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"Supergirl: "Love Conquers All - Even Supergirl!"": Starfire, a crimelord, has successfully amassed a fortune with the help of her con man, Derek Ames, who romanced rich women and fleeced them of their money and jewels. Starfire is now ready to launch a world-conquering scheme, but she needs to

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Supergirl

Adventure Comics #402 is an issue of the series Adventure Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 1971.

Synopsis for Supergirl: "Love Conquers All - Even Supergirl!"

Starfire, a crimelord, has successfully amassed a fortune with the help of her con man, Derek Ames, who romanced rich women and fleeced them of their money and jewels. Starfire is now ready to launch a world-conquering scheme, but she needs to destroy all superheroes first. Another of her subordinates, Dr. Kangle, has concocted a power-nullifier pill, and Starfire wants to test it on Supergirl.

Derek meets Supergirl on the Stanhope campus. He romances her but Supergirl feels she can not get romantically involved with him. During a last date, though, Derek covertly feeds her the power-negating capsule.

When Starfire's gang attacks with machine guns, Supergirl feels her powers ebbing, and is knocked unconscious by a fall. Derek and the thugs leave her for dead.

Appearing in Supergirl: "Love Conquers All - Even Supergirl!"

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  • Starfire (First appearance)
    • Derek Ames (First appearance)
    • Doctor Kangle (First appearance)
    • Starfire's henchmen

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Synopsis for Tracey Thompson: "Rat-Race"

Tracey Thompson and her friend Betsy are harassed by a group of bikers. An ex-marine called Bob Judd turns up and helps them out. In gratitude, Tracey decides to drive him back home. The biker gang chase after them, but the trio successfully escapes from them.

Appearing in Tracey Thompson: "Rat-Race"

Featured Characters:

  • Tracey Thompson (Final appearance)

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  • Betsy (Final appearance)

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  • The Bearcats (motorcycle gang) (Single appearance)
    • Stutz (Single appearance)
    • Dingo (Single appearance)
    • Lobo (Single appearance)

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  • Bob Judd (Single appearance)

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Notes

  • The Starfire in this issue is not to be confused with either the Teen Titan, or the sword-wielding hero from another world.
  • Supergirl's Starfire story arc happens concurrently with Superman: Sandman Saga. It is speculated that DC didn't want to depower Superman but keep Supergirl fully powered, so they created a story where Supergirl was depowered too.
  • Supergirl's evening costume was a design sent in by a reader.



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Recommended Reading

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