The Superman Family #165

DC Comics

United States.

Published
June-July 1974
Page count
100
Cover price
0.60 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/27437

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz (co-editor)
Murray Boltinoff (co-editor)
E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor)

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Supergirl; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1736
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Tlaca; Jimmy Olsen; Purple Pimpernel; Lois Lane; Superman; Brujo; Perry White; Superbaby; Krypto

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #11 ([October 1974?])
Untitled
 (Partial)
Adapted
Australia
Giant Lois Lane Album (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #14 ([June 1976?])
The Whale with Lois Lane's Face
 (Part of the cover only.)

Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Show/hide 1. Super-Contents Table of contents, 1 page

Featuring

Code
N-969
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Tlaca; Jimmy Olsen; Krypto; Lois Lane; Superbaby; Clark Kent; Perry White

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Curt Swan
Pat Broderick ?
Inks
George Klein
Pat Broderick ?
Letters
Ben Oda

Notes

This is a re-working of the cover from Adventure Comics #397. Supergirl figure is redrawn and stats of Superman family members appear alongside story titles. David Bachman has suggested new artwork could be by Pat Broderick.

Show/hide 2. Princess of the Golden Sun! (Supergirl) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-1664
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Tlaca; Poxhuala; Mixcal (High-Priest); Cortez (flashback, cameo); Dean Betsy Lyman; Benjamin Pierce; Martin Hamilton; Eileen Falco; Kerry Berkman; Zor-El (on photo-gram); Allura (on photo-gram)

Credits

Script
Elliot S. Maggin
Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Vince Colletta
Art Saaf ? (see notes)
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #19 ([April 1976?])
Princess of the Golden Sun Part 1: Go East, Young Woman Part 2: To Lose a Battle Part 3: And Win a War
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #17 (October 1981)
Go East Young Woman ... (ch 1 of "Princess of the Golden Sun!
From GCD
from Superman Family, The (DC, 1974 series) #165 (June-July 1974)

Synopsis

Supergirl moves to Florida and joins the faculty at the New Athens Experimental School. On her first day, she is attacked by Tlaca, an Aztec princess who gains the powers of anyone who defeats her.

Notes

Schwartz pay records indicate Saaf pencils and Colletta inks. Art Saaf pay receipts indicate he was paid for Pencils on the entire story and 6 pages of inks. Nick Caputo believes inks are entirely by Colletta. Schwartz records provided by DC Comics and Art Saaf pay receipts information provided by Steve Saaf.

Show/hide 3. Jimmy Olsen in Scotland Yard! (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-937
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lucy Lane; Superintendent Baker; Purple Pimpernel [Lord Bunkley]; Sergeant Kipper; Superman; Stumpy

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #59 (March 1962)
Jimmy Olsen in Scotland Yard!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #11 ([August 1962?])
Jimmy Olsen in Scotland Yard
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #11 ([October 1974?])
Jimmy Olsen in Scotland Yard
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #121 ([November 1977?])
Jimmy Olsen in Scotland Yard

Synopsis

Perry sends Jimmy to England to work for Scotland Yard for a week. While there Jimmy tries to capture the Purple Pimpernel.

Show/hide 4. Superbaby's First Foster-Parents! (Superbaby) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superbaby
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-939
Characters
Superbaby; Jor-El; Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Reverend Blake; Millie; kidnappers

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
George Papp
Letters
Vivian Berg ?

Synopsis

Superbaby lands on Earth and is discovered by Martha and Jonathan Kent. When they leave him at the orphanage another couple adopts him before the Kents can. This couple is trying to use the baby to fool some kidnappers and con them out of their money.

Show/hide 5. Supergirl's Career! (Supergirl) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-970
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superman; Zor-El; Allura

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Al Plastino
Curt Swan
Jim Mooney
Mike Sekowsky
Art Saaf
Bob Oksner
Inks
Al Plastino
George Klein
Jim Mooney
Jack Abel
Vince Colletta
Bob Oksner
Letters
Ben Oda

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #13 ([April 1975?])
Supergirl's Career

Synopsis

Information on all the careers Supergirl/Linda Danvers has had.

Notes

Summary of Supergirl's adventures. Inks credits originally also given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella). Jack Abel, as Mike Sekowsky's potential inker, from Ted Watson via the GCD Error List. One panel from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 (May 1959). Scene from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #285 (February 1962) with altered hairstyle. One panel from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #310 (March 1964). One panel from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #318 (November 1964). Two panels from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #406 (May 1971). One panel and cover logo figure from Supergirl (DC, 1972 series) #1 (November 1972).

Show/hide 6. The Man Who Betrayed Superman's Identity! (Perry White) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Perry White
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-936
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Dirk Denver (villain); Superman Robots; Gentleman Jerry; Criminal Bureau Of Information; Steve Bevan (Actor); Chuck Darren (F.B.I. Agent); Rand Sterling (Science-Fiction Writer)

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Joe Letterese

Synopsis

Perry White attempts to capture Gentleman Jerry, a crook posing as a hobo. Perry is hit on the head and has amnesia and is tricked into trying to find out Superman's secret identity.

Notes

Originally a Superman feature. Establishes Superman's height at 6'2" tall.

Show/hide 7. Lois Lane's Jungle Jeopardy! (Lois Lane) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-938
Characters
Lois Lane; Perry White; Stace Lorin [disguised as Van Coyle]; Rico (South American student); Superman

Credits

Art
Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters
Joe Letterese

Synopsis

Lois Lane travels to the Amazon with the Peace Corps. Secretly she is on the trail of the jewel thief Stace Lorin.

Show/hide 8. Krypto's Three Amazing Transformations! (Krypto) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Krypto
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-940
Characters
Krypto; Superboy; Bizarro; Sinbad; Mrs. O'Leary; Lana Lang (cameo); Chief Parker

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
George Papp
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #111 (March 1964)
Krypto's Three Amazing Transformations!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #58 ([June 1964?])
Krypto's Three Amazing Transformations
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #11 ([December 1974?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #11 ([December 1974?])
Krypto's Three Amazing Transformations

Synopsis

Bizarro gives Krypto a "gift" of a Red Kryptonite meteor. This Red Kryptonite turns Krypto into several different types of animals.

Notes

Originally a Superboy feature.

Show/hide 9. Clark Kent, Gangster! (The Private Life of Clark Kent) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Private Life of Clark Kent
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-941
Characters
Pete the Penman (villain); Kid Spade (villain); "Pills" Paley (villain); Mr. Kreep (villain); Nitro Nick (all as Larceny, Inc., intro for all); Superman; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #186 (May 1966)
Clark Kent, Gangster!
Also printed
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #63 (March-April 1953)
Clark Kent, Gangster
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #89 ([January 1967?])
Clark Kent, Gangster
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #182 ([December 1974?])
Clark Kent, Gangster

Synopsis

When the Daily Planet goes on strike Superman decides to try out a new secret identity as a member of a criminal gang.

Notes

Originally a Superman feature.

Show/hide 10. Untitled (Super Fe-Mail) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Super Fe-Mail
Code
S-1740

Credits

Script
Martin Pasko
Art
Pat Broderick ? (illustration)
Letters
Typeset

Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #104.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 30239

Entry created

  • 15/04/2007

Cover added

  • 11/01/2010

Index completed

  • 05/09/2019

Last updated

  • 05/09/2019