The Superman Family #169

DC Comics

United States.

Published
February-March 1975
Page count
100
Cover price
0.60 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/28210

Credits

Editing
Julius Schwartz (Co-Editor)
Murray Boltinoff (Co-Editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Target of the Tarantula! (Lois Lane plus vignettes) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Lois Lane plus vignettes
Genre
Superhero
Code
B-2338
Characters
Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Bizarro; Krypto; Jonathan Kent; Superman [Clark Kent]; Tarantula; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Kandor; Red Kryptonite

Credits

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Curt Swan (Jimmy Olsen Vignette)
Jim Mooney (Supergirl vignette)
Inks
Nick Cardy
George Klein (Jimmy Olsen Vignette)
Jim Mooney (Supergirl vignette)

Reprint history

Printed in
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #63 [Jimmy Olsen Vignette only]
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #350 [Supergirl Vignette only]
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Superman Family) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman Family
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1211
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell

Notes

Contents Page

Show/hide 2. Target of the Tarantula (Part One) (Lois Lane) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Code
B-2112
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Tarantula; Masher Mob; Frank Lester; Mabel Lester

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
Vince Colletta

Synopsis

Someone posing as the old TV character Tarantula has been killing mob members.

Show/hide 3. Lois Lane's Phantom Partner (Part 2) (Lois Lane) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Tarantula [Frank Lester]; Simon Cross (Ghost); Gerold Lester;

Credits

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
Vince Colletta

Synopsis

Lois Lane discovers the identity of the Tarantula.

Show/hide 4. Four Deaths for Lois Lane (Lois Lane) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1137
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
John Rosenberger
Curt Swan
Ross Andru
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Vince Colletta
Jack Abel

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Lois Lane Comic (KGM, 1975 series) #112 ([March 1976?])
Four Deaths for Lois Lane
From GCD
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #50 [two panels only]
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #60 [two panels only]
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #115 [two panels only]
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #102 [one panel only]
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #103 [two panels only]

Synopsis

Lois recaps various stories where she supposedly died.

Show/hide 5. The League of Fantastic Superman (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1225
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; The Legion of Super-villains [Cosmic King; Lightning Lord; Chameleon Chief; Sun-Emperor]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Lori Lemaris; Kandor; Green Kryptonite; Red Kryptonite; Fortress of Solitude; Superman Robot

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #63 (September 1962)
The League of Fantastic Supermen
Also printed
Australia
Century Comic (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #78 ([December 1962])
The League of Fantastic Supermen
 
United Kingdom
Superadventure Annual (Atlas Publishing, 1959 series) 1966-7 (1966-7)
The League of Fantastic Supermen
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #13 ([October 1975??])
The League of Fantastic Supermen

Synopsis

Four Kandorian criminals escape from the bottle city and plan to go on a rampage. Four Kandorian criminals escape from the bottle city and plan to go on a rampage.

Show/hide 6. The Anti-Supergirl Plot! (Supergirl) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1224
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Dick Malverne; Cindy Morbilt; Kim Lorne (Supergirl imposter); "Fingers" Cooley (Green Arrow imposter); Carter Hagen; Green Kryptonite; Batman imposter; Green Lantern imposter

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Jim Mooney
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Reprint history

Based on
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #15 ([August 1975?])
The Anti-Supergirl Plot!
First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #350 (May 1967)
The Anti-Supergirl Plot!
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #34 ([June 1968?])
The Anti-Supergirl Plot
 
United Kingdom
Superadventure Annual (Atlas Publishing, 1959 series) #1971 (December 1970)
The Anti-Supergirl Plot

Synopsis

A band with members that dress up as Green Lantern, Batman and Green Arrow are using their performances to commit robbery. A band with members that dress up as Green Lantern, Batman and Green Arrow are using their performances to commit robbery.

Notes

Reference to "Kryptonite-Plus", a super-powerful version of Kryptonite.

Show/hide 7. Comedy Cover Capers (Superman) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lex Luthor

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan (cover 1, 2, 4)
Kurt Schaffenberger (cover 3)
Wayne Boring (Superman's head, cover 3)
Inks
Stan Kaye (cover 1,2)
Kurt Schaffenberger (cover 3)
George Klein (cover 4)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #6 [Cover One]
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #19 [Cover Two]
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #65 [Cover Three]
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #108 [Cover Four]

Synopsis

Old covers with new humourous text.

Show/hide 8. Krypto's Mean Master! (Krypto) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Krypto
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1225
Characters
Krypto; Solar Boy; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Superboy [Clark Kent]

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
George Papp
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #269 (February 1960)
Krypto's Mean Master!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #16 ([October 1975?])
Krypto's Mean Master

Synopsis

Krypto searches for a new master after Superboy punishes him, with disastrous results.

Notes

Originally a Superboy feature.

Show/hide 9. Clark Kent's Super-Dad (Pa Kent) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Pa Kent
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1226
Characters
Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Green Kryptonite; Mrs. Lang; Mr. Lang

Credits

Script
Jerry Coleman
Art
John Sikela
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)
Jack Schiff (original managing editor)
Mort Weisinger (original story editor)
George Kashdan (original story editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #236 (May 1957)
Clark Kent's Super-Dad
Also printed
Australia
Superman's Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #1 ([September 1958])
Clark Kent's Super-Dad
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #196 ([February 1976?])
Clark Kent's Super-Dad

Synopsis

Pa Kent gains super-powers and goes into action as Strongman.

Notes

Originally a Superboy feature.

Show/hide 10. The Strange Lives of Lois Lane (Lois Lane) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-1189
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger (panel 1,3,4,5,7,8)
Werner Roth (panel 2)
Curt Swan (panel 6)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger (panel 1,3,4,5,7,8)
Vince Colletta (panel 2)
Mike Esposito (panel 6)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #27
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #107
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #10
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #40
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #36
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #92
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #23
from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #5

Synopsis

Information on various transformation that Lois Lane has gone thru.

Notes

Panels from past issues.

Show/hide 11. The Good Deeds of Bizarro-Luthor! (Tales of the Bizarro World) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Bizarro World
Genre
Superhero; humor
Code
N-1227
Characters
Bizarro-Luthor (Intro); Bizarro #1; Bizarro, Jr. #1; Bizarro-Krypto; Fortress of Bizarro; Bizarro Kandor; Blue Kryptonite; Bizarro Emergency Squad; Lex Luthor; Bizarro Lois Lane; Htrae

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Forte

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #293 (February 1962)
The Good Deeds of Bizarro-Luthor!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #191 ([September 1975?])
The Good Deeds of Bizarro-Luthor
 
United States
Superman: Tales of the Bizarro World (DC, 2000 series) ([September] 2000)
The Good Deeds of Bizarro-Luthor!

Synopsis

Bizzaro-Luthor invents reverse "S" symbol for Bizarros.

Notes

Inker id by Bob Hughes 8/05.

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Letters To Lois) Letters page, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Letters To Lois
Code
B-2337

Credits

Letters
typeset

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34112

Entry created

  • 24/09/2007

Cover added

  • 11/01/2010

Index completed

  • 11/01/2010

Last updated

  • 16/08/2019