SUPERGIRL Collected Editions 2004-2011 (Post-Crisis)

Origin Story

Superman/Batman Vol. 2: Supergirl (out of print – replaced by “Superman/Batman Vol. 1”)

Published Sep 2005
Collects the Post-Crisis origin story for Kara Zor-El from Superman/Batman #8-13, originally published 2004
Out of print and replaced by the new edition below. Individual issues available on Comixology.

Batman has discovered something strange on the bottom of Gotham Bay, which leads him to a mysterious and powerful teenaged girl bent on destroying Gotham City. What’s her connection to Superman? Why does Wonder Woman want to hide her from the outside world? Will Darkseid succeed in recruiting her into doing his bidding?

Written by Jeph Loeb; Art by Michael Turner.

Superman/Batman Vol. 1

Superman-Batman Vol 1 2014 Published May 2014 (New Edition)
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Collects Superman/Batman #1-13, originally published 2003-2004

This new edition reprints the issues originally collected in the Superman/Batman Vol. 1: Public Enemies and Superman/Batman Vol. 2: Supergirl trade paperbacks.


Supergirl Books (Series 5)

Supergirl Vol. 1: The Girl of Steel

Published Feb 2, 2016 (New Edition)
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This new edition collecting Supergirl #0-10 & #12 (originally published 2005-2006) replaces the collections Supergirl Vol. 1: Power and Supergirl Vol 2: Candor. Issue #11 takes place after #12 in-story.

The first 19 issues of this series were poorly received, leading to a soft reboot starting in Supergirl #23 when Matt Idelson replaced Eddie Berganza as Superman editor.

Written by Jeph Loeb, Joe Kelly, Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray (#12); Art by Michael Turner, Ian Churchill, Ed Benes, Ron Adrian, Ale Garza, Amanda Conner (#12).

Supergirl Vol. 2: Breaking the Chain

On sale Aug 16, 2016 (New Edition)
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This new edition collecting Supergirl #11, 13-22 replaces Supergirl Vol. 3: Identity (which collected Supergirl #10-19 and the Supergirl story from Infinite Holiday Special #1, but not #20-22).

The series went spectacularly off the rails in these issues, and the entire Joe Kelly run was more or less retconned away as being hallucinations.

Written by Joe Kelly (#11,13-19), Tony Bedard (#20-22); Art by Joe Benitez (#11), Ian Churchill (#13-15), Alé Garza (#16-#19), Renato Guedes (#20-22).

Supergirl: Beyond Good and Evil

Published Aug 2008
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Collects Supergirl #23-27 and Action Comics #850 (in which Kara returns to her own time period following the events in Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes).

For two years she has fought the good fight, the world still views her as a lesser version of the Man of Steel. What will it take for the most powerful girl on Earth to prove herself? Supergirl’s quest will take her from her own past on the doomed planet of Krypton to the distant future of the Legion of Super-Heroes; from the edge of the universe to a mysterious planet where the name of Supergirl is feared and hated.

Written by Kelley Puckett (Supergirl), Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza, Geoff Johns (Action Comics #850); Art by Drew Johnson, Lee Ferguson, Rick Leonardi (Supergirl), Renato Guedes (Action Comics #850).

Supergirl: Way of the World (out of print)

cover image of Way of the WorldPublished April 15, 2009
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Collects Supergirl #28-33

A young boy is about to succumb to cancer and Supergirl makes a promise not to let him die – a vow she will take drastic measures to keep. Superman and Wonder Woman believe Kara’s obsession is dangerous and want her to stop. But Supergirl is determined.

Written by Kelley Puckett, Will Pfeifer, James Peaty; Art by Drew Johnson, Ron Randall, Brad Walker.

Supergirl: Who is Superwoman?

cover image of Who Is SuperwomanOn Sale Sep 13, 2016 (New Edition)
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Collects Supergirl #34, 37-41 (issues #35-36 are collected in Superman: New Krypton Vol. 2)

When a costumed woman arrives in Metropolis calling herself Superwoman, it’s up to Supergirl to get to the bottom of things. After meeting this so-called Superwoman during the “New Krypton” storyline, the Girl of Steel has two pressing questions: Who is Superwoman really, and what gives her the right to wear the symbol of the House of El?

Written by Sterling Gates; Art by Jamal Igle, Matthew Clark, Jon Sibal and Keith Champagne; Cover by Joshua Middleton.

