Years ago, Krypton was about to explode and Kal-El was sent to Earth to escape that fate. However, his older cousin, Kara, was also intended to accompany the infant as his protector. Unfortunately, Kara was accidentally diverted into the timeless Phantom Zone for years before finally arriving on Earth decades later and found by her cousin who had grown into Superman. Years later, Kara Danvers is a young professional adrift in a thankless job until a fateful crisis ignites a sense of purpose using Kryptonian powers she had long hidden. Inspired, Kara decides to emulate her cousin's superheroic ways, only to find her foster sister introducing her to the secret Department of Extra-Normal Operations, dedicated to fighting alien menaces including those Kara inadvertently led to Earth. Now with such help, the Maid of Might takes her place as Earth's newest champion with new friends and enemies challenging her world.
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
A fight to the finish
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Did You Know?
The opening credits state that the series is "based on characters created by Jerry Siegel
and Joe Shuster
." However, neither of Superman's creators had any involvement with the creation of Supergirl, who made her first appearance in Action Comics #252 (May 1959). The creators of Supergirl were Otto Binder
and Al Plastino
. Other than Superman himself, the only characters created by Siegel and Shuster to appear in the series are James Olsen, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor. See more
Flashbacks set on Krypton and the opening credits show that Kara Zor-el does not have pierced ears. The adult, invulnerable Supergirl does. See more
[Season 1 Opening
When I was a child, my planet Krypton was dying. I was sent to Earth to protect my cousin. But my pod got knocked off-course and by time I got here, my cousin had already grown up and become Superman. And so I hid my powers until recently when an accident forced me to reveal myself to the world. To most people I'm assistant at Catco Worldwide Media. But in secret, I work with my adoptive sister for the DEO to protect my city from alien life and anyone else that means to cause ...
The DC Comics logo (2015) features a comic-book image of Supergirl.
An updated DC Comics logo was introduced in 2016 that was colored red and blue. See more
Version of Superman Returns