This Looks Like a Job For … Supergirl

Melissa Benoist as Supergirl

Welcome to Supergirl: the Life and Times of Kara Zor-El — a sideways look at the origins of one of the world’s most iconic comicbook heroines.

With Melissa Benoist inheriting the familiar red and blue uniform to become the latest Maid of Might in CBS/CW’s big budget television series, it was surely about time for the internet to offer up a few detailed scribblings on precisely how this landmark female hero came into being. Scribblings with sufficient fun that they will entertain and inform new fans coming to Supergirl for the first time through the CBS show, yet scribblings of sufficient insightfulness that even seasoned Supergirl fans might find occasional pearls of original wisdom buried within the irreverent prose. That’s just what this site hopes to provide..!

But a word of warning: I don’t do stodgy, dry, heavy-handed text. So expect to find amidst the storytelling a lot of tongue-in-cheek humour, plus the occasional detour off to explore the wackier side of classic comicbooks from bygone eras.


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The Pre-Crisis Supergirl Chronology

Supergirl Chronology

How many Supergirl issues of Action Comics featured the Legion of Super-Heroes and Clark Kent together? Where can you find reprints of Supergirl’s debut from Action Comics #252?

The answers to all your questions are just a few clicks away…

The Pre-Crisis Supergirl Chronology is an interactive next-gen (Web 3.0) page, documenting every known issue of Kara Zor-El’s run from 1959 to 1985 and beyond. If you want an overview of how Supergirl evolved over her formative years, this is the place to start. The chronology is designed to be the ultimate resource for dedicated fans and beginners alike, pulling together all the stories, character appearances, key locations, reprints, and far far more, into one interactive scrolling timeline. It’s easy-to-use interface allows readers to effortlessly drill down into its contents: filter, search, and analyse, across 25+ years of Kara Zor-El’s adventures.

The chronology was built up alongside this site as a parallel project, and is the result of many months of research, checking and re-checking every issue that Supergirl is known to have appeared in (yup, even the single panel cameos!) to build up all the data and cross-references.

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