So, I always have comics in my desk at work to read during my lunch break. I always eat at my desk and use my measly 1/2 hour to down my lunch and devour something graphic. For the last few weeks, this is what I've been reading on my lunch breaks. And man oh man, was it glorious. I love all this Silver Age nonsense. Comics were so much simpler back then. And much more illogical, but that was the charm.
I've read a lot of the stories in this volume, but there were a ton I've never read before, or at least don't remember ever reading. This book contains all of Supergirl's adventures from when she landed on Earth to the time Superman was ready to reveal her existence to the world and just beyond. We follow Supergirl from Midvale Orphanage to a couple unfortunate adoptions to her final placement with the Danvers family. We get to see her help other orphans get adopted (apparently back in the day, all you needed was a special talent like being able to play golf to get adopted by a famous golfer, or have a special talent like playing piano or cooking to find a loving family), we get to see her hang out with the Legion of Super-Heroes, we get lots of adventures with Streaky, the Super Cat and Comet, the Super Horse. She's got boyfriends, both super and ordinary. It's 600 plus pages of super cheesiness and it's absolute glorious. I hope this whole new Omnibus series DC is pushing does well because I want more. I want this to at least reach the Supergirl run in Adventure Comics and her own short lived title around that time. There's a special place in my heart for that era of Supergirl.
Supergirl: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol 1
Writer: Otto Binder, Jerry Siegel, Leo Dorfman
Artist: Al Plastino, Jim Mooney