori Lemaris into the Phantom Zone and gets Superman to agree to marry her.

Action Comics No. 288
May 1962
Story:  "The Man Who Made Supergirl Cry"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (origin retold in a dream; last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #33)
GS:  Mon-El (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #33; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #62)
Supporting Characters::  Fred Danvers (mistakenly called Robert Danvers in this story), Edna Danvers (first name revealed in this story)
Cameo:  Zor-El and Allura  (in a dream)
Villains:  Jax-Ur, Prof. Vakox (last appearance for both SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #33; both next appear in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #62), Dr. Xadu (last appearance in SUPERMAN #150; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #62), Joe Hall, Rocky and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  Fred Danvers's profession (engineer) is revealed in this story.
Synopsis:  Fred Danvers, who possesses unexpected extra-sensory powers, is telepathically influenced by inmates of the Phantom Zone to perform cruel actions that make Supergirl cry, and then to save her tears.  The Zoners then induce Danvers to mix the super-tears with other chemicals to form a substance that opens a rift between the Phantom Zone and the Earth's dimension.  Only one can emerge at a time, however, and Mon-El is forced out first, followed by Jax-Ur, who hits Fred Danvers to force more tears from Supergirl.  Mon-El returns, however, with a green Kryptonite meteor which he uses to force Jax-Ur back into the Zone.  He leaps into the Zone himself just before the rift closes up.  Later, Fred Danvers discovers that Jax-Ur's blow destroyed his psychic abilities.

Action Comics No. 289
June 1962
Cover:  Luma Lynai, Superman, and Supergirl  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "Superman's Super-Courtship"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN #154)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in Superman story in this issue; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #126), Cosmic Man, Lightning Man (both between SUPERMAN #147 / 155), Saturn Woman (between SUPERMAN #147 / 165), Phantom Woman, Duo Damsel (first appearance for both (as adults); next appear in ADVENTURE COMICS #354), Chameleon Man (first appearance; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #354),  Sun Man (first appearance; next appears in ?; with Superman, all comprise the adult Legion of Super-Heroes), Helen of Troy
Supporting Characters: Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers
Intro:  Luma Lynai (only appearance)
Cameo:  Jor-El, Lara, Zor-El, Allura, Cleopatra, Cupid
Villains:  Rhondous, Patronius, the Minotaur, and the Unicorn (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  Saturn Girl's and Lightning Lad's future marriage is revealed in this story.
Synopsis:  After watching a tear-jerker movie in which a bachelor loses his true love, Supergirl resolves that such will not happen to her cousin Superman.  First, she lures him back to ancient
Greece, where she hopes something will happen between Superman and Helen of Troy.  They end up in a fight with the Minotaur and Unicorn, but no romancing.  Later, Supergirl takes him to the
30th Century in the time of the adult Legion of Super-Heroes and tries to fix him up with Saturn Woman.  The only problem is, Saturn Woman is already married to Lightning Man.  Back in the
present, Superman tells Supergirl he could only marry a lovable superwoman like her, though Kryptonian law forbids marriage between cousins.  Accordingly, Supergirl uses a computer to find a superheroine on the planet Staryl, Luma Lynai, a sexy white-and-green-costumed woman who is an adult double for Supergirl.  Superman and Luma do fall for each other, but they soon discover that Earth's yellow solar rays are deadly to Luma, and they make a tearful parting.  Supergirl finally decides to let Superman take care of his own love life.

Superman No. 154
July 1962
Story:  "Krypton's First Superman"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #34)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearnace in ACTION COMICS #289; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #34)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Perry White, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (all next appear in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #34), Lori Lemaris
Intro:  Ilena (an Atlantean goddess; as an idol)
Intro:  Lon-Es (a Kandorian scientist)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #126), Mag-En, Ral-En (in flashback; first appearance for both; both die before this story opens), a gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  When Superman begins committing destructive acts, after which he immediately repents and repairs the damages, Supergirl is teleported into Kandor and told by the Kryptonian
scientist Lon-Es the reason for Superman's behavior change.  Years ago, on the planet Krypton, Ral-En, son of psychologist Mag-En, seemingly developed super-powers after being bathed in a
chemical explosion.  He used these powers to establish a dictatorship, which was short-lived.  Jor-El deduced that Mag-En had been using mass hypnosis to convince everyone that his son
was really super-powered, though he was in reality just a normal Kryptonian.  Ral-En was sentenced to the Phantom Zone.  In retaliation, Mag-En secretly hypnotized baby Kal-El to do ten destructive things whenever he again saw the blue comet that happened to be streaking by overhead.  Lon-Es developed partial amnesia after accidentally striking his head soon afterward, and forgot the incident until seeing Superman running amok triggered the memory.  Supergirl is transported back to the outer world.  Superman is about to crash headlong into Earth and devastate it, but Supergirl employs a meteor-eating space monster to gobble up the head of the blue comet.  No longer seeing the comet, Superman returns to normal.  Shortly afterward, he tells
Supergirl he is going to leave Earth, but she tells him the story of Mag-En and convinces him to stay.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 34
July 1962
Cover: Superman looking in on Lois Lane Luthor, Lex Luthor, and Larry Luthor //Kurt Schaffenberger
Story: "Lois Lane, Millionairess" (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #154; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #62)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #154; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #62), Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #154; next appears in ACTION COMICS #290)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #154; both next appear in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #62)
Villains: Eddie and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Lois Lane is duped by a disguised gang of criminals into thinking she must pose as a wealthy lady's long-lost daughter to save the "lady's" sanity, not knowing she is being used to lure Superman into a deathtrap.

Action Comics No. 290
July 1962
Story:  "Supergirl's Super Boy-Friends"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #34)
Supporting Characters:  Dick Malverne, Jerro, Edna Danvers
GA: Phantom Girl (last chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERBOY #204; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #301), Kandorians (last appearance in ?), Lori Lemaris (last appearance in SUPERMAN #154)
Intro:  The Supergirl Emergency Squad (next appear in issue #299)
Cameo:  Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl (as statuettes)
Synopsis:  Phantom Girl carves a statuette of Supergirl and travels briefly to 1962 to give it to Kara, not knowing that she has carved it out of Red Kryptonite.  The Red K causes Supergirl to impart her powers to whomever she kisses, for the 48-hour active period.  Thus, Jerro and Dick Malverne gain super-powers, and perform super-deeds.  But when their abilities run out with both of them over a live volcano, a group of Kandorian girls don Supergirl costumes and masks as the Supergirl Emergency Squad, and save the boys' lives.  Later, Linda sprays the statuette with lead.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 35
August 1962
Story:  "The Fantastic Wigs of Mr. Dupre'"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
GS:  Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #290 / 291)
Supporting Character:  Perry White
Villains:  The Masquerader (Booth Barry) and his gang, Hi-Jack Harry (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  A villain known as The Masquerader seeks to have Lois Lane killed before she can expose a phony charities racket he and his gang are behind.  Accordingly, he poses as a wig-shop owner and convinces Lois that a batch of wigs he has on stock were enchanted by a sorcerer, and that the wigs, in the shape of the hair of famous figures such as Marie Antoinette, will cause their
wearers to suffer the same deaths as the persons whose hair they resemble.  To lend substance to his theory, the Masquerader, in his true identity of Booth Barry, an actor, plays the part of Alexander Hamilton, uses one of the wigs, and "dies" from a gunshot as Hamilton did after a duel.  To investigate the "curse", Lois puts on several of the wigs and barely escapes doom each time.  Finally, the Masquerader gives Lois a wig fashioned to look like Supergirl's hair.  But the real Supergirl has returned from a mission in the future, sees through the hoax, lets Lois in on it, and takes Lois's place to foil a deathtrap.   Then Supergirl captures the Masquerader and takes him to prison.

Action Comics No. 291
August 1962
Story:  "The Bride of Mr. Mxyzptlk"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #35; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #63; origin retold in flashback)
Supporting Characters:  Zor-El and Allura (chronologically between pg. 10, panel 5 and pg. 11, panel 1, of issue #309), Mrs. Hart and the children of Midvale Orphanage (last appearance), Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers
Cameo:  Superman, people of Argo City
Villain: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in SUPERMAN #154; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #65)
Comment:  Since Zor-El and Allura are actually alive and in the Survival Zone at the time of this story, what Mxyzptlk really accomplishes in this story is debatable.  As they do not tell Supergirl that they are really alive, their identities might be in doubt.  But, since they possess enough independent will to defeat Mxyzptlk in this story, it is doubtful they are only his creations.  Thus, we suggest that Mr. Mxyzptlk takes Zor-El and Allura at a point in time after they have sent Kara to Earth, but before they are sent into the Survival Zone, and that they are returned to that point in time and space after this story, believing they are doomed to die along with the citizens of Argo City.
Synopsis:  Mr. Mxyzptlk plagues Earth with pranks again, such as turning the entire United Nations delegation into Bizarros, and Supergirl is unable to make him say his name backwards.  When she denounces him as, among other things, "the greatest creep there ever was!", Mxyzptlk thinks that she is beautiful when she's angry, and proposes marriage to her.  She gives him an
unequivocal "No!", but Mxyzptlk proves his love by materializing her dead parents, Zor-El and Allura.  Supergirl is overwhelmed, and is torn between affection for her natural parents and the
Danverses.  Zor-El, for his part, insists that Supergirl marry Mxyzptlk.  But, before the wedding can take place, he has Mxyzptlk drink a toast laced with Krypton Truth Serum.  Thus, when Zor-El directs him to, he has to say his name backwards, and returns to the 5th Dimension.  All his magical effects are cancelled, including the existences of Zor-El and Allura.  Later, Supergirl wonders if she will ever see her real parents again.

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 63
Cover: Jimmy Olsen transforming Supermen Emergency Squad impostorswith Red Kryptonite ray //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "The League of Fantastic Supermen" (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #291)
GS: Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #291 / 292 (Superman story)), Kandorians (last appearance in issue #60)
Supporting Character: Lori Lemaris (last appearance in SUPERMAN #154)
Intro: Superman Robot X-5 (destroyed in this story)
Villains: Supermen Emergency Squad impostors (first and only appearance; four Kandorian criminals), Chameleon Chief (first and only (?) appearance; possibly one of the Durlans from ACTION COMICS #283), Sun-Emperor (first appearance), Lightning Lord II (last appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (3rd series) #?; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #331), Cosmic King II (first appearance; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #331; latter four teamed as the Legion of Super-Villains; see Comment below)
Comment: It is now held that there are two different adult Legions of Super-Villains, and that this grouping is from the "canonical" Legion future.
Synopsis: Four Kandorian criminals gas the population of Kandor into unconsciousness and escape from the city's bottle.  But Jimmy Olsen, visiting in the Fortress of Solitude, uses a Red Kryptonite ray on them, and thus gives the four of them outlandish-appearing heads.  Later, the four Kandorians are captured by members of the Legion of Super-Villains who imitate them as part of a plot to free the Phantom Zone villains, but Jimmy, Supergirl, and the Superman robots capture them instead.

Superman No. 156
October 1962
Cover:  Superman in isolation booth with last will and testament, and Kandorians, Supergirl, and Krypto coming to his aid  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Last Days of Superman"
 Part I:  "Superman's Death Sentence"  (9 pages)
 Part II:  "The Super-Comrades of All Time"  (8 pages)
 Part III:  "Superman's Last Day of Life"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Edmond Hamilton
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #128; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #36)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in Superman story in ACTION COMICS #292; next appears in flashback in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #64), Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Chameleon Boy (all between SUPERBOY #100 / ADVENTURE COMICS #301), Brainiac 5 (between ACTION COMICS #285 / ADVENTURE COMICS #303), Bouncing Boy (between ACTION COMICS #276 / ADVENTURE COMICS #301), Invisible Kid (between ACTION COMICS #267 / ADVENTURE COMICS #304), Sun Boy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #300 / 301), Triplicate Girl (between ACTION COMICS #287 / ADVENTURE COMICS #301), Shrinking Violet (between ADVENTURE COMICS #301 flashback / 301; all appear as the Legion of Super-Heroes), Mon-El  (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #62), Krypto, the Superman Emergency Squad, Superman robots
GA:  Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #128; both next appear in DETECTIVE COMICS #308)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (all between SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #63 / SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #36), Lana Lang (betwen SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #35 / 36), Lori Lemaris (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #63)
Intro:  Tharb-El (in flashback; only appearance)
Comment:  Supergirl is incorrectly depicted as flying back in time and space to pre-exploded Krypton in this story.  Since she has no powers under Krypton's red sun, it's obvious she had to use a Legion time-bubble or some other sort of protective craft to survive and return.
Synopsis:  Superman, in the presence of Jimmy Olsen, reads Kryptonese inscriptions on a container from Krypton which has landed on Earth, emitting deadly Green Kryptonite radiation from its shell.  The inscriptions note that the container holds deadly Virus X cultures.  Superman smashes the container into the Earth with a boulder, but his weakness when Jimmy approaches him convinces him he is dying of Virus X.  Superman isolates himself in a glass chamber and begins setting his affairs in order, with the help of Supergirl, the Legion of Super-Heroes, and his
robots.  He bids farewell to Lois Lane, Lana Lang, Batman, and Robin.  Even Brainiac 5 cannot find a cure for Virus X.  But Supergirl goes back in space and time to Krypton, shortly before it exploded, and hears Tharb-El, the biologist, saying he is destroying the sample of Virus X to be included in the space container.  Supergirl returns to Earth in 1962 and explains her discovery; thus, Superman knows he is not dying of Virus X.  Mon-El, in the Phantom Zone, telepathically informs Saturn Girl that Superman is being weakened by a chunk of Kryptonite which became
lodged in Jimmy Olsen's camera when Superman smashed the container into the ground.  Jimmy finds and disposes of the Kryptonite, and Superman recovers, thanking all his friends for their great aid to him.

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 64
October 1962
Story: "Jimmy Olsen, Hollywood Star" (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #36 (2))
GA: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #156; also appears in flashback; see Superman's interim appearances for chronology), Supergirl (in flashback; last appearance in SUPERMAN #156; next appears in Superman story in ACTION COMICS #293)
Intro: Bob Hope, James Arness, Boris Karloff, Red Skelton, Lloyd Bridges, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Phil Silvers, Mitch Miller, Richard Boone, Elizabeth Taylor, Buddy Hackett, Groucho Marx, Danny Thomas, Alfred Hitchcock, Jerry Lewis (all of Earth-One)
Villains: Rocks Saxon (first and only appearance), Iron Colossus, Space Wolves (both in flashback; first and only appearance for both)
Comment: An undepicted mission of Superman's and Supergirl's with the Legion of Super-Heroes is mentioned in this story.  Also, a flashback to an adventure Jimmy and Supergirl had with the Space Wolves is depicted, which we have placed just before this story, since Jimmy indicates that it happened recently.
 The fact that Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis appear in comics published by DC at this time does not necessarily make them the ones who appear in this story.  (Possibly, the characters in ADVENTURES OF BOB HOPE and ADVENTURES OF JERRY LEWIS exist on the Inferior Five's Earth 12.)  Onthe other hand, Super-Hip, a BOB HOPE character, does appear in DOOM PATROL #104, and Jerry Lewis does appear in stories featuring Superman, Flash, Batman, and Wonder Woman in his own comic.  But Jerry is not a Hollywood star in his comic book, so it is probable that it depicts a non-Earth-One Jerry Lewis.
 Also, the Earth-One Boris Karloff is not the Gold Key / Whitman Earth Boris Karloff, who hosts BORIS KARLOFF'S THRILLER!
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen faces death in a quicksand trap in Hollywood, but is saved by Boris Karloff, who uses a hangman's noose to pull him to safetuy.

Action Comics No. 292
September 1962
Cover: Superman defending Lex Luthor before a jury of Automs //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "When Superman Defended His Arch-Enemy" (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #128)
GA: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #63; next appears in SUPERMAN #156)
Intro: Automs (a race of robots) and their androids (all next appear in issue #294), an Autom creator (in flashback; only appearance), Autom 4306 (destroyed but rebuilt in this story), Superman Robot X65 (destroyed in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman helps Batman and Robin fight Moose Morans in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #128.
Synopsis: Luthor leaves Earth in a rocket of his own devising, ends up on a world of robots, and is brought in on murder charges when he destroys one of them.  Superman defends Luthor at his trial and gets him off when he rebuilds the wrecked robot with parts from one of his Superman robots.  However, Superman leaves Luthor stranded on the robots' world.

Story:  "The Super-Steed of Steel"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #157 (1))
GS:  Comet the Super-Horse (Biron the Centaur, aka "Bronco Bill"; last chronological appearance in flashback in next issue; true identity revealed in next issue; introduced in ADVENTURE COMICS #293)
GA: Streaky (between ADVENTURE COMICS #293 / 313)
Supporting Characters:  Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers, Dick Malverne
Cameo:  Krypto, alien invaders (in a dream)
Intro:  Mace Greede (only appearance)
Comment:  Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl has several dreams about Comet, a white super-horse who performs amazing feats.  Later, she and her parents go to a "Supergirl Dude Ranch", where they meet with the real Comet, a white horse whom only she (as Linda Danvers) can claim.  Comet demonstrates that he really has super-powers and, by taking her to the giant image of Supergirl outside the ranch, indicates to Linda that he knows her secret identity.  She promises to make him a red super-cape to wear later on, and wonders where Comet came from.

Action Comics No. 293
October 1962
Cover: Superman watching Supergirl and Super-Horse battle alien spaceship //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "The Feud Between Superman and Clark Kent" (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN #157; temporarily split into an evil Superman and a non-powered Clark Kent in this story)
GS: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #64; next appears in SUPERMAN #157 (1)), Krypto (between SUPERMAN #156 / 157 (2))
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #64)
Comment: This story refers to an unchronicled episode in which Red Kryptonite split Supergirl into a normal Linda Lee Danvers and a super-powered Girl of Steel.
Synopsis: Red Kryptonite splits the Man of Steel into two beings--an arrogant Superman and a non-powered Clark Kent--and, if 72 hours passes without them merging, they will stay apart forever.

Story:  "The Secret Origin of Supergirl's Super-Horse"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
GS:  Comet (origin revealed in this story), Circe (in flashback; last appearance in ?; next appears in issue #311)
GA:  Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #15), Mace Greede
Supporting Characters: Fred and Edna Danvers
Intro:  Matt Carver (an animal trainer)
Villains: Maaldor (next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #92), an evil soothsayer (both in flashback), alien invaders (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl learns that Comet has telepathic powers, by which he tells her of his origin.  He was once Biron the Centaur in ancient Greece, and saved the sorceress Circe from an enemy
sorceror, Malador.  For this she gave him a potion intended to give him full humanity, but Malador switched her potions and caused Biron to become all-horse instead.  To make up for her mistake, Circe fed Biron (now Comet) another potion which gave him the speed, invulnerability, strength, immortality and telepathic power of the Greek gods.  But, to complete his revenge, Malador and his mentor cast a spell to exile Comet to the constellation Sagittarius forever.  The rocket that sent Supergirl to Earth passed near the asteroid where Comet was imprisoned, shattered its force-field with repeller rays, and freed Comet.  Later, after performing rodeo stunts with Linda Danvers, Comet helps Supergirl and Superman overcome alien invaders.  Back at the
ranch, Linda discovers that Comet has been sold to an animal trainer from Hollywood who intends to make him a sensation in Westerns.

Action Comics No. 294, November 1962
Story:  "The Mutiny of Super-Horse"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #38)
GS:  Comet (next appears in issue #300), Superman (next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #129)
Supporting Characters: Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers
GA:  Mace Greede, Matt Carver (last appearance for both)
Intro:  Von Lutz, Liz Gaynor
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl helps Comet with his first picture, in which he co-stars with actress Liz Gaynor.  However, after he eats a variety of lotus flowers which induce amnesia, Comet forgets his old identity, Supergirl, and his super-powers.  He becomes the "pet" of Liz Gaynor, and Linda Danvers wonders tearfully if she'll ever see her old horse again as a friend.

Superman No. 157
November 1962
Cover: Perry White watching Superman release Quex-Ul from Phantom Zone //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "The Super-Revenge of the Phantom Zone Prisoner" (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #293)
GS: Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #293; next chronological appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #292)
GA: Mon-El
Supporting Characters: Jor-El (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #293)
Intro:  Rondors (in flashback; Kryptonian beasts; die in this story), Gold Kryptonite
Villains:  Quex-Ul (first appearance; next appears, as "Charlie Kweskill", in PHANTOM ZONE #1), Rog-Ar (in flashback; dies before this story begins),  Jax-Ur, Prof. Vakox, Kru-El
Synopsis:  Phantom Zone prisoner Quex-Ul's 25-year sentence is up, and Superman releases him from the Zone, to which he was sent for allegedly killing the rondors and stealing their "healing
horns" for use in a medical scam.  Quex-Ul promises to destroy Superman with Gold Kryptonite, a new variety that Superman knows nothing about.  They battle inconclusively, but Quex-Ul calls a truce so that he can save a man whose life he sees endangered.  Using an anti-gravity belt and a space-warp, Superman travels back in time and space to pre-exploded Krypton.  There he
witnesses the real slayer of the rondors, Rog-Ar, using a hypno-jewel on Quex-Ul, who had intended to turn him in.  Instead, Rog-Ar hypnotically compelled Quex-Ul to front for him with his "hall of healing", to take the rap if exposed, and not to know of Rog-Ar's existence.  Quex-Ul has already attracted a Gold Kryptonite meteor from outer space, concealed it in a lead box, and trapped a submarine in an undersea crevice near the box, hoping to lure Superman into a trap.  Supergirl finds Quex-Ul and reveals the truth of his false imprisonment.  Repentant, Quex-Ul frees the sub, accidentally exposes himself to the Gold K, loses his powers, and risks death by drowning and the bends.  When he drifts far enough away from the Gold Kryptonite, Supergirl and Superman rescue him.  When he revives, Quex-Ul has amnesia from the Gold K exposure.  Superman arranges with Perry White to have Quex-Ul, who thinks he is an Earthman, employed in the Daily Planet's production department.

Story:  "Superman's Day of Doom"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Letterer:  Milt Snapinn
Feature Character:  Superman (last chronological appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #301)
GS:  Supergirl (last chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #293; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #70), Lightning Lad (between ADVENTURE COMICS #301 / 303), Cosmic Boy (between ADVENTURE COMICS #301 / 302), Bizarro No. 1 (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #299)
GA:  Comet (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #293), Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #68)
Supporting Characters:   Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (last appearance for all in ACTION COMICS #301; all next appear in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #134), Lana Lang (between SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #41 / 42), Lori Lemaris (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #297; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #42)
Cameo:  Lex Luthor, Luma Lynai
Intro:  People of the Cybern galaxy (no appearance; name only mentioned), Steven Snapinn (only appearance)
Villain:  A diamond smuggler (first and only appearance)
Comment:  It is obvious that Little Leaguer Steven Snapinn in this story is named after a real relative, possibly a son, of letterer Milton Snapinn.
 The prediction of Superman marrying an "L.L." can safely be assumed to be Lois Lane, as shown in SUPERMAN FAMILY #200.
 The presence of Comet in this story indicates that it takes place after he regains his memory in ACTION COMICS #301 and after his first mission with the Legion of Super-Pets in ADVENTURE COMICS #293, in which he first meets Krypto. Thus, this story is out of sequence.
Synopsis:  Metropolis is set to observe Superman Day with a great parade in which Superman and many of his friends, including Supergirl and some Legionnaires, will participate.  Superman is also given a prediction machine from the Cybern Galaxy in return for a good deed he once did them.  The machine, which turns up at the Daily Planet, has the power to predict the answers to three
future problems.  Since Clark Kent has been threatened by a gangster lately, he asks who will rescue him if he is endangered that day, and the answer comes back:  "L.L."  Later, Superman's
life is endangered when Bizarro leaves him with a "gift" of Green Kryptonite, flying off seconds later.  Superman hopes for aid from any of his "L.L." friends, including Lana Lang, Lois Lane, Lori Lemaris, Lightning Lad, or Linda (Supergirl) Lee Danvers, but none of them are aware of his plight.  Finally, Superman is saved in the nick of time by Steven Snapinn, a Little League baseball player.  Superman presents Steven and his team for special recognition at the Superman Day rally.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 38
January 1963
Story:  "Lois Lane's Signal Watch"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character:  Lois Lane
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #294)
Supporting characters:  Perry White, Jimmy Olsen
Villains:  Muscles, Doc, Mike Kimbo (intro for all)
Synopsis:  Racketeer Mike Kimbo concocts an elaborate ruse to get Lois Lane to reveal the hidden cache of diamonds stolen by a criminal who, in gratitude for her saving his life, gave her a letter with secret instructions as to its hiding place.  The ruse involves making Muscles, a confederate, look like Superman through plastic surgery, having him impersonate the Man of Steel, and giving her a fake "signal watch" that will do nothing more than transmit her whereabouts to the gang.  Lois does find the diamonds in a cave, signals "Superman", and is trapped.  But a falling stalactite hits the watch, changes its signal to a frequency Supergirl can hear, and the Girl of Steel is summoned to rescue Lois and capture the crooks.  Later, Supergirl confides to Lois that someday she may get a real signal watch like Jimmy Olsen's.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 39
February 1963
Story:  "The Kryptonian Courtship"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character:  Lois Lane
GS:  Supergirl (next appears in ACTION COMICS #295)
Supporting Character:  Lucy Lane
Cameo:  Superman, Krypto, Jor-El, Lara, Lyla Lerrol, Lori Lemaris (as characters in Lois's dream)
Synopsis:  On the eve of her birthday, Lois Lane goes to sleep and has a dream in which Supergirl, Krypto, and Superman give her three jewels with recordings of Lara's courtship of Superman's father, Jor-El.  Unfortunately, none of them work very well on Earth when Lois tries similar tricks in her dream to snare Superman.  The dream ends with Lori Lemaris and Lois having botched another attempt to get Superman to tie the knot with her, and Superman leaving in disgust, saying he doesn't want to see her again.
 Then Lois wakes up, looks out the window, and sees Supergirl flying towards her with a birthday present.

Action Comics No. 295
December 1962
Story:  "The Girl With the X-Ray Mind"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #39)
Supporting Characters:  Lena Thorul (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #23; origin details revealed (her first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #23); age changed for this story), Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers, Dick Malverne
GA: Jules Thorul, Arlene Thorul (in flashback; die in this story; Lex Luthor's and Lena Thorul's parents)
Cameo:  Lori Lemaris, Krypto, Jimmy Olsen, Superboy
Intro:  Several agents of the FBI
Villains:  Lex Luthor (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #129; also appears in flashback, chronologically between SUPERBOY #139 (1) / SUPERMAN #273 (2), pg. 5, panel 4-pg.8, panel 4; origin details revealed), Dr. Anton, Bank Busters (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  This story continues in part in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers's friend Lena Thorul has ESP powers and wants to join the FBI, but she has no verifiable past and cannot be accepted.  Supergirl investigates and finds the reason why: Lena is really the younger sister of Lex Luthor, and gained ESP powers through contact with a "space-brain" brought to Earth by Superboy.  Lena and her parents were forced to move from
Smallville and change their last names to Thorul, though Lena never learned of her brother's criminal past and was told he died in an accident, not long before her parents died in a very real
accident.  When the FBI learns the truth, they are adamant about not hiring her.  Lena, however, pretends to infiltrate Bank Busters, a gang of bank robbers, and to use her powers in their behalf.  When Luthor hears of it, he tells all to Supergirl and pleads with her to keep Lena from a life of crime.  However, Lena was only playing along with the crooks to catch them in the act, and helps Supergirl and the police capture the Bank Busters.  Supergirl promises to tell the FBI about the case, in hopes that they will reconsider hiring her.  But she gets nerved when Lena admits that she has Supergirl telepathically linked with Linda Lee Danvers.

Action Comics No. 296
January 1963
Story:  "The Girl Who Was Supergirl's Double"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Lena Thorul, Dick Malverne, Edna Danvers, Dr. Malverne (first appearance; Dick's foster father)
Intro:  Clarissa Giltedge, Mr. Giltedge (her father; only appearance for both)
Villains:  Lex Luthor, Blackie and his gang of jewel thieves (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  This story continues in next issue.
Synopsis:  When Lena Thorul attends a costume ball dressed as Supergirl, a soiree also attended by Dick Malverne and Linda Lee Danvers, Dick is convinced by Lena's resemblance to the Girl of
Steel and by the real Supergirl's appearance when thieves attempt a jewel robbery there, that Lena is really Supergirl.  Other circumstantial evidence later on hardens Dick's mistaken belief.  Linda becomes jealous when Dick's affections are turned to Lena.  Lex Luthor, in the meantime, asks Supergirl to give Lena some diamonds he created from coal lumps, as a secret birthday gift. When Dick sees one of the diamonds fallen into the coal scuttle at Lena's house, he is finally convinced beyond any doubt that Lena is Supergirl.  Lena finally "admits" that she is the Princess of Power, and the real Supergirl, listening in with super-hearing, wonders why Lena has told a lie.

Action Comics No. 297
February 1963
Story:  "The Forbidden Weapons of Krypton"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
GA: Mon-El (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #295; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #189)
Supporting Characters:  Lena Thorul, Dick Malverne, Lori Lemaris (last appearance in SUPERMAN #158), Jerro
Cameo:  Superman
Villains:  Lesla-Lar (last appearance in issue #282; disintegrated in this story; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #206), Jax-Ur (last appearance in SUPERMAN #158), General Zod (last  chronological appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #9), Kru-El (first appearance; last chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #189), Lex Luthor
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
 The calendar on Lex Luthor's cell wall indicates that this story takes place on January 15-16, and that Lena Thorul's birthday is January 16th.
Synopsis:  Lena Thorul actually told Dick Malverne that she had super-powers because her mind was controlled by a device operated by Lesla-Lar, who has recently broken jail in Kandor.  Using her teleport ray, Lesla exchanges places with Lena, and imitates her, convincing Supergirl that a special serum has given her super-powers.  Later, Lesla-Lar uses a Phantom Zone projector to free Jax-Ur, Kru-El, and General Zod from the Zone.  The threesome arm themselves with a cache of forbidden Kryptonian weapons, and repay her by destroying her with a disintegrator gun.  Since Superman is in another time-era on a mission, the three villains set up a force-field that blocks time-travel, and the people of Kandor are made prisoners of their bottle.  Both Supergirl and the villains are stalemated when they try to use their powers on each other, but the weapons give the villains the edge.  Supergirl is infected with a disease that turns living creatures into plants.  But, when Supergirl tells Lex Luthor that Lena is prisoner in Kandor, he agrees to help her battle the three Kryptonians.

Action Comics No. 298
March 1963
Cover:  Lex Luthor in costume, destroying Superman statue  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Super-Powers of Lex Luthor"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #304)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in first story of this issue; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #132)
GA:  Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad (all between ADVENTURE COMICS #303 / 304; all three appear as the Legion of Super-Heroes), Superman's robots (destroyed in this story)
Supporting Characters: Lori Lemaris, Lena Thorul (next appears in issue #300), warden of Metropolis prison
Villains:  Lex Luthor, Jax-Ur (next chronological appearance for both in SUPERMAN #179 (2)),  General Zod, Kru-El (both next appear in issue #304)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  The warden of Metropolis prison refuses to believe Luthor when he says that Supergirl wants him as an ally, so Luthor throws in with the Phantom Zone villains.  Kru-El gives Luthor super-powers with a ray device, and, later, demonstrates a mind-over-matter helmet to him.  The Zoners, in a private conversation, plan to use Luthor to construct a magnet that will attract Gold Kryptonite to permanently remove Superman's and Supergirl's powers, but they also intend to strip away Luthor's new super-powers as well when they have it.  Unknown to them, however, Luthor is listening with his super-hearing, and, once Kru-El drops the force-field so as to lure Superman into their trap, he switches sides again by using a fake Gold K meteor.  Supergirl, Superman, and Luthor triumph, send the Kryptonian villains back to the Phantom Zone, destroy the weapons (and thus remove Luthor's powers and Supergirl's plant scourge), release Lena Thorul from Kandor, and return Luthor to prison.

Adventure Comics No. 304
January 1963
Story: "The Stolen Super-Powers" (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: John Forte
Letterer: Joe Letterese
Feature Characters: Cosmic Boy (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #298), Saturn Girl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #298; next appears in flashback in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (3rd series) #6), Lightning Lad (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #298; "dies" in this story, but is revived in issue #312), Triplicate Girl, Phantom Girl, Colossal Boy, Supergirl
(between ACTION COMICS #298 / 299), Brainiac 5, Shrinking Violet, Superboy, Sun Boy, Bouncing Boy, Ultra Boy, Matter-Eater Lad, Chameleon Boy, Invisible Kid (last appearance in SUPERMAN #156), Mon-El (last appearance in issue #300)
Supporting Character: Lori Lemaris (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #298; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #42)
Villain: Zaryan the Conqueror (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Saturn Girl contrives to be elected Legion leader and expels the rest of the members while duplicating their powers thru special medallions so that she will be the only one who can face Zaryan the Conqueror, whom a computer has predicted will become the murderer of a Legionnaire.  But Mon-El gives word of the plot from the Phantom Zone  to Lightning Lad, who destroys Zaryan and is thrown into a deathlike coma and apparently killed.

Action Comics No. 299
April 1963
Cover:  Rax-Rol and other orphans, Supergirl, Mar-San and Lira, and Mrs. Hart (?) at Midvale Orphanage  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Fantastic Secret of Superbaby II"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #304; next appearance in SUPERMAN #161)
GA:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #38; next appears in SUPERMAN #161), Kandorians, Supergirl Emergency Squad (between issues #290 / 314)
Supporting Characters: Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers, Mrs. Hart, Mr. Dixon (last appearance),  children of Midvale Orphanage
Intro:  Rax-Rol, Mar-San, and Lira (three Kandorian actors), Martin Pierce, Marie Duval, Zor-El and Allura androids, Telle, Mordo, and Lorra (ancient gods of Krypton; as statues); Zor (an ancient Kryptonian explorer; no appearance; name only mentioned)
Cameo:  Lesla-Lar, Kru-El (in flashback)
Synopsis:  When Supergirl rejects two actors, Mar-San and Lira, from appearing as Jor-El and Lara in a Kandorian movie about Superman's life, they enlarge themselves on Earth with child
prodigy actor Rax-Rol (who resembles Superbaby), impersonate Ma and Pa Kent, and try to deceive Supergirl into thinking that history is repeating itself.  If their hoax succeeds, they intend
to reveal themselves to Supergirl, and thus convince her that they should get the movie roles.  Supergirl is almost convinced, but when the "Kents" drive on the left hand side of the road, as did drivers on Krypton, she deduces the truth.  However, she does recommend the three for the roles of Jor-El and his family, and they get the parts.

Superman No. 161
May 1963
Cover: Zhorian soldiers shooting at Superman //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "Superman Goes to War"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Edmond Hamilton
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #41)
GA:  Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #299; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #308)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance of all in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #68; all next appear in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #41)
Intro:  Mr. Haller (only appearance)
Villains: Zhorians (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Clark Kent, Perry White, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen are hired to act as extras in Invasion, a World War II epic movie being filmed in the Pacific.  Unknown to the reporters and the movie-makers, a contingent of aliens from the planet Zhor have become marooned on Earth when their spacecraft is disabled by a meteor.  When they see the "invading" fleet of ships from the movie, they assume they are being attacked, take over Japanese weaponry still left on the island, and try to repel the "invaders".  Clark Kent, to cover for a supposed "injury" done him by a shell and to be able to operate with super-powers in public, summons Supergirl by ventriloquism.  She fakes giving Clark temporary super-powers from a blood transfusion.  The now openly-powerful Clark Kent defeats the Zhorians.  When he hears their story, Superman repairs their ship and helps them take off again.  Later, Clark pretends to have gained amnesia about recent events when the transfusion "wears off," and also pretends not to believe Jimmy and Lois's stories of his derring-do.

Adventure Comics No. 308
May 1963
Story: "The Return of Lightning Lad" (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisigner
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Artist: John Forte
Feature Characters: Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Triplicate Girl, Chameleon Boy, Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #161; next appears in ACTION COMICS #300), Brainiac 5, Shrinking Violet, Superboy, Sun Boy, Bouncing Boy, Mon-El, Lightning Lass (Ayla Ranzz; first appearance; origin revealed; last chronological appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (3rd series) #6 (flashback); joins the Legion of Super-Heroes in this story; all appear as the Legion of Super-Heroes)
Intro: Proty (next appears in issue #312), Jon Arkol (only appearance)
Supporting Character: Chief Wilson (between issues #303 / 316)
Cameo appearance: Lightning Lad (in flashback and as a corpse)
Villains: Hydra World criminals, Thieves' World master, Pyramid Men, Ant-Men of Canopus, Autom guard robots (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Ayla Ranzz, sister of the late Lightning Lad, masquerades as her brother, pretends to come back to life, and is accepted as a Legionnaire, since she gained lightning powers at the same time as her brothers.  But her identity is exposed after she helps the Legion defeat criminals on Thieves' World, and she is allowed to formally join the Legion as Lightning Lass.

Action Comics No. 300
May 1963
Story:  "The Return of Super-Horse"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #308)
GS:  Comet (origin retold in flashback; last appearance in issue #294), Liz Gaynor (last appearance in issue #294; last appearance)
GA:  Superman (as a voice; last appearance in first story in next issue )
Supporting Characters:  Lena Thorul (last appearance in issue #298), Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers
Intro:  Bonnie and her family (only appearance for all)
Cameo:  Circe (in flashback), Lex Luthor (in a dream)
Villains: Stacy, Grimm (first and only appearance for both)
Comment:  This story continues in next issue.
Synopsis:  The amnesiac Comet runs away from Liz Gaynor's stables, gradually begins using his super-powers again, and eventually ends up with a farmer and his family.  When the farmer's young daughter is carried off by an eagle, Comet flies after the bird, attacks it, and rescues the girl.  Supergirl, seeing the deed with her telescopic vision, flies to Comet's side, and the sight of his old friend restores Comet's memory.  Comet telepathically recounts his origin to the farmer and his daughter, then, after getting a new cape from Supergirl, helps her perform a good deed for Lena Thorul.  Finally, Superman summons Super-Horse by radio to the Fortress of Solitude for a
special mission, saying the task is too dangerous for Supergirl.  Comet flies off  to aid Superman.

Action Comics No. 301
June 1963
Story:  "The Secret Identity of Super-Horse"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #293)
GS:  Comet  (first becomes "Bronco Bill" in this story; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #293)
GA:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN #157 (2); also appears in flashback; see Superman's Interim Appearances for chronology)
Supporting Character: Lena Thorul (next appears in issue #313)
Intro:  Prince Endor, his head advisor, Cerberus, the Griffin, the Hydra, Pegasus and other fabulous monsters (only appearance for all), Zeroxians (next appears in ?)
Villains: Lord Nomed and his henchman, the Boss and his gang (Blackie named in this story; first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story Supergirl briefly appears in the Superboy story in ADVENTURE COMICS #293, in which Comet helps form the Legion of Super-Pets.  Then Supergirl and Comet appear during a parade in Superman's honor in SUPERMAN #157 (2).
Synopsis:  Superman recruits Comet (and Supergirl, who accompanies him) to Zerox, the sorceror's world, to do a favor for Prince Endor, an old friend.  Since Endor must ride a flying
horse in a royal parade, and his usual steed, Pegasus, has lost his flying power due to a spell cast by the evil Lord Nomed, Comet substitutes for Pegasus as Zerox's steed.  In return, Endor casts a spell that causes Comet to become temporarily human when a comet passes through Earth's solar system.  (As a man, Comet has no super-powers.)  After he and Supergirl return to Earth, Comet becomes human again when a comet nears Earth, and becomes a rodeo star, taking on the name of Bronco Bill.  When Supergirl is concened over Comet's abscence, Lena Thorul directs her to Bronco Bill, whom she senses is connected to Comet.  Supergirl saves Bill from a bull and is rewarded with a kiss.  Later, Bill transforms back into a centaur and is captured by horse thieves,
but becomes Comet again, regains his super-powers, and crashes free.  He reunites with Supergirl, who remains ignorant of his Bronco Bill identity.

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 70
July 1963
Cover:  Superman, Jimmy Olsen, and Silver Kryptonite   //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Secret of Silver Kryptonite"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Jimmy Olsen
GS:  Superman
GA:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #157 (3); next appears in ACTION COMICS #302)
Supporting Characters: Professor Potter, Lori Lemaris, Kandor Look-Alike Squad (first appearance), Perry White, Lois Lane, Element Lad, Lana Lang
Comment:  The revelation that Superman has, by this time, spent 25 years in Metropolis is extremely problematic.  That would make Superman about 43 years old at the time of this story.  But this has to depict the 25th anniversary of something in Superman's career, or the story must be declared null and void.  If it "really" refers to the 25th anniversary of his Superboy / Superman career, he might be 33 years of age here.  More probable is that the occasion is the 25th anniversary of Kal-El's coming to Earth at age 3.  That would make Superman 28 years old in this
story.  Or it may simply be noncanonical.
 The date of June 13th is revealed as an important anniversary in Superman's career in this story.
Synopsis:  Jimmy Olsen and Professor Potter spread rumors concerning the existence of Silver Kryptonite, a hitherto unknown variety of Kryptonite.  At the same time, Jimmy gathers silver
objects from Perry White, Lois Lane, Clark Kent, Lana Lang, and Lori Lemaris.  Finally, Jimmy summons Superman to Prof. Potter's lab, where they unveil a "meteor" of "Silver Kryptonite".  It
turns out to be a hollow phony, inside which are silver life masks of Jimmy, Clark, Lois, Lori, Perry, and Lana, formed by pouring molten silver from the gathered objects over the faces of
six members of the Kandor Look-Alike Squad who resemble his friends.  Element Lad arrives from the 30th Century to turn the table the "meteor" rests on into a silver pedestal.
 Superman is dumbfounded as to why he would receive the gift, until Jimmy tells him "It's the 25th anniversary of the day you adopted Metropolis as your official home, Superman!"
 

Action Comics No. 302
July 1963
Story:  "The Day Super-Horse Went Wild"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #70; next appears in Superman story in next issue)
GS:  Comet (last appearance in SUPERMAN #157 (3); origin retold in flashback), Atlanteans
Supporting Characters:  Jerro, Lori Lemaris, Fred Danvers,  Edna Danvers, Dick Malverne
Intro:  Finney, Gorbin, a yarcan (a mutant beast), Prof. Mysto (only appearance for all)
Cameo:  Circe (in flashback), Lex Luthor
Villain: Vostar (first appearance; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #73)
Synopsis:  Vostar, an evil Atlantean scientist, plots revenge against Lori Lemaris and Jerro for testifying against him in court, and against Supergirl and Comet for saving Lori and Jerro from one of his traps.  Using a telepathic command-helmet, Vostar makes Comet run amok and destroy buildings.  Luckily, a passing comet activates the spell that makes Comet a human again, and,
imitating a carnival fortune teller, he drops hints that lead Linda Danvers, as Supergirl, to Vostar.  Comet returns to his Super-Horse identity, and Supergirl captures Vostar in time to prevent Comet from wrecking the White House.

Action Comics No. 303
August 1963
Cover:  Supergirl riding Superman (as a drang) tearing a Superman statue out of its base while soldiers fire Kryptonite at him  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Monster From Krypton"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Edmond Hamilton
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #43; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #135)
GS:  Supergirl (between Supergirl stories in last issue and this issue)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (both in flashback), Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #43), Supermen Emergency Squad
Intro:  Drangs (dragons from Krypton; in flashback)
Synopsis:  On Krypton in decades past, Jor-El and other scientists rocketed the eggs of drangs, fearsome dragon-like monsters, away from their planet to an uninhabited world.  However, a drang egg passed through the Red Kryptonite cloud in space and landed on Earth.  Even though the egg cracked and cannot hatch, Superman, investigating, becomes a drang when affected by the Red K.  Supergirl, Jimmy Olsen, and others believe that Superman has been killed by the drang and attempt to destroy it.  All of Superman's attempts to reveal the truth go awry, until he finally rescues Supergirl from a green Kryptonite weapon-burst, pulls up a Superman statue, and scratches out the letters on the base inscription to leave the message:  I AM SUPERMAN.  The drang-Superman is left unmolested until he can change back to his Superman form when the Red Kryptonite wears off.

Story:  "Supergirl's Big Brother"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in the Superman story in this issue)
Supporting Characters:  Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers, Lori Lemaris (next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #44), Jerro
Intro:  Jan Danvers (in flashback; dies in this story)
Villains: Biff  Rigger (first appearance; dies in this story), two smugglers (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis:  The Danvers family is astonished when a man who appears to be their long-lost son Jan appears on their doorstep.  They had believed Jan Danvers to have died in the Korean War. Unknown to them, the real Jan is dead, and his double is Biff Rigger, another ex-soldier who met Jan in Korea and learned of the $50,000 inheritance money waiting for Jan when he got home.
Supergirl reveals her double identity to Rigger and gives him a pill which imparts temporary super-powers to him before learning of his deception, but he threatens to expose her secret identity if she tells her parents about him.  Later, though, he saves Supergirl from a Kryptonite meteor which she is exposed to undersea.  But his powers fade too soon, he develops a deadly
case of the bends, and he dies in Supergirl's arms, asking her not to tell the Danvers of his deception.  She complies, giving Biff a hero's burial in Atlantis.

Action Comics No. 304
Sept. 1963
Story:  "The Maid of Menace"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
GA:  Comet (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #313), Kandorians
Supporting Characters:  Dick Malverne, Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers
Intro:  Bal-Korin, a Kandorian dentist, a Zora Vi-Lar android (only appearance for all)
Cameo:  Superman
Villains:  Black Flame (Zora Vi-Lar; last name revealed in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #1; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #400), Jax-Ur,  Prof. Vakox (last appearance of both in SUPERMAN #163), Kru-El, General Zod (last appearance for both in issue #298; both next appear in issue #309), several female Phantom Zone prisoners (possibly including Faora Hu-Ul; first appearance for all; next appear in issue #321)
Synopsis:  Zora Vi-Lar, a Kandorian scientist and admirer of Lesla-Lar, vows to take revenge on Supergirl in Lesla's behalf and becomes the masked Black Flame, leaving the bottle city and
enlarging herself by flying through the Red Kryptonite cloud in space.  Her plan is to convince Supergirl that she is the evil far-future descendant of Supergirl herself, so that Supergirl will remove her own powers by Gold Kryptonite exposure in order to prevent her descendants from inheriting them.  The plot almost works, but the sight of a dental filling in Black Flame's mouth
cues Supergirl that her foe cannot have been born invulnerable.  Thus, Supergirl uses Gold Kryptonite on Black Flame herself, taking away her powers.  Shrunken to tiny size again, Black Flame is taken into custody in Kandor.

Action Comics No. 305
October 1963
Story:  "The Girl Who Hated Supergirl"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Penciller:  Jim Mooney
Inker:  John Forte
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #313; origin retold in flashback)
Supporting Characters:  Dick Malverne, Edna Danvers
Intro:  Mr. Blair (in flashback; dies in this story), Bill and Karen Blair (his children), people of Daxnar III (in flashback), mayor of Midvale (only appearance for all)
Cameo:  Superman, Zor-El, Allura, people of Argo City (in flashback)
Comment:  This story gives the day of Supergirl's arrival on Earth as May 18, 1959.
Synopsis:  Karen Blair has a grudge against Supergirl, because her father, an astronomer who used a "hyper-ray transmitter" to communicate in code with aliens on the distant world of Daxnar
III, was killed by a dark object from space which intersected his transmission rays, spouted fire into the observatory, and gave him a heart attack.  Her brother Bill was also crippled in the fire, which took place the same day that Supergirl came to Earth.  Karen believes that Supergirl's rocket caused the disaster.  But Supergirl hooks up a chronoscope invented by Superman to show
Karen the truth:  that her father's death was caused by a space-bat, attracted by his transmitter.  Karen repents and begs forgiveness.  In return, Supergirl gets famous surgeons to operate on Bill's legs and return his mobility, and she gives the designs of Dr. Blair's transmitter to the National Space Agency.

Adventure Comics No. 313
Oct. 1963
Cover:  Superboy, Sun Boy, Chameleon Boy, Lightning Lad, and quarantined Saturn Girl, Lightning Lass, Night Girl, Triplicate Girl, and Shrinking Violet   //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Condemned Legionnaires"  (Part I; 8 pages)
  Part II:  "The Secret of Satan Girl"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Edmond Hamilton
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Characters:  Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lass, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Triplicate Girl (the Legion of Super-Heroes)
GS:  Night Girl, Legion of Super-Pets (Comet (between ACTION COMICS #304 / 306), Beppo (last appearance in issue #293; next appears in ACTION COMICS #309), Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #68; next appears in SUPERMAN #165), and Streaky (between ACTION COMICS #294 / 306))
GA:  Polar Boy
Intro:  Giants of the Puppet Planetoid and bouncing alien animals
Villain: Satan Girl (an evil duplicate of Supergirl; remerged with Supergirl in this story; only appearance)
Synopsis:  When Supergirl is exposed to a Red Kryptonite meteor in space, it produces a duplicate Supergirl and renders Kara unconscious.  To keep from merging with Supergirl when the Red K wears off in 48 hours, the duplicate becomes the lead-masked Satan Girl, goes to the 30th Century, and siphons the Red K radiation from her body into the bodies of the female Legionnaires, which will prove fatal to them if she completes the process.  Supergirl battles Satan Girl to a standstill, until the Legion of Super-Pets arrives to turn the tide.  In her last few minutes of life, Satan Girl confesses all to Supergirl before she merges with her.

Action Comics No. 306
Nov. 1963
Story:  "The Maid of Doom"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #313; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #73)
GA:  Superman (last appearance in Superman story in this issue; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #137), Comet, Streaky, Krypto (last appearance for all in ADVENTURE COMICS #313)
Supporting Characters:  Dick Malverne, Edna Danvers
Intro: Mole creatures from the Mole World, and shadow people of the planet Erg
Cameo:  Mon-El, Brainiac 5 (in flashback), Mr. Mxyzptlk (as an identity for Sklor)
Villains:  Sklor and the Plasmos (including Trac and Bokk; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  To prepare Earth for conquest, the Plasmos of the planet Mutor, who have the power to transform their bodies, send their secret agent Sklor to eliminate Supergirl and Superman.  First, imitating Supergirl, Sklor tricks Superman, Krypto, Streaky, Comet, and the Kandorians into going to the 40th Century.  Then he imitates Superman, Krypto, Streaky, Comet, and Mr. Mxyzptlk in succession, pretends to die and glow blue when Supergirl touches him, and convinces her she has gained the "touch of death" for super-beings.  However, Supergirl deduces the truth when she hears Comet speaking to her instead of using telepathy.  She forces the Mutorians to sign a peace treaty and abandon war forever.

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 73
December 1963
Cover: Jimmy Olsen giving "golden touch" to Perry White and Superman //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "The Kid With the Golden Touch" (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: John Forte
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #306)
GS: Superman (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #137), Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #306)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen Fan Club, Perry White (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #137), Lucy Lane
Villains: Vostar (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #302), Targ (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Vostar, an old enemy of Supergirl's in disguise, gives Jimmy Olsen the "Midas touch", enabling him to transform anything he touches into gold, as part of a plot to rob Supergirl of her powers.

Story: "The Five Fantastic Feats of Jimmy Olsen" (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GA: Superman, Supergirl (next appears in ACTION COMICS #307)
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane, Perry White, Supermen Emergency Squad (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #303), Kandor Look-Alike Squad (last appearance in issue #70)
Intro: Mickey Mantle (of Earth-One; only appearance)
Villains: Mr. Fix, Shagg, and their gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: To trip up a horse race-fixing hoodlum called Mr. Fix, Jimmy poses as a rajah with uncanny luck, with the help of the Supermen Emergency Squad.

Action Comics No. 307
December 1963
Cover:  Kandorian priest and attendants on viewscreen, Superman android, Tor-An, and Saturn Girl disguised as Supergirl  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "Supergirl's Wedding Day"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #73; next appears in SUPERMAN #170 (1))
GS:  Saturn Girl (between ADVENTURE COMICS #314 / 315), Comet, Kandorians
GA: Superman robots (destroyed in this story; probably later rebuilt)
Supporting Characters:  Jerro, Fred and Edna Danvers, Lori Lemaris
Intro:  Mayor of Midvale, Michael Barnes, a Superman android (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Tor-An (first and only appearance), Jax-Ur, Prof. Vakox, General Zod
Synopsis:  Tor-An, a convict from the Phantom Zone, puts into action their plan to have Supergirl married to him and thus disgrace her and Superman forever when they learn of his criminal past.  After escaping through a dimensional rift accidentally created by Supergirl, Tor-An assumes the identity of a teacher at Midvale High, reveals his Kryptonian identity to her, and romances her, telling her that his father also rocketed her away from Krypton.  Supergirl plans to marry Tor-An, even though her telepathic friends Comet and Jerro warn her that he is shielding his thoughts from them.  Comet, Jerro, and Lori Lemaris summon Saturn Girl of the Legion of Super-Heroes from the future.  She uses her superior mental powers to read Tor-An's mind, divine his scheme, and take Supergirl's place at the wedding in disguise.  Tor-An is recaptured and later returned to the Phantom Zone.

Superman No. 170
July 1964
Story:  "Superman's Mission For President Kennedy"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writers:  Bill Finger, E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist:  Al Plastino
Feature Character:  Superman
GS:  President John F. Kennedy
GA:  Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Lana Lang, Perry White, Supergirl Fan Club (first appearance; next appears in issue #176), Jimmy Olsen Fan Club
Intro:  John Glenn (of Earth-One)
Comment:  Since Supergirl only makes a one-panel appearance in this story, we have refrained from synopsizing it.
 As President Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, this story was published by request of President Johnson some months after his death.  We have arbitrarily placed it here in the Supergirl continuity, even though cover dates do not correspond to on-sale dates for comics and certainly do not correspond to "real time" in the DC universe!

Action Comics No. 308
January 1964
Story:  "The Super-Tot From Nowhere"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #170 (1))
GA: Kandorians
Supporting Characters:  Fred and Edna Danvers, Dick Malverne
Intro:  Candy and her mother and father (only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Supergirl is astonished by a little red-haired girl named Candy who has super-powers similar to her own.  She suspects the girl has come from Krypton, probably through Kandor, but the Kandorians have no records of her on file.  However, she is unable to leave the girl behind, and, near the spot in the African jungle where she found her, Supergirl sees a cylinder of food which she accidentally jettisoned from her rocket when she came to Earth in 1959.  Candy, eating the Kryptonian food, gained super-powers temporarily.  Supergirl finds her parents, both of them jungle explorers, and reunites Candy with them.
 

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 75
March 1964
Cover:  Jimmy Olsen dreaming of Superman carrying Linda Danvers, Linda Danvers dreaming of Supergirl carrying Jimmy Olsen  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "When Supergirl Replaced Jimmy Olsen"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Jimmy Olsen
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #308; next appears in Superman story in ACTION COMICS #310)
Supporting Characters:  Perry White, Lucy Lane, Jimmy Olsen Fan Club
Cameo:  Superman
Villain:  Marty Blake (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment:  Linda Danvers's hair is miscolored black on the cover.
Synopsis:  After being exposed to Red Kryptonite in the future, which causes her to become super-powered only as Linda Danvers but powerless as Supergirl, the Girl of Steel returns to 1964.  But she accidentally sees an event that will happen 48 hours from her "present":  the death of someone who appears to be Jimmy Olsen in the crash of the Daily Planet helicopter.  To save
Jimmy's life, Supergirl changes to her Linda Danvers identity, gets a job on the Daily Planet, and manages to get Jimmy fired before he can take the helicopter trip.  However, she hears the helicopter has crashed and that "Jimmy Olsen" has died in it.  Rushing to the scene, Linda discovers the real Jimmy Olsen revealing the corpse to be fugitive criminal Marty Blake, who, in disguise, resembles Jimmy.  Perry White hires back Jimmy with a raise, and Linda quits and returns to school.

Action Comics No. 309
February 1964
Cover: Lori Lemaris, Element Lad, Saturn Girl, Chameleon Boy, Chief Parker, Lana Lang, Jimmy Olsen, Robin, Batman, Supergirl, Perry White, Lois Lane, John F. Kennedy disguised as "Clark Kent", and Superman //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "The Superman Super-Spectacular" (14 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #170 (1); next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #48; also appears in flashback as Superboy, chronologically between SUPERBOY #112 / ADVENTURE COMICS #319)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #170 (1); both next appear in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #48), Perry White, Jimmy Olsen Fan Club (including Danny; last appearance for all in SUPERMAN #170 (1); all next appear in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #76), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #170 (1)), Pete Ross (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #3; also appears in flashback), Chief Parker (last chronological appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #50), Lori Lemaris (last appearance in SUPERMAN #165), Kandor Look-Alike Squad (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #73)
GS: Saturn Girl, Chameleon Boy, Bouncing Boy, Sun Boy, Lightning Lass, Triplicate Girl (all between ADVENTURE COMICS #316 / 317), Element Lad, Colossal Boy, Invisible Kid (all between ADVENTURE COMICS #316 / 319), Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #170 (1); next appears in Supergirl story in next issue; all appear as the Legion of Super-Heroes), Comet, Krypto, Beppo (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #313), Streaky (all appear as the Legion of Super-Pets), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #140; both next appear in DETECTIVE COMICS #326), John F. Kennedy (last appearance in SUPERMAN #170 (1))
Intro: Producer and host of Our American Heroes (only appearance for both)
Cameo: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Villain: Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERMAN #168; next appears in Supergirl story in issue #313)
Comments: Since Lex Luthor is in prison, rather than in space, in this story, it must take place out of sequence and after SUPERMAN #168, in which he returns to Earth.
 President Kennedy's appearance in this story probably takes place after his appearance in SUPERMAN #170 (1), which places that story chronologically just before this one.
Synopsis:  When Our American Heroes, a TV show honoring great Americans by reuniting them on air with their old acquaintances, honors Superman in such fashion, he is perplexed as to how he will find someone to portray Clark Kent and thus throw suspicion off his double identity.  President John F. Kennedy agrees to do so, and, in a Clark Kent mask and make-up, shakes Superman's hand on the air.  Later, Superman tells JFK that he knows his secret identity is safe with him.

Story:  "The Untold Story of Argo City"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in Superman story in next issue; also appears in flashback, her earliest chronological appearance; next chronological appearance after flashback in issue #252)
GS: Comet (last appearance in Superman story in next issue), people of Argo City (in flashback; die in this story)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Zor-El, Allura Zor-El (her name revealed in this story; both revealed as alive and in the Survival Zone; both last seen in issue #291; both also appear in flashback; last chronological appearance before flashback in ?), Dick Malverne, Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers, children of Midvale Orphanage; Jor-El (in flashback)
Origin:  Supergirl, Zor-El, Allura, Argo City (retold in added detail)
Cameo: Superman
Villains:  Jax-Ur, Prof. Vakox (last appearance for both in Superman story in next issue), Kru-El (last appearance in issue #304; next appears in SUPERMAN #223), General Zod (between issues #304 / 321), Jer-Em (first appearance; next appears in PHANTOM ZONE #1)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
 Zor-El is pictured as disbelieving Jor-El's prophecy of Krypton's destruction in a flashback, but he may have changed his mind later on.
Synopsis:  When Supergirl has dreams that her parents, Zor-El and Allura, are alive, she receives confirmation from the telepathic Comet that they are extant somewhere "in the Zone" and trying to communicate with her.  Supergirl goes to the Phantom Zone for a time and tries to learn the truth from the mad priest Jer-Em, who is repentant and tries to tell her.  But the other Zoners block his transmissions with mental interference.  Finally, at the Fortress of Solitude, Supergirl uses Superman's chronoscope to learn the truth about Argo City.  Zor-El had discovered another
"zone" on a different wavelength from the Phantom Zone.  Calling it the Survival Zone, he attempted to send himself and Allura there with a ray treatment, but apparently failed.  However,
after they send Kara to Earth in a rocket and the people of Argo City are dying from Kryptonite exposure, Zor-El and Allura fade into the Survival Zone by a delayed reaction of the ray.
Overjoyed, Supergirl pledges to free her parents from the Survival Zone.

Action Comics No. 310
March 1964
Cover: Superman, Jimmy Olsen, models of Kryptonite meteors, and Prof. Vakox and Jax-Ur in Phantom Zone //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "Secret of Kryptonite Six" (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #75)
GS: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #75; next appears in Supergirl story in last issue)
GA: Atlanteans, Kandorians
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #75), Lori Lemaris (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #165; next appears in issue #312)
Intro: Vorb-Un (a former Phantom Zoner; only appearance?), Jewel Kryptonite
Villains: Jax-Ur (last appearance in SUPERMAN #167; next appears in Supergirl story in last issue; also appears in flashback, his earliest (?) chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in ?), Prof. Vakox (last appearance in SUPERMAN #164; next appears in Supergirl story in last issue), Phantom Zone villains (last appearance in SUPERMAN #167)
Synopsis: Jax-Ur tricks Superman into taking him along on a mission back to old Krypton before its destruction, to gain a cure for an Atlantean plague--and, unknown to the Man of Steel, a form of crystal which is used to form Jewel Kryptonite.

Story:  "Supergirl's Rival Parents"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in Superman story in issue #309)
GA: Comet, Kandorians, Allura Zor-El android (last appearance), Zor-El android (destroyed in this story)
Supporting Characters:  Zor-El, Allura Zor-El (both leave the Survival Zone in this story),  Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers
Cameo:  Superman (in flashback)
Synopsis:  Supergirl finally makes contact with her parents in the Survival Zone through an "ultra-sensitive radar screen", and Zor-El mentally instructs her in constructing an "ionic ray" to
free her from the Zone.  The device almost malfunctions when she uses it due to a power brownout in Midvale, but Fred Danvers, an electrical engineer, sets things to rights and Zor-El and Allura emerge from the Survival Zone into Earth.  Supergirl has a joyous reunion with her real parents and introduces them to her foster parents.  However, the tearful dilemma of which parents Supergirl will live with is posed.  Ultimately, Zor-El and Allura decide to leave Supergirl in the Danvers' care, and, with the help of a shrink-ray, go to live among their own people in Kandor.

