(March-April 1980)

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Volume
27
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1979-12-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893159904
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (associate 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

On-sale date from Comic Reader #175.

This entire issue is set in the future, roughly 16 to 20 years from the date of publication in 1980, after the Earth-1 Superman and Lois Lane have married and had a child.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mr. & Mrs. Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-3278
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang (Future); Morgan Edge (Future); Steve Lombard (Future); Pete Ross (Future); Perry White (Future); Bruce Wayne (Future); Dick Grayson (Future); Superwoman [Kara Zor-El] (Future); Jimmy Olsen (Future); Lucy Lane Olsen (Future); Clark Kent (Future); Lois Lane Kent (Future); Laura Kent (Future)
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Indexer Notes

Cover credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz' editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Just Imagine (Table of Contents: 1)

Mr. & Mrs. Superman / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-3233
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lucy Lane Olsen (Future); Jimmy Olsen (Future); Superman [Clark Kent] (Future); Lois Lane Kent (Future); Superwoman [Kara Zor-El] (Future); Perry White (Future); Laura Kent (Future)
Synopsis
One-page introduction to the story in this issue. This story is set in a future timeline that may or may not happen according to the narrator.
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Indexer Notes

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

The only job number on any of the story pages is on this page. Each chapter, even though each was done by different artists, does not have a job number.

Unhappy Anniversary (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane Kent (Future); Superman [Clark Kent] (Future); Laura Kent (Future); Lou (Planet reporter); Jimmy Olsen (Future); David Angel (Artist); Roger; Edmund
Synopsis
Lois Lane begins her day by going to pick up her anniversary present for Clark only to find the hologram artist she had hired has been killed.
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Indexer Notes

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

Part 1.

The Thief at Sky's Edge! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen (Future); Lucy Lane Olsen (Future)
Synopsis
Lucy Lane Olsen is mysteriously robbed while flying home from India and Jimmy decides to solve the case.
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Indexer Notes

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

Part 2.

Batman and Professor Plutonium (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Professor Plutonium
Synopsis
Professor Plutonium intends to make America's gold reserves disappear, but Batman distracts him with Twinkies and captures him.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Superman Family Circle / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Job Number
S-3284

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Donnie Lee, Dave Elyea, Larry Lisowski, Boni J. McCabe, Henri Vilain, B. Thon and Gary Thompson. Has illustrated header image and includes a diagram of the cover and lists the characters.

Clark Kent's Frantic Fan (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-3233
Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent (Future); Laura Kent (Future); Amanda Boot; Ed; Josh Coyle (Future)
Synopsis
Clark Kent is confronted by a confused fan.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Part 3.

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

Superman Family / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Clark Kent (Earth 2); Lois Lane (Earth 2); Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
House ad for a subscription to 6 issues of Superman Family for $5.00.

Something Swims the Time Stream (Table of Contents: 8)

Superwoman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superwoman [Kara Zor-El] (Future); Perry White (Flashback); Clark Kent (Flashback); Lois Lane (Flashback); Jimmy Olsen (Cameo, Flashback)
Synopsis
Superwoman travels thru time to get images of important parts of Clark and Lois's relationship for their anniversary present. She is attacked by a monster while in the time-stream.
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Indexer Notes

Part 4.

Celebration (Table of Contents: 9)

Mr. & Mrs. Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-3233
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane Kent (Future); Clark Kent (Future); Laura Kent (Future); Lucy Lane Olsen (Future); Jimmy Olsen (Future); Perry White (Future); Superwoman [Kara Zor-El] (Future); Morgan Edge (Future Cameo); Steve Lombard (Future Cameo); Pete Ross (Future Cameo); Bruce Wayne (Future Cameo); Dick Grayson (Future Cameo); Lana Lang (Future Cameo)
Synopsis
Lois tells Clark she is pregnant with his second child and Laura Kent discovers that she does indeed have super powers.
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Indexer Notes

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

Part 5.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mr. & Mrs. Superman
  2. 1. Just Imagine
    Mr. & Mrs. Superman
  3. 2. Unhappy Anniversary
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  4. 3. The Thief at Sky's Edge!
    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
  5. 4. Batman and Professor Plutonium
    Batman; Hostess Twinkies
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    The Superman Family Circle
  7. 6. Clark Kent's Frantic Fan
    The Private Life of Clark Kent
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Superman Family
  9. 8. Something Swims the Time Stream
    Superwoman
  10. 9. Celebration
    Mr. & Mrs. Superman
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