Supergirl: Friends and Fugitives

cover image of Who Is SuperwomanOn Sale Sep 13, 2016 (New Edition)
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Collects Supergirl #43 and 45-47, Action Comics #881-882 and Superman Secret Files 2009 #1. (Supergirl #44 is collected in Superman: Codename: Patriot)

Spilling out of the stunning finale of “Codename: Patriot,” Supergirl and her best friend Flamebird find themselves banned from planet Earth! Though the Kryptonian childhood friends find themselves at each other’s throats, they must work together if they’re going to track down the man who murdered Supergirl’s father, the human known as Reactron!

Written by Sterling Gates and Greg Rucka; Art by Jamal Igle and others.

Supergirl: Death and the Family

cover image of Death and the FamilyPublished Sep 10, 2013
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Collects Supergirl #48-50 and Supergirl Annual #1.

The Silver Banshee returns and this time she’s after an artifact that could break her family’s curse. Meanwhile, Lana Lang’s mysterious condition gets worse. Can Supergirl save her?

Written by Sterling Gates, with Helen Slater & Jake Black (Supergirl #50: A Hero’s Journey). Art by Jamal Igle, Cliff Chiang and others.

Supergirl: Bizarrogirl

cover image of BizarrogirlOn Sale Sep 13, 2016 (New Edition)
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Collects Supergirl #53-59 and Supergirl Annual #2.

Enter Bizarro Supergirl! But how did she get to Earth and what does she want? The real Supergirl better find out fast, or else there won’t be much left of Metropolis to save! And to make things worse, an even bigger threat looms on the horizon with an eye for the Girl of Steel.

Written by Sterling Gates; Art by Jamal Igle and Matt Camp.


Superman/Supergirl: Maelstrom

cover image of Superman Supergirl Maelstrom Published Dec 2009
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A vicious Apokolptian villain known as Malestrom has arrived on Earth to kill Superman so that she might become The Bride of Darkseid! Superman and Supergirl join forces to battle the villain, but at what cost to Metropolis? From Earth to Apokolips and beyond, Superman and Supergirl face unexpected challenges in this action-packed tale examining what it means to be a hero.

This limited series is set during the first year of the 2005 Supergirl series. Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray. Art and cover by Phil Noto.


Supergirl & the Legion of Super-Heroes

Supergirl travelled to the 31st century between Supergirl #5 and #6 of the 2005 series, but returned with no memory of her time in the future. She regained her memories in Supergirl #21-22.

Supergirl & the Legion of Super-Heroes: Strange Visitor From Another Century (out of print)

Published 2006
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The 21st Century’s Girl of Steel wakes up 1,001 years later, convinced the whole reality is something she just dreamed up.

Collects Legion of Super-Heroes #14 and Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #16-19, plus the “letter column” back-ups from Legion of Super-Heroes #6, 9, 13-15. Not included is issue #15, a flashback issue which highlights three significant stories from various points in Legion history.

This is the third collection of the 2004 Legion of Super-Heroes series. The series’ title changed to include Supergirl starting in issue #16. Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 1: Teenage Revolution and Vol 2: Death of a Dream are out of print and unavailable on Comixology.

Written by Mark Waid and Tony Bedard; Art by Barry Kitson, Adam DeKraker and Mick Gray.

Supergirl & the Legion of Super-Heroes: Adult Education (out of print)

Published April 2007
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Collects issues #20-25

In this volume, Brainiac wants to bring the deceased Dream Girl back from the dead, and only the mind of a deadly enemy can help.

Written by Mark Waid and Tony Bedard; Art by Barry Kitson, Mick Gray and various.

Supergirl & the Legion of Super-Heroes: The Dominator War

Published Sep 2007
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Collects issues #26-30

The Dominators’ plan to destroy Earth reaches fruition as the Robot Rebellion sweeps the planet!

Written by Mark Waid; Art by Barry Kitson and Kalman Andrasofszky; Cover by Kitson.

Supergirl & the Legion of Super-Heroes: The Quest for Cosmic Boy

Published April 2008
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Collects issues #30-36

The Legionnaires’ leader, Cosmic Boy, has disappeared. Was he captured by enemies or has he fled responsibility?

Written by Tony Bedard ; Art by Kevin Sharpe and Dennis Calero ; Cover by Barry Kitson.


Superman Books

World’s Finest (out of print)


Published June 2010
Collects the 2009 4-issue miniseries plus DC Comics Presents #31 (1981) and Action Comics #865 (2008). Out of print but highly worth tracking down.

Members of the Superman and Batman families collide in this tale exploring the relationships of the heroes who make up the most popular dynasties in comics.

Each issue features a different team in a linked story about a sinister plot masterminded by the Toyman: #1 stars the Kryptonian Nightwing and Red Robin, #2 stars Robin and the Guardian, #3 stars Supergirl and Batgirl, and #4 stars Superman and Batman and features Supergirl and Batgirl. Oracle and Catwoman also star.