Action Comics No. 311
April 1964
Story:  "The Day Super-Horse Became Human"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Comet (origin retold in flashback), Circe (between issues #293 / 323)
GA: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #76; next appears in SUPERMAN #169)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #76; both next appear in SUPERMAN #169), Dick Malverne, Jerro
Intro:  Sandy Powers (only appearance)
Cameo: Malador (in flashback)
Villains:  The Hooded Demon (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story takes place on February 12-13.
 Shortly after this story, Supergirl takes part in an unchronicled adventure with the Legion of Super-Heroes, as revealed in the Superman story in this issue.
Synopsis:  When Comet sees Supergirl kissing Jerro and Dick Malverne on Valentine's Day, he longs to be able to romance her himself as a human.  Accordingly, he travels back in time and
petitions Circe to use a magic solution to turn him into a normal human without super-powers.  She complies, but says that he will regret his decision.  When Comet returns to 1964, his memory is affected by the serum and, before he can change to human form, he becomes involved with a thief called the Hooded Demon.  Later, Comet becomes a human and regains his memory, but is mistaken for the Demon by the police.  Still, Comet (as Bronco Bill) gets to kiss Linda Danvers and carries on a brief romance with her.  Finally, when Supergirl's life is threatened by a Kryptonite meteor and when he is still threatened with false imprisonment, Bronco Bill asks Circe (who is watching him in the past on a crystal ball) to turn him into Comet again.  She does, though the transformation is out of Supergirl's sight.  Comet rescues Supergirl from the Kryptonite, and is gratified to hear her speaking romantically about Bronco Bill later on.

Action Comics No. 312
May 1964
Story:  "The Fantastic Menace of the LL's"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in Superman story in next issue)
GS:  Comet
Supporting Characters:  Lori Lemaris (between Superman stories in this issue and next issue), Atlanteans
Intro:  A movie director, an FBI agent, "Madcap" Marilyn Drake, students at the Space Academy (only appearance for all)
Villains:  "Lady Killer" Kane, Stebbins, the Million Dollar Gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  The Cybernians, who once sent a Predictor computer to Superman, send one to Supergirl via the Atlanteans.  When she uses it, it predicts that her deeds will soon be affected by five different "LL"'s.  The predictions come true in various ways, the last being HaLLey's Comet, which turns Comet into a human so that he can save Supergirl from a Kryptonite deathtrap in space.

Action Comics No. 313
June 1964
Cover:  Android Supergirl, android Perry White, and Superman  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The End of Clark Kent's Secret Identity"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist:  Al Plastino
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #28; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #142)
GA:  Supergirl (between Supergirl stories in last issue and this issue), Batman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #28; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #328)
Supporting Characters:  Lori Lemaris (last appearance in Supergirl story in last issue), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #77; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #142), Lois Lane, Perry White (both between WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #141 / 142)
Intro:  Android doubles of Supergirl, Batman, Lori Lemaris, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, and Perry White (all destroyed in this story)
Villains: The Android Master, the Pirate Gang, and several robbers (first and only appearance for all), Superman Revenge Squad (last appearance in SUPERMAN #165)
Synopsis:  The Android Master, a member of the Superman Revenge Squad, abducts Superman's friends and co-workers at the Daily Planet, substitutes android doubles for them, and hopes to break his spirit by having the doubles, whom he will believe are his real friends, betray him.  But Superman deduces the truth and foils the plot, and the Android Master dissolves his androids.

Story:  "Lena Thorul, Jungle Princess"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in Superman story in this issue)
Supporting Character:  Lena Thorul (last appearance in issue #301; appears as the "Jungle Princess" in this story; origin retold in flashback)
Intro:  Burton, a circus owner (only appearance for both)
Cameo: Jules Thorul, Arlene Thorul (in flashback)
Villains:  Lex Luthor (last appearance in Superman story in issue #309; next appears in SUPERMAN #170), three poachers (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  The FBI, while processing Lena Thorul's application, requests her to interview several criminals for a paper on criminology.  While interviewing Lex Luthor, her ESP abilities make her realize that she is his sister, and he regretfully tells her how she got her powers by contacting a space-brain.  Lena runs away in a state of shock, gets amnesia, and eventually winds up in Africa in a zebra-skin costume.  Calling herself the Jungle Princess, she uses her mental abilities to defend her animal friends against poachers.  A stray shot from a hunter for a circus grazes her head and restores Lena's memory, and she returns to the United States to perform with the animals as a circus trainer.  After Supergirl subs for Lena in a performance, Lex Luthor, who has broken jail, gives his sister a rare strain of plant he has developed, whose fumes cause whomever breathes them to forget unpleasant memories.  Thus, Lena's memories that she is Luthor's sister are suppressed, and she forgets her "Jungle Princess" identity.  Supergirl decides privately to tell
the FBI what occurred, so that Lena's application will not be held up.

Action Comics No. 314
July 1964
Story:  "Supergirl's Tragic Ordeal"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisigner
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (origin details revealed; also appears in flashbacks)
GS: Kandorians
GA: Comet
Supporting Characters:  Zor-El, Allura, Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers, Dick Malverne, Lena Thorul, Supergirl Emergency Squad (last appearance in issue #299)
Intro:  The Lumir (in flashback; Supergirl's first pet), a Kandorian healer,  Supergirl Robot SG4 (only appearance for all), Dar-Lin
Villains:  Brain-globes from Rambat (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #293; last appearance),  liquid fire creatures (first and only appearance)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  In Kandor, Allura is wasting away due to heartbreak over being separated from her daughter, Supergirl.  The Kandorians contact Fred and Edna Danvers, and they attempt to treat Supergirl so badly that she will opt to leave them and join her natural parents in Kandor.  But Supergirl learns the truth, and the Danverses confess and reveal her mother's plight.  Thus, the Danverses switch places with Zor-El and Allura, going to Kandor while the two Kryptonian parents emerge on Earth.  Linda Danvers leaves Midvale and functions only as Supergirl with her
parents for the time being.  At the same time, Edna Danvers suffers from the loss of her foster daughter, and the Kandorians send her a girl to adopt, Dar-Lin, who is the very image of Linda
Danvers.  Edna is still not certain she wants to adopt a girl who looks like her ex-foster daughter.

Action Comics No. 315, August 1964
Story:  "The Menace of Supergirl's Mother"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Zor-El, Allura, Fred Danvers,  Edna Danvers, Supergirl Emergency Squad (last appearance)
GS: Kandorians, Dar-Lin (last appearance)
Intro:  Zantor and Rena (Dar-Lin's parents; only appearance)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Dar-Lin's real parents are found in a cave, and she is reunited with them.  Edna Danvers's continuing grief over her separation from Supergirl, and her resentment of Zor-El and
Allura, is spurred to the max by an accidental injection of venom from a Kandorian Srang beast, whose secretions cause its victims to hate whatever they were thinking of at the moment of
injection.  Thus, Edna sedates Fred, disguises herself as "Bira", a Kryptonian actress, leaves the Kandor bottle, and lures Zor-El and Allura into a Kryptonite deathtrap.  But Supergirl sees the
deed, saves her parents, angrily denounces Edna, and has the Supergirl Emergency Squad return her foster mother to Kandor.  When the truth of Edna's condition comes out and the Srang venom
wears off, Edna is tearfully repentant, and Supergirl forgives her.  But Supergirl is still torn between two sets of parents, and none of them seem to know what to do.

Action Comics No. 316
Sept. 1964
Cover:  Supergirl forced to choose between Superman and Zor-El in a deathtrap  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "Supergirl's Choice of Doom"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Zor-El, Allura, Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers, Lena Thorul (next appears in issue #317), Dick Malverne
Cameo:  Lori Lemaris, Superman, Atlanteans, people of Argo City
Villain:  The Zygor  (first and only appearance; dead before this story begins, but appears in a computer projection)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Zor-El has Supergirl use a Kryptonian super-computer to project a simulation of what their future will be like if he and Allura remain on Earth.  The computer predicts that a monster
called the Zygor, who possesses hypnotic powers and wants revenge on Zor-El, will take over Supergirl's mind, lure Zor-El and Superman into a deathtrap, and force her to kill one of them.
Supergirl destroys the computer before she can see which one she would have killed.  Zor-El tells her that they can forego that future by he and Allura electing to stay in Kandor.  Supergirl agrees, and her natural parents are exchanged for the Danverses.  The family returns to Midvale to start their life anew.  Meanwhile, in Kandor, Zor-El and Allura muse over the fact that they knowingly fed false data into the computer, and then go check up on the skeleton of the Zygor, who was sent into the Phantom Zone, released and put in a Kandorian zoo, and died in captivity.

Action Comics No. 317
Oct. 1964
Story:  "The Great Supergirl Double-Cross"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #325
Supporting Characters:  Lena Thorul (last appearance in issue #314; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #387), Jeff Colby (first and only appearance; marries Lena Thorul in this story; death revealed in SUPERMAN FAMILY #211), Dick Malverne, Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers (hair incorrectly colored in this story)
Intro:  Jeff Colby robot (only appearance; does not marry anybody)
Villains:  Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERMAN #172; next appears in Superman story in next issue), spies of the Spy-Dome (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Lena Thorul has fallen in love with Jeff Colby, a mysterious man whom Supergirl, with her super-vision, has seen consorting with the spies who operate in a Spy-Dome three miles off the coast of America.  To save Lena the heartbreak of knowing her beloved is a traitor, Supergirl hypnotizes him into falling in love with Linda Danvers, then forgetting it, but being jilted by Lena anyway.  But when she tries to tell the FBI about Colby, she learns that Jeff is really an FBI agent working against the Spy-Dome!  To make up for her blunders, Supergirl tows the Spy-Dome within the legal limit of the U.S.'s jurisdiction so that the spies can be arrested.  Then she (with the help of Jeff and a Jeff Colby robot) explains all, or most, of what she did and the reasons why she did it.  Jeff and Lena resume their relationship and get married.

Adventure Comics No. 325
Oct. 1964
Cover:  Lex Luthor turning Superboy and Supergirl into phantoms //Curt Swan / Sheldon Moldoff
Story:  "Lex Luthor Meets the Legion of Super-Heroes"  (8 pages)
  Part 2:  "The Super-Vengeance of Lex Luthor"  (7 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Edmond Hamilton
Artist:  John Forte
Feature Characters:  Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl,
Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #317 / 318), Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy
Intro:  Chameleon Boy and Proty II of another universe, Atlanteans of the 30th Century, Rygorians and other aliens, Yorrgians (only appearance for all)
Villains:   Lex Luthor (between SUPERBOY #115 / 121; origin retold in flashback), Atro, Incarno, and Mog (the Brain-Lords of Khann), Demo the Dreadful, Khannians, a space pirate (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Lex Luthor comes to the 30th Century, poses as the "good" Lex Luthor pre- his balding accident, and ingratiates himself with the Legion of Super-Heroes, intending to kill them
when they are off-guard.  He sends the Legionnaires to the Phantom Zone by mistake, but is forced to release them when Mon-El instructs the other Legionnaires on how to use their
telepathic powers to control Lex while all are in the Zone.

Action Comics No. 318
Nov. 1964
Story:  "Supergirl Goes to College"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (between ADVENTURE COMICS #325 / 326)
GA:  Beppo the Super-Monkey, Comet
Supporting Characters: Dick Malverne (next appears in issue #325), Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers
Intro:  Students and faculty at Stanhope College, girls in the Alpha Lamba sorority
Villain: Donna Storm (first appearance)
Comment:  Supergirl graduates high school and goes to college in this story; therefore, she is at least 18 years of age and 3 to 4 years have passed since she landed on Earth in 1959.
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers graduates Midvale High School and goes to Stanhope University on a scholarship.  While there, she is angered by the sadistic tactics of a sorority princess
named Donna Storm, who delights in tormenting pledges.  Defiantly, Linda pledges the sorority, puts Donna to shame with her covertly-used super-powers, and makes her repent her evil deeds.  When accepted, Linda proposes that the sorority discontinue their policy of hazing pledges.  They accept the proposal.  Donna asks Linda to have Supergirl speak to the sorority, and Linda agrees.

Adventure Comics No. 326
November 1964
Cover:  Superboy seeing Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Shrinking Violet, Triplicate Girl, Supergirl, and Phantom Girl's hand with statuettes of Superboy, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Brainiac 5,
Cosmic Boy, Chameleon Boy, and Star Boy  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Revolt of the Girl Legionnaires"  (8 pages)
 Part 2:  "The Triumph of the Super-Heroines"  (7 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  John Forte
Letterer:  Milton Snapinn
Feature Characters:  Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy
GS:  Proty II
Villains:  Queen Azura and the Femnazis (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Queen Azura, from the planet Femnaz, puts the female Legionnaires under a super-hypnotic command that makes them lure the male Legionnaires into deathtraps.  However, when a couple of male Legion members save the broads of Femnaz from planetary disaster, the Queen reconsiders her ways, releases the revolting Legionnairesses from their spell, and allows them to rescue their male teammates.

Action Comics No. 319
December 1964
Story:  "The Super-Cheat"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #326; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #146)
GS: Shrinking Violet, Cosmic Boy (both between ADVENTURE COMICS #326 / 328), Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad (both between ADVENTURE COMICS #326 / 327; all four appear, with Supergirl, as the Legion of Super-Heroes)
Supporting Characters: Alpha Lambda sorority, students and faculty of Stanhope College, Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers, Lori Lemaris (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #81)
Intro:  Dr. Lewis, a chemistry professor, a biology instructor, an actor portraying Andrew Jackson (only appearance for all), Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr (of Earth-One; both next appear in Green Lantern story in THE FLASH #?), president of Stanhope College
Cameo:  Comet (in flashback)
Villain:  Donna Storm (last appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Supergirl goes to the future to fight Evilo, as shown in flashback in ACTION COMICS #322.
Synopsis:  Maddened by her loss of status since Linda Danvers showed her up, Donna Storm begins a campaign to restore herself as "Miss Big" on Stanhope's campus.  Her schemes include using a computer her father gave her, paying off workers at her family's chemical plant to do her chemistry homework, and using radio-receiver earrings to get "cheat" information broadcasts.  But Supergirl thwarts her again and again.  Finally, Donna frames Linda for stealing gold and diamonds from a mineral collection in the science building.  Linda is expelled.  But she gets the help of Shrinking Violet, who alters Donna's radio earrings into transmitters that broadcast Donna's voice thru the school's P.A. system.  Then Linda prods Donna into arrogantly confessing to framing her, and, with the evidence heard by the whole college, Linda is reinstated, and Donna, the no-good sorority--uh, Donna is expelled.

World's Finest Comics No. 146
December 1964
Cover: Batman and Superman looking at two photos of young Bruce Wayne as "Bruce-El" //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "Batman, Son of Krypton" (Part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: "The Destroyer of Krypton" (9 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #319; next appears in SUPERMAN #174), Batman (also appears as young Bruce Wayne in flashback; see Batman index for chronology; origin details revealed), Robin (both between DETECTIVE COMICS #334 / 335)
GA: Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #319 / 320), Kandorians
Supporting Characters: Jor-El, Lara (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Thal-Arn (in flashback), Dr. Thomas Ellison (only appearance for both)
Cameo appearance: Zinn-Zal (a Kryptonian hero; first and only appearance; as a statue)
Villains: Jax-Ur, Prof. Vakox (last appearance of both in ACTION COMICS #310)
Comment: This story features the first appearance of the Kryptoniad, the epic poem of the civilizing of Krypton, of the Red Tower, the Kryptonopolis capitol building, and of the Three Sisters of Krypton, three synchronized fire-geysers.
Synopsis: When Batman remembers bits and pieces of Kryptonian culture and history and comes upon pictures of himself as a child apparently demonstrating super-powers, he is convinced that he may be another refugee of Krypton, whose powers were stolen by a Gold Kryptonite exposure.  But he and Superman learn that his memories come from his association with Dr. Thomas Ellison, a scientist whose powerful telescope had enabled him to view Kryptonian life, who attempted unsuccessfully to thwart the explosion of Krypton with a ray, and who posed young Bruce Wayne, whom he baby-sat and taught Kryptonian lore, in photos that made him appear to have the powers of a Kryptonian native on Earth

Action Comics No. 320
Jan. 1965
Story:  "The Man Who Broke Supergirl's Heart"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #146; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #55)
Supporting Characters: Zor-El, Allura (both next appear in ADVENTURE COMICS #409), students and faculty of Stanhope College
Intro:  Randor (an android; destroyed in this story), Sue, androids of Calyx (only appearance for all)
Cameo:  Superman
Villains: Lord Bronar, Skoll (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis:  Lord Bronar and his henchmen Skoll, two villains who rule a planet of android slaves, scheme to steal Supergirl's powers and transfer them to Bronar.  Their plot involves creating an android which is scientifically calculated to appeal to Linda Danvers, have him reveal that he knows Supergirl's double identity, and then have him pose as Randor, the "son" of Bronar, who wishes to marry her and make her princess of the world of Calyx.  The plot works, and Supergirl is tricked into sitting on a throne that transfers her powers to Bronar.  But Randor is ashamed of what he has done, and, incapacitating Bronar with Kryptonite, he forces them to switch chairs and transfer Supergirl's powers back to her body.  Skoll destroys Randor, but Supergirl takes the two villains off for imprisonment, and declares to the android people of Calyx that they are free to
govern themselves.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 55
February 1965
Cover:  Supergirl (in disguise), Superman, robot "super-children", Lois Lane  //Kurt Schaffenberger
Story:  "Superman's Secret Wife"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS:  Superman, Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #320 / 321)
Supporting Characters:   Lori Lemaris (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #81), Ronal (last appearance in SUPERMAN #146), Lori's and Ronal's children (first appearance for both), Lana Lang
Synopsis:  Supergirl encounters a Red Kryptonite meteor in space that causes her to hate the last person she saw before her mission--Lois Lane.  Thus, she concocts an elaborate plan to break Lois's heart.  The plan involves her masquerading as Circe the Sorceress to convince Lois that Superman is secretly married and has two children by an unknown wife.  Supergirl has already
made Superman her pawn by hypnosis, and poses in disguise as his "wife".  The children are robots.  In her regular guise, Supergirl pretends to help Lois investigate Lana Lang and Lori
Lemaris to see if either is Superman's secret wife.  Finally, she "reveals" herself as the "wife" of Superman and tries to freeze Lois in suspended animation with her super-cold breath.  But
Superman snaps out of his hypnotic spell, the Red K effect wears off on Supergirl, and Lois is rescued.  Supergirl apologizes, and Lois forgives her.

Action Comics No. 321
February 1965
Story:  "The Enemy Supergirl"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #55; next appears in Superman story in next issue)
GS: Comet (next appears in SUPERMAN #176)
Intro:  Diane (only appearance)
Supporting Characters:  Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers,  Mrs. Hart, children of Midvale Orphanage (next appear in BLACKHAWK #215), Kandorians, students and faculty at Stanhope College
Villains:  Jax-Ur, Prof. Vakox (last appearance for both in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #146; both next appear in Superman story in issue #336), General Zod (last appearance in issue #309; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #395),  female prisoners of the Phantom Zone (possibly including Faora Hu-Ul; last appearance in issue #304; next appear in ?),  Debbie Porter (first and only appearance), assorted convicts and gangsters (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers uses Red Kryptonite to produce local vulnerability in her arm so that she can give blood.  However, a friend of hers, Debbie Porter, sustains a head injury in a car
crash.  She is given a transfusion with the blood Linda has donated, and the blood gives her temporary super-powers.  Since her head injury has caused her to become evil, she dons a
Supergirl uniform and becomes a fake, evil Supergirl.  The real Supergirl has a hard time coping with her until she deduces her true identity, weakens her with Kryptonite, gets her to explain,
and informs her that blood-transfer super-powers only last about 48 hours.  Debbie goes to sleep.  When she awakens, she is her normal self again, and thinks her term as the evil Supergirl was
just a dream.

Action Comics No. 322
March 1965
Cover:  Superman backing away in fear from bank robbers  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Coward of Steel"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Al Plastino
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #34; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #148)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in Supergirl story in last issue; next appears in SUPERMAN #176)
Supporting Characters:  Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #83)
Intro:  Loretta Land (only appearance)
Villains: Evilo (in flashback), Trok, Graz, the Purple Mob (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Trok and Graz, two members of the Superman Revenge Squad, hit Clark Kent with a ray made by a machine constructed with Kryptonian components.  The ray causes Clark Kent to become a coward, but, in his Superman guise, he is his usual courageous self.  Superman gets around the problem for a while by adopting the new secret identity of Brad Dexter.  However, Supergirl snaps him out of his fear-spell by secretly having him wear a non-invulnerable Superman costume over his Clark Kent clothes.  The costume is burned off by friction, and, when Superman sees he is doing a super-feat while in his Clark Kent identity, his fear fades.  Superman then throws Trox and Graz's spacecraft into the midst of a space police parade, and the two villains are nabbed.

Story:  "The Planet of Outcasts"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #176)
Supporting Characters:  Students of Stanhope College
Cameo:  Superman, Krypto, Streaky  (as statues)
Intro:  Varn (president of the planet Simor; in flashback; dies in this story)
Villains: Lucrezia Borgia, Lady Macbeth, Mata Hari (all of Earth-One), Ravenne, Ran-Kor, Lattora, Tempra, other memebers of the Sisterhood of Evil (first appearance for all)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl is conned by three villainesses from space who pose as heroines into coming to their planet, Feminax.  Once there, she learns that her hosts are actually a traitor, an assassin, and a mass murderess.  When Supergirl attempts to leave, she discovers that the prism which filters their yellow sunlight distorts the solar rays enough to make her powers malfunction.  The three villainesses, Ran-Kor, Lattora, and Tempra, tell her that they are part of a Sisterhood of Evil ruled by the masked Ravenne, and their greatest ambition is to defeat and destroy Supergirl.  Later, Supergirl is conned again by Ran-Kor, who poses as a turncoat, but who gets Supergirl to
unwittingly use her brain-power to revive Mata Hari, Lucrezia Borgia, and Lady Macbeth, whom they have brought to Feminax via time-warp.

Action Comics No. 323
April 1965
Story:  "The Kryptonian Killer"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character:  Supergirl
GS:  Superman (last appearance in Superman story in this issue; next appears in SUPERMAN #177), Comet (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #56)
GA:  Krypto, Streaky, Beppo (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN #173), Circe (between issues #311 / 331)
Cameo:  Luthor and Brainiac (as fireworks portraits)
Villains:  Ravenne, Ran-Kor, Lattora, Tempra,  and other members of the Sisterhood of Evil (all die in this story), Lucrezia Borgia, Mata Hari, Lady Macbeth (as the Evil Three; last appearance for all), Py-Ron (aka Evil-Man; first and only appearance)
Comment:  Story is continued from last issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl is infected with the evil mentalities of Mata Hari, Lady Macbeth, and Lucrezia Borgia through Ravenne's hypno-dominator, and, against her will, is forced to steal,
concoct a Kryptonite-based poison, and then feed the poison to Comet, who collapses, to a released Phantom Zone prisoner, Py-Ron, and then to Superman, both of whom apparently die--and then, to herself.  But, unknown to them, Comet was not affected by the poison, not being Kryptonian, and secretly altered the brew with his super-vision to make it produce a non-fatal reaction.  However, Py-Ron, recovering first, dons a Superman-like uniform he once used in a short career as "Evil-Man" and, by pushing Feminax off its axis, causes global disasters which kill all the Sisterhood of Evil and everyone else on the planet.  Superman and Supergirl judge Py-Ron guilty of mass murder, despite the fact that he intended to punish evildoers, and banish him to the
Phantom Zone again.

Superman No. 176
April 1965
Cover:  Judge ordering Superman to write his secret identity's name on blackboard as Lois Lane and other spectators look on //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "Superman's Day of Truth"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #56)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in  Superman story in ACTION COMICS #322; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #56)
Supporting Characters:  Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #322; both next appear in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #56), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #83; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #56), Kandorians, Atlanteans, Supergirl Fan Club (last appearance in issue #170; last appearance, but a Supergirl Fan Club is formed at Stanhope College in ACTION COMICS #388), Professor Potter (between SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #82 / 84), Perry White (next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #84)
Intro:  Val-Lor (in flashback; dies in this story)
Villains: The Vrangs (first appearance; in flashback), Spade and his lawyer (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis:  Superman and Supergirl win no popularity contests in Metropolis or Midvale when, for one 24-hour period, they tell the unvarnished truth or give their honest opinion whenever asked. When Superman has to testify at a trial, the lawyer for the plaintiff insists on having him write his secret identity's name on a blackboard--which he does, then wipes away before anyone can see it.  When asked to give the location of his Fortress of Solitude, Superman gives the coordinates for his long-abandoned underwater Fortress.  Finally, Supergirl and Superman shrink themselves and go to Kandor, where they and the Kandorians celebrate the Day of Truth.  This is a holiday observed in honor of the ancient hero Val-Lor, who spoke up boldly against the Vrang invaders who oppressed Kryptonians, died for his words, and sparked a revolt that liberated Krypton.  Later, Superman and Supergirl reveal what they had to do to their friends, and are forgiven.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 56
April 1965
Story:  "Lois Lane, Super-Telepath"  (8 pages)
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character:  Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #84)
GS:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #84), Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #173; next appears in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #322), Saturn Girl (last chronological appearance in KARATE KID #13; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #330), Comet (last appearance in SUPERMAN #173; next appears in ACTION COMICS #323)
Supporting Characters:  Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #173; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #84), Lori Lemaris
Villains:  "Long Odds" Larkin, Trixie, Butch and other gangsters (first and only appearance for all), Mole Murdock (in flashback; first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis:  Lois Lane poses as "Miss Telepath", a girl with supposed psychic powers, in a plot to trap gang boss "Long Odds" Larkin and his mob.  Jimmy Olsen has lent her his Superman signal
watch.  But unknown to them both, Superman is in space at the time and cannot hear its signal.  Captured by Larkin, Lois is forced to "psychically" detect secrets that will aid his robberies...and every one of them comes out correct!  Superman finally returns from space and rescues her.  When it is determined that neither Supergirl, Lori Lemaris, Comet, or a time-travelling Saturn Girl was helping her, Superman and Lois determine that Lois merely made four lucky guesses in a
row...with odds of 326,454,839,047 to 1 against her doing so.

Action Comics No. 324
May 1965
Cover:  Supergirl with devil's horns, mixing witches brew to blind Superman with ghostly hands  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Black Magic of Supergirl"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Superman (last appearance in Superman story in this issue; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #149)
Supporting Characters: Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers
Intro:  Abdul, the state governor, a condemned prisoner (only appearance for all)
Villain: A bank robber (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  While patrolling in India, Supergirl sees a fakir die when he is struck by a cobra.  With his dying breaths, Abdul, the fakir, bequeaths to Supergirl a small casket containing the Satan Ring, and a scroll.  The last part of the scroll is torn off, revealing that the ring will grant wishes, but the third wish will turn the wisher into a demon--with horns such as she finds on Abdul. Supergirl, in the days to come, uses the Satan Ring's magical powers to save Superman from Kryptonite (a pair of skeletal hands hurl it into the sea), to save an innocent man from the electric
chair (a skeletal hand pulls down the knife switch while a ghostly figure sits in the chair, short-circuiting it), and, though she fears the third wish, to save her father's life during
an operation (the skeletal hands guide the surgeon).  As a result, Supergirl gains horns on her head, and, despite her resistance, does evil.  At one point, she makes a witch's brew that produces ghostly hands to blind Superman.  However, she visits India again, and sees that Abdul is alive, after having been cleansed by fire intended to cremate him.  Supergirl recovers the last of the scroll, which says the curse can be lifted by fire.  Not even the heat of the sun works on her, but
Supergirl comes across the Fire Falls of Krypton, hurled intact into space.  She bathes herself in its Kryptonite-tinged flames, and is cured.

Action Comics No. 325
June 1965
Story:  "Ugly Duckling Teacher of Stanhope College"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Lori Lemaris, Dick Malverne (last appearance in issue #318), students and faculty at Stanhope College,   Atlanteans
Intro:  Elizabeth Sparrow, Prof. Mark Hilary, Vic Haven, Miss Blane (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Ken Reed, Ronnie Barr (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis:  When a new teacher, Elizabeth Sparrow, comes to Stanhope College, two snobbish students, Ken Reed and Ronnie Barr, make her life hell teasing her about her plain looks.  But,
with the help of Lori Lemaris and some Atlantean scientists, Supergirl transforms her into a pretty woman, and she ends up marrying a professor to whom she once showed consideration while the latter was disguised as a hobo for a research project.

Action Comics No. 326
July 1965
Story:  "The Secret of Supergirl's Suitor"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Aritst:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character:  Supergirl (origin details in flashback; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #334)
GA: Superman (last appearance in first story in this issue; next appears in SUPERMAN #179)
Supporting Characters:  Zor-El and Allura (in flashback), Dick Malverne, Jerro, students at Stanhope College
Intro:  Magus (in flashback; dies after this story), a "living doll" android (in flashback; destroyed in this story), Al Mintor (an android; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis:  When Linda Danvers (and Supergirl) finds herself powerfully attracted to Al Mintor, a petty thief in town, she covers for him and makes his bail with gold.  She is unable to explain her infatuation for him to Superman or her boyfriends Jerro and Dick Malverne.  Finally, Mintor is fatally injured in a fire.  Shortly before his death, he reveals the truth:  he is an android "doll" from Krypton, made with non-Kryptonian parts by Magus, a master dollmaker from Argo City.  He has the same face and consciousness (thanks to a mental link between Magus's androids) as a boy-doll android Kara played with as a young girl in Argo City.  Mintor was constructed by order of Zor-El, who sent him into the Survival Zone as a test long before he and Allura went to the Zone.  A freak accident set him loose on Earth, and he began constructing his own non-android dolls of
persons he knew in Argo City.  When his landlady locked him out for non-payment of rent, Mintor tried to steal enough money to buy back his doll collection.  Then Mintor "dies", and Supergirl later buys the Kara doll he built.

Adventure Comics No. 334
July 1965
Cover:  Statue of the Unknown Legionnaire, Mon-El, Supergirl, Light Lass, Superboy, and Brainiac 5  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Unknown Legionnaire"  (8 pages)
 Part 2:  "The Secret of Unknown Boy"  (7 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Edmond Hamilton
Penciller:  John Forte
Inker:  Sheldon Moldoff
Letterers:  Vivian Berg and Milton Snapinn
Feature Characters:  Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Cosmic Boy, Light Lass, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Superboy, Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #326 / 327), Sun Boy (the Legion of Super-Heroes)
GS:  Proty II (in flashback), Antareans
Villain:  Dr. Norm Eldor (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  When Red Kryptonite erases Supergirl's memory temporarily but lets her see through lead with her X-Ray vision, she fashions the lead-masked costume and identity of Unknown Boy,
and helps the Legion of Super-Heroes defeat and capture Dr. Norm Eldor.  Later, Superboy deduces that Supergirl is really "Unknown Boy", and her memory is restored.

Action Comics No. 327
August 1965
Story:  "Supergirl--Fugitive From Justice"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #334)
Intro:  Inspector Blair, Col. Dupre, Director Haynes, actors from Dimension Z, "Serpena" (only appearance for all)
Villains: Stix, Hubro, a phony Superman (first appearance for all), a convict (first and only appearance)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Stix and Hubro, two intelligence agents from Dimension Z, summon Supergirl and three international policemen to a "trial" in which they accuse Supergirl of being Serpena, a
villainess from their world.  Supergirl angrily denies it, but, when filmed evidence is presented of her guilt, a figure who appears to be Superman confirms her Jekyll / Hyde nature, and she seems to have lost her powers and grown a third eye, as did Serpena in the film.  A tearful Supergirl is taken back to Dimension Z for crimes she has no memory of committing.

Action Comics No. 328
Sept. 1965
Story:  "The Ordeals of Dimension Z"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #61)
Intro:  King Avro and the people of Dimension Z (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Stix, Hubro, the phony "Superman" (last appearance for all), an evil wizard (in flashback), the Frost Beast, the Flame-Monster, the Energy Creature (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  This story continues from the last issue.
Synopsis:  Once all of them are on a world in Dimension Z, Stix, Hubro, and the phony "Superman" reveal to Supergirl that "Serpena" was only an actress in a film and that they hoaxed her into coming to their homeworld to fight in the Contest of Peril.  The Contest, traditionally, must be fought by a heroine, and Supergirl must fight the three monsters in the gauntlet or not be
returned to her home dimension.  Despite the fact that she is powerless in this dimension, she manages to triumph.  Then Supergirl learns that her real mission is to kiss the lion-faced Prince Avro and restore his human face, turned beastly by an evil wizard.  A book of spells says that, once she does so, "what was lost will be restored."  But, after kissing Avro, Supergirl finds
that her powers are restored, but he remains lion-faced.  Nonetheless, Avro has his men take her back to her home dimension, with the order that they reveal the hoax to the FBI men.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 61
November 1965
Story:  "The Reptile Girl of Metropolis"  (Part I; 8 pages)
 Part II:  "The Secret of the Reptile Girl"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character:  Lois Lane (next appears in ACTION COMICS #330)
GS:  Superman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #40), Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #328 / 329)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Lucy Lane
Intro:  Dr. Price, Dr. Benton, Mr. Plumpton, Gil Grady (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Yarr (first appearance; dies in this story), the Tangs (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  When a tiny invader from the world of Tang dies in the Fortress of Solitude, he reveals to Superman that his band of space-pirates intend to kidnap several scientists in Earth'sdimension, including a Dr. Price, and to use them as components in a living computer.  With his dying breath, Yarr, the Tangian, tells Superman that his powers would be reduced to half-efficiency in their dimension.  Accordingly, Superman summons Supergirl, creates an elaborate ruse in which both he and she impersonate Dr. Price and Lois Lane, fake being given reptilian skin and Lois's i.q. being boosted by a radiation experiment gone awry, and arrange to both be kidnapped by the Tang pirates.  In that dimension, Superman's and Supergirl's powers are reduced, but their combined power is enough to defeat the Tangians.  On Earth, the real Lois has been kidnapped by Superman and Supergirl to keep her out of harm's way (while Price has himself gone into hiding).  Lois escapes and tries to solve the mystery on her own, but is told the truth by Superman and Supergirl when they return to Earth's dimension.  Supergirl explains that, since the Tang had telepathic powers that could read Lois's mind, but not super-minds like hers and Superman's, they had to keep her in the dark.

Action Comics No. 329, October 1965
Story:  "Drang, the Destroyer"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #61)
Supporting Character:  Dick Malverne (next appears in issue #335)
Villains:  Drang the Destroyer (aka Dr. Supernatural; other name revealed in next issue), Lord Kirol, Varr, and other members and applicants to the Circle of Evil, Gnomo and another Execution Bird (first appearance for all),  Fantasta and Vintan (first appearance for both; both die in this story), Lord Kirol, Varr, and other members and applicants to the Circle of Evil; Gnomo and another Execution Bird
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl is tricked by Fantasta, an evil sorceress who poses as a stage magician, into being teleported onto her spaceship bound for Gotha, the planet which is home to the Circle
of Evil, a band of master space-criminals.  Her initiation was to bring back Supergirl dead or alive.  Supergirl finds that this sector of space is unknown to her, and she cannot find Earth on her own.  However, learning that Fantasta's magic powers are neutralized by water, Supergirl snatches away the amulet which is the source of her powers.  Fantasta commits suicide by grasping the legs of Gnomo, her Execution Bird from the planet Cyclon.  Supergirl takes Fantasta's costume, disguises herself as the sorceress, and is accepted by Gnomo and the Circle of Evil as Fantasta.  However, she finds her powers do not function in the strange environiment.  Lord Kirol, head of the Circle, gives her one last initiation mission:  bring back Drang the Destroyer, a super-powerful evil sorceror, from the Purple Planet.  Drang, at that point, projects an image of himself into the Circle's meeting room and demonstrates his power by destroying a computer. After he fades away, Supergirl boards the spaceship, still lacking powers, and tries to use the magic amulet of Fantasta to return to Earth.  But the amulet does not function, and, greeted by an image of Drang, Supergirl finds her spaceship headed for the Purple Planet.

Action Comics No. 330
November 1965
Cover:  Drang the Destroyer, Superman electrified by execution bird, and Supergirl //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "Supergirl's Duel With Dr. Supernatural"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
GA:  Superman (isochronally with first story in this issue), Gnomo
Intro:  Lux, Multiple-Man, Mask-Man, Surya (also called Slirva), Strella, and other super-heroes
Villains: Drang the Destroyer (aka Dr. Supernatural),  Purple Planet people (first appearance)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  On the Purple Planet, Supergirl encounters a large group of super-heroes from different planets held caged prisoners by Drang (or Dr. Supernatural, as he is also known).  When she has an audience with Drang, she finds that he is composed of pure magic energy, but the expenditure of his power weakens him and he must absorb more necromantic force from an evil deed to replace it.  Supergirl attempts to outwit him, but Drang restores her powers, only within range of the Purple Planet, so that he may deceive her into using her powers for evil.  Despite her best efforts, he does just that.  With Supergirl held prisoner on the planet by a force-field and the
other heroes and heroines caged, Drang tells her that he intends to go ahead with his master plan.

Action Comics No. 331
Dec. 1965
Story:  "Operation Satan"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #63)
GS:  Lux, Multiple-Man, Mask-Man, Surya, Stella, and the other super-heroes from last issue (last appearance for all)
GA:  Circe (last appearance in issue #323; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #92)
Cameo:  Merlin, Sun Boy, Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy, and Chameleon Boy (as pictures), Comet (in flashback to his origin)
Villains:  Drang the Destroyer (destroyed in this story, but possibly regenerated later), Dynar, Raptor, and Voltan (first appearance for all; all die in this story)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue
Synopsis:  Dr. Supernatural intends to actuate "Operation Satan", recreating the most terrible crimes of history with him as the criminal.  The best efforts of Supergirl and the super-heroes
seem to go awry, until she tricks Drang into summoning three terrible villains from the past.  When Drang absorbs their evil energy, he overloads and explodes, killing the villains as well.  Supergirl finds his cache of spacecraft and uses them to send the super-heroes back to their own worlds, while she returns to Earth.  Shortly afterward, she sees a wraith-like concentration of evil energy near the Fortress of Solitude, and wonders if it will eventually accumulate into another Dr. Supernatural.

Brave and the Bold No. 63
December 1965 / January 1966
Cover:  Supergirl holding missle near Wonder Woman, chained on a Kryptonite-covered flying disc; Multi-Face vignette  //John Roseberger / Jim Mooney
Story:  "The Revolt of the Super-Chicks"  (25 pages)
Editor:  George Kashdan
Writer:  Bob Haney
Penciller:  John Rosenberger
Inker:  Win Mortimer
Feature Characters:  Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #331 / 335), Wonder Woman (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #40 / 41)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #330; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #89)
GA:  Wonder Girl (last appearance in SHOWCASE #59; next appears in TEEN TITANS #1), Queen Hippolyte
Intro:  "Derek" and "Stephanie", J.T. (a movie producer), Anatole, Henri, Andre Count De Tour (only appearance for all)
Villains: Multi-Face and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  When Supergirl rescues a movie actress and sees the movie crew attending to her every little need, she decides to quit being a heroine and search for romance and glamour as a Paris model.  Superman makes no headway in persuading her to return to heroics, so he asks Wonder Woman to plead in his behalf.  But, when Wonder Woman tracks Supergirl down at a fashion show, she finds the Girl of Steel with a new lover, Henri, and is soon romanced herself by Andre, Count de Tour.  Both super-heroines are on vacation at the Isle of Love with their new swains.  Unfortunately, the Isle is also the home base of Multi-Face, a super-villain who can change his facial features at will.  Multi-Face attempts to destroy both heroines to save his operation.  Supergirl and Wonder Woman prevail, and both realize they cannot give up their heroic careers.

Action Comics No. 334
March 1966
Cover:  Supergirl, Streaky, and Comet; Supergirl vs. dinosaur; Supergirl kissing Jerro; Supergirl, Cosmic Boy, and Lightning Lad; Supergirl and Superboy (five vignettes)  //Curt Swan / Jim Mooney
Story:  "The Supergirl From Krypton"  (from issue #252)
Story:  "The Cave-Girl of Steel"  (from issue #259)
Story:  "Supergirl's First Romance"  (from issue #269)
 Comment:  2 pages edited out of this story.
Story:  "Supergirl's Super Pet"  (from issue #261)
Story:  "Supergirl's Fortress of Solitude"  (from issue #271)
 Comment:  2 pages edited out of this story.
Story:  "The Three Super-Heroes"  (from issue #267)
 Comment:  2 pages edited out of this story; dialogue rewritten on page 6, panels 4 and 5, to correct the error that the Legionnaires who appear in this story are only the children of the original three Legionnaires.
Story:  "Superboy Meets Supergirl"  (from SUPERBOY #80)
 Comments:  This is a Superboy story.  1 page edited out of story.
Story:  "The Super-Steed of Steel"  (from issue #292)
Comments:  In addition to these stories, this issue reprints one page from issue #285.
 This is 80 PAGE GIANT #G-20.

Action Comics No. 335
March 1966
Story:  "The Prize of Peril"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #63)
Supporting Characters:  Dick Malverne (last appearance in issue #329),  Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers
Intro:  Stan Wellwood, Dean Brewster, Jak-Thal, Miss Europe, Miss Asia, Miss Orion, Miss Sirius, and other contestants in the Miss Cosmos contest (only appearance for all),  Zilya and two other former Miss Cosmoses (all die in this story)
Villain: Jak-Thal (first appearance)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl, as Linda Danvers, uses her super-powers to win the Miss Universe contest after seeing a space-probe which played back a tape of a Miss Cosmos contest.  Since the Miss
Universe of Earth will be abducted from Earth and chosen to compete in the Miss Cosmos contest, Supergirl wishes to face the unknown herself, instead of letting a normal girl take the heat.  She wins the Miss Cosmos contest, but her prize is a phoney immortality treatment by the vengeful Jak-Thal, who kills three former Miss Cosmos winners to prevent them from warning her. Since Jak-Thal's face was turned grotesque by radiation from a nebula in space, he gets revenge by giving "ugly treatments" to the winner of the Miss Cosmos contest.  And, after Supergirl breaks free and turns him in to a space prison for murder, she does indeed become grotesque.

Action Comics No. 336
April 1966
Cover:  New Bizarro-Supergirl and Comet keeping Superman out of the Fortress of Solitude  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Forbidden Fortress of Solitude"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN #186)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in first story in this issue; next appears in SUPERMAN #185), Bizarros (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #156), Comet
Supporting Characters:  Bizarro-Perry White (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #156), Lois Lane (between SUPERMAN #185 / 186), Edna Danvers, Dick Malverne
Cameo:  Miss Orion, Miss Sirius, Zilya and other former Miss Cosmoses (in flashback)
Intro:  A new Bizarro-Supergirl, a soldier, a plastic surgeon (only appearance for all)
Villain:  Jak-Thal (last apeparance)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Nothing Supergirl does (including a Red Kryptonite treatment) can restore her face's  former beauty.  Even a duplicator-ray treatment only produces a lovely Bizarro-Supergirl
with perfect grammar but a stupid mind, who wins acceptance from her fellow Bizarros by keeping Superman out of his Fortress of Solitude for awhile.  However, seeing Supergirl aid a disfigured soldier prompts Jak-Thal to devise an antidote to the ugliness treatment, rub it on the Miss Cosmos crown, and thus restore Supergirl's natural beauty.

Superman No. 186
May 1966
Cover: "Ghosts" of Superman and Clark Kent appearing to Lois Lane, Lana Lang, Sir Seer, and others at a seance //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "The Two Ghosts of Superman" (15 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Artist: Al Plastino
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #336)
GA: Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #180; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44), Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #336 / 337)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #336), Lana Lang
Cameo: Jor-El, Queen Isabella, Captain Kidd, Jesse James
Villains: Sir Seer, Flashy Fisher, Duke Cooper, and their gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: To trap a phony mystic and his gang, Superman causes him to believe he really has psychic powers...and that he has correctly predicted Superman's death.

Action Comics No. 337
May 1966
Story:  "The Green Sun Supergirl"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #186)
Supporting Characters: Alpha Lambda sorority (Joan named in this story)
Intro:  Lumalians, Ant-Men and Ant-Women, Tree-People (only appearance for all)
Villains:  The Evil-Eyed People (first and only appearance)
Comment:  Some elements of this story seem to be taken from H.G. Wells's The Time Machine.
Synopsis: A spacecraft Supergirl is testing for the U.S. government deposits her on Lumal, a planet under a green sun, where she has no super-powers.  Supergirl helps the people of Lumal triumph over their oppressors, the Evil-Eyed People.  She improvises with equipment from the spacecraft, causing the Lumalians to think she has super-powers.  Later, Supergirl manages to find radioactive material and uses it to power the ship back to Earth.

Action Comics No. 338
June 1966
Story:  "The Villain Who Married Supergirl"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jerry Siegel
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #94)
Intro:  Vampire meteors (only appearance)
Villains: Raspor, Viperie (first and only appearance for both)
Comment:  The population of Krypton at its destruction is given as "over one billion" in this story.
Synopsis:  Raspor and Viperie, two desperadoes from outer space, make Supergirl's acquaintance.  Raspor wishes to marry Supergirl, despite Viperie's protests.  When her voice becomes too strident, he exiles her to the Nightmare Dimension.  Raspor also boasts that he placed an N-Bomb in the core of Krypton, which destroyed it.  Supergirl, in vengeance, pretends to be in love with him and arranges a mock "wedding", but leaves him stranded on a planet on which she claims to have placed an N-Bomb with an indefinite timing.  Later, she admits to herself she was lying about the bomb, leaving him exiled on the planet in fear of impending death.  And, to himself, Raspor admits he was lying about planting a bomb in Krypton.

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 94
July 1966
Story:  "Insect-Olsen Vs. the Bug Bandits"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller:  George Papp
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #66)
GS:  Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #338 / 339)
GA:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #66; next appears in SUPERMAN #189)
Supporting Character:  Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #66; appears as Insect Queen in flashback; origin of Insect Queen retold)
Villains:  The Bug and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  The Bug steals the master print of "the Beatles' latest ovie" in this story.  Unless this is just a promo film (such as the one they did for Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever), it has no counterpart in our universe.
Synopsis:  While Superman is on a space mission, The Bug, a super-villain who uses large robot "insects" for his crimes, terrorizes Metropolis.  Lana Lang gives Jimmy Olsen her Insect Queen ring so that he can change into a bug-form she has already used that day (she cannot repeat a change for 24 hours) and save a falling man.  Jimmy goes on to use the ring's power, changing
himself into insect forms to battle The Bug.  In the end, Lana Lang gets in touch with Supergirl, she assumes an "insect-Olsen" disguise, easily endures a deathtrap The Bug had set up for Jimmy, and captures the villain.

Action Comics No. 339
July 1966
Cover:  Brainiac trapping Supergirl in Kryptonite cage; Muto trapping Superman of 2966 in seawater (two vignettes)  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "Brainiac's Blitz"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jim Shooter
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #94)
GA:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #94; next appears in SUPERMAN #189)
Supporting Characters: Students and faculty at Stanhope College
Intro:  Professor Carter (only appearance)
Villain:  Brainiac (last appearance in Superman story in issue #335)
Comment:  Superman goes on a mission to outer space with the Justice League of America in this story, an unchronicled story.
Synopsis:  Brainiac comes to Metropolis for a battle with Superman, but the Man of Steel is in outer space on a Justice League mission.  Thus, Supergirl stands in for her cousin and
battles Brainiac, who almost destroys her at one point with a cage of Kryptonite.  But, being smaller than Superman, she can slip between the cage bars and forces Brainiac to escape by
sending himself into another time-era.  When Superman returns, he compliments Supergirl on her victory.

Action Comics No. 340
Aug. 1966
Story:  "The Supergirl Identity Hunt"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #97)
GA:  Superman (last appearance in Superman story in this issue; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #159)
Supporting Characters: Dick Malverne, Mrs. Hart (last appearance)
Intro:  Susan Meadows, Dr. Small, Elaine, Sally King, Janice Tyler, Ethel Harris (all ex-orphans of Midvale Orphanage), Cindy Harris (Ethel's daughter) and other children, Major Wood, Capt. Jerry Hawes (only appearnace for all)
Villains:  Fact Finder, Philip Raines, and other blackmailers (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  Some of the ex-orphans appearing in this story may have appeared in earlier issues, unidentified.
Synopsis:  A blackmailer called the Fact Finder takes the opportunity to search for Supergirl among the women attending a reunion at Midvale Orphanage, since his research indicates that
Supergirl once lived there.  He and his gang eliminate various ladies as suspects.  But, with the help of Superman, Linda Danvers fakes getting a tooth pulled.  Since Supergirl would never need dental work, the gang turns on Fact Finder and denounces him as a boob.

Action Comics No. 341
Sept. 1966
Story:  "The Four Helpless Heroes"  ["Supergirl's Busiest Day"] (from issue #270)
Comment:  One page edited out.

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 97
October 1966
Cover: Tal-Var vs. Jimmy Olsen in Fortress of Solitude //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "The Fortress Death-Trap" (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jim Shooter
Artist: Pete Costanza
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #69), Superman robots (destroyed in this story, probably rebuilt later)
GA: Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #340 / 342)
Villain: Tal-Var (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Taken to the Fortress of Solitude for a visit, Jimmy Olsen is left there by Superman when the latter goes to help Supergirl, and must face the super-villain Tal-Var alone when he makes a surprise attack.

Action Comics No. 342
October 1966
Story:  "The Day Supergirl Became an Amazon"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jim Shooter?
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #97; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #350)
Intro:  Millie Cole, Sue Johnston, Queen Jarta and the Amazons of her tribe (only appearance for all)
Comment: It is possible that Queen Jarta's Amazon tribe is related to the moral Amazons of South America that turn up in the last issues of WONDER WOMAN.
Synopsis:  While on a boat trip to collect marine specimens for Stanhope University's biology department, Linda Danvers and two female classmates get blown off-course and end up on a distant island populated by Amazon women who have great strength, due to drinking a certain nectar.  The women are ruled by the tyrannical Queen Jarta, who orders Linda and her friends to work as slaves until the three-days' dose of Nectar of Strength can make them Amazons.  Linda uses her super-strength to do their tasks so well, and deliberately discomfits Queen Jarta in the
process, that the Queen gladly sends them all back to civilization.

Action Comics No. 343
November 1966
Story:  "Jimmy Olsen, Supergirl's Pal"  (from SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #40)

Adventure Comics No. 350
November 1966
Cover:  Supergirl and Superboy walking away from Legion Clubhouse and Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Cosmic Boy, Light Lass, Phantom Girl, Ultra Boy, Shrinking Violet and Colossal Boy (costume miscolored)  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Outcast Super-Heroes"  (12 pages)
 Part 2:  "The Devil's Dozen"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Letterer:  Milt Snapinn
Feature Characters:  Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl (joins the Legion in this story), Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Ferro Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light
Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #342), Star Boy (rejoins the Legion in this story), Ultra Boy (the Legion of Super-Heroes)
Intro:  The White Witch (Mysa Nal; last chronological appearance in TALES OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #316), R. J. Brande (last chronological appearance in SECRETS OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1 flashback)
Cameo:  Computo, Jor-El, Lara
Villains:  Prince Evillo, Sugyn, Apollo, and the Wild Huntsman (the Devil's Dozen; first appearance for all)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  When a Green Kryptonite cloud envelops the Earth in the 30th Century, Superboy and Supergirl have to leave the Legion of Super-Heroes.  They ask that the mysterious, lead-costumed Sir Prize and Miss Terious take their places, and the Legionnaires agree, inducting them.  The Kryptonians are sent back to their own eras with Kryptonite capsules in their brains to erase their
memories of the Legion.  However, the Legion fails to stop a villainous group called the Devil's Dozen in their first encounter with them.

Adventure Comics No. 351
December 1966
Cover:  Superboy with trash sack, illusion of Legion Clubhouse, Mon-El, Colossal Boy, Saturn Girl, Princess Projectra, and Element Lad  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Forgotten Legion"  (12 pages)
 Part 2:  "The Faces Behind the Masks"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Letterer:  Milton Snapinn
Feature Characters:  Bouncing Boy (power restored; rejoins the Legion in this story), Brainiac 5, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Ferro Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid,
Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Superboy, Supergirl (next appears in ACTION COMICS #344), Star Boy, Ultra Boy (the Legion of Super-Heroes)
GS:  Polar Boy, Night Girl, Fire Lad, Chlorophyll Kid, Stone Boy, Color Kid (the Legion of Substitute Heroes), Krypto (last appearance in issue #343; next appears in SUPERMAN #195), Beppo, Comet, and Streaky (between issues #343 / 364; the Legion of Super-Pets), White Witch (next appears in issue #370)
Supporting Character:  R. J. Brande (next appears in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (3rd series) #31 (flashback))
Intro:  Dr. Zan Orbal, Miss Morrison (only appearance for both)
Cameo:  Shrinking Violet
Villains:  Prince Evillo, Sugyn, Apollo, and the Wild Huntsman (the Devil's Dozen; last appearance for all), Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in SUPERBOY #131; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #131 flashback)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Sir Prize and Miss Terious are revealed as Star Boy and Dream Girl, and are allowed to stay in the Legion.  The Devil's Dozen are defeated.  Color Kid changes the Green Kryptonite to Blue Kryptonite, and Superboy and Supergirl are safely reinstated.  Bouncing Boy's power, Lightning Lad's arm, and the White Witch's identity are restored.
 

Action Comics No. 344
December 1966
Story:  "The (Super) Girl In the Green House"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jim Shooter
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #351)
Intro:  The inhabitants of Gaea, Frank and Ethel Davis, Senator Clarkson, Secretary Boyd
Villains:  Dick Malvin and other members of the Adult Revolution Movement, Secretary Quiggly (first appearance for all)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue..
Synopsis:  In space, Supergirl comes upon Gaea, a parallel version of Earth.  On Gaea, a plague has wiped out most adults, leaving teenagers in charge of government and society.  Supergirl
decides to stay for a while, having two months off from college.  She establishes her Linda Danvers identity and also appears as Supergirl.  A chain of events leads to Linda becoming president of Gaea's America as a write-in candidate.  However, she is also targeted by the Adult Revolt Movement, whose crack agent, Dick Malvin, is a dead ringer for Dick Malverne of Earth.  Supergirl becomes wanted for unwittingly attacking policemen and placing fool's gold in the treasury.  When Malvin tricks Linda into exposing her Supergirl identity, she is scheduled to be impeached.

Action Comics No. 345
Jan. 1967
Story:  "The Exile of Steel"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jim Shooter
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in Superman story in next issue)
GS:  The Gaeans (last appearance for all)
Intro:  Lucas Nevins, Weemer (only appearance for both)
Villains:  Dick Malvin and the A.R.M., Secretary Quiggly (last appearance for all)
Comment:  This story continues from the last issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl's impeachment trial ends with a conviction.  However, the Girl of Steel easily breaks free from her guards and escapes.  Dick Malvin, her former vice president, becomes president and appoints A.R.M. traitors to high posts, while subjecting America to fascist tyranny.  At that point, Supergirl returns to defeat Malvin and the A.R.M., liberating the Americans of Gaea.  As a going-away present, the Gaeans give her a ticker-tape parade.

Action Comics No. 346
February 1967
Cover: The Professor and Pierre watching Supergirl vs. phony "Superman" on viewscreen //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "The Man Who Sold Insurance To Superman" (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker:
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #52 (flashback); next appears in Supergirl story in this issue)
GA: Supergirl (between Supergirl stories in last issue and this issue)
Supporting Character: Perry White
Intro: Terry Mason, Jewel Cartier, Ricky Candell, Mia Doran, Photo Finish Farrell, Dr. Payne (only appearance for all)
Villains: Mr. Cartier, the Renegade Raiders, Surranians (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: An insurance salesman sells Superman a policy guaranteeing $100,000,000,000 against his death or disappearance from the Earth.

Story:  "The Case of the Superman Impostor"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Robert Bernstein
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in Superman story in this issue)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in Superman story in this issue; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #164)
Villains:  The Professor, Maxie, Marlene, and Pierre (first appearance for all; all die in this story), the Torpedo (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Clark Kent appears to summon Superman to take in the Torpedo, a mad bomber.  But a criminal mastermind called the Professor deduces Kent is Superman, and intends to blackmail Supergirl with an elaborate plot.  First, the Professor's hireling Maxie is made into a double of Superman and Clark Kent by plastic surgery.  Then, as "Superman", Maxie tricks Supergirl into switching identities in front of him.  The Professor's gang blackmails Supergirl, telling her that they will reveal her double identity to the world unless she brings them riches.  Supergirl almost succumbs, but, at the last minute, refuses, unwilling to become a thief even to protect herself.  The Professor and his gang take off in a car, with Maxie disguised as Clark Kent.  Unfortunately for them, the Torpedo has broken jail, sees Maxie as  "Clark Kent", and throws a bomb at them,
blowing the Professor and his gang to bits.

Action Comics No. 347
March-April 1967
Cover:  Bizarro-Supergirl vs. Supergirl and Superman; Biron the Centaur turning into Comet; Johnny Blank witnessing Linda Lee change into Supergirl; Supergirl and the Supergirl Emergency
Squad (four vignettes)  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Boy Who Could See In the Dark"  ["Supergirl's Darkest Day"]  (from issue #263)
Story:  "My Father, the Cop"  ["Supergirl Gets Adopted"]  (from issue #264)
Story:  "The Son of Bizarro"  (from Superman #160)
Story:  "Supergirl's Super Boy-Friends"  (from issue #290)
Story:  "The Secret Origin of Supergirl's Super-Horse" (from issue #293)
Comment:  This is 80 PAGE GIANT #G-33.

Action Comics No. 348
March 1967
Story:  "The Assistant Supergirl"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN #195)
Intro:  Kara Strange (a robot; only appearance), Denekians (in flashback; only appearance)
Comment: This story supposedly takes place at the start of a "new term".  Most likely, however, it is the start of a new semester, and takes place in January.
Synopsis:  In return for her saving their race from starvation, the people of the planet Denek send Supergirl a robot double named Kara Strange.  The robot is programmed to help Supergirl in both her identities, and can assume the appearance of both Linda and Supergirl.  However, the robot turns out to be too good a helper, causing Linda much consternation.  But, when Linda orders Kara Strange to do everything in her stead one day, the robot fails one test--giving blood.  Sadly, Kara Strange packs up and flies off of Earth, back to her homeworld.

Superman No. 195
April 1967
Cover:  Superman weakened by Kryptonite gas, and Kandor, Krypto, and Supergirl imprisoned in tubes  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Fury of the Kryptonian-Killer"  (15 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jim Shooter
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #165; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #73)
GS:  Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #348 / 349), Krypto, Kandorians
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen
Cameo:  Jor-El, Lara
Villains:  Amalak (last appearance in issue #190), Rinol-Jag (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Amalak brainwashes Rinol-Jag, last survivor of a planet which was destroyed by a planet-sized chunk of Kryptonite, into hating all things Kryptonian.  Rinol-Jag goes
on a hate crusade against the survivors of Krypton, destroying monuments to Superman, Supergirl, Jor-El and Lara, breaking into the Fortress of Solitude to capture the bottle-city of Kandor, and then using Kryptonite to capture Superman, Supergirl, and Krypto.  But when Amalak tries to activate a device that will explode the Earth, Rinol-Jag questions his actions, and is shot by Amalak's ray-gun.  Falling, Rinol frees Superman, who is wounded by Amalak but nevertheless manages to knock him out and short-circuit his bomb.  Later, Amalak is imprisoned, and Rinol-Jag makes friends with Superman and Supergirl.
 

Action Comics No. 349
April 1967
Story:  "Supergirl's Black Deeds"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #195)
Supporting Characters:  Students and faculty at Stanhope University  (Susan and Janet named in this story)
Intro:  Miss Todd (only appearance)
Villains:  Gimmick" Gordon, Gus, Jarka, Korlo (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers finds herself in the grip of uncontrollable impulses that cause her to do unkind or even dangerous acts, such as stealing a trophy or rupturing a tank of chlorine gas underwater as Supergirl.  As a result, she is expelled from Stanhope.  But the evil impulses have been the work of two game-playing aliens, Jarka and Korlo, who have been using a mind-compelling ray on Supergirl in a chess-like situation.  Korlo, who plays in defense of Supergirl, makes it appear that another girl on campus took the trophy while sleepwalking, and
Linda Danvers is reinstated.  Supergirl remains ignorant of the existence of Jarka and Korlo.

Action Comics No. 350
May 1967
Story:  "The Anti-Supergirl Plot"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Batman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #53; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #363), Green Arrow (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #53; next appears in SUPERMAN #199), Hawkman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #53; next appears in HAWKMAN #20), Green Lantern (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #73; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #53; all appear as the Justice League of America)
Supporting Character:  Dick Malverne (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #393)
Intro:  Cindy Morbilt, Carter Hagen, editor of the Stanhope Sentinel, Kim Lorne (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearance: Mr. and Mrs. Lorne (Kim Lorne's parents; in a photo; first and only appearance)
Villains:  "Fingers" Cooley, a Batman impersonator, and a Green Lantern impersonator (in a band called The Heroes; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  "Fingers" Cooley and his gang dress as Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Batman, and Supergirl in a rock band called The Heroes.  They use this as a cover for robberies, which the rest
of the gang commits in the wealthy homes in which they play while Kim Lorne, the Supergirl impostor, does a solo set.  When Kim learns of Cooley's thievery of a scientist's military secrets and mineral collection (including a powerful variety of Kryptonite), he threatens to have her parents harmed if she goes to the police.  Supergirl, investigating the thefts, hears Kim's
confession.  When the crooks immobilize Supergirl with the Kryptonite, Kim rescues her.  Supergirl then summons the real Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and Batman from Justice League
headquarters to capture their crooked counterparts.

