Supergirl is not so popular a cartoon character and here you will find all the information needed to get to know her better. The real name of the Supergirl is Kara Zor- El and she is a cousin of Superman. First, she became popular as a comic book character and after that she was transformed into a children animation character. Supergirl was invented by Otto Binder in 1959 and was published for the first time in Action Comics.

When Supergirl appeared for the first time, she was well accepted by the audience. Otto Binder, who was also the creator of Miss America, and Mary Marvel, received many positive letters from fans. Kara Zor-El was one of last survivors from the planet Krypton who was sent by her father to Earth to be raised by her relative, Superman. In order to be recognized by her cousin, Kara’s parents made her the same costume like his.

 At the beginning of her life on Earth, Kara Zor-El accepts the name Linda Lee and lives in Midvale Orphanage. Supergirl has similar powers like Superman’s, but she cannot fully control them. That is why she becomes Supergirl only when Superman asks her for help, and they work together as a team. Supergirl has blond hair, but when she works, she hides her hair under a brunette wig. After some time , she is adopted by Fred and Edna Danvers and then Superman decides that Supergirl is ready to use her powers on her own.

 Linda Lee tries to have normal life; she goes to school, after that graduates Stanhope College, attends college in Chicago, and changes her professional career several times. She has worked as a news reporter, student counselor, and actress in a soap opera. Kara Zor-El is a very attractive woman and that’s why she has many boyfriends ; Braniac 5, a member of the Legion superheros, Richard Malverne and Jerro. However, for her being a superhero is much more important than being in a relationship.


The only people who know about the secret life of Kara are her foster parents and Superman. Supergirl’s real parents succeeded in surviving the radiation poisoning in Argo City and Supergirl saves them from the Survival Zone and they decide to live in Kandor. In 1985, in Issue 7, Superman was put in a great danger. Then Supergirl sacrifices her life in order to save his. Unlike most cartoon characters which were described how they died in the Crisis, Supergirl just vanished. Nobody remembers that she ever existed. However, there are many different versions of Supergirl in comics.



The character was created by writer Otto Binder and designed by artist Al Plastino. Supergirl first appeared in a story published in Action Comics #252 (May 1959) titled “The Supergirl from Krypton”.


Like all Kryptonians under a yellow Sun, the current version of Kara Zor-El possesses virtually unlimited strength, stamina, and durability. She is able to fly and with Super Speed that she can also use on foot, similar to Superman and The Flash. Also like Superman, Supergirl possesses Super Senses, Super (Freeze) Breath, as well as various forms of Visions (including X-Ray, Heat, Telescopic and Microscopic). Kara also has a bio-electric aura that enhances her near invulnerability and also protects her skin and her costume from dirt and tear; as such, Kara is perpetually clean. The Sun also provides Kara with a longer lifespan than that of a human being, to the point that she is effectively a biological immortal. Kara doesn’t require food, water, or sleep to survive. She is also immune to most diseases, mental and physical, and would require a very strong strain to have a chance at affecting her.


Although Kara Zor-El was the first character to use the name “Supergirl,” DC Comics tested three different female versions of Superman prior to her debut.

  The Kara Zor-El version of Supergirl finally appeared in Action Comics #252 (May 1959). Otto Binder wrote and Al Plastino illustrated her début story, in which Kara was born and raised in Argo City (unnamed until later issues), a fragment of Krypton that survived destruction. When the city is doomed by a meteor shower, Kara is sent to Earth by her parents, Zor-El and Alura (unnamed until later issues), to be raised by her cousin Kal-El, known as Superman. 


Supergirl’s rogues are similar to Superman.


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