"Supergirl" Comics Index

2013

Supergirl #14 Read ReviewBuy NowDownload Supergirl #14
Cover date: January 2013
"H'el on Earth": "Lost Son of Krypton"
Writer: Mike Johnson
Penciller: Mahmud Asrar
Inker: Mahmud Asrar
Superman and Supergirl have brought the Kryptonian dragon to the Block for Doctor Shay Veritas to study. Veritas also wants to take scans of Kara, but she refuses. Leaving the Block, Kara checks on Siobhan Smythe, who is having her own difficulties controlling her Silver Banshee abilities. Back inside Sanctuary Kara finds out Superman really is her baby cousin Kal-El. Feeling unusually tired, Kara lies down to sleep. She awakens near Earth's yellow sun, where she meets H'el, a bare-chested Kryptonian. H'el claims to have been sent by Jor-El before Krypton was destroyed. He had watched over Kara and Kal-El from afar. He offers Supergirl a chance to return home to save her planet. To prove his sincerity, H'el gives the Maid of Might the unconscious form of Superboy. The choice of whether to kill Superboy is a difficult one for Kara. She wants to speak with Kal-El first. H'el gives Supergirl the gift of understanding human speech and transports her to Metropolis, where she walks in on Lois Lane and Clark Kent.

Supergirl #15 Read ReviewBuy NowDownload Supergirl #15
Cover date: February 2013
"H'el on Earth": "Into Kandor"
Writer: Mike Johnson
Penciller: Mahmud Asrar
Inker: Mahmud Asrar
After Superman had put his Kryptonian armor on the clone Superboy to save his life, both of them were removed from the Man of Steel's Fortress by the being known as H'el. Meanwhile, Kara Zor-El thinks back to a time on Krypton when she drove her friend Tali's aircar in the time before she must move with her family to Kandor. Now, H'el has recruited Supergirl in his quest to save Krypton from destruction. In order to go back in time to do so, he and the Maid of Might need a Quantum Crystal from Kandor's Central Power Station. H'el himself cannot enter the bottled city Kal-El rescued from Brainiac, but his powers can transport Kara there. Once he accomplishes this, the next phase of his plan can move forward. Supergirl now finds herself inside the protective dome containing the miniaturized Kandor. There, she is greeted by an astral projection of H'el, whose face is no longer scarred. The pair finds everyone in the city, including Tali, in stasis guarded by the robotic Terminauts. The gigantic automaton attack the Lost Daughter of Krypton. She makes short work of them in spite of their being able to hurt her a bit. Saving Tali gives her the strength to fight on. Supergirl and Astral H'el then continue to head for Kandor's Central Power Station. Having retrieved the Quantum Crystal from Kandor, Kara Zor-El has returned to H'el in Superman's Fortress. Sensing in him a bit of a kindred spirit, Supergirl sees a side of the unknown being he has rarely shown. H'el and Supergirl embrace leading to a powerfully passionate kiss.

Supergirl #16 Read ReviewBuy NowDownload Supergirl #16
Cover date: March 2013
"H'el on Earth": "Fast and Faster"
Writer: Mike Johnson
Penciller: Mahmud Asrar
Inker: Mahmud Asrar
We begin with a flashback of an insectoid alien looking over the unconscious from of H'el shortly after he has landed on Earth. His master must be warned of this new arrival. In the present, the Justice League is attacking the Fortress of Solitude to stop H'el's plan to destroy Earth's sun and solar system in order to go back in time to save Krypton from destruction. Superman and Superboy have been transported to another dimension. Yet, the Flash has managed to vibrate his molecules to enter the crystalline Kryptonian home of the Man of Steel. His mission: to convince Kara Zor-El that H'el is only using her to bring his schemes to fruition, or take her away from him by any means necessary. Supergirl's battle with the Flash takes them through Superman's intergalactic zoo. Both combatants' respective abilities have given them an edge. Yet, a weapon in the Fortress used by the Flash powered by Kinetic energy gives him the upper hand as it scrambles Kryptonian biology. His victory is short-lived. H'el has made Barry Allen disappear. In another part of the galaxy, a reptilian alien race witnesses a sentience heading to Earth. This gigantic being's intentions are unknown. It could be a part of H'el's plan to go back to Krypton, or it could be trying to stop him. Whatever the case may be, Earth may yet be caught in the middle of some extraterrestrial conflict very soon.

