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I Love Ya But You’re Strange – That Time That Supergirl’s “Man of her Dreams” Was a Woman

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I Love Ya But You’re Strange – That Time That Supergirl’s “Man of her Dreams” Was a Woman

Every week, I will spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories (basically, we’re talking lots and lots of Silver Age comic books). Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature.

Today we take a look at 1969’s Adventure Comics #384, where Superman’s computers might be telling Supergirl something that she didn’t know about herself, in a story written by Cary Bates and drawn by Win Mortimer and Jack Abel.

The concept of the issue is that Supergirl wants to do computer dating, and whose computers are more accurate than Superman’s?!?

In typical Superman fashion, he knows that Supergirl is headed into a quagmire, but instead of just telling her, he decides to let her go and find out for herself…

So she ends up on the other planet and finds her dreamboat…

But something is weird. The people on the planet are jerks to Supergirl. The criminals don’t take her seriously as she arrests them. Essentially, the whole planet thinks women are a joke. But why? As it turns out, it all came about due to an interplanetary bad break-up…

Volar has a secret, though and it might explain why he won’t make out with her…

Supergirl overhears Volar talking with Volar’s father and she figures out that Volar needs to take a special serum. Supergirl figures it is something to keep Volar healthy, but she discovers that is not the case…

Awesome.

I love that the possible implications of this are not addressed. I mean, obviously, it is a 1969 comic so of course it wouldn’t be addressed, but still.

I do like that Bates gave the story an optimistic ending.

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