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SUPERGIRL The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 2

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SUPERGIRL The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 2

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Action Comics #308-376, 1964-69. Recommended. By Leo Dorfman et al. Art by Jim Mooney, Kurt Schaffenberger et al. Fun stand-alone stories from a kinder, gentler time....part of the complex Mort Weisinger/Superman mythos of the Silver Age, much beloved and surprisingly readable today. In these 1960s Supergirl adventures, the Girl of Steel meets the Tot from Nowhere, learns more about the fate of her hometown Argo City and encounters Lex Luthor's sister, Lena Thurol--Jungle Princess. Her alter-ego Linda Danvers enrolls in Stanhope College and considers leaving Earth for a planet of super-powered women!

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Fun stand-alone stories from a kinder, gentler time....part of the complex Mort Weisinger/Superman mythos of the Silver Age, much beloved and surprisingly readable today. In these 1960s Supergirl adventures, the Girl of Steel meets the Tot from Nowhere, learns more about the fate of her hometown Argo City and encounters Lex Luthor's sister, Lena Thurol--Jungle Princess. Her alter-ego Linda Danvers enrolls in Stanhope College and considers leaving Earth for a planet of super-powered women!

When Supergirl first turned up on earth, Superman kept her hidden away while she honed her super powers and grew up a bit. So, much like the early Smallville episodes, she was doing her deeds unbeknownst to a general public. And that's a lot of fun. In the previous volume Superman finally introduced her to the world, so now she is just beginning to join the DC pantheon of heroes in full view of the world. But she's still a young college student, juggling studies, boyfriends and growing up with being a champion from Krypton.

This is a little microcosm of the Silver Age, and I rather enjoy re-reading these adventures. Supergirl was still a new concept here and the writers were obviously having a good time with a fresh new face.

And speaking of writers, besides Leo Dorfman you'll find several tales by Superman creator Jerry Siegel himself, a bunch of episodes by the great Otto Binder, whose scripting made the original Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family the most loved superheros of the 1940s. Also early work by young Jim Shooter and Cary Bates (several by Cary), and even one by veteran Dave Wood.

And I also have to point out the excellent art here. Jim Mooney kicked off Supergirl's first adventures and continues here. But later on Kurt Schaffenberger comes on board;  I consider him one of the greats of the Silver Age. His Superman and Lois Lane stories are sterling examples of fine, polished pencils and inks and every single one is a joy to read. Also here are some classic covers with work by the great Superman artist Curt Swan and even some early work by young Neal Adams!!

And...guest appearances from Lana Lang, Batman & Robin, Superman, Braniac, Green Arrow & Green Lantern, Superboy meets Supergirl, and The Legion of Superheros. Also Supergirl's origin retold.

Collects stories from Action Comics #308-333, 335-340, 342, 344-346, 348-350, 353-354, 356-359, 361-372, 374-376.

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Item Code SGSOM02H
Publisher DC
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781401278618
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 7x11
# Pages 704pg
Color Full Color
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