Supergirl #17 Read ReviewBuy NowDownload Supergirl #17
Cover date: April 2013
"H'el on Earth": "Girl Versus Goddess"
Writer: Mike Johnson
Penciller: Mahmud Asrar
Inker: Mahmud Asrar
H'el has activated his Star Chamber. Superboy is in pursuit of the device. The giant cosmic being known only as the Oracle is approaching Earth, and time and space are going mad as a result of H'el's scheme to return to Krypton before it exploded. Wonder Woman, failing to convince Supergirl that H'el is not what he seems, is forced to combat Kara. With both matched in strength and speed, Diana uses her magic lasso on the Maid of Might. Realizing her error, Supergirl confronts H'el about the true fate of Earth should his plans succeed. H'el, however, cares nothing for what he considers to be a backward planet. He is currently giving Supergirl a difficult choice. Go back to Krypton with him to be with friends and family and allow the rest of the universe to be exterminated, or help the Justice League stop H'el before his insane quest brings about the destruction of all that exists.

[Trade Paperback Collection: Superman: H'El on Earth [Paperback] reprints Superman #13-17, Superboy #14-17 and Supergirl #14-17]

Supergirl #18 Read ReviewBuy NowDownload Supergirl #18
Cover date: May 2013
"What Kryptonite Does Not Kill... It Only Makes Stronger... "
Writer: Frank Hannah
Penciller: Robson Rocha
Inker: Oclair Albert, Julio Ferreira And Mariah Benes
A heavily guarded Lex Luthor, while his body resting in the sun on the prison grounds, is meeting with his associates in his solar powered brain implant the Hub. They are monitoring Supergirl as she is being treated for Kryptonite poisoning from her battle with H'el. Kara is being bathed in solar energy outside the Proxima One space station. Doctor Veritas is treating her and advising her to wait until she is certain that the radiation is no longer in her. However, Supergirl is impatient and sullen. She leaves Proxima One believing she's fine while smashing super drones. Karen Starr, the owner of Starr Enterprises who is really Power Girl, is watching news of the recent conflict with H'el and the resulting task force that the United States government is creating to deal with superhumans. She feels a connection to Supergirl somehow in addition to sensations of being ill. After losing their trace on Supergirl, Lex Luthor and Alphina have found her below the Earth's surface in battle with a lava girl. She has a hatred of all Kryptonians because of what they did to her planet. In spite of being more powerful than before, Kara feels dead inside. She gives up. The two combatants fall to Earth, where helicopters await to take the Maid of Might. Meanwhile Karen Starr has collapsed from a nosebleed in the middle of her board meeting.

Supergirl #19 Read ReviewBuy NowDownload Supergirl #19
Cover date: June 2013
"Super Power"
Writer: Mike Johnson
Penciller: Mahmud Asrar
Inker: Mahmud Asrar and Marlo Alquiza
Supergirl has been placed in stasis by the military after losing the battle with Lava Girl. Power Girl takes her from them before they can bring the Maid of Might to General Morrison. The encounter seems to do something to the two Karas. In addition to replenishing Supergirl's strength and halting the Kryptonite poisoning within her, it creates a mental bond between the pair of Kryptonian women The combined might of Supergirl and Power Girl makes short work of the pursuing American armed forces. Yet, Lex Luthor has sent the gargantuan Appex to test the limits of the ladies' powers. Alone, the Woman of Steel and the Girl of Tomorrow seem to be no match for the brute. Together, their titanic powers help defeat Appex with a double-sized super punch. Supergirl's Kryptonite poisoning returns with full force. Worse yet, Power Girl is feeling weak from its effects. Power Girl takes Supergirl to the underwater Sanctuary, where the artificial intelligence works on treating the latter and gives the former a new, less tattered costume. Supergirl feels better afterwards, but the poison is still in her system. Power Girl promises that they will find a cure together. Suddenly, believing its mistress is in danger from a clone attack, Sanctuary targets its weapons on Power Girl.

