The Superman Family #164

DC Comics

United States.

Published
April-May 1974
Page count
100
Cover price
0.60 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/27287

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz
Murray Boltinoff (co-editors)

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

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen plus vignettes
Genre
Superhero
Code
B-1971
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto; Lois Lane; Perry White

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Editing
Julius Schwartz
Murray Boltinoff (co-editors)
Show/hide 1. Contents Page (Superman Family) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman Family
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-872
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger
Jim Mooney
George Papp
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Contents for the issue.

Notes

Character illos reprinted from past issues.

Show/hide 2. Death Bites with Fangs of Stone (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Code
B-1933
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Mark Olsen (Jimmy Olsen's Father); Dr. Herrod; Stace; Johnny Wolf; Evo Denton; Superman; Benito Navarez (Flashback); Lois Lane; Perry White

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Synopsis

Jimmy Olsen must figure out who is behind the vandalism of Olsentown, the project created by his father to help troubled teens.

Notes

Part two titled "S.O.S. Comes in Colors".

Show/hide 3. Brainiac's Blitz! (Supergirl) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-859
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Brainiac; Green Kryptonite; Professor Carter; Fortress of Solitude

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Art
Jim Mooney

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #339 (July 1966)
Brainiac's Blitz!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #30 ([June 1967?])
Brainiac's Blitz
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #10 ([October 1974?])
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #10 ([October 1974?])
Brainiac's Blitz
 
Australia
Supergirl and Superboy (Murray, 1981?) ([1981?])
Brainiac's Blitz
From GCD
From Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #339 (July 1966)

Synopsis

With Superman gone in space on a Justice League adventure, Supergirl must stop Braniac when he comes to Earth to kill Superman.

Show/hide 4. The Super Star of Hollywood! (Superboy) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-868
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Krypto; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Kryptonite; Boris Xavier (Movie Producer); Tyrone Clover (Movie Star); Brenda Glamour (Movie Star)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
George Papp

Reprint history

From GCD
From Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #272 (May 1960)

Synopsis

Krypto becomes swell headed after going to Hollywood to make a movie.

Show/hide 5. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation) Credits, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation

Credits

Letters
Typeset

Synopsis

Statement of Ownership.

Show/hide 6. The Gift-Wrapped Doom (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Code
B-1945
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Elephant (Underworld Executioner); Toro (Underworld Hitman); Brace (Underworld Hitman); Superman; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #116 ([December 1976?])
The Gift-Wrapped Doom

Synopsis

When The Elephant, and underworld executioner wants to turn state's evidence, the underworld has him killed. In his final moments he gives Jimmy Olsen all the evidence to convict his bosses but Jimmy must outrun two hitmen on snowmobiles.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Jimmy Olsen's Pen Pals) Letters page, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen's Pen Pals

Credits

Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 8. The Death March! (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-861
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; Clark Kent; Garver (Owner of the rival newspaper The Sentinal)

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #76 (April 1964)
The Death March!
Also printed
Australia
Century Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #99 ([September 1964?])
The Death March
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #11 ([October 1974?])
The Death March
 
Australia
Mighty Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #122 ([March 1978?])
The Death March

Synopsis

When Perry White's Great-Grandfather is accused of leading a "death-march" in the desert. Perry White decides to re-enact the march to clear his Great-Grandfather.

Show/hide 9. The Terrible Secret of Mrs. Lois Superman! [The Three Wives of Superman!] (Lois Lane) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-858
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Lori Lemaris; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane; Fortress of Solitude; Bottle City of Kandor; Kron-Em; Kryptonian Metal-Eater

Credits

Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Reprint history

From GCD
From Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #51 (August 1964)

Synopsis

Superman marries Lois Lane and gives her Super-Powers.

Notes

Imaginary Story

Show/hide 10. The Tragic Torment of Mrs. Lana Superman! [The Three Wives of Superman!] (Lois Lane) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-858
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang; Luthor; Van-Zee; Sylvia; Fortress of Solitude; Perry White; Jimm Olsen; Lucy Lane; Bottle City of Kandor

Credits

Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Reprint history

From GCD
From Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #51 (August 1964)

Synopsis

Aftr the death of his first wife Lois Lane, Superman marries Lana Lang, stealing her from a reformed Lex Luthor.

Notes

Imaginary Story.

Show/hide 11. The Shocking Fate of Mrs. Lori Superman! [The Three Wives of Superman!] (Lois Lane) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Code
N0858
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lori Lemaris; Ronal; Atlantis; Fortress of Solitude; Superman Robots; Phantom Zone Villains; Kryptonian Metal Eater; Lois Lane (Cameo); Lana Lang (Cameo)

Credits

Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Reprint history

From GCD
From Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #51 (August 1964)

Synopsis

After the death of his first two wives, Superman marries Lori Lemaris, but she is killed by two Phantom Zone villains.

Notes

Imaginary Story.

Show/hide 12. How The Artists Draw The Superman Family (Superman) Activity, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-873
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Krypto; Lois Lane

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan (Jimmy Olsen, Ma and Pa Kent, Krypto figures)
Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois Lane figures)
Pat Broderick (?) (Figure at drawing table)
Inks
John Forte (Jimmy Olsen figures)
George Klein (Ma and Pa Kent and Krypto figures)
Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois Lane figures)
Tex Blaisdell ? (Figure at drawing table)
Terry Austin ? (Backgrounds at drawing table)
Pat Broderick (?) (Figure at drawing table)

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #185 ([March 1975?])
How the Artists Draw the Superman Family
From GCD
in Supermann (Williams Forlag A/S, 1969 series) #3/1975

Synopsis

Examples of how to draw different characters.

Notes

Art credits from discussions between David Bachman, Bob Bailey, Bob Hughes and Merlin Haas. Everyone is in agreement on these credits except for the figure at the drawing table.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 31674

Entry created

  • 08/05/2007

Cover added

  • 11/01/2010

Index completed

  • 11/01/2010

Last updated

  • 22/08/2019