The Superman Family #211 [Direct]
(October 1981)

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Volume
28
Price
1.00 USD; 0.30 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-06-30
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
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 has variants.

No ads. On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Man with the Explosive Mind! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl; Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen; The Private Life of Clark Kent; Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane; Mr. and Mrs. Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
S-3705
Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Lois Lane; Clark Kent; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Clark Kent (Earth 2); Lois Lane (Earth 2); Bruce Wayne (Earth 2); Selina Kyle (Earth 2); Jimmy Olsen; The Mind-Bomber [Paige Van Horne]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Letters from Ed Mattes and Michael Burkhalter.

Includes "Current Super-Attractions."

The Man with the Explosive Mind! (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
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-3692
Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Lena Thorul Colby; Greg Gilbert (scriptwriter); Hal (Actor); J.K. (Director); Alan Ward (Producer); Betty Tibbit (Olympic Gold Medalist); The Mind-Bomber [Paige Van Horne]
Synopsis
Lena Thorul Colby moves to New York. While stopping The Mind-Bomber, Lena learns Supergirl's secret identity.
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The Kill Kent Contract! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-3695
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent] (Earth 2); Lois Lane (Earth 2); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (Earth 2); Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (Earth 2); King of Cats [Karl Kyle]; Alfred Beagle (Earth 2); Commissioner James W. Gordon (Earth 2); Barbara Gordon (Earth 2, wife of James Gordon); Tony Gordon (son of James Gordon); Two-Face [Harvey Kent] (Earth 2); Gilda Kent (Earth 2)
Synopsis
At the wedding of the Earth 2 Batman and Catwoman, Lois overhears of a plot to kill one of the guests.
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Indexer Notes

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

Search for a Secret-Seeker (Table of Contents: 4)

The Private Life of Clark Kent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
John Calnan
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
S-3696
Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Frank (Doorman at Clark Kent's building)
Synopsis
Clark Kent and the Elongated Man go out for lunch.
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Indexer Notes

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

Lois Lane: Hostage! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
S-3689
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Larella (Policeman); Mayer (Policeman); Inspector Henderson; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Moe (Terrorist); Lola (Terrorist); Roscoe (