Power Girl Collected Editions: Post-Crisis

Justice League Europe/Justice League International (1989-1994)

Justice League Europe #3 cover

Power Girl was inducted into the Justice League in Justice League International vol. 1 #24 (1989). She became a charter member of the “Justice League Europe” division and starred in Justice League Europe which ran from April 1989 – May 1993 before being renamed Justice League International vol. 2 for June 1993 – September 1994.

Power Girl suffered from poor characterization, frequent revamps and some questionable storylines during the JLE/JLI era. Only two trade paperbacks of Power Girl’s appearances in the Justice League have been reprinted, spanning 1989-1990.

JSA (1999-2006)

Power Girl joined the cast of JSA in issue #31 (2002) and eventually became the team’s chair. The series ended with JSA #87 and was relaunched five months later as Justice Society of America. JSA/Justice Society of America are the definitive run for Power Girl in the Post-Crisis universe, prior to her solo series.

Digital

DC Comics has released #1-57 of this 87 issue series on Comixology.

Trade Paperbacks

  • JSA Vol. 4: Fair Play – at Amazon.com
    Reprints JSA #26-31, JSA Secret Files #2. PG first appears in #31.
  • JSA Vol. 5: Stealing Thunder – at Amazon.com
    Reprints JSA #32-38.
  • JSA Vol. 6: Savage Times – at Amazon.com
    Reprints JSA #39-45. PG in all but #41-43.
  • JSA Vol. 7: Princes of Darkness – at Amazon.com
    Reprints JSA #46-55. PG in all but #58.
  • JSA Vol. 8: Black Reign – at Amazon.com
    JSA #56 – 58, Hawkman #23 – 25. PG appears in all but #56.
  • JSA Vol. 9: Lost – at Amazon.com
    Reprints JSA #59-#67. PG not in #59, 66.
  • JSA Vol. 10: Black Vengeance – at Amazon.com
    Reprints JSA #68-75. PG not in #68-71.
  • JSA Vol. 11: Mixed Signals – at Amazon.com
    Reprints JSA #76-81. PG appears only in #76.
  • JSA Vol. 12: Ghost Stories – at Amazon.com
    Reprints JSA #82-87. PG appears in all.

I Can’t Believe It’s Not the Justice League (2005)

Trade paperback on Amazon.com
Digital issues on Comixology

Description: “A new trade paperback collecting JLA CLASSIFIED #4-9, the critically acclaimed follow-up to FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE! The Super Buddies open for business, but things hit a sour note when former foe Blackguard and his partner Guy Gardner open a sports bar next door to their new “headquarters” in the strip mall downtown!”

Written by: J.M. DeMatteis and Keith Giffen
Art by: Kevin Maguire and Joe Rubinstein
144 pages. $12.99 USD. On Sale Date: Nov 23, 2005.

[Out of Print] Power Girl (2006)

Power Girl trade cover

Trade paperback on on Amazon.com
Digital issues for JSA: Classified #1-4 on Comixology

Collects SHOWCASE (1956) #97-99, the first story from SECRET ORIGINS (1986) #11, 3 pages from JSA (1999) #32, 2 pages from JSA (1999) #39 and JSA: Classified (2005) #1-4 (minus the final two pages of #4 – view page 21 and page 22).

Description: “Who is Power Girl? Is she Superman’s cousin from a parallel world? Is she the granddaughter of an ancient Atlantean sorcerer? Is she a pawn in a game of cosmic chess that threatens the known universe? All Karen Starr knows is that she exists in a world that doesn’t fit. When her powers begin changing or blanking out altogether, she searches for answers long denied her. The clues lead her to the deranged Psycho-Pirate, who may break her mind before she learns the truth. This collection features her first solo adventure, plus her second secret origin and the sold-out first four issues of JSA CLASSIFIED, key stories tied to the cosmic events of INFINITE CRISIS!”

Published June 2006. Softcover. 176 pages. $14.99 USD. Written by Geoff Johns, Paul Levitz and Paul Kupperberg; Art by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Staton and Dick Giordano and Mary Wilshire; Cover by Adam Hughes.