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 102
June 1967
Story:  "Jimmy Olsen--Campus Hero"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Pete Costanza
Feature Character:  Jimmy Olsen
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #350; next appears in SUPERMAN #199)
Supporting Character:  Perry White, students and faculty at Stanhope College
Intro: President of Stanhope College
Villains:  Homicide, Inc., Nick Harkins, Mr. Quick (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  In this story Linda is revealed to be a member of the Stanhope cheerleaders' squad.
Synopsis:  After Jimmy Olsen's testimony sends a murderer to jail, his gang, Homicide, Inc., targets Olsen for death.  Several attempts are made on Jimmy's life, and Perry White gets him a
cover identity as "Jeff Ogden", a student at Stanhope College.  Linda Danvers recognizes Jimmy, but agrees to help him carry off the ruse.  She also covertly guards him against assassination
attempts made by Mr. Quick, the syndicate's killer in disguise.  Supergirl finally succeeds in capturing Mr. Quick, and Jimmy reveals his true identity to the faculty and students.

Action Comics No. 351
June 1967
Story:  "Jimmy Olsen Marries Supergirl"  (from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #57)

Action Comics No. 352
July 1967
Story:  "Jimmy Olsen's Two Brides"  (from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #57)

Superman No. 199
Cover: Superman and Flash racing as Robin, Batman, the Atom, Green Lantern, J'onn J'onzz, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Hawkman, and Wonder Woman look on //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: "Superman's Race With the Flash" (Part 1; 12 pages)
 Part 2: "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet" (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jim Shooter
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #103; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #168)
GS: Flash (between FLASH #172 / 173), Aquaman (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #73; next appears in AQUAMAN #35), Green Arrow (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #350; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #55), Green Lantern (between GREEN LANTERN #54 / 55), J'onn J'onzz (between HOUSE OF MYSTERY #168 / 169), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #194; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #356), Hawkman (between HAWKMAN #21 / 22), Atom (between ATOM #32 / 33; all appear as the Justice League of America, between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #54 / 55), Robin (last appearance in BATMAN #194; next appears in TEEN TITANS #11), Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #350 / 353)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (next appears in ACTION COMICS #351), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #103; next appears in ACTION COMICS #351), Iris West (between FLASH #172 / 173)
Intro: Secretary-General of the United Nations (only appearance?)
Villain: Mr. Vincent, an American gambling syndicate, Werner Von Broder, Mr. DePaul, Dr. Robert Carson, the Continental Crime Syndicate, Lorenzo, Nails (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This is the first of three Superman / Flash races.  The second appears in THE FLASH #175.
Synopsis: Superman and The Flash agree to a race around the world to benefit the United Nations.  But two rival gambling syndicates set traps for the hero that they have individually bet against.
 
 

Action Comics No. 353
August 1967
Story:  "The Cosmic Collectors"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #199; origin retold in flashback)
Intro:  Alice, Betty,  Joe Trent (only appearance for all)
Villains:  The Living Library (a group of disembodied brains), the Zorkians (first appearance for all)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  When Linda Danvers notices so-so student Joe Trent checking out weighty scientific tomes, with no affect on his grades, Supergirl investigates.  She discovers that Joe, under a
hypnotic spell, is bringing the books to a spacecraft inhabited by the Living Library, a group of disembodied brains from the planet Zorkia.  The Library's mission is to scan all the books in
existence and serve as a living repository of knowledge on Zork.  However, they judge that Supergirl's super-memory would make it possible for her to retain all their knowledge in her stead, and allow them to get back into their bodies, which have been kept in suspended animation.  Thus, they use Kryptonite to keep Supergirl prisoner, and she serves as a "human library" on  Zorkia.

Action Comics No. 354
Sept. 1967
Story:  "The Brain-Stealers"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #359)
Intro:  Queen Neolla (only appearance), Piscor and the Sea-People (in flashback; die in this story)
Villains:  Cerebron (first and only appearance), the Living Library (last appearance)
Comments:  This story is continued from last issue.
 This story shows that no humanoid beings (except Queen Neolla) exist on Zorkia, which contradicts last issue's statement that the Living Library would easily return to their human bodies
and the depiction of living humanoids on Zorkia in the last panel.
Synopsis:  Supergirl, on Zorkia, learns from King Cerebron, another disembodied brain, that his race was a conquering, warlike people, but they were forced to abandon their bodies when a race of fish-people retaliated with a "plague-mist" that was deadly to human life.  Their real quest has been to find an antidote to the plague-mist.  Supergirl, though held prisoner by threat of the Kryptonite, refuses to solve their problems.  However, they trick her into using her super-powers, duplicate them, and infuse them (including invulnerability) into Queen Neolla, Cerebron's wife, who has been kept in suspended animation up to this time.  Cerebron hopes Neolla will rid them of the plague-mist and help them conquer other worlds.  But she has absorbed Supergirl's heroic nature, causing her to free Supergirl of the Kryptonite trap.  As Supergirl leaves, Neolla tells her
that she will only work on an antidote to the plague-mist when Cerebron and his people foreswear their dreams of conquest.

Adventure Comics No. 359
August 1967
Cover:  Superboy, Colossal Boy, Element Lad, Cosmic Boy, and Invisible Kid arrested by Science Police //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Outlawed Legionnaires"  (22 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jim Shooter
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Letterer:  Milt Snappinn
Feature Characters:  Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Duo Damsel, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-
Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #354; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #169), Ultra Boy (the Legion of Super-Heroes)
Supporting Characters:  Mr. Norg (first and only appearance), Mrs. Norg (last appearance in issue #365; last appearance), R. J. Brande (last chronological appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (3rd series) #31; next appears in SUPERBOY #221)
Intro: Chet Bradley (only appearance)
Villain:  Universo (last appearance in issue #349; revealed in next issue), Xakkan raiders (first and only appearance)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue, but Supergirl does not appear in it.
Synopsis:  The Legionnaires return from a space mission to learn that their operation has been outlawed on Earth.  Signs indicate that the new president, Kandro Boltax, is using a form of mind-control on the people of Earth, but several Legion members are convicted of power-use and are sent to the prison planet, Takron-Galtos.  The other heroes vow to stay on Earth and form an
underground movement to learn the truth behind recent developments.

World's Finest Comics No. 169
Sept. 1967
Cover:  Superman and Batman fixing flat on Batmobile, Supergirl and Batgirl watching //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Supergirl-Batgirl Plot"  (9 pages)
 Part II:  "Clash of the Super-Teams"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Feature Characters:  Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #354; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #76), Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #367; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #74), Robin (between DETECTIVE COMICS #367 / 368)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #359; next appears in ACTION COMICS #356), Batgirl (between DETECTIVE COMICS #363 / 369)
Supporting Characters:  Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #354; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #106), Jimmy Olsen (between SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #105 / 106)
Cameo: Black Flame, Catwoman (as identities for Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite)
Villains:  Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #73; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #114), Bat-Mite (last appearance in issue #154; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #482), Briggs and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  This is the first meeting of Supergirl and Batgirl.
Synopsis:  Batman, Robin, and Superman are beset by "Batgirl" and "Supergirl", who undercut them as crime-fighters, steal Superman's powers, make Batman susceptible to cowardice, and
steal the Fortress of Solitude and everything in the Batcave.  Finally, the two "villainesses" challenge Superman and Batman to a showdown fight.  The heroes are victorious and unmask
"Supergirl" as "Black Flame" and "Batgirl" as "Catwoman".  But the real Supergirl and Batgirl show up shortly afterward, having been caught and replaced by the two phonies, who are really Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite.  The two imps have been making a wager that Batman would fall into their trap, and Bat-Mite tricks Mxyzptlk into saying his name backwards and vanishing.  Bat-Mite then disappears himself.

Action Comics No. 355
October 1967
Story:  "The Death of Luthor"  (from issue #286)

Action Comics No. 356
November 1967
Story:  "The Girl of Straw"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #169)
Cameo:  Superman, Zor-El, Comet, Dick Malverne, Mrs. Hart, students at Stanhope College, children at Midvale Orphanage (as characters in a dream)
Synopsis:  Supergirl's powers have been steadily slipping away, and not due to Kryptonite exposure.  When she is rescued by Superman, he tells her what he has been keeping secret from her for so long:  she is really an android created by Zor-El, sent to Earth to become Superman's helper, and now her power-source is burning out.  She flies away in tears, but soon falls to her
destruction.
 Superman wakes up.  It has all been a dream, he thinks...until he sees Supergirl's smashed android body where he dreamed it fell...
 Linda Danvers wakes up.  It has all been a dream within a dream.

Action Comics No. 357
December 1967
Story:  "Supergirl's Secret Marriage"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Students at Stanhope University
Intro:  Veena, Thal, and other Zhonnians (only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  After Supergirl rescues the inhabitants of Zhonnia from a blazing sea of oil, Thal, a Zhonnian, falls in love with her and breaks off his engagement to Veena, his fiancee.  To get
Thal over his infatuation, Veena dresses as a man, takes the identity of "Joaquin Jarl", comes to Earth, and convinces Supergirl she has been married to "Joaquin" for a year.  Her memory of such, says "Joaquin", has been wiped out by a recent Kryptonite exposure.  Other Zhonnians, including Thal, are invited and come to Supergirl's and "Joaquin's" first "wedding anniversary."  While there, Thal admits that hearing of her marriage makes him wish he had Veena to make up with.  Supergirl, who has deduced Veena's true identity from feminine mannerisms she failed to cover up, unmasks her in private, gets the two lovers together again, and attends their subsequent marriage.

Action Comics No. 358
Jan. 1968
Story:  "Superboy In Argo City"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Jim Mooney
Feature Character:  Supergirl (origin details revealed; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #364; also appears in flashback, see Supergirl's early chronology for placement)
GS:  Superboy (in flashback; last appearance in SUPERBOY #144; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #364)
GA: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #108; next appears in SUPERMAN #204)
Supporting Characters:  Zor-El, Allura, people of Argo City (in flashback)
Cameo:  Jor-El and Lara (as images)
Villain:  An alien (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Years ago, Superboy was accidentally struck and knocked unconscious by a mining probe of Zor-El's from Argo City, while he was shaping a jewel from a diamond meteoroid.  The probe took the amnesiac Superboy to Argo City, where he met and became friends with young Kara, and her parents Zor-El and Allura.  However, when Argo City's crossing into space territory inhabited by an alien race is interpreted as agression, a member of that race demands one of their lives in sacrifice for the "crime".   Superboy quickly offers himself, and is taken away from Argo City, despite the protests from the family of Zor-El.  To forego interference from the Argonians, the alien cleanses their memories of Superboy's existence.  Once within range of a yellow star, though, Superboy recovers his powers and memory--though he does not remember anything of his visit to Argo City--and breaks free and eludes the alien.  Years later, Supergirl shows the jewel she got from Superboy to Superman.  Superman remembers carving it from an asteroid years ago, but neither can figure out how it got in Argo City.

Adventure Comics No. 364
January 1968
Cover:  Comet, Beppo, Krypto, and Streaky vs. Superboy, Saturn Girl, and Cosmic Boy  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Revolt of the Super-Pets"  (12 pages)
 Part II:  "Fang, Claw, and Hoof"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jim Shooter
Artist:  Pete Costanza
Letterer:  Milt Snapinn
Feature Characters:  Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy,
Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #358 / 359), Ultra Boy (the Legion of Super-Heroes)
GS:  Beppo, Streaky (between issues #351 / 380), Comet (last appearance in issue #351; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #92), Krypto (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #107; next appears in issue #380), Proty II (between issues #351 / 375; all appear as the Legion of Super-Pets)
Cameo: Circe, Maaldor, Jor-El, Luck Lords (in flashback)
Villains: The Thanlites (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Miffed by Legion of Super-Heroes chastisement over a case of remote-controlled super-weapons, the Legion of Super-Pets takes up an offer to reside on the planet Thanl, whose
inhabitants "worship" them.  The super-animals drive off the human Legionnaires when they try to take them back to Earth.  Later, however, the Super-Pets discover that Thanl is the source of the criminal super-weapons, and they help the Super-Heroes defeat their common enemy.

Action Comics No. 359
February 1968
Story:  "The Super-Initiation of Supergirl"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #364; next appears in issue #361)
GA:  Linda Danvers robot (formerly the Linda Lee robot?)
Supporting Characters:  Students at Stanhope College
Intro:  An unnamed co-ed, Joan (only appearance for both),  Janet Berg,Yvonne Chatam (names only mentioned; no actual appearance; only appearance for both)
Villains: Sonya, Doris, and other members of Xi-Pi-Hi-Fi Sorority (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  To teach the brutally hazing members of Xi-Pi-Hi-Fi sorority a lesson, Supergirl insists on being allowed to pledge the club.  The sorority members suspect trouble from her, and also believe that Supergirl is one of three girls attending Stanhope, one of the suspects being Linda Danvers.  Supergirl fulfills her initiation tests and foils their attempts to learn her identity.  Later, Supergirl makes such trouble for the sorority members that they come to their senses and disband it.

Action Comics No. 360
March-April 1968
Cover:  Supergirl and Superman; vignettes of Supergirl, Edna and Fred Danvers, Linda Danvers, Lesla-Lar, Dick Malverne, Kandor, Mr.Mxyzptlk, the Infinite Monster, Jerro, Saturn Girl, Brainiac 5, and Cosmic Boy  //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story:  "The Unknown Supergirl"  (from issue #278)
Story:  "Supergirl's Secret Enemy"  (from issue #279)
Comment:  2 pages edited from story.
Story:  "Trapped In Kandor"  (from issue #280)
Story:  "The Three Red K Perils"  ["The Supergirl of Tomorrow"]  (from issue #282)
Comment:  Pages 1-8 edited out, so that pages 9-13 are pages 1-5 of this story.
Story:  ["The Six Red K Perils of Supergirl"]  (from issue #283)
Comment:  Pages ??? (7 pages) are edited out, so that pages ?? are pages 6-11 of "The Three Red K Perils".
 Art is altered so that Supergirl only is exposed to three Red Kryptonite meteors, rather than six, as in the original.
Story:  "The Super-Mermaid"  ["The Strange Bodies of Supergirl"] (from issue #284)
Comment:  8 pages edited out of story.
Story:  "The World's Greatest Heroine"  (from issue #285)
Comment:  Page 1 edited out of story.
Story:  "The Infinite Monster"  (from issue #285)
Comment:  Page 1 edited out of story.
Comments:  This issue's reprints are presented as a unified seven-part story.
 This is 80 PAGE GIANT #G-45.

Action Comics No. 361
March 1968
Story:  "Supergirl's Super-Date"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in issue #359)
Supporting Characters:  Students of Stanhope College
Intro: Mr. Todd (in flashback),  Duane Todd (only appearance for both)
Cameo:  Jor-El and Lara (as statues)
Synopsis:  When Linda Danvers gets a computer date with fellow student Duane Todd, he appears to exhibit super-powers covertly, and quotes a phrase in the Kryptonian language.  After awhile, Supergirl is convinced that Duane is a Kryptonian like herself--almost.  But, when she attempts to date him as Supergirl, he gives her the brush-off.  And, when Linda cracks through the ice of a lake while skating on it, Duane admits he was faking super-powers, and she has to sneak a log up from the bottom of the lake to grab on to.  Later, Duane admits that he thought she was Supergirl, tried to convince her he was a Kryptonian, and turned her down as Supergirl because he didn't want her, as Linda, to think he was fickle.  Since he is convinced that Linda is not Supergirl, he tries the computer dating service again, and gets...well...a "plain" person might be putting it nicely.  (Oh, heck, he gets a real dog!)

Action Comics No. 362
April 1968
Story:  "The 40th Century Outlaw"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl
Intro:  The women's dean of Stanhope College,  Maza, students of Stanhope College in 4,000 A.D. (only appearance for all)
Cameo:  Mr. Mxyzptlk, Superman (as statues)
Villain: Mr. Mxyzptlk LX (first and only appearance; Mr. Mxyzptlk's 40th Century descendant; disguised as Robin in this story)
Comment:  This story states that astronauts will land on the moon in 1970.  Since they landed on the moon in 1969, this is obviously an "alternate" future of Earth-One.
 The robots in this story may be a tribute to Magnus, Robot Fighter, which is set in 4,000 A.D.
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers is chosen by a Stanhope student from 4,000 A.D. to visit their college in the future.  Once there, she discovers that Supergirl is considered an outlaw, and supposedly
stole moon mail from the first lunar landing in 1970, intending to sell it and profit from it herself.  When she reveals herself to stop an out-of-control robot, Supergirl is captured with Kryptonite, tried, and sentenced to have the word "OUTLAW" branded on her forehead with a special ray, though her defender in court appears to be a time-travelling Robin from the 20th Century.  However, Robin is actually Mr. Mxyzptlk of the 40th Century, who has magically commanded everyone on Earth to believe Supergirl is a criminal.  Supergirl deduces his ruse when she sees "Robin" flying without a Legion flight-ring, tricks Mr. Mxyzptlk LX into saying his name backwards, and undoes his magic, including the "OUTLAW" brand, which was his doing.  She then returns to the 20th Century.

Action Comics No. 363, May 1968
Story:  "The Landmark Looters"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #117)
Supporting Characters:  Students at Stanhope College
Intro:   Zikka, Roxxi  (only appearance for both)
Comment:  Supergirl says that the Justice League of America is in space at the time of this story.  This may be an unchronicled mission, or it could possibly be their battle with the Queen Bee in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #62.
Synopsis:  Giant tweezers from a hole in space reach down and snatch Alcatraz Prison, the Sphinx, the Eiffel Tower, the Stanhope Observatory, the Taj Mahal, and the Statue of Liberty in
that order.  When Supergirl investigates, she discovers the culprits are two gigantic alien children from another dimension who are using the monuments as markers on a giant board game.  They take her captive with a "super-rope" and offer to play her a game of "Snatchaway", with them leaving Earth if she wins.  When she deduces they are weakened in the presence of gold, she steals
Fort Knox, immobilizes them with the buillion, and restores the monuments to Earth.  The aliens go off to play marbles with asteroids.

Adventure Comics No. 368
May 1968
Cover:  Superboy, Ultra Boy, Supergirl, Light Lass, Saturn Girl, Princess Projectra, Phantom Girl, Shrinking Violet, Triplicate Girl, and Shadow Lass  //Neal Adams
Story:  "The Mutiny of the Super-Heroines"  (12 pages)
 Part 2:  "Ladies First"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jim Shooter
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  George Klein
Letterers:  Gaspar Saladino and Charlotte Jetter
Feature Characters:  Brainiac 5, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Superboy, Supergirl (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #117; next appears in ACTION COMICS #364), Ultra Boy (the Legion of Super-Heroes)
Supporting Character:  President Boltax (last appearance in issue #366; next appears in SUPERBOY #197)
Villains: Thora (first appearance; dies in this story), various thieves, convicts, and vandals (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Thora, ambassador from the feminist world of Taltar, uses radiation treatments to secretly increase the power of the female Legionnaires and to make them hate men.  The girls win a fight with the boys, but Supergirl later divines the truth by examining the bracelet device which Thora uses to empower and corrupt the heroines.  Finally, during a battle in which the heroines are on the point of killing the heroes with their increased powers, Supergirl causes the bracelet to blow up on Thora's wrist, negating its effects and returning the girls to normal.  As a penalty for failure, Thora takes poison and dies.  One of the male Legionnaires notes that her feminist government was overthrown by men while she was away.

Action Comics No. 364, June 1968
Cover:  Doctors laboring to save Superman from Virus X //Neal Adams
Story:  "The Untouchable of Metropolis"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Penciller:  Ross Andru
Inker:  Mike Esposito
Feature Character:  Superman
GS:  Supergirl (last chronological appearance in Supergirl story in next issue)
GA:  Kandorians
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #209)
Intro:  Delegates from the United Nations
Villains:  Lex Luthor and his gang, the Gimmick Gang (first and only appearance), Jax-Ur, Prof. Vakox (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #205)
Comments:  This story is part three of a five-part serial.
Synopsis:  Superman, infected by Lex Luthor with Virus X, will die within days.  An international team of doctors fails to cure him.  Lex Luthor cons Superman's friends out of a million dollars with a phony remedy.  Finally, Superman resigns himself to his fate, and boards a rocket which will take him to cremation in Flammbron, the hottest sun in the universe.

Story:  "The Kiss of Death"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Otto Binder
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #368; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #176)
Supporting Characters: Students at Stanhope College
Intro:  Durkla (only appearance)
Villains:  Vandarr, Dorah, and Jaquella (first appearance for all; all die in this story)
Synopsis:  When two women wearing a strange tattoo on their arm are romanced by a man named Durkla and die shortly after kissing him, Supergirl investigates.  She learns that the two victims and one other woman were part of a gang of murderers and raiders on the water-world of Valair.  All three were tattooed with a mark that emitted X-rays so they could be detected by their
executioner, Durkla.   But all three escaped to Earth, including one who is being hidden by Supergirl; Durkla executed the first two by a poisoned ring.  The third proves to be a thief, and dies when she falls into a vat of liquid helium in the Fortress of Solitude.

World's Finest Comics No. 176
June 1968
Cover:  Heads of Batman, Superman, Supergirl, and Batgirl, silhouette of Ronald Jason  //Neal Adams
Story:  "The Superman-Batman Split"  (9 pages)
 Part II:  "A Tale of 3 Teams"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Neal Adams
Feature Characters:  Superman (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #63 / 240), Batman (last appearance in  DETECTIVE COMICS #376; next chronological appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #240),  Robin (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #376; next appears in TEEN TITANS #16)
GS:  Supergirl (between Supergirl stories in ACTION COMICS #364 / 365), Batgirl (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #78; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #384)
Supporting Characters:  Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #111; next chronological appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #240), Commissioner Gordon, students at Stanhope University
Intro:  Roland Jason and Desmond Jason (latter in flashback; both die in this story)
Cameo:  Ulysses S. Grant (as a statue)
Comment:  Robin appears in this issue just after a Teen Titans mission, possibly an untold story.
Synopsis:  Superman and Batman are separately contacted by what appear to be two aliens.  One,   Dur, masquerades as actor Roland Jason, and claims to be the ruler of an alien world seeking
Superman's help in eluding political assassins.  The other, Tiron,  purports to be a lawman chasing Dur, whom he tells Batman is a criminal.  Batman contacts Supergirl to help him against Superman.  Superman counters by enlisting Batgirl as his aide.  On a monitor in their Aerie, Jimmy Olsen and Robin discover the truth about the aliens, but are rendered unconscious with a gas pellet.  After the heroes and heroines battle, the "alien" collapses and reveals he was only one man, Ronald Jason, pretending to be both aliens.  Jason confesses that his brother had discovered
Batman's and Superman's double identities through voice prints, but his brother was killed shortly afterward by radiation exposure, which has also doomed Jason.  The actor hoped to go out
in his finest performance, deceiving the four heroes.  After Jason dies, Superman tells the others that he had discovered the impersonation already, but played along to make him happy, told Batman the truth, and gave Robin and Jimmy the knockout gas to keep them out of action.

Action Comics No. 365
July 1968
Cover:  Superman (with Virus X) in space-coffin, Supergirl carrying space-capsule with Lois Lane, Lori Lemaris, and Lana Lang  //Ross Andru / Mike Esposito
Story:  "Superman's Funeral"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Penciller:  Ross Andru
Inker:  Mike Esposito
Feature Character:  Superman (origin retold in flashback)
GA:  Atom (between THE ATOM #38 / JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #65), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #204), Flash (last appearance in THE FLASH #181), Green Arrow (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #63 / 65), Green Lantern (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #62), Hawkman (between HAWKMAN #27 / JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #65), J'onn J'onzz (last appearance in HOUSE OF MYSTERY #173), Wonder Woman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #63; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #177; all appear, with Superman, as the Justice League of America), Robin (between BATMAN #204 / DETECTIVE COMICS #378), Supergirl, Bizarros (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #74)
Supporting Characters:  Lois Lane, Lana Lang (next appears in SUPERMAN #210), Lori Lemaris (last appearance in SUPERMAN #204), Ardora (last appearance in issue #335), Lexorians (last appearance in issue #332)
Intro: Knorrians (only appearance)
Cameo:  Jimmy Olsen, Jor-El, Lara, Jonathan and Martha Kent, Superboy, Cosmic Boy, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Brainiac 5, Duo Damsel, Saturn Girl, Phantom Girl, Star Boy (?), Perry White, Brainiac, Kandor, Nightwing and Flamebird (in flashback)
Villain:  Lex Luthor (behind the scenes and in flashback; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #177)
Comment:  This is part four of a five-part serial.
Synopsis:  Superman remembers the events of his life as his coffin draws nearer to the star Flammbron.  When he passes the Bizarro world, the inhabitants fling red and white Kryptonite at
him in "mourning."  Just before the space-casket comes within range of the star, he gets a glimpse of Supergirl, Lois Lane, Lana Lang, and Lori Lemaris, whom Supergirl has brought there in a special space-capsule for one last look at Superman.  Then they turn back, and his coffin is engulfed by Flammbron's flames.

Story:  "The Case of the Curious Crimes"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Dave Wood
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in the Superman story in issue #364)
Supporting Characters:  Students and faculty at Stanhope College
Cameo: Superman (as statues)
Intro:  Leon Jackson, Professor Brown, Mr. Smallville (only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Leon Jackson, a Superman fan and Stanhope student, steals a gold Superman statuette from a college exhibit to use as a hood ornament on one ride before he returns it.  Supergirl
captures him, but he is allowed clemency by the court.  Later, acts of vandalism and theft occur on campus, and the evidence points to Leon.  Finally, Supergirl deduces that the acts were
committed by herself, under the influence of Red Kryptonite.  To make amends, she gives Leon the Superman statuette as a gift.

Action Comics No. 366
August 1968
Cover:  Supergirl and substitute Supermen  //Neal Adams
Story:  "Substitute Superman"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Penciller:  Ross Andru
Inker:  Mike Esposito
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in Supergirl story in next issue)
GS:  Aquaman (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #240 / 65), Batman (next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #378), Flash (next appears in FLASH #182), Green Lantern (next appears in GREEN LANTERN #63), J'onn J'onzz (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #71; all appear, with Superman, as the Justice League of America), Supergirl (next appears in WONDER WOMAN #177)
GA:  Kandorians
Supporting Character: Lois Lane
Intro:  The Flammbronians (only appearance)
Cameo:  Bizarros
Villains:  Jax-Ur, Phantom Zone villains (last appearance in SUPERMAN #205), assorted crooks
Comment:  This is part five of a five-part serial.
Synopsis:  Superman and his coffin are shielded from Flammbron's flames by devices used by the Flammbronians, creatures of living flame who live on Flammbron's surface.  Superman had saved the life of a flame-breathing man related to their race years ago, as Superboy.  Taken to an icy planet, Superman discovers that he has been cured of the Virus X, a plant-form of life, by the White Kryptonite meteors thrown by the Bizarros.  He returns to Earth to discover that Supergirl and five substitute Supermen are pinch-hitting for him.  The substitutes are really five Justice
Leaguers in disguise, who were filling in for him while the Kandorians chose a successor for Superman.  Superman thanks his cousin and his fellows for their vigilance.

Story:  "Stanhope--Off Limits"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #177)
Supporting Characters: Stanhope College students and faculty
GS: Linda Danvers robot
Intro:  David Carew
Villains: Alpha, Beta (Beta-Zin; first appearance for both)
Comments:  This is the first part of a three-part serial.
 Supergirl states that this story takes place not long after Superman's recovery from Virus X, which makes his appearance in the next issue probably his next chronological appearance after
the first story in this issue.
 Supergirl's joke about Wonder Woman on page 5 indicates that her case with Wonder Woman takes place just before this story.
Synopsis:  Two alien female terrorists, Alpha and Beta, construct a force-barrier around Stanhope College to imprison the faculty and students (including a Linda Danvers robot) within.  Supergirl
is more powerful than the twosome, but they warn her that any use of her powers against the barrier, even super-vision, will trigger a bomb which will blow Stanhope to bits.  However, Alpha
and Beta are free to enter and seek a student named David Carew, who flees them.  Supergirl decides that the crisis warrants her opening a special box which, she thinks, will "change my life...drastically".

Wonder Woman No. 177
July-August 1968
Cover:  Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Klamos, and Grok  //Carmine Infantino (signed)
Story:  "The Planetary Conqueror"  (8 pages)
 Part 2:  "The Captive Queens"  (9 pages)
 Part 3:  "A Fight To the Death"  (5 pages)
Editor:  Jack Miller
Writer: Bill Finger
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Jack Abel
Feature Character:  Wonder Woman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #365)
GS:  Supergirl (between first and second stories in ACTION COMICS #366)
Villains:  Klamos (a robot; destroyed in this story), Grok, an all-female gang, a gang of undersea crooks, various alien females, Klamos's army (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Klamos, a towering conqueror who can emit deadly beams from his visor, and his advisor Grok have conquered all the known inhabited planets in a galaxy.  Now Klamos proclaims his wish for a queen, and his armies scour the universe to bring back females to fight for the right to marry him.  Wonder Woman and Supergirl are also taken captive, with the Earth threatened by destruction from Klamos's fleet if they refuse.  Both women "play possum" during a free-for-all battle among the candidates for queen, and end up being the only two left in the arena.  As a result, Wonder Woman and Supergirl are forced to combat each other in a punishing physical fight to the death.  Supergirl apparently kills Wonder Woman and throws her at Klamos's feet.  But her "death" has been a ruse, and Wonder Woman tosses the surprised Grok to Supergirl, who discovers a wrist control panel that Grok is using to control Klamos, a robot.  She destroys Klamos, and Wonder Woman proclaims to the crowd that the planets once conquered by Grok, using "Klamos", are free again.  But Grok teleports away, vowing vengeance on the two heroines.

Action Comics No. 367
Sept. 1968
Cover:  Superman about to crash through barrier separating him from Supergirl  //Neal Adams
Story:  "The Evil of Alpha and Beta"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl
GA: Superman (last appearance in Superman story of last issue)
Supporting Characters:  Students and faculty at Stanhope College
Other Character: David Carew

Villains:  Alpha and Beta
Comment:  This is part two of a three-part serial.
Synopsis:  Supergirl exposes herself to Gold Kryptonite in hopes of destroying her powers, thus preventing the bomb at Stanhope from detecting them and detonating. Then she assumes her Linda Danvers identity, and tricks Alpha and Beta into letting her inside the barrier.  The two female terrorists put her to work in a lab assisting David Carew, whom they have captured.  Carew tells Linda that Alpha and Beta have told him he is destined in the future to create Noricon, a vaccine against all diseases, so they are forcing him to try and discover it now.  Linda spurs Carew into creating a diversion that allows them to escape the lab.  When David sees the Linda Danvers robot, Linda changes to her Supergirl costume, revealing her double identity and her plans to him.  They head for the bomb, intending to dismantle it, but Alpha and Beta deduce their destination and come after them.  Meanwhile, Superman wonders why Supergirl has not kept an appointment to meet him at the Fortress of Solitude.  Seeing her plight with his super-vision, he flies to Stanhope and intends to crash through the barrier.  Supergirl shouts a warning to her cousin, but he is moving too fast to stop himself in time.

Action Comics No. 368
October 1968
Story:  "Supergirl's Stand To Save Stanhope"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #374)
GS:  Superman (next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #177)
Supporting Characters: Students and faculty at Stanhope University
Intro:  Two policemen from 3604 A.D. (only appearance)
Other Character: David Carew (last appearance)
Villains:  Alpha and Beta (last appearance for both)
Comment: This is part three of a three-part serial.
Synopsis:  Superman speeds up to exceed the speed of light, breaks through the time barrier, and emerges several days in the past, before the force-field around Stanhope was created.  David
Carew and Supergirl finally locate the bomb and disarm it.  Two policemen from the year 3604 appear, inform Supergirl that they covertly shielded her from the Gold Kryptonite exposure, and tell her that she still has her powers.  She then captures Alpha and Beta and turns them over to the officers.  The policemen tell them that Alpha and Beta are criminals from their time, and that, due to substances which are rare in the 37th Century but plentiful in the 20th, Noricon is a priceless substance.  They intended to force David Carew to make a large supply of Noricon in 1968, which they would take to 3604 and sell for a fortune.  However, the policemen reveal that Alpha's and Beta's research was faulty:  Noricon is destined to be discovered by David Carew, Jr., the son of the David Carew of this era.  The villainesses are taken back to the future for imprisonment.  Supergirl notes that Superman has now returned, and is about to crash through the force-barrier around Stanhope.

Adventure Comics No. 374
Nov. 1968
Cover:  Supergirl and Ultra Boy, Chief Zoltorus, and statues of Shagrek, Mystelor, Quanto, Rogarth, and Black Mace  //Curt Swan / Mike Esposito
Story:  "Mission:  Diabolical"  (15 pages)
 Part 2:  "Mission:  Infiltrate Taurus"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jim Shooter
Artist:  Win Mortimer
Feature Characters:  Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #368 / 369), Star Boy, Ultra Boy  (the Legion of Super-Heroes)
GS:  Chlorophyll Kid, Color Kid, Fire Lad, Night Girl, Polar Boy, Stone Boy  (the Legion of Substitute Heroes)
Supporting Character: Leland McCauley III (first appearance; next appears in issue #377)
Villains:  Mystelor, Quanto, Rogarth, Shagrek, Chief Zoltorus (first and only appearance for all), Black Mace (first appearance; last chronological appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (3rd series) #31 flashback; next appears in SUPERBOY #213; all appear as the Taurus Gang), Scorpius Gang (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Chief Zoltorus of the Science Police kidnaps R. J. Brande and uses his money to build a crime empire, forming a gang called Taurus.  He involves the Legion of Super-Heroes in a battle against Scorpius, a rival super-gang, to eliminate the competition.  Once the heroes are victorious, Taurus intends to kill them, but the villains are stopped by the Legion of Substitute Heroes.

Action Comics No. 369
November 1968
Story:  "The Boy Who Broke Supergirl's Heart"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #374)
Supporting Characters:  Students at Stanhope College
Intro:  Doreen, Claire Valton,  Richard Merton (only appearance for all), Elizabeth Baylor (next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #444), Gary Sparks
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl notices the heartbreaking tactics of campus romeo Gary Sparks and decides to give him a taste of his own medicine by making a play for him as Linda Danvers, using her
super-charms on him, and then dumping him.  But the plan backfires two ways:  first, Gary shows up with another girl at the football game Linda stood him up at; second, she finds herself falling in love with him.  She finally decides to go to him, reveal herself as Supergirl, and try and win his love that way.

Action Comics No. 370
December 1968
Story:  "Supergirl's Shattered Marriage"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN #213)
Supporting Characters:  Students at Stanhope College, Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers
Cameo:  Superman, Batman, Zor-El, Allura (on a computer screen), Kala and Lustra (first and only appearance; characters in a computer simulation)
Other Character: Gary Sparks (last appearance)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  When she sees Gary Sparks kissing another girl passionately, Linda Danvers decides not to reveal her double identity to him.  However, she is still in love with him, so she approaches him as Supergirl and begins romancing him.  Eventually, Gary proposes marriage, and Supergirl accepts.  Later, however, she uses a Prognosticon computer to create a simulation of what married life with Gary will be like.  She discovers that he will be a lazy sod, will cheat on her, and will neglect their daughter.  Tearfully, Supergirl admits that Gary is not the man for her, so she will have to find a way to get him to break the engagement.  She does so by showing him such a super-display of affection that Gary's bodily safety is threatened.  In self-defense, Gary breaks off their engagement.  Later, he tries to convince the students at Stanhope he was Supergirl's fiance,
and becomes a laughingstock.

Superman #213, January 1969
Cover:  "Dead" Superman in front of a vault bearing his note  //Neal Adams
Story:  "The Most Dangerous Door In the World"  (8 pages)
 Part II:  "Success Is a Heartbeat Away"  (7 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Jack Abel
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #181)
GS:  Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #370 / 371), Brainiac 5 (as an adult; last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #168)
Supporting Character:  Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #181)
Villains:  Lex Luthor (last appearnce in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #177), Mordru (voice only heard)
Synopsis:  When Mordru imprisons Superman in a vault with a magical command not to open it and the warning that Supergirl will be drawn inside too if she attempts to free him, the Man of
Steel concocts an elaborate ruse which, with the help of Supergirl and a disguised Brainiac 5, induces Luthor into cracking the vault and liberating him.  They repay Luthor by sending him back to prison.

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen No. 117
January 1969
Cover: Slave trader with Jimmy Olsen in chains, auctioning him off to Professor Lang, Perry White, Clark Kent, and prospector in Batman cape and cowl //Neal Adams
Story: "The Planet of the Capes" (16 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Otto Binder
Artist: Pete Costanza
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #213)
GA: Superman (between SUPERMAN #213 / 214; also appears in flashback, between issue #110 / SUPERMAN #206), Supergirl (last chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #363; next chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #368), Batman, Robin (last chronological appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #374; next chronological appearance for both in BATMAN #201), Star Boy, Duo Damsel, Mon-El, Princess Projectra, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Shadow Lass (the Legion of Super-Heroes; all between ADVENTURE COMICS #367 / 368; all appear in flashback)
Supporting Character: Prof. Lewis Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #79)
Intro: Jor-El ("Dr. X"), Prof. Lewis Lang, Clark Kent, Perry White, and Jimmy Olsen of a parallel Earth, aliens (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen wanders through a dimensional portal left by aliens on Earth and finds himself in a parallel world in which anyone not wearing a cape is considered a slave.

Action Comics No. 371
January 1969
Story: "The Supergirl Best-Seller" (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Leo Dorfman
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #213; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #375; also appears in flashback (see early Supergirl chronology for placement); origin details revealed)
Supporting Characters: Students at Stanhope University
GA: Argo City citizens (in flashback)
Intro: Morina (in flashback; dies in this story)
Cameo appearance: Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, Batman (as balloons)
Villains: Raxton the Collector (in flashback), Getaway Gillen and his henchman, Hilda Powell (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: During an incident in which Supergirl transported the Stanhope University library into the future to protect it from a super-villain, a student from the future mistakenly took a biography of Supergirl from his time to the library and left it there.  After Supergirl takes the Stanhope library back to the 20th Century, librarian Hilda Powell acquires the Supergirl biography and uses it as the basis of a best-selling book which reveals much of Supergirl's personal life and foretells accurately her future deeds.  Supergirl takes Powell to court, but the court rules that, as a public figure, she has no right to stop Powell from writing an unauthorized biography.  But, by performing a super-feat in a different manner from the book's recounting of it, she shifts them into a different time-line.  The book's pages turn blank, Hilda Powell's memories of it fade, and even Supergirl cannot remember what she has read of her future life.  Presumably, all the other copies of the book turn blank, and the people of Earth forget what they have learned of Supergirl's
future.

Adventure Comics No. 375
December 1968
Cover:  Chameleon Boy as Bouncing Boy, watching Ultra Boy, Sun Boy, Saturn Girl, and Superboy tearing off  their emblems  //Neal Adams
Story:  "The King of the Legion"  (15 pages)
 Part 2:  "Hero Against Hero"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jim Shooter
Artist:  Win Mortimer
Feature Characters:  Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #371), Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy (the Legion of Super-Heroes)
GS:  Proty II (last appearance in issue #364)
Intro:  Celebrand, Dartalk, Elvo, Immorto, Ornitho, Psyche, and Quantum Queen (the Wanderers; next appearance in SUPERBOY #200), Chief Ianos, King Artros (a voice; name and identity revealed in next issue)
Synopsis:  After a team of super-heroes, the Wanderers, is temporarily turned evil by a glowing space cloud, and the Legion is challenged by a disembodied gauntlet to send their strongest member to combat, the Legionnaires decide to make finding and defeating the Wanderers a test of who is their mightiest member.  By a twist of fate, Chameleon Boy, frozen in the shape of
Bouncing Boy, is chosen as the winner and is teleported away to face the unknown challenge.

Adventure Comics No. 376
January 1969
Cover:  Brainiac 5, Superboy, and Supergirl using mystic stone to see Chameleon Boy at his "execution"  //Neal Adams
Story:  "The Execution of Chameleon Boy"  (15 pages)
 Part 2:  "Cupid Clips Cham"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jim Shooter
Artist:  Win Mortimer
Feature Characters:  Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Cosmic Boy, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Superboy, Supergirl (next appears in ACTION COMICS #272), Ultra Boy  (the Legion of Super-Heroes)
GS: Proty II (next appears in issue #380)
Intro:  King Artros, Princess Elwinda, Sir Kayle, Sir Borrs, Sir Ellstar, Sir Galado, Sir Norwith, Radagor, Dorl (only appearance for all)
Cameo:  Celebrand, Psyche (in flashback)
Villains: Kodar the Black Vassal and his army (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Chameleon Boy is transported to a medaeval world, defeats Kodar, who had threatened King Artros and his daughter with conquest, and takes the hand of Artos's daughter Elwinda in payment.  However, just as the wedding is about to be confirmed by Chameleon Boy laying his head under an executioner's axe, as is their custom, the Legion members see him with a mystic stone.  Misinterpreting, they teleport him back home and seal the boundaries between their two dimensions.

Action Comics No. 372
February 1969
Story:  "Linda Danvers--Movie Star"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorman
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #376; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #182)
Supporting Characters: Students at Stanhope University
Intro:  Brand Burton, Zita Monroe, Mrs. Seldon
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers wins a date with famed actor Brand Burton on a quiz show.  She is taken to the tropical island where Brand and his significant other, Zita Monroe, are shooting a movie.  On the way, however, the plane encounters difficulties, and, when Supergirl rescues the plane and a falling stewardess, Brand suspects Linda is the Girl of Steel.  He tells Zita of his
suspicion, and they offer her a part in their movie.  Linda performs adequately, despite Zita's vicious attempts to either hurt her or expose her Supergirl identity.  Linda engineers things to get Zita and Brand back together, and the movie is released, with Linda in her first starring role.

World's Finest Comics No. 182
February 1969
Cover:  Superman chaining Batman //Neal Adams
Story:  "The Mad Manhunter"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Ross Andru
Inker:  Mike Esposito
Feature Characters:  Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #69; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #118), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #384; both next appear in BATMAN #210)
GA:  Supergirl (between ACTION COMICS #372 / 373)
Supporting Character:  Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #90; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #118)
Intro: King Apala, another King,  Rorna (a sorceror), other members of the Rorna family (all in flashback), Harry and his wife (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Assorted thieves (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman is bewitched by a cursed magic medallion which induces him to attempt suicide the next time he is alone.  Thus, Batman, Robin, and Supergirl collaborate on a ruse to keep Superman from being alone for the next 48 hours, which involves Batman feigning madness.

Action Comics No. 373
March-April 1969
Cover:  Supergirl; Krypto and Streaky; Supergirl and Mr. Mxyzptlk; Sun Boy, Chameleon Boy, Supergirl, Brainiac 5, and Cosmic Boy; Superman and Supergirl; Supergirl and Supermen Emergency Squad  (six vignettes)  //Neal Adams
Story:  "The Battle of the Super-Pets"  (from issue #277)
Story:  "The Bride of Mr. Mxyzptlk"  (from issue #291)
Story:  "Supergirl's Farewell to Earth"  (from issue #258)
Story:  "The War Between Supergirl and the Superman Emergency Squad"  (from issue #276)
Story:  "Supergirl's Greatest Challenge"  (from issue #287)
Comment:  One page edited out of story.
Comment:  This is GIANT #G-57.

Action Comics No. 374
March 1969
Story:  "No Mercy For Supergirl"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #182)
Supporting Characters:  Students and faculty at Stanhope College
Intro:  Sarkonites, inmates of the 5th Continuum (in flashback; only appearance for all)
Villains: The Avenger (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis:  When Supergirl tries to recover the notes left by an experimenter in diseases for the World Health Organization, she is captured by a tractor-beam wielded by an alien calling himself
the Avenger.  The Avenger is from the planet Sarkon, whose laws absolutely forbid taking any life whatever.  For super-beings who flaunt this law, the penalty is imprisonment in the 5th Continuum.  Since Supergirl has been observed cutting a flower and killing a butterfly for a collection, he sentences her to die.  However, Supergirl tricks the Avenger into killing some
disease germs.  Convicted by his own law, the Avenger commits suicide.

Action Comics No. 375
April 1969
Story:  "The Woman Who Hated Supergirl"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters: Students and faculty at Stanhope University
Intro:  Dr. Marla Alexander, Tony Alexander (her son; only appearance)

Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Dr. Marla Alexander, an astronomer whose husband was killed in the Vietnam War, discovers a "red hand nebula" in outer space and gets Supergirl to take her there.  While photographing it at relative close range, Dr. Alexander is affected by a burst of blinding red light from the nebula.  The light causes Alexander's sight to dim and then fail entirely, making her
blind.  She covers up as best as possible at first, feigning arrogance, but hates Supergirl for her part in her sight-loss, and tells the Girl of Steel about it.

Action Comics No. 376
May 1969
Story:  "The Hated Girl of Steel"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #189)
Supporting Characters:  Students and faculty at Stanhope College
GS:  Dr. Marla Alexander (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #393)
Intro:  Dr. Stanton and a group of scientists, the Technicon Wizards of Korkuk
Villains:  Tiras and the Rancors (first and only appearance for all)
Comments:  This story continues from last issue.
 This is the tenth anniversary of Supergirl's first appearance.
 Supergirl appears in ADVENTURE COMICS after this issue.
Synopsis:  Dr. Alexander's eyesight cannot be restored by any known operation or process.  However, it turns out that her eyesight has been accidentally destroyed by an effect of marauding aliens called the Rancors, whose leader, Tiras, explains that the Red Hand Nebula is their doing.  Dr. Alexander was blinded by a sentinel satellite which detected her observation.  She and the other scientists of Earth who were kidnapped from a science building's dedication are scheduled to have their intellects sapped away and stored in a computer by the Rancor's device, but Supergirl disguises herself as Dr. Alexander, takes her place, and destroys the machine.  Another
device of the Rancors, a Protoplasmic Regenerator, restores Alexander's sight.  Supergirl restores Alexander and the rest of the scientists to Earth.

World's Finest Comics No. 189
November 1969
Cover: Batman on surgical table, surgeon, and Superman's "body" on another table //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story: "The Man With Superman's Heart" (Part 1; 6 pages)
 Part 2: "The Great Superman Auction" (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #71), Batman, Robin (last appearance for both in DETECTIVE COMICS #387)
GS: Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #376; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #381)
GA: Hawkman, Atom, Aquaman, Green Lantern, Flash, Green Arrow (all appear, with Superman and Batman, as the Justice League of America; between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #71 / 72), Batgirl (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #385; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #381)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Commissioner Gordon (as a voice)
Intro: President Richard M. Nixon (of Earth-One), a Nim-El android (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in next issue; destroyed in this story)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERBOY #159), the Big Four Syndicate (Big Dan Clay, King West, Brain Lewis, Ace Sloane; first appearance for all), Mr. Paris, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
 The presence of Green Arrow in his old uniform (pre-BRAVE AND THE BOLD #85) argues for placing this issue and the next out of sequence, just after issue #184.
Synopsis: Superman is apparently killed and, as per his last request, his heart, lungs, eyes, and ears are harvested and preserved for worthy recipients.  Batman refuses the gift of Superman's heart.  But Lex Luthor steals the organs and auctions them off, transplanting each of them into a body of one of the Big Four Syndicate members.

Adventure Comics No. 381
June 1969
Cover:  Superman, Supergirl, and members of Maxom's all-girl gang  //Neal Adams / ?
Story:  "The Supergirl Gang"  (7 pages)
 Part II:  "Classes In Crime"  (8 pages)
 Part III:  "The Girl of Steel Steals"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Win Mortimer
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #189)
GS:  Batgirl (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #187; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #388)
GA:  Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #377; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #189), Linda Danvers robot
Intro:  Judy Belson, Sandy, Diane, and several other female Stanhope University students  (some of whom are hypnotized into joining Belson's gang), Albert Maxom (cameo; in a photograph; only appearance for all)
Villains: Telix (Jonathan Maxom, teachers at the Sleuth School (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  This is Supergirl's first solo story in ADVENTURE COMICS.
 Supergirl mentions that Superman is coming back from a Justice League case, which probably is an untold JLA adventure.
 The cover's statement that this is Supergirl's first "book-length novel" is only true if one discounts ACTION COMICS #285,  in which she shared billing in the first part of the story with
Superman.
Synopsis:  Supergirl captures five masked and costumed women carrying out a jewel robbery in Metropolis, only to discover one of the women is Judy Belson, one of her Stanhope classmates.
After Judy is bailed out, Linda Danvers learns that she has been taking classes at the Sleuth School, an institute to train female detectives and crime-fighters.  Linda enrolls to learn its
connection with the all-girl gangs of thieves.  She discovers that the head of the Sleuth School is one Jonathan Maxom, whose brother has been jailed for bunko but who himself has no criminal
record.  She also encounters a top-notch student detective called Barbour.
 Maxom is actually hypnotizing the women into performing daring robberies for him, calling himself "Telix".  When Supergirl attempts to bring him in, he paralyzes her with a Kryptonite trap.  But Barbour doffs her disguise and stands revealed in costume as Batgirl, who rescues Supergirl and helps her capture Maxom.

Adventure Comics No. 382
July 1969
Cover:  Superman stopping Supergirl from entering the Fortress of Solitude with giant key  //Curt Swan / Neal Adams
Story:  "The Super-Team's Split-Up"  (6 pages)
 Part II:  "Supergirl's Super-Goofs"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #378; next appears in SUPERMAN #219; also appears as Superboy, in flashback to ADVENTURE COMICS #240), robot teacher from Krypton (last chronolgical appearance in DC SUPER-STARS #12; last appearance), Linda Danvers robot (designation Y-5 revealed in this story)
Supporting Characters: Students and faculty at Stanhope College
Intro:  Pandor-9 (in flashback), the Red Rebel (Nick Gray), Congressman William Forbes, Supergirl robot G-9, Stanhope University dean (only appearance for all)
Cameo:  Jor-El and Lara (flashback)
Villain:  Vulinac (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Jor-El's robot teacher from Krypton, which originally tested Superboy and found him worthy of being a super-hero, now comes to Earth to test Supergirl, believing her emotionally
incapable of properly using her powers.  (At the time, Supergirl is on the outs with Superman for messing up during a fight with the villain Vulinac.)  Disguising itself with a light-cloak and calling itself "Topar", the robot-teacher takes control of Supergirl's Linda Danvers and Supergirl robots, makes them misperform to put her under more strain, and threatens to take away her powers.  But, with the help of a campus vandal called the Red Rebel, Supergirl traps and reveals the robot-teacher, who admits she has passed the test.  Later, Superman apologizes for
"being so miffed" with Supergirl.

Adventure Comics No. 383
August 1969
Cover:  Supergirl, Lucy Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Lois Lane, Lana Lang, and Clark Kent at Supergirl's funeral  //Neal Adams
Story:  "Please Stop My Funeral"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Bob Kanigher
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Supergirl
GA:  Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #379; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #72)
Supporting characters: Students and faculty at Stanhope College
Intro:  Clark Kent, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Fred and Edna Danvers, Lois Lane, Batman, Robin, Comet, Streaky, Abraham Lincoln, Joan of Arc, and Sir Isaac Newton of a Negative Earth (only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Supergirl destroys an unmanned UFO which tries to snatch the Apollo 15 space capsule.  The UFO explodes and, unbeknownst to her, throws her into a "negative Earth" populated by negative duplicates of humans on Earth-One.  "And when a person dies on our Earth, his negative double on their world becomes a normal, positive being...unseen by the negative people and mourned by them as dead!"  On the negative Earth, Supergirl attends her own funeral and then encounters Abraham Lincoln, Sir Isaac Newton, and Joan of Arc, before a skyrocket's explosion throws her back into her own world.

Story:  "Supergirl's Day of Danger"  (8 pages)
 Part II:  "Danger By Deputy"  (4 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl
Intro:  Tony Walston, two scientists (resemble Mort Weisinger and Kurt Schaffenberger), a doctor (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Vince Martell (first appearance; possibly appears next in issue #399) and his gang  (Lefty named in this story; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Two scientists undertake an experiment with Supergirl, hoping to transfer her invulnerability to student and wrestler Tony Walston for 24 hours.  They make Tony invulnerable, but whatever blow is directed at him is felt by Supergirl, through a psychic link.  When gambler Vince Martell tries to work Tony over to make him throw a match with Metropolis athletes, Supergirl is almost incapacitated.  She recovers and uses her powers to help Tony escape Martell's clutches, then has her invulnerability restored to her own body.

Adventure Comics No. 384
Sept. 1969
Cover:  Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story:  "The Heroine Haters"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Jack Abel
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #74)
Intro:  Volar (Ren Uoxon), Danon, Mara, and other inhabitants of Torma, Becky and Jan (Linda Danvers's roommates; only appearance for all)
Villains: The Visitor (in flashback), a gang of crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  After seeing her roommates at Stanhope College get computer dates, Linda Danvers becomes Supergirl and uses a computer at the Fortress of Solitude to find a "perfect match" for her.  The computer picks a super-being named Volar, who fights crime on the planet Torma.  Superman warns Supergirl that even his computer is not infallible, but she goes to Torma to meet Volar anyway.  Supergirl becomes a friend of Volar, but no romantic interest is felt.  She learns that, on Volar, women are considered totally inferior thanks to the teachings of The Visitor, a philosopher who preached against women after he was jilted by a girl on his homeworld.  Finally, Supergirl learns that Volar is actually a super-heroine masquerading as a male to avoid Torma's sexual discrimination.  In anguish, she leaves.  But Volar, encouraged by Supergirl's example, begins operating openly as a super-heroine, and vows to shatter Torman prejudices against women.

Story:  "Supergirl's Greatest Failure"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl
GA:  Superman (next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #186)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #379; both next appear in SUPERMAN #220)
Cameo:  Batman, Robin (as figurines)
Intro:  Jenny, Arlene, Alice, Phyllis, Paula, Gerda, and other campers and counselors at Camp Nokomis (only appearance for all)
Comment:  Story takes place during Supergirl's summer vacation.
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers takes a summer job as a counselor at Camp Nokomis.  While there, she discovers telltale signs that someone knows her secret identity--and is trying to expose it. Eventually Supergirl learns that she has been exposed to Red Kryptonite, and its temporary effect has been to give her a split personality, with her conscious self trying to conceal her double identity and her unconscious self trying to reveal it.

Adventure Comics No. 385
October 1969
Cover:  Supergirl meeting Kranna //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story:  "Supergirl's Big Sister"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl
Intro:  Prof. Benson (no appearance; name only mentioned; first and only appearance)
Cameo:  Zor-El, Allura (in Carol Benson's fantasy), Fel-Ix, space pirates from Astrid VF-1 (first and only appearance for all; nonexistent characters from Carol Benson's fantasy)
Villain: Kranna (Carol Benson; first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Carol Benson hatches a ruse to be used on Supergirl, to get her to create diamonds for her from lumps of coal.  Disguising herself as "Kranna", appearing before Supergirl in a rocket actually created by her father, a scientist, and claiming to be her long-lost older sister from Krypton, Carol fakes super-powers with scientific tricks and, finally, gets Supergirl to squeeze coal into diamonds in a super-power "competition."  Supergirl leaves momentarily, baiting Carol into revealing her true nature when the Girl of Steel is out of sight.  After Carol laughs raucously, Supergirl comes back, melts the diamonds with her heat-vision, and tells Carol she gave away her non-super nature from the start:  if she was really a Kryptonian, she would not have needed a rocket to fly to Earth.

Story:  "The Jilting of Supergirl"  (6 pages)
   Part II:  "Wedding Bells For Supergirl"  (6 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Jack Abel
Feature Character: Supergirl
GA:  Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #381; next appears in SUPERMAN #221)
Supporting Character:  Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #381; next appears in SUPERMAN #221)
Intro:  Prince Raynor, the King and Queen of the "inner world", Princess Vee-Raa,  Phil (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Three rebels from the inner-world (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Raynor, the prince of a subterranean kingdom, comes to the surface world, romances Linda Danvers while disguised as a student, then reveals his true identity while telling her he
knows her Supergirl identity.  He also exhibits his super-powers, which are given to the royal family members of his inner-world by a "chalice nectar" which they drink.  Supergirl accepts his offer of marriage and returns with him to the subterranean kingdom, which thrives under an artificial sun.  However, the rays of the "sun" act like Red Kryptonite on Supergirl, temporarily removing her powers.  She is briefly kidnapped by terrorists in search of the chalice elixir, but is saved by Raynor.  Raynor feels that she would be a hindrance rather than an asset to him, and,
despite her protests that the power-loss is only temporary, breaks off the engagement and leaves a tearful Supergirl on the surface.

Adventure Comics No. 386
November 1969
Cover:  Mr. Mxyzptlk (as monster) tearing Linda Danvers disguise (and dress) off of Supergirl  //Murphy Anderson
Story:  "The Beast That Loved Supergirl"  (6 pages)
 Part II:  "The Brute Suitor With the Ape Shape"  (6 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Jack Abel
GA: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #382; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #125)
Supporting Characters:  Students at Stanhope College
Intro: Captain Stevens, Mike (only appearance for both)
Villain:  Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in SUPERMAN #218; next appears in issue #393)
Synopsis:  Supergirl is plagued by the antics of a "mystery monster" with magical powers who appears to have fallen in love with her.  The monster's attempts to show his affection result in
near-disaster, as when he rips up a section of railroad track to make a huge metal "ring" for her.  Supergirl deduces the magical monster is Mr. Mxyzptlk in disguise.  She takes him to the
Fortress of Solitude, gets him to repeat his name backwards, and succeeds in banishing him to the 5th Dimension.

Story:  "The Godmother of Steel"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Bob Kanigher
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Students at Stanhope College
Intro:  Cindy Frazer, Esther, Eric Prince, Anthony Carlisle, Nicky Thyme (only appearance for all)
Villains: Edith, Ella, and their mother (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  When Linda Danvers detects sadness in the countenance of her friend and dance-act partner Cindy Frazer, who is a lookalike for her, she investigates and discovers that Cindy's
foster mother is an overbearing bitch and her two stepsisters are chips off the old blockbuster.  Supergirl takes Cindy to a dude ranch, where she meets Eric Prince and begins a romance with him.  She substitutes for Cindy in her home, but can't resist giving the three bears their comeuppance when their bullying goes too far.  In retaliation, Cindy's foster mother leaves town with her daughters, and orders "Cindy" (Linda) to leave.  Supergirl thinks she's blown it, until she finds that Cindy and Eric are going to get married.

Adventure Comics No. 387
December 1969
Cover:  Supergirl seeing Val Colby levitate himself and Lex Luthor in cage  //Murphy Anderson
Story:  "The Wolf-Girl of Metropolis"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN #223)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #77; next appears in TEEN TITANS #25)
Supporting Characters: Students at Stanhope College
Intro:  Dr. Sanford, Dr. Sanford and Supergirl of a parallel Earth (has a wolf's face), an alien
biochemist, Supergirl robot Z-7 (only appearance for all)
Villains:  The Superman Revenge Squad (behind the scenes; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #380)
Synopsis:  Dr. Sanford develops a serum that can make Supergirl immune to Kryptonite, but it also gives her a hairy wolf's face and hairy hands.  Superman and Dr. Sanford try to find an antidote for the serum, but neither have any luck.  Ironically, though, a Supergirl from a parallel universe where hairy wolf-faces are the norm for humans has taken a similar serum, which makes her into a smooth-faced freak.  The barriers between their dimensions are opened by an explosion which occurs after Supergirl rescues astronauts from a faulty rocket.  After they meet and compare notes, both Supergirls take sera developed by the Dr. Sanfords of each universe.  The heroines' normal appearances are restored, and they return to their native dimensions, sealing the warp with their heat-vision.

Story:  "Lex Luthor's Outlaw Nephew"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Jack Abel
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Character:  Lena Thorul Colby (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #317; origin retold in flashback)
Intro:  Val Colby (Lena's son), Prof. York, other members of the Psychology Institute
Villains:  Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERBOY #159), "Rhino" Quinn
(first appearance)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Lex Luthor, out of jail again, goes to Midvale to covertly observe his sister Lena Thorul Colby and discovers she has a young son, Val Colby, who has incredible psychokinetic
powers.  Luthor deduces that Val's powers came partly from inheritance from his mother, and partly from a space-jewel he sent as an anonymous birthday gift which was originally used to
energize alien computers.  When Val is almost hit by a car he had levitated, Luthor breaks cover, rescues him, and gains his trust.  Luthor is jailed shortly afterwards by Supergirl.  When Val sees
him on television, he levitates to the prison and breaks Luthor out.  By the time Supergirl arrives, Val has levitated himself and Luthor outside the three-mile limit, and Luthor claims immunity from capture.  He takes Val to a remote island where he has a secret laboratory, and makes plans to use the lad against Superman and Supergirl.

Superman No. 223
January 1970
Cover:  Supergirl (in disguise), Elura and Alena talking to Superman in test chair  //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story:  "Half a Hero"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Joe Giella
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in TEEN TITANS #25; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #98)
GS:  Supergirl (disguised as Nura in this story; last appearance in first story in ADVENTURE COMICS #387; next appears in ACTION COMICS #384), Kandorians
Supporting Characters:  Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #382; both next appear in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #98)
Intro:  Elura, Alena, Robot 5-X6, Vax-Nor, Kur-Dul, Daravon (a rock singer, probably based on Donovan; first and only appearance for all)
Villains:  Gor-Nu (first and only appearance), Jax-Ur (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #368), Kru-El (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #309)
Synopsis:  When a crystalline menace threatens Kandor, Supergirl and two enlarged girls from Kandor masquerade as "The Galactons" and concoct an elaborate ruse to make Superman think he will die if he does not remain within Earth's solar system.  The plan's object is to keep Superman from returning to Kandor for R-Day.  Kandor is under an artificial red sun and is endangered by a crystal menace, and Supergirl believes he would stay there to die with his fellow Kryptonians if he learned of the problem.  Superman does learn of the menace and frees criminal biologist Gor-Nu from the Phantom Zone, making a bargain with him to switch bodies if he destroys the crystal.  After Gor-Nu does so, Superman takes poison just before the switch.  Threatened with death in Superman's body, Gor-Nu switches his mind back to his former body.  Superman is taken from Kandor to the outer world, in which his invulnerabilty returns.

