"Supergirl: "And Death Shall Have No Dominion"": Supergirl, heading Earthward after a space mission, is diverted by a decoy explosive-ball that she lures away from herself. She tracks it to its planet of origin, which is precisely what three evil wizards, Orpa, Vorko
- All right, you madmen! You want war? You want death...? Then I'll give it back to you!
- -- Supergirl
Appearing in Supergirl: "And Death Shall Have No Dominion"
- Togran (Single appearance)
- The Mind Warp (Single appearance)
- Opra (Single appearance)
- Vorko (Single appearance)
- Draak (Single appearance)
- Unnamed Planet
Synopsis for Supergirl: "And Death Shall Have No Dominion"
Supergirl, heading Earthward after a space mission, is diverted by a decoy explosive-ball that she lures away from herself. She tracks it to its planet of origin, which is precisely what three evil wizards, Orpa, Vorko and Draak (collectively known as the Mind Warp) wanted. On the planet, she is met by Togran, son of Vorko and enemy of the Mind Warp wizards. Togran tells her that the wizards' enemies, the people of Westland, have destroyed all of his people except for the Mind Warpers and their families. They brought Supergirl there to devastate the Westlanders in revenge.
Supergirl intends to leave, but missiles strike in Togran's garden and kills him. Angered, Supergirl heads to Westland and begins laying waste their war machines. But Vorko revives his son, and, against Vorko's wishes, Togran uses his mystic powers to go to Supergirl's side and explain that the Mind Warpers themselves directed the missiles against him, as a ploy. Seconds later, Togran dies of overstrain. Vorko kills his two fellow wizards, though their mental linkage causes Vorko to die himself. Supergirl departs, knowing the war is finally over.
Appearing in Animal Man: "Animal-Man, Hero or Freak?"
- Robbers (Single appearance)
- Grabo (Single appearance)
- Archie (Single appearance)
- Gumpo (Single appearance)
Synopsis for Animal Man: "Animal-Man, Hero or Freak?"
This story is reprinted from Strange Adventures #195.
Appearing in "These Are the Star Men"
- Conrad Rikon (Single appearance)
- Planet Krag
Synopsis for "These Are the Star Men"
Conrad Rikon, a treasure-hunter and criminal breaks out of jail and makes his way to planet Krag, where he expects to find an incredible treasure. After a bout with the solar police, Conrad lands on the lifeless planet and explores the place.
Conrad penetrates deep into a narrow canyon, taking note of the weird giant humanoid statues placed along the walls, and finds the treasure at the feet of a sitting statue of a stone god. Conrad grabs a handful of gems and instantly stands stiff like a statue. Suddenly the stone statues -really Kragian stone men- come to life. Then the stone god rises to pick Conrad up and deposit him with others who came to plunder the treasury only to be turned to stone by the planet's lethal atmosphere.
Appearing in Supergirl: "The Monster from Krypton!"
- Lois Lane
- Perry White
- Jor-El (Flashback only)
- Lara Lor-Van (Flashback only)
- United States Army
- General Wardel (Single appearance)
Synopsis for Supergirl: "The Monster from Krypton!"
This story is reprinted from Action Comics #303.
Several decades ago, Jor-El and other Kryptonian scientists rocketed the eggs of drangs, fearsome dragon-like monsters, away from Krypton to an uninhabited world. However, a drang egg passed through the Red Kryptonite cloud in space and landed on Earth. Even though the egg cracked and cannot hatch, Superman, investigating, becomes a drang when affected by the Red K.
Supergirl, Jimmy Olsen, and others believe that Superman has been killed by the drang and attempt to destroy it. All of Superman's attempts to reveal the truth go awry, until he finally rescues Supergirl from a Green Kryptonite weapon-burst, pulls up a Superman statue, and scratches "I AM SUPERMAN" out on the base inscription. Superman is left unmolested until he can change back to his human form when the Red Kryptonite wears off.
- This book was first published on April 27, 1972.
- "Animal Man, Hero or Freak?" was originally printed in Strange Adventures #195.
- "These Are the Star Men" was a previously unpublished story found in the DC archives.
- "The Monster from Krypton!" was originally presented (in Action Comics #303) as a story starring Superman, with Supergirl as a supporting character. For this issue, it was re-logoed and slightly rewritten to make Supergirl the star.
- The Supergirl story is titled after the poem "And death shall have no dominion"; written by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. That's why the credit box includes a mention to Thomas.
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- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1)
- All-Star Comics (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 1)
- Superman Family (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 2)
- Infinity Inc. (Volume 1)
- Power Girl (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 3)
- Supergirl (Volume 4)
- Supergirl (Volume 5)
- Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 1)
- Power Girl (Volume 2)
- Supergirl (Volume 6)
- Worlds' Finest (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 7)
Links and References
- Supergirl at Wikipedia.org
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- Supergirl at TV Tropes
- Supergirl at Supermanica
- Supergirl Comic-Book Chronology
- Power Girl at Wikipedia.org
- Power Girl at TV Tropes
- Power Girl at Supermanica