Today’s Super Comic — Superman #415 (1986)

Superman 415Supergirl died a while back, and since DC’s continuity rebooted shortly thereafter, that original version of her technically stayed dead.

But Superman #415 gave her a nice little epilogue, revealing a “happily ever after” she had experienced (for at least a short while). The issue also allows Superman some time to mourn his cousin when he meets the alien husband he never knew she had.

Admittedly, Superman was in need of a reboot at the time. Things were getting kind of stale by this point, but writer Cary Bates and legendary Superman artist Curt Swan were in top form with this issue, paying proper respect to a great character DC decided it needed to sacrifice so Superman could truly be the last of his kind.

Fortunately, DC wised up years later and realized its fictional universe needed the Last Daughter of Krypton, too.

Writer: Cary Bates

Penciler: Curt Swan

Inker: Al Williamson

Publisher: DC Comics

How to Read It: back issues; Comixology

Appropriate For: ages 9 and up