Action Comics No. 384
January 1970
Cover: Cops fluoroscoping Superman to reveal Aarbur's uniform  //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story:  "The Forbidden Costume"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker: George Roussos
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #191)
GA:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #223; next appears in second story of ADVENTURE COMICS #387), Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #218; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #388)
Supporting Character: Perry White
GS: Enforcer NZ-2 (as a uniform; destroyed in this story)
Villains: Aarbur-Z (as a uniform; destroyed in this story), Mark Peron (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Superman must deal with two discarnate intelligences who have possessed their super-powered uniforms.  He manages, with the help of Supergirl, Batman, and Perry White.

Adventure Comics No. 388
January 1970
Cover:  Supergirl primping in dressing room, and robot double of Kimor Dinn  //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story:  "The Kindergarten Criminal"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Jack Abel
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Lena Thorul Colby (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #168), Val Colby (next appears in ACTION COMICS #486)
Villain:  Lex Luthor (next appears in ?)
Comment:  Story continues from last issue
Synopsis:  Lex Luthor tries to train Val Colby to be his secret weapon against Superman, Supergirl, and the forces of law and order, and has Val levitate Kryptonite blocks around the island to demonstrate his power is not weakened by Green K exposure.  Supergirl is, though, and she has come to Luthor's island to check things out.  She disguises herself as Linda Danvers,
appeals to Val, and gets on his good side.  Though Luthor wants to toss Linda off the island, Val prevails.  Linda treats Val in kindly ways while Luthor tries to corrupt him, and Linda wins out.  Finally, a freak accident with an "imago-helmet" of Luthor's creation short-circuits Val's power, and Supergirl pushes Luthor's island within the legal boundaries of the United States.  Captured, Luthor snarls at his nephew, saying that he is not really his uncle, deliberately lying to keep him away from a life of crime.  Approving of Luthor's unselfish act, Supergirl flies Val back to Lena Colby.

Story:  "The Romance Machine"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters: Students and faculty at Stanhope College
Intro: Guards on Balton-IV, Supergirl Fan Club of Stanhope College
Villains:  Brainiac (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #183), Kimor Dann, a Kimor Dann robot (first appearance for both), Taurs, inmates on Balton IV (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  This story continues in the second story of next issue.
Synopsis:  Brainiac makes a robot in the image of heartbreaker and criminal Kimor Dann, programs it with Kimor Dann's personality, and then isolates the real Kimor Dann on a primitive
planet.  He sends the robot to Stanhope University, where, as "Kim O'Ryan", it romances Linda Danvers in an attempt to get at Supergirl.  However, the robot's haughty and egotistically cruel
ways repulse Linda, and he treats Supergirl the same way when she meets him.  In spite of herself, Supergirl is still attracted to him, and flies after him, begging "Kim O'Ryan" not to leave.

Adventure Comics No. 389
Feb. 1970
Cover:  Supergirl turning Kimor Dann robot to stone in gallery of statues  //Murphy Anderson
Story:  "The Mystery Magician"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Bob Kanigher
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in second story of this issue; next appears in issue #391)
Supporting Characters:  Zor-El, Fred Danvers (next appears in issue #406), students and faculty at Stanhope College
Intro:  Malcolm the Mysterious and his daugher Harriet, Vera, Amy and her father, Gloria and her father, Emily and her father (first and only appearance for all)
Cameo appearance:  Wanda (first and only appearance; Malcolm's wife and Harriet's mother; dies before this story opens; on a poster)
Synopsis:  Many fathers of the Stanhope College coeds show up for a special Father's Day ceremony, and Supergirl (as Linda Danvers) helps stage magician Malcolm the Mysterious regain the confidence he lost ten years ago with his wife's death by helping him perform magic tricks with her powers.  Vera, suspecting Linda is Supergirl, makes her stay in a lead-lined windowless room while Malcolm finishes his act.  To help out, Supergirl asks her father Zor-El, now tiny-sized and living in Kandor, to come and secretly aid Malcolm.  With his unknown partner, Malcolm finishes his act successfully.

Story:  "Supergirl's Jilted Boy Friends"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in second story of last issue; next appears in first story of this issue)
Supporting Characters:  Students at Stanhope College
Villains:  Brainiac (next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #130), Kimor Dann robot, Kimor Dann (last appearance for both)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Brainiac orders the Kimor Dann robot to keep being abusive to Supergirl, planning to have the robot eventually pull a scene before the Girl of Steel and blow himself up.  Since Supergirl, he thinks, will blame herself for "Kim O'Ryan's" "suicide", she will have to retire.  But the real Kimor Dann has made his way to Earth and taken the robot's place, and Supergirl has learned of Brainiac's plot.  When Brainiac, thwarted, tries to kill Supergirl with a Kryptonite spray, she has Kimor Dann throw her the explosive device the robot was to have destroyed
itself with, and uses it to blow the Kryptonite off of her.  Brainiac escapes, but Supergirl takes Kimor Dann to a reformatory.

Adventure Comics No. 390
March-April 1970
Cover:  Comet changing into "Bronco Bill" Starr and kissing Supergirl; Supergirl and Tor-An on wedding jewel; Superman kissing Luma Lynai (three vignettes) //Murphy Anderson
Story:  "When Supergirl Played Cupid"  ["Supergirl's Super Courtship"]  (from Action Comics #289)
Story:  "The Secret Identity of Super-Horse"  (from Action Comics #301)
Story:  "Supergirl's Cowboy Hero"  ["The Day Super-Horse Became Human"]  (from Action Comics #311)
Story:  "The Great Supergirl Mirage"  (from Action Comics #256)
Story:  "Supergirl's Wedding Day"  (from Action Comics #307)
Comment:  This issue is Giant #G-69.

Adventure Comics No. 391
March 1970
Cover:  Supergirl falling from broken wire on movie set //Murphy Anderson
Story:  "Linda Danvers, Super-Star"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Bob Kanigher
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in issue #389)
Supporting Characters: Students and faculty at Stanhope College, Janice Butler (first appearance; next appears in issue #393)
Intro:  Prof. Vizhago, Albert Ames, Eve Emerson, Vic Tane, John Harris (only appearance for all)
Villain: Nicky (a press agent; first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  After a computer picks "actress" as a good career choice for both Linda Danvers and Eve Emerson, filmmaker John Harris tries them both for the title role in a movie he's making
about Supergirl.  Linda gets the part, much to Eve's and her boyfriend Vic Tane's displeasure.  But the production is plagued by accidents which would easily have killed a person without
super-powers, and, suspecting treachery, Linda fakes fear for her life and quits.  Eve takes her place, and is endangered by another mishap.  Supergirl saves her and unmasks Nicky, a press
agent, as the culprit, who was out to revenge himself on the director for marrying the girl he loved.  Eve resigns the role in favor of the real Supergirl, who completes the movie herself.

Story:  "The Super-Exchange Student"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Jack Abel
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in ACTION COMICS #387)
Supporting Characters: Students and faculty at Stanhope College
GA: Linda Danvers robot (destroyed in this story)
Intro:  Thetoans, Enora Doruu and other students and faculty at Asborg College (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Agent 9K and the Disruptor League (only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  The planet Thetoa and Earth have an exchange student program in which Asborg College student Enora Doruu is to be exchanged via teleportation for Supergirl.  However, Enora has been kidnapped by the Disruptor League, a group of student radicals.  Her place has been taken by Agent 9K, a Linda Danvers lookalike, who uses a Neuro-Scon device to agitate students'
minds and make them riot on campus.  Supergirl has been struck by a hypnotic beam from Agent 9K that inhibits her from leaving the Asborg campus.  But she travels back in time to a point at which Thetoa occupies a different space, and, the campus having left her, is free of the compulsion.  Supergirl returns to Earth, frees the students of the Neuro-Scon, and captures Agent 9K.

Action Comics No. 387
Apr. 1970
Story:  "One Hero Too Many"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Jim Shooter
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Jack Abel
Letterer:  Joe Letterese
Feature Characters:  Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chemical King, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Sun Boy, Superboy (leaves the Legion in this story), Supergirl (between ADVENTURE COMICS #391 / 392), Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy (the Legion of Super-Heroes)
GS:  Beppo (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #380; last appearance), Comet (between ADVENTURE COMICS #380 / 392), Krypto (between ADVENTURE COMICS #380 / 396), Proty II (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #380; next appears in issue #390), Streaky (between ADVENTURE COMICS #380 / 394; all appear as the Legion of Super-Pets)
Cameo:  Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, and Star Boy
Intro:  Professor Sayar, Wayland Bannan (only appearance for both)
Synopsis:  The Legion of Super-Heroes must drop one of their 26 members or face a huge tax bite.  Supergirl tries to leave, feeling her absenteeism makes her a good candidate for cancellation, but the Super-Pets, summoned by Superboy, show up and cause her to reconsider.  Superboy quits.  His reasons:  that Mon-El has all of his powers; that he really belongs in the 20th Century; and that Supergirl has a romance going with Brainiac 5.

Adventure Comics No. 392
April 1970
Cover:  Linda Danvers in class with girls in Supergirl uniforms  //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story:  "The Super-Cheat"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Bob Kanigher
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #387)
GA:  Comet (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #387; last appearance)
Intro:  Gretchen, Betty, and Sue (three Stanhope students; only appearance for all)
Villains: Two Ionian agents (first and only appearance)
Comment: This issue also includes a one-page text feature, "Supergirl's Two Sets of Parents".
Synopsis:  An International Athletic Competition is being held in California, and Supergirl has learned that two Ionian agents intend to use any means necessary to stop American athletes from
winning, so that Ionia may score an athletic and propaganda victory.  Thus, Linda Danvers uses her super-powers (and Comet) to triumph over her rivals in preliminary bouts of track, swimming, and horse-jumping.  Once at the games, Linda wins two of the three events, using only as much skill as her rivals from Stanhope possessed.  But she has to take a loss when struck by an electric bolt in the swimming competition, or be suspected of being Supergirl.  Later, she tricks the Ionians into exposing their hand in public, captures them, and explains (as Supergirl) to her three college competitors that Linda had some super-aid to win the contests.  The three girls are allowed to compete in a make-up round of the games, to be held later.

Story:  "Supergirl's Lost Costume"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Story:  Leo Dorfman
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Jack Abel
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Students and faculty at Stanhope College
Intro:  Supergirl robot SG 32, Jane Wesley (only appearance for both)
Villains:  Dale Baxter, "Foxy" (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis:  TV producer Dale Baxter cooks up a scheme to discover which girl at Stanhope College is Supergirl so that he may expose it to the world in a top-selling TV special.  His gimmicks include electrified belt-buckles, a barbell weighing half a ton, and costumes chemically treated to burst into flame at a certain time, except if neutralized by sweat--and, since
super-beings presumably do not sweat, Supergirl's will be the only costume aflame.  Linda Danvers checks him at every opportunity, with each scheme costing Baxter a lot of bucks.
His final scheme costs him all his remaining money, and nearly gets him in trouble for attempted manslaughter.  But Supergirl believes that bankruptcy and a busted ego are enough problems for
Baxter at the moment.

Adventure Comics No. 393
May 1970
Cover:  Supergirl being booed at an Anti-Supergirl Rally  //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story:  "The Unwanted Supergirl"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Bob Kanigher
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Jack Abel
Feature Character: Supergirl
GA: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #388; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #192)
Supporting Characters:  Students and faculty at Stanhope University, Dick Malverne (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #350; next appears in SUPERGIRL (2nd series) #23)
Intro:  Astra Allison, Princess Jeannette, a king and queen (her parents; only appearance for all)
Villains:  Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in issue #388; next appears in SUPERMAN #278), a blackmailer (first and only appearance)
Comment:  Since Mr. Mxyzptlk is controlling the flow of events in this story, it is difficult to know what really occurs in it, even given the fact that his magic effects vanish with his departure from Earth.  For instance, it is doubtful Princess Jeannette really dies (though not impossible; when Mask Man, a Mxyzptlk of the future, kills all the Legion members except Superboy and Supergirl in ADVENTURE COMICS #310, they come back to life when he is returned to the 5th Dimension).  And it isn't certain that the blackmailer harassing Astra Allison even exists.
Synopsis:  On March 31st, 1970, one Prof. Miles Morrison tests his Crime Computer at a rally in Stanhope, which site he has chosen because (he says) he admires Supergirl more than anyone
else in the world.  But, when the computer accurately predicts Princess Jeannette of a foreign country will be killed by terrorists, Supergirl cannot save her.  And when Oscar-nominated
actress Astra Allison is predicted to be blackmailed, Supergirl cannot thwart the blackmailer from making charges against her on nationwide TV.  Even Superman seems callous towards his cousin.
But on the next morning, Supergirl realizes--even though the students at Stanhope have an anti-Supergirl rally--that it is now April 1st.  That cues her to the entire affair being a ploy of
Mr. Mxyzptlk, whom she exposes as "Prof. Morrison" and tricks into saying his name backwards.  When he returns to the 5th Dimension, all the deeds he has done with his magic--including
the death of Princess Jeannette, the blackmail of Astra Allison, and the anti-Supergirl sentiment of the students and Superman--are cancelled.

Story:  "The Girl Who Knew Supergirl's Secrets"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character:  Supergirl (origin retold in flashback)
Supporting Characers:  Dr. Marla Alexander (last seen in ACTION COMICS #376; last appearance), Janice Butler (last appearance in issue #391; last appearance), students at Stanhope University
Intro:  Supergirl robot SG 12
Cameo:  Zor-El (in flashback)
Synopsis:  Dr. Marla Alexander is teaching a course on Supergirl, which both Linda Danvers and her roomie Janice Butler attend.  But Janice demonstrates incredible knowledge of the Girl of
Steel, including some details which have never been made public.  When suspicion falls on Linda being Supergirl due to a detail Janice reports, Linda throws it off by means of a ruse.  Later
she discovers she has been talking in her sleep, and imparting the information about her career to Janice, who subconsciously picked it up in her own sleep.  Linda hypnotizes herself out of sleep-talking.

Adventure Comics No. 394
June 1970
Cover:  Supergirl and other prisoners in a food riot  //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story:  "The Mysterious Motr of Doov"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  E. Nelson Bridwell?
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Jack Abel
Feature Character: SupergirlGS:  Streaky (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #387; last appearance)
Intro:  Cresa, Chalom, Poxar, the Motr of Doov (only appearance for all)
Villains:  The Wicked One of the West, a many-eyed creature (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  The name "Motr" is a scrambling of editor Mort Weisinger's first name.
 The first letters on the left-hand side of the introductory caption on page 1, panel 1 spell out the words:  THE WIZARD OF OZ.
Synopsis:  Supergirl and Streaky are sent to another dimension by a mysterious tornado.  There they encounter the robot Cresa, the fearful, satyr-like Chalom, and the neon-being Poxar, and follow a crimson rainbow trail to the lair of the Motr of Doov.  The Motr says that he abducted them (except for Cresa, whom he built) from other dimensions via his warp-tornadoes so that he could have them ascertain that his old foe, the Wicked One of the West, was no longer in existence.  The Motr turns out to be an American man in a top hat, who says that he is not the original Motr, but his assistant, who was brought there in 1898 from Chicago.  The original Motr died long ago.  As all near the dimensa-geyser that will return them to their normal worlds, they are attacked by the Wicked One of the West.  Supergirl and Streaky, knocked into the geyser, are sent home.  Later, doing some research, Linda Danvers discovers that L. Frank Baum, the author of the Wizard of Oz, lived in Chicago in 1898, and must have been inspired by a tale he heard from the Motr.

Story:  "Heartbreak Prison"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Bob Kanigher
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN #229)
Supporting Characters:  Students at Stanhope College
Cameo:  Tom Jones
Intro:  A mysterious unknown intelligence, Yo-La, Tyy-ra, and other super-heroines (first and only appearance for all)
Villains: Tyrox and his humanoids (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Supergirl is sent by a mysterious telepathic voice to a world ruled by Tyrox, a tyrant who possesses a deadly Zenith Weapon which threatens the universe.  Faking helplessness, she is
tried by Tyrox and sentenced to a prison with other super-heroines who have defied him.  If any use their super-powers, all the prisoners will be executed.  Eventually, Supergirl deduces that the bars of her own prison cell contain the Zenith weapon, and, despite Tyrox's machinations, she and the other heroines escape, defeat Tyrox, and destroy the Zenith Weapon.  Supergirl then returns to Earth, and is thanked by the mysterious telepathic voice.

Superman No. 229
August 1970
Cover:  Superman in Supro costume, flying with glider-wings over slaves  //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story:  "The Ex-Superman"  (15 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Joe Giella
Feature Character:  Superman
GS:  Supergirl (between ADVENTURE COMICS #394 / 395)
Intro:  Dulgran (dies in this story), Supro and other slaves
Cameo:  Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Anti-Superman Gang (in flashback)
Villains: Lord Korpon (first and only appearance), Executioners of Morgu (first appearance; most die in this story)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue, in which Supergirl did not appear.
Synopsis:  Superman, suffering from power-loss, is rocketed to Morgu, the executioner's planet, by the Anti-Superman Gang.  While there, he evades the executioners, becomes the new hero of
slaves, and, finally, meets Supergirl, who has come to rescue him.  She reveals that his costume was dusted by a Red Kryptonite-like dust which removed his powers by an allergic reaction.  With the dust removed from his uniform, he becomes super again.  She also tells him that the executioners of Morgu committed suicide after they failed to kill him.  Superman and Supergirl return to Earth.

Adventure Comics No. 395
July 1970
Cover:  Supergirl and ghost of a Kryptonian thought-beast  //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story:  "The Rejected Supergirl"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Bob Kanigher
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Jack Abel
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #229)
Supporting Characters:  Students and faculty of Stanhope University
Intro:  Dr. H. H. Hanson, Binnie Baker, Mr. Baker (her father), a Red Cross ship captain (only appearance for all)
Cameo: Scarlett O'Hara, Juliet, Sophia Loren, Coretta Scott King, Barbra Streisand, Greta Garbo, Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie
Villains: The Metal Lions (Gold, Iron, Tin, Lead, Mercury, and Platinum Lion; first appearance for all; all destroyed in this story)
Comment:  The Stanhope girls' list of top nine females includes Scarlett O'Hara and Juliet.  Nice placing for fictional characters.
Synopsis:  Supergirl is asked to place markers on the nine planets with the names of the top nine most-admired men on the Stanhope campus.  In the process, she fights and destroys robotic "Metal Lions" on Pluto.  When she comes back, the class votes on the top nine women, and Supergirl places last.  Supergirl is miffed, until she discovers that all voted for her first, the
metallic dust on her hair left after fighting the Metal Lions distorted the computer's findings, and that she is actually #1 on their list, with an acrostic spelling out her name.

Story:  "The Heroine in the Haunted House"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Bob Kanigher
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Students of Stanhope College
Intro:  Eli Ameswell, Rita Parker, Vincent Sale (only appearance for all)
Cameo:  Jor-El, Zor-El, Allura
Villains:  Jax-Ur, Kru-El (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #223; both next appear in issue #400), General Zod (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #321; next appears in issue #400), Roz-Em (last appearance in issue #304; last appearance), Amos Ameswell (first appearance)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  When horror-movie actor Vincent Sale goes insane from a horrific thing he has seen in a supposedly haunted house, Linda Danvers tries to earn the $1,000 which will be given to anyone
who spends a night in the house alone.  She sees ghosts of Jor-El and a Kryptonian thought-beast, and turns into Supergirl.  The sights have been created by Jax-Ur and his cronies of the Phantom
Zone, whose mental emanations can reach anyone in the house through a custom-made television set created by Amos Ameswell, the supposedly-dead inventor.  Supergirl turns off the TV set and
banishes the Phantom Zoners.  But she is still left with what appears to be the ghost of Amos Ameswell, dressed as Death...and swinging his sickle at her.

Adventure Comics No. 396
August 1970
Cover:  Supergirl and other orphans in Midvale Orphanage  //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story:  "I Am a Witch"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Bob Kanigher
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl
Cameo:  Eli Ameswell, Vincent Sale, Jax-Ur, Kru-El, General Zod
Intro:  Dr. Faustus, Cagliostro, Nostradamus, and Merlin (cameo; in flashback)
Villain:  Amos Ameswell (last appearance)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Amos Ameswell challenges Supergirl to break superstitions on this day, Friday the 13th, including spilling a lot of salt.  But afterward, wherever she tries to do a good deed, she ends up wreaking destruction instead.  She finally deduces that the "salt" Ameswell had her spill was secretly a powder loaded with his "anti-mass destructive element".  Supergirl cleanses the powder from her person and takes Ameswell to jail.

Story:  "The Mystery of the Super-Orphan"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Mort Weisinger
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Jack Abel
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS: Superboy and Clark Kent robots
GA:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #103; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #194), Krypto (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #387; next appears in flashback in SUPERMAN #287)
Supporting Characters: Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers (next appears in issue #406)
Intro:  A Supergirl robot
Synopsis:  A Supergirl robot goes to Smallville on the anniversary of Jonathan and Martha Kent's death, but is confused by the fact that she has the memories of Superboy.  Eventually Supergirl and Superman catch up to the robot and restrain it, explaining that she was mistakenly programmed with a Superboy robot tape.

Adventure Comics No. 397
Sept. 1970
Cover:  Supergirl examining new costume sketches from readers //Mike Sekowsky / Vince Colletta
Story:  "Now Comes Zond"  (14 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller:  Mike Sekowsky
Inker:  Jack Abel
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Diana Prince (Wonder Woman; last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #188 (2); next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #199)
Supporting Characters: Students at Stanhope College
Intro: A girl victim (only appearance)
Other Character: Henry (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #186; last appearance)
Villains:  Morgana (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #186; last appearance), Zond, a witches' coven (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Supergirl gets a new costume in this story.
Synopsis:  When a girl is found in a zombie-like state on the Stanhope campus, Supergirl goes into a trance and probes her memories.  She learns that she was terrified into catatonia by a being named Zond whom she met at a witches' coven.  Supergirl tracks down the coven and confronts Zond, but his magic powers defeat her and shred her costume somewhat.  Supergirl consults with Diana Prince, the former Wonder Woman, and has her ask her old foe Morgana the Witch for help.  Since Zond is a common enemy, and her mother's former stable-boy, Morgana agrees.
Supergirl gets a new uniform from Wonder Woman's boutique before she goes with the other women to the next coven meeting.  Morganna takes care of Zond's magic, and Supergirl kicks him around the block.  Morganna leaves with Zond, but not before releasing his victim from her fear-trance.

Story:  "Supergirl Meets Nasty"  (8 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller:  Mike Sekowsky
Inker:  Jack Abel
Supporting Characters: Students at Stanhope University
Intro:  Marion Waters (only appearance)
Villains:  Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERBOY #159; next appears in ACTION COMICS #407), Nasthalia "Nasty" Luthor (first appearance; next appears in issue #406), Nasty's Nasties (first and only appearance)
Comment:  Nasty's real relationship to Luthor is unclear.  Luthor's only depicted sibling is Lena Thorul Colby, whose only child is Val Colby.  Nasty is too old to have been her daugher.  In the letters column of issue #401, it is explained that Nasty is really the daughter of Luthor's older sister, who married a "European gentleman and has been living abroad."  The editor goes on to say that Lex's and Lena's parents disapproved of the marriage and cut off communication with her, so that Lena knows nothing of her.  Such a person, however, has never been depicted or referred to in the Superman family stories.
Synopsis:  Lex Luthor deputizes his niece Nasthalia, or Nasty for short, to terrorize Stanhope with her motorcycle gang, Nasty's Nasties.  Their objective:  flush out Supergirl and discover her
secret identity.  It backfires, as Supergirl tracks down Luthor and imprisons him again.  Then she takes Nasty and her gang on a harrowing series of carnival rides, hyped by her super-powers.  She warns the gang sternly not to try their terror tactics again, but Nasty later promises to strike again in the future.

Adventure Comics No. 398
October 1970
Cover:  Superman exiling Supergirl to Phantom Zone, fallen Comet, Streaky, and Krypto  //Carmine Infantino / Dick Giordano
Story:  "The Maid of Doom"  (from Action Comics #306)

Story:  "Catcher In the Sky"  (6 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller:  Mike Sekowsky
Inker:  Jack Abel
Intro:  Griml and his father, the crews of the Whitney and two planes
Comment:  In addition to this story, this issue also includes two one-page features, one revealing that readers Louise Ann Kelley and Jean Bray were the sources of Supergirl's new costume, the
next a one-page preview of next issue's story.
Synopsis:  Supergirl, investigating the disappearance of an aircraft carrier, follows two vanishing planes.  All of them turn up on the examination table of a gigantic alien child, who has stolen his father's dimensional grappler to bring in objects and tiny people from another dimension.  Supergirl gets the attention of the child's father, and, just before they are sent back to their normal dimension, the humans see the child's father giving his son a licking.

Adventure Comics No. 399
November 1970
Cover:  Supergirl confronting Johnny Dee on football field  //Mike Sekowsky
Story:  "Johnny Dee--Hero-Bum"  (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller:  Mike Sekowsky
Inker:  Jack Abel
Supporting Characters: Students at Stanhope College
Intro:  Johnny Dee, Stanhope football team and their coach (all next appear in issue #406), Roxie,  Rawlins College football team (only appearance for all)
Villains:  A gang of gamblers (possibly including Vince Martell from issue #383; last appearance of Martell, if he is present; first and only apperance for all the rest)
Comment:  This story actually begins on the cover of this issue.
Synopsis:  When a gang of hoods employed by gamblers beat Stanhope College football star Johnny Dee and his girlfriend Roxie brutally, they warn him to throw his next game or risk his
girlfriend's life.  Johnny obeys, and the opposing team wins.  Supergirl questions Roxie and learns the story, but Johnny fakes a stomach upset to get out of playing the next game, against Rawlins College's team, since the gangsters have warned him they will have three snipers present at the game.  Supergirl nabs the snipers and the gamblers, and Johnny Dee goes in to win the game for Stanhope.

Action Comics No. 395
December 1970
Story:  "The Credit Card of Catastrophe"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Murray Boltinoff
Writer:  Geoff Brown  [Leo Dorfman]
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Murphy Anderson
Feature Character:  Superman (next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #198)
GS:  Supergirl (between ADVENTURE COMICS #399 / 400)
Supporting Characters:  Students and faculty at Stanhope College
Synopsis:  Superman visits Madame Mephisto, a gypsy fortune-teller at a carnival, who gives him a "credit card" that is good for three wishes.  She says once he uses it three times, he will
find out what it costs.  Superman considers it a gag, until his power fades out three times and he regains it each time by using one of the wishes on the card.  He goes to Madame Mephisto, who
says she has erased his powers magically and will restore them for half the gold in Fort Knox.  He agrees.  She makes him super again, and he returns with half the gold in Fort Knox, given to him with a promise to the authorities to replace it, and dumps it all on Madame Mephisto.  Seconds later, he digs her out and unmasks her as Supergirl.  She said that she assumed the identity of the fortune-teller to see whether or not she or Superman could be hypnotized into comitting a super-crime, and used super-hypnosis to convince Superman he had lost his powers, while standing nearby when each crisis happened in which Superman used his card.  Superman said he deduced her true identity when he wondered why Madame Mephisto didn't use her magic to get the gold herself, rather than using him to do the job, and then realized he had not lost all his powers.  The two Kryptonians fly the gold back to Fort Knox, and Supergirl admits she still doesn't know if they can be hypnotized into committing crimes or not.

Adventure Comics No. 400
December 1970
Cover:  Black Flame standing over Supergirl //Mike Sekowsky
Story:  "Return of the Black Flame"  (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller:  Mike Sekowsky
Inker:  Jack Abel
Feature Character: Supergirl
GA:  Kandorians
Villains:  Black Flame (last seen in ACTION COMICS #304; next appears in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #1), L. Finn, Inventor, Toymaster (first and only appearance for all), Jax-Ur, General Zod, Kru-El (last appearance for all in issue #395; all next appear in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #199), Phantom Zone villains (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #98; next appear in ACTION COMICS #473)
Comment:  This story presents several puzzling aspects, not the least of which is a Kryptonian leprechaun (L. Finn).  It must be assumed that Black Flame managed to enlarge herself after she
escaped from Kandor.  It must also be assumed that the toys created by the Inventor and Toymaster were of Kryptonian metal, or they would not be able to successfully attack their masters.  Of course, Black Flame herself has no powers, and thus can safely handle Gold Kryptonite.  But this is the first story (and the only one) to imply that a long exposure to Gold Kryptonite must be undertaken to erase a Kryptonian's powers; all other stories assert that one quick exposure to Gold K is enough.  Also, it is not explained how L. Finn, the Inventor, and the Toymaster are protected from the Green Kryptonite bowling balls' radiation.  Perhaps L. Finn used his magic powers to shield them.  At any rate, this is possibly the most sloppily researched Supergirl story of all.
Synopsis:  Black Flame breaks out of jail in Kandor and leaves the Kandor bottle, apparently enlarging herself afterward.  She then acquires a spaceship, goes to a warp portal in the Phantom
Zone, and takes on three super-criminals from the Phantom Zone:  L. Finn (a leprechaun), the Toymaster and the Inventor.  She tricks Supergirl into coming to the house which they use as their headquarters.  There she is weakened with Green Kryptonite dust and made to be a "pin" in a bowling alley with Green Kryptonite bowling balls.  Finally, she is placed in a deathtrap with Gold Kryptonite slowly stealing her powers, and a Green Kryptonite spear is set to be launched through her body once she loses them entirely.  But Supergirl manages to reach a remote control for Toymaster's minature robots and uses them to cut her free.  She recovers her powers once she is away from the Gold K, and uses the toys to capture the three Phantom Zoners while she herself
takes care of Black Flame.  Later, Black Flame is taken back to Kandor and the three other villains are returned to the Phantom Zone.

Action Comics No. 397
February 1971
Story: "The Super-Captive of the Sea" (11 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman (Geoff Brown)
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superman (next appearance in FOREVER PEOPLE #1)
GA: Supergirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #400)
Villains: Two Quorians (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Two denizens of a water-world force Superman to live underseas as a test by polluting the atmosphere of Earth with power-sapping gases from a red-sun planet.

Action Comics No. 398
March 1971
Story:  "Spawn of the Unknown"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Murray Boltinoff
Writer:  Geoff Brown [Leo Dorfman]
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Murphy Anderson
Feature Character:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN #233)
GS:  Supergirl (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #401)
Intro:  Ituru (a game keeper),  Prof. Bruno (in flashback; only appearance for both)
Villains: A gang of thieves (first and only appearance)
Comment:  Since Supergirl has enough super-powers to safely help Superman on a long space voyage, this story obviously happens before her "on-again-off-again" powers occur.
Synopsis:  When the experimental plant-seeds of Prof. Bruno, who is operating in Africa, run wild in an extinct volcano crater, Superman is called in by an old game keeper friend.  The game keeper tells Superman the seeds have turned animals into plants, and, when they see a plant-creature with Supergirl's costume, Superman is convinced his cousin has become a victim.  But the real Supergirl appears later, and says that the "Supergirl" tree--like a "Superman" tree which sprouts not long after--is only a plant.  Professor Bruno's plants imitate the life forms around them.  Superman and Supergirl take the volcano crater to a remote planet, but save the Supergirl and Superman trees for the Fortress of Solitude.

Adventure Comics No. 401
January 1971
Cover:  Lex Luthor and Nasthalia watching Supergirl in glass cage cringe from mouse  //Mike Sekowsky
Story:  "The Frightened Supergirl"  (14 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller:  Mike Sekowsky
Inker:  Jack Abel
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #398)
Cameo:  Lex Luthor, Nasthalia Luthor, Bumphy (first and only apperance; no real existence; all characters in Linda Danvers's dream)
Comment:  Since this adventure is presented as "just a dream", there is no need to explain how Supergirl could be affected by the fear-serum.
Synopsis:  Supergirl dreams that Nasty and Lex Luthor have dosed her with a "fear-serum" that causes her to rampage through Stanhope, terrified of a spider or a mouse or a toy car.  Linda
wakes up and discovers it has only been a dream.

Adventure Comics No. 402
 February 1971
Cover:  Supergirl embracing Derek Ames as bank robbers pull a heist  //Mike Sekowsky / Jack Abel
Story:  "Love Conquers All--Even Supergirl"  (14 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller:  Mike Sekowsky
Inker:  Jack Abel
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters: Students at Stanhope College
Villains:  Starfire, Derek Ames, Dr. Kangle (first appearance for all),  a gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment:  Derek's last name is given as Marlowe in issue #405, but that may be an error.
 Another new costume for Supergirl is shown in this story, designed by Patricia Martel.
 This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Starfire, a villainess, employs handsome con-man Derek Ames to meet Supergirl on the Stanhope campus.  He romances her, then covertly feeds her a capsule specially designed to negate her super-powers.  When Starfire's gang attacks with machine guns, Supergirl feels her powers ebbing, and is knocked unconscious by a fall.  Derek and the thugs leave her for dead.

Adventure Comics No. 404
March 1971
Cover:  Starfire wrestling Supergirl while her gang looks on  //Mike Sekowsky / Jack Abel
Story:  "Super-Girl?"  (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller:  Mike Sekowsky
Inker:  Jack Abel
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Kandorians
Villains:  Starfire, her all-female gang (first appearance), Dr. Kangle, Derek Ames (dies in this story)
Comment:  This story continues in next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl revives, discovers her powers have indeed ebbed away, and goes to the bottle city of Kandor for a scientific examination.  The Kandorian scientists cannot reverse her condition, and say that she will have "on-again-off-again" super-powers for the duration of its effect.  But they design an "exo-skeleta cyborg" for her, worn under her clothes, which gives her some super-strength, and outfit her boots with jets that will allow her to fly when she loses her powers.  Starfire rewards Derek Ames, but has him shot seconds afterward when she fears he will expose her operation.  Later, Starfire and her all-woman gang pull bank robberies in the neighboring town of Carvale, where a Mardi Gras celebration is going on.  Supergirl tries to
capture the gang at one robbery site, but her powers are off and the women knock her unconscious.  The Girl of Steel is taken prisoner.  Later, at her headquarters, Starfire confirms for
herself that Supergirl has lost her powers, and delivers a punishing martial-arts beating to her, knocking her out again for a brief time.  Supergirl's powers return seconds later, reviving her.  She attacks Starfire and her gang, capturing most of the gang members.  But Starfire herself and her scientist aide Dr. Kangle escape.

Adventure Comics No. 405
April 1971
Cover:  Supergirl and Rodney Ames  //Mike Sekowsky / Jack Abel
Story:  "Starfire's Revenge"  (22 pages)
Editor, writer, artist:  Mike Sekowsky
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in ACTION COMICS #400)
Intro:  Paul De Paris (dies in this story)
Villains:  Starfire, Dr. Kangle (both next appear in issue #407), Starfire's all-female gang (last appearance), Rodney Ames,  a fashion buyer (first and only appearance for both)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Starfire and Dr. Kangle plot to eliminate Supergirl's powers forever with a stronger dose of Kangle's formula.  To get someone to administer it to her, Starfire contacts Derek Ames's
brother Rodney.  She tells him that Supergirl murdered his brother while maddened by Kangle's serum.  Rodney desires vengeance for his brother, and Starfire hands him a gun loaded with capsules of the formula and tells him she will lure Supergirl to Paris.  Once de-powered, Supergirl can be killed in any way Rodney chooses.
 Starfire makes herself visible in Parisian high society.  Supergirl, seeing photos of her foe and a story detailing Derek's death, reasons that she had Derek murdered.  She goes to Paris to
capture Starfire, who is executing the theft of the entire fall fashion line of Paul De Paris, a designer.  Supergirl fails to capture Starfire, and Rodney fails to de-power or kill Supergirl.  But she convinces Rodney to listen to her side of the story, and that he may be in danger for having failed Starfire like his brother did.  When Rodney brings Starfire an apparently unconscious and
non-super Supergirl, she has them both thrown in a barred pit and lets in a gorilla to kill them.  Supergirl renders the ape unconscious, frees them both, and battles Starfire and her gang.  Starfire leaps to freedom from a high window in her castle hideout, landing in the moat.  She emerges on shore after Supergirl and Rodney lead Kangle and her gang away.

Action Comics No. 400
May 1971
Story:  "Duel of Doom"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Murray Boltinoff
Writer:  Geoff Browne [Leo Dorfman]
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Murphy Anderson
Feature Character:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN #238)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #405; next appears in issue #403), Kandorians
Intro:  Yllura, Arvor (only appearance for both)
Villain:  Brainiac (in flashback; between flashback and story proper in issue #413)
Synopsis:  Two Kandorian students, Yllura and Arvor, face a graduation exercise of conducting "an original exploration into Kandor's past."  Both are rivals, with Yllura idolizing Supergirl and Arvor hero-worshipping Superman.  But, when each gets in trouble on their archaeological trip, they help each other to reach safety.  Realizing that teamwork is necessary for success, Arvor and Yllura call off their rivalry.  Later, they are awarded a joint trophy by Superman and Supergirl.

Action Comics No. 403
August 1971
Cover: Doctors and nurses directing crowd for Superman's blood transfusion //Curt Swan / Murphy Anderson
Story: "Attack of the Micro-Murderer" (15 pages)
Editor: Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #238; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #406)
GA: Linda Danvers (Supergirl; last appearance in issue #400; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #406), Kandorians
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #112)
Villain: A Zohtt (first and only appearance)
Comments: This story takes place from March 27th through probably March 31st.
 Since Supergirl has not yet graduated college in this story, it must be moved back in sequence to just before ADVENTURE COMICS #406.
 With this issue, ACTION COMICS becomes a 25-cent, 52-page comic.
Synopsis: Superman's body is invaded by a Zohtt, a magical wraith-being which attempts to destroy him, and not even a blood transfusion from most of Metropolis's citizens can save him.

Adventure Comics No. 406
May 1971
Cover:  Half Linda Danvers / half Supergirl and Nasthalia  //Mike Sekowsky / Jack Abel?
Story:  "Suspicion"  (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller:  Mike Sekowsky
Inker:  Jack Abel
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #403)
GA: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #403; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #203)
Supporting Characters: Students and faculty of Stanhope College, Fred Danvers (last appearance in isssue #389; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #184), Edna Danvers (last appearance in issue #386; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #184), Johnny Dee, Stanhope football team (last appearance for both in issue #399; last appearance for both), Johnny Drew, Geoffrey Anderson, staff of KSFTV (first appearance for all)
Intro:  Susie (Linda Danvers's roommate), Rocco Caridi (no appearance; name only mentioned), Freddie Smith, Allison and her mother (only appearance for all)
Cameo:  Starfire, Dr. Kangle, Derek Ames
Villain:  Nasthalia Luthor (last appearance in issue #397)
Comments:  Linda Danvers graduates from Stanhope College in this story.
 This story continues in next issue.
 There are some touch-ups on Clark Kent's face by Murphy Anderson in this story.
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers tries to attend her own graduation ceremonies at Stanhope, but the commencement is broken up by rioting student radicals.  Even worse, Nasthalia has seen Supergirl go into Linda Danvers's room and Linda come out.  Now convinced that Linda is Supergirl, she intends to tail her until she can prove it to herself--and to Lex Luthor.  With some help from Clark Kent, Linda gets a job on the news crew of KSFTV in San Francisco.  Unfortunately, Nasty has been listening to her conversation with Kent, and gets herself a job with the same news crew.  When Supergirl saves some people from a burning building, to throw Nasty's suspicion off she dresses as Linda Danvers, fakes being overcome by smoke, and lets herself be "rescued" by emergency personnel.

Adventure Comics No. 407
June 1971
Cover:  Nasty's hands holding up Supergirl costume before Linda Danvers  //Mike Sekowsky / Jack Abel
Story:  "Suspicion Confirmed"  (22 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller:  Mike Sekowsky
Inker:  Jack Abel
Supporting Characters:  Johnny Drew, Geoffrey Anderson (called Geoffrey Morgan in this story)
GA:  Kandorians
Villains:  Starfire, Dr. Kangle (last appearance for both in issue #405; last appearance for both), Mr. Renard (first and only appearance), Nasthalia Luthor
Comments:  This story continues from last issue.
 Supergirl gets yet another costume, this one designed by Anthony Kowalik.
Synopsis:  Mr. Renard comes to KSFTV and tells the news crew that he is reopening a theater supposedly haunted by the ghosts of an old film star and the leading lady he murdered.  The crew spends two nights there trying to check things out, resulting in Johnny Drew and Nasty getting kidnapped by a ghoulish figure.  Supergirl's powers cut out and she is unable to rescue them.  But
on the third night they discover that the "haunting" has been arranged by Starfire, who captures Supergirl and tries to dissolve her in an acid bath.  Supergirl shields herself with her acid-proof costume, then rescues her friends and captures Starfire and Renard, who had posed as the ghoulish kidnapper.

Super DC Giant No. S-24
May-June 1971
Cover:  Supergirl watching Lex Luthor punch a hole in Superman statue; Supergirl and Lesla-Lar in Supergirl costume; Lesla-Lar freeing Jax-Ur, General Zod, and Kru-El from Phantom Zone;
Supergirl  (four vignettes)  //Murphy Anderson; Mike Sekowsky (bottom vignette)
Story:  "The Girl With the X-Ray Mind"  (from Action Comics #295)
Story:  "The Girl Who Was Supergirl's Double"  (from Action Comics #296)
Story:  "The Forbidden Weapons of Krypton"  (from Action Comics #297)
Story:  "The Super-Powers of Lex Luthor"  (from Action Comics #298)

Story:  "Fashions From Fans"  (3 pages)
Editor, writer, artist:  Mike Sekowsky
Feature Character: Supergirl
Comment:  Not a story; showcase of Supergirl costumes designed by fans

Action Comics No. 402
July 1971
Story:  "Superman Vs. Supergirl:  The Feud of the Titans"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Murray Boltinoff
Writer: Leo Dorfman (Geoff Browne)
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Murphy Anderson
Feature Character:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #112)
GS:  Supergirl (between ADVENTURE COMICS #407 / 408)
Synopsis:  Superman and Supergirl are made hostile to each other and goaded into a super-feud when fumes from a "brainwash bomb" they are disposing of in the Fortress of Solitude's disintegration pit combine with Kryptonian elements there and make them hate each other.  Superman begins to suspect the truth after seeing a two-headed bird's two heads quarrel with each
other in the Fortress, and he rescues Supergirl from death when she falls into the disintegration pit.  Once outside the Fortress, they regain their senses, and they clean the gas from their headquarters.

Adventure Comics No. 408
July 1971
Cover:  Supergirl, Cynthia Stanley, and a painting of Cynthia Stanley  //Mike Sekowsky / Jack Abel
Story:  "The Face At the Window"  (14 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller:  Mike Sekowsky
Inker: Jack Abel?
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #402)
Supporting Characters:  Johnny Drew, Geoffrey Anderson
Intro:  Cynthia Stanley (a ghost; only appearance), John and Elizabeth Stanley (as skeletons; die long before this story opens)
Villains: Mr. Stanley, two of Nasthalia's gang (first and only appearance for all), Nasthalia Luthor
Synopsis:  The KSFTV news crew attempts to make a documentary of the old Stanley mansion and are chased away at shotgunpoint by old man Stanley himself.  But Linda has seen a little girl
standing at an upstairs window, and, when she is told that Stanley has lived alone in the house ever since the deaths of his niece and nephew circa 1918, she decides to investigate.  (Nasty goes there to try and catch her in an identity switch, but she gets caught and thrown out by Mr. Stanley.)  Inside the mansion, Supergirl encounters the little girl, who says she is looking for her parents.  Using her super-vision, Supergirl melts away the container which has held the bodies of her parents, John and Elizabeth Stanley, ever since old man Stanley killed them back in 1918.  The little girl has vanished, having found her parents.  Old man Stanley confesses to the double murder and is taken away by police.  Supergirl sees the little girl in a portrait--of Cynthia Stanley, the couple's daughter, who died of influenza shortly before her parents' deaths.

Story:  "Invasion of the Mer-Men"  (8 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller:  Mike Sekowsky
Inker: Jack Abel?
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Johnny Drew, Geoffrey Anderson
GA:  Kandorians (Andor named in this story)

Villains:  The Mer-Men (first appearance), Nasthalia Luthor
Comment:  This story continues in next issue.
 In this story, Supergirl gets yet another new uniform.
Synopsis:  While spending the day at the beach, Linda and Johnny Drew are confronted by an invading force of alien Mer-Men.  Johnny is kidnapped and Supergirl tries to follow, but her powers cut out underwater and she has to surface.  Later, she goes to Kandor and has the scientists implant filters in her nostrils that will enable her to breathe underwater or in space.  Neither she nor the police, however, can locate Johnny.  And the Mer-Men appear before an assemblage of Earth's scientists and military men to confirm they are stealing Earth's water, and, within a year, will leave the Earth a lifeless desert.

Adventure Comics No. 409
August 1971
Cover:  Fire-Drake and his henchman, Supergirl, and Geoffrey Anderson; Satan Girl vignette  //Art Saaf / Dick Giordano; Curt Swan / George Klein (vignette)
Story:  "Invasion of the Mer-Men"  (Part 2)  (14 pages)
Editor, writer, artist:  Mike Sekowsky
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters: Geoffrey Anderson, Johnny Drew
GA: Richard Nixon
Intro:  Adm. Bulldog Cramer (only appearance), Spiro Agnew (of Earth-One)
Villains:  Mer-Men (last appearance)
Comments:  This story continues from last issue.
 Even though the cover bears the title of this story, the cover depicts a scene from the second story.
 With this issue, ADVENTURE COMICS becomes a 25-cent, 52-page comic.
Synopsis:  Supergirl finds the secret base of the Mer-Men underwater, and discovers they are loading giant "tanker" space-globes with water to be shipped to their home planet.  The globes
have force-fields that resist any attempt Earth makes to destroy them.  Supergirl locates and rescues Johnny, then smashes the globes herself and lets them rain their waters back on Earth.
Finally, the Mer-Men leader gives up, telling Supergirl that they couldn't load enough water up in time to save his world, anyway.  He and the other Mer-Men depart, resigned to their eventual
extinction.  Realizing this, Supergirl cries.

Story:  "Fight With Fire Drake"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Joe Orlando
Writer:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller:  Art Saaf
Inker:  Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in ACTION COMICS #403)
Supporting Characters:  Geoffrey Anderson, Zor-El, Allura (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #320; both next appear in SUPERGIRL #2)
Intro:  Mr. Stanton (head of WSFTV, now called KSF-TV; only appearance)
Villains:  Fire-Drake (Freddy Nero) and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Supergirl gets yet another costume in this story, designed by Margaret Berg.
Synopsis:  Freddy Nero, a party-crasher, tries romancing Linda Danvers at a party aboard the yacht of Mr. Stanton, the owner of KSF-TV.  Minutes later, a scuba-costumed, masked villain called Fire Drake, who "breathes fire" with an acetylene torch nosepiece, loots the yacht and its passengers with his gang.  Supergirl tries to follow, but her powers fail and she is repelled by Fire Drake's flame.  Later, Linda Danvers is summoned by Allura to Kandor, where her father Zor-El has some new power-substitution gimmicks for her:  a bracelet which can enhance her normal strength when she is depowered, replacing the exo-skeleta cyborg, and her Legion of Super-Heroes flight-ring, to replace her jet-boots.  Supergirl encounters Fire Drake a second time,
captures him, and unmasks him as Freddy Nero.

Story:  "The Condemned Legionnaires"  (from issue #313)
 

Adventure Comics No. 410
Sept. 1971
Cover:  Supergirl watching Judy stop truck  //Bob Oskner
Story:  "The Nature of the Beast"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Joe Orlando
Writer:  John Albano
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #403)
Intro:  The Professor (in flashback; dies in this story), a tribe of bird-men (only appearance)
Villains:  Mike Merrick (first appearance; next appears in issue #419), Nasthalia Luthor
Synopsis:  Nasty tries to get Linda to room with her so that she'll have more opportunities to uncover her Supergirl identity, but is denied.   Linda has to become Supergirl a few seconds
later, out of Nasty's sight, to save next-door neighbor Mike Merrick from an attack by a pair of monstrous bird-men.  Supergirl drives them out and tries to follow, but her powers give out.  She changes back to Linda Danvers and goes dancing with Mike and Nasty.  Mike spends most of his time with Linda, and Nasty leaves.  The two are captured by bird-men when they leave the club at an early hour.  Linda and Mike end up on the island home of the bird-men.  The avians' leader tells her that Mike and a professor he aided conducted scientific experiments that turned the natives of the island into the bird-men.  Worse, however, was the professor's theft of a large ruby from their
tribal idol, which Mike killed the professor to possess.  When Linda is threatened with being immersed in lava from an active volcano, Mike says that he has the ruby secreted in his apartment.  Both are imprisoned again.
 Mike tells Linda that the jewel theft was the professor's idea, and that the professor's death was an accident.  However, he shows no remorse about helping the professor with his experiments.  Mike breaks them out of their prison, and Linda, changing into Supergirl out of his sight, defeats their bird-men guards and flies herself and Mike back towards San Francisco.  But her powers fade out over the ocean, and Mike saves them both with his expert swimming skills.  Supergirl, exhausted, has passed out by the time they reach land.  Mike kisses her, says to the sleeping Supergirl that he lied about the jewel and that when she wakes up, she'll probably have to hunt him down.  Then he leaves.

Story:  "The Revolt of the Girl Legionnaires"  (from issue #326)

Story:  "The Ruler Without a Planet"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Joe Orlando
Writer:  John Albano
Penciller:  Bob Oskner
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Supergirl
Intro:  Judy (Equila; next appears in issue #414), Tunga (a giant ape)
Villain: Judy's stepfather (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Supergirl gets another super-costume, designed by John Sposato, which she retains for a time.
Synopsis:  After Supergirl subdues a giant ape which has broken free from a circus, she sees a young girl named Judy, about 6 years of age, blow out a fire nearby with super-breath.  Supergirl questions Judy, who tells her she is from another planet and came there when she climbed aboard a spaceship, accidentally started it, and wound up on Earth.  Judy also demonstrates other super-powers, such as flight and super-strength, and says that she knows Supergirl is Linda Danvers from watching her on interplanetary television.  Supergirl takes Judy under her wing and lets her assist her in her duties with her super-powers, while trying lucklessly to find her stepfather.  One night, her stepfather mentally contacts her, reminds her he put her on Earth to destroy its super-heroes, starting with Supergirl, to pave the way for its conquest, and demands she kill Supergirl with the Kryptonite ray he has given her.  Judy almost does so, but turns away at the last moment.  Angered, her stepfather tries to kill Judy with a force-bolt from his ship, but
Supergirl shields her from the bolt.  Judy confesses all to Supergirl.  The Girl of Steel tries to capture the alien's ship, but USAF planes have detected it and are engaging it in battle, about to destroy it.  Supergirl returns to Judy, telling her she could not locate the ship.  Both look out the window and see the explosion of her father's ship, which Judy thinks is a falling star.

Adventure Comics No. 411
October 1971
Cover:  Supergirl, an alien, and a boy  //Carmine Infantino & Bob Oskner?
Story:  "The Alien Among Us"  (16 pages)
Editor:  Joe Orlando
Writer:  John Albano
Penciller:  Bob Oskner
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters: Geoff Anderson, Johnny Drew
Intro:  An alien (dies in this story), a boy and his father (only appearance for both)
Villains:  Councilman Scribe, Lonny and his gang (first and only appearance for all), Nasthalia Luthor
Synopsis:  An alien being lands near San Francisco with some help from Supergirl, who is eluded by him shortly after he arrives.  The alien is subjected to blind fear and prejudice and is attacked by police and citizens alike, despite his own powers and lack of aggessive force--though he does use potent defensive force.  The alien's presence touches off a spate of xenophobic riots in San Francisco.  He takes refuge in a tenement building and is befriended by a child who feeds him.  In return, he heals the boy's paralyzed arm.  But the child's father learns of it and lures the alien into a trap.  Before Supergirl can save him, he is killed by a shell from a tank.

Story:  "The Weddings That Wrecked the Legion"  (from issue #337)

Adventure Comics No. 412
November 1971
Cover:  Zogg, Glynix, Zogg's warrior, female giant, and Supergirl //Bob Oskner
Story:  "The Battle For Survival"  (22 pages)
Editor:  Joe Orlando
Writer:  John Albano
Penciller:  Art Saaf
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Johnny Drew, Geoff Anderson
Intro:  Glynix, Largyn, people of Liquel II (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Zogg (first appearance; dies in this story), his army, a giant female warrior (first and only appearance for all), Nasthalia Luthor
Comment: Supergirl gains another costume in this story.
Synopsis:  When a girl in a Supergirl costume robs an art dealer, the real Supergirl investigates.  Her double proves to be Glynix, who rules her planet of Liquel II with her mate Largyn.  They are
threatened by aggression from the conqueror Zogg, and the conflict must be decided by single combat between champions.  Since Zogg's champion is a giant blue female warrior with incredible strength, Supergirl has been chosen by Glynix.  Supergirl agrees to battle, goes to Liquel, and fights Zogg's champion.  After a brutal battle, Supergirl finally prevails.  However, custom calls for Supergirl to kill her opponent with a sword, and the Girl of Steel refuses.  By their law, that means Glynix must be executed in her place.  Supergirl appeals to the populance watching the contest, gains their loyalty, and has them proclaim that both Glynix and the female giant must live.  But both Glynix and Supergirl are astonished to see Zogg and his army confronting them with Glynix's mate Largyn at Zogg's side.  Shamefacedly, Largyn confesses that he didn't think Supergirl had a chance, and agreed to cede control of Liquel II to Zogg in return for high government posts for himself and Glynix.  Supergirl intervenes, taking Glynix out of harm's way, and disarms Zogg's army.  After Zogg hits Supergirl with a stunning blast from an outlawed weapon, Largyn attacks Zogg and the two, wielding knives, fall into a moat.  Largyn emerges alive.  Supergirl returns to Earth.

Adventure Comics No. 413
December 1971
Cover:  Supergirl in bank, confronting four-armed robot  //Carmine Infantino and Bob Oskner?
Story:  "The Walking Bombs"  (15 pages)
Editor:  Joe Orlando
Writer:  John Albano
Penciller:  Art Saaf
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Geoff Anderson, Johnny Drew
Intro:  Mrs. Robert Meekly, Robert Meekly, Jr. (in flashback; only appearance for both)
Villain:  Robert Meekly (first appearance; dies in this story), bomb-carrying robots (first appearance for all; all destroyed in this story)
Synopsis:  Supergirl comes upon a bank robbery carried out by a bomb-equipped android, but cannot apprehend it or stop the theft for fear of people in the bank being killed by an explosion.  She trails the robot to its desert headquarters, where she meets its creator, Robert Meekly, who imprisons her within electrical bars.  If she walks into the bars, he warns, she will trigger a massive explosion in San Francisco.  Meekly, who has created a number of bomb-robots, explains that he had been married and had an eight-year-old son 12 years ago who was blinded by a car accident.  Since the banks would not loan him enough money for an operation to restore the child's sight, Meekly, who worked in a bank, stole the money himself and altered the books.  After the operation was performed, the deed was discovered, Meekly was jailed, and his wife moved away with his son, promising that he would never see either of them again.  After his release from jail, Meekly created the robot bombs, seeking to rob and then destroy every bank in the country.  Supergirl, whose powers momentarily fade, short-circuits the electrical bars with a hairpin.  Her powers return.  Meekly has sent off two androids in giant ball-craft to different locations, and tells Supergirl she will only be able to stop one.  Supergirl tells him that she recalls the name of a teller in one of the banks:  Robert Meekly, Jr.  Aghast, Meekly goes to retrieve his android and does so, though it explodes and kills him.  Supergirl finds the other android in time and takes it into the desert to detonate harmlessly.  Later, when Linda and the KSF crew are combing the wreckage of one explosion, they find Meekly's body, with his hand clutching a Little League award his son had once won.

Adventure Comics No. 414
January 1972
Cover:  Vortex lifting skyscraper over a bound Supergirl  //Bob Oskner
Story:  "Vortex"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Joe Orlando
Writer:  Len Wein
Artist:  Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Character:  Geoffrey Anderson
Intro:  Harry Porgus (only appearance)
Villains:  Vortex (Porgus; first appearance; probably dies in this story), Nasthalia Luthor
Synopsis:  Vortex, a villain with a weapon which can create great waves of centrifugal force, takes revenge on Harry Porgus--a financier whom he claims stole building designs from him--by
ripping Porgus's skyscraper from its roots and plunking it down in the Grand Canyon.  Supergirl trails the building there, but her powers go out and she is captured.  When her powers return, she stops Vortex from destroying the skyscraper with his power.  Then she knocks him off his flying sled into a waterspout he has created in the Canyon river.  She cannot find his body, and, when
she is amazed that Porgus is concerned for him, she is astonished to hear him say that the Vortex was his brother.

Story:  "The Kidnapping"  (7 pages)
Editor:  Joe Orlando
Writer:  John Albano
Artist:  Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters: Geoffrey Anderson, Johnny Drew
GS:  Judy (last appearance in issue #410; last appearance)
Intro: Judy's grandmother and grandfather (only appearance for both)
Villains:  Margaret Waters, her boyfriend (first appearance for both; both die in this story), Nasthalia Luthor
Synopsis:  While Linda Danvers is out, her apartment is burgled, her identity is disclosed to the burglar when he finds her costume in a closet, and Judy is kidnapped.  The kidnapper forces
Supergirl to steal for him and leave the booty at a predetermined place.  Supergirl finally deduces where Judy is being held and goes to rescue her.  She succeeds, but the kidnapper and his
girlfriend are killed by a ray from a spacecraft which has just landed.  Two of Judy's race emerge, and tell Supergirl that they have come to take Judy back home.  Judy gives Supergirl her rag doll to remember her by.

Adventure Comics No. 415
February 1972
Cover:  Supergirl being dragged by her hair by the Captain to the Commander and his wedding party  //Bob Oskner
Story:  "The Space Pirates"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Joe Orlando
Writer:  John Albano
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Character:  Johnny Drew
Intro: The Planetary Galaxy Patrol (only appearance)
Villains:  The Captain (first appearance; dies in this story), the Commander, and other space pirates (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Supergirl gets another new costume in this story.
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers is captured by the Commander of a group of space pirates to become his mate.  She changes into Supergirl and attempts to break free, but is stunned by the Commander's ray-blast.  Wakening soon after, she learns from the ship's Captain that he and his crew are political refugees from the planet Somar, and cannot go home until their planet's corrupt
government is overthrown.  Supergirl informs him that such a revolution has taken place on Somar, and the Commander was keeping it a secret to retain his power.  Unable to serve the
Commander anymore, the Captain commits suicide.  Supergirl wrecks the ship and captures the space pirates, and turns them and the Commander over to an interplanetary police force.

Story:  "Like a Death's Head In the Sky"  (6 pages)
Editor:  Joe Orlando
Writer:  Len Wein
Artist:  Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Supergirl
Intro: Two rocket technicians (only appearance)
Villain: Dr. Noah Kyle (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Supergirl goes back to her "regular", hot-pants-style costume in this story.
Synopsis:  A satellite designed by the radical Dr. Noah Kyle and outfitted with nuclear weapons to be used against the Soviets in case of atomic attack is launched into orbit.  But Dr. Kyle
himself is aboard, and is launching missles at the Soviets in a preemptive strike.  Supergirl must choose between stopping the missles and saving the satellite, which is breaking up.  She chooses the former, destroying all the weapons, and sheds a tear for Kyle as the satellite's orbit decays and it burns up in reentry.

Adventure Comics No. 416
March 1972
Cover:  Supergirl, Hawkgirl, Thorn, Tina, Zatanna, Big Barda, Beautiful Dreamer, Star Sapphire, Liberty Belle, Lilith, Wonder Girl, Merry, the Enchantress, Dumb Bunny, Phantom Lady, Cheetah, Harlequin, Batgirl, Black Canary, Wonder Woman; Merry and Gimmick Guy; Phantom Lady; Black Canary and thug's hand with gun; Wonder Woman chained by Eviless and Cheetah; Supergirl with witches' brew and Superman blinded by ghostly hands //Bob Oskner
Story:  "The Untold Story of Argo City"  (from Action Comics #309)
Story:  "Supergirl's Rival Parents"  (from Action Comics #310)
Story:  "The Black Canary"  (from Flash Comics #86)
Comment: This is a Johnny Thunder story.
Story:  "Villany, Incorporated"  (from Wonder Woman #28)
Comment: This is a Wonder Woman story.
Story:  "Mystery of the Black Cat"  (from Police Comics #17)
Comment: This is a Phantom Lady story.
Story:  "The Duel of the Gimmicks"  (from Star-Spangled Comics #90)
Comment: This is a Merry story.
Story:  "The Black Magic of Supergirl"  (from Action Comics #324)
Comment:  This is DC 100-PAGE SUPER-SPECTACULAR #DC-10.

Adventure Comics No. 417
March 1972
Cover:  Supergirl rescuing Mr. Drew, Johnny Drew, and other men from execution by female soldiers  //Carmine Infantino and Bob Oskner?
Story:  "All Men Are But Slaves"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Joe Orlando
Writer:  Steve Skeates
Artist:  Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in ACTION COMICS #411)
Supporting Character:  Johnny Drew
Intro:  Mr. Drew (Johnny's father), Dorothy Drew (Johnny's sister), a race of other-dimensional women, their queen, Narkrana (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Mr. Drew, Johnny's father, is abducted into a magic-based dimension where women rule men.  Johnny Drew, investigating with Linda Danvers, finds a page with a magic spell on it which his father had used to enter that dimension earlier.  When they recite the spell, both Johnny and Linda (as Supergirl) enter that dimension.  Supergirl fights the female soldiers of the other world until their queen calls a halt to hostilities.  Narkrana, the queen's police commissioner, gets called on the carpet for abducting Mr. Drew and enslaving him and Johnny.  The women of this world have enslaved their men, and thus avoided pollution and wars, but they have strict laws against enslaving other-dimensionals.  Supergirl protests that nobody should be enslaved, but they disregard her and send all three back to their own dimension.  The page with the mystic spell is magically burned so that they cannot return to the women's world.

