It hasn’t even been two full months since Supergirl debuted on CBS, but the Girl of Steel’s show has gotten off to an impressive start. In the past several weeks, a lot of cool moments have occurred, from Kara Zor-El fighting Red Tornado to the surprising reveal of Hank Henshaw’s true identity. Next week the show will air its midseason finale and take a small break, but the latter half of the season (which has been extended) will see more characters from the DC universe be introduced, including Toyman and Silver Banshee. In the meantime, fans don’t have to go without Supergirl adventures in their life.

Just like we did last year for The Flash and Arrow, we’ve compiled a list of Supergirl comics fans can read during the hiatus, be it in a physical collection or on websites like Comixology. Supergirl has been around for nearly six decades, which means there are plenty of options to choose from, including titles from her early years or something from the New 52. So if you’re itching to learn about Supergirl’s history on the printed page or learn where some of the show’s elements came from, these are the stories you should check out.

The Silver Age Stories
The Silver Age Stories
When in doubt, it never hurts to go back to the beginning. Although a few characters had already served as female Superman counterparts briefly (including Lois Lane), Kara Zor-El was introduced in 1959 as Superman’s cousin and, wanting to keep her safe, the Man of Steel set her up with the “Linda Lee” identity and told her to lay low. After earning positive reception, Kara was then featured in backup stories, and three years later, her existence was made public in the DC universe. Aside from her cousin, Supergirl also fought bad guys with the Legion of Superheroes during this time. The tone of these stories is cheesy and wholesome when compared to most comics nowadays, so don’t look for anything too deep while reading them. That said, they’re great to delve into if you want to learn about her early days and learn where the basics of the character originated. Her adventures in the ‘60s can be found in the black and white paper Showcase collections, while her short-lived 1970s series can be found on Comixology.

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