The Daring New Adventures of Supergirl

Stamping Out Crime

Supergirl Goes Postal!Moriah sends this “in honor of adventures and my favorite girls who go postal…. I thought you might enjoy the daring likes of Supergirl.” I do, especially when I flip over the card and there’s Supergirl again, with a personal greeting! (Then again, it might be Moriah in her Supergirl costume.) Naturally, the infernal machines of the United States Postal Service have conspired to deface the drawing; fortunately, Supergirl is invulnerable to such things.

This postcard features one of 20 stamps issued in 2006 to commemorate DC Comics. (An additional 20 stamps featuring Marvel Comics were issued the following year.) For me, it’s enough just to see the “new” Supergirl (from 1982), who looks like she was modeled after Jane Russell. However, for you comic afficionados, the complete description on the postcard reads: “The Daring New Adventures of Supergirl #1 / Nov. 1982 / Art by Rich Buckler & Dick Giordano. Moments before the destruction of Argo City, Kara Zor-El was rocketed to Earth and reunited with her cousin Kal-El, the hero known throughout the galaxy as Superman. Developing incredible powers and abilities, Kara chose to follow her cousin’s example and fight for good.”

It strikes me that Supergirl really is what this blog is all about.

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