Action Comics No. 411
April 1972Cover: Superman and T. J. Pearson and his men at the Fortress of Solitude  //Nick Cardy
Story:  "The Day They Sold Superman's Fortress"  (16 pages)
Editor:  Murray Boltinoff
Writer:  Leo Dorfman
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Murphy Anderson
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #121)
GS:  Supergirl (between ADVENTURE COMICS #417 / 418)
GA:  Kandorians
Intro:  Titus J. Pearson (only appearance)
Cameo:  Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman (as statues)
Synopsis:  Oilman T. J. Pearson has leased 500 miles of Arctic land from the U.S. government to prospect for oil...and Superman's Fortress of Solitude is on that land.  To Superman's chagrin, Pearson finds the locked Fortress door, but has no idea what it is.  Superman consults with Supergirl, who is in favor of helping him airlift the Fortress elsewhere.  But Superman is sworn to obey the law, and a legal expert informs him that he is technically a squatter and Pearson indeed owns the Fortress and everything in it, though he doesn't know what it is.  After Superman secretly causes Pearson's oil-drilling operations to fail, the oilman abandons the project.  Superman builds a new Fortress door, gives it to Pearson as a gift, and convinces him it was built by an alien from space as a symbol of hope...which, technically, it was.

Adventure Comics No. 418
April 1972
Cover:  Supergirl and Chin facing dragon //Bob Oskner
Story:  "The Face of the Dragon"  (18 pages)
Editor:  Joe Orlando
Writer:  Len Wein
Penciller:  Jose Delbo
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #411; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #98)
GS:  Jonny Double (last appearance in CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #74; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #199)
Intro: Chin (only appearance)
Villains:  Dr. Tzin-Tzin (last seen in DETECTIVE COMICS #408; next appears in BATMAN #284), Dragon Tong (first appearance; one member dies in this story), Nasthalia Luthor
Synopsis:  Nasthalia hires detective Johnny Double to trail Linda Danvers, telling him Linda wants to kill her, but secretly hoping he will discover her Supergirl identity.  He catches up with
Linda in Chinatown, where a radical group, the Dragon Tong, has killed one of their own for betrayal and attempts to kill the mayor of Chinatown.  Supergirl intervenes and captures the Tong
men.  Later, Linda and Johnny run across a Chinese boy who is in the employ of Batman's enemy Dr. Tzin-Tzin.  They stop the youth from committing suicide over his failure to help his fellow Tong men, and trail him back to Tzin-Tzin's hideout.  Linda becomes Supergirl, encounters one of Tzin-Tzin's illusions, and dispels it with heat-vision.  Tzin-Tzin escapes by jumping into the bay.
Later, Johnny tells Nasthalia that he won't take her case.  After she storms out, he wonders if Linda really could be Supergirl, but doubts it.

Justice League of America No. 98
May 1972
Cover: Sargon the Sorceror, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Superman, Batman, Flash, and Green Lantern in giant power ring //Neal Adams
Story: "No More Tomorrows" (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: John Costanza
Feature Characters: Superman, Batman, Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern, Green arrow, Atom, Hawkman, Black Canary (the Justice League of America)
GS: Sargon the Sorceror (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #462)
GA: Hawkgirl (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #?; next appears in issue #119), Supergirl (between ADVENTURE COMICS #418 / 419)
Intro: Pedro Valdez, Maria Valdez, General Lopez, Brick Ford (only appearance for all)
Villains: Starbreaker (last appearance), three assassins (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Sargon the Sorceror leads the Justice League of America in an operation that finally enables them to defeat Starbreaker and save the Earth.

Adventure Comics No. 419
May 1972
Cover:  Supergirl holding invisible gunman before policeman  //Carmine Infantino and Bob Oskner
Story:  "The Thief Who Loved Supergirl"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Joe Orlando
Writer:  John Albano
Penciller:  Tony DeZuniga
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #98; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #211)
Villains:  Mike Merrick (last appearance in issue #410; dies in this story), Lorelei (first appearance; dies in this story), a gunman (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Supergirl is plagued by happenings which make her, and the public, doubt her sanity:  she apprehends an assassin who does not exist and builds a seawall around San Francisco to take
care of a nonexistent tidal wave.  The illusions are the work of Lorelei, the witch-lover of thief Mike Merrick.  Lorelei has been using her powers to confound Supergirl and to facilitate Merrick's thievery.  Since Merrick is still in love with Supergirl as well, and knows her double identity, he fears that Lorelei will destroy Supergirl with her magic out of jealousy.  Thus, to save her, he crashes his car head-on into a cliff with himself and Lorelei inside, killing them both.

World's Finest Comics No. 211
May 1972
Cover:  Superman and Batman  //Neal Adams
Story:  "Fugitive From the Stars"  (25 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Denny O'Neil
Penciller:  Dick Dillin
Inker:  Joe Giella
Feature Characters:  Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #412; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #122), Batman (between DETECTIVE COMICS #423; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #102)
GA: Supergirl (between ADVENTURE COMICS #419 / 420), Kandorians
Intro:  Sarah Jongueler, a female fugitive (only appearance for both)
Villains:  The Krush, assorted crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  The Krush, alien manhunters, come to Earth in search of a woman who is a fugitive from their planet.  At first, Superman and Batman decide to aid in the search, but become
suspicious of the Krush's intentions.  Supergirl helps Batman locate the female fugitive in Kandor, and learns that her crime was speaking out against the warmongers of the Krush, for which she was condemned to die.  Batman refuses to help the Krush take her back, and Superman assumes Batman's disguise, challenges them to battle, defeats them, and forces them to honor an agreement they had made with him and leave the planet.  The woman remains safe in Kandor.

Adventure Comics No. 420
June 1972
Cover:  Supergirl running amok on alien battlefield  //Bob Oskner
Story:  "And Death Shall Have No Dominion"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Joe Orlando
Writers:  Raymond Marais, Len Wein
Penciller:  Tony DeZuniga
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #211)
Intro: Togran (dies in this story)
Villains:  The Mind Warp  (Opra, Vorko, and Draak; first appearance for all; all die in this story)
Synopsis:  Supergirl, heading Earthward after a space mission, is diverted by a decoy explosive-ball that she lures away from herself.  She tracks it to its planet of origin, which is
precisely what three evil wizards, Orpa, Vorko and Draak (collectively known as the Mind Warp) wanted.  On the planet, she is met by Togran, son of Vorko and enemy of the Mind Warp
wizards.  Togran tells her that the wizards' enemies, the people of Westland, have destroyed all of his people except for the Mind Warpers and their families.  They brought Supergirl there to
devastate the Westlanders in revenge.  Supergirl intends to leave, but missles strike in Togran's garden and severely injure him.  Angered, Supergirl heads to Westland and begins laying waste their war machine.  But Vorko revives his son, and, against Vorko's wishes, Togran uses his mystic powers to go to Supergirl's side and explain that the Mind Warpers themselves directed the missles against him, as a ploy.  Seconds later, Togran dies of overstrain.  Vorko kills his two fellow wizards, though their mental linkage causes Vorko to die himself.  Supergirl departs, knowing the war is finally over.

Story: "The Monster From Krypton" (from Action Comics #303)

Adventure Comics No. 421
July 1972
Cover:  Supergirl held by demons, about to be sacrificed by Nightflame  //Bob Oskner
Story:  "Demon Spawn"  (6 pages)
 Chapter Two:  "Enter the Demon World"  (4 pages)
 Chapter III:  "The Demon Fire"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Joe Orlando
Writers:  Marv Wolfman and Steve Skeates
Penciller:  Mike Sekowsky
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Character:  Geoffrey Anderson
Cameo: Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers
Villains:  Nightflame, Supergirl's "inner demons" (first appearance for all; all possibly destroyed in this story), Nasthalia Luthor
Synopsis:  An amazon named Nightflame wielding a sword with awesome energy-powers appears in San Francisco, raises havoc, and demands that Supergirl be brought to her.  She locates the Girl
of Steel at KSF-TV, renders her unconcsious, separates her spirit from her body, and flies off.  When Supergirl awakens, she is beset by demons and Nightflame, who tells her that she is now on
a world that exists only in an atom of her brain.  The "innerverse" is sustained by evil, and her choice to do good is eating it away.  Nightflame intends to make her choose evil, take over her body, and become the new Supergirl.  But mental contact with Geoff Anderson helps Supergirl throw off Nightflame's influence.  In the end, Nightflame, the demons, and the "inner world" are destroyed, and Supergirl revives.  She kisses Geoff gratefully.

Adventure Comics No. 422
August 1972
Cover:  Robot holding Supergirl, climbing tall building, and being attacked by planes  //Bob Oskner
Story:  "Pawn of Peace"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Joe Orlando
Writer:  Steve Skeates
Penciller:  Mike Sekowsky
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Character: Geoffrey Anderson
Intro:  Professor Axel (dies in this story), Charlie, Prof. Zlotsky, a Russian driver, another robot (only appearance for all)
Villains:  A group of alien invaders (first and only appearance), a monster robot (first appearance; destroyed in this story), Nasthalia Luthor
Synopsis:  Two alien invaders with the power to make themselves look like Earthmen pose as scientists from a "peace committee" and pay a visit on Professor Axel.  Axel has spent ten fruitless
years trying to make a giant warrior-robot work.  The aliens lend a hand and animate the robot with their superior technology.  But they use it as a weapon, to wreak havoc in San Francisco.
Supergirl battles the robot, but its power exceeds her own and it grabs her in a crushing grip.  Professor Axel, trying to short-circuit his creation, is crushed by its mighty hand.  Supergirl
finally hits on the idea of irradiating the robot's "brain" with her X-ray vision.  This disrupts the robot, and it crashes inertly to earth.  Supergirl becomes Linda Danvers again and gets bawled out by Geoff for missing the robot story, and undercut by Nasthalia, who takes Geoff to lunch.  Meanwhile, the alien invaders have taken on the shape of Russians, and are paying a visit to a Soviet scientist who has been trying to get his own giant robot to work...

Adventure Comics No. 423
September 1972
Cover:  Supergirl bursting into Justice League headquarters to confront Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Flash, Atom, Hawkman, Black Canary, and Green Lantern  //Bob Oskner
Story:  "Treachery"  (24 pages)
Editor:  Joe Orlando
Writers:  E. Nelson Bridwell, John Albano
Penciller:  Mike Sekowsky
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Aquaman, Black Canary, Hawkman (all between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #99 / 100), Atom (between WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #213 / JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #200), Batman (between BRAVE AND THE BOLD #103 / DETECTIVE COMICS #427), Flash (between THE FLASH #217 / 218), Green Arrow (between BRAVE AND THE BOLD #100 / JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #100), Green Lantern (between SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #151 / JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #100), Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #416; next appears in SUPERMAN #257; all appear as the Justice League of America, between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #99 / 100)
Intro:  Gur's brother (dies in this story), a race of aliens, a "sub-human" (only appearance for all)
Villain:  Gur (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comments  Supergirl's "on-again-off-again" powers are still in effect as of this story.
 Dialogue for this story is mistakenly credited to Steve Skeates.
Synopsis:  A race of alien warriors led by the conqueror Gur and his more pacifistic brother land on Earth below its seas in secret.  Then one of their secret agents places a pair of spectacles on Supergirl's eyes that enable them to mentally control her.  The aliens plan to control every super-hero on Earth through the glasses, and to use them as an invincible space-army.  Gur succeeds in getting Supergirl to get Superman to put on a pair of alien glasses, and he falls under their domination as well.  But Gur's brother, repentant, tricks Supergirl into melting the glasses with her heat-vision.  Superman goes to the Justice League satellite to try and persuade them to don other pairs of the glasses, saying they will give his friends "super-vision".  Supergirl appears, and Superman begins fighting her and the other Leaguers.  At Supergirl's prompting, Green Lantern uses his ring to destroy Superman's glasses, removing him from the aliens' control.  Meanwhile, back at the spaceship, Gur goes after his treacherous brother, breaches the hull of his ship with a ray-blast, and is shot by one of his own soldiers.  Gur's brother goes below to die with Gur as the waters flood the belowdecks of their ship.  Later, Superman and Supergirl build the remaining aliens a new spacecraft so they can return home.

Supergirl No. 424
October 1972
Cover:  Supergirl and men in space-capsules  //Bob Oskner
Story:  "Crypt of the Frozen Graves"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Joe Orlando
Writer:  Steve Skeates
Penciller:  Tony DeZuniga
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERGIRL #1)
Supporting Characters:  Geoff Anderson, Johnny Drew (last appearance for both)
Intro:  Bruce Ryan (dies in this story)
Villains:  The Frisco Syndicate (including Mr. Big, Theobald, the Professor, and others; first and only appearance), Nasthalia Luthor (last appearance)
Comment:  This is Supergirl's last solo-story in ADVENTURE COMICS.  Her adventures continue in the SUPERGIRL title.
 Since Supergirl's "on-again-off-again" powers are never mentioned again, it appears that the effects of Dr. Kangle's pill have finally worn off.
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers has been getting information on the Frisco Syndicate from former gangster Bruce Ryan, but Bruce is scared into hiding by mob attempts to kill him.  Linda herself
has been getting flak from Geoff and Johnny at work about her camera operation due to Nasty's machinations, but gains praise for her reporting.  Later, Bruce gets killed by a gunman who
appears and disappears as if by magic.  When Linda learns that Nasty may have been giving information to the mob about Bruce to frustrate her reporting efforts, she physically attacks her and has to be restrained by Johnny and Geoff.  Supergirl finally tracks down the Frisco Syndicate, who have been using a scientist's teleportation device to send in assassins and dispose of witnesses in space capsules.  After jailing them, Supergirl returns to her Linda Danvers identity, goes to KSF-TV, and angrily resigns.

Supergirl No. 1
November 1972
Cover:  Supergirl and Frank Morris vs. Basil Rasloff and his steam shovel  //Bob Oskner
Story:  "Trail of the Madman"  (16 pages)
Editor:  Dorothy Woolfolk
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Art Saaf
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #424)
Supporting Characters:  Sheila Wong, Terry Blake (first appearance for all)
Intro:  Ron Buxton, Michael Heimes (both die in this story), Aunt Rosie, Dean Madison, Wanda Five, Suzie, Frank Morris (only appearance for all)
Villains  Basil Rasloff, a blackmailer (first and only appearance for both)
Comments:  Supergirl enrolls at Vandyke University, 10 miles away from San Francisco, in this story.  Presumably, she is taking post-graduate training and getting her second major, in Drama.
 This story takes place on September 15th.
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers enrolls at Vandyke University as a Drama major.  She moves into the Delta Zan sorority house and soon learns that one of her roommates, Wanda Five, is a girl with ESP powers.  Wanda has picked up on bad vibes when two student actors were killed.  With some help from Wanda, Supergirl unmasks their killer as drama teacher Basil Rasloff, a former Hollywood leading man, who has gone mad and is killing students who were to star in plays he once made famous.
 

Supergirl No. 2
January 1973
Cover:  Supergirl trying to get Allan Forsyte out of  Kandor bottle  //Art Saaf / Bob Oskner
Story:  "Death of a City"  (18 pages)
Editor, writer:  Bob Kanigher
Penciller:  Art Saaf
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Shiela Wong, Tracy Blake (last appearance for both), Zor-El, Allura (last appearance for both in ADVENTURE COMICS #409; both next appear in SUPERMAN FAMILY #165), Nor-Kan (as a corpse; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #317; last appearance), Kandorians
Intro:  Prof. Allan Forsyte, Jeff (only appearance for both)
Comment: A note in the letters column of this issue indicates that Streaky is living with Fred and Edna Danvers at this time.
Synopsis:  After Linda Danvers rescues Prof. Allan Forsyte from drowning at the beach, she discovers he is suffering from a brain malady to which there is no known cure.  Since Forsyte is working on a cure for sickle-cell anemia, Supergirl tries to find a way to save his life.  She takes him to the Fortress of Solitude, where a computer tells her the solution may be found with Nor-Kan in the bottle city of Kandor.  Nor-Kan, one of Krypton's leading scientists, is dead.  Nonetheless, Supergirl and Forsyte are shrunk and enter Kandor, where, in Nor-Kan's tomb, she finds a vial of "cure-all" formula in the scientist's dead hand.  Since Forsyte is now dying, she administers it to him.  But a recorded message of Nor-Kan's reveals that the "cure-all" also induces giantism, and Forsyte begins to grow.  Supergirl leaves the bottle-city and returns to normal size.  Forsyte, cured of his brain disease, is threatening to crush Kandor.  To get him out, Supergirl heats the glass walls of the bottle and blows it into a bigger shape, enabling her to extract Forsyte.  Afterward, she restores the bottle to its original shape.

Supergirl No. 3
Feb. 1973
Cover:  Supergirl and a kitten sitting outside a house in which a party is going on  //Art Saaf / Bob Oskner
Story:  "The Garden of Death"  (16 pages)
Editor:  Bob Kanigher
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Art Saaf
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Sabra, Terri Blake (first appearance for both)
Intro:  Bob Lewis, Frankie, Mary Ann Brooks, Albert Brooks, Vic Mason, a group of botanists, a police detective (only appearance for all)
Villains:  "Lucky Coin" Lacey, Doc (first and only appearance for both), four unnamed criminals (first appearance for all; all die before this story begins)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Supergirl asks Zatanna to put on a magic show for the children at Midvale Orphanage, as shown in the Zatanna story in this issue.
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers loses a date with her current swain, Bob Lewis.  An actor named Frankie asks to take his place, since his current girlfriend, Mary Ann Brooks, stood him up, while crying over the phone.  Supergirl investigates and finds that Mary Ann's father, botanist Albert Brooks, has been charged with the murder of "Lucky Coin" Lacey, whose body was found on his estate grounds.  Supergirl finds the bodies of three other gangsters on the estate.  But she also finds the one witness who can establish that Brooks was in his presence at the time of the murder, and Brooks is released.  Later, Brooks is kidnapped by the real "Lucky Coin" Lacey and his crony, a plastic surgeon named Doc.  The phony "Lacey" was another gang rival, made to look like Lacey by Doc.  Now Doc has changed Lacey into a look-alike for Brooks, and they intend to murder him and have Lacey take his place.  Supergirl arrives in time to save Brooks and capture Lacey and Doc.  But, since Mary Ann is now reunited with Frankie, Supergirl loses her date to the party.

Supergirl No. 4
March 1973
Cover:  Supergirl with half-Super Scavenger's mask and hairy hand //Art Saaf / Bob Oskner
Story:  "The Borrowed Brain"  (17 pages)
Editor: Robert Kanigher
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Art Saaf
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Sabra, Terri Blake
Intro: Nar-Kor (only appearance)
Villains:  Super-Scavenger (David Grahm) and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  David Grahm, a gangleader who plots perfect crimes which his men execute for him, uses his enrollment as a student at Vandyre University as a cover.  At a swimming party, he
romances Linda Danvers.  Shortly afterward, he sustains a brain injury when trying to save Terri, Linda's roommate, from hitting her head on a chunk of concrete on the bottom of the swimming
pool.  At considerable pain to herself, Supergirl uses Kandorian brain-surgery equipment to transfer some of her brain cells to David's head to replace his damaged cells.  David recovers, and
more:  the cells multiply and he gains super-powers.  Creating a costume with a lead mask, David becomes Super-Scavenger, stealing loot from his own gang.  When Supergirl tries to apprehend him, he fights her off with super-strength.  But, as in all such Kryptonian power-transfer cases, Super-Scavenger's powers prove to be temporary, and Supergirl has to save him from falling to
his death.  She turns him in to the police.  Later, Terri and Sabra ask Linda to come boy-hunting with them, but Linda says she isn't ready yet.

Supergirl No. 5
June 1973
Cover:  Supergirl, Dax, and rebels facing firing squad  //Art Saaf / Bob Oskner
Story:  "The Devil's Brother"  (16 pages)
Editor:  Bob Kanigher
Writer:  Arnold Drake
Penciller:  John Rosenberger
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Terri Blake, Sabra (last appearance for both)
GA:  Superman (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #217; next appears in SUPERMAN #264)
Intro: Student rebels of an other-dimensional world,  Rowena and other children (first and only appearance for all)
Villain: Dax (first and only appearance)
Comment:  Supergirl's "on-again-off-again" powers have definitely been cured as of this story, since Supergirl sees her power-loss as unusual.
Synopsis:  Supergirl discovers her powers cutting out on her shortly before she takes a group of teenagers to an amusement park.  At the park's Fun House, she is yanked through a dimensional doorway to the world of Dax, a planetary tyrant.  Dax says that he stole her powers with rays which she absorbed from a book he sent her, and he holds one of the children, Rowena, hostage as well.  He agrees to restore her powers if she will lead a group of student rebels into an ambush.  Supergirl agrees, but insists on seeing Rowena's watch as proof of her abduction.  After she hands back the watch, Dax restores her powers.  She flies off, gains the confidence of the rebels, and does indeed lead them into a trap.  But Dax is rendered unconscious by a sleep-gas capsule she had planted in the watch, and Supergirl defeats Dax's forces.  Turning them over to the student rebels, Supergirl takes Rowena and returns to her own dimension just before the warp-gateway closes.

Supergirl No. 6
August 1973
Cover:  Rick, Supergirl, and Loretta  //Bob Oskner
Story:  "In Love and War"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Bob Kanigher
Writer:  Arnold Drake
Penciller:  Art Saaf
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Supergirl
Intro:  Loretta, Rick, and the Hustlers (a gang; including Gordy), the Flaming Serpents (a gang; including the General (Steve) and Kong; only appearance for all)
Villain: Little Napoleon (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Supergirl saves Rick, the head of the Hustlers street gang, from an assault by their rivals, the Flaming Serpents.  Taking him back to his home turf, she learns from Rick that the
gang has gotten out of warfare and into community service, such as restoring a condemned building.  Supergirl goes to the Flaming Serpents to talk peace, but, when one of their gang is kayoed from behind and put in a deathtrap from which Supergirl rescues him, Little Napoleon, a Serpent, accuses the Hustlers of the deed.  A gang war almost ensues, but Supergirl immobilizes both gangs with her powers and then proves that Little Napoleon is the guilty party.  He confesses that he wanted to be a big man in the gang, and both Hustlers and Serpents cease hostilities and agree to work on the building project together.

Supergirl No. 7
October 1973
Cover:  Supergirl and Zatanna in a tug-of-war over an abominable snowman  //Bob Oskner
Story:  "The Sinister Snowman"  (20 pages)
Editor:  Bob Kanigher
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Don Heck
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in ACTION COMICS #429)
GS:  Zatanna (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #132; next appears in ACTION COMICS #434)
Intro:  Tony Martyn (only appearance)
Villain: The Orgox (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Supergirl and Zatanna have separately fallen in love with Tony Martyn, a Peace Corps volunteer who has been lost in the Himalayas.  Both women decide to try and track him down.
Supergirl learns from the Himalayans that they are ruled by an evil wizard called the Orgox, and that Tony went to his mountain to prove that the Orgox was only a mortal.  Zatanna and Supergirl each encounter mystic menaces on their way up the mountain, finally work together, and manage to defeat the Orgox and rescue Tony.  In anger, the Orgox brings the mountain crashing down; though the heroines think he has perished, they cannot be sure.  Tony thanks both Zatanna and Supergirl, and then reveals he has a fiancee waiting for him in America.

Action Comics No. 429
November 1973
Cover: Superman and Ryan Lowell with projector slide of Superman / Clark Kent dossier //Nick Cardy
Story: "The Man Who Wrote Superman's Obituary" (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Bob Oskner
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #161; next appears in SUPERGIRL #8)
GA: Batman, Green Lantern (last appearance for both in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #108; both next appear in SUPERGIRL #8), Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #108; next appears in FLASH #225; all appear, with Superman, as the Justice League of America, between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #108 / SUPERGIRL #8), Supergirl (between SUPERGIRL #7 / 8)
Intro: Ryan Lowell (first and only appearance)
Villain: Ozymaxias (first and only appearance)
Comments: In this story, we learn that Superman was born on 35 Eorx in the Kryptonian year 9998, which corresponds to February 29th.
 Shortly after this story, Superman and the Justice League help Supergirl in her battle against Medusa in SUPERGIRL #8.  Then Superman and Batman encounter El Monstro in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #219-220.
Synopsis: After Superman defeats Oxymaxias, a monster from ancient Earth, he learns that the Daily Planet's morgue keeper has learned his secret identity thanks to an accidental link between his teletype and the diary-writing device at the Fortress of Solitude.

Supergirl No. 8
November 1973
Cover:  Supergirl with head of snakes, Hawkman, Batman, and Green Lantern being turned to stone //Bob Oskner
Story:  "A Head-Full of Snakes"  (20 pages)
Editor:  Bob Kanigher
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Art Saaf
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #429)
GS: Superman, Batman (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #429; both next appear in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #219), Hawkman (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #106 / 109), Green Lantern (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #429; next appears in THE FLASH #225; all appear as the Justice League of America, between ACTION COMICS #429 / JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #109)
Intro:  Mitch Baxter, Professor Garth, Perseus (as a ghost; only appearance for all)
Villains: Vick, Jake, another mugger, Medusa (as a ghost; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  After Linda Danvers takes part in a play rehearsal in which she dons a snake-headed mask and portrays Medusa and her leading man Mitch Baxter takes the role of Perseus, she is
astonished when the real Medusa's ghost gives her a head full of real snakes and the curse of turning any man who looks at her to stone.  Medusa's spirit informs Supergirl that if she dies in the next eight hours, her body will be taken over by Medusa, who will gain a superhuman corpus with which to conquer the world.  Batman, Green Lantern, and Hawkman try to bring in Supergirl for treatment, but she fights them off and accidentally turns them to stone.  However, with the help of Perseus's ghost, who possesses Mitch's body, they fight and defeat Medusa and remove the snakes from Supergirl's head and the curse from her body.  She tells Mitch, whose body is left by Perseus's spirit, that the victims whom she turned to stone will return to normal.

Supergirl No. 9
December 1973 / January 1974
Cover:  Supergirl saving Queen Hippolyte from shark-men //Don Heck / Bob Oskner
Story:  "The Super-Amazon"  (20 pages)
Editor, writer:  Bob Kanigher
Penciller:  Art Saaf
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERBOY #200)
GS:  Queen Hippolyte, Amazons (between WONDER WOMAN #208 / 209), Nubia (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #206; last appearance)
Intro:  Dale, Bambi, Fong, Drake Cassand (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Shark-men, witch-doctors of Cologi Island (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  After Supergirl has some disenchanting experiences with men, she flies by Paradise Island, where she saves Nubia and Queen Hippolyte from some Shark-Men.  In gratitude, Hippolyte asks Kara to become an Amazon.  Supergirl passes the tests with flying colors and is made an official Amazon and the honorary daughter of Queen Hippolyte.  But Nubia has been bitten by a Shark-Man and poisoned, and the only antidote is an herb growing on Corigi Island.  Supergirl must fetch the herb, enduring an adventure on the way, and gets it to Nubia in time to save her life.  However, she feels her self-imposed isolation on Paradise Island would deprive the world of her services, so she elects to return to Man's World.

Superboy No. 200
January-February 1974
Cover:  Starfinger, Bouncing Boy, Duo Damsel, and Superboy  //Nick Cardy
Story:  "The Legionnaire Bride of Starfinger"  (7 pages)
 Part 2:  "This Wife Is Condemned"  (6 pages)
 Part 3:  "Secret of the Starfinger Split"  (7 pages)
Editor:  Murray Boltinoff
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Dave Cockrum
Feature Characters:  Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl (last appearance in  SUPERGIRL #9; next appears in issue #204), Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (as ERG-1) (the Legion of Super-Heroes)
GA:  Stone Boy, Polar Boy, Color Kid, Night Girl, Chlorophyll Kid (the Legion of Substitute Heroes), Duplicate Boy
Villain:  Starfinger (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #336; last appearance)
Synopsis:  Supergirl joins the Legion of Super-Heroes to attend the wedding of Bouncing Boy and Duo Damsel, during which Starfinger strikes.

Superboy No. 204
Sept.-Oct. 1974
Story:  "Brainiac 5's Secret Weakness"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Murray Boltinoff
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Mike Grell
Feature Characters:  Brainiac 5, Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Star Boy, Supergirl (last appearance in issue #200; next appears in SUPERGIRL #10 (2)
Intro:  A Supergirl android (destroyed in this story)
Synopsis:  Brainiac 5, who has been putting in long hours and mooning over the abscence of his love Supergirl, has created a Supergirl android in his sleep and programmed her to love him.  When Brainiac and Star Boy go on vacation, the Supergirl android appears.  Brainiac is convinced the android is the real Supergirl, and that she loves him, so he resigns from the Legion and heads into a radiation belt in space by accident.  He is rescued by the real Supergirl, but the android, who reveals herself to them, is destroyed by the radiation.  Brainiac 5 rejoins the Legion.  Supergirl tells him that she cannot cope with being a part-time Legionnaire until she gets her life
straightened out, but she may someday return and maybe they can pick up where they left off.

Supergirl No. 10
September-October 1974
Cover:  Supergirl holding Prez over buildings  //Art Saaf / Bob Oskner
Story:  "Death of a Prez"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Bob Kanigher
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Art Saaf
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Supergirl of Earth-B (first and only appearance)
GS:  Prez (last appearance in PREZ #4; last appearance)
Villains:  Hepzibah, two assassins (first and only apperance for all)
Comment:  Since Prez is not the president of the USA on Earth-One, this is a non-canonical Supergirl story.
 Even though this issue occurs between two issues of SUPERMAN FAMILY, chronologically it takes place just before SUPERMAN FAMILY #164.
Synopsis:  Supergirl encounters Prez and saves him from two assassination attempts.  Unknown to her, the master assassin has been setting her up for mental takeover by Hepzibah, a witch in
his employ.  With the aid of Hepzibah's magic and a "cranial cannon", the assassin hopes to make Supergirl kill Prez.  But the Girl of Steel resists the compulsion, destroys the "cranial cannon", and brings in Hepzibah and her employer.

Story:  "Her Brother's Keeper"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Bob Kanigher
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Art Saaf
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERBOY #204; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #165)
Villains:  Dr. Forte (first and only appearance), Superlad (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: Dr. Forte is named after Superman family artist John Forte.
Synopsis:  Pretending to appeal to Supergirl for help in financing, geneticist Dr. Forte steals one cell from her hand with a "super-laser" and uses it to clone a male super-youth whom he calls Superlad.  She is amazed to meet her "twin brother", but is appalled that he commits bank robberies to benefit Forte, and battles him.  Superlad eludes her and goes to confront Forte,
wondering why (as Supergirl has told him) he has not been given a sense of morality.  Supergirl trails her clone to the lab of Dr. Forte.  Forte orders Superlad to kill Supergirl with a super-laser gun.  Instead, Superlad uses the gun on himself, committing suicide.  Supergirl takes Dr. Forte captive.

Superman Family No. 164, Apr.-May 1974
Story:  "Brainiac's Blitz"  (from Action Comics #339)

Superman Family No. 165, June-July 1974
Cover:  Tlaca vs. Supergirl; Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane vignettes //Nick Cardy
Story:  "Princess of the Golden Sun"  (1 page)
 Part One:  "Go East, Young Woman"  (6 pages)
 Part Two:  "To Lose a Battle"  (4 pages)
 Part Three:  "And Win a War"  (8 pages)
 Epilogue  (1 page)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller:  Art Saaf
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERGIRL #10; next appears in SUPERMAN #282)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #436; next appears in SUPERMAN #277)
Supporting Characters:  Zor-El, Allura (last appearance for both in SUPERGIRL #2; both next appear in issue #177),  Dean Betsy Lyman (first appearance; next appears in issue #174), Martin Hamilton, Benjamin Pierce (both next appear in issue #171)
Intro:  Eileen Falco, Kerry Berkman, Mrs. Falco (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearance:  Cortez (in flashback)
Villains: Tlaca, Mixcal, Poxhuala (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  Supergirl leaves Vandyre University and becomes a counselor at New Athens Experimental School in this story.
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers leaves Vandyre University and goes to New Athens Experimental School in Florida to become a counselor there.  Not long afterward, she encounters and battles Tlaca, a warrior-princess of a lost Aztec tribe, who possesses super-powers comparable to her own.  Tlaca is at first defeated and imprisoned, but she uses her meditation techniques to develop
power more than equal to Supergirl's in seven days time.  Supergirl deduces that Tlaca's power derives from the magnetic field of the Earth.  She uses an electromagnet to nullify Tlaca's powers and defeats her again.  Taking Tlaca to prison, Supergirl says that she will be placed in a special electromagnetic jail cell.  Tlaca vows to escape and revenge herself on Supergirl.

Superman Family No. 166
August-September 1974
Story:  "The Great Supergirl Double-Cross"  (from Action Comics #317)

Superman Family No. 167
October-November 1974
Story:  "Supergirl's Greatest Victory"  (from Action Comics #262)

Superman No. 282
December 1974
Story:  "The Loneliest Man In the Universe"  (6 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Marty Pasko
Artist:  Ernie Chua
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in first story of this issue; next appears in ACTION COMICS #440)
GS:  Supergirl (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #165 / 168)
Intro: The Anti-Crime Patrol (in flashback; only appearance)
Villain:  Nam-Ek (in flashback; first appearance;  next appears in issue #311)
Comments: This is a Fabulous World of Krypton story.
 In later stories, it is revealed that Nam-Ek is now in the Phantom Zone.  It is also hard to conceive how even a Rondor horn could help him survive the explosion of Krypton.
Synopsis:  Supergirl tells Superman she is thinking about giving up her Supergirl identity to live the life of an ordinary woman, with a husband and children.  To illustrate that she might feel
different later on if she makes that choice, Superman tells her about Nam-Ek.  Nam lived 500 years before Krypton's explosion, killed two Rondors for their curative horns, and extracted a
serum from them to make himself immortal.  But, since slaying a Rondor is illegal, Nam-Ek became a fugitive from justice.  Drinking the serum from the horns, Nam-Ek transformed himself
into a hideous, smelly "human Rondor" with a curative horn growing from his forehead.  He learned that he was immortal and invulnerable, and worked in solitude for five centuries, only to
learn that he needed companionship.  Unfortunately, since he was smelly and ugly, nobody wanted to get within throwing distance of him, and everyone drove him away.  Just as Nam-Ek sought out another Rondor in hopes of changing himself back to normal, Krypton exploded.  Nam-Ek floated in lifeless space, alone forever.  Thus, Superman cautions his cousin about the danger of
getting one's wishes fulfilled.  He doesn't tell her how he knew of Nam-Ek.  But she admits that she has some "heavy thinking" to do.

Superman Family No. 168
December 1974 / January 1975
Cover:  Supergirl, Shari Jones, and two gargoyles; Jimmy Olsen in Nazi Germany; Brainiac vs. Lois Lane and Superman (three vignettes) //Nick Cardy
Story:  "The Girl With the See-Through Mind"  (20 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller:  John Rosenberger
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Feature Character:  Supergirl (origin retold in flashback; last appearance in SUPERMAN #282; next appears in issue #171)
Supporting Character:  Lena Thorul Colby (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #388; next appears in issue ACTION COMICS #488), Shari Jones (first appearance; next appears in issue #171)
Intro:  Jan Thurston, Mike (only appearance for both)
Cameo:  Lex Luthor, Batman, Superman, Zor-El, Allura, people of Argo City (in flashback)
Villains:  Don Romero (Lemon Lips Romero), four gargoyles (returned to human form in this story; only appearance for all)
Comment:  Lena Thorul's married name of Colby is not used in this story.  No explanation is given for the change.  But in her next appearance, in issue #211, her name is given as Lena Thorul
Colby, and it is revealed that her husband Jeff Colby is dead.
Synopsis:  When genius-level student Jan Thurston exhibits marked ESP abilities in an experiment conducted by psychic Lena Thorul Colby on a visit to New Athens School, she rushes away and,
against her will, tries to commit suicide.  Supergirl rescues her from each attempt.  When Supergirl, Lana, and Jan investigate, they discover that Jan is an empath, able to absorb and destroy others' pain.  Also, she has been terrified by visions of evil at an old house.  Supergirl discovers she has been in psychic contact with Shari Jones, a woman whom sorceror Don Romero has been trying to induce mystically to commit suicide so that he can steal her life-force and lengthen his own life-span.  With the help of Jan's empathic abilities, Supergirl fights and defeats
Don Romero, rescues Shari, and sets Jan free of her horrific visions.  Later, Shari applies for a job teaching at New Athens, and Linda writes a recommendation for her.

Superman Family No. 169
February-March 1975
Story:  "The Anti-Supergirl Plot"  (from Action Comics #350)

Superman Family No. 170
April-May 1975
Story:  "The Green Sun Supergirl"  (from Action Comics #337)

Superman Family No. 171
June-July 1975
Cover:  Supergirl, Batgirl, Lilibet Windsor (as Cleopatra), Flash, Green Lantern, Batman, Superman, Elongated Man, Black Canary  //Mike Grell? / Ernie Chua?
Story:  "Cleopatra, Queen of America"  (25 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Supergirl (between issues #168 / 174)
GS:  Batman (between DETECTIVE COMICS #448 / BRAVE AND THE BOLD #120), Black Canary, Elongated Man (both between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #119 / 120), Flash, Green Lantern (both between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #119 / THE FLASH #235),  Superman (the Justice League of America), Batgirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #279; next appears in BATMAN FAMILY #1)
GA: Carter Hall (Hawkman; in flashback; between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #119 / 121), President Gerald Ford (of Earth-One)
Supporting Characters: Martin Hamilton (between issues #165 / 180), Benjamin Pierce (between issues #165 / 204), Shari Jones (between issues #168 / 204)
Intro: Danny (only appearance)
Villains: Cleopatra (in flashback), Lilibet Windsor (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Lilibet Windsor, a Britisher who is a direct descendant of Cleopatra, visits New Athens Experimental School on an exchange program.  At the school's art museum, the scepter of
Cleopatra smashes through its glass case and places itself in her hand.  The scepter has magic powers, including the ability to mentally dominate anyone the holder wishes.  Moreover, the spirit
of Cleopatra begins to take over Lilibet.  As the new Cleopatra, she takes over the United States by psychic command.  Supergirl and Batgirl, the latter on a visit to the campus as Barbara Gordon, are two of the few to escape her control.  They attempt to fight her, but Lilibet uses her power to make the Justice League battle Supergirl and defeat her.  Later, Batgirl and Supergirl use a ruse to make Lilibet willingly give up the scepter, and Supergirl throws it into the sun.  America wakens from its spell, and Lilibet gratefully gives up her Cleopatra identity.

Superman Family No. 172
August-September 1975
Story:  "The Kiss of Death"  (from Action Comics #364)

Superman Family No. 173
October-November 1975
Story:  "The Villain Who Married Supergirl"  (from Action Comics #338)

Superman Family No. 174
December 1975 / January 1976
Cover:  Supergirl vs. dragon  //Kurt Schaffenberger
Story:  "Eyes of the Serpent"  (20 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Elliot S! Maggin
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (between issues #171 / 177)
Supporting Character: Betsy Lyman (between issues #165 / 182)
Other Character:  Davy Tenzer (last seen in ACTION COMICS #452; last appearance)
Villains:  Beriak and other Serpent Men (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  The Serpent Men of another planet send their agent Beriak to conquer the Earth.  He assumes the identity of Harry Vernon and goes to New Athens Experimental School, where he
hypnotizes several administrators into letting him become a counselor.  Later, he revives a sea dragon from suspended animation and lets Supergirl fight and defeat it to gauge her power.  Finally, he puts Supergirl under his mental control and instructs her to dig up the Eden Rock beneath one of the trees in an orange grove, to give him power to rule over Earth.  But Davy,
the "immortal singer", plays his harp to remove Supergirl from her hypnotic trance.  She destroys the Eden Rock and defeats Beriak, who is drawn back to his homeworld by his race for his
failure.

Superman Family No. 175
February-March 1976
Story:  "Supergirl's Big Brother"  (from Action Comics #303)

Superman Family No. 176
April-May 1976
Story:  "Linda Danvers--Movie Star"  (from Action Comics #372)

Superman Family No. 177, June-July 1976
Cover:  Unconscious Supergirl in Ranar's arms; vignettes of Superman, Lana Lang, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and Lucy Lane   //Kurt Schaffenberger (signed)
Story:  "Bride of the Stars"  (18 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Elliot S! Maggin
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in issue #174; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #132)
Supporting Characters:  Zor-El, Allura (both between issues #165 / 185)
GS: Kandorians
Intro:  Sarina and her husband (Ranar's parents), the Wise Starwatcher (only appearance for all)
Cameo:  Kurt Schaffenberger (page 13, panel 2)
Villain: Ranar (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Ranar, a super-powered alien of the Hakawee, was born at the same instant as Supergirl.  Throughout his life, he has searched for the woman the astrologer has told him will make him not only a perfect wife, but whose powers, siphoned into his body, will enable him to rule the universe.  He finally catches up to Supergirl on Earth, who battles him for a time until she
realizes his powers could devastate Earth.  Supergirl pretends to yield to him, but leaves briefly and, with a meteor, eclipses one of the stars by which Ranar makes astrological decisions.  Since
the stars appear to be against their marriage, Ranar calls the wedding off.

Justice League of America No. 132
July 1976
Cover:  Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Green Lantern, and Black Canary vs. intelligent animals  //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story:  "The Beasts Who Fought Like Men"   (17 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Gerry Conway
Penciller:  Dick Dillin
Inker:  Frank McLaughlin
Letterer:  Milt Snapinn
Feature Characters:  Aquaman, Atom, Batman, Black Canary, Elongated Man, Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Superman, and Wonder Woman  (the Justice League of America)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #177)
Villains:  Sonar, Queen Bee (last appearance for both in last issue)
Comment:  This story continues from the last issue (which does not feature Supergirl) and continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl helps the Justice League defeat Sonar and the Queen Bee, and then seeks their help in finding a missing Superman.

Justice League of America No. 133
August 1976
Cover:  Despero vs. Superman, Flash, Black Canary, Aquaman, Supergirl, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story:  "Missing:  One Man of Steel"  (1 page)
 Chapter One:  "All the World's a Stage"  (6 pages)
 Chapter Two:  "When Heroes Fall"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Gerry Conway
Penciller:  Dick Dillin
Inker:  Frank McLaughlin
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Feature Characters:  Aquaman, Atom, Batman, Black Canary, Elongated Man, Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Superman, and Wonder Woman (the Justice League of America)
GS:  Supergirl
Intro:  Director Eragon, Gov. Kwim, and actresses portraying Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman (only appearance for all)
Villain:  Despero (last appearance in issue #26)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  While Supergirl and the Justice League search for Superman, the Man of Steel tries and fails to help the people of planet Sirkus resist Despero.

Justice League of America No. 134
Sept. 1976
Cover:  Giant hand enclosing Supergirl, Elongated Man, Hawkman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman fighting Despero  //Ernie Chua (signed)
Story: "The Battle At the Edge of Forever" (1 page)
 Part 1: "The Enemy Unknown" (8 pages)
 Part 2: "The War Which Wouldn't End" (8 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Gerry Conway
Penciller:  Dick Dillin
Inker:  Frank McLaughlin
Letterer:  Milt Snapinn
Feature Characters:  Atom, Batman, Elongated Man, Hawkman, Superman, Wonder Woman (the Justice League of America)
GS:  Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #180)
Villains:  Despero (next appears in issue #177), Albon, Nordon (first and only apppearance for both)
Synopsis:  Supergirl and the Justice League are transported (with the help of two manipulative aliens) to rescue Superman and defeat Despero.

Superman Family No. 178
Aug.-Sept. 1976
Story:  "The Three Magic Wishes"  (from Action Comics #257)

Superman Family No. 179
October 1976
Story:  "Supergirl Visits the 21st Century"  (from Action Comics #255)

Superman Family No. 180
November 1976
Cover:  Supergirl smashing Supergirl statue on campus  //Ernie Chua? / Vince Colletta
Story:  "The Secret of the Spell-Bound Supergirl"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Cary Bates
Artist:  Kurt Schaffenberger
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #134; next appears in SUPERMAN #307)
Supporting Character:  Martin Hamilton (last appearance in issue #171; last appearance)
Intro:  Todd Baxter,  Mr. Taylor, Bobby and his mother, Sen. Buxley (only appearance for all)
Villain: Travis Baxter (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Todd Baxter finds a Galactic Urn on a field trip in a cave, whose magic powers can confer mental domination over an alien being.  Since Supergirl is flying overhead, she falls under
the spell of the Urn.  Todd uses her for good deeds, but, unknown to him, his twin brother Travis, a petty criminal, uses her for vandalism and mischief.  Supergirl, who has no knowledge of what
happens to her when manipulated, uses a remote control camera to reveal to her what she has been doing.  Todd and Travis end up fighting over the Urn in the cave where it was found.  With some help from Supergirl, Todd wins, but a cave-in buries the Urn again.  Todd and Travis are rescued by Supergirl.

Superman Family No. 181
January 1977
Story:  "Jimmy Olsen Marries Supergirl"  (from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #57)

Superman No. 307
January 1977
Cover:  Supergirl (from waist down) smashing bottle-city of Kandor as Superman watches in anguish  //Neal Adams (signed)
Story:  "Krypton--No More"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Gerry Conway
Penciller:  Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inker:  Frank Springer
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #243)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #180)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #181), Terri Cross
Intro:  Milton Slotvik (only apperance)
Cameo:  Jor-El, Lara, Jonathan and Martha Kent, Fred Danvers
Villains:  The Protector (first appearance), Morton Kalmbach (first and only appearance)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Fearing pollution could destroy the Earth, and unwilling to lose another home planet, Superman goes on a rampage, destroying supertankers, which can (and sometimes do) leak
huge amounts of oil and endanger sea life.  In the process, he has to fight and defeat the Protector, a mutant whose powers are fuelled by pollution.  But Supergirl comes to the Fortress of Solitude, smashes statues of Jor-El and Lara, destroys a fake bottle city of Kandor, and tells him that his memories of Krypton were all a lie.  Krypton, she says, never existed, and both she
and he are only powerful human mutants who were born on Earth.

Superman No. 308
Feb. 1977
Cover:  Superman vs. Radion  //Neal Adams (signed)
Story:  "This Planet Is Mine"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Gerry Conway
Penciller:  Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inker:  Frank Springer
Feature Character:  Superman
GS:  Supergirl
GA: Kandorians
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Prof. Pepperwinkle, Frank
Cameo:  Jonathan and Martha Kent
Villains:  Radion (first and only appearance),  the Protector (last appearance)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  The Protector escapes the Fortress of Solitude while Superman is sorrowing over the loss of his heritage.  Later, Superman catches up to the Protector and his master / partner
Radion, another mutant whose powers were caused by a nuclear accident at an atomic power plant.  He tricks both of them into defeating each other.

Superman No. 309
March 1977
Cover:  Superman and Supergirl vs. J'ai warrior  //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez / Ernie Chan?
Story:  "Blind Hero's Bluff"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Gerry Conway
Penciller:  Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inker:  Frank Springer
Feature Character:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #182)
GS:  Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #182), Krypto (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #467; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #182), Kandorians
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Terri Cross, Steve Lombard
Intro: Xonnians, Cyrotor (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Samuel Simeon and his gang, J'ai warriors (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  This story continues from the last issue.
Synopsis:  Superman at first concerns himself only with local crime, and, when Supergirl asks him to undertake a space mission with her, he refuses.  She slaps him and goes ahead herself.  Later,
when Superman uses his telescopic vision to see her and Krypto in space being beaten by an invading armada on the planet Zonn, he reconsiders and joins her.  The orange sun of Zonn reduces the Kryptonians' powers and blinds them and they are captured.  While in captivity, Supergirl tells Superman what he has already deduced:  that they are Kryptonians indeed and she has been lying to him.  The Kandorians and she were concerned over his mental health, due to his attacks on supertankers.  They decided to convince him that Krypton had never existed, and therefore could never have died.  Superman says that he guessed their duplicity from several clues, including the presence of his superdog Krypto and her calling him "cousin" even though Fred Danvers and Jonathan Kent were not related.  Superman breaks out of prison and defeats the
J'ai invaders of Zonn with a sonic pulse.  Later, he returns to Earth with Supergirl and Krypto, and tells her he is proud of his obsession with Earth, his true home.

Superman Family No. 182
March-April 1977
Cover:  Superman, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Supergirl, and Krypto in space  //Curt Swan / Neal Adams (signed)
Story:  "The Deadly Treasure of Mars"  (16 pages)
Editor:  Denny O'Neil
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Mike Vosburg
Inker:  Al Milgrom
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #309)
Supporting Character: Betsy Lyman (last appearance in issue #174; misspelled "Layman" in this story)
Cameo:  Jack Adler, Joe Orlando, and Jennette Kahn (page 2, panel 3)
Villains:  Lex Luthor (last appearance in DC SUPER-STARS #10; next appears in SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #6), Kolpan (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  By planting fake Kryptonite on the surface of Mars and letting it be picked up by a Viking I photo, Supergirl and scientists at NASA smoke out a conspirator of Lex Luthor's and
get Luthor to show them where a hidden rocket of his was hidden.  Luthor scapes, uses the rocket to go to Mars, and tries to steal the "Kryptonite", only to be recaptured by Supergirl.

Superman Family No. 183
May-June 1977
Story:  "Shadows of Phantoms"  (16 pages)
Editor:  Denny O'Neil
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Bob Brown
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #11)
Supporting Characters:  Jor-El (in flashback), Betsy Lyman
Intro: Jackson, Sally Klohr, John Butler, Dewey Bensenhaver (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Shyla Kor-Onn (first appearance; last name revealed in issue #188, her next appearance), Jax-Ur, Kru-El, General Zod (in flashback; last appearance for all in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #199)
Synopsis:  Shyla Kor-Onn, a Kryptonian scientist, was rejected from the space program for insufficient strength.  She built a ray to siphon life-energy and strength from others and add it to
her own, but accidentally killed a man and was sentenced to the Phantom Zone.  Now, in the present, she telepathically manipulates a jet pilot into creating a vibration with his plane that opens a warp-portal to Earth long enough for her to escape the Zone.  Posing as sleep-scientist "Sylvia Shadow", Shyla siphons off the strength of several students on the New Athens campus, and then lures Linda Danvers into her clutches and takes some power from her.  The power soon fades, and, after a brief battle at the Fortress of Solitude, Supergirl tricks Shyla into knocking herself into the path of a Phantom Zone projector ray.  She is returned to the Zone.

Super-Team Family No. 11
June-July 1977
Cover:  Supergirl, Flash, and Atom vs. T. O. Morrow  //Alan Weiss / Joe Rubinstein (signed)
Story:  "The Other Side of Doomsday"  (Chapter One; 11 pages)
 Chapter Two:  "World Without Time"  (5 pages)
 Chapter Three:  "Gateway To Nowhere"  (5 pages)
 Chapter Four:  "Tomorrow Dead or Alive"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Paul Levitz
Writer:  Gerry Conway
Penciller:  Alan Weiss
Inker:  Joe Rubinstein
Letterer:  Bill Morse
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #183; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #451), the Flash, the Atom
Supporting Characters: Iris West Allen, Jean Loring
Intro:  A moderator (resembles Jenette Kahn), a living planet (only appearance for both)
Villains:  T. O. Morrow (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #106; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #267), the Wind Pirates (first appearance)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue, but Supergirl does not appear in it.
Synopsis:  T. O. Morrow has turned up on a living planet which obeys his will, and, to lure Flash and Atom into his clutches for revenge, he uses parts of the planet (as humanoids) to abduct
Iris West Allen and Jean Loring from a women's career symposium at Ivy University, and gets Linda (Supergirl) Danvers as an unexpected bonus.  Supergirl, Flash, and Atom eventually defeat
Morrow by "knocking out" the living planet.  However, Iris has bad news for the Atom.  Jean Loring had another nervous breakdown while there, and, empathically hurt by her madness, the living planet threw her into another dimensional world.

Adventure Comics No. 450
March-April 1977
Story: "Return To Destiny" (6 pages)
Editor: Paul Levitz
Writer: Denny O'Neil
Penciller, colorist: Mike Nasser
Inker: Terry Austin
Feature Character: J'onn J'onzz, Manhunter From Mars
GS: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #11; next appears in ACTION COMICS #473)
Villain: N'or Cott
Cameo: R'es Eda (in flashback)
Synopsis: Just after J'onn J'onzz breaches Earth's atmosphere, his ship is blasted by N'or Cott, destroying it, dazing him, and drawing the attention of Supergirl.  The Girl of Steel is mistakenly drawn into battle against the Martian Manhunter until she brings him back to his senses.  When N'or Cott releases two more torpedoes, Supergirl intercepts and destroys them.  J'onn stops her from pursuing Cott, saying that their attacker "is merely doing his duty."  But he tells her that somewhere on Earth is R'es Eda's murderer, and he is bound to bring him to justice.

Action Comics No. 473
July 1977
Cover:  Superman vs. Faora Hu-Ul, Kru-El, Jax-Ur, Prof. Vakox, and General Zod  //Curt Swan / Neal Adams (signed)
Story:  "The Great Phantom Peril"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Tex Blaisdell
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Character:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #184)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #450; next appears in SUPERMAN #311), Batman (last appearance in Steve Lombard story in last issue; next appears in BATMAN #289), Green Lantern (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144; next appears in SUPERMAN #311), a Superman robot (destroyed in this story)
Suppporting Characters: Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (next appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #184), Steve Lombard (next appears in SUPERMAN #311)
Other Character:  Jackson Porter (last appearance)
Villains:  Faora Hu-Ul (next appears in ?), Jax-Ur, General Zod, Kru-El (last appearance of all in Supergirl story in SUPERMAN FAMILY #183), Prof. Vakox (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #199), Phantom Zone villains (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #400)
Comment:  This story continues from the last issue, in which Supergirl did not appear.
Synopsis:  The people of Earth exchange places with the prisoners of the Phantom Zone, who run rampant over the planet.  But Superman engineers another switch which returns the Kryptonian
criminals, including their ringleader Faora Hu-Ul, to the Zone and restores Earth's people to their own planet.

Superman No. 312
June 1977
Cover:  Superman vs. Amalak, "electro-surrogate" vs. Supergirl  //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez / Bob Oskner (signed)
Story:  "Today the City, Tomorrow the World"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Marty Pasko
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Frank Springer
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Character:  Superman
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #473), Flash, Green Lantern
Supporting Characters:  Morgan Edge (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #184), Samuel Tanner
Intro:  Dan Reed, Norman Lewis
Villains:  Nam-Ek, Amalak, Jevik (as Jamie's dog)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue, which did not include Supergirl, and continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl joins Superman in their quest to find a cure for "journalist's disease" and to help the dying Flash.  Superman discovers that Nam-Ek, whom he thought he had accidentally
killed, is alive and now is an ally of their enemy Amalak.  Superman battles Nam-Ek, hoping to use the healing energies of his Rondor horn to save the disease victims.  Supergirl fights an
"electro-surrogate" force-being controlled by Amalak and defeats it, but is temporarily blinded by the flash of its destruction and is rendered unconscious by Amalak.  Threatening Supergirl's
life with a "star-cannon", Amalak allows Superman to take Nam-Ek to Earth while he holds Supergirl prisoner.  Minutes later, Amalak tells Supergirl that he created "journalist's disease",
and he is now going to kill her.

Superman No. 313
July 1977
Cover:  Superman, Jamie, and Jevik  //Dick Dillin / Neal Adams (signed)
Story:  "The Only Way You'll Save the Earth Is Over My Dead Body"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Martin Pasko
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Dan Adkins
Feature Character:  Superman
GS:  Supergirl
Supporting Character: Jaime Lombard
Cameo:  Flash, Lois Lane, Steve Lombard, Iris West Allen
Villains:  Amalak,  Jevik, Nam-Ek (next appears in issue #315)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl has seen Superman melt the interior of Amalak's gun barrel with his heat-vision, so, after Amalak reveals to her his plan of destroying Superman psychologically, she gets up and bashes him.  Amalak retaliates by using his "electro-surrogate" to fight her while he shields himself with a force-field.  Superman cures the journalists with Nam-Ek's Rondor horn,
then discovers that the plague is really spread through Jamie's "dog", actually an alien named Jevik who conceals his true form through hypnosis.  When Superman battles Jevik, Jamie sees the Man of Steel as abusing his dog, and interposes himself between Jevik and Superman, refusing to let the battle go on.

Superman No. 314
August 1977
Cover:  Amalak vs. Superman, Green Lantern, and Flash  //Curt Swan / Neal Adams (signed)
Story:  "Before This Night Is Over, Superman Will Kill"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Martin Pasko
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Dan Adkins
Feature Character:  Superman
GS:  Supergirl, Flash (next appears in FLASH #253), Green Lantern (next appears in DC SPECIAL SERIES #1)
Supporting Characters:   Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #185), Steve Lombard (next appears in ACTION COMICS #474), Jamie Lombard
Cameo:  Nam-Ek
Villains:  Amalak (dies in this story), Jevik (last appearance)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Jamie Lombard collapses suddenly from "journalist's disease".  Superman is about to destroy Jevik, which is in its non-living phase.  Amalak, by remote control, causes Jevik to shift into living phase, and Superman stops just before he would have killed it.  After a short battle, he subdues Jevik.  Then Superman goes to the Justice League satellite, where he battles Amalak and defeats him by striking Kanjar Ro's gamma gong.  Later, Amalak kills himself, trying to make Superman think he has hurt Amalak fatally with the gong-striking, but Superman makes him confess the truth with his dying breath.  Superman distributes a world-wide cure for "journalist's disease" by putting tranquilizer in clouds.  Later, he finds a fully-recovered Green Lantern and Flash, who have rescued Supergirl.

Superman No. 315
September 1977
Cover: Blackrock (as Clark Kent) vs. Superman, with Clark Kent reading news on TV screen //Al Milgrom / Jack Abel
Story: "Good Evening, Superman--I'm Clark Kent, and You're Not" (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Martin Pasko
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dan Adkins
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #474)
GS: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #184)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Ross (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #182), Morgan Edge (last appearance in issue #312), Lola Barnett, Samuel Tanner (last appearance in issue #312), Dr. Jenet Klyburn
Villains: Blackrock II (Les Vegas; first appearance), Peter Silverstone (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #459), SKULL (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #184), Nam-Ek (last appearance in issue #313; next appears in PHANTOM ZONE #1)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Superman and Supergirl send Nam-Ek into the Phantom Zone.  Then, after a brief fray with several SKULL thugs, the Man of Steel meets a new Blackrock, infused into the body of comedian Les Vegas.
 

Superman Family No. 184
August 1977
Cover:  Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Perry White, Superman, Supergirl, and Prankster  //Neal Adams (signed)
Story:  "The Visitors From the Void"  (15 pages)
Editor:  Denny O'Neil
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Jose Delbo
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  Morris Waldinger
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #315; origin retold in flashback)
Supporting Characters:  Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers (last appearance for both in ADVENTURE COMICS #406),  Zor-El, Allura (both in flashback; see Early Supergirl Chronology), Betsy Lyman (next appears in issue #204)
Cameo:  People of Argo City, Superman (in flashback)
Villains:  The Visitors (Invisible Rogue, Elastic Crook, and Electric Man; all last seen in ACTION COMICS #280; identities revealed in issue #186)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  During a thunderstorm, Supergirl sees a masked, uniformed being who calls her "Linda" and warns her to "Beware the Visitors!" before he is dragged into an apparent warp-portal by two identically-costumed figures.  Seconds later, Supergirl saves a car from being struck by lightning, and discovers her foster mother Edna Danvers driving the car.  Her mother tells her she has come to get Supergirl's help in finding Fred Danvers.  Fred had told her earlier that he was working on top-secret government work, but she recently received a phone call from him asking her to contact Linda, just before the call was cut off.  Linda Danvers gets time off from her New Athens job, but is attacked in her office by The Visitors, the strangely-costumed
figures, wielding energy-weapons.  She finds them unsolid, and cannot prevent them leaving.  Later, when she and Edna are about to drive to Midvale, Linda uses her X-ray vision and discovers a bomb wired to her car's ignition.  She throws the car away and it blows up without harming them.  When she and Edna finally make it to the Danvers' house, Edna shows Supergirl Fred's working uniform--an outfit which is the same as those worn by the Visitors.

Superman Family No. 185
September-October 1977
Cover:  Jimmy Olsen vs. Superman; Lois Lane, Flamebird, Nightwing, Perry White, Supergirl, and Krypto (two vignettes) //Neal Adams (signed)
Story:  "The Voodoo Machine"  (12 pages)
Editor:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Jose Delbo
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  Morris Waldinger
Colorist:  Liz Berube
Feature Character:  Supergirl (origin retold in flashback)
Supporting Characters:  Zor-El, Allura (last appearance for both in issue #177), Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers
Villains:  The Visitors
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl rescues Edna from an assault by a Visitor.  Just before their attacker does a fade-out, they see images of Zor-El and Allura behind him.  Following up on the clue, Supergirl goes to the bottle-city of Kandor in the Fortress of Solitude, unknowing that the Visitors are watching her on a monitor.  She gets a cryptic note from her parents, which makes her realize that both Zor-El and Allura are now in the Survival Zone again.  Supergirl succeeds in contacting them through a viewer.  Zor-El explains that Fred Danvers has been forced to work on a "Voodoo Machine" whose circuits accidentally sent them to the Zone when activated.  The Voodoo Machine enables the Visitors to create a 3-D image of a real object or person, step into it, and cause harm to it with a ray-device while remaining unsolid to the object or person they have harmed.  They tell Supergirl that they have narrowed down the Machine's whereabouts to a mountain range in the Eastern United States.  She finds the Visitors' mountain retreat, but Fred, who has been forced to reveal Supergirl's secret identity, learns that they intend to harm Edna if Supergirl interferes.  He uses the Machine to warn Supergirl away, and tells her there is a "stone wall" before her.  With that information, Supergirl prepares to attack.

