Created by Gerry Conway, Ric Estrada and Wally Wood

Power Girl (Kara Zor-L).png
Power Girl (Kara); Art by Adam Hughes.
The Original Universe


Real Name: Kara Zor-L
Aliases: Paige Stetler; Karen Starr
Occupation: Software designer, adventurer
Homeworld: Krypton-Two
Place of Birth: Krypton-Two
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Zor-L (father, deceased), Allura (mother, deceased); Kal-L of Earth Two (cousin; deceased)
Base of Operation: Metropolis of Earth Two; later New York City, NY
Group Affiliation(s): Justice Society of America, Justice League Europe, JSA, JSA All-Stars
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 160 lbs
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde
First Appearance: All-Star Comics #58 (January-February 1976)
Creators: Gerry Conway, Ric Estrada and Wally Wood


An incredibly powerful woman, yet with no memories, Kara initially believed herself to be related to Superman, a cousin or some such. She served as a member of Infinity, Inc. and later the Justice Society until the older members of the group were taken away to prevent the coming of Ragnarök. Shortly after this, she was told that her powers were actually the result of her being the grand-daughter of Atlantean mage Arion, who had sent her forward in time to protect her from her enemies. She continued to act as a hero, while also devoting time to understanding her magical heritage, working alongside Justice League International, and also undertaking missions for Oracle, one of which went disastrously wrong. She also bore a mystically conceived son, who was destined to fight an ancient enemy of Arion's, whom she has not seen since. She then devoted much of her time to her software company, but was still prepared to act as a hero when needed by the JLA or by Oracle. In time, she was inducted into the new Justice Society, where she learnt that her origins were not Atlantean after all.

She was then tormented by the Psycho-Pirate, who teased her with various possible origins, before she learned that she was, after all, Superman's cousin. Only, not the Superman she thought. She discovered that she is a survivor from 'Earth-2', a world that disappeared during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, where she was the cousin of Kal-L, the Earth 2 Superman. Knowing who she is hasn't always helped her, but it has made her feel more whole. She now acts as a mentor to her counterpart Supergirl, and continues to serve with the Justice Society.


For a definitive list of appearances of Power Girl in chronological order click here


Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #18 (August 1986)

Who's Who: Update '87 #4 (November 1987)
Who's Who in the DC Universe #6 (January 1991)
JLA/JSA Secret Files #1 (January 2003)