The Superman Family #214 [Newsstand]
(January 1982)

DC, 1974 Series
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Volume
29
Price
1.00 USD; 0.30 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-10-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893159901
Editing
Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (consulting editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound (#164-176); Saddle-stitched (#177-222)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #214 [Direct].

On-sale date from Comic Reader #195.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-3778
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just think, Supergirl-- you're dying a red-sun death!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Clark Kent; Superman [Clark Kent] (Earth 2); Lois Lane (Earth 2)
Reprints

Here She Comes! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Wonder Woman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Strange Revenge of Lena Luthor! (Table of Contents: 2)

Supergirl / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
S-3744
Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Lena Thorul; Lex Luthor; Ida Colby (Lena's Mother-in-Law); Sam; Mrs. Simmons (Nurse)
Synopsis
Lex Luthor's cell-mate Sam tries to kill Supergirl with a plot hatched in prison.
Reprints

Horde of the Insect Queen! (Table of Contents: 3)

Mr. & Mrs. Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-3772
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent] (Earth 2); Lois Lane (Earth 2); Insect Queen [Lana Lang] (Earth 2); Ultra-Humanite
Synopsis
The Ultra-Humanite's brain is transfered into the body of a giant ant and he forces Lana Lang, as the Insect Queen, into helping him against Superman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Story continues in the following issue.

Clark Gives Blood... Superman Saves Lives... (Table of Contents: 4)

The Private Life of Clark Kent / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis (writer); Laurie Rozakis (researcher)
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
S-3766
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang; Zatanna; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Lana Lang forces Clark Kent to give blood at the WGBS blood drive.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. These records list only Bob Rozakis as writer.

Fear Has Four Walls and No Name! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
S-3769
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Arthur Pulaski
Synopsis
Arthur Pulaski captures Lois Lane and traps her in a lead-lined apartment.
Reprints

Caution: Physical Fitness Can Be Hazardous to Your Health! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Jose Delbo
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
S-3765
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane; Leo Baroni (Mobster); Jenny Owens; Harvey (Baroni henchman); Larry; Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Jimmy Olsen investigates Leo Baroni and his involvement in a plane crash.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Superman Family Circle; Hembeck / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis; Fred Hembeck
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger; Fred Hembeck
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger; Fred Hembeck
Letters
Typeset; Fred Hembeck

Characters
Steve Lombard; Clark Kent

Indexer Notes

Letters from Daniel Tobias, Kevin Fischer, The Wahowske Family.

Also includes a Hembeck cartoon- "This is a nice tavern you've opened, Kent!"

Volume 81 Issue 16 - October, 1981 (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Daily Planet / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.61 page (report information)

#87 Romeo Tanghal (Table of Contents: 9)

DC Profile / text article / 0.39 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr [as Michael C. Carmichael]
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Just think, Supergirl-- you're dying a red-sun death!"]
    Supergirl
  2. 1. Here She Comes!
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. The Strange Revenge of Lena Luthor!
    Supergirl
  4. 3. Horde of the Insect Queen!
    Mr. & Mrs. Superman
  5. 4. Clark Gives Blood... Superman Saves Lives...
    The Private Life of Clark Kent
  6. 5. Fear Has Four Walls and No Name!
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  7. 6. Caution: Physical Fitness Can Be Hazardous to Your Health!
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Superman Family Circle; Hembeck
  9. 8. Volume 81 Issue 16 - October, 1981
    Daily Planet
  10. 9. #87 Romeo Tanghal
    DC Profile
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