Superman Family No. 186
November-December 1977
Story:  "A Rezendevous With Reality"  (12 pages)
Editor:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Alan Weiss
Inker:  Joe Rubinstein
Letterer:  Bill Morse
Colorist:  Liz Berube
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers, Zor-El, Allura
Villains:  Lesla-Lar (as a disembodied intelligence; last seen in ACTION COMICS #297), the Visitors (identities revealed in this story; last appearance)
Comment:  Story continues in part in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Fred Danvers pulls the switch on the Voodoo Machine that teleports Supergirl to the Visitors' hideout, but one of the Visitors blasts him with a disruptor gun.  Supergirl captures the
three villains and unmasks them as Invisible Rogue, Elastic Crook, and Electric Man, all ex-villains of Superman's.  But Edna Danvers lets her know that Fred's heart has stopped from the ray-blast.  Supergirl gets Electric Man to try and refibrillate his heart with shocks, but he lacks the needed power.  Quickly, Supergirl freezes her father in suspended animation with her heat vision.  Then she turns over a far-distant dynamo, flies back at super-speed, and applies an electrical cable to her father's chest and starts his heart beating again, after she thaws him out.  Since Zor-El and Allura are in danger of discorporation due to the effects of a second stay in the Survival Zone, Supergirl gets Fred to direct her in rebuilding the Voodoo Machine and bringing the Kryptonian pair to Earth.  Zor-El and Allura take Fred and Edna back to Midvale, and Supergirl heads for the prison planet, Kronis, with the three villains.

Superman Family No. 187
January-February 1978
Cover:  Supermen of Earth-One and Earth-Two merging into a giant Superman; Krypto, Lois Lane, Nightwing, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Supergirl, and Flamebird looking on (two vignettes)  //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Story:  "Birthright of Power"  (12 pages)
Editor:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Don Heck
Inker:  Bob Smith
Letterer:  Milton Snapinn
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Supporting Characters:  Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers (next appears in issue #206), Zor-El, Allura (next appears in issue #190), Snapper Carr (identity revealed in next issue; last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #150)
Intro:  Warden Sargoes (only appearance)
Villains:  Kull-Ex (last seen in SUPERBOY #67; last appearance), Lesla-Lar (as a disembodied intelligence), Elastic Man, Electric Crook, Invisible Rogue (last appearance for all three), prisoners of Kronis (first and only appearance)
Comment:  This story continues in part in next issue and takes place a day after the story in the last issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl takes the Visitors to the prison planet of Kronis and then heads back towards Earth, saving a spacecraft from Xudar on the way.  But a disembodied intelligence alerts Klax-Ar, a Kryptonian villain on a space-sled, to her presence.  After he attacks her with his sled of nigh-invulnerable metal, he telepaths to Supergirl his past history:  a former Kryptonian criminal, Klax-Ar has destroyed his super-powers through exposure to atron-rays.  Years ago, he sought to transfer Superboy's powers to his own body, but Superboy tricked him with a Superboy robot and banished him to space.  Since then, Klax-Ar has short-circuited the Superboy robot and used its parts to construct the space-sled.  He engages Supergirl in battle, intending to steal her powers.  Supergirl heads for Earth, and is followed by Klax-Ar.  The polluted Earth atmosphere which made it impossible for Superman's robots to function also renders his sled useless.  Supergirl knocks him and his sled to Midvale, then takes Kull-Ex in hand and heads for Kronis.  Meanwhile, Snapper Carr has found the wreckage of Kull-Ex's sled and lays claim to it, and Fred and Edna Danvers are helping Zor-El and Allura establish secret identities on Earth.

Superman Family No. 188
March-April 1978
Cover:  Nightwing, Flamebird, and Jimmy Olsen restraining Superman as Kandorians send Supergirl to Phantom Zone  //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Kandor Vs. Supergirl"  (12 pages)
Editor:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Jack Abel
Inker:  Joe Giella
Letterer:  Milt Snapinn
Colorist:  Jean McMillan
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Superman, Van-Zee (Nightwing), Ak-Var (Flamebird), Jimmy Olsen, Kandorians (last appearance for all in Nightwing and Flamebird story in this issue)
Supporting Characters:  Fred Danvers, Zor-El, Snapper Carr (first name, Lucas, revealed in this story)
Intro:  Ro-Lar (a Kandorian judge), a lawyer
Cameo:  Lex Luthor
Villains:  Shyla Kor-Onn (last appearance in issue #183), Lesla-Lar (as a disembodied intelligence)
Comments:  This story continues from last issue and from the Jimmy Olsen and Nightwing stories in this issue, and continues in the next issue.  It takes place a day after last issue's story.
Synopsis:  Supergirl is ordered to report to the city of Kandor via the shrinking process and micro-wave tunnel.  When she arrives, she is arrested, though she tries to fight off the police.  Supergirl is visited in her cell by Superman, Jimmy Olsen (both of whom have just had an adventure in Kandor), Van-Zee, and Ak-Var, who tell her that she is subject to Kandorian law through her parentage, and is about to be taken to court.  Once there, she discovers her accuser is Shyla Kor-Onn.  Shyla accuses Supergirl of illegal seizure and false imprisonment in the Phantom Zone, since her sentence was up by the time Supergirl projected her back into the Zone.  Superman, speaking in her defense, says that there was no criminal intent involved.  Shyla's lawyer produces a mento-tape recording, which records memories indelibly while stealing them from the person they come from.  The tape comes from Lex Luthor, whose recorded memories show a "Supergirl" (actually Lesla-Lar in disguise) breaking him out of jail and committing an armored car robbery with him.  Since Supergirl was having memory gaps at the time, caused by Lesla, she cannot prove she was not a crook, though she knows what happened.  The lawyer contends that Supergirl returned Shyla to the Phantom Zone when Shyla discovered Supergirl's "criminal past."  Supergirl, surprisingly, pleads no contest to the charges.  Telling Superman she knows what she is doing, she allows herself to be sent to the Phantom Zone for a 30-day sentence.

Superman Family No. 189
May-June 1978
Cover:  Superman, Supergirl, Jimmy Olsen, Krypto, Nightwing, and Flamebird battling apparitions in Lois Lane's mind  //Jose-Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Story:  "Memories of Menace"  (12 pages)
Editor:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Jack Abel
Inker:  Frank Giacoia
Letterer:  Jean Simek
Colorist:  Cory Adams
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in ALL-NEW COLLECTOR'S EDITION #C-58)
GS:  Superman, Jimmy Olsen (both next appear in Jimmy Olsen story in this issue), Mon-El (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #297; next appears in DC SPECIAL SERIES #26), Van-Zee (Nightwing), Ak-Var (Flamebird; both next appear in Nightwing and Flamebird story in this issue), Kandorians
Supporting Characters:  Fred Danvers (next appears in issue #194), Zor-El, Snapper Carr (next appears in issue #192)
Cameo:  Lex Luthor, Edna Danvers, Allura, Prof. Vakox, Superboy, Brainiac 5 (in flashbacks)
Other Characters: Ro-Lar, the lawyer (last appearance for both)
Villains:  Shyla Kor-Onn (next appears in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #1), Jax-Ur, General Zod, Kru-El (last appearance for all in ACTION COMICS #473; all next appear in Nightwing and Flamebird story in next issue), Lesla-Lar (as a disembodied intelligence; next appears in issue #191)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
 Supergirl's sentence was given as 30 days in the last issue, but in this story she comments that she has been sentenced to 73 days.
Synopsis:  Superman asks for a twenty-minute delay in closing the case, hoping to present new evidence at the end of that period.  Over Shyla's lawyer's objections, Judge Ro-Lar agrees.  Supergirl has taken a mento-tape recorder with her into the Zone, and, though she is attacked mentally by Jax-Ur, General Zod, and Kru-El, Mon-El appears and helps her beat them back with a physical assault--something the Zoners were not prepared for.  Afterwards, she takes from Mon-El his memories of observing Lesla-Lar's plot against Supergirl and her impersonation of the Girl of Steel.  Superman opens the Zone long enough to get the mento-tape, which is played back for the court and exonerates Supergirl.  Kara is released from the Zone, and warns Shyla not to mess with her again.  Shyla, who has been guided by a disembodied intelligence, tells her they will have a return bout.
 Meanwhile, Snapper Carr has presented letters of recomendation from the Justice League members to Fred Danvers and Zor-El (as "Roger Elton"), and is hired by Fred as his assistant.

All-New Collectors' Edition No. C-58
1978
Front cover:  Superman fighting Captain Marvel as Mary Marvel and Supergirl look on  //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Back cover:  Karmang watching Earths One and S collide and Captain Marvel, Superman, and Mary Marvel //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano
Story:  "When Worlds Collide"  (1 page)
 Prologue:  "Mars"  (4 pages)
 Chapter One:  "Superman"  (11 pages)
 Interlude:  "Castle Karmang"  (3 pages)
 Chapter Two:  "Shazam!"  (12 pages)
 Interlude:  "Castle Karmang"  (4 pages)
 Chapter Three:  "Superman Vs. Captain Marvel"  (11 pages)
 Interlude:  "Castle Karmang"  (5 pages)
 Chapter Four:  "Superman Vs. Captain Marvel--Round Two"  (8 pages)
 Interlude:  "Castle Karmang"  (11 pages)
 Epilogue (2 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Gerry Conway
Penciller:  Rich Buckler
Inker:  Dick Giordano
Letterer:  Gaspar Saladino
Colorist:  Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters:  Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #155; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #251), Captain Marvel (between WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #254 / 255)
GS:  Supergirl (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #189 / 190), Mary Marvel (between WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #253 / 255)
Supporting Characters:  Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #189), Steve Lombard (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #188), Morgan Edge (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #189; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #251), Shazam (between WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #254 / 262), Cissie Somerly (last appearance in ?; last appearance), Gen. Maxwell Torch (as a voice; last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #460; last appearance)
Intro:  The Undying Ones (Martian ghosts), Mr. Hardy, Ibistick of Earth-One (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Karmang, an unnamed costumed villain (first and only appearance for both), Quarrmer (last appearance in SUPERMAN #242; last appearance), Black Adam (last appearance in SHAZAM! #28; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #264)
Comment:  This issue also contains a text page comparing Superman to Captain Marvel, and another text page recounting the DC / Fawcett court battle.
 The Justice League of America is said to be on a space mission in this story, and Captain Marvel, Jr. and the Shazam Squadron heroes are said to be "suitably distracted", which probably also means a space mission.  Since Superman appears in all issues of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA published in 1978, the JLA's space mission must be an unchronicled one.
Synopsis:  Karmang the Evil, an immortal White Martian wizard, has been plagued by the ghosts of the Martians he accidentally destroyed in the experiment that gave him immortality.  To bring
them back to life, he contrives a plan to plant two attractor-devices on Earth-One and Earth-S, draw them together by matching their vibrational rates, and cause them both to explode.  The
blast will generate enough power for him to tap that he can restore the "Undying Ones" to life.  Black Adam and the Quarrmer are forced by his magic to serve him, since Superman and Captain
Marvel are the only two heroes still on the Earths who could effectively oppose him.  Black Adam, disguised as Superman, plants Karmang's device on Earth-S, attacks Captain Marvel, and
strikes him with "the Judgment Ray", a magic device which corrupts Captain Marvel's reasoning and makes him desire Superman's destruction.  Black Adam, disguised as Captain Marvel, does a similar job on Superman and plants Karmang's device on Earth-One.  Mary Marvel follows her brother to Earth-One, where she is astonished to see Captain Marvel and Superman duke it out.
Supergirl appears, and Mary quickly explains as much as she knows about the situation.
 Supergirl tracks down Black Adam as the latter digs up Earth-One's Ibistick from the tomb of a pharaoh.  She manages to wrest it from his hand with her super-breath, and uses it to
create magic lightning to strike Black-Adam and turn him back into his human form of Teth-Adam.  On Earth-S, Mary Marvel encounters the Quarrmer, who has no desire to fight her.  He explains to her what Karmang is planning.  Mary and Supergirl reteam, and Mary makes a short trip to alert Shazam at the Rock of Eternity before accompanying Supergirl to Mars to fight
Karmang.  Shazam warns Captain Marvel to prolong the fight so that his sister and Supergirl can attack Karmang.  Superman finally knocks Captain Marvel unconscious, and the spell of hatred is lifted from them both.  Shazam appears to Superman, tells him about Karmang's plan, and has him revive Captain Marvel.  After explaining the situation, Superman has Captain Marvel join him on the mission.
 Karmang's devices are set to rip apart the Earth's magnetic field if the heroes touch them, but Superman circles Earth-One at super-speed, shoring up the magnetic field.  Captain Marvel
destroys Karmang's device, and the Earths are saved.
 On Mars, Supergirl breaks off their battle with Karmang long enough to press a button on his console that will send Karmang into Limbo, and flies away with Mary Marvel before the effect can engulf them as well.  Karmang is thus exiled to the realm of the Undying Ones.  The four heroes have a reunion on Earth-S, where Mary Marvel tries to kiss Superman.  Supergirl retaliates by doing the same to Captain Marvel, which irks Mary, until she realizes how she has behaved as well.

Superman Family No. 190
September-August 1978
Cover:  Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Supergirl and Krypto trying to pull Superman, Nightwing, and Flamebird through dimensional barrier  //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Finale"  (12 pages)
Editor:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Jack Abel
Inker:  Frank Giacoia
Letterer:  Shelly Leferman
Colorist:  Mario Sen
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #157)
GS:  Superman, Krypto
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Zor-El (next appears in SUPERMAN #338), Allura (last appearance in issue #187; next appears in SUPERMAN #338), Prof. Mark Olsen, Perry White, Morgan Edge, Ed Lacy (between Krypto stories in last issue and next issue)
GA:  President Jimmy Carter
Intro:  A governor (only appearance)
Villains:  The Curator, Apprentice-Prime (last appearance for both), Jax-Ur, General Zod, Kru-El
Comment:  This story is part six of the "Museum of Eternity" story and continues from the first five stories in this issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl, Zor-El, and Allura enter the Fortress of Solitude to discover Kandor gone.  Kara gets a message from President Carter to investigate the disappearance of the city of
Hartdale.  When she arrives at the site of Hartdale's vanishing, Supergirl comes across a dimensional portal which she can barely enlarge enough to enter, and finds herself in one of the cities stolen by the Curator for his Museum of Eternity.  She soon encounters Krypto and then Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane.  Jimmy and Lois warn Supergirl that if she goes through the next portal and enters Kandor, she will lose her powers and Earth will be destroyed, as per the Curator's wishes.  Since Krypto is unaffected by the barrier, which only works on humans, he is sent to fetch Superman, which he does.  Supergirl is able to pull him through the hole.  With his powers restored, Superman helps her pull the barrier wide enough to admit Nightwing, Flamebird, Jax-Ur, General Zod, and Kru-El.  (The latter three have agreed to work with the heroes against the Curator.)  The super-powered Kryptonians break into the Curator's headquarters and defeat him and Apprentice-Prime before they can devastate Earth.  Superman restores all the cities taken from planets in the present day, but there are other cities stolen from time-eras of the past.  Supergirl, who says that cultural shock would result if those cities were restored to their present-day planets, finds an uninhabited world and has the past-cities set down on its
surface, far enough apart that it will be years before the inhabitants of different cities make contact.  Nightwing and Flamebird are returned to Kandor, which is sent back to the Fortress; the Phantom Zone villains go back to the Zone; Hartdale (with Jimmy Olsen and his father) is restored to its proper place, and all is well.

Justice League of America No. 157
August 1978
Cover:  Siren sending Superman, Flash, Green Lantern, Batman, Green Arrow, and Aquaman against Supergirl, Black Canary, and Wonder Woman  //Joe Staton / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story:  "Till Doom Do Us Part"  (4 pages)
 Chapter One:  "The Evil Among Us"  (9 pages)
 Chapter Two:  "The Song the Siren Sang"  (7 pages)
 Chapter Three:  "Death In the Name of Love"  (8 pages)
 Epilogue   (5 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Gerry Conway
Pencillers:  Dick Dillin (pages 1-4, Epilogue), Juan Ortiz (chapters 1-3)
Inker:  Frank McLaughlin
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Feature Characters:  Aquaman, the Atom (marries Jean Loring in this story), Batman, Black Canary, Elongated Man, Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Hawkman, Phantom Stranger, Red Tornado, Wonder Woman (the Justice League of America)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #190; next appears in ACTION COMICS # 489)
GA: Adam Blake (Captain Comet; between SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #11 / 12)
Supporting Characters: Jean Loring (marries the Atom in this story; next appears in issue #188), Solovar (last appearance in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #14; next appears in DC SPECIAL SERIES #?), Sue Dibny (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #465; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #459), Mera (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #142; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #460), Iris West Allen (last appearance in issue #154; next appears in THE FLASH #261), Carol Ferris (between GREEN LANTERN #106 / 108), Enrichette Negrini (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #448; last appearance), Alphaeus V. Hyatt (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #1; next appears in ACTION COMICS #515), Traya (next appears in issue #159)
Cameo:  J'onn J'onzz, Amos Fortune (as Mr. Memory), Tangora, Ku, Tane, and Rongo
Villains:  The Siren (Mauri; last appearance) and her slaves (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  On the eve of the Atom's wedding (as Ray Palmer) to Jean Loring, the Siren, one of the five "gods" whom the Justice League defeated recently, declares war on the League.  Through
her man-controlling powers, she gains control of the male Leaguers' minds.  Wonder Woman, Black Canary, and a visiting Supergirl take on their male colleagues.  Supergirl frees Superman from his spell, and the two of them use super-hypnotism to free the other male League members.  The Siren is imprisoned with her fellow "gods", and the marriage of Jean Loring and Ray Palmer proceeds without further impediment.

Action Comics No. 489
November 1978
Cover: Superman; vignette of Kal-El's rocket leaving exploding Krypton //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: "Krypton Dies Again" (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #5)
GS: Batman, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Wonder Woman (with Superman, the Justice League of America; last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #212; all except Hawkman next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #163), Supergirl (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #157; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #191), Kandorians
Supporting Characters: Josh Coyle, Lois Lane, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Morgan Edge, Lana Lang, Steve Lombard, Oscar Asherman, Drygur Moliom of Kandor (first appearance; next appears in issue #496)
Villain: Brainiac (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #5)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue, which does not feature Supergirl.
Synopsis: Superman battles Brainiac at the very moment in which the light of Krypton's explosion reaches Earth, and the super-villain tricks him into looking directly into the blast, whose energy goes directly into his eyes with powerful effects.

Superman Family No. 191
September-October 1978
Back cover:  Jonathan and Martha Kent, Nightwing and Flamebird, Jor-El and Lara, Superboy, Superman, Supergirl, Perry White, Lana Lang, Lois Lane, Krypto, and Jimmy Olsen  //Rich Buckler / Vince Colletta (signed)
Story:  "A Matter of Gravity"  (10 pages)
Editor:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer:  Gerry Conway
Penciller:  Arvell Jones
Inker:  Romeo Tanghal
Letterer:  Shelly Leferman
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #157)
GS:  Robotman, Celsius, Negative Woman, and Tempest (the new Doom Patrol; last appearance for all in SHOWCASE #96)
Cameo:  The Chief (in flashback)
Villains:  Gravitron Man (Rudi Clement), Gravity Lord (Martin Tain; first appearance for both),  Lesla-Lar (as a disembodied intelligence; last appearance in issue #189)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl hears on a TV news report that an old friend from Stanhope College, Rudi Clement, has apparently blown up his home in a gravitational experiment.  When she goes to check on him, she discovers he has become the Gravitronic Man, master of the force of gravity.  Clement rails at an absent foe, "Tain", and causes gravitic disruptions that throw Supergirl and other people and anything not tied down into the air.  Meanwhile, in England, the new Doom Patrol is trying to cope with a similarly-powered gravity-disrupting menace, the Gravity Lord, who is crushing them with increased gravity.  Unknown to all, the disembodied intelligence is behind both villains' schemes.

Superman Family No. 192
December 1978
Cover:  Superman, Jimmy Olsen, and Speedy vs. Jimmy Olsen clones; Superboy vs. Stasis; Lois Lane and Human Cannonball vs. the Butcher; Krypto and a criminal; destruction of Krypton; Nightwing vs. robot; Supergirl vs. Gravity Lord  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "What Goes Up Can't Come Down"  (10 pages)
Editor:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer:  Gerry Conway
Penciller:  Arvell Jones
Inker:  Romeo Tanghal
Letterer:  Mike Stevens
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Celsius, Negative Woman, Robotman, Tempest (the new Doom Patrol)
Supporting Character:  Snapper Carr (last appearance in issue #189)
Intro:  Lord Andrew Tain, Mr. and Mrs. Clement and other Clement descendants, Thomas Tain and other Tain descendants (all in flashback; only appearance for all)
Villains:  Gravitron Man, Gravity Lord, Lesla-Lar (as a disembodied intelligence)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  The Doom Patrol survive their encounter with the Gravity Lord, and Supergirl manages to save the people endangered by the Gravitron Man.  But both villains are motivated by a family feud that stretches back over two centuries, when an English lord named Tain disowned his son for American sympathies during the Revolution.  That son went to America, changed his
name to Clement, and became father to a line of multi-millionaires.  The Tains did not do so well, and suffered poverty.  Now both Tain and Clement have developed anti-gravity control simultaneously, and attack each other, though their combined gravitic force may destroy the Earth...just as the disembodied intelligence plans.  When Supergirl confronts them over the Atlantic, they break off their battle and attack her in unison.

Superman Family No. 193
January-February 1979
Cover:  Supergirl vs. shark; ghostly Superman watching Lara; Jimmy Olsen, Speedy, and Guardian clone; Nightwing vs. Flamebird; Lois Lane vs. clones; Superboy and Krypto vs. Mechanical Master  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "The Gravity War"  (12 pages)
Editor:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Plotter:  Gerry Conway
Scripter:  Scott Edelman
Penciller:  Arvell Jones
Inker:  Romeo Tanghal
Letterer:  Mike Stevens
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #147)
GS: Robotman (next appears in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #10), Celsius, Negative Woman, Tempest (all next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS #52; all appear, with Robotman, as the new Doom Patrol)
Villains:  Gravitron Man, Gravity Lord (last appearance for both), Lesla-Lar (as a disembodied intelligence)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  The two gravity-powered villains have Supergirl battled to a stalemate, but the Doom Patrol, which has discovered the Gravity Lord's secret lab and seen the battle on a monitor, go to her aid.  Celsius destroys the Gravitron Man's power pack with a blast, and Robotman discovers the source of the Gravity Lord's power and shuts it down.  Supergirl turns in both of the villains to the police and bids the Doom Patrol farewell, but the disembodied intelligence warns her that "The terror has just begun!"

Brave and the Bold No. 147
Feb. 1979
Cover:  Supergirl and Batman  //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story:  "Death-Scream From the Sky"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Paul Levitz
Writer:  Cary Burkett
Artist, letterer:  Jim Aparo
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters:  Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #307; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #481 (2)), Supergirl (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #193 / 194)
Supporting Characters:  Alfred Pennyworth (between BATMAN #307 / 310), Commissioner Gordon (last appearance in BATMAN #307;  next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #481 (2))
Villains: Dr. Light (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #149; next appears in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #3), Josh Kimble, Children of Light (first and only appearance for all), Kahman Abhood (no appearance; name only mentioned; first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  The Wayne Foundation has sent a communications satellite into orbit, only to find that it has been equipped with a laser cannon that can be used to destroy whole cities and that
the Children of Light, a terrorist group, is threatening to use it to destroy Gotham City unless their leader, Kahman Abhood, is released from custody.  Batman investigates STAR Laboratories,
where the satellite was manufactured, and finds an unconscious Supergirl there.  He revives her and learns that, as Linda Danvers, Supergirl helped counsel student prodigy Josh Kimble, a part-time worker at STAR Labs.  When he neared her, her powers faded.  As Supergirl, she discovered him sabotaging the satellite, but was stripped of her powers by his presence and
knocked out by an unseen attacker.  Batman and Supergirl team up and eventually discover that Dr. Light is aiding the Children of Light, and that the satellite is protected by a red-sun radiation
field that strips Supergirl of her powers.  Josh Kimble had absorbed enough of the radiation while working on the satellite to cause power-loss to Supergirl.  Batman and Supergirl invade the Children of Light's headquarters, and, with the red-sun field shut down, Supergirl is barely able to destroy the satellite before Dr. Light can fire a deadly blast at Gotham.  Batman defeats and captures Light and the terrorists.  Later, he praises Supergirl's ability and aid, and she is flattered.

Superman Family No. 194
March-April 1979
Cover:  Superboy vs. dragon; Nightwing, Flamebird, and Jur-Ll; Supergirl vs. Professor Martin; Superman, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Human Cannonball, and Speedy vs. tiny Justice League clones and Jimmy Olsen clones  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano  (signed)
Story:  "Nightmare in New Athens"  (15 pages)
Editor:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer:  Scott Edelman
Penciller:  Don Heck
Inker:  Joe Giella
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Supporting Characters:  Snapper Carr, Fred Danvers (last appearance in issue #189; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #160)
GA: A Superboy robot (reconstructed in this story)
Intro:  Bert Fisher, Rick Hodgins, Juliet (only appearance for all)
Cameo:  Elastic Crook, Electric Man, Invisible Rogue, Klax-Ar, Gravity Lord, Gravitron Man
Villains:  Professor Martin (first and only appearance), a Superboy robot (first appearance), Lesla-Lar (as a disembodied intelligence)
Comment: Story continues in part in next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl returns to New Athens Experimental School to discover that Professor Martin, a sociology professor, has set up a mock prison on campus, with some students divided into "prisoners" and "guards."  The guards are reacting with real violence to supposed "transgressions" of the prisoners, and Supergirl intervenes.  Martin has created a device which turns human hatred into power channeled into his body, though, and gains super-strength and a powerful force-field when he stirs up the anger of Supergirl.  He engages her in battle and seems about to defeat her when she merely hovers motionless, suspending her hatred, and Martin, who had been high above the Earth, falls.  She knocks him out and catches him, stripping away his hate-siphoning device.  Supergirl flies off with Martin, promising to put him where he can never menace humanity again.
 Meanwhile, Snapper Carr has devoted his spare time at STAR Labs to reconstructing the Superboy robot from Klax-Ar's sled, with the pollution-sensitive imperfection removed.  The robot is possessed by the disembodied intelligence that works against Supergirl while Snapper sleeps.  He awakens to see that it has crashed through the roof.

Superman Family No. 196
June 1979
Cover:  Supergirl vs. Superboy robot; Jimmy Olsen in race car; Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Superman of Earth-Two; Clark Kent with "bald" head in photos; Superboy (as Clark Kent) rescuing Lana Lang; Alvin Shorter attacking Lois Lane with cobra  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "The Screamin' Demon"  (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Don Heck
Inker:  Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in ACTION COMICS #496)
Supporting Character:  Snapper Carr (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #181)
Intro: Robert, Jim (only appearance for both)
Villains:  Lesla-Lar (as a disembodied intelligence; next appears in issue #206), Superboy robot (last appearance), Paul French (first appearance; next appears in issue #204), the Screamin' Demons (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Comment:  Supergirl comments that Superman was Superboy "fifteen years ago" in this story.
Synopsis:  Supergirl is attacked by the Superboy robot in the sky over Midvale, but it stiffens and falls only seconds later.  She takes it back to Snapper Carr at STAR Labs, neither of them aware
that the robot has been possessed by an evil intelligence.
 Paul French, a New Athens student, is seeking to erase the memory of his criminal past by developing a "transistorized brain" in the robotics lab.  The emanations from the brain cause Paul to revert to villainy.  He constructs a suit of armor for himself with circuits that can absorb power from Supergirl via a "biofeedback" technique.  Conversely, when Supergirl tries to use that stolen power, she feels pain.  The Girl of Steel overcomes her foe by using one of her "stolen" powers so severely that Paul French feels feedback pain and collapses.  When she frees him from the armor, Paul has recovered from his spell of recidivism, and she intervenes with the authorities to get him another chance at New Athens.

Action Comics No. 496
June 1979
Cover: Superman looking into bottle-city of Kandor //Ross Andru / Bob Oskner (signed)
Story: "Death Out of a Bottle" (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #336; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #257)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang
GS: Kandorians (next appear in SUPERMAN #338)
GA: Supergirl (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #195 / 196)
Intro: Drygur Moliom of Kandor (first appearance; next appears in SUPERMAN #338), Jav-Ar (only appearance for both)
Villain: Zurnnulaxi-Vraxii (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman has contracted a disease while in Kandor, and the Kandorians intend to put him under stress, and thus force his body to manufacture antitoxins, by creating a fake menace for him to battle--but a real menace shows up instead.

Superman Family No. 196
July-August 1979
Cover:  Supergirl and Valerie Myles; vignettes of Mr. and Mrs. Superman, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Clark Kent, and Superboy //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Displaced Double Identity"  (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Don Heck
Inker:  Bob Smith
Letterer:  Shelly Leferman
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #496)
Supporting Character:  Valerie Myles (first appearance)
Villains:  The Gyronaut, Ernie (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis:  Supergirl tries to capture the Gyronaut, a crook wearing rotor-blade-equipped armor that can propel him through the air at super-speed.  Her efforts are hindered by the Gyronaut's partnership with Ernie, a phony "waiter" who plants a bomb to divert Supergirl's attention from the rotor-powered criminal, and by Valerie Myles, a friend of Linda Danvers who has become convinced she is Supergirl.  An alien jewel given by Superman to Linda is transmitting her mentality to Valerie, making her think she is a de-powered Supergirl and that the real Supergirl is an impostor.  Supergirl deduces the source of the problem and crushes the jewel, restoring Valerie's real personality.  Then she captures the Gyronaut and Ernie.

Superman No. 338
August 1979
Cover:  Supergirl and Superman enlarging Kandor  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Let My People Grow"  (Part 1; 7 pages)
 Part 2: "The Lilliput Problem" (9 pages)
 Part 3: "All Creatures Great and Small" (7 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Plot suggestion:  Marv Wolfman
Writer:  Len Wein
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Glynis Wein
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #12; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #258)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #196; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #170)
Supporting Characters:  Zor-El, Allura (last appearance of both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #190; both next appear in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #1), Van-Zee (last appearance, as Nightwing, in SUPERMAN FAMILY #194), Drygur Moliom of Kandor (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #496; next appears in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #1), Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in DC COMICS PRESENTS #12; both next appear in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #258), Morgan Edge, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #194),  Meg Tempest, Steve Lombard (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #13), Percy Bratton, Dave Stevens
GS: Kandorians (next appear in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #1)
Intro: Arn-Ul (only appearance)
Villain:  Brainiac (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #491; shrunk in this story)
Comments:  Kandor is finally enlarged in this story.
 The planet which the Kandorians inhabit is later named Rokyn, as revealed in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #1.
 This story was foretold in part by Brainiac 5 in the Supergirl story in ACTION COMICS #376, but there are discrepancies between Brainiac 5's story and this one.  For one thing, Brainiac 5 totally omitted Supergirl's part in this story; for another, he claimed that Superman physically steered Brainiac's saucer-ship into the path of an already-fired shrinking ray; and, for a third, Brainiac 5 claimed that this was the end of the original Brainiac.  However, almost 1,000 years had passed since this even and Brainiac 5's retelling of it, and his errors are understandable.  Too, he may have neglected to tell Supergirl of her part in this adventure to protect her from knowledge of her future.
 As shown in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #1, only the buildings in Kandor which are made of Grahu, a plastic-like material, are destroyed in this story.  The older buildings, made of metal, as well as the computers in which all records are stored, survive the destruction.
 The Cosmic Axis is a concept first used by Marvel Comics in Man-Thing and Howard the Duck stories.  Since the Axis is multiversal, this is probably the same Cosmic Axis that appears in Marvel Comics.
Synopsis:  Superman, at great peril to himself, absorbs the energies of a supernova into a power canister, and returns with it to Earth.  He and Supergirl intend to use it to power an enlarging ray with which to restore Kandor to its normal size.  To test it, Superman arranges to have himself shrunken by Brainiac and then enlarged.  He accomplishes this by using a supersonic "beacon" device that only Brainiac can hear to lure the computer-villain into a space battle.  Superman manuvers his foe into using the shrink-ray on him, but, when Brainiac tries to do the same to Supergirl, she counterattacks with the enlarging ray, which reverses Brainiac's weapon and causes him and his craft to shrink beyond detection.  Later, in the Fortress, Supergirl restores Superman to normal height with the enlarging ray.
 Superman and Supergirl fly the bottle city of Kandor to a planet beneath a red sun which they have chosen, using a spacecraft to make the trip.  There they finally succeed in enlarging Kandor to normal size, shattering the bottle and restoring the Kryptonians within to normalcy.  The Kandorians thank their two benefactors and Supergirl has an emotional reunion with her parents, Zor-El and Allura.  However, she tells them she has chosen to live on Earth.  Shortly afterward, the city itself crumbles into dust, since the enlarger ray only works permanenly on living matter.  Superman is grief-stricken, but Van-Zee tells him it is for the best; the Kandorians were without initiative, being cared for by Superman for years, and now they have a chance to build a new city through their own efforts, and even conquer a world.  Superman asks to be allowed to stay and help them build.  Van-Zee, regretting what he must do, knocks Superman unconscious, loads him in the spacecraft, and has Supergirl fly them both into space.  Seconds later, since the world the Kandorians have chosen is a phase-world, it slips into another dimension with the shifting of the Cosmic Axis.

Justice League of America No. 170
September 1979
Cover: Batman on space-sled, Hawkman, Zatanna, Superman, Red Tornado, Green Arrow, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Black Canary, Flash, Hawkgirl, Elongated Man, Atom //Dick Dillin / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: "While a World Lies Burning" (17 pages)
Editor: Ross Andru
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Aquaman, Black Canary, Batman, Elongated Man, Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Red Tornado, Superman, Wonder Woman (the Justice League of America; next team appearance in GREEN LANTERN #122)
GS: Ultraa (next appears in issue #201)
GA: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #338; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #197)
Villains: Over-Complex, Everett Sloane (last appearance for both)
Comments: This story continues from last issue, which does not feature Supergirl.
 Atom, Hawkgirl, Hawkman, and Zatanna do not appear in this story, despite being shown on the cover.
Synopsis: The Justice League of America and their new ally Ultraa must stop the Over-Complex from stealing the hydrogen from Earth's atmosphere.

Superman Family No. 197
September-October 1979
Cover:  Theodore Marshall vs. Supergirl; vignettes of Superboy, Jimmy Olsen, Clark Kent, and Lois Lane  //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Story:  "The Man With the Eternity Hands"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Don Heck
Inker:  Joe Giella
Letterer:  Todd Klein
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #170)
Supporting Characters:  Peter Barton (first appearance), Valerie Myles
Intro:  Hector Mandella (as a ghost; dies in this story), Thomas Marshall (only appearance for both)
Villain: Theodore Marshall (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  When Peter Barton takes Linda Danvers, Valerie Myles, and several others from New Athens on a tour of the Santa Augusta Theater, which has been closed for almost a century due to rumors of a haunting--and which Barton hopes to reopen--the group are visited by the real ghost of actor Hector Mandella, who proclaims that no play will be performed in the theater until his murder is avenged.  Supergirl is unable to affect the ghost with her powers.  Barton tells her that, almost 100 years ago, Mandella was killed by a real dagger which was exchanged for a prop during a murder mystery play.  Thomas Marshall, a rival actor, failed to get the role and had warned Mandella he would not live to complete his performance, but he died several days before the play opened.
 Supergirl goes back in time to the night of the murder to investigate, in disguise.  She sees the accidental killing of Mandella by an actor wielding the knife, but, more importantly,
sees in the crowd a man wearing a wristwatch--and there were no wristwatches native to 1879.  She pursues the man, catches up to him, and hears his story:  he is Theodore Marshall, thief and
grandson of Thomas Marshall, whose family has been impoverished.  During a laboratory theft, his wristwatch became irradiated by a ray-machine, turning it into a time-travel device.  He then came back 100 years into the past, hoping to change history and have his grandfather get the role he wanted.  Unable to do that, Theodore himself exchanged the prop knife for the real one,
ensuring Mandella's murder.  Supergirl pursues Marshall, but the chase is complicated by Marshall's 25-year jumps into the future, and the power his wristwatch has to let him turn things into their original form, such as a leather article into a rampaging bull.  Supergirl short-circuits his device when pursuing him to 1979, and Marshall is turned into a baby.  She takes him to Midvale Orphanage and returns to New Athens, confident that Peter Barton can safely open the theater.

Superman Family No. 198
November-December 1979
Cover:  Supergirl watching flying saucer abduct Brad Reynolds; vignettes of Superboy, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and Mr. and Mrs. Superman  //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Story:  "The Cosmic Abduction"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Don Heck
Inker:  Joe Giella
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in ACTION COMICS #502)
Supporting Characters:  Peter Barton, Valerie Myles (both next appear in issue #201)
Intro:  Brad Reynolds (only appearance)
Comment:  Brad Reynolds is based on famed science-fiction and fantasy writer Ray Bradbury.
Synopsis:  Brad Reynolds is on board a jet flying to New Athens for the premiere of his play The Cosmic Abduction.  But when the plane lands, only his publicity agent Ralph Painter is there, and
Reynolds is nowhere to be found.  Painter speculates that Reynolds might have been kidnapped by a UFO.  In days to come, Supergirl rescues a truck carrying the costumes for the play, whose tires all mysteriously blow out simultaneously, and a train carrying the theatrical sets, which is almost derailed.  Supergirl finally solves the mystery of Reynolds's "disappearance":  Ralph Painter is really Brad Reynolds in disguise.  She deduces that the "accidents" were not really meant to be dangerous, but were publicity stunts intended to hype the play's opening.  Since Reynolds, as "Painter", tries to stop some stage lights from falling in a real accident, Supergirl says she will speak in his behalf when Reynolds is charged with reckless endangerment.  The play is a success.

Action Comics No. 502
December 1979
Cover:  Supergirl watching Superman battle Galactic Golem image on viewscreen   //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Fall and Rise of the Star-Child"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Frank Chiramonte
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #342; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #260)
GS:  Supergirl (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #198 / 199)
Cameo:  The Parasite, the Galactic Golem (as images or a disguise)
Intro:  The Dyrlians (no appearance; as a taped message), Rovos, Rob Geller (only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  An alien race, the Dyrlians, selects Superman and Supergirl to be the surrogate parents of Rovos, a synthetically-born child who will grow to maturity in a day.  The child develops mentally and physically under their care, but seems to have no emotions.  To remedy this, Superman feigns a battle with the Galactic Golem and the Parasite, which Supergirl and Rovos
watch on a viewscreen.  Rovos experiences love, hate, joy, pride, fear, grief, and courage during the battle and when he sees the "Parasite" unmasked as Superman.  Rovos even laughs at the
absurdity of it all.  Superman tells him that the Dyrlians, who abandoned their organic bodies long ago to put their minds in android bodies, had gradually lost their emotions and needed Rovos to experience them and, unwittingly, transmit them back to his creators.  Supergirl admits that they are going to miss him, and Rovos, shedding tears, says that he will miss them as well.

Superman Family No. 199
January-February 1980
Cover:  Supergirl and exploding oil truck; vignettes of Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Clark Kent, and Mr. and Mrs. Superman //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano  (signed)
Story:  "The Case of the Cape Caper"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  Todd Klein
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #502; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #160)
Villains:  Wells (first appearance; dies in this story), Jason Janson and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  When Wells, a scientist, turns to crime and sells crime-plans and explosive devices to gang-boss Jason Janson, he hits on the idea of stealing and duplicating Supergirl's invulnerable cape.  He accomplishes the theft by getting Supergirl to remove her cape and place it over a water fountain supposedly rigged to shoot acid and, while Supergirl is busy elsewhere, switching her cape for a realistic substitute.  Supergirl learns of the switch one day when the fake cape ignites
with flames from air friction.  Using Supergirl's cape as a shield for his body, Wells sells it to Janson for a million dollars...but Janson kills him with a shot to the head and retains his money.  Supergirl, super-hearing the shot, bursts in and confronts Janson, who now wears the cape.  He threatens to explode a radio-controlled bomb in the Santa Augusta police department building with a device on his belt, designed by Wells.  Supergirl merely wraps her cape around his belt, preventing the radio signal from getting out, and captures him.

Brave and the Bold No. 160
March 1980
Cover:  Batman, Supergirl, Col. Sulphur, and Fred Danvers  //Jim Aparo (signed)
Story:  "The Brimstone Connection"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Paul Levitz
Writer:  Cary Burkett
Artist, letterer:  Jim Aparo
Feature Characters:  Batman (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #261; next appears in BATMAN #321), Supergirl (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #199 / 201)
Supporting Character:  Fred Danvers (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #194 / 203)
Intro:  An intelligence agent (dies in this story)
Villains:  Col. Sulphur (last appearance in BATMAN #241; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #281) and his gang, Jasper Casbeer (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  When Fred Danvers is kidnapped by snatch artist Jasper Casbeer and given to Col. Sulphur to have the formula for a new rocket fuel truth-drugged out of him, Supergirl goes to Batman for help in tracking down her foster father.  Batman has recently been told by a dying U.S. agent of a plot to steal a rocket fuel formula, so he realizes they are searching for the same culprit.  Batman and Supergirl track down Sulphur's hideout, but Supergirl is sent to follow a plane which leaves from there while Batman penetrates the hideout site.  Batman is captured by Sulphur and bound to a bomb-triggering device that threatens both him and Danvers, but he escapes and defuses the bomb.  When Sulphur and his gang attempt to escape by submarine, their sub is towed back to the surface by Supergirl, who has been radioed back by Batman.  Batman cleans up on Sulphur's gang, while Supergirl herself punches out Sulphur.

Superman Family No. 200
April 1980
Cover:  Superman, Lana Lang, Morgan Edge, Steve Lombard, Pete Ross, Perry White, Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Superwoman, Jimmy Olsen, Lucy Lane Olson, Clark Kent, Lois Lane Kent, and Laura Kent  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Something Swims the Time Stream"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Gerry Conway
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character:  Superwoman (formerly Supergirl; last chronological appearance in SUPERGIRL (second series) #23; see Comment below)
GS:  Dick Grayson (Nightwing III; unrevealed), Clark Kent (Superman; in flashback)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (all in flashback)
Villain:  The Time Beast (dies in this story)
Comment:  This issue of Superman Family presents a possible future for Superwoman, formerly Supergirl, and other members of the Superman Family circa 1999-2000.  As such, it belongs to a
track of Earth-One's future in which the Crisis on Infinite Earths did not occur.  Thus, Supergirl's last chronological appearance before this story is her last appearance before the Crisis.

 In this story, Superwoman states that she has "never married, and my relationships rarely last more than a year."
 This story continues from the previous stories in this issue and continues in the next story in this issue.
Synopsis:  Superwoman, now Governor Linda Danvers of Florida, goes back through the time-stream and films highlights in the relationship of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, intending to give them the film as an anniversary gift, since both of them are married.  However, she encounters a Time Beast which preys on travellers in the time-stream.  Since she cannot effectively destroy it due to its ability to manipulate the time-flow around itself, Supergirl flees, luring the creature to the very edge of time.  The Time Beast then rapidly ages and dies.  Superwoman returns to her
native time with the film.

Story:  "Celebration"  (6 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Gerry Conway
Penciller:  Bob Oskner
Inker:  Joe Giella
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters:  Clark Kent and Lois Lane Kent (the Mr. and Mrs. Superman of Earth-One, 1999-2000)
GS:  Superwoman (last appearance), Bruce Wayne (Batman), Dick Grayson (Nightwing III)
Supporting Characters: Laura Kent, Steve Lombard, Lucy Lane Olsen, Morgan Edge, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Pete Ross, Lana Lang (all from Earth-One circa 1999-2000; last appearance for all)
Comment:  This story depicts a possible future for Earth-One had the Crisis on Infinite Earths not occurred.  (See comment for Superwoman story above.)  By this time, Clark Kent has married
Lois Lane and fathered Laura Kent, and Jimmy Olsen has married Lucy Lane.
Synopsis:  Lois Kent discovers she is pregnant, and, since she wanted to resume her reporting career, is driven to tears by the turn of events.  Laura Kent, in the meantime, finally starts exhibiting super-powers.  Clark solves the problem for Lois by saying he will give up his reporting career, though not his fatherly or superheroic ones, and Lois will be allowed to be the reporter in the family.  They are reconciled in time for a wedding anniversary party attended by all their longtime friends and colleagues.

Superman Family No. 201
May-June 1980
Cover:  Supergirl staring at Peter Barton face in cloud as airplane misses her; vignettes of Jimmy Olsen, Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Mr. and Mrs. Superman  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "The Face On Cloud 9"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #160)
Supporting Character:  Valerie Myles (last apeparance in issue #198)
Intro:  Prof. Somnus (only appearance), Barbara and other students
Villain: Dynamic (Peter Barton; first appearance as Dynamic; last appearance in issue #198)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl has become infatuated with Peter Barton and thinks of him continually.  Thus, when Valerie Myles invites her to compete with a hypnotist in her parapsychology class,
Supergirl's distracted thinking about Peter being "dynamic" leads her to super-hypnotize him, instead of her subject, at long distance, and give him the incredible strength latent in the human body.  Calling himself "Dynamic", Peter creates a super-costume for himself.  Since he believes that Valerie Myles is Supergirl, and wishes to make her give up her super-career, he causes a hazard which the real Supergirl has to repair.  Then he changes back to his Peter Barton identity and tells Valerie she no longer has to become Supergirl, as Dynamic will take her place.  Valerie is astonished, and Supergirl wonders how she can deal with Dynamic without a super-battle against the man she lusts after.

Superman Family No. 202
July-August 1980
Cover:  Supergirl, Dynamic, and Valerie Myles; vignettes of Jimmy Olsen, Mr. and Mrs. Superman, Lois Lane, and Clark Kent  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "The Dynamic Duel"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  Bon Oda
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Valerie Myles (next appears in issue #206)
Other characters: Barbara and other students (last appearance for all)
Villains: Dynamic (abandons his Dynamic identity in this story; next appears, as Peter Barton, in issue #206), Harry Stuart (first and only appearance)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl changes into her Linda Danvers identity after Peter becomes Dynamic again, and super-hypnotizes him into forgetting his Dynamic identity.  When she creates a thunderstorm
to try and trigger the change, he seems normalized, so she leaves.  But when the storm is directly overhead, Peter returns to his Dynamic persona.  Supergirl, seeing him again, deduces that the psychic power of the students assembled when she was super-hypnotizing Peter initally reinforced her hypnotic commands.  Thus, she gathers the students together again and has them join her in a mental command that removes Peter's powers and Dynamic identity.  Later, Supergirl proves to Peter she is not Valerie.  But, much to Supergirl's anguish, Valerie and Peter wind up in each other's arms.

Superman Family No. 203
September-October 1980
Cover:  Supergirl and Ellie Leeds in old Supergirl costume; vignettes of Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Clark Kent, and Mr. and Mrs. Superman  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "The Supergirl From Planet Earth"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  Milt Snapinn
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Character:  Supergirl (origin retold in flashback; next appears in SUPER FRIENDS #37)
Supporting Characters:  Fred Danvers (last seen in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #160; next appears in issue #206)
Intro:  Ellie Leeds, Jerry Leeds, Donna Leeds
Cameo:  Zor-El, Allura, Superman (in flashbacks)
Villain:  An industrial spy (first and only appearance)
Comment:  This story erroneously gives the date of Supergirl's arrival on Earth as April 11th.  The true date is May 18.
 Supergirl is said to have been on Earth only seven years in this story.  If true, that would make her 22.  Since Supergirl has been out of college for some years, she is undoubtedly older than that, and has been on Earth longer than seven years.
Synopsis:  Supergirl comes to Midvale for a visit as Linda Danvers, trying to get over her crush on Peter Barton.  While there, she witnesses Ellie Leeds, a neighbor girl who has been in a coma for over seven years, awake, create an old-style Supergirl costume, and exhibit super-powers.  Supergirl eventually deduces the truth:  Ellie saw the landing of Supergirl's rocket, recovered a speck of X-Kryptonite after the landing, and gained super-powers from exposure to it.  But her body was not capable of handling the powers, and she was thrown into a coma for years, receiving sustenance from the sun's rays.  Finally, upon physical maturity, Ellie awoke.  Supergirl encases the X-Kryptonite in a lead medallion and gives it to Ellie.  But an industrial spy has
heard the tale, steals the pendant from Ellie, breaks it open, and steals the X-Kryptonite.  When he tries to pull a super-heist, Supergirl uses her powers covertly to convince him his X-Kryptonite powers are wearing off.  Shortly after he surrenders, the acids in his stomach destroy the X-Kryptonite and he does indeed lose his super-powers.

Super Friends No. 37
October 1980
Cover:  Batman, Aquaman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Robin, Jan, and Zayna with New Athens children while Supergirl looks on; Jack O'Lantern vignette  //Ramona Fradon / Bob Smith (signed)
Story:  "Bad Weather For Supergirl"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller:  Ramona Fradon
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters:  Aquaman, Batman, Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman, Jan, and Zayna (the Super Friends)
GS:  Supergirl (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #203 / 204), Gleek
Other Characters: children from New Athens
Cameo:  Plastic Man, Flash, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Jack O'Lantern
Villain:  Weather Wizard
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers brings children from New Athens to Gotham City to meet the Super Friends and attend the Nostalgia Convention, which features valuable collections of comic books,
movie posters, pulp magazines, pin-ups, and the like.  She is irked by the kids' fawning over Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Robin, Aquaman and the Wonder Twins, who are unfamiliar to them.  But when Supergirl helps the other heroes defeat the Weather Wizard during his attempts to make a heist at the convention, she gets all the headlines in the evening newspaper,
since she is the novelty in Gotham City.
 

Superman Family No. 204
November-December 1980
Cover:  Supergirl and the Enchantress; vignettes of Jimmy Olsen, Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Mr. and Mrs. Superman  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "The Earthquake Enchantment"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  Milt Snapinn
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPER FRIENDS #37)
Supporting Characters:  Betsy Lyman (between issues #184 / 206), Benjamin Pierce (last appearance in issue #171), Shari Jones (last appearance in issue #171; last appearance), Paul French (last appearance in issue #196; last appearance)
Cameo:  Alan Dell, Dzamor (named in this story; both in flashback to STRANGE ADVENTURES #187)
Villain:  The Enchantress (last appearance in STRANGE ADVENTURES #200; becomes a super-villainess in this story; origin retold in flashback)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl returns (as Linda Danvers) to New Athens, where she meets June Moone, a new parapsychology instructor who is an expert in sorcery--and, unknown to them all, is really the
Enchantress, a magic-powered super-heroine.  Later, when a quake affects New Athens but does not register on eqarthquake meters, Supergirl investigates, and discovers the source of the quake is the Enchantress's spell.  The green-clad sorceress explains that she is casting a spell in the name of "Dzamor" which will drain all science-based super-powers on Earth into her body, and make
it possible for her to end all crime and injustice on Earth.  She has come to New Athens because it is the focal point of an astral alignment that can give her such power.  Weakened by the magic
effect, Supergirl gets out of the Enchantress's power-range, flies to the Moon, and moves it temporarily out of orbit enough to alter the astral alignment.  The Enchantress's spell is
nullified.  Supergirl returns the Moon to its normal path, and flies back to New Athens.  June Moone, observing her, muses that from this day on, she and Supergirl are enemies.

Superman Family No. 205
January-February 1981
Cover:  Supergirl vs. Enchantress on a beach; vignettes of Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane, Clark Kent, and Mr. and Mrs. Superman  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story:  "Magic Over Miami"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  Milt Snapinn
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Character: Benjamin Pierce (next appears in issue #208)
Villains:  The Enchantress (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #77), Dzamor (last appearance in STRANGE ADVENTURES #187; last appearance)
Synopsis:  After consulting with her mystic mentor Dzamor, the Enchantress actuates a plan to restore the cosmic alignment to give her increased powers.  Appearing in Miami Beach, she tricks
Supergirl into moving the Moon into the proper place to restore the alignment, and then surrounds the Moon with a mystic aura that prevents Supergirl's moving it again.  The Enchantress is bathed in a power-beam from a red star, which Supergirl is powerless to avert.  But the Enchantress's increased powers and the meddling with the moon has caused a huge magic-based water column to threaten Miami, and then the Bahamas.  Supergirl tricks the Enchantress into helping her freeze the water into an ice-prism which she uses to diffuse the red-sun beam, cutting off the sorceress's power.  Supergirl returns the Enchantress to New
Athens, warns her to abandon her magical career, and reveals that she has deduced her secret identity to be June Moone.  As Supergirl flies off, the Enchantress (now June Moone again)
magically removes the knowledge of her double identity from Supergirl's mind.  She also silently vows to defeat Supergirl through magic someday.

Superman Family No. 206
March-April 1981
Cover:  Supergirl vs. Lesla-Lar; vignettes of Lois Lane, Superman, Jimmy Olsen, Clark Kent, Lola Barnett, Mr. and Mrs. Superman and the Harlequin  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Strangers At the Heart's Core"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #28)
Supporting Characters: Valerie Myles (last appearance in issue #202), Peter Barton (between issues #202 / 208; announces engagement to Valerie Myles), Gregory Reed (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #474; next appears in SUPERMAN #396), Betsy Lyman (between issues #204 / 208), Fred Danvers (last appearance in issue #203; next appears in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #4), Edna Danvers (last appearance in issue #187; next appears in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #4)
Cameo appearances:  Zor-El, Allura, Superboy Robot, Kull-Ex, Elastic Crook, Shyla Kor-Onn (in flashbacks)
Villain:  Lesla-Lar (last appearance in issue #196; revealed as the "disembodied intelligence" in this story; energy dispersed in this story)
Synopsis:  After learning of Valerie Myles's engagement to Peter Barton, Linda Danvers is astonished to see that her foster parents, Fred and Edna Danvers, who have come for a visit, have taken on the appearances of Zor-El and Allura.  Minutes later, when all three are in Linda's apartment, Linda's mind is invaded by the "disembodied intelligence" that has secretly plagued her
recently--the astral body of Lesla-Lar.  Lesla explains that, after she was disintegrated by the Phantom Zone criminals, she evolved into a new form of life, until trapped in a Superboy robot for a time.  When she escaped from the robot, she invaded the mind of Supergirl herself.  Now falsely believing that she and Supergirl are sisters, Lesla has used her mental-projection powers to disguise Fred and Edna as Zor-El and Allura, and to mentally convince them they are Supergirl's Kryptonian parents.  Lesla and Supergirl battle in Supergirl's mind, and Lesla wins, expelling Supergirl from her body.  But Fred and Edna tell Allura (in Supergirl's body) that they are convinced she is not their daughter.  The jolt to Allura's confidence enables Supergirl to reenter her body, resume the battle, and force Lesla out of her corpus.  Lesla's energy is dispersed on the astral plane, and Fred and Edna Danvers resume their normal forms, knowing nothing of what has happened.

DC Comics Presents No. 28
December 1980
Cover:  Superman, Mongul, Supergirl, and Warworld  //Jim Starlin (signed)
Story:  "Warworld"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Len Wein
Plotter, penciller:  Jim Starlin
Inker:  Romeo Tanghal
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters:  Superman, Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #206)
Cameo:  J'onn J'onzz, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Steve Lombard (in flashback)
Intro:  Mongul's race (in flashback)
Villains:  Mongul (next appears in issue #36), the Arkymandrite (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue, in which Supergirl did not appear, and continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Mongul has already laid claim to Warworld, and controls its sensors and war-making machinery (including incredibly-powerful missles) from a headset in its command chair.  Superman and Supergirl find Warworld and are beset by its missles, sent by Mongul, any of which has the power to kill them.  The two heroes defeat Mongul by forcing him to use all the weapons on Warworld against them, which causes him to pass out from the mental strain imposed by the headset.  But the planet is still sending out weaponry against them, now that it has been activated.  Supergirl flies out a great distance in space, then pours on full speed, achieves a velocity greater than she ever has before, and punches straight through Warworld, destroying its computer core and deactivating it.  She comes out on the other side and hurtles headlong into space, unable to stop herself.  Superman enters, discovers Mongul has somehow escaped Warworld, and programs the planet to destroy itself, which it does.  But he still has to track down Supergirl, wherever she has gone.

DC Comics Presents No. 29
January 1981
Cover:  Superman, Spectre, Death, Jonathan Kent, Jor-El, and Krypton  //Jim Starlin (signed)
Story:  "Where No Superman Has Gone Before"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writers:  Len Wein
Plotter, penciller:  Jim Starlin
Inker:  Romeo Tanghal
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN #355), the Spectre (last appearance in SHOWCASE #100; next appears in GHOSTS #97)
GS:  Supergirl (next appears in SECRETS OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1)
GA:  The Voice
Cameo:  Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Steve Lombard, Mongul, J'onn J'onzz (in flashback), Jor-El, Jonathan Kent, Lara, Death (as an illusion)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Superman calculates Supergirl's flight path and flies after her, building up speed to equal the unconscious Kara's, breaking through every barrier he has encountered before.  Then,
with Supergirl in sight, Superman is halted by The Spectre, who materializes before him.  The Spectre warns Superman that he must stop, that the realm before him is one which no living
mortal may enter.  Unable to persuade the Spectre to let him by, Superman tries to fight his way past, but his powers are totally ineffectual against those of the Ghostly Guardian.  Supergirl has
already passed from sight.  The Spectre, to teach Superman his limitations, reruns the explosion of Krypton and the death of Jonathan Kent for him in simulation, two tragedies that, despite his power, Superman was powerless to prevent.  Finally, the Spectre conjures up a "dark Superman" to do battle with the Man of Steel.  The Spectre calls the doppleganger (who pummels Superman unmercifully) "pure, unadulterated power...without conscience or remorse...power that can ultimately destroy you...if you allow it to run amok!"  When Superman realizes the "evil Superman" is just a manifestation of the arrogant and headstrong attitude he has been displaying of late, it fades away.  Superman asks for forgiveness, and The Voice, the Master of the Spectre, tells Superman that he has started on the path to true wisdom.  The Spectre then tells Superman that Supergirl has gone beyond the boundaries of the living, into the Afterworld.  Superman asks the Voice to restore his cousin to him.  The Spectre, saying that all he had to do was ask, materializes an unconscious Supergirl in his arms, hands her to Superman, and departs.  Superman admits that power without conscience is meaningless, and thanks the absent Spectre.  Supergirl, who has been unconscious during her entire journey into the realms beyond death, wakes up.  She asks what has happened to her, and, as they head for Earth, Superman begins to tell her.

Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes No. 1
January 1981
Cover:  Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Superboy, Chameleon Boy, and Arlayn  //Jimmy Janes / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "The Past Seen Darkly"  (25 pages)
Editor:  Jack C. Harris
Plotter:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Jim Janes
Inker:  Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Characters:  Colossal Boy, Shrinking Violet, Wildfare, Sun Boy, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Dawnstar, Mon-El, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Lightning Lad, Duo Damsel, Bouncing Boy, Ultra Boy, Dream Girl, Star Boy, Chameleon Boy, Light Lass, Princess Projectra, Karate Kid, Timber Wolf, Brainiac 5, Superboy, Supergirl (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #29; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #207), Tyroc (the Legion of Super-Heroes; origin retold in flashback)
Supporting Characters:  R.J. Brande, Marla Latham, Mr. and Mrs. Kallor (both in flashback)
Intro:  Arlayn
Origin:  Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Lightning Lord, Light Lass, Star Boy, Saturn Girl, Phantom Girl, Duo Damsel [Triplicate Girl] (retold in detail)
Villains:  Two assassins (in flashback to SUPERBOY #147), Lucifer Seven (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  R.J. Brande is struck down by Yorrgian Fever, the first case ever to afflict an Earthman.  In search of a clue to saving Brande's life, ex-Legion advisor Marla Latham and his
assistant Arlayn break into the Legion headquarters and begin reviewing the origins of the Legion and its individual members.  In the midst of their review, they are discovered by the Legion.

Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes No. 2
February 1981
Cover:  Superboy, Supergirl, Princess Projectra, Brainiac 5, and Phantom Girl reviewing Legion File; vignettes of Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Dream Girl, Tyroc, Ultra Boy, and Shadow Lass //Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: "The Legion File" (25 pages)
Editor:  Jack C. Harris
Plotter:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Jim Janes
Inker:  Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Characters:  Chameleon Boy, Mon-El, Wildfire, Brainiac 5, Princess Projectra, Karate Kid, Ultra Boy, Saturn Girl (the Legion of Super-Heroes)
GS:  Supergirl, Lightning Lad, Cosmic Boy, Sun Boy, Shrinking Violet, Bouncing Boy, Shrinking Violet, Superboy, Matter-Eater Lad, Dream Girl, Light Lass, Element Lad, Shadow Lass, Timber
Wolf (Legion members; in flashback), Proty II, Jor-El, Shadow Kid, Kirau Nezumi (in flashback)
Origins:  Sun Boy, Bouncing Boy, Matter-Eater Lad, Dream Girl, Light Lass, Element Lad, Shadow Lass, Shadow Kid, Timber Wolf (retold in detail)
Supporting Characters:  Marla Latham, Arlayn
Villains:  Dr. Regulus, Black Dragon (both in flashback)
Comments:  This story continues in the next issue, in which Supergirl does not appear.
 Story title taken from cover.
Synopsis:  Marla Latham convinces the Legion members of his sincerity in trying to find a cure for R.J. Brande's disease.  After they review some more of the Legion members' origins, Saturn Girl reads Latham's mind and tells the Legionnaires what she has learned:  that Brande is actually the father of one of the Legionnaires.

