The Superman Family #167

DC Comics

United States.

Published
October-November 1974
Page count
100
Cover price
0.60 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/27880

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz
Murray Boltinoff (co-editors)

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-2178
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Superbaby [Clark Kent]; Pete Ross; Insect Queen [Lana Lang]

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy
Editing
Julius Schwartz
Murray Boltinoff (co-editors)

Reprint history

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.)
Show/hide 1. Contents Page (Superman Family) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman Family
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1104
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Show/hide 2. A Deep Death for Mr. Action (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Code
B-1975
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Morgan Edge; Diana Savage; Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Reprint history

From GCD
in Supermann (Williams Forlag A/S, 1969 series) #6/1975

Synopsis

Jimmy goes to a shipwreck to recover some paintings for a museum and discovers Diana Savage and her scheme to help hide wanted criminals.

Show/hide 3. The Trail of the Spider (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Code
B-2010
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Corrigan (Police Detective); Mickey Salter; Spider; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Synopsis

Jimmy and Corrigan try to find out why Corrigan's snitch Mickey Salter was killed.

Show/hide 4. Super Pets and Super-Threats (Superman) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1040
Characters
Krypto; Streaky; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Comet; Proty II; Beppo; Chandu; Super-Ape; King Krypton; Titano; Grodd; Super-Bird; Krypto-Mouse

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Curt Swan
Jim Mooney
John Sikela
Inks
George Klein
Jim Mooney
John Sikela

Synopsis

Information on both super-pets and also animals that became "Super-Threats".

Notes

Art clipped and pasted from past issues.

Show/hide 5. The Amazing Hydro-Girl! (Lois Lane) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1106
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Anti-Superman Gang; Jimmy Olsen

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Reprint history

From GCD
From Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #60 (October 1965)

Synopsis

Lois Lane takes an experimental formula for breathing underwater. Later she finds the formula is bad and causes her to be dunked in fluid every hour or she will die.

Show/hide 6. Supergirl's Greatest Victory! (Supergirl) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1107
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El](origin recap); Superman [Clark Kent]; Kryptonite; Zor-El (flashback); Allura (unnamed, flashback); Argo City (unnamed, flashback); Fortress of Solitude; Metal-eater beast; Krypton (Flashback)

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Jim Mooney

Reprint history

First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #262 (March 1960)
Supergirl's Greatest Victory!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #3 ([August 1960?])
Supergirl's Greatest Victory
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #17 ([December 1975?])
Supergirl's Greatest Victory
 
United States
The Supergirl Archives (DC, 2001 series) #Volume 1 (2001)
Supergirl's Greatest Victory!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([November] 2007)
Supergirl's Greatest Victory!
From GCD
From Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #262 (March 1960)

Synopsis

Supergirl tries to build up an immunity to Kryptonite by gradually exposing herself to large and larger doses.

Notes

Re-telling of the origin of Supergirl.

Show/hide 7. The Lair of Brainiac! (Superbaby) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superbaby
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1111
Characters
Superbaby [Clark Kent]; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Brainiac; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Krypto (Cameo); Tagor; Renlo; Koko (Brainiac's pet); Jor-El (Cameo); Lara (Cameo)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #106 (July 1962)

Synopsis

Brainiac kidnaps baby Kal-El to use to force Jor-El to turn over one of his inventions.

Notes

Originally a Superboy feature.

Show/hide 8. The Day Pete Ross Became a Robot! (Pete Ross, Superboy's Pal) Comic story, 10.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Pete Ross, Superboy's Pal
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1109
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Pete Ross; Chief Parker; Legion of Super-Heroes statues; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Ultra-Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Art
George Papp

Reprint history

From GCD
From Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #100 (October 1962)

Synopsis

While Superboy is in the future with the Legion, Pete Ross accidentally breaks the Superboy Robot that was left behind to take care of any emergencies.

Notes

Originally a Superboy feature. Flashback details how Pete Ross found out Superboy's secret identity.

Show/hide 9. Fact File on the Superman Family (Superman Family) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman Family
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Professor Lang; Bizarro; Superbaby [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Pete Ross

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
John Forte
Curt Swan
George Papp
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
John Forte
George Klein
Murphy Anderson
George Papp
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Information on various Superman Family characters.

Show/hide 10. Super Lucy Lane! (Lucy Lane) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lucy Lane
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1108
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Fortress of Solituide; Bottle City of Kandor; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Princess Ilona of the Sunev Galaxy (photo); Allura of Ashtar (photo); Perry White; Howard Hume (Tycoon); Red Kryptonite

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Forte

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #67 (March 1963)
Super Lucy Lane!
Also printed
Australia
Century Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #102 ([December 1964?])
Super Lucy Lane
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #12 ([April 1975??])
Super Lucy Lane
From GCD
From Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #67 (March 1963)

Synopsis

On a trip to the Fortress of Solitude, Lucy Lane gaines super-powers after touching Red Kryptonite.

Notes

Originally a Jimmy Olsen feature.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Jimmy Olsen's Pen Pals) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen's Pen Pals
Code
B-2200

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. The Insect Queen of Smallville (Lana Lang) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lana Lang
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1110
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang [also as Insect Queen]; Mrs. Lang

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
George Papp

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #15 ([August 1975?])
The Insect Queen of Smallville
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #79 ([March 1966?])
The Insect Queen of Smallville
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #67 (December 1985)
The Insect Queen of Smallville
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #4 (January 1994)
The Insect Queen of Smallville
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #Volume 2 ([April] 2008)
The Insect Queen of Smallville
From GCD
From Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #124 (October 1965)

Synopsis

Lana helps an alien who rewards her with a ring that gives her the powers of insects.

Notes

Originally a Superboy feature.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 31675

Entry created

  • 08/05/2007

Cover added

  • 11/01/2010

Index completed

  • 11/01/2010

Last updated

  • 16/11/2012