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"The Unknown Supergirl": This story is reprinted from Action Comics #278.



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Synopsis for "The Unknown Supergirl"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #278.

After repairing the damage an overnight windstorm did to the Midvale Orphanage carnival, Supergirl gets a visit from Krypto, that gives her a note telling her to come see Superman. Visiting her cousin, she finds out that he's decided it's time that the public learn of her existence. He tells her that he plans on doing so once he and Krypto return from a mission in another dimension, leaving Earth in Supergirl's protection.

To compound the fact that she still has to keep her identity secret, a cloud of Kryptonite dust has ringed itself all over the Earth. Seeing protection from it, Supergirl dives into the ocean and seeks refuge in Atlantis where she is reunited with Jerro and Lori Lemaris. With the news of the Kryptonite cloud reaching the news, criminals all over the world take this as a chance to exploit the fact that Superman cannot stop them. Supergirl, watching from afar with her x-ray vision, uses her super powers to stop all the crimes on land without leaving the ocean.

After a number of successes, the Kryptonite cloud dissipates and Supergirl can return to Earth. She arrives just as Superman is returning from his mission. Tragedy would strike when just before Superman decides to go public with the identity of Supergirl, her powers suddenly failed. Without any super-powers, Superman decides against revealing to her to the public for her own safety. The devastated Supergirl returns to Midvale Orphanage as Linda Lee, wondering what happened to her powers.

This story is continued next issue...



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Synopsis for "Supergirl's Secret Enemy"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #279.

Continued from last issue...

Supergirl has lost her powers, and unknown to her it's all thanks to Lesla-Lar. Lesla-Lar is a girl who lives in the bottle city of Kandor, a super-genius, she had grown to hate Supergirl and so built a device that would nullify her powers. Having done this, she begins scheming the next part of her plan.

Meanwhile, at Midvale Orphanage, now without her super-powers, Linda Lee is allowed to get adopted and is adopted by Fred and Edna Danvers.

That night, Linda is visited by her cousin Superman who builds her a special room to hide her Supergirl costume, even though she has no powers to use. That night while asleep, Linda is transported and shrunken in size by Lesla-Lar, who uses her devices to transfer Supergirl's powers to her and takes Linda's place on Earth. While Lesla is posing as Linda on Earth, the real Linda is mentally conditioned to believe that she is Lesla-Lar and covers for the real Lesla-Lar's absence.

Meanwhile back on Earth, using her new super-powers, Lesla-Lar steals secrets from Fred Danvers, and springs Lex Luthor from jail, leaving a dummy in his place to cover for him. The two conspire to commit robberies together before she returns Luthor back to his cell to avoid detection. When "Lesla-Lar" monitors Earth and learns of the evil Supergirl she tries to warn the people of Kandor. However, the real Lesla-Lar picks up on this and uses her fail-safe to return Supergirl back to Earth and into her bed, and switch places back. Supergirl wakes up screaming, and dismisses the whole episode as a nightmare.

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Synopsis for "Trapped in Kandor"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #280.

Linda Lee begins her daily routine, and is almost late for class, and begins to realize that she took her lost super-powers for granted. That day, her class goes on a field trip to the Daily Planet in Metropolis. There Clark Kent tells Linda that he's going to make one final attempt to come up with a way to restore her powers. Watching this from her monitor in Kandor, Lesla-Lar comes up with an idea to trick Superman to further her own criminal goals.

That night, Lesla-Lar uses her devices to swap places with Linda Lee as she sleeps, so that she can operate on Earth under the guise of Linda Lee/Supergirl, while the real Supergirl is mentally conditioned to think she is Lesla-Lar. She meets up with her partner, Lex Luthor in his prison cell and tell him that she wants him to build a Green Kryptonite ray to destroy Superman, seeing how to do so herself would kill her. They plot to assassinate Superman when he reveals Supergirl to the world, so that the world figures Supergirl is on the side of the law, while in reality Lesla-Lar is working with Luthor.