Superman Family No. 207
May-June 1981
Cover: Supergirl, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Blok, Brainiac 5, and Chameleon Boy vs. Universo; vignettes of Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Clark Kent, Oliver Queen, and Mr. and Mrs. Superman //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano  (signed)
Story:  "Look Homeward, Argonian"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Plotter:  Jack C. Harris
Writer:  Roy Thomas
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  John Drake
Feature Character:  Supergirl (last appearance in SECRETS OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1; next appears in SUPERMAN IN "VICTORY BY COMPUTER" #1; origin retold in detail)
GS:  Brainiac 5, Blok, Chameleon Boy, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Sun Boy (the Legion of Super-Heroes; between LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #275 / 276)
Supporting Character: Valerie Myles
Intro:  Kam-Par (an Argo City Kryptonian; as an illusion; dead before this story begins)
Cameo:  Zor-El, Allura, people of Argo City, Colossal Boy, Shrinking Violet
Villain:  Universo (last appearance in ?; next appears in ?)
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers emerges from an airplane into what should be Santa Augusta, Florida, but what appears to be Argo City.  The scene shifts back to normal, but Supergirl later heads
for space, sees what appears to be Argo City orbiting a yellow sun, and speaks to its inhabitants, who are intangible but who can communicate with her.  They tell her that the radiation from Zor-El's Survival Zone had a delayed effect on the people of Argo City, making them immaterial, and that a device created by Zor-El, a "density-intensifier", could restore them to normal.  When
Supergirl mentions that the device was concealed as a table lamp in their old house in Argo City, the "Argonians" fade from view.  Argo City is really still in orbit around Krypton's red sun.  She
uses her telescopic vision and super-hearing to see Universo, who has recovered what he thinks is the density-altering device and is heading with it to the 30th Century to use it on his foes, the
Legion of Super-Heroes.  Supergirl follows and easily defeats him, since the device she led him to believe was the density-intensifier was nothing more than a table lamp.  She tells Universo that there was no way the people of Argo City would have known about Zor-El's device, since only she and her parents knew it existed.  Universo is placed in custody, and, after exchanging a few words with Brainiac 5, Supergirl returns to her own time-era.

Superman In "Victory By Computer" No. 1
1981
Cover: Superman; vignettes of Supergirl, Alec, and Shanna //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: "Victory By Computer" (31 pages)
Editors: Julius Schwartz, William M. Palmer
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #207; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #34)
GS: Supergirl (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #207 / 208)
Supporting Characters: Margaret Wilson, Alec, Shanna, and their classmates (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN #358; all next appear in SUPERMAN IN "THE COMPUTER MASTERS OF METROPOLIS" #1)
Intro: Ms. Leigh (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: William Shockley, Walter Brattain, John Bardeen (of Earth-One; in a photograph)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in flashback in ACTION COMICS #525; next appears in SUPERMAN #363) and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This is a special promotional giveaway comic produced in conjunction with Radio Shack.
Synopsis: Supergirl falls into a trap of Lex Luthor's, and she and Superman get help from Ms. Wilson's class of computer whiz-kids to free her and help capture Luthor's gang.

Superman Family No. 208
July 1981
Cover:  Supergirl lifting Atlas statue in New York City; vignettes of Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Mr. and Mrs. Superman, and Clark Kent  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano  (signed)
Story:  "The Super-Switch To New York"  (13 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Jack C. Harris
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character:  Supergirl (origin retold in flashback)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #521; next appears in Clark Kent story in this issue)
GA: Ed Koch (of Earth-One)
Supporting Characters: Benjamin Pierce (last appearance in issue #205; last appearance), Peter Barton, Betsy Lyman (last appearance for both in issue #206; last appearance for both), Valerie Myles (last appearance), Perry White (as a voice on the telephone), Alan Ward (first appearance)
Intro:  Laura Larue, Mr. Waverly (only appearance for both)
Cameo:  Zor-El, Allura, Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers (in flashback)
Villains: A terrorist, several thieves (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  Supergirl leaves New Athens and Santa Augusta, Florida and goes to New York City in this story.
Synopsis:  After being called on the carpet again by administrator Benjamin Pierce for keeping odd hours, Linda Danvers angrily quits, giving Pierce a piece of her mind in the process.  Peter Barton, overhearing Linda's tirade, perceives her acting and vocal talent and insists she apply for a job with the soap opera Secret Hearts, whose star, Linda Larue, is leaving.  Linda Danvers does so and gets the job.  This necessitates a move to New York, so, to ward off suspicions, she has Supergirl start operations in the Big Apple a few days before Linda moves.  In that time, she tracks down and captures a terrorist bomber.  Linda finally arrives in New York City and signs a contract with the producers of Secret Hearts.

Superman Family No. 209
August 1981
Cover:  Supergirl dumping water on New York Yankees; vignettes of Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Mr. and Mrs. Superman, and Clark Kent  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Strike Three--You're Out"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Plotter:  Jack C. Harris
Writer:  Marv Wolfman
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters: Hal Kyle, Henny Peters, Greg Gilbert, Jeremy Kane, Chuck Conroy (first appearance for all), Alan Ward
Intro: Cindy Walters (only appearance)
Other characters: the New York Yankees (of Earth-One), the Metropolis Angels
Villains:  Fred Fox (first appearance), a mugger (first and only appearance)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers starts her new acting career playing Margo Hatton in Secret Hearts, and Greg Gilbert, the writer, starts making moves on her.  However, Fred Fox, a sportscaster, secretly conceals a device that incites humans to hate and attack each other, and uses it at a New York Yankees baseball game.  With the players and spectators fighting each other, Supergirl swings into action, and stops the riot with a huge amount of water taken from the Hudson River and dumped on everyone in the stadium.  To himself, Fred Fox thinks that if Supergirl interferes with his plans again, she will have to die.

Superman Family No. 210
September 1981
Cover:  Supergirl; vignettes of Mr. and Mrs. Superman, Jimmy Olsen, Clark Kent, and Lois Lane //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "The Spoil Sport of New York"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Bob Rozakis
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Greg Gilbert, Chuck Conroy, Hal Kyle, Jeremy Kane
Intro:  Joe Firestone, Harry Jackson (only appearance for both)
Villain:  Fred Fox (last appearance)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Fred Fox, who hates sports because of his incompetence at athletics, uses his emotion-stimulator to wreck other sports events, causing two boxers to stop fighting and cut for coffee, or making champion tennis players do goofy things at their match.  Supergirl finally deduces that Fox is the cause of the strange occurences, tricks him into admitting it on live nationwide TV, and brings him in.  Greg Gilbert is so impressed that he later tells Linda they have to get Supergirl to do a cameo on Secret Hearts.

The Best of DC No. 17
October 1981
Cover:  Linda Danvers becoming Supergirl //George Perez / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "The Great Supergirl Mirage"  (from Action Comics #256)
Story:  "The World's Greatest Heroine"  (from Action Comics #285)
Story:  "The Infinite Monster"  (from Action Comics #285)
Story:  "Supergirl Goes To College"  (from Action Comics #318)
Story:  "Crypt of the Frozen Graves"  (from Adventure Comics #424)
Story:  "Trail of the Madman"  (from Supergirl #1)
Story:  "Princess of the Golden Sun"  (from Superman Family #165)
Comment:  This issue also contains a text feature, "The Saga of Supergirl", by E. Nelson Bridwell.

Superman Family No. 211
October 1981
Cover:  Supergirl vs. the Mind-Bomber; vignettes of Lois Lane, Clark Kent, the Elongated Man, Jimmy Olsen, Mr. and Mrs. Superman, Bruce Wayne, and Selina Kyle  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "The Man With the Explosive Mind"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Martin Pasko
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #1)
Supporting Characters:  Lena Thorul Colby (last seen in ACTION COMICS #486; learns Supergirl's identity in this story), Greg Gilbert,  Jeremy Kane, Alan Ward, Hal Kyle
GA:  Ed Koch
Intro:  The Tough Darts (a rock group; evidently Earth-One's version of the Tuff Darts; including Hart Van Horne), Betty Tibbit (only appearance for all)
Villain: The Mind-Bomber (Paige Van Horne; first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis:  The Mind-Bomber, aka Paige Van Horne, a psychic-powered criminal with the ability to cause destructive blasts with his mind, latches onto Lena Thorul Colby's mind when she comes to New York City, boosts her own ESP ability briefly, and learns (as does Lena) that Linda Danvers is really Supergirl.  Lena has come to New York to get a job as Greg Gilbert's secretary, since her husband, Jeff Colby, has recently died.  Lena gets the job and winds up secretly writing the scripts for the next few days of Secret Hearts, since scripter Greg Gilbert is absent.  The Mind-Bomber uses the occasion to plant script-ideas in her mind for disasters which he parallels in the real world, to get revenge on the members of his family who have achieved more than he has.  Supergirl finally catches up to the Mind-Bomber, who apparently self-destructs.  Lena confides to
Supergirl that she knows her double identity.  But neither have any idea what has become of Greg Gilbert.

Krypton Chronicles No. 1
September 1981
Cover:  Superman, Jor-El, and other members of the El family //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano  (signed)
Story:  "The Search For Superman's Roots"  (1 page)
 Chapter 1:  "The Ancestral Assignment"  (8 pages)
 Chapter 2:  "The Master Builder of Krypton"  (4 pages)
 Chapter 3:  "The Sign of Rao"  (3 pages)
 Chapter 4:  "The War to End Wars"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #39)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #211), Kandorians (last appearance in SUPERMAN #338)
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge (next appears in issue #3), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #211; next appears in issue #3), Zor-El, Allura, Van-Zee, Drygur Moliom (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN #338), Shyla Kor-Onn (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #189; last appearance; reformed in this story), Brenn-Bir, Vas-Quor, Kyl-Ibo (last appearance for all in ACTION COMICS #338; last appearance for all; all reformed in this story)
GS:  Gam-El, Tala-El (in flashback; last appearance, as statues, in ADVENTURE COMICS #313; first and only actual appearance for both; origins revealed in this story)
Intro: Pym-El, Pir-El,Yu-El, Im-El, Sorn-El, Fil-El, Nox-El, Plen-El, Fedra Shu-El, Thar-El, Enu-El, Wir-El, Jes-Mo, Marg-Rom, Sin-Dar, Hal-Vu (all in flashback; first and only appearance for all)
Cameo appearances: Val-El, Sul-El, Hatu-El (as statues)
Villains:  Black Flame (last seen in ADVENTURE COMICS #400; as Zora Vi-Lar; last name revealed in this story), Kly-Anth and his gang (in flashback; first and only appearance for all)
Comments:  New Krypton is named Rokyn in this story.
 This issue also contains a Krypton glossary.
 This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Morgan Edge calls in Perry White and Clark Kent and tells them that Kent will be assigned to write a series on Superman's ancestors, which will run in the Daily Planet, be
collected in to book form, and be adapted to television as a mini-series.  To gather information, Superman and Supergirl go to Rokyn, the planet on which the Kandorians have settled, which has
now reentered the Earth-One dimension for a time with the shifting of the Cosmic Axis.  There they have a reunion with Supergirl's parents Zor-El and Allura, the Drygur Moliom of Kandor, and Van-Zee, along with several reformed criminals, such as Shyla Kor-Onn, Black Flame (as Zora Vi-Lar), and Brenn-Bir.
 Superman, Supergirl, Zor-El, Allura, and Van-Zee enter the House of El, a vault built in honor of the El family with statues of the illustrious members of Superman's family.  By placing
symbols of their achievements in the statues' hands, Zor-El triggers mento-tapes that retell the story of a given El family member.  They learn the stories of Gam-El, who rebuilt the devastated city of Kryptonopolis; of Tala-El, who ensured that Krypton would be governed by a technocracy; and of Pir-El, who won the war against Erkol and Urrika.  But several times, the
five of them are endangered by apparent "accidents" arranged by a shadowy figure outside, and, after learning of several other El ancestors, they are confronted by what appears to be a monstrous, predatory Yagrum.

Krypton Chronicles No. 2
October 1981
Cover:  Superman using sensor-goggles to witness Hatu-El leading Kryptonian rebellion against the Vrangs  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Bring Back Yesterday"
 Chapter 5:  "Memories Don't Die"  (3 pages)
 Chapter 6:  "Master of the Lightning"  (7 pages)
 Chapter 7:  "They Came From Beyond the Sky"  (6 pages)
 Chapter 8:  "Eastward Ho"  (6 pages)
 Chapter 9:  "Farewell to Kandor"  (3 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Superman
GS:  Supergirl, Kandorians (next appear in SUPERMAN #414)
Supporting Characters: Van-Zee, Allura, Zor-El (all next appear in SUPERMAN #414)
GS:  Hatu-El, Sul-El, Val-El (in flashback; last appearance, as statues, in ADVENTURE COMICS #313 and last issue; first and only actual appearance for all; origins told in this story)
Intro:  Val-Lor, Ar-Go (in flashback; both die in this story), Sur-Na, Pux-Tul, Usk-Mar, the Drygur of Erkol and his geographer, natives of Vathlo Island (all in flashback)
Villains:  Black Flame (last appearance), Vrangs (in flashback; first appearance; most die in this story), Tro-El (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Comments:  This story continues in the next issue.
 This issue also contains a two-page map of Krypton and a Krypton glossary.
 In this story, it is revealed that the rings on Supergirl's belt are actually timepieces.
Synopsis:  Superman, deducing that the Yagrum is only an illusion, walks through it.  Zor-El enables Superman to learn the stories of some more of his ancestors through a device connected
to their headbands, which have absorbed some of their memories.  In this fashion, he learns of Hatu-El, who helped liberate the Kryptonians from the Vrangs who had conquered them; of Sul-El, who developed a telescope, saw the Vrang fleet in space, and tried to warn the governor of Kandor;  of Val-El, an explorer who discovered new lands; and of Val's brother Tro-El, who led an unsuccessful mutiny and became founder of an isle of pirates.  Supergirl captures Black Flame, who has been trying to prolong Superman's and Supergirl's stay until the Cosmic Axis shifted again and prevented them returning to Earth.  After saying their farewells, Superman and Supergirl leave Rokyn shortly before it vanishes, and Superman tells his cousin he has another ploy to get information on his ancestors who came before Val-El.

Krypton Chronicles No. 3
November 1981
Cover:  Superman and Supergirl watching image of priest marrying Erok-El and Milia  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano  (signed)
Story:  "The Race To Overtake the Past"  (1 page)
 Chapter 10:  "The Man Who Believed"  (8 pages)
 Chapter 11:  "Wings Over the Flood"  (9 pages)
 Chapter 12:  "Back To the Beginning"  (7 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #212)
GS:  Supergirl (next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #508)
Supporting Characters:  Morgan Edge (last appearance in issue #1; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #40), Perry White (last appearance in issue #1; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #212)
GS:  Bur-El, Kil-Gor (both in flashback; last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #268 (2); appear isochronally in part with that story; last appearance for both), Erok-El (in flashback; last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #121; first chronological appearance; last appearance)
Intro: Wedna Bur-El, Jaf-El, Tio-El, Hyr-El, Wab-El, Erok-El, Diom, Milia Erok-El, Kal-El I (all in flashback; only appearnace for all)
Comments:  This story continues from last issue.
 This issue also contains the family tree of Superman and a Kryptonian glossary.
Synopsis:  Using viewers which capture light-images radiated ages ago from Krypton, and lip-reading to understand what their ancestors are saying, Superman and Supergirl learn the histories of Kil-Gor and Bur-El, inventors; Jaf-El, a prophet of Rao, and Tio-El, his brother, who were spared with several others from a flood which devastated ancient Krypton; and the first of the Els, Erok-El, who, with the help of a Potion of Strength, defeated barbarian tribes and spread civilization.  At that point, they can learn no more.  Later, Morgan Edge congratulates Kent on his work, orates at length about what actors will play what members of the El family, and is making plans for a sequel about Hawkman's ancestors.  Clark Kent chooses this moment to make a strategic exit.

Detective Comics #508
November 1981
Story: "The Attack of the Annihilator" (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Co-plotter: Wendy Beraud
Co-plotter, scripter: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Batgirl
GS: Supergirl (last appearance in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #1)
Villain: The Annihilator (Kenneth Anderson; first appearance)
Other characters: Bob Barton, Jeff Cotton
Synopsis: Geologist Kenneth Anderson conducts an experiment with a strange rock which, he says, contains incredible energy properties and transforms himself into a hyperevolved man with mind-over-matter powers.  Barbara Gordon sees a TV report of the carnage Anderson, who now calls himself the Annihilator, causes, and becomes Batgirl to try to deal with him.  She is hard-pressed to deal with the villain, who wishes to dominate humanity, until Supergirl appears. The Girl of Steel, who had been in town as actress Linda Danvers on a promo tour for Secret Hearts, saves Batgirl and attacks the Annihilator, only to find him absorbing her own great power and rendering her senseless.

Detective Comics #509
December 1981
Story: "The Fires of Destruction" (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorists: Thomas, Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Batgirl
GS: Supergirl
Villain: The Annihilator
Other character: Jeff Cotton
Synopsis: Batgirl deduces, from physical reactions of the Annihilator's, that he is absorbing Supergirl's energies, not her powers.  Thus, she safely swoops down under cover of a tear-gas pellet and snatches Supergirl away from him.  She uses Supergirl's invulnerable body as a shield against his power-blasts, which wake Supergirl out of her unconscious state.  After another brief conflict, the Annihilator teleports away.  Supergirl tells Batgirl she will remain in town until she and Batgirl have captured their new foe.  Later, Supergirl does a favor for Batgirl by carving out an underground passageway to her new secret garage.  Meanwhile, the Annihilator perceives that he has undergone a second evolutionary change: he now wants to rebuild Gotham City after he destroys it, and will populate it with beings like himself, which he will create by blasting normal humans with a ray powered by his energy-rock.   Batgirl and Supergirl track the Annhilator down through a clue, but the Annihilator is ready for them, and intent on making Batgirl his hyperevolved mate.

Detective Comics #510
January 1982
Story: "Bride of Destruction" (8 pages)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Writer: Cary Burkett
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Batgirl
GS: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #212)
Villain: The Annihilator (last appearance)
Synopsis: Supergirl warns Batgirl in time for her to avoid the Annihilator's ray-blast.  Both of them confront the villain, who blasts Supergirl through a wall with his ray.  He scatters a resulting fire through the chemical plant in which he worked, and Batgirl and Supergirl are forced to let him flee as they put it out.  They find him again before long, evolved once more and harder to deal with.  But Batgirl deduces that heat is what triggers his evolutionary jumps, and uses a stream of water from a nearby fire hydrant and a puff of Supergirl's super-cold breath to revert him back to normal human form.  Supergirl leaves Batgirl with the Annihilator, both heroines agreeing that they'll have to work together again before long.
 

Superman Family No. 212
November 1981
Cover:  Blackrock vs. Supergirl; Mr. and Mrs. Superman vignette  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story:  "Payment on Demand"  (16 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Martin Pasko
Penciller:  Win Mortmer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #510)
GS: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195; next appears in Clark Kent story in next issue)
Supporting Characters:  Lena Thorul Colby, Greg Gilbert, Hal Kyle, Jeremy Kane (next appears in SUPERMAN #366), Henny Peters,  Val Colby (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #486), Ida Colby (first appearance; Val's grandmother and Lena's mother-in-law)
Cameo:  Samuel Tanner, Les Vegas
Villains:  Blackrock IV (Dr. Peter Silverstone; last appearance in SUPERMAN #326; first appearance as Blackrock), Sal and his thug (first and only appearance for both)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  After saving him covertly from a knife-wielding thug employed by a gangster named Sal, Linda Danvers discovers that Greg Gilbert owes Sal $30,000 in gambling debts.  Later, Gilbert cuts a deal with Gilbert to get him into the Galaxy Broadcasting System building in return for taking care of Sal.  Since that sounds like murder to Gilbert, he gets in touch with Lena Thorul, who has been having strange headaches lately, and Lena gets in touch with Supergirl, who has already had an encounter with the new Blackrock.  Supergirl tracks Blackrock down when the villain attacks Sal's casino, but is beaten in a fight with him and rendered unconscious.  At the same moment, Val Colby and his grandmother enter Lena's apartment and find Lena also
unconscious, sprawled on the floor.

Superman Family No. 213
December 1981
Story:  "Bad Day With Blackrock"  (16 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Martin Pasko
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Lena Thorul Colby (origin retold in flashback), Val Colby, Greg Gilbert (last appearance for both), Ida Colby
Intro: Hennie (only appearance)
Cameo:  Lex Luthor, Jules Thorul, Arlene Thorul, Superboy (in flashback)
Villain:  Blackrock IV (last appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis:  Lena Thorul is taken into emergency surgery for an operation on a cerebral hemmorhage.  Supergirl, reviving and renewing her battle with Blackrock, learns from the villain that he didn't intend to kill Sal, just scare him out of town.  Supergirl replies that it still makes him guilty of extortion.  After escaping, Blackrock induces Greg Gilbert to try to steal plans from GBS's vault for an experimental 3-D television process.  Supergirl stops Greg from doing so, then uses him as bait to lure Blackrock into another encounter.  She finally defeats Blackrock by getting him into a tunnel where the broadcast waves that power his black powerstone cannot penetrate, and crushes the stone.  Supergirl then unmasks the new Blackrock as Dr. Peter Silverstone himself.  Later, as Linda Danvers, she learns that Lena has made it through surgery with only a slight speech impairment.  But Lena awakens from sleep having dreamed that Lex Luthor is her brother.  And when she sees in a bathroom mirror that her head has been shaved for the operation, she seems to note the family resemblance.

Superman Family No. 214
January 1982
Cover:  Sam as "Lex Luthor" on viewscreen watching Supergirl in red-sun blast; vignette of Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Clark Kent, and Mr. and Mrs. Superman  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "The Strange Revenge of Lena Luthor"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Martin Pasko
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  Pete Costanza
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN #365)
Supporting Characters:  Lena Thorul Colby, Ida Colby (last appearance for both)
Villains:  Sam, Mrs. Simmons, the Supergirl impostor, the Super-Crime Task Force (first and only appearance for all), Carl "Moosie" Draper (last appearance, as the Master Jailer, in SUPERMAN #332),  Lex Luthor (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #26; next appears in SUPERMAN IN "THE COMPUTER MASTERS OF METROPOLIS" #1)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Lena Thorul has discovered she is Lex Luthor's sister, though she has forgotten Supergirl's secret identity.  Nevertheless, she loathes Lex for being her brother, and hates Supergirl for never telling her of her real heritage--a heritage that even her late husband, Jeff, knew.  Later, Supergirl is kidnapped through Kryptonite dust and a paralysis ray, and is almost convinced that her powers are gone when a fake "Luthor" tries to make her run a gauntlet.  Also, Lena becomes convinced that she has telekinesis rather than ESP, and that she is destroying Supergirl, though she does not know it is only an impostor.  Supergirl deduces the truth, unmasks "Luthor" as Sam, a former cellmate of Luthor's, and tells Lena that Sam had been put in prison by her late husband Jeff Colby.  Sam intended to drive Lena insane with guilt as revenge, and employed members of the Super-Crime Task Force to gain his ends.  Lena forgives Supergirl, and, through a teleconference hook up with Lex Luthor, even begins to build bridges of forgiveness to her brother.

Superman No. 365
November 1981
Cover:  Supergirl shrinking Superman with ray-gun; Superboy silhouette vignette  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "When Kryptonians Clash"  (19 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer:  Pete Costanza
Colorist:  Adrienne Roy
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #42)
Supporting Character: Mayor of Metropolis
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #214)
Villains:  Blymm (first appearance; dies in this story), the Exalted One (first appearance), Superman Revenge Squad (behind the scenes; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #445)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Blymm, one of the Superman Revenge Squad members, secretly subjects Supergirl to a radiation that drains her energy, making her act insanely as if she were undergoing sleep deprivation, while masking the effects by infecting her with Virus X.  Superman cures Supergirl's Virus X with a White Kryptonite radiation treatment.  But Supergirl's insane behavior leads her to shrink him with the micro-wave ray designed to make them Kandorian-size, until he paralyzes her with the aid of one of his Fortress beasts in captivity.  Supergirl is cured of the sleep deprivation, and the culprit, Blymm, appears before them, admits his deed, and begs for protection.  Seconds later, he is destroyed by a remote-control device in a medallion he wears.  Superman suspects the Superman Revenge Squad is behind the plot.

Superman No. 366
December 1981
Cover:  Superman lying beside a Tyorbian beneath a metamorphosis ray; Perry White and Superboy vignette  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Revenge, Superman-Style"  (19 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman
GS:  Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #214), Perry White (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #42), Morgan Edge (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #526), Jeremy Kane (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #212)
Intro:  a Superman proto-droid
Villains:  Dramx-One, Fwom, Jumrox, Nryana (first appearance for all), Superman Revenge Squad
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Deciding to take the battle to the Superman Revenge Squad themselves, Superman bids Supergirl take over his duties while he does so.  He then subjects himself to a metamorphosis
ray that changes him physically into the image of a native of a world in the Tyorbian galaxy, a lizard-man, and leaves him without powers while in that state.  Pretending to be Vlatuu, a criminal victim of Superman's, the incognito Man of Steel gains admittance into the Superman Revenge Squad.  "Vlatuu" demands and is granted the right to compete for next crack at Superman.

Superman No. 367
January 1982
Cover:  Superman as "Vlatuu" vs. Superman proto-droid amid statues in Hall of Hate //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "The Revengers Strike Back"  (19 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Adrienne Roy
Feature Character:  Superman
GS:  Supergirl, Batman, Green Lantern
Supporting Characters:  Jimmy Olsen, Lana Lang, Josh Coyle, Morgan Edge, Lois Lane
Other character:  Superman proto-droid (destroyed in this story)
Villains:  Dramx-One, Fwom, Nryana, Nakox (first appearance), Superman Revenge Squad
Comment:  This story continues in next issue.
Synopsis:  Batman and Green Lantern impersonate Clark Kent in relays to cover for his abscence, and Supergirl acts as coordinator.  But one of their conversations is overheard by a Superman Revenge Squad spy, who clues in his fellows that "Vlatuu" is actually Superman in disguise.  Fwom believes this, but Dramx-One, the acting leader of the Squad, disputes it, thinking Superman would never be stupid enough to attack them on their home ground.  When "Vlatuu" destroys the Superman proto-droid in battle, both Fwom and Dramx-One decide to send him to
Earth to assassinate Superman.  If, as they suspect, Superman has hypnotized himself into thinking he is really "Vlatuu", then Superman will become his own assassin.

Superman No. 368
February 1982
Cover: Suplerman seeing his "assassin" reflection in mirror; Superman 2020 vignette //Rich Buckler / Terry Austin (signed)
Story: "The Revenger of Steel" (19 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in second story of last issue)
GA: Supergirl (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #43)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #215), Lana Lang, Inspector Henderson (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #214)
Cameo appearance: Superman proto-droid (in flashback)
Villains: Nryana, Dramx, Fwom (last appearance for all), Tyrdu (first and only appearance), Superman Revenge Squad
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: "Vlatuu" leaves the Revenge Squad's homeworld and is transformed back into Superman once he nears Earth.  But, unknown to himself, he is under a hypnotic command of the Squad to gain revenge on Superman by executing Lois Lane.

DC Comics Presents No. 43
March 1982
Cover: Cosmic Boy, Brainiac 5, Wildfire, Element Lad, Shadow Lass, Sun Boy, and Mongul holding Superman imprisoned in a cube //Brian Bolland (signed)
Story: "In Final Battle" (Part 1; 8 pages)
 Part 2: "The Thousand-Year Doom" (10 pages)
 Part 3: "Showdown In the Stars" (8 pages)
 Epilogue (1 page)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Levitz
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #276; next appears in SUPERMAN #369), Wildfire, Element Lad, Brainiac 5, Sun Boy, Cosmic Boy, Shadow Lass (the Legion of Super-Heroes; between LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #284 / 285)
GS: Green Lantern, Red Tornado (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #200), Black Canary (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #197 / 200; all appear, with Superman, as the Justice League of America; between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #199 / 200), Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #368; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #215)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #215)
Cameo appearance: Ferro Lad (in flashback)
Villain: Mordru (last appearance in issue #36; next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #11)
Synopsis: Mordru takes Superman captive as he menaces Earth with the Sun-Eater, and Jimmy Olsen summons the Legion of Super-Heroes to help.

Superman Family No. 215
February 1982
Cover:  Supergirl of the future meeting Supergirl of 1982  //Rich Buckler / Vince Colletta (signed)
Story:  "Crisis At the Crossroads of Time"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Martin Pasko
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #43)
Intro:  Supergirl of the future (from 502,000 A.D. or thereabouts; Louise-L; civilian name revealed in next issue)
GA: Superman (in flashback to 1980)
Supporting Characters:  Herb Silver, Marilyn "Mitzi" Silver (first appearance for both), Alan Ward
Villains:  Toxus (Virgil Belasco; real name revealed in next issue), Tal Belok (first appearance for both), the Righteous Knights (first and only appearance), Carl "Moosie" Draper (revealed in next issue), the H.I.V.E. (no appearance; spoken to on telephone)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
 It is probable that the Supergirl of the future is the descendant of Supergirl of 1981, but not certain, unless Supergirl's marriage to Salkor (see SUPERMAN #415) or an unchronicled future marriage resulted in her having children.
Synopsis:  After an inconclusive battle with a pollution-manipulating villain called Toxus, who claims he has fought Superman and Supergirl before--a battle Supergirl does not remember--the Girl of Steel encounters the Supergirl of 500,000 years in the future.  The Supergirl of the future tells her past counterpart that Tal Belok, a villain from her era, transported devices to the 20th Century, which Toxus used in his crimes.  She came to the past, tackled him with the help of Superman, and later erased the memory of the event from Superman's mind with his consent, as he felt it was too dangerous to know the far future.  The future Supergirl also refuses to say if she is or is not a descendant of Supergirl of 1981.   The present-day Supergirl agrees to tackle Tal Belok in the far future if her successor will battle Toxus in this era.  Supergirl discovers that the Earth of 500,000 A.D. has a cooler, orange sun, which lessens her powers and makes it possible for Tal Belok to endanger her with molten lava.  And in 1981, the future Supergirl, masquerading as Linda Danvers, answers the door, miscalculates her strength--increased by the yellow sun of the present--and tears her door off its hinges in front of two of Linda's new friends.

Superman Family No. 216
March 1982
Cover:  Supergirl vs. Tal Belok  //Bob Oskner / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Victory Is Only 5,000 Centuries Away"  (16 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Martin Pasko
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in PHANTOM ZONE #1)
GS:  Supergirl of the future (last appearance)
Supporting Characters: Herb Silver (next appears in SUPERMAN #373), Marilyn Silver
Intro:  Lydia, Harry and another painter (only appearance for all)
Cameo:  Superman (in flashback)
Villains:  Toxus, Tal Belok (last appearance for both), Carl "Moosie" Draper (next appears in issue #219)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  The Supergirl of the future hypnotizes the Silvers into forgetting her counterpart's double identity.  The Supergirl of 1981 freezes the molten lava into solid rock with her super-
breath.  Both heroines manage to defeat their exchanged foes, though Supergirl's powers are diminished by the orange sun of the future and the future Supergirl's powers are increased almost
beyond control by the yellow sun of 1981.  After both Supergirls find a way to imprison Toxus and Tal Belok, the future Supergirl erases the memory of the future and of her from the 1981
Supergirl's mind.  Then they return to their respective eras, and the case is done.

Phantom Zone No. 1
January 1982
Cover:  Superman; Jax-Ur, Gen. Zod, Prof. Vakox, Kru-El; Quex-Ul being sent to Phantom Zone by Kryptonian executioner (three vignettes) //Gene Colan
Story:  "The Haunting of Charlie Kweskill"  (27 pages)
Editor:  Dick Giordano
Writer:  Steve Gerber
Penciller:  Gene Colan
Inker:  Tony DeZuniga
Letterer:  Milt Snapinn
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #530)
GS: Mon-El (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #26)
Supporting Characters: Quex-Ul (last seen in SUPERMAN #157; identity as "Charlie Kweskill" revealed in this story) Jor-El, Lara, Kryptonians (all in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (last appearance for all in ACTION COMICS #529), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #368)
Intro: Joe Garrity and other Daily Planet production crewmen (only appearance for all)
Cameo:  Erndine Ze-Da, Ar-Ual, Cha-Mel, Vorb-Un, Ak-Var, Roz-Em, Shyla Kor-Onn, Gaz-Or, Ras-Krom, Tor-An, Orn-Zu, Tra-Gob, Bal-Gra, Vor-Kil, Vax-Nor, Kur-Dul (no appearance; names only mentioned)
Villains:  Gra-Mo, Dr. Xadu (both in flashback), Prof. Vakox (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #473), Faora Hu-Ul (last appearance in SUPERMAN #363; origin revealed in flashback, her first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #9), General Zod (last appearance in SUPERMAN #363), Az-Rel, Nadira (first appearance for both), Jax-Ur, Kru-El (last appearance for both in DC SPECIAL SERIES #26), Jer-Em (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #309), Nam-Ek (last appearance in SUPERMAN #315)
Comment:  This issue does not specifically contain Supergirl, but it is the first part of a four-part series that does contain her.
 This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  The Phantom Zone prisoners focus their telepathic talents on Quex-Ul, now known as Charlie Kweskill, a Daily Planet pasteup man.  Kweskill is an amnesiac former Phantom Zone inmate with his Kryptonian powers removed by Gold Kryptonite.  The Zone villains hypnotize Kweskill into breaking into hi-tech labs in his sleep, stealing valuable components, and using them to assemble a Phantom Zone projector.  Superman finds out about the plot just in time to break into Charlie's apartment as Kweskill activates the projector.  It frees the Phantom Zone villains and sends Superman and Charlie Kweskill into the Zone.

Phantom Zone No. 2
February 1982
Cover:  Superman and Quex-Ul in the Phantom Zone; Jax-Ur, General Zod, and Kru-El over unconscious Supergirl  //Gene Colan / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Earth Under Siege"  (27 pages)
Editor:  Dick Giordano
Writer:  Steve Gerber
Penciller:  Gene Colan
Inker:  Tony DeZuniga
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Superman
GS:  Batman, Wonder Woman (last appearance in SUPERMAN IN "THE COMPUTER MASTERS OF METROPOLIS #1), Zatanna (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #277), Green Lantern, Elongated Man (last appearance for both in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #200), Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #201; all appear, with Superman, as the Justice League of America; last team appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #201), Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #216), Mon-El (next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #300)
Supporting Characters: Quex-Ul (as Charlie Kweskill), Col. Steve Trevor (between WONDER WOMAN #290 / 294), Jimmy Olsen, Perry White
Cameo:  Firestorm, Red Tornado, Black Canary, Aquaman (no appearance; mentioned as being in the Justice League satellite)
Villains:  General Zod, Jax-Ur, Prof. Vakox, Faora Hu-Ul, Kru-El, Jer-Em, Nam-Ek, Az-Rel, Nadira
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Superman and Quex-Ul, as "Charlie Kweskill", watch helplessly from the Phantom Zone as General Zod, Jax-Ur, and their Kryptonian cronies attack the Earth.  They throw the
Justice League satellite out of orbit, with many of the Leaguers aboard.  They smash communications satellites, which causes an exchange of atomic missles, stopped only by Supergirl and Wonder Woman.  Green Lantern's power battery is stolen, and he is rendered unconscious by the Zoners when he pursues them, with his power ring charge running out shortly afterward.  Supergirl tells Batman what has occurred, and then goes to the Fortress of Solitude, where the Zoners have already smashed open the door and destroyed the Phantom Zone projector and viewer.  Supergirl engages General Zod, Jax-Ur and Kru-El in battle and is defeated. Nam-Ek, who had been badly burned and convulsed by Az-Rel and Nadira, uses his Rondor horn to heal himself.  Then he has a brief battle with Wonder Woman, who puts him under control with her magic lasso and compels him to tell her what has occurred.  Finally, Mon-El, still in the Zone, tells Superman and Charlie Kweskill that, unknown to Jor-El, there are other levels in the Phantom Zone, though only one has been penetrated so far by some Zoners.  Superman and Charlie head into the next level, seeking an escape in time to save Earth.

Phantom Zone No. 3
March 1982
Cover: Superman unmasking a priestess as an exploding "Mother Krypton" as a red sun-woman looks on and laughs  (three vignettes)  //Gene Colan / Dick Giordano
Story:  "The Terror Beyond Twilight"  (27 pages)
Editor:  Dick Giordano
Writer:  Steve Gerber
Penciller:  Gene Colan
Inker:  Tony DeZuniga
Letterer:  Milt Snapinn
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Superman
GS: Supergirl, Batman
Supporting Characters:  Quex-Ul (as "Charlie Kweskill"), Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (both next appear in SUPERMAN FAMILY #217)
Intro:  The Priestesses of the Crimson Sun, Thul-Kar (a Kryptonian wizard; only appearance for all)
Villains:  General Zod, Jax-Ur, Kru-El, Jer-Em, Aethyr (first appearance)
Synopsis:  General Zod and his allies toss Supergirl into the disintegration pit and leave, but Supergirl barely saves herself by reviving in time and digging her fingers into the side of the pit's wall.  She drags herself out of the pit and collapses.  Meanwhile, Superman and Charlie Kweskill penetrate various lower (or higher) levels of the Phantom Zone, encountering an alternating yellow-and-red sun which Superman had once seen while racing with The Flash, battling monsters, and encountering weird "Priestesses of the Crimson Sun."  Finally, they meet Thul-Kar, a Kryptonian wizard.  Thul-Kar tells them he believed Jor-El's prophecy of Krypton's doom and entered the Phantom Zone by magic.  While there, he discovered the truth:  that the Zone and all its levels are manifested as the interface between the Earth-One dimension and that of a sentient universe called Aethyr.  Only by entering Aethyr's realm can they escape back to Earth, and that
is dangerous indeed.  Charlie and Superman bid farewell to Thul-Kar and enter the portal between the last Zone level and Aethyr, who strikes back with an energy-burst that knocks out the two
invaders.  And on Earth, while Supergirl recovers, Zod and his three chosen allies are building a giant Phantom Zone projector, powered by Green Lantern's power battery, to project the Earth
itself into the Phantom Zone.

Phantom Zone No. 4
April 1982
Cover:  Aethyr, Superman in Quex-Ul's costume, and Charlie Kweskill in Superman's uniform  //Gene Colan / Dick Giordano
Story:  "The Phantom Planet"  (27 pages)
Editor:  Dick Giordano
Writer:  Steve Gerber
Penciller:  Gene Colan
Inker:  Tony DeZuniga
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #217)
GS: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #217), Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern (last appearance for both in issue #2; both next appear in WONDER WOMAN #291)
Supporting Characters: Quex-Ul (as Charlie Kweskill; dies in this story), Perry White
Intro:  Wendy Y. Bother and the Nouns (an Earth-One version of  Wendy O. Williams and the Plasmatics), Gee-Gordon Lidd and other punks, Gerard Amateau (all die in this story)
Villains:  Az-Rel, Nadira, Jer-Em (all die in this story), General Zod, Jax-Ur, Kru-El, Prof. Vakox, Nam-Ek, Faora Hu-Ul (face burned in this story), Aethyr (last appearance)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Superman and Charlie Kweskill are transmuted to liquid in Aethyr's universe, then restored with Charlie in Superman's costume and with his old Kryptonian powers, and Superman in Quex-Ul's Kryptonian outfit.  To save Superman, Quex-Ul flies into Aethyr's face and is killed, Superman's costume drifting back empty.  Superman puts on his uniform again and, filled with rage, flies through Aethyr, who is unable to raise despair in his spirit and thus cannot harm him.  Superman finally breaks through the last barrier and returns to Earth.
 The Phantom Zone villains have constructed the giant Zone cannon and are using it on the Earth, but Superman and Supergirl arrive in time to smash the projector, knock out the villains,
and restore Green Lantern's power battery to him.  Az-Rel, irked by Faora Hu-Ul, badly burns her face and hair just before Supergirl lands and kayoes her.  Jer-Em, committing suicide with a chunk of Kryptonite, takes Nadira "home to Rao" with him by exposing her as well.  In her dying moments, she uses her convulsion-power on Az-Rel, whose pyrotic power causes him to burn himself to ashes and die.  Finally, Green Lantern creates a Phantom Zone projector which Superman uses to send the remaining villains back to the Zone.  He then flies off to rescue the
Justice League satellite, not telling his friends what happened in the Phantom Zone.

Superman Family No. 217
April 1983
Story:  "We Interrupt This Program"  (12 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Tatjana Wood
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in PHANTOM ZONE #4)
Intro:  Donny Hughes, Scottie and other technicians, Jason Chumley, Mrs. Nancy Moore, Andrew Gilary, Anthony Drake, Murray, Jerry, Sarah Johnstone, Sweryn Wallenski, Al Shum, Ross Fisher (only appearance for all)
Villain: Victor Marvin Block (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  While Linda Danvers is being interviewed on TV by Donny Hughes, technological whiz Victor Marvin Block overrides their signal and breaks into their program.  Block claims that he was wrongly sent to prison for 20 years, and that he is getting revenge on his twelve jurors.  Four of them have already died.  Block says that he will kill the remaining eight with miniature
explosives planted on their person.  Linda secretly switches to Supergirl, locates the eight remaining jurors with her super-vision, takes the bombs from them, swallows them so that they
will explode harmlessly in her body, and arrests Block.  All of this has taken place in only two minutes, so she is able to return to the television studio and continue her interview with Donny Hughes.

Wonder Woman No. 291
May 1982
Cover:  The Adjuciator vs. Wonder Woman and Zatanna in Washington, D.C.  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Judgment In Infinity"
 Chapter 1:  "Comes the Adjuciator"  (14 pages)
 Chapter 2:  "Horsemen Four"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Len Wein
Plotter:  Paul Levitz
Scripter:  Roy Thomas
Penciller:  Gene Colan
Inker:  Frank McLaughlin
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Wonder Woman (last appearance in PHANTOM ZONE #4)
Supporting Characters: Etta Candy, General Darnell
GS:  Atom, Batman, Black Canary (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #201), Elongated Man, Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #201), Zatanna (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #278; all appear, with Wonder Woman, as the Justice League of America; team appears between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #202 / 203), Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #217)
GA:  Dr. Fate, Dr. Mid-Nite, Hawkman of Earth-Two (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #197), Power Girl (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195), Green Lantern of Earth-Two, Huntress, Flash of Earth-Two (the Justice Society of America; last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #197), General Darnell
Cameo:  Wonder Girl, Lois Lane, Raven, Mera, Starfire, Batgirl, Madame Xanadu
Villains:  The Adjuciator, Famine, War, Plague, and Death (latter four the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"; first appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Wonder Woman encounters a strange giant being called the Adjuciator on a Washington, D.C. mall.  She learns, through her magic lasso, that he visits planets at the height of their civilization and then again centuries later, and, if they have become sufficiently decadent, he destroys them.  Earth is a conundrum to him, having survived its decadence and pollution for
decades, so he decides to judge the four Earths most closely bound to Earth-One...namely, Earth-One, Earth-Two, Earth-X, and a hitherto-unknown "Earth-I".  Wonder Woman has no power to stop the Adjuciator from departing, but she does summon a meeting of the Justice League (to which Superman invites Supergirl) to deal with the problem.  Black Canary goes to alert the Justice Society on Earth-Two.  Most of the JLA members leave to begin their own
methods of monitoring the globe for menaces.  But Zatanna remains behind with Wonder Woman, and uses her magic to take them to the place where the Adjuciator's first agent will strike.  The agent, one of the Adjuciator's version of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, is Famine, and strikes in India.  Though he inflicts terrible hunger on Wonder Woman and Zatanna, the two heroines fight back with magic and super-powers and repulse him.  The Adjuciator calls Famine back, and Wonder Woman and Zatanna wonder where he will strike next.

Wonder Woman No. 292
June 1982
Cover:  Wonder Woman, Huntress, Power Girl, Black Canary, and Death, and Supergirl and Phantom Lady fighting Nazi tanks  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Seven Against Oblivion"  (14 pages)
 Chapter II:  "'X' Marks the Spot"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Len Wein
Plotter:  Paul Levitz
Scripter:  Roy Thomas
Penciller:  Gene Colan
Inker:  Frank McLaughlin
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Wonder Woman
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #370; next appears in ACTION COMICS #531)
GS:  Supergirl, Phantom Lady (last appearance in CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE #2), Black Canary (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #204), Power Girl, Huntress, Madame Xanadu
Cameo:  Dr. Fate, Owlman, Superwoman
Villains:  Adjuciator, Plague, War (last appearance for last two)
Comment:  This story continues in next issue.
Synopsis:  On Earth-Two, Black Canary, Power Girl, and the Huntress fight and finally defeat Plague, the second Horseman, while Supergirl, Madame Xanadu, and Phantom Lady combine forces to beat War on Earth-X.

Wonder Woman No. 293
July 1982
Cover:  Adjuciator vs. Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl, Black Canary, Supergirl, Starfire, Raven, Huntress, and Power Girl  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano  (signed)
Story:  "Countdown To Chaos"  (14 pages)
 "A Judgment Rendered"  (11 pages)
Editor:  Len Wein
Plotters:  Paul Levitz and Marv Wolfman
Scripter:  Roy Thomas
Penciller:  Gene Colan
Inker:  Frank McLaughlin
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Wonder Woman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #202)
GS:  Wonder Girl, Raven, Starfire (last appearance for all in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series #20; all next appear in ACTION COMICS #532), Power Girl, Huntress, Madame Xanadu, Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #218), Phantom Lady (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #62), Zatanna (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #202)
Supporting Characters:  Paula, Queen Hippolyte, Amazons
Intro:  People of Earth-I, the Overseers (no appearance; name only mentioned; only appearance for all))
Villains:  Adjuciator, Death (last appearance for both)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  At Titans Tower, Raven collapses in agony, and Starfire and Wonder Girl take her to Paradise Island for treatment.  Queen Hippolyte reveals that the source of her pain is in another Earth, so the two Titan women travel to that world, named "Earth-I" because the inhabitants have become immortals and are ruled by pure intellect.  There they fight and defeat Death, the last of the Adjuciator's Four Horsemen, and with his recall Raven's pain is assuaged.  But the Titans and the other heroines involved in the four-Earth war are captured by the Adjuciator, who intends to save them as specimens of the four Earths he intends to destroy.  Wonder Woman escapes her prison and frees her allies, who are struck down by the Adjuciator's power.  As a last measure, the Amazon encircles him with the Magic Lasso, and asks him to think back to the time when he was first given his mission.  When he says that he was given the job of judging "unimportant planets" by an Overseer to keep him "out of mischief", he realizes that his thoughts will summon the
Overseers to reclaim him, which they do.  Zatanna teleports the heroines back to their proper Earths just in time.

Superman Family No. 218
May 1982
Cover:  Supergirl vs. harpies and Hecate (Sheree Hatcher)  //Ross Andru / Frank Giacoia  (signed)
Story:  "The Goddess From Hell"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  Milt Snapinn
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #293; next appears in SUPERMAN #373)
Supporting Characters:  Alan Ward, Marilyn Silver (both next appear in SUPERMAN #373)
Villains:  Hecate, Sheree Hatcher (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis:  When Sheree Hatcher, a rich, aging playgirl, invokes Hecate in a magic spell to bargain for her lost youth, Hecate promises her that and 100 years of added life if she can bring her Supergirl's soul.  Sheree is possessed by Hecate's spirit and has the Girl of Steel in trouble with her magic, until Supergirl remembers that deer are sacred to Hecate and that the goddess of darkness cannot stand the light.  Thus, she brings a deer with her and ignites magnesium powder with her heat vision, causing a flash that banishes Hecate from Sheree's body.  Ms. Hatcher has
also become an old hag for failing her mission.  Supergirl offers to help, if there is any way she can.

Superman No. 373
July 1982
Story:  "An Eye (and Ear) on the World"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Bob Rozakis
Artist:  John Calnan
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #47; next appears in ACTION COMICS #532)
GS:  Supergirl (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #218 / 219)
Supporting Characters:  Alan Ward, Marilyn Silver (both between SUPERMAN FAMILY #218 / 219), Herb Silver (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #216 / 219)
Intro:  An actor playing "Dr. Randolph Bridges" (only appearance)
Comment: This is a Private Life of Clark Kent story, but he appears as Superman therein.
Synopsis:  Clark Kent is talked by Linda Danvers into doing a cameo on Secret Hearts as himself.  When Clark hears an ambulance nearby being stuck in gridlock, he tries and apparently fails to
get Linda to change into Supergirl and free it.  Instead, he becomes Superman and does it himself.  Later, he demands to know why Supergirl didn't handle the crisis.  She tells him that she was asking him via super-ventriloquism to handle it for her.  Embarassed that he was not listening to her at the time, Clark apologizes.

Superman Family No. 219
June 1982
Cover:  Master Jailer vs. Supergirl  //Ross Andru / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story:  "Prison Bars Do Not a Cell Make"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  Todd Klein
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #373)
Supporting Characters:  Herb Silver, Marilyn Silver, Alan Ward (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN #373), Jeremy Kane, Henny Peters (last appearance)
Intro:  Dave, Mr. Donaldson, an actor (only appearance for all), a Supergirl robot (destroyed in this story)
Villain:  The Master Jailer (last appearance in issue #216)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  The Master Jailer accidentally discovers a device which can make Supergirl immaterial.  When he uses it, Linda Danvers does a short fade-out on the set of Secret Hearts.  She trails the energy to Carl Draper's apartment and sees a note challenging her to stop his attempted bank robbery on the next day.  Supergirl builds a Supergirl robot to battle the Master Jailer when he commits the robbery, even though he uses the energy-device that makes her immaterial and invisible.  But the pollution which makes it impossible for Superman's and Supergirl's robots to function very long slows the Supergirl robot, and the Jailer destroys it, accidentally smashing the
energy-device in the process.  Supergirl, as Linda Danvers, is trapped in a phantom state, and fears she may be a phantom forever.

Superman Family No. 220
July 1982
Cover:  Supergirl shrinking before the Master Jailer (and ending up in the Atom's uniform)  //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Battle Beneath the Brooklyn Bridge"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  Milt Snappinn
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  The Atom (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #533; next appears in FURY OF FIRESTORM #4)
Villains:  The Master Jailer, his robot (first appearance; destroyed in this story), Louie, Petey (first and only appearance for both)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl goes to Ivy University in her phantom state, seeking help from Ray Palmer, alias the Atom.  When Ray hangs up his uniform, invisible and intangible under normal means, for a shower, Supergirl, who can see the uniform in her phantom state, dons it, uses it to shrink her to a six-inch height, and becomes solid again.  She explains her problem to Ray, who deduces that
the Jailer has destabilized her molecules and restabilizes them himself with a ray-device of his own.  Supergirl returns to her normal state and height, gives Ray back his Atom uniform, and
goes back to New York.  She appears to locate the Master Jailer in a hideout in the Brooklyn Bridge, but her foe turns out to be a robot.

Superman Family No. 221
August 1982
Cover:  Supergirl drifting in space amidst images of the Master Jailer  //Gil Kane / Frank Giacoia  (signed)
Story:  "A Trip On the Light Fantastic"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Sal Trapani
Letterer:  Andy Kubert
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Marilyn Silver, Jeremy Kane
Intro:  Emily Finestein (only appearance)
Villain:  The Master Jailer (next appears in SUPERMAN #393)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl finally locates the real Master Jailer and battles him, but loses him when she must rescue a subway train he has endangered.  Later, she finds him again, but he converts her
into light-energy with a weapon he has devised and sends her into space.  But Supergirl manages to alter her course, sending herself into a space-warp that restores her to normalcy.  She
returns to Earth and captures the Jailer at last.

Superman Family No. 222
September 1982
Cover:  Supergirl and vignettes of Supergirl fighting crooks and stopping a runaway subway train  //Gil Kane / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story:  "Stop My Life--I Want To Get Out"  (14 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN #376)
GS:  Alan Ward (next appears in SUPERMAN #376), Jeremy Kane, Herb Silver, Marilyn Silver (last appearance for all)
Intro:  Murray Kramer, Mr. Johnstone, "Rachel", "Jack" (only appearance for all)
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  This story continues in SUPERMAN #376.
 This is the final issue of SUPERMAN FAMILY.
Synopsis:  Exhausted by the demands of her soap-opera actress career, and frustrated by her inability to find time to perform her duties as Supergirl, or even to sleep, Supergirl realizes
that she has to make a change, and decides to leave her actress career and return to college.

Superman No. 376
Oct. 1982
Story:  [untitled]  (6 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Todd Klein
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #222; next appears in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #1)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #53; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #287)
Supporting Character:  Alan Ward (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #222; last appearance)
Comment:  This story continues from SUPERMAN FAMILY #222 and continues in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #1.
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers gives Alan Ward her notice that she is quitting at the end of the week when her contract runs out.  Then she locates Superman and helps him deal with a tornado in Kansas.  While doing so, she informs him of her decision.  When he tries to convince her that she can juggle both careers as an actress and heroine, Supergirl tells him that she has not come to seek
his advice, only to tell him her decision.  Superman accepts the fact that Kara is an adult now.  She tells him that she is relocating to Chicago, and flies there.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 1
November 1982
Cover:  Supergirl  //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano  (signed)
Story:  "A Very Strange and Special Girl"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #376; origin retold in flashback)
Cameo appearances:  Zor-El, Allura Zor-El, Superman, Mrs. Hart, Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers (in flashback)
Supporting Characters:  Joan Raymond, Ida Berkowitz, John Ostrander (first appearance for all)
Intro: Mr. Wainwright (only appearance)
Villains: Psi (Gayle Marsh), Howard Pendergast (first appearance for both)
Comment:  John Ostrander is named after the future comics scripter.
 This story continues from SUPERMAN #376 and continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers relocates in Chicago, enrolls in Lake Shore University, and gets an apartment.  But, while at the campus, she has a chance encounter with Gayle Marsh, a psychic
with incredible powers, and both are repulsed by the might they detect in each other.  Gayle is being trained by a Svengali-type called Mr. Pendergast to wipe out the "decay" in their midst by
destroying Chicago.  When she attempts to do this, as the scantily-costumed Psi, she is opposed by Supergirl.  She initially defeats Supergirl, but, in a mental argument with Pendergast, is allowed not to kill her--not until she saps Supergirl's powers and adds them to her own.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 2
December 1982
Cover:  Supergirl vs. Psi; Lois Lane vignette  //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano
Story:  "Crisis Over Chicago"  (15 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters: Cheryl Delarye, Daryll Simmons (first appearance for both), John Ostrander, Joan Raymond
Villains:  Psi, Decay (Howard Pendergast; first appearance as Decay)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl exerts her powers and breaks free from Psi's psychic trap.  Then she fights back and begins winning over Psi, while arguing against Psi's aim and means of destroying Chicago to wipe out "decay".  Psi, in moral conflict, finally breaks off the battle and teleports away.  Later, Psi reports to Mr. Pendergast, who tries to kill her for her failure.  Psi blitzes
him with a mental bolt, which the mutant Pendergast soaks up like a sponge and uses to turn himself into a monstrous slime-being calling himself "Decay".

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 3
January 1983
Cover:  Supergirl vs. Decay; Lois Lane vignette  //Keith Giffen / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story:  "Decay Day"  (15 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #294)
Supporting Characters:  Dr. Barry Metzner (first appearance), John Ostrander, Joan Raymond
Intro:  Louie Trumbull (dies in this story)
Villains:  Decay (last appearance), Psi (last appearance), Lester Adams, One (first appearance for both)
Synopsis:  Decay shambles through Chicago, killing a derelict and causing carnage by his ability to reduce things to their component parts or original form.  Supergirl appears to battle him, but is almost defeated by his power.  However, Psi has turned against Pendergast, whom she realizes has been manipulating her for his own ends.  She appears at the battle, transforms Decay into Pendergast again, and vanishes from sight.

Legion of Super-Heroes No. 294
December 1982
Cover:  Darkseid and Saturn Girl, Phantom Girl, Wildfire, Shadow Lass, Sun Boy, Star Boy, Element Lad, Light Lass, Bouncing Boy, and Superboy  //Keith Giffen / Larry Mahlstedt (signed)
Story:  "Darkseid"  (41 pages)
Editors:  Laurie Sutton and Karen Berger
Co-plotter, writer:  Paul Levitz
Co-plotter, penciller:  Keith Giffen
Inker:  Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Characters:  Dawnstar, Wildfire, Star Boy, Phantom Girl, Cosmic Boy, Brainiac 5, Element Lad, Ultra Boy, Shadow Lass, Sun Boy, Invisible Kid II, Dream Girl, White Witch, Supergirl (rejoins the Legion in this story; last appearance in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #3; next chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #415), Blok, Light Lass, Chameleon Boy, Saturn Girl, Duo Damsel, Bouncing Boy, Colossal Boy, Shrinking Violet, Lightning Lad, Princess Projectra, Superboy, Karate Kid (the Legion of Super-Heroes)
GS:  Polar Boy, Fire Lad, Chlorophyll Kid, Stone Boy, Night Girl, Color Kid (the Legion of Substitute Heroes), Evolvo Lad, Life Lass, Duplicate Boy, Gas Girl (the Super-Heroes of Lallor),
Celebrand, Ornitho, Quantum Queen, Dartalg, Immorto, Ornitho, Psyche (the Wanderers), Dev-Em, Orion-clone (dies in this story), Highfather (last chronological appearance)
GA:  Thanagarians of the 30th Century
Villains:  Darkseid (next appears in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ANNUAL (first series) #3), Daxamites, Validus (first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #352), Guardian-clone, Shadow Kid-clone, villainess-clone (last appearance of all three)
Comments:  This story continues from the last issue, which did not feature Supergirl.
 Supergirl rejoins the Legion of Super-Heroes as an active member in this story.
 The flashback sequence in SUPERMAN #415, in which Supergirl loses her memory upon collision with a Kryptonite meteor and marries Salkor, probably takes place just after this story.
Synopsis:  Darkseid's army of the entire population of Daxam, mesmerized by his power, runs rampant throughout the universe, each of them with powers equivalent to Superman's.  The Legion calls in all of its members, including Superboy and reservist Supergirl, to battle the menace.  It also calls on the aid of Dev-Em, the Legion of Substitute Heroes, the Wanderers, and the Super-Heroes of Lallor.  Finally, Element Lad defeats the Daxamites by altering part of the atmosphere to lead, and the White Witch teleports them back to Daxam and removes Darkseid's
spell, with the help of the child who has rapidly evolved into Highfather.  Highfather converts Darkseid's dark Orion-clone into a duplicate of Orion himself, who fights Darkseid and is killed.
Highfather also empowers Superboy and Supergirl to lead the fight against Darkseid, which they wage valiantly.  But the villain's incredible power cannot be matched by the Legionnaires.  Just as
they are on the brink of defeat, the Daxamites approach Earth en masse, ready to attack Darkseid with powers even he cannot match.  Darkseid breaks off the battle, tells the Legionnaires they have won for the moment, and teleports away.
 In the aftermath, the White Witch joins the Legion, Light Lass quits, and Brainiac 5 tells Supergirl he is finally over his crush on her.  Kara, before she leaves for the 20th Century,
remarks that that is a pity, since she was beginning to notice how cute he was.

