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Action Comics (1938) - #252
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Cover Date: May 1959
Cover Price: US $ 0.10

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 36 pages

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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
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Reprinted/Collected in:
Action Comics (1938) #334
DC Silver Age Classics (1992) Action Comics #252
DC Special Series (1977) #19
The Great Superman Comic Book Collection (1981) TPB
Millennium Edition:... (2000) Action Comics 252
Secret Origins (1973) #2
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (2007) TPB vol. 01
Showcase Presents: Superman (2005) TPB vol. 01
Supergirl Archives (2005) HC vol. 01
Superman (1939) Annual 01
Superman (1939) Annual 02
Superman (1939) #217
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (1983) HC
Superman In The Fifties (2002) TPB
Superman: The Man Of Tomorrow Archives (2004) HC vol. 02

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