Showcase (1956-1978) #97 VF/NM [1st Solo Power Girl]
Published Feb 1978 by DC.
Cover pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Joe Orlando. "Power Girl," script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Joe Staton inks by Joe Orlando; Power Girl breaks through the roof of Gotham Citys Central Electronics factory, interrupting a robbery in progress; The thieves boss is looking for the micro-transformers produced by Central, and claims that even Power Girl cant stop them; Power Girl goes about proving them wrong, by taking out three of the four high-tech thieves; A ricocheting bullet delays Power Girl from apprehending the fourth thief, who flees the scene; The thief uses a high-tech escape vehicle, and takes a detour through the Gotham City Rail Line; This barely slows Power Girl down, who catches up to the thief, and disarms his explosive suicide jacket; Power Girl relaxes outside the city, thinking back on her life; She remembers her life on Argo City, when Zor-L and Allura, her parents, put her in an escape pod to escape Argo Citys death; Her rocket sent her to Earth, to become Power Girl; After calming down from her trip down memory lane, she returns to Gotham. Batman stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "Sable Lady." 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.