Written by Sterling Gates, Geoff Johns and Gerry Conway. Art by Jamal Igle, Phil Noto, Julian Lopez, Fernando Dagnino and others.

Superman: Brainiac (out of print)

cover image of Supermain: BrainiacPublished May 2009
Available on Kindle and as individual issues on Comixology
Collects Action Comics #866-870

This storyline was adapted as the animated feature Superman: Unbound.

Before he came to Earth, the people of Superman’s home planet Krypton had battled Brainiac, a cold and callous alien obsessed with the control of knowledge. Now Brainiac has set his sights on destroying Earth and finishing off the Last Son of Krypton once and for all. The Brainiac storyline revitalized one of Superman’s greatest foes and brought the bottle city of Kandor to Earth, setting the stage for the storyline New Krypton.

Superman: New Krypton Vol. 1 (out of print)

cover image of New Krypton volume 1Published May 2009
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Collects Superman: New Krypton Special #1, Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen Special #1, Superman #681, Action Comics #871 and Adventures Comics Special Featuring the Guardian #1. Supergirl appears in New Krypton Special, Superman #681, Action Comics #871.

After a devastating battle with the alien villain Brainiac, the Man of Steel learns that a piece of his home planet Krypton survived — the shrunken, bottle city of Kandor. And when the city is grown to normal size, it looks like Superman finally has the connection to his past he’s been missing all his life as thousands of Kryptonians are suddenly able to walk the Earth. But his happiness soon turns to dread as relations between the Kryptonians and humans dissolve, and the two cultures face a massive clash.

Superman: New Krypton Vol. 2 (out of print)

cover image of New Krypton Vol. 2Published Sep 2009
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Collects Superman #682-683, Action Comics #872-873, Supergirl #35-36. Supergirl appears in all issues.

After a long-lost section of Krypton is miraculously resurrected on Earth, the Man of Steel greets thousands of Kryptonians who are suddenly able to walk among humans. But a jarring culture clash destroys relations between the two species and violence erupts. Soon, the government’s own anti-Kryptonian team sets out to dispatch the erupting conflict and the entire Superman family is affected.

Superman: New Krypton Vol. 3

cover image of New Krypton volume 3Published Mar 2011
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Collects Superman: World of New Krypton #1-5 and Action Comics Annual #1. Supergirl appears in WoNK #1, 2, 3, 5 and in a one-page profile in the annual.

Following the “New Krypton” event, the Man of Steel has had to embrace his past to ensure humanity’s future. And while a devastating armed conflict with Earth may have been averted, keeping the peace will be Superman’s greatest challenge yet. Now the Man of Tomorrow has decided to live with his newfound people on a brand-new world. But can he keep peace between Earth and this New Krypton? Not if General Zod has anything to say about it.

Superman: Codename: Patriot

Published Apr 2011
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Collects Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #2, Superman: World of New Krypton #6, Superman #691, Supergirl #44, Action Comics #880. Supergirl appears in SG #44, AC #880, and WoNK #6.

Superman’s pal Jimmy Olsen takes center stage in this new collection. With The Man of Steel temporarily out of the picture following the events of SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON, Jimmy must put together the pieces regarding the mysterious Project 7734, and it’s worse than he imagined. Thankfully he has the help of alien hero Mon-El and Steel’s niece Natasha Irons — but will they be enough to defeat Codename: Assassin?

Superman: New Krypton Vol. 4

cover image of New Krypton volume 4Published June 2011
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Collects Superman: World of New Krypton #6-12. Supergirl appears in #6 (also in Superman: Codename Patriot) and #8.

The Man of Steel has moved to a new planet populated by Kryptonians. Leaving Earth behind for a life in the Kryptonian military, Superman must make many sacrifices to appease his people while averting a conflict with the other planets. But an attempt on the life of a high-ranking Kryptonian sends Superman to Earth on a mission that may ignite the very conflict he’s been avoiding.

Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton Vol. 1 (out of print)

Superman Last Stand of New Krypton Vol 1Published Nov 2010 (hardcover), Nov 2011 (softcover)
Available from third-party sellers at Amazon

Collects Superman: Last Stand Of New Krypton #1, Adventure Comics #8-9, Superman #698 and Supergirl #51. Supergirl appears in Last Stand #1 and #2, AC #9, SG #51.

After struggling to keep their society alive, New Krypton faces the threat of Brainiac, the alien believed to be responsible for the annihilation of the original planet Krypton! But Kryptonian General Zod has been waiting for this moment since Brainiac first attacked old Krypton – he has a plan to save his people.

Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton Vol. 2

Superman Last Stand of New Krypton Vol 2Published Jan 2011 (hardcover), Mar 2012 (softcover)
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Collects Superman: The Last Stand Of New Krypton #3, Adventure Comics #10-11, Supergirl #52, Superman #699. Supergirl appears in Last Stand #3, AC #10, and SG #52.

The super citizens of New Krypton face an attack from a newly freed Brainiac, and it’ll take all their might – along with Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes – to survive the onslaught.

Superman: War of the Supermen (out of print)

cover of War of the SupermenPublished Feb 2011 (hardcover), Jan 2012 (softcover)
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The final chapter in the New Krypton storyline. Collects Superman: War of the Supermen #0-4 and one page from Superman #700. Supergirl appears in WAR #1-4.

Superman: Reign of Doomsday

cover image of Superman - Reign of DoomsdayPublished Mar 2013
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Collects Action Comics #900-904 (originally published 2011). Supergirl appears in all issues.

Doomsday has returned! The monster that once took Superman’s life in a battle that destroyed half of Metropolis is back for another round with the Man of Steel. Writer Paul Cornell pens a tale that not only puts Superman in a fight for his life – but in a fight for the life of Superboy, Supergirl and all members of the Superman family.


Justice League of America

Justice League of America Vol. 8: Dark Things

Published Apr 2012
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Collects JLA #44-48, JSA #41-42 (originally published 2010). Supergirl appears in JLA #45 (where she joins the JLA) to 48 and JSA #41.

The return of Jade in the pages of BLACKEST NIGHT heralds the release of the powerful Starheart that empowers her father, Green Lantern Alan Scott. Now this chaotic force is unleashed on Earth, causing magic to go wild – and new metahumans to emerge! It’s more than one super team can handle, but can even the combined efforts of the Justice League and the Justice Society contain the light and dark power wielded by one of their own?

Justice League of America Vol. 9: Omega

Published Dec 2012
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Collects JLA #49-53 and Starman/Congorilla #1 (originally published 2010-2011). Supergirl appears in #49-53.

The World’s Greatest Super Heroes battle the Crime Syndicate in the streets of Washington, D.C. But a new villain bent on his own form of conquest prevents any other heroes from helping save the nation’s capital. It’s up to five members of the Justice League to save the city’s people, with serious repercussions for one Leaguer.

Justice League of America Vol. 10: The Rise of Eclipso

Published Oct 2012
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Collects JLA #54-60 and JSA #43 (originally published 2011)
Supergirl appears as “Dark Supergirl” in JLA #54, 55 and as normal in JLA #59, 60 (following events of “Reign of Doomsday”). Appears in a vision of possible futures in JSA #43.

Eclipso returns, and he’s going to take down the heroes who have defeated him so many times before! With his army of both heroes and villains under his hypnotic thrall, Eclipso may have the team’s number. Will the combined might of Batman, Donna Troy, Blue Lantern Saint Walker and even the all-powerful Spectre be enough to stop him?


The Brave and The Bold Vol. 1: The Lords of Luck (out of print)

Hardcover published Dec 2007. Paperback published Dec 2008. Individual issues are available on Comixology.

Collects The Brave and The Bold #1-6, originally published 2007 (concurrent with Supergirl #15-20). Supergirl teams up with Green Lantern in #2 and Lobo in #4, and appears in #3, #5, and #6.

Batman and Green Lantern set out on the trail of what could be the greatest weapon in the DCU: the Book of Destiny, whose possessor will have the knowledge of all that has ever been or will be. Along the way, an impressive array of DC heroes becomes involved, including Supergirl, Blue Beetle, Lobo and more as the battle lines are drawn.

Written by Mark Waid; Art by George Perez and Bob Wiacek; Cover by George Perez.

The Brave and The Bold Vol. 4: Without Sin (out of print)

Collects The Brave and The Bold #17-22. Paperback published July 2009. Individual issues are available on Comixology.

Supergirl appears in a team-up story with Raven in issues #17 and 18, in a story titled “Fathers” written by Marv Wolfman and illustrated by Phil Winslade. This is a strangely out-of-continuity story that seems to fit somewhere around Supergirl #13, published about 2 years prior, when the character was going through the highly unpopular “Evil Zor-El/brainwashed-killer-Kara” storyline by Joe Kelly that was promptly retconned away when editor Eddie Berganza was replaced after Supergirl #19. These issues serve at best as a curiosity, and at worst as an unwelcome reminder of one of DC Comics’ most damaging treatments of Supergirl. See Supergirl Comic Box Commentary for an excellent review.