While in the city of Kandor, "Lesla-Lar" goes about her daily tasks and becomes interested in Supergirl's exploits. She begins watching video presentations of Supergirl completely unaware that she is watching her own history. Meanwhile, the real Lesla-Lar, still posing as Linda Lee meets with Superman. Superman tells "Linda" that he cannot restore her powers, however Lesla-Lar tricks Superman into thinking she found an instant cure and restored her powers from breathing the vapors of a melted rock. Using her x-ray vision "Linda" spots a canyon that is being effected by an earthquake. Superman rushes to the rescue, and "Supergirl" secretly reshapes the rocks Superman is knocking aside into a unique stone formation across a road. Later while congratulating her for her help, Superman reveals to "Supergirl" that he is convinced her powers have returned in full and she has not lost any skill and decides that they should reveal her to the public right away. This plays right into Lesla-Lar's plans.

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Synopsis for "The Three Red K Perils"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #283.

When Mr. Mxyzptlk made Supergirl invulnerable to Kryptonite, he neglected to extend the spell to cover Red Kryptonite as well. As a result, exposure to six Red K meteors turns Supergirl into a fat woman (she mimics being a hot-air balloon), a wolf-girl (she inspires a horror-movie writer to another triumph), and a microbe-sized girl (she fights off disease germs in Dick's foster father's bloodstream and saves his life). Later, Supergirl wonders how the other Red Kryptonite exposures will affect her.

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Synopsis for "The Super-Mermaid"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #284.

Supergirl experiences the last three Red K effects by temporarily growing an extra head (which usually disagrees with her), having an hallucination that she possesses deadly "fatal vision", and gaining the finned, scaly lower body of a mermaid (she visits Atlantis and saves Lenora Lemaris, who also loves Jerro, from the hands of giants trapped in a bog). When the final Red K effect wears off, Supergirl joins Superman and finds that her vulnerability to Kryptonite has returned. Superman informs Supergirl that he learned of Mxyzptlk's involvement and that her normal powers have now returned, since his magic has worn off. He also says that he has decided, at long last, to reveal her existence to the world.

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Synopsis for "The World's Mightiest Heroine"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #285.

Meeting with his cousin Supergirl, Superman tells the Girl of Steel that he has decided that it is now time to reveal her to the public, ending her years of secret training. He tells her they will meet in Metropolis for 9:00 for the big reveal before parting company. Returning to her civilian guise as Linda Lee, Supergirl returns to the home of her adopted parents, the Danvers.

With hours before 9:00, Linda agrees to go with the Danvers to see a movie in Metropolis. However, along the way the bridge they are crossing breaks under the weight of their car, forcing Linda to spring into action and save them without thinking. Realizing that she has revealed her secret identity to her adopted parents before the revelation of her existence, Supergirl's mind is put at ease when Superman arrives and tells her it's okay that her adopted parents know her secret identity. Supergirl and Superman then explain her origins to Fred and Edna Danvers who are proud that their adopted daughter is secretly Supergirl. They then go back to the Danvers home where Supergirl builds a secret tunnel exit out of their house much like what Superman had when he was a boy in Smallville.

That night, broadcasting from the Fortress of Solitude, Superman reveals Supergirl to the world. The revelation sends cheers all over Earth and the universe. After the celebrations are done, Superman heads off on a mission into the 50th Century leaving Supergirl to defend the Earth while he is gone.

Soon, the world is menaced by a creature known as the Infinite Monster, a gigantic creature who is so large, all one can see are it's legs tromping across the land. The creatures rampage sends Supergirl after it, and she soon finds that simple brute force is not going to have an effect on the monster. Thinking fast she constructs a crude missile and with a note inside throws it through the time barrier to the 30th Century. There is is intercepted by the Legion of Super-Heroes who read her note for assistance and send her back a shrinking ray device which she uses to reduce the monster down to a smaller size, allowing her to put the creature in a special bottle prison in the Fortress of Solitude.

With her first public mission a success, Supergirl is once more celebrated by everyone including the President of the United States. When Superman returns to the present he congratulates Supergirl for a job well done and publicly thanks her. As a reward for a job well done, Superman devices her very own room in the Fortress of Solitude.

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Synopsis for "The Infinite Monster"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #285.

Notes

  • This book was first published on January 9, 1968.
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