The Romance Covers of Supergirl!

Hey there romance fans! Did you watch the Supergirl pilot on Monday? I caught it last night and I absolutely loved it! Like so many of the romance comics of the 1960s and '70s, the show did a fantastic job showing Supergirl's vulnerabilities and humanity. I'm super pumped to see where the show goes. I think it's really important for there to be a heroine out there who is real and relatable and more than just a sexy fighting machine. Supergirl is the one for the job, don't ya think?! I'd love to hear your thoughts on the character and what you thought of the pilot in the comments! 

Since I'm on a bit of a Supergirl high, I thought I'd share some of my favorite très romantique covers featuring the Maid of Might! Not only were these covers rendered by artists who also worked in the romance genre (including the recently departed Murphy Anderson), these particular issues share a lot of the same DNA with the romance comics in form, language, and overall aesthetic. 

   Adventure Comics  #386 (November 1969) Pencils: Curt Swan , Inks: Murphy Anderson

Adventure Comics #386 (November 1969) Pencils: Curt Swan , Inks: Murphy Anderson

   Adventure Comics  #388 (January 1970) Pencils: Curt Swan, Inks: Murphy Anderson

Adventure Comics #388 (January 1970) Pencils: Curt Swan, Inks: Murphy Anderson

   Adventure Comics  #389 (February 1970) Pencils: Curt Swan, Inks: Murphy Anderson

Adventure Comics #389 (February 1970) Pencils: Curt Swan, Inks: Murphy Anderson

   Adventure Comics  #390 (March/April 1970) Pencils: Curt Swan, Inks: Murphy Anderson

Adventure Comics #390 (March/April 1970) Pencils: Curt Swan, Inks: Murphy Anderson

   Adventure Comics  #402 (February 1971) Pencils: Mike Sekowsky, Inks: Dick Giordano

Adventure Comics #402 (February 1971) Pencils: Mike Sekowsky, Inks: Dick Giordano

   Supergirl  #3 (February 1973) Pencils and Inks: Bob Oksner

Supergirl #3 (February 1973) Pencils and Inks: Bob Oksner

   Supergirl  #6 (August 1973) Pencils and Inks: Bob Oksner

Supergirl #6 (August 1973) Pencils and Inks: Bob Oksner

If you've enjoyed this brief look at Supergirl's more romantic side, I think you'll really dig my booklet The Look of Love: The Romantic Era of DC's Lois Lane, Supergirl, and Wonder Woman. Head on over to my shop and snag yourself a digital copy!