The Superman Family #170

DC Comics

United States.

Published
April-May 1975
Page count
68
Cover price
0.50 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/28407

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz (co-editor)
Murray Boltinoff (co-editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Jimmy Olsen plus vignettes) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen plus vignettes
Genre
Superhero
Code
B-2400
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Art
Kurt Schaffenberger
Editing
Julius Schwartz (co-editor)
Murray Boltinoff (co-editor)
Show/hide 1. Batman and The Mummy (Hostess; Batman) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Hostess; Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin; The Mummy

Credits

Art
Jim Aparo (?)

Notes

Hostess Twinkee ad.

Show/hide 2. The Kid Who Adopted Jimmy Olsen (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Code
B-2097
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Val; Perry White; Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lasa; Avar; Damian; The Rip-Off Gang; Magus; The Black Coven

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Synopsis

A small child is left in Jimmy's care. This child has magical powers that help Jimmy capture the Rip-Off Gang.

Show/hide 3. Both Feet in the Grave (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Code
B-2166
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Mitch Korba; Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Synopsis

When mob boss Mitch Korba gets out of prison he decides to show the mob how things were done in the old days by killing Jimmy Olsen.

Show/hide 4. The Green Sun Supergirl! (Supergirl) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Joan; Dragomonsters; Ant-Men

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Jim Mooney

Reprint history

From GCD
From Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #337 (May 1966)

Synopsis

While Supergirl is helping NASA test a spacesuit her space capsule is sucked into a "Warp Stream" and crashes on the planet Lumal. Lumal has a green sun and Supergirl has no powers.

Show/hide 5. The "Superman-Lois" Hit Record! (Lois Lane) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1270
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Don Weeder; President John Kennedy (Photo on wall in story); Winston Churchill (Photo on wall in story); Nikita Kruschev (Photo on wall in story); Lana Lang; Perry White; Steve Allen (Comedian)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois figures)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #45 (November 1963)
The "Superman-Lois" Hit Record!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #24 ([April 1967?])
The 'Superman-Lois' Hit Record
 
Australia
Lois Lane Comic (KGM, 1975 series) #112 ([March 1976?])
The Superman-Lois Hit Record!
From GCD
From Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #45 (November 1963)

Synopsis

A parody of a then current President Kennedy parody record by Vaughn Meader. John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill and Nikita Kruschev's photos appear in the story and comedian Steve Allen appears in person in the story.

Notes

Inks: Lois Lane heads by Schaffenberger and the rest of the story by Klein. This was a short-lived practice around 1963-1964 on special stories. Inks and Synopsis info by Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.)

Show/hide 6. The Reporter of 1,000 Faces! (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1273
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Curt Swan (All Panels)
Inks
George Klein (Panel 1)
John Forte (Panel 2,6)
Ray Burnley (Panel 3,5,9)
Stan Kaye (Panel 4,7,8)

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #117 ([February 1977?])
The Reporter of 1,000 Faces
 
Australia
Superman Presents Lois Lane Album (Murray, 1981? series) #131 ([May 1981?])
The Reporter of 1,000 Faces!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Lois Lane Album (Murray, 1981? series) #131 ([May 1981?])
From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #74 [one panel only]
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #47 [one panel only]
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #27 [one panel only]
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #44 [one panel only]
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #21 [one panel only]
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #38 [one panel only]
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #36 [one panel only]
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #12 [one panel only]
Original
Superman Family 170, April-May 1975

Synopsis

Examples of disguises Jimmy has used in previous stories.

Notes

Panels from past issues.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Jimmy Olsen's Pen Pals) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen's Pen Pals

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 8. The Invulnerable Imp! (Mr. Mxyzptlk) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Mr. Mxyzptlk
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1269 (?)
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Cary Bates (idea)
Art
George Papp

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #120 (April 1965)
The Invulnerable Imp!
Printed in
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #73 ([September 1965?])
The Invulnerable Imp!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #193 ([November 1975?])
The Invulnerable Imp!
From GCD
From Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #120 (April 1965)

Synopsis

Mxyzptlk has his name changed to Mxypyxm so it is the same no matter how he says it and then travels to Earth to plauge Superboy.

Notes

Originally a Superboy feature.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 31657

Entry created

  • 08/05/2007

Cover added

  • 12/01/2010

Index completed

  • 12/01/2010

Last updated

  • 12/01/2010