Supergirl #20 Read ReviewBuy NowDownload Supergirl #20
Cover date: July 2013
"Home Invasion"
Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Penciller: Mahmud Asrar
Inker: Mahmud Asrar
The artificial intelligence in Sanctuary believes that one of the Karas is a clone. However, both ladies are surprised that its chromo-scan has identified Supergirl as "Not-Kara". Worse yet, the Lost Daughter of Krypton's only haven from the recent madness believes she must be eradicated. Giant robots and Sanctuary itself are attacking her. Power Girl has been thrown out and is currently on the ocean floor trying to return inside to save Kara. As Neural-Scions attack the Maid of Might, Sanctuary explains that a mathematical equation allowed it to believe Supergirl is the clone. More of the Kryptonian structure is bounding and trapping Kara in the meantime as Power Girl unsuccessfully tries to get the A.I. to not kill anyone. Supergirl asks Power Girl to freeze Sanctuary as she frees herself, and things literally heat up afterwards. The Lost Daughter of Krypton's Fortress of Solitude has been destroyed as a result of their team work. The explosion hurls Kara onto another part of the ocean floor. She awakens as Power Girl carries her out of the water. Supergirl weakly tells Karen that she still believes she's too old for her current costume. With that, the Lost Daughters of Krypton enjoy the sunrise in space as it approaches Earth. Supergirl is reminded of Krypton's sunsets when she see it. As the two Karas bond further, a giant robot from Sanctuary walks the bottom of the ocean with the only objective to eradicate what it thinks is Not-Kara.

Supergirl #21 Read ReviewBuy NowDownload Supergirl #21
Cover date: August 2013
"Be Careful What You Wish For"
Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Penciller: Diogenes Neves
Inker: Richard Bonk
Two days ago, Kara Zor-El had visited her friend Siobhan Smythe to tell her she was leaving Earth. Siobhan found the Maid of Might's angst irritating until she learned that her alien pal is dying of Kryptonite poisoning. Kara says her goodbyes and flies away before Siobhan can apologize. Now, Supergirl is in space on starcycle stolen from Doctor Veritas called KR-1. Voices are crying for help throughout the cosmos as what appears to be a planet explodes in front of Supergirl while Veritas fails in convincing her to return to the laboratory to find a cure for the Kryptonite. Later, Kara is riding through the galactic highways while someone with a mysterious agenda watches her via monitors. Whoever this being is wants to see what kind of hero Kara is. He or she is certain to give Supergirl an adventure she will never forget. Kara finds herself on the planet I'Noxia. The inhabitants are being attacked by a giant cyclops monster with large teeth and claws called a Crix. The Girl of Steel defeats the beast while a henchman of the being testing Supergirl disguises himself as an old man called Delacore to win her trust. After all is safe, Delacore begins to tell Kara that everything and everyone on I'Noxia can reconstruct themselves. In addition to that, the entire world and those on it can be nearly anything or anyone. Kara gets an example of this by seeing Delacore become a heroine from Kara's favorite childhood story - Val-Ro, a warrior woman who tamed the lion-like creature Dramonicus. Val-Ro is even wearing a family crest shield like Kara's. I'Noxia knows very little of Krypton beyond its language making it impossible for it to become Supergirl's homeworld. However, before The Lost Daughter of Krypton can agree to help the I'Noxians, she is greeted by a strange surprise. Someone who looks like her cousin Kal-El with cybernetic body parts greets her. What does this Cyborg Superman want with Supergirl? Only next month's issue can answer that question.

Supergirl #22 Read ReviewBuy NowDownload Supergirl #22
Cover date: September 2013
"Close To Home"
Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Penciller: Diogenes Neves
Inker: Marc Deering, Oclair Albert, and Ruy Jose
Kara Zor-El finds herself on I'Noxia, a world that can reconstruct and re-create dead planets from memories and data. She is currently face to face with someone who looks a lot like a cyborg version of her cousin Kal-El. He claims to have no memory of his past and needs Supergirl's help to be, as he puts it, "complete" because he is not part of I'Noxia's trans mutative properties. Meanwhile, something in this being also reminds Kara of her Uncle Jor-El. Delacore and Cyborg Superman access Kara's memories of her home on Krypton. An area of I'Noxia transforms into her house, and that's not all. Kara has tears in her eyes as she is greeted by her mother Alura In-Ze. In spite of it not being real, Supergirl accepts this gift. However, as a voice speaks to the half robotic version of the Man of Steel, the emotional reunion is perhaps exactly what the Cyborg Superman wants to get what he needs from the Lost Daughter of Krypton. In addition to being with friends and family, Kara believes that the Cyborg Superman can cure her of the Kryptonite poisoning until she learns of the catch. She bust be assimilated into the I'Noxian consciousness, and her flesh will help reconstruct the Cyborg Superman. Supergirl refuses, which leads to a confrontation with the cyborg. He wants her to understand what he's gone through. Yet as Kara points out, her body is hers and nobody else's. As the Kryptonian dog fight rages in the skies, I'Noxian versions of Supergirl, Superman, The Justice League and everyone the Girl of Tomorrow has encountered since her awaking from suspended animation are released. She manages to defeat some of them, but the I'Noxians may prove to be the most powerful foe Supergirl has ever faced.

Supergirl #23 Read ReviewBuy NowDownload Supergirl #23
Cover date: October 2013
"Out of the Past"
Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Penciller: Diogenes Neves and Chad Hardin
Inker: Marc Deering and Wayne Faucher
Kara Zor-El is in the skies of I'Noxia confronting replicant versions of friends and foes form her memories. The Cyborg Superman is using them as a means of getting Supergirl so he can use her flesh in a surgical procedure to regain his memories. He has also made a deal with the I'Noxians to protect them from the wrath of his master Brainiac. However, Cyborg is not concerned about him. He only cares about learning who he really is, and he won't let anyone - even Brainiac and Supergirl - stand in the way of that. The battle with her past has caused Kara's Kryptonite poisoning from "H'el on Earth" to worsen. The Cyborg Superman and his minion Delacore haven't a moment to lose. They must perform their operation soon even if it means the total annihilation of Kara Zor-El. Placing Kara in glowing blue rings while getting their equipment ready, the Cyborg Superman and Delacore make preparations for the surgical procedure. The bands imprisoning Supergirl change from a glowing blue to a fiery red causing her great pain until only her costume remains. Dissolution is complete. Now, it is time for the next step. The Cyborg Superman is on a table as devices do their work on him. Suddenly, Brainiac's skull ship arrives on I'Noxia prompting Delacore to want to abort everything. However, Cyborg refuses to permit even Brainiac to stop his plans even if it could bring about the destruction of I'Noxia. The Cyborg Superman's machines finish their task. All that is left behind is armor with an S shield family crest of the House of El. A full humanoid male is now in the place of being that was part machine. Yet, the shock of his identity comes to both himself and the reader as he is revealed to be Zor-El, father of Supergirl. Has the Maid of Mighty perished so that one of her parents may live? Is he really Zor-El, or is he a clone? Did Kara's memories influence the transformation of the Cyborg Superman?

Supergirl #24 Read ReviewBuy NowDownload Supergirl #24
Cover date: December 2013
"Death Becomes Her"
Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Penciller: Diogenes Neves
Inker: Marc Deering
Brainiac attacks I'Noxia while Kara Zor-El has become a part of the inhabitants' collective consciousness. She is in the form of herself from childhood. Cyborg Superman has shed his armor to reveal that he is Supergirl's father Zor-El. Brainiac wants the Maid of Might alive to study the effects of Kryptonite poisoning. Meanwhile, the Girl of Steel is on a rampage looking to return to her body. Yet, the I'Noxians and Zor-El, who was changed or created by Brainiac, defy him. Plus, Zor-El, shamed by what he's done to Kara, wants his memories erased in order to become the Cyborg Superman again. Only Delacore can do this for him. With Brainiac's forces closing in on I'Noxia and an angry Supergirl demanding to be corporeal again, Delacore may just have his work cut out for him. Brainiac's drones continue their assault. Kara has broken free from the I'Noxian collective. Delacore is working desperately to make Zor-El the Cyborg Superman again. He has also promised to do two things. First, make certain Supergirl never knows the Cyborg Superman's identity. Second, Cyborg must have memories altered to believe that Brainiac prevented the surgical procedure to restore him to his form of Zor-El. Once the Cyborg Superman returns to his armored self to deal with his creator Brainiac, Delacore brings Kara back to her body. He and the I'Noxian collective become a silver sphere while Supergirl leaves on the KR-1 Spacecycle to search for happiness as Delacore suggested. However, all the Lost Daughter of Krypton finds is the monolithic Oracle, who was last seen in "H'El on Earth".


“Supergirl” Comics Index

Introduction

Here is a listing of the Supergirl monthly title since its Post-Flashpoint relaunch in September 2011. The Writer, Penciller and Inker for each issue are listed within the Comic Index pages, directly below each title's name and number.

Note: Remember, the month dates listed are from the issue covers, not the actual date when the comic was on sale.

CONTENTS:

2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014



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