DC Comics Presents Annual No. 2
1983
Cover:  Superman and Superwoman  //Gil Kane (signed)
Story:  "The Last Secret Identity"
 Part 1: "The Superwoman of Metropolis" (23 pages)
 Part 2: "A Madman Loose In Time" (17 pages)
 Epilogue (1 page)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller:  Keith Pollard
Inkers:  Mike DeCarlo, Tod Smith
Letterer:  Todd Klein
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Characters:  Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #58; next appears in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #8 (2)), Superwoman (of Earth-One; Kristin Wells; first appearance and origin; previously appeared as a character in the novel Superman: Miracle Monday by Elliot S! Maggin; only appearance; an alternate-Earth Superwoman appears in ACTION COMICS #583; not to be confused with the Earth-Three Superwoman who first appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #29)
GS:  Linda Danvers (Supergirl; last chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #415; next appears in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #4)
GA: Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow (all appear, with Superman, as the Justice League of America), Robin
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (both next appear in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #8 (2)), Lana Lang, Morgan Edge, Alfred Pennyworth
Intro: Mr. Grandee, Sally Herman (only appearance for both)
Villain:  King Kosmos (first and only appearance)
Comments: Because of inconsistencies between the Superman comic stories and the stories told in Elliot S! Maggin's novels Superman: Last Son of Krypton and Superman: Miracle Monday, it is possible that the Kristin Wells portrayed in the latter novel is an alternate-Earth version of the character who becomes Superwoman.
 It is revealed that in the timeline Superwoman inhabits, Jimmy Olsen will become owner of the Daily Planet, will have two children named Clark and Lois Olsen, and will be the ancestor of
Superwoman herself.  Superwoman also reveals that, at some time, King Kosmos reappeared.
 This story takes place on March 12, 1983.
Synopsis: 29th Century history teacher Kristin Wells, who has already made a trip to meet Superman in the 20th Century, returns to that era to learn who was the Superwoman who appeared then to help the Man of Steel defeat an alien tyrant named King Kosmos, only to find that she herself has to become Superwoman.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 4
February 1983
Cover:  Supergirl noticing her reflection as Linda Danvers in river  //Keith Giffen / Mike DeCarlo (signed)
Story:  "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here"  (15 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Andy Kubert
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2)
GS:  John Ostrander, Ida Berkowitz, Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #206)
Cameo appearance: Hymie Berkowitz (in a photo; first appearance), James Cagney
Villains:  The Gang (Kong, Ms. Mesmer, Bulldozer, and Brains; first appearance for all),  Lester Adams
Comments:  This story continues in the next issue.
 Supergirl's new address is revealed to be 1537 West Fargo Avenue in the Rogers Park section of Chicago.
Synopsis:  Supergirl encounters The Gang, a group of four super-powered costumed mercenaries, while the latter are robbing the Aerospace Technologies Show of a satellite.  Ms. Mesmer, one of
the Gang members, hypnotizes Supergirl into immobility long enough for them to make a getaway.  She also plants a post-hypnotic suggestion in Supergirl's mind that will trigger something she fears when she sees her reflection, if she and the Gang meet again.  Supergirl's house-neighbor John Ostrander is unwittingly the messenger who is to deliver payment for the
robbery to the Gang, who have given the satellite to Lester Adams, but Ostrander has passed on the messenger gig in order to audition for a play.  When the Gang confront Ostrander, Supergirl
is on hand to battle them.  Then she sees her reflection in a window, but as the face of Linda Danvers.  Thinking she may have revealed her secret identity, she flies away.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 5
March 1983
Cover:  Supergirl  //Ed Hannigan / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Fear Times Four"  (15 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers (both appear next in issue #13), John Ostrander, Ida Berkowitz, Joan Raymond, Cheryl Delarye, Daryll Simmons
Intro:  Roland Wilson, Dennis (only appearance for both)
Villains:  The Gang (Bulldozer, Kong, Ms. Mesmer (last appearance for all), Brains), Lester Adams
Comment:  This story continues in part in next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl confers with her parents, who confirm to her that she was only hallucinating when she thought her secret identity was revealed.  The Gang forces John Ostrander to take them to the theater where he auditioned and accidentally left their pay envelope.  While there, Ms. Mesmer is shot in the arm by a guard.  Supergirl, fighting off Ms. Mesmer's spell, shows up to battle the Gang, captures all but Brains, and gets Ms. Mesmer to release her from her hypnotic spell in return for a trip to the hospital.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 6
April 1983
Cover:  Supergirl vs. Matrix-Prime at O'Hare Airport  //Gil Kane
Story:  "Battleground O'Hare"  (15 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Adam Kubert
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Dr. Barry Metzner, Ida Berkowitz, John Ostrander, Joan
Raymond
Intro:  Streaky II (a cat)
Villains:  Matrix-Prime (first appearance), the Council (behind the scenes; first appearance), Brains
Comment:  This story continues in next issue, and takes place one day after the last issue.
Synopsis:  Matrix-Prime, a giant super-robot loaded with drone-robots inside its body, emerges from Lake Michigan, steals a large box from a hangar at O'Hare Airport, and battles Supergirl.
The Girl of Steel allows the robot to escape, so that she may follow him to his home base in an air-filled dome on the bottom of the lake.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 7
May 1983
Cover:  Supergirl breaking into the Council's hideout  //Paris Cullins / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "This Meeting Will Come To Disorder"  (15 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Negative Woman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #52)
Supporting Characters:  Cheryl Delarye, Daryll Simmons
Intro:  Dizzy Gillespie and Dave Brubeck of Earth-One (cameo), Jake Heller (only appearance)
Villains:  Lester Adams (dies in this story), the Council (including Dr. Kensington (name revealed next issue), the Chairman (first appearance), Matrix-Prime, Brains (all next appear in issue #10), Reactron (no actual appearance; blast only seen; first actual appearance in next issue)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  While Supergirl penetrates the Council's underwater installation, Lester Adams is tried by his fellow Council members via a teleconference hookup, judged guilty of failure in his part
of their mission to steal components for a communications-controlling satellite, and is killed.  Supergirl defeats the Council minions, Matrix-Prime, and Brains, and finds Adams's body, but has no idea who killed him.  Later, at a jazz concert in Grant Park, Linda Danvers sees a blast of energy stab down at a trenchcoated figure, revealing her as Negative Woman.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 8
June 1982
Cover:  Reactron fighting New Doom Patrol as Supergirl looks on //Gil Kane (signed)
Story:  "Stand-Ins For Supergirl"  (15 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Robotman, Negative Woman, Tempest, Celsius (the new Doom Patrol)
Supporting Characters:  Daryll Simmons, Cheryl Delarye, Joan Raymond, Philip Decker (first appearance)
Intro:  Prof. Horace Weintraub, Dr. Jack Tucker (only appearance for both), a guard (dies in this story)
Villains:  Reactron (Ben Krullen; first actual appearance), Dr. Kensington (last appearance)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Reactron, an atomic-powered foe of the Doom Patrol, is lured into the open by the Patrol's gambit of offering Negative Woman as "bait."  When the battle between the DP and Reactron begins, Linda Danvers is shooed away from the scene by Tempest, who has no idea she is Supergirl.  Cheryl and Daryll, who have accompanied her to the park, take her back home, and Linda must settle for watching the inconclusive battle with her super-vision.  Later, Reactron appears on the Lake Shore University campus, drawn by the emanations of a secret experimental nuclear reactor, and Supergirl appears to confront him.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 9
July 1983
Cover:  Supergirl vs. Reactron; vignettes of Celsius, Robotman, Tempest, and Negative Woman  //Gil Kane (signed)
Story:  "Re-Enter:  Reactron"  (15 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Phil Felix
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Tempest (origin revealed in flashback, his first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance after flashback in SHOWCASE #94), Negative Woman, Celsius, Robotman (the new Doom Patrol)
Villain:  Reactron (possibly dies in this story)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  The Doom Patrol tracks down Reactron and aids Supergirl in her battle with the villain.  While Reactron is imprisoned in lead for a time, Tempest explains that their enemy
is really Sgt. Ben Krullen, a foe of his from a tour of duty in Viet Nam.  Tempest first manifested his mutant powers to stop Krullen from massacreing civilians in Viet Nam, and then deserted, fearful of his new abilities.  He also explains that Krullen was irradiated during bomb tests conducted on the Army in the 1950's, and was turned into Reactron by the Council.  Reactron breaks free of the lead imprisoning him, absorbs all the radioactivity in the experimental reactor, and blasts Supergirl.  She manages to create a wind-funnel that draws him into the upper
atmosphere, where he explodes from radiation overload.  But Supergirl crashes to the ground unconscious, and Robotman tells his teammates that his sensors detect an unknown radiation
Supergirl has absorbed from Reactron, which is killing her.
 

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 10
August 1983
Cover:  Professor Drake with tiny Supergirl clones  //Ed Hannigan / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Radiation-Fever"  (15 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Andy Kubert
Colorist:  Tom Zuiko
GA:  Robotman, Celsius (both next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5), Tempest, Negative Woman (both next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9; the new Doom Patrol; in flashback)
Supporting Characters: Joan Raymond, John Ostrander, Lt. Gabe Peters (first appearance; first name revealed in issue #12), Streaky II, Philip Decker
Intro: Officer Martin (only appearance)
Villains:  Professor Drake, six tiny Supergirl clones (first appearance for all), the Chairman, the Council (behind the scenes), Matrix-Prime, Brains (last appearance for both in issue #7; both next appear in issue #17; Brains is merged mentally with Matrix-Prime)
Comment:  This story continues in next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl is still adversely affected by the radiation she absorbed from Reactron.  On top of that, she has made an enemy in the vigilante-hating police Lieutenant Peters.  At the
same time, the Chairman of the Council contacts Professor Drake, one of the Council members, who has developed a form of cloning.  They dispatch Matrix-Prime, who defeats Supergirl in battle and brings her, a captive, to Drake's laboratory.  He immerses her in a bath of chemicals that causes twelve-inch-high clones of Supergirl to form, all of them under his command.  However, he tells Supergirl that she will not survive the cloning process.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 11
September 1983
Cover:  Supergirl vs. the Supergirl-clones //Gil Kane (signed)
Story:  "A Dark and Frozen Purgatory"  (15 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Milt Snapinn
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Supergirl
Cameo:  Jor-El and Lara (as statues)
Villains:  The Chairman, Prof. Drake, the Council's minions, six tiny Supergirl-clones
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
 The cover incorrectly depicts nine clones of Supergirl.  Only six were created.
Synopsis:  Supergirl manages to survive the cloning process by breaking out of the cloning chamber in time.  Her powers have been severely drained by the cloning and by Reactron's radiation treatment, but she manages to battle her way out of Drake's laboratory and heads for the Fortress of Solitude.  Drake, under the Chairman's supervision, sends the six little Supergirl clones
after her.  Since Supergirl is not up to par, the sextet of clones defeat her, and begin dragging her toward the disintegration pit.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 12
October 1983
Cover:  Supergirl vs. tiny Supergirl clones  //Gil Kane (signed)
Story:  "Guess Who's About To Die"  (15 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #300)
Supporting Characters:  Ida Berkowitz, Lt. Gabe Peters
Villains:  Prof. Drake (dies in this story), the Chairman, the Council's minions (last appearance for all),  the six Supergirl clones, Party For Social Reform (first appearance)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
 Next issue's adventure begins only a few days after this one, during which time Supergirl goes to the 30th Century and has several adventures with the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Synopsis:  Supergirl manages to stop herself from falling to the bottom of the disintegration pit by digging her fingers into the side wall of the pit.  The fumes she inhales from the pit clear up her radiation sickness and chemical poisoning, and she emerges from the pit more than a match for the little clones.  She finally manages to remove their powers by exposing them to Gold Kryptonite.  The Chairman, seeing her victory on a monitor, kills Professor Drake for his failure.

Legion of Super-Heroes No. 300
June 1983
Cover:  Supergirl, Invisible Kid II, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Superboy, Sun Boy, White Witch, Karate Kid, Princess Projectra, Timber Wolf, Phantom Girl, Blok, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy,
Dream Girl, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Ultra Boy, Wildfire, Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Element Lad, Duo Damsel, Bouncing Boy, Shadow Lass, and Proty II taking their
picture  //various artists
Story:  "The Future Is Forever"  (55 pages)
Editor:  Karen Berger
Co-plotter, writer:  Paul Levitz
Co-plotter:  Keith Giffen
Pencillers:  Keith Giffen (pages 1-5, 12, 18-20, 26, 27, 33, 34, 41, 42, 48-55)
 Kurt Schaffenberger (pages 6-11)
 Howard Bender (pages 13-17)
 Curt Swan (pages 21-25)
 Dave Cockrum (pages 28-32)
 James Sherman (pages 35-40)
 Joe Staton (pages 43-47)
Inkers:  Larry Mahlstedt (pages 1-5, 12, 18-20, 26, 27, 33, 34, 41, 42, 48-55)
 Kurt Schaffenberger  (pages 6-11)
 Frank Giacoia (pages 13-17)
 Dan Adkins (pages 21-25)
 Dave Cockrum (pages 28-32)
 James Sherman (pages 35-40)
 Dick Giordano (pages 43-47)
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Characters:  Superboy, Supergirl (last appearance in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #12), Element Lad, Phantom Girl, Ultra Boy, Colossal Boy, Invisible Kid II, Wildfire, Brainiac 5, Karate Kid, Princess Projectra, Chameleon Boy, Star Boy, Dream Girl, Blok, Shadow Lass, Mon-El, Dawnstar, Timber Wolf, Bouncing Boy, Duo Damsel, Sun Boy, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Kid Psycho (the Legion of Super-Heroes)
Supporting Characters:  Rond Vidar, Circada Senius, R. J. Brande, Shvaughn Erin, Pete Ross
GA:  Infectious Lass, Polar Boy, Porcupine Pete, Night Girl, Chlorophyll Kid, Color Kid, Fire Lad, Stone Boy (the Legion of Substitute Heroes), Duplicate Boy, Gas Girl, Evolvo Lad (the Super-Heroes of Lallor),   Batman, Spider-Man, Elastic Lad, Lightning Lass, Matter-Eater Lad, the Wanderers
Intro:  Douglas Nolan (Ferro Lad II), Queeg
Cameo:  Lex Luthor, Pete Ross, Lana Lang, Invisible Kid, Computo, Lightning Lord, Saturn Woman, Cosmic King, Persuader, Validus, Emerald Empress, Mano, Tharok, Ferro Lad, Chemical King, Mordru, Dark Man (in Douglas Nolan's visions), Batman, Spider-Man, Garfield
Villains:  The Khunds
Synopsis:  The whole Legion of Super-Heroes assembles for an anniversary ceremony, but not before Mon-El and Shadow Lass destroy a giant Khund spaceship in humanoid form and Brainiac 5 and Rond Vidar cure the psychosis of Douglas Nolan, brother of the late Ferro Lad, by allowing him to physically escape into an alternate time-line in which he replaces his dead brother in the
Legion.

Legion of Super-Heroes No. 301
July 1983
Cover:  Element Lad, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, White Witch, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, and Timber Wolf (echo of cover of ADVENTURE COMICS #300)  //Keith Giffen / Larry Mahlstedt (signed)
Story:  "Different Paths, Different Dooms"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Karen Berger
Co-plotter, writer:  Paul Levitz
Co-plotter, penciller:  Keith Giffen
Inker:  Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Characters:  Chameleon Boy, Saturn Girl, Sun Boy, Star Boy, Lightning Lad, Supergirl, Ultra Boy, Brainiac 5, Timber Wolf, Colossal Boy, Dream Girl, Shrinking Violet, Blok, Karate Kid
Supporting Characters:  R.J. Brande, Proty II, Shvaughn Erin, Gi Gi Cusimano (first appearance)
Intro:  S'k'den, Ishkindru
Villains:  Ontiir,  a tribe of Durlans (including First and Second Speaker; first and only appearance)
Comment:  This story continues in part in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Chameleon Boy and R.J. Brande go to Durla, where Chameleon Boy's powers are restored in a temple.  Karate Kid announces his upcoming wedding to Princess Projectra.

Legion of Super-Heroes No. 302
August 1983
Cover:  Lightning Lad vs. Lightning Lord  //Keith Giffen / Larry Mahlstadt (signed)
Story:  "Family Matters"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Karen Berger
Co-plotter, writer:  Paul Levitz
Co-plotter, penciller:  Keith Giffen
Inker:  Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Characters:  Timber Wolf, Blok, Dawnstar, Shadow Lass, Element Lad, Supergirl, Brainiac 5, Colossal Boy, Shrinking Violet, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Dream Girl, Ultra Boy, Mon-El, Star Boy, White Witch, Cosmic Boy, Wildfire
Supporting Characters:  Gi Gi Cusimano, Dr. Gym'll (first appearance)
Intro:  C'Freet (only appearance)
Villains:  Lightning Lord, Emerald Empress, Ontiir
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Lightning Lord seeks out the Legion and battles them, trying to find Light Lass, his sister, so he can offer some guidance to her after her leaving the Legion.  But Lightning Lad,
saying he has lost whatever privileges he has with her, fights his brother and defeats him.  Meanwhile, Ontiir suckers Supergirl, Brainiac 5, and several other Legionnaires into a chamber where they are blasted unconscious by the Emerald Empress's Eye.

Legion of Super-Heroes No. 303
September 1983
Cover:  Brainiac 5, Supergirl, Colossal Boy, and Shrinking Violet trapped in Emerald Eye held in the hand of the Emerald Empress //Larry Mahlstedt (signed)
Story:  "Those Emerald Eyes Are Shining"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Karen Berger
Co-plotter, writer:  Paul Levitz
Co-plotter, penciller:  Keith Giffen
Inker:  Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Characters:  Sun Boy, Colossal Boy, Shrinking Violet, Brainiac 5, Supergirl (next appears in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ANNUAL #2), Bouncing Boy, Duo Damsel, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Timber Wolf, Blok, Dawnstar, Phantom Girl, Invisible Kid II, Shadow Lass, Dream Girl, Mon-El, Star Boy, Wildfire, Ultra Boy, Karate Kid, Princess Projectra
Supporting Characters:  Gi Gi Cusimano, Chief Zendak, Marta Allon
Villains:  Emerald Empress, Ontiir, Dark Circle
Comment:  This story continues in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ANNUAL #2.
Synopsis:  The Emerald Empress has taken command of Weber's World and is steering it on a collision course with the United Planets'  main fleet base.  But the Legionnaires break free, and Brainiac 5 directs Supergirl in a manuver that bounces the planet out of its deadly course.  The heroes finally defeat the Empress.  Later, Brainiac 5 tells Supergirl why his thinking has been so muddy lately:  she's too distracting to him.

Legion of Super-Heroes Annual No. 2
1983
Cover:  Princess Projectra kissing Karate Kid at their wedding, with Colossal Boy, Blok, Brainiac 5, White Witch, Chameleon Boy, Wildfire, Shadow Lass, and other Legionnaires in attendance
//Keith Giffen / Larry Mahlstadt (signed)
Story:  "Whatever Gods There Be"  (41 pages)
Editor:  Karen Berger
Co-plotter, writer:  Paul Levitz
Co-plotter:  Keith Giffen
Artist:  Dave Gibbons
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Characters:  Karate Kid, Queen Projectra (both marry and leave the Legion in this story), Cosmic Boy, Ultra Boy, Dream Girl, White Witch, Star Boy, Timber Wolf, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Blok, Invisible Kid II, Phantom Girl, Dawnstar, Supergirl (next appears in SUPERGIRL #13), Brainiac 5, Sun Boy, Wildfire, Colossal Boy, Mon-El, Shrinking Violet, Superboy, Chameleon Boy, Bouncing Boy, Duo Damsel, Element Lad
Supporting Characters:  R. J. Brande, Shvaughn Erin
Villains:  Durlans impersonating Zeus, Mercury, Poseidon, Hercules, Hephaestus, and other Greek gods (first and only appearance for all)
Comment:  This story continues from LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #303 and continues in Legion of Super-Heroes #304, which does not include Supergirl.
Synopsis:  When Superboy emerges in the 30th Century on Orando to attend the wedding of Karate Kid and Queen Projectra, the shock waves from his passing throw a contingent of Legionnaires into the 2nd Century B.C.  There they meet a group of Durlans masquerading as the Greek gods and simulating their powers.  The Legionnaires fight off the Durlans and force them to return to space.  Chameleon Boy tracks down the Legionnaires and gets them back to the 30th Century in time for the wedding.

Supergirl No. 13
November 1983
Cover:  Supergirl with American flag on the moon  //Ed Hannigan / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Echoes of Times Gone By"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ANNUAL #2)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #65; next appears in ACTION COMICS #551)
Supporting Characters: Fred Danvers, Edna Danvers (last appearance of both in issue #5; last appearance for both; in flashback), Joan Raymond, Ida Berkowitz (origin revealed in flashback), John Ostrander, Cheryl Delarye, Phil Decker
Cameo appearances: Hymie Berkowitz (in a photo), Reactron (in flashback)
Villains:  Blackstarr (Rachel Berkowitz; first appearance), Byron (first and only appearance), Party For Social Reform, the six tiny Supergirl clones (appear next, as a merged Supergirl clone, in issue #19)
Comments:  Title becomes SUPERGIRL on logo with this issue, though the indicia calls it DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL for this issue only.
 Supergirl changes her costume in this story.
 Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl alters her costume along the lines of a design created by her foster-mother, Edna Danvers.  Later, she displays her new costume to Superman in the Fortress of Solitude,
recounts her recent adventures, and shows him the six tiny Supergirl clones she has placed under a stasis field.  Later, she learns that Mrs. Berkowitz is frightened by a swastika painted on her door by the neo-Nazi group, the Party For Social Reform.  Linda attends a rally at which the group's
leader, a woman named Blackstarr, preaches anti-Semitism.  When a riot breaks out, incited by the mock beating of one of the party members who posed as a Jew, Supergirl intervenes and orders Blackstarr to retreat.  Blackstarr instead focuses cosmic powers under her control at Supergirl, knocking her flat.

Supergirl No. 14
December 1983
Cover:  Blackstarr vs. Supergirl  //Gil Kane (signed)
Story:  "Star Light, Star Bright, Blackstarr Rises Tonight"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Ida Berkowitz, Phil Decker, Joan Raymond, Lt. Gabe Peters
Cameo:  Hymie Berkowitz (in photograph)
Intro:  Rabbi Nathan Zuber (only appearance)
Villains:  Blackstarr, Party For Social Reform
Comment:  This story continues in next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl battles Blackstarr, whose powers are derived, she says, from comprehension of the Unified Field Theory and include control of gravity, energy, and even black holes. Blackstarr teleports away with a space-warp.  Later, Linda Danvers hears Ida Berkowitz say that she believes Blackstarr could be her daughter Rachel, though Rachel would be over 50 years old by now.  After Blackstarr's neo-Nazi followers firebomb a synagogue, from which Supergirl rescues a rabbi, the Girl of Steel again engages Blackstarr in combat.  The fight is reported on radio, which reaches Ida's ears.  She goes to the battle site and calls Blackstarr "Rachel", and Blackstarr turns to Ida and says, "Momma?"

Supergirl No. 15
January 1984
Cover:  Ida Berkowitz, Supergirl, and Blackstarr  //Carmine Infantino / Bob Oskner (signed)
Story:  "Starrfall"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Andy Kubert
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Ida Berkowitz (origin revealed in flashback), John Ostrander, Cheryl Delarye (last appearance for both), Phil Decker, Dr. Barry Metzner
Other Character: Hymie Berkowitz (first actual appearance; in flashback; dies in this story)
Intro:  Jackson Burroughs (name only mentioned)
Villains:  Blackstarr (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #86), Party For Social Reform (last appearance), Nazis (in flashback)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Blackstarr has a brief reunion with Ida Berkowitz and confirms that she is really her long-lost daughter.  Supergirl resumes her fight with Blackstarr, despite Ida's objections, and
the villainess warps away, promising a rematch.  Later, at home, Ida recounts to Linda Danvers how she, her husband, and her daughter Rachel were taken into a German concentration camp,
where her husband was killed and Rachel taken away from her.  The next day, while Linda is away, Rachel kidnaps Ida and tells her that she curried favor with the commandant of their camp, who became her foster father under an alias after the war.  Rachel, a brilliant student, understood the Unified Field Theory and used it to give herself the powers of Blackstarr.  But her association
with the camp commandant turned her against her heritage, towards Nazism.  Supergirl tracks down Blackstarr and engages her in battle again, with the villainess teleporting them both to the
center of the universe.  Blackstarr overuses her gravitic power against Supergirl and is torn apart between two black holes.  Later, Supergirl returns to Earth, and shows herself to Ida before flying off.

Supergirl No. 16
February 1984
Cover:  Ambush Bug sitting amidst pictures of Supergirl and Superman  //Keith Giffen / Bob Oskner (signed)
Story:  "Bug-Out"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Andy Kubert
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Ambush Bug (last seen in DC COMICS PRESENTS #59; next appears in ACTION COMICS #560)
Supporting Characters:  Phil Decker, Gabe Peters, Joan Raymond, Dr. Barry Metzner
Intro:  Miles Trovinskonov, Bill, Christine (only appearance for all)
Villain: The Bandit (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:  Ambush Bug breaks jail in Illinois and decides to become a super-hero, heading for Chicago.  At the same time, a thief called the Bandit, who specializes in stealing instruments
belonging to famed musicians, makes off with a Stradivarius violin belonging to one Miles Trovisnskonov, who refuses to play in Phil Decker's orchestra unless it is brought back.  Ambush Bug encounters Supergirl and thinks that she is really Superman fallen victim to a diabolical sex change.  Supergirl heads on his trail, and the Bug eventually teleports into the Bandit's hideout.  Supergirl captures both the Bug and the Bandit.  As the Bug is led away, he whispers to Supergirl, now changed to Linda Danvers, that he knows her secret identity but will not betray
her.

Supergirl No. 17
March 1984
Cover:  Car crashing into Supergirl  //Carmine Infantino / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Publish and Perish"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Todd Klein
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Dr. Barry Metzner, Joan Raymond
Intro:  Jackson Burroughs, Barney, Monty, Butler
Villains:  Matrix-Prime (last appearance in issue #10; possibly destroyed in this story), Brains (last appearance in issue #10; last appearance), Jackson Burroughs, Barney, Monty, Butler (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  Jackson Burroughs, an international businessman with a criminal reputation, kidnaps Dr. Barry Metzner for writing a psychological biography of him, as yet unpublished.  Burroughs
later explains that Metzner has discovered he is working with two rival criminal gangs, and neither is supposed to know about the other, so he gives Metzner the choice:  revise the biography to hide this, or have them revise it, and get killed.  Metzner is forced to reveal that Linda Danvers is retyping the manuscript.  When Linda discovers Burroughs's hirelings in her room, she trails Metzner and the thugs, fights off Matrix-Prime, and eventually rescues Metzner and captures Burroughs.

Supergirl No. 18
April 1984
Cover:  Supergirl vs. Kraken  //Howard Bender / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Call Me--Kraken"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Nansi Hoolahan
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Character:  Gabe Peters (last appearance)
Intro:  Captain Ginz and the crew of the Siren Song, Mr. Hogwilder and employees of the Houston Oil Company
Villains: Kraken,  Jackie and another thief (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  An alien named Kraken from another dimension entered Earth-One's dimension years ago, tried to conquer Argo City, and was repulsed, almost at the cost of his life.  When he returned, years later, he found Argo City depopulated, but vowed to trail its last survivor and gain revenge.  Since Supergirl is the last survivor of Argo City on Earth, Kraken appears, claims magical powers, and causes waterspouts that paralyze boats, ships, and planes over the ocean.  Supergirl does battle with Kraken, discovers his "magic" is really the product of superscientific
gimmicks in his belt and bracelets, and melts them with her heat-vision.  With his weaponry destroyed, Kraken is easily subdued.

Supergirl No. 19
May 1984
Cover:  Supergirl confronting Supergirl-clone  //Eduardo Barretto / Bob Oskner (signed)
Story:  "Who Stole Supergirl's Life?"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Nansi Hoolahan
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in ACTION COMICS #555)
Intro:  A Supergirl-clone (formerly the six tiny Supergirl clones, now merged into one; last appearance in issue #13)
Supporting Characters:  Joan Raymond, Phil Decker, children at Midvale Orphanage (last appearance)
Villains: Various crooks and muggers (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis:  The six tiny Supergirl clones, their powers removed by Gold Kryptonite, merge into one full-sized Supergirl clone by mutual consent.  The clone then uses her mental powers to place a block on Supergirl's memories of her Linda Danvers identity, and uses a rocket in the Fortress of Solitude to travel to Chicago and take over Linda's life herself.  At the same time, the clone
loses the memory of her clone-identity, and really believes she is Linda Danvers and Supergirl.  This causes emotional and mental distress to her when she realizes she has no powers, and she thinks that the Supergirl she sees on TV news reports is really an impostor who has stolen her super-abilities.  Eventually, the real Supergirl does detective work and discovers the truth, which
restores her own memory.  She then confronts "Linda", who remembers her own origins.  The Linda clone breaks down in tears, and Supergirl, comforting her, says that they can find a new
identity for her, and a place somewhere else in the world for her.

Action Comics No. 555
May 1994
Cover:  Parasite menacing Supergirl and Superman //Eduardo Barretto / Bob Oskner (signed)
Story:  "Reunion"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Dave Hunt
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #70; next appears in SUPERGIRL #20)
GS:  Supergirl (between SUPERGIRL #19 / 20)
Supporting Characters:  Lana Lang, Morgan Edge, Josh Coyle
Intro:  "Bad" Anthony
Villain:  The Parasite (next appears in issue #578)
Comment:  This story crosses over with and continues in SUPERGIRL #20.
 This issue marks the 25th anniversary of Supergirl's first appearance, in ACTION COMICS #252.
Synopsis:  The Parasite returns to Earth, battles Superman, saps his powers, and traps him in an airtight prison with only four minutes worth of breathable air.  But Superman uses the super-
hard lenses of his glasses to cut through the side of the prison, breaks out, and hypnotizes the Parasite into restoring his super-powers.  When he does so, Superman knocks out the Parasite and imprisons him.  Then he goes to keep an important appointment with Supergirl.

Supergirl No. 20
June 1984
Cover:  Supergirl, Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman, Changeling, Aqualad, Starfire, Cyborg  //Carmine Infantino / Bob Oskner  (signed)
Story:  "Celebration"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Rod Ollerenshaw
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #555)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #555; next appears in SUPERMAN #396)
GA:  Green Lantern, Flash, Hawkman, Wonder Woman, Atom, Firestorm, Red Tornado, Black Canary, Aquaman, Elongated Man, Zatanna, Green Arrow (with Superman, the Justice League of
America), Terra, Wonder Girl, Cyborg, Starfire, Changeling (the New Teen Titans; last appearance for all in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #300; all next appear in TALES OF THE NEW TEEN TITANS #42)
Supporting Characters: Joan Raymond, Phil Decker
Intro:  Rick and Chet (two helicopter pilots)
Villain: A Parasite clone (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comments:  This story crosses over with and continues from ACTION COMICS #555.
 This story takes place on May 19, the anniversary of Supergirl's arrival on Earth, and establishes the time of that landing as 12:17 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.
Synopsis:  Supergirl finds her powers failing her, and soon is engaged in a battle with a clone of the Parasite, who steals her powers and imprisons her in a cell with four minutes of air left.  But Supergirl cuts free of her cell with a comb made of Kryptonian metal, confronts the Parasite clone, who has divested himself of his stolen powers (and, unwittingly, restored them to Supergirl), and watches her foe collapse into protoplasmic slime when his short life-span runs out.  Since the Parasite had been defeated and neutralized by Superman before the clone's power-
transmission was effected, the original Parasite was unable to receive Supergirl's powers.  Later, Superman escorts her to a surprise ceremony commemorating the anniversary of her arrival on
Earth.  The Justice League of America and Teen Titans are on hand for the occasion, and a statue of Supergirl is erected over the spot where she landed on Earth in her rocket so many years ago.
Thanks to Hawkman's Thanagarian technology, the statue floats in a fixed position above the ground.

Supergirl No. 21
July 1984
Cover:  Superman and Supergirl in between aliens' weapons and the Kryptonite Man's hands  //Eduardo Barretto / Bob Oskner (signed)
Story:  "Curse of the Kryptonite-Man"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Artist:  Eduardo Barretto
Letterer:  Milton Snapinn
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Supergirl
GS:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #397; next appears in ACTION COMICS #557)
Villains:  Kryptonite Man, Lord Sed, Commander Dun and other Seeders (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN #397; all die in this story), a gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment:  Story continues from SUPERMAN #397.
Synopsis:  When Supergirl is attacked by alien spacecraft which streak off afterward, she trails them to Metropolis, where Superman is fighting the Kryptonite Man, a powerful Kryptonian
primitive whose body radiates Kryptonite energy.  The spacecraft are piloted by the Seeders, an alien race whose commander, Lord Sed, has lost a hand in battle with the Kryptonite Man.  The
Kryptonite Man mistakenly thinks that Superman and his kind destroyed Krypton, but, when he is attacked by the Seeders, he breaks off combat to attack the aliens.  Supergirl and Superman
battle both Seeders and Kryptonite Man, but the latter two parties eventually destroy each other.

Supergirl No. 22
August 1984
Cover:  Supergirl and mutated Barry Metzner  //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story:  "I Have Seen the Future, and It Is Me"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Supergirl
Supporting Characters: Phil Decker, Joan Raymond
Intro:  Tessie, Alice, Harry, Natalie (only appearance for all)
Villain:  Dr. Barry Metzner (mutated into a future-man in this story)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  After a blackout in Chicago, Dr. Barry Metzner awakes and discovers a tape recorder under his bed, of which he had no memory, playing a message in his voice urging him to forget the past and only concentrate on the present.  Metzner's suppressed memories begin to surface, and he is physically transmuted into a hyper-evolved futuristic man with incredible psychokinetic powers.  The future-Metzner lashes out with his psychic might, causing devastation but harming no people.  When Supergirl arrives on the scene, he causes her to be enveloped in flames from a wrecked car.

Supergirl No. 23
September 1984
Cover:  Supergirl vs. mutated Dr. Barry Metzner //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story:  "The Future Begins Today"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in TALES OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #314)
Supporting Characters:  Dick Malverne (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #393; last appearance), Joan Raymond, Ida Berkowitz, Phil Decker (last appearance for all)
Villain:  Dr. Barry Metzner (as a mutated man; last appearance)
Comment:  This is the last issue of SUPERGIRL.
Synopsis:  Supergirl attempts to engage the futuristic Barry Metzner in battle, only to find him able to become intangible.  He teleports away to a laboratory somewhere in Lincoln Park and
remembers his origin:  a young Barry Metzner created an evolution machine to unlock the potential of his mind by turning him into a future man.  But the results frightened him, and he reversed the process just in time, restoring himself to normal.  Still, the futuristic mutant within him strove for supremacy, and only by forgetting the incident through self-hypnosis could Metzner suppress his mutated self.  Now it dominates him.  The mutant later projects a huge image of himself above Chicago and declares himself the ruler of the city, but Supergirl appears and battles him.  During the course of the fight, she detects Metzner's heartbeat within him and deduces that Metzner is the mutant.  Supergirl talks to the mutant, urging that portion of him which is Metzner to take control again, and then deceives him into thinking he has destroyed her with a mental blast.  The anguish of guilt causes the mutant to revert to Dr. Metzner again, and
Supergirl reappears.  A grateful, normalized Metzner tells her that he is firmly in control of his other self.  She informs him that he will still have to do some explaining to the law.
 Later, Linda Danvers is surprised by a visit from an old friend, Dick Malverne.

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes No. 314
August 1984
Cover:  White Witch watching Supergirl, Sun Boy, Brainiac 5, Science Policeman and Ontiir in a crystal ball  //Larry Mahlstedt / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "The Trial of Ontiir"  (15 pages)
Editor:  Karen Berger
Co-plotter, writer:  Paul Levitz
Co-plotter:  Keith Giffen
Penciller:  Terry Shoemaker
Inker:  Karl Kesel
Letterer:  Adam Kubert
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Characters:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERGIRL #23), Sun Boy, Brainiac 5, Invisible Kid II, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl (the Legion of Super-Heroes)
GS:  Invisible Kid I
Supporting Characters:  Kimball Zendak, Francine Fouccart, Daneille Foucart, Relnic
Villains:  Ontiir, Dark Circle (Golgoth named in this story)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue (which did not include Supergirl) and continues  in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Ontiir, at his trial, pleads guilty to infiltrating Earth on behalf of the Dark Circle, as he was ordered--by, he claims, the Science Police.  When Chief Zendak of the SP denies that claim, Ontiir signals a Dark Circle ship to pick him up, which it does, coming right through the side of the planet.  The Legionnaires on duty rescue the jury, spectators, guards, and judge, but cannot stop Ontiir's escape.  Supergirl, Sun Boy, and Brainiac 5 take off to bring him back.  Later, Ontiir tells the Dark Circle members that he is really a double agent working for them, and they do not know what to make of him, either.  Finally, on Earth, Invisible Kid II visits Invisible Kid I, who repeats that he doesn't want to join the Legion again.  The original Kid is addicted to watching computer-simulations of his "death" at the hands of Validus.

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes No. 315
September 1984
Cover:  Dark Circle members vs. Sun Boy, Kimball Zendak, Supergirl, and Brainiac 5  //Terry Shoemaker / Karl Kesel (signed)
Story:  "Judgment"  (15 pages)
Editor:  Karen Berger
Co-plotter, writer:  Paul Levitz
Co-plotter:  Keith Giffen
Penciller:  Terry Shoemaker
Inker:  Karl Kesel
Letterer:  Adam Kubert
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Characters:  Supergirl (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #231), Brainiac 5, Sun Boy, Invisible Kid II (the Legion of Super-Heroes)
GS: Invisible Kid I
Supporting Characters:  Dr. Gym'll, Relnic, Kimball Zendak
Other Character:  Rackiir (as a corpse)
Villains:  The Dark Circle, Ontiir (dies in this story)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  When the Legionnaire trio crashes into the trial room of the Dark Circle, the Circle members tap their sun's power to teleport themselves and Ontiir to a satellite orbiting their sun.
While the Legion members are trailing their foes, the Dark Circle presents Ontiir with taped evidence from the late Rackiir, who indicates that Ontiir was really sent to infiltrate the Dark
Circle.  The Circle members give Ontiir a knife and order him to prove his loyalty by giving them his secrets, and then committing suicide.  Supergirl, Sun Boy, and Brainiac 5 crash in and begin
combat with the Circle members, which is complicated by the arrival of Chief Zendak and Science Police members.  When Ontiir draws a bead on the Circle's chief with a blaster, he himself is
shot dead by Chief Zendak.  The Dark Circle breaks off hostilities, declaring that they have nothing to fight over anymore.  Later, Supergirl tells Brainiac 5 that her trip to the 30th Century has been a mistake, and perhaps she does not fit into the Legion anymore.  Promising to see him sometime later, she returns to the 20th Century.

Justice League of America No. 231
October 1984
Cover:  Dr. Joshua Champion vs. Superman, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Dr. Fate, Flash, and Green Lantern  //Chuck Patton / Dick Giordano
Story:  "Family Crisis"  (23 pages)
Editors:  Alan Gold, Roy Thomas
Writer:  Kurt Busiek
Penciller:  Alan Kupperberg
Inker:  Rich Buckler
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Characters:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #400), Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman (the Justice League of America)GS:  Dr. Fate (last appearance in INFINITY, INC. #2), Starman, Green Lantern of Earth-2, Dr. Mid-Nite (last appearance for all three in INFINITY, INC. #12; all four appear as the Justice Society of America), Supergirl (last seen in TALES OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #315)
GA:  Phantom Stranger (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #72; next appears in SWAMP THING ANNUAL #2), Ray Palmer (the Atom; between pages 27 / 28 of SWORD OF THE ATOM SPECIAL #2)
Intro:  Dr. Joshua Champion, Ian and Victoria Champion, Meredith Champion
Cameo:  Aquaman, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Black Canary, Elongated Man, Red Tornado, Hawkwoman, Zatanna, Firestorm, Batman, Blackhawks, Adolf Hitler, Richard Nixon, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Flash of Earth-2, Lois Lane, Iris Allen, Fiona Webb, Professor Zoom
Villain: The Commander (first appearance)
Comments:  This story continues in the next issue.
 This is the 22nd annual teamup of the Justice League and Justice Society.
Synopsis:  Supergirl joins Superman and Wonder Woman at the JLA satellite to help counsel Flash on his upcoming murder trial.  Abruptly, the heroes are summoned to the aid of Victoria, Ian, and Meredith Champion, whose images show up on the satellite.  They are soon embroiled in a war alongside several Justice Society members on Earth-Two against the minions of the
Commander.

Justice League of America No. 232
November 1984
Cover:  Starman vs. Green Lantern of Earth-Two and Dr. Fate, Supergirl vs. Flash, and Superman vs. Wonder Woman  //Chuck Patton / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Family Crisis, Part Two:  Battlegrounds"  (23 pages)
Editors:  Alan Gold and Roy Thomas
Writer:  Kurt Busiek
Artist:  Alan Kupperberg
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Characters:  Superman, Flash, Wonder Woman (all next appear in issue #237), J'onn J'onzz, Firestorm (the Justice League of America)
GS:  Dr. Fate, Starman, Green Lantern of Earth-Two, Dr. Mid-Nite (all next appear in AMERICA VS. THE JUSTICE SOCIETY #1), Wildcat (last appearance in INFINITY, INC. #9; next appears in AMERICA VS. THE JUSTICE SOCIETY #1), Johnny Thunder (last appearance in INFINITY, INC. #2; next appears in AMERICA VS. THE JUSTICE SOCIETY #1), Thunderbolt (last appearance in issue #220; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5;  all appear as the Justice Society of America), Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN #401)
GA: Captain Marvel (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6), the Monitor, Lyla (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #15; next appears in ACTION COMICS #560), Lyla (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #15; next appears in TALES OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #317)
Other Characters:  Joshua Champion, Ian Champion, Victoria Champion, Meredith Champion (last appearance for all)
Villains:  Johnny Quick of Earth-3, Power Ring, Superwoman (the Crime Syndicate of America), the Commander (last appearance)
Comments:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl aids the Justice League and Justice Society members in their battle against the Commander.

Superman No. 401
November 1984
Cover:  Superman vs. Luthor's minions and Luthor's hands  //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story:  "Operation:  False Front"  (24 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #75; next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #10)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #232; next appears in SUPERGIRL (SAFETY SPECIAL) #1)
Supporting Characters:  Lana Lang, Josh Coyle, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Justin Moore
Intro:  Jack and Elaine (Jimmy Olsen's neighbors; only appearance for both)
Villains:  Lex Luthor, Wanda Nordo (last appearance for both in issue #386; both next appear in issue #410), Pluto and Plato Statler (last appearance for both in issue #385; both next appear in issue #410)
Synopsis:  Lex Luthor traps Superman in his warsuit, whose automatic defense mechanisms cancel out his attempts to damage or escape it, and whose monitors relay back his location to Luthor, watching on a viewscreen.  Moreover, the warsuit casts an illusion that makes it appear to be Lex Luthor in the suit, rather than Superman.  But Superman writes a message in Kryptonese on Jimmy Olsen's wall, using his heat vision.  Jimmy deciphers the message (which Luthor cannot understand) and summons Supergirl, who disguises herself as an alien warrior come to Earth for a grudge match with Superman.  Superman appears, claims to be Lex Luthor (and appears to be such, to the crowds that watch him), and "defeats" the alien, saying he has come on Superman's behalf, and giving testimonials to Superman all the while.  Luthor, watching and hearing this, cannot stand the thought of "himself" saying nice things about Superman, and frees his foe from the warsuit by remote control.  Supergirl emerges from her disguise.  Later, Luthor muses to himself that the warsuit analyzed Superman's physical being and transmitted the information to him, which he intends to use against the Man of Steel in their next encounter.

Supergirl (Safety Special) No. 1
1984
Cover:  Superman and Supergirl in Fortress of Solitude watching image of Supergirl saving man and his daughter in wrecked car //Angelo Torres (signed)
Story:  [untitled]  (28 pages)
Editor:  Barry Marx
Plotters:  Joe Orlando, Barry Marx, Robert Loren Fleming
Scripter:  Andy Helfer
Artist:  Angelo Torres
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Joe Orlando
Feature Character: Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN #401)
GS:  Superman (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #310; next appears in SUPERMAN #403)
Intro:  Steve Gordon, Billy Gordon, Ellen Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Gordon (their parents; first and only appearance for all)
Cameo appearances:  Characters from Battle For Neptune, an adventure movie, and a detective movie (including Guttman; no actual existence, only images in Steve Gordon's mind)
Comment:  This is a special giveaway comic produced by DC Comics on behalf of the U.S. Department of Transportation, in association with American Honda Motor Company.  It also exists in a coverless edition.
 There is some doubt as to whether this is a "canonical" Supergirl story or not.  Linda (Supergirl) Danvers in the regular Earth-One universe is much older than Steve Gordon, her date in this issue, and Steve Gordon appears in no other DC Comic.  However, Linda had broken up with her boyfriend, Phil Decker, in issue #21 of her own comic, so it is barely possible that she
might have given Steve Gordon a date, even though the story of what happened when Dick Malverne returned to her life remains untold.
Synopsis:  While Supergirl is helping straighten things up in Southern California after an earthquake, Steve Gordon, her date for a movie that evening, and his little sister Ellen are hit in
an auto accident by a drunk driver.  Since Steve refused to wear his seat belt, he head strikes the car frame violently and knocks him into a coma.  Ellen, who wore her belt, remains unhurt.
Supergirl returns to Chicago to learn of the tragedy.  She goes to the Fortress of Solitude for some meditation, and tells Superman, who arrives somewhat later, that she has decided to
quit being Supergirl, since her presence in California kept her from saving Steve in Chicago.  Superman offers another solution:  using a machine that can inject a person mentally into a comatose victim's dreams, for treatment.  However, he warns Supergirl that if the coma victim dies, the person in his dreams may survive only in a zombie-like state.  Superman wants to enter Steve's dreams himself, but Supergirl insists on doing the job.
 Supergirl goes through three dream-scenarios in Steve's mind, which feature him and Ellen in scenes from a science fiction movie, an adventure movie, and a detective movie.  In the
first two scenarios, he cannot be persuaded to fasten his safety belt when driving, and is injured in vehicle wrecks.  But in the detective story, Ellen and Supergirl finally convince him to buckle up.  They undergo another car wreck, but none of them are hurt.  This incident, Supergirl's presence in his mind, and the presence of his sister Ellen at his bedside finally bring Steve out of his coma.  Later, Linda Danvers goes to see Steve on his release from the hospital.

Supergirl (Safety Special) No. 2
1986
Cover:  Supergirl, Humpty Dumpty, Big Bad Wolf, and children in animal-world  //Jose Delbo & Joe Orlando / Bob Oskner
Story:  "Welcome To Motorville"  (16 pages)
Editor, co-plotter, "additional dialogue":  Barry Marx
Co-plotter, penciller, colorist:  Joe Orlando
Co-plotter, writer:  Andy Helfer
Layouts:  Jose Delbo
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Gaspar Saladino
Feature Character: Supergirl (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #86)
Intro:  Sally and Jack (only appearance for both)
Cameo appearances:  The Crash Test Dummies (Vince and Larry), Fred Dumpty, Lt. King, the Little Old Lady, B. B. Wolf, C. C. Wolf, the Three Little Pigs, and other inhabitants of Motorville (characters in Sally and Jack's dream; first and only appearance for all)
Comments:  This is a special giveaway comic, produced for the U.S. Department of Transportation in conjunction with the American Honda Motor Company.
 It is possible that this is a canonical Supergirl story, even though it must be moved back at least a year or two before its publication.
Synopsis:  Linda Danvers drives her young friends Sally and Jack across country, making sure she and they are safely belted up.  The two youngsters fall asleep and have a dream in which they
encounter the Amazing Crash Test Dummies, Supergirl, the Three Little Pigs, Fred Dumpty, two Wolf brothers, and various other inhabitants of Motorville.  Both awaken later and tell Linda
something of their dream.

Crisis On Infinite Earths No. 4
July 1985
Cover:  Harbinger, Pariah, and dead Monitor  //George Perez (signed)
Story:  "And Thus Shall the World Die"  (25 pages)
Editor, writer:  Marv Wolfman
Penciller:  George Perez
Inker:  Mike DeCarlo
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Tony Tollin
Feature Characters:  Harbinger, Alex Luthor, Pariah, Monitor (dies in this story)
GS:  Supergirl (last seen on page 7 of DC COMICS PRESENTS #86; appears here isochronally with pages 7-8 of that issue; next appears in pages 9-23 of DC COMICS PRESENTS #86), Air Wave II, Arion, Amazons, Batgirl, Batman, Black Lightning, Blue Devil, Bat Lash, Brainiac 5, Changeling, Cyborg, Dawnstar, Dolphin, Dream Girl, Firebrand II, Firestorm, Geo-Force, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Green Lantern of Earth-Two, Halo, Hawkman, Hawkwoman, Queen Hippolyte, Jericho, Jade, Johnny Thunder (John Tane), Jonah Hex, Kamandi, Katana, Kole, Lori Lemaris,  Metamorpho, Nightwing, Northwind, Obsidian, Red Tornado, Shining Knight, Shrinking Violet, Swamp Thing, Starfire, Starman of Earth-Two,  Superman, Superman of Earth-Two, Sgt. Rock, Easy Company, Scalphunter, Steve Dayton (Mento),  Jeb Stuart and Haunted Tank Crew, Wonder Girl, Wonder Woman, Zatanna
Supporting Characters: Lady Chian, Wing, John Constantine, Ronal
Intro: Lord Volt (Karak), Princess Fern (Liana; both die in this story), Dr. Jiro Hoshi, Prof. Raiden Tazu (only appearance for both), Dr. Light II (Dr. Kimiyo Hoshi), Lady Quark (Tashana)
Villains:  Anti-Monitor, Dr. Polaris, Killer Frost II, Psycho-Pirate II, Vandal Savage
Comments:  This story continues from last issue (which did not feature Supergirl) and continues in the next issue.
 For tracking of the heroes' appearances, and a larger synopses--we've restricted ours here to Supergirl's activity--the reader is advised to consult the OFFICIAL CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS INDEX #1 for a full listing.
Synopsis:  Supergirl goes to Gotham City, responding to a phone call from Batgirl.  When Supergirl arrives, she finds a despondent Batgirl feeling powerless in the face of the Crisis.
Supergirl admits that she is scared, too, but says that she has to go on and do what she can.  She proves her point by saving the pilot of a plane which accidentally flies into the anti-matter
curtain.

DC Comics Presents No. 86
October 1985
Cover:  Blackstarr watching Superman battle Supergirl  //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story:  "Into the Valley of the Shadow"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Rick Hoberg
Inker:  Dave Hunt
Letterer:  Gaspar Saladino
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Characters:  Supergirl (last seen in SUPERGIRL (SAFETY SPECIAL) #2; appears here isochronally with CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #4; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5), Superman (last seen in NEW TEEN TITANS (second series) #13; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5)
GS:  Batgirl
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen
Villain:  Blackstarr (last seen in SUPERGIRL #16; last appearance)
Synopsis:  After her rezendevous with Batgirl, Supergirl is determined to find the source of the destruction threatening the universe.  She enlists Superman's aid, and together they detect a
twin black hole in deep space.  They investigate, to discover Blackstarr emerging from the black holes, into which she had been drawn during her fight with Supergirl.  Blackstarr uses her
powers to repel Superman and immobilize Supergirl.  But when she learns from Supergirl of the danger threatening her cosmos, Blackstarr makes an alliance with her foe.  After another
misunderstanding, she links her power to the two heroes and pushes the boundaries of Earth-One's universe back to their proper places.  Then she vanishes, and Supergirl is powerless to track her.

Crisis on Infinite Earths No. 5
August 1985
Cover:  Various heroes and villains //George Perez (signed)
Story:  "Worlds In Limbo"  (25 pages)
Editor, scripter:  Marv Wolfman
Penciller:  George Perez
Inker:  Jerry Ordway
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Anthony Tollin
Feature Characters: Monitor (as a corpse and on a recording), Harbinger, Alex Luthor, and Pariah
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #86; next appears in issue #7), Adam Strange, Air Wave II, Alanna, Amazing-Man, Amethyst, Anthro, Aquagirl, Aqualad, Aquaman, Arion, Arisia, Atom, Atom of Earth-Two, Batgirl, Batman, Blackhawks, Blok, Blue Devil, Bouncing Boy, B'wana Beast, Brainiac 5, Bonnie Baxter, Chlorophyll Kid, Ch'p, Cinnamon, Cosmic Boy, Corky Baxter, Big Sir, Black Canary, Black Condor,  Bat Lash, Brainwave Jr., Captain Comet, Catwoman, Challengers of the Unknown, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Changeling, Creeper, Cyborg, Celsius, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Deadman, Dr. Fate, Dove, Duo Damsel, Dolphin, Doll Man, Dr. Light II, Element Lad, Elongated Man, Firebrand II, Flash, Flash of Earth-Two, Firestorm, Fury, Geo-Force, Green Arrow, Green Arrow of Earth-Two, Green Lantern, Green Lantern of Earth-Two, Green Lantern Corps, Guardians of the Universe, Gypsy, Halo, Hawkman, Hawkman of Earth-Two, Hawkgirl of Earth-Two, Huntress, Hawkwoman, Hourman, Human Bomb, Invisible Kid II, Jade, Jemm, Jericho, Johnny Quick of Earth-Two, Johnny Thunder (John Tane), Johnny Thunder of Earth-Two, Jonni Thunder, J'onn J'onzz, Kamandi, Katana, Kole, Liberty Belle, Lady Quark, Lightning Lad, Lightning Lass, Lori Lemaris, Metal Men, Metamorpho, Mon-El, Negative Woman, Northwind, Nuklon, Nightwing,  Obsidian, Phantom Girl, Phantom Lady, Phantom Stranger, Plastic Man, Polar Boy, Power Girl, Proty II, Ragman, Red Star, Red Tornado, Robin of Earth-Two, Ray, Robotman, Rip Hunter, Superman, Superman of Earth-Two, Supergirl, Shadow Lass, Scalphunter, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Starfire, Sun Boy, Silver Scarab, Star-Spangled Kid, Sgt. Rock and Easy Company, Sargon, Sea Devils, Shining Knight, Jeff Smith, Spectre, Stripesy, Jeb Stuart and Haunted Tank crew, Swamp Thing, Tarantula, Jason Todd (Robin II), Tomahawk, Thunderbolt of Earth-Two, Tomar-Re, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Uncle Sam, Vibe, Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman of Earth-Two, Wonder Girl, Wildfire, Wildcat, Warlord, Xax, Yolanda Montez (Wildcat II), Zatanna
Supporting Characters: Embra, Lart, Ne-Ahn, Lois Lane, Lana Lang, Alfred Pennyworth
Intro: David Gerrold, Phyllis Gerrold, Michelle Gerrold, Gryxx, Hank (only appearance for all)
Villains:  Anti-Monitor, Abra Kadabra, Blockbuster, Brain, Brain Storm, Brother Blood, Captain Boomerang, Captain Cold, Cheetah of Earth-Two, Copperhead, Deathbolt, Deathstroke the Terminator, Dr. Polaris, Eclipso, Gizmo, Helix, Killer Frost II, Kung, Lex Luthor of Earth-Two, Mammoth, Mallah, Mirror Master, Mist, Ocean Master, Penguin, Per Degaton, Phobia, Poison Ivy, Psycho-Pirate II, Plasmus, Rag Doll, Riddler, Silver Swan, Sinestro, Solomon Grundy, Star Sapphire, Samurai, Syonide, Shimmer, Ultra-Humanite, Vulcan, Vandal Savage, Warp, Weather Wizard, Windfall
Comments:  This story continues in the next issue.
 Since the great number of heroes and villains precludes indexing each one in this space, the reader is invited to consult the OFFICIAL CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS INDEX #1.
Synopsis:  Supergirl attends the great meeting of super-beings in the Monitor's satellite and then joins the Legion of Super-Heroes and some other heroes on Earth-Two to attempt to deal with the Crisis.

Crisis On Infinite Earths No. 6
September 1985
Cover:  The Anti-Monitor //George Perez (signed)
Story:  "Three Earths!  Three Deaths!"  (25 pages)
Editor, writer:  Marv Wolfman
Penciller:  George Perez
Inker:  Jerry Ordway
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Characters:  Harbinger, Alex Luthor, and Pariah
GS:  Supergirl, Aqualad, Aquagirl, Aquaman, Azrael, Atom of Earth-Two, Black Canary, Black Condor, Blok, Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr., Changeling, Doll Man, Dolphin, Dr. Light II, Flash, Flash of Earth-Two, Green Lantern of Earth-Two, Hawkman of Earth-Two, Human Bomb, J'onn J'onzz, Johnny Quick of Earth-Two, Judomaster, Katana, Kole, Lori Lemaris, Mary Marvel, Nightshade, Northwind, Peacemaker, Phantom Lady, Power Girl, Question, Ray, Sea Devils, Starfire, Steel, Thunderbolt (Peter Cannon), Uncle Marvel, Uncle Sam, Wonder Woman, Wildcat, Wildcat II (first appearance; Yolanda Montez)
Supporting Characters: Joan Jameson, Sterling Morris
Villains:  Anti-Monitor, Black Manta, Brainiac, Deathbolt, Lex Luthor, Ocean Master, Per Degaton, Psycho-Pirate II, Star Sapphire
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Supergirl aids her fellow heroes aboard the Monitor's satellite when it is attacked by the Anti-Monitor's anti-matter curtain.  Later, she joins them in battling Captain Marvel on
Earth-S, who has been turned against them by the Psycho-Pirate.  Harbinger draws the Earths away from the anti-matter, and Captain Marvel and the other maddened people come out of the Psycho-Pirate's spell.

Crisis On Infinite Earths No. 7
October 1985
Cover:  Superman carrying dead Supergirl as other heroes mourn //George Perez (signed)
Story:  "Beyond the Silent Night"  (42 pages)
Editor, writer:  Marv Wolfman
Penciller:  George Perez
Inkers:  Jerry Ordway and Dick Giordano
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Characters: Monitor (in flashback), Harbinger, Alex Luthor, Pariah
GS:  Supergirl (dies in this story; next appears, as a ghost, in CHRISTMAS WITH THE SUPER-HEROES #2), Superman, Aquagirl, Aqualad, Atom, Azrael, Batman, Batgirl, Black Canary, Blue Beetle, Blok, Brainiac 5, Changeling, Cinnamon, Captain Atom, Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr., Cyborg, Deadman, Doll Man, Dolphin, Dr. Light, Enemy Ace, Firebrand, Firehair, Firestorm, Flash of Earth-Two, Green Lantern of Earth-Two, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Green Arrow of Earth-Two, Huntress, Human Bomb, Jade, J'onn J'onzz, Judomaster, Katana, Kole, Liberty Belle, Lori Lemaris, Lady Quark, Mary Marvel, Metamorpho, Mon-El, Nightshade, Phantom Lady, Phantom Stranger, Peacemaker, Power Girl, Question, Ray, Saturn Girl, Sea Devils, Spectre, Star-Spangled Kid, Steel, Starfire, Superman of Earth-Two, Thunderbolt (Peter Cannon), Uncle Marvel, Uncle Sam, Wildcat II, Wildfire, Wonder Woman
Supporting Characters: Fireman Fred Farrell, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Lana Lang, Tawky Tawny, Perry White
Intro: Sondra (dies in this story; in flashback)
Cameo appearances: Batman of Earth-Two, Crimson Avenger, Negative Man, Cosmic Hand, Green Lantern Corps, Guardians of the Universe, Krona, Manhunter Corps, Oans, Qwardians, Shadow-Demons, Thunderers
Villains:  The Anti-Monitor (kills Supergirl in this story), Brainiac, Dr. Sivana, Ibac, Psycho-Pirate II, Controllers (in flashback)
Comment:  This story takes place on July 28, 1985, according to a chronology published in AMAZING HEROES #91.  Supergirl is a little over 41 years old when she dies.
 At least one parallel universe exists where Supergirl survives, and in which the Crisis may not have taken place, as shown in DC CHALLENGE.
 If the Crisis had not occurred, Supergirl's next chronological appearance would have been in SUPERMAN FAMILY #204.
Synopsis:  Supergirl and her heroic friends join Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel, and Captain Marvel, Jr. in opposing Dr. Sivana and Ibac just before the villains are teleported away to Brainiac's satellite.  After Pariah and Harbinger explain the events of the Crisis to super-heroes representing various Earths, a group of powerful heroes and heroines are chosen to fight the Anti-Monitor on his home ground.  The group includes Supergirl.  When the Anti-Monitor attacks Superman and almost kills him, Supergirl smashes into the powerful villain and engages him in battle.  The female Doctor Light sees Supergirl's desperate war against the Anti-Monitor, a much more powerful opponent.  Nonetheless, Supergirl severely damages the villain's body before she turns her head and bids Dr. Light leave with Superman.  While she is distracted, the Anti-Monitor turns a full-force power blast on her and kills her.  The Anti-Monitor manages an escape to renew his body elsewhere, and Supergirl breathes her last breaths in Superman's arms.  Later, a memorial service is held in Chicago, attended by many heroes, including a grieving Superman and Brainiac 5.  Afterward, Superman wraps Supergirl's body in her cape and sets her body adrift in space.

Superman No. 414
December 1985
Cover:  Superman; Superman with Supergirl's corpse; two Superman Revenge Squad members tormenting Superman; Van-Zee vs. Superman (four vignettes)  //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story:  "Revenge Is Life--Death To Superman"  (24 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Al Williamson
Letterer:  Ed King
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #87; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #3)
GS:  Supergirl (as a corpse), Superboy of Earth-Prime (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #87; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #10)
Supporting Characters: Van-Zee, Zor-El, Allura (hair mistakenly colored black in
this story; last appearance for all in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #2; last appearance for all), Sylvia Van-Zee, Lyle-Zee, Lili-Zee (last appearance for SUPERMAN FAMILY #188; last appearance for all), Rokynians, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane
Villains:  The Superman Revenge Squad (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #87)
Comment:  This story continues from DC COMICS PRESENTS #87, in which Supergirl does not appear.
 Jimmy's and Clark's remarks on pg. 9 about Supergirl's death being "unconfirmed" are in error.  By this time, Supergirl's death had been announced to Earth and a memorial service had been held in Chicago.
Synopsis:  After defeating the Superman Revenge Squad on Rokyn with the help of Sylvia DeWitt, Superman brings the body of Supergirl back to her parents, Zor-El and Allura.

Superman No. 415
January 1986
Cover:  Superman holding memory-device with image of Supergirl kissing Salkor  //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story:  "Supergirl:  Bride of--X?"  (24 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Al Williamson
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #3; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #88)
GS:  Supergirl (in flashback; appears between LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #294 / DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #4; marries Salkor in this story)
Intro:  Salkor (only appearance)
Villain:  Naxx (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis:  Superman discovers an intruder, Salkor, an alien, in his Fortress, taking a round metal object from the Supergirl room.  Superman learns that Salkor is really Supergirl's husband, whom she married while she was rendered amnesiac from a collision with a Kryptonite meteor.  Salkor had called her "Jasma", and, while married to her, had fought side-by-side with her against the
menacing invader, Naxx.  The round object was a Hokku, a wedding day gift that recorded the thoughts of his beloved.  Shortly after the fight with Naxx, Supergirl left Salkor without an
explanation, and it has taken him two years to trail her to the Fortress of Solitude on Earth.  When Naxx finds Salkor and Superman and attacks them both, seeking vengeance, the two heroes
team up to destroy their robotic foe.  Later, Superman and Salkor see and hear a holographic recording of Kara, who explains that she lost her memories of Salkor and their marriage when her
original memories returned, only to regain them after her original encounter with Blackstarr.  Since she mentions in the message that she will probably be dead by the time they hear the
recording, Salkor and Superman realize she must have had a premonition of her own death.  Superman and Salkor bid each other farewell, and Salkor leaves Earth.

Christmas With the Super-Heroes No. 2
1989
Story:  "Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot"  (10 pages)
Editor:  Mark Waid
Writer:  Alan Brennert
Artist:  Dick Giordano
Letterer:  Steve Haynie
Colorist:  Tom McCraw
Feature Character:  Deadman
GS:  Kara Zor-El (Supergirl; as a ghost; last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7; last appearance)
Intro:  John Turner Danforth, Paul, Kerry, and Tom (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Deadman feels loneliest at Christmas time, being a ghost.  He tries elevating his mood by inhabiting the bodies of others to experience life physically and perhaps pick up some Christmas cheer.  But it's of little avail.  While he is sitting feeling sorry for himself, a beautiful blonde girl in winter clothes appears before him.  Since Deadman is lamenting that he gets no
rewards at Christmas for the good he does all year, she asks if he really does it for the rewards.  He denies that, or that he does it for the recognition, though he is amazed she can see and hear him.  She pulls off his mask and bids him listen to her.  The girl says that they do good deeds because such deeds must be done.  "Because if we don't, no one else will.  And we do it even
if no one knows what we've done.  Even if no one knows we exist.  Even if no one remembers if we ever existed."
 Deadman, encouraged, tries to apologize for his mood.  She stops him, saying that they are only human.  Then she says that she has business to attend to, and wishes him a Merry Christmas. Before she can go, Deadman asks how she can see him, who she is, and what her name is.  "My name is Kara," she answers.  "Though I doubt that'll mean anything to you."
 Then Kara leaves, and Deadman admits to himself that he does not know who she is, and probably never will.  But maybe, he adds, that was the whole point of the incident.  She is gone by
the time he says, "Merry Christmas, Kara.  Whoever you are."

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