Infinite Crisis (2005-2006)

Infinite Crisis was a key “event” series for Power Girl as it brought back the multiverse and restored her origin as a Kryptonian survivor from the Earth 2 universe. Power Girl appears in issues #2-7 directly following the story in JSA: Classified #4.

cover of Infinite Crisis

Infinite Crisis (Hardcover) at Amazon.com
Infinite Crisis (Softcover) at Amazon.com
Infinite Crisis Omnibus (Hardcover) at Amazon.com

Description: “The 7-issue miniseries event that rocked the entire DC Universe in 2005-2006 – a sequel to the epic CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. OMAC robots are rampaging, magic is dying, villains are uniting, and a war is raging in space. And in the middle of it all, a critical moment has divided Earth’s three greatest heroes: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. It’s the DCU’s darkest day, and long-lost heroes from the past have returned to make things right in the universe…at any cost. Heroes will live, heroes will die, and the DCU will never be the same again!”

Hardcover (264 pages) published September 2006 ($24.99 USD). Softcover (264 pages) published January 2008 ($14.99 USD). Omnibus (1152 pages) published June 2012 ($150.00 USD).

Justice Society of America (2007-2011)

Digital

Complete series available on Comixology.

Justice Society of America Vol. 1: The Next Age

Hardcover at Amazon.com; Softcover at Amazon.com
DC Comics Reprints #1-4. PG appears in all.

“Determined to rebuild the Justice Society, founding members Green Lantern, Flash and Wildcat initiate an unprecedented recruitment program, tracking the bloodlines of heroes across the world and bringing in the new Starman, Damage, Liberty Belle and more! But just as the Society welcomes the rookies into their ranks, an evil force sets out to destroy them. Meet new legacies, solve a mystery stretching into the far future, witness the return of the world’s greatest hero and watch another one fall in this fantastic collection!”

Justice League of America Vol. 2: The Lightning Saga

Hardcover at Amazon.com; Softcover at Amazon.com
Reprints JLA #0 and #8-12 and JSA #5-#6. PG appears in JLA #8, 9, 10 and JSA #6.

“Two super-teams join forces in this volume collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #0 and #8-12 and Justice Society of America #5-6! The JLA has discovered the presence of several members of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the present. With the help of the JSA, Superman and his team must track down all seven Legionnaires to discover why these heroes of the future have traveled back in time!”

Justice Society of America Vol. 2: Thy Kingdom Come Part One

Hardcover at Amazon.com; Softcover at Amazon.com
Reprints #7-12. PG appears in all.

“A new volume collecting JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #7-12, featuring the prelude to and the first three parts of “Thy Kingdom Come,” the sequel to the classic KINGDOM COME! Welcome the newest member to the Justice Society of America: the Kingdom Come Superman! Coming from an Earth plagued by heroes-gone-extreme, how will this Superman react to an incarnation of the Justice Society he never knew?”

Justice Society of America Vol. 3: Thy Kingdom Come Part Two

Hardcover at Amazon.com; Softcover at Amazon.com
Reprints #13-18 and Annual #1. PG appears in all.

“The Kingdom Come Superman continues to crusade against evil alongside his new Justice Society teammates – but is he the only one who can stand against the threat of Magog? And what are Gog’s true motives?”

 

Justice Society of America Vol. 4: Thy Kingdom Come Part Three

Hardcover at Amazon.com; Softcover at Amazon.com
PG appears in all issues except the MAGOG special.

“Collecting JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #19-22, and the JUSTICE SOCIETY: KINGDOM COME Specials MAGOG, SUPERMAN and THE KINGDOM! The Justice Society begins to dissolve as Gog vows to bring peace to Earth in a way that frightens some and thrills others. Torn between Gog’s desire to help the world and the moral cost it comes with, it’s old guard vs. the new as the line that was drawn is crossed.”

Justice Society of America Vol. 5: Black Adam and Isis

Hardcover at Amazon.com; Softcover at Amazon.com
Reprints #23-28. PG appears in all.

“The new Justice Society regroups just in time to face one of their greatest and most personal enemies – Black Adam! The sorcerer Felix Faust has imprisoned the soul of Isis, Black Adam’s deceased wife. But the Black Marvel just figured that out, and nothing will save Faust from his wrath — nothing except maybe the Justice Society of America. And in Geoff Johns’ farewell story, the team celebrates the birthday of one of their own – Stargirl! That all leads to an all-new two-parter by classic creator Jerry Ordway as a villain from the JSA’s WWII days returns!”

