Midvale was a small suburban town located on the outskirts of Metropolis. Several years ago, a Kryptonian rocket ship landed in Midvale earning the attention of the city's chosen son, Superman. Superman investigated the rocket and was shocked to discover that its sole occupant was a young Kryponian female, Kara Zor-El. Not only was Kara Kryptonian, but she was also Superman's cousin. Superman agreed to take her on as his secret weapon and gave her the name, Supergirl. He also helped to provide her with a civilian identity, Linda Lee, and registered her at the Midvale Orphanage. During the day, Linda remained at the orphanage befriending other teenagers, including the amorous Dick Malverine. At night however, she shed her brown wig and took to the skies as Midvale's self-appointed "guardian angel".
Points of Interest
- Dick Malverne
- Edna Danvers
- Fred Danvers
- Lena Thorul
- Miss Hart
- Mister Dixon
- Streaky the Super-Cat
- The neighborhood of Midvale was created by writer Otto Binder.
- Midvale exists in the Pre-Crisis continuity of Earth-One. In the Post-Crisis continuity it has appeared in Action Comics #684. The events of Supergirl: Being Super happen in Midvale. Midvale has also been referenced in the Supergirl (TV Series) set in Earth-38 of the Arrow universe.
- Midvale is also the name of actual cities that exist in Idaho, Ohio and Utah.