|Known Relatives:||Kara Zor-El (Daughter)|
|Portrayed By:||Mia Farrow|
Alura In-Ze is a Kryptonian and mother of Supergirl in the DC Universe.
The character, created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino, first appeared in Action Comics #252 (May 1959).
Within the context of the stories, three distinct versions of Alura have been presented but in each case she is the mother of Superman's cousin. The character as first introduced survives the destruction of Krypton along with her husband, Zor-El, and the rest of Argo City. Years later, when a second catastrophe threatens to destroy Argo City, she and her husband send their daughter, born long after the destruction of Krypton, to Earth. Later stories reveal that Alura and Zor-El had escaped the destruction of Argo city in a "survival zone" to be reunited with their grown daughter.
A variation, named Allura In-Z, appeared in Showcase #98 (March 1978) in a story set in the publisher's Earth-Two continuity as the mother of Power Girl.
Both of these versions of the character were removed from in-story continuity as part of Crisis on Infinite Earths along with most of the material related to Supergirl and the Earth-Two version of Superman.
When the Kara Zor-El version of Supergirl was re-introduced in "The Supergirl from Krypton" in 2004, Alura was also re-introduced. In this version Alura and Zor-El send their daughter to Earth during the destruction of Krypton, intending her to help raise her infant cousin. Alura also saves Argo City by constructing a protective dome around it. When Brainiac returns to Krypton to survey his destruction of the planet, he merges Argo City with the previously shrunken Kandor. The character would play a prominent role in the story arc "New Krypton" and the follow up limited series and arcs Superman: World of New Krypton, "Last Stand of New Krypton", and Superman: War of the Supermen.