Justice Society of America Vol. 6: The Bad Seed

Softcover at Amazon.com
Reprints #29-33. PG appears in all.

“Writers Bill Willingham (FABLES) and Matthew Sturges (BLUE BEETLE) team up with artist Jesus Merino on a new era for the JSA. The JSA feels the strain when battling a monstrous collection of villains who’ve mounted an all-out war on the team to collect a bounty placed on the head of everyone in the group except Stargirl. The rift between members continues to deepen as suspicions of a traitor are revealed.”

Justice Society of America Vol. 7: Axis of Evil

Softcover at Amazon.com
Reprints #34-40. PG appears in #38, #40.

“It’s all-out war as the leaner, meaner Justice Society of America confronts another intruder in their midst! But this time it’s bad news for their enemy, as he’s facing a team that has learned from its past mistakes in these stories from issues #34-40.”

 

Justice League of America Vol. 8: Dark Things

Hardcover at Amazon.com; Softcover at Amazon.com
Reprints JLA #44-48 & JSA #41-42. PG appears in JLA #45, 46, 48 and JSA #41-42.

“The return of Jade in the pages of BLACKEST NIGHT heralds the release of the powerful Starheart that empowers her father, Green Lantern Alan Scott. Now this chaotic force is unleashed on Earth, causing magic to go wild – and new metahumans to emerge! It’s more than one super team can handle, but can even the combined efforts of the Justice League and the Justice Society contain the light and dark power wielded by one of their own?”

Justice Society of America Vol. 8: Super Town

Softcover at Amazon.com
Reprints #44-49. PG appears in #48-49.

“The United States is attacked by a mysterious warrior known as Scythe in these tales from issues #44-49. The Justice Society races to Washington, D.C. to neutralize the threat and winds up in a catastrophe that may redefine justice, society and America.”

 

Justice Society of America Vol. 9: Monument Point

Softcover at Amazon.com
Reprints #50-54. PG appears only #50.

“Collecting issues #50-54! As Jay Garrick begins his term as mayor, the other members of the JSA try to settle into their new home, and Mr. Terrific attempts to deal with his shocking loss of intelligence.”

 

JSA All-Stars (2009-2011)

In Justice Society of America #33 the team split into two squads and the newer, younger members, led by Power Girl, moved to a new ongoing series titled JSA All-Stars. The series was cancelled with issue #18 and the All-Stars (minus Power Girl) rejoined the team in Justice Society of America #49. A review of All-Stars is available at Collected Editions.

Digital

Complete series available on Comixology.

Trade Paperbacks

  • JSA All-Stars Vol. 1: Constellations – at Amazon.com
    Reprints JSA All-Stars #1-6.
  • JSA All-Stars Vol. 2: Glory Days – at Amazon.com
    Reprints JSA All-Stars #7-12.
  • JSA All-Stars Vol. 3: Puzzle Men
    The final collection (issues #13-18) was cancelled following solicitation.

Terra (2008)

Terra cover

Terra at Amazon.com

Power Girl co-stars in this delightful miniseries introducing the new Terra, who quickly becomes PG’s sidekick and continues to appear in the Power Girl series which launched following this story. The TPB also includes Terra’s first appearance in Supergirl #12. Highly recommended.

Reprints TERRA (2008) #1-4, Supergirl #12. PG appears Terra #1, 2, 4. Published December 2009. Softcover. 128 pages. $14.99 USD.

POWER GIRL (2009-2011)

Power Girl finally received her own series in 2009, and it was a winner. The series opens with Power Girl reviving her Karen Starr identity and moving to New York City to rebuild Starr Enterprises. The first 12 issues, illustrated by Amanda Connor and written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, focus on Power Girl’s personal life and emphasize a humorous tone. She takes on the teenaged hero-in-training Atlee, aka the new Terra, as her sidekick. This run is highly recommended.

A change in creative teams in issue #13 marked a change in focus to tie in with the year long Justice League: Generation Lost maxiseries. The series concluded in August 2011 with Power Girl #27.

Digital

Complete series available on Comixology.

POWER GIRL: Power Trip

Power Girl - Power Trip

Amazon.com

On Sale: February 18, 2014
Writers: Geoff Johns, Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Collects: JSA Classified #1-4 and Power Girl #1-12
$29.99 US, 392 pages

 

Power Girl Vol. 1: A New Beginning

Power Girl Vol. 1 A New Beginning

Amazon.com (out of print)

Description: “JSA leader Power Girl wants to build a new secret identity – but a villain from her past has other plans for her and to get his way, he’s holding Manhattan hostage. Plus, a trio of sexy alien marauders hits Earth for the ultimate party. Unfortunately, by their standards, that means destroying it!”

Art by Amanda Conner. Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti. Reprints POWER GIRL #1-6. Published April 2010. Softcover. 160 pages. $17.99 USD.

Power Girl Vol. 2: Aliens & Apes

Power Girl Vol. 2 Aliens and Apes

Amazon.com (out of print)

Description: “Power Girl must contend with Satanna and her animal menagerie, who have returned to avenge her fallen lover, Ultra-Humanite. If that weren’t enough, the alien Vartox has called upon Power Girl to help repopulate his planet!”

Art by Amanda Conner. Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti. Reprints POWER GIRL #7-12. Published October 2010. Softcover. 144 pages. $17.99 USD.

Power Girl Vol. 3: Bomb Squad

Power Girl Vol. 3 Bomb Squad

Amazon.com

Description: “Due to the events in JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST, Power Girl finds herself mysteriously unaware of the period in her life when Max Lord was pulling her strings as part of Justice League International. Meanwhile, the distractions of being a heroine cause her business to falter as her friends and co-workers disappear. Are they simply walking away – or is something worse happening to them?”

Art by Sami Basri. Written by Judd Winnick. Reprints POWER GIRL #13-18. Published June 2011. Softcover. 144 pages. $14.99 USD.

Power Girl Vol. 4: Old Friends

Power Girl Vol. 4 Old Friends

Amazon.com

Description: “From robotic dinosaurs to the villainous Maxwell Lord to her own personal fan convention, Power Girl faces a plethora challenges in the final volume of her solo series. Joining the Woman of Steel are countless DC Universe heroes, including Superman, Batman, Zatanna and more.”

Written by Judd Winnick and Matthew Sturges; Art by Sami Basri and Hendry Prasetya; Cover by Warren Louw. Reprints POWER GIRL #19-27. Published February 15, 2012. Softcover. 200 pages. $14.99 USD.

BLACKEST NIGHT: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 2 (2010)

Black Lantern Corps Vol. 2 (Hardcover) on Amazon.com
On sale date: July 14 2010. $24.99 USD. 240 pages.
Black Lantern Corps Vol. 2 (Softcover) on Amazon.com
On sale date: July 20 2011. $19.99 USD. 240 pages.

Collects BLACKEST NIGHT: JSA (2010) #1-3, BLACKEST NIGHT: THE FLASH (2010) #1-3, BLACKEST NIGHT: WONDER WOMAN (2010) #1-3. Power Girl appears in BLACKEST NIGHT: JSA #1-3.

Available digitally in individual issues on Comixology.

BLACKEST NIGHT: JSA #1: “The mystery men of yesterday are back and they seek the hearts of their new counterparts! It’s Mr. Terrific vs. Mr. Terrific, Dr. Midnite vs. Dr. Midnite, Sand vs Wesley Dodds! Can the new generation of heroes survive the rise of the Black Lantern JSA?”

BLACKEST NIGHT: JSA #2: “Black Lantern Lois Lane tracks down her undead husband, but their reunion could mean Power Girl’s funeral!”

BLACKEST NIGHT: JSA #3: “The bloodthirsty combat in Manhattan reaches its stunning conclusion here! Earth-2 Superman returns to prove that the true legacy of the Justice Society of America is death. Can our heroes rise up to defeat their dead mentors, role models and villains? And can even the third- smartest man in the world, Mr. Terrific, devise a way to destroy them – or will Manhattan and the world perish under Nekron’s might?”

Justice League: Generation Lost (2010-2011)

Power Girl appears in #10, #16, #17, #18, #19, #22, #23, #24 of the year-long biweekly Justice League: Generation Lost, whose storyline crossed over with the Power Girl series during its second year.

Digital

Complete series available on Comixology.

Trade Paperbacks