The Shrine continues to grow ... this time unexpectedly!
I was on my way out the door of the Boston Comic Con when I noticed a Toon Tumbler display. I was thinking of getting the Superman glass with the classic 'breaking the Kryptonite chains' image. Instead I was shocked to see this tumbler showing a Silver Age Supergirl picture.
I have never seen this before. And in going to the Toon Tumbler website I don't see it there either. What a nice little find!
The back of the glass shows the very 70's version of Supergirl title logo. Very nice.
The picture on the glass was first seen on Adventure Comics #410.
It was spotlighted in the upper corner of the cover, making it 'the' image of Supergirl for a short period of time.
But the origin of this version of the costume is inside Adventure #410 as well.
This was during the time period when readers were invited to send in to DC new versions of Supergirl's costume. Some of these costumes were subsequently used in stories in Adventures. There are plenty of these variants throughout the middle aspect of that run.
It turns out that this version was submitted by a reader John Sposato of Edison NJ. This version of the uniform became *the* uniform for Supergirl for the next decade. Sure there were some slight modifications. The pants were beaded on the bottom sometimes, then became longer, more like tennis shorts. The shoes went from ballet slippers to elf slippers to boots. But this feel was the uniform for a while. I guess decades late congratulations should go to Sposato for designing this.