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Don’t Send Me No More Letters No – Susan Anne Howalsky Is a Liar!

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In this feature I spotlight responses that amuse me for whatever reason by Mort Weisinger to letters fans wrote in to the Superman family of titles back in the 1950s and 1960s. Here is an archive of past installments.

In this latest installment, Mort is inspired to introduce Supergirl based on the lies of a little girl…

In 1959’s Superman #129, Susan Anne Howalsky writes in to Mort to spread vicious, vicious lies…


Mort undoubtedly was fooled by her lies, because that very same issue is an ad for a troublemaking, helpless new character named Supergirl…


In all seriousness, I bet Weisinger got a lot of requests from girls reading Superman comics wondering where the heck was a Supergirl. It is cool that he was so receptive to fan interests. It is interesting that it took them so long to actually introduce Supergirl, though. It is also interesting that he chose to run THAT letter, of all the letters, to reveal that DC was actually going to give them a Supergirl character.