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Top Five Most Iconic Supergirl Covers

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Top Five Most Iconic Supergirl Covers

Here are my picks for the top five most iconic covers featuring Supergirl (with iconic being determined by what covers are most established and most recognized when it comes to Supergirl, with a preference towards covers that are homaged a lot). This is not a BEST cover list and due to the very nature of icons, very few (if any) recent covers will be on the list. A notable exception to the rules is that I don’t count covers from a character’s first appearance (which isn’t applicable to all characters, of course, just those who appeared on the cover of the comic they debuted in), as those tend to be automatically iconic so they’re boring. Here‘s a list of all characters featured so far.

Enjoy!

Before the list begins, here is the first cover appearance of Supergirl, from her debut issue…

Artists: Curt Swan and Al Plastino


Now on to the list…

5. Artists: Gary Frank and Cam Smith


This is certainly the most iconic cover from the Peter David Supergirl series, and that IS one of the most memorable Supergirl series (it also has the current record for longest-running Supergirl series).

4. Artist: Michael Turner


People might not be a fan of the Jeph Loeb/Michael Turner Supergirl, but their take on Supergirl was pretty much the most popular Supergirl has been in comic books since her very early Silver Age appearances. Here is her first cover appearance officially AS Supergirl.

2. Artists: Curt Swan and George Klein


Supergirl has a flying Super-Horse (who is clearly meant to evoke a unicorn on this cover) – that just about perfectly sizes up Supergirl during the Silver Age, doesn’t it?

This cover was also used a few times (with variations) on other covers – the image of Supergirl on a Super-Horse was a strong one. Swan has a lot of great covers that could be used, with the “Supergirl Game” being probably the closest one to making this list in place of the Gary Frank Supergirl cover. What do you folks think? Which one do you feel is more iconic? The “Supergirl Game” or the Gary Frank Supergirl #1?

2. Artists: Curt Swan and George Klein


After her debut cover, this is the most famous Supergirl cover where she’s actually ALIVE.

1. Artist: George Perez


This is one of the most iconic comic book covers PERIOD.