Supergirl is 50 Years Old

March 31st, 2009 by | Tags: ,

Who knew? The Silver Age Comics blog has the lowdown.

Supergirl is, by a wide margin, the most important female character in comics during the Silver Age. Only Wonder Woman even has an argument, and given the wretched state of that feature during the 1960s, I don’t think many people will make the case.

Seems like it should be more of a big deal, doesn’t it?

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8 comments to “Supergirl is 50 Years Old”

  1. You’re expecting WAY too much from DC.

  2. well at least the Supergirl title is actually not crap in time for the anniversay, so there’s that

  3. DC may be going by the cover date of May 1959, but I figure that the publication date is really the key.

    Thanks for the link!

  4. I get the feeling DC misses anniversaries all the time, and I really can’t blame them. Yes, even with something like Supergirl.

  5. Last year’s Legion 50th passed by the same way, though Supergirl is inarguably more well known & liked.

  6. wow, not even a little picture on the website. i’m losing my patience with DC. it’s like they just don’t care anymore. they’d probably forget superman’s anniversary too!

  7. Bit difficult considering she died in 1986. No seriously, how are DC explain her situation to the press? And then you’ll have the ‘purists’ bitching about how she’s not the same character anyway… Ugh, COIE how I hate your wideranging negative impact on the seemingly trivial until it’s too late.

  8. @HitTheTargets:

    Didn’t DC publish that “1050 Years of the Future Book”, though? Maybe they’ll knock off a quick Best Of collection for Supergirl.


    Personally, I would just ignore that when talking to the press. I’ve never understood why someone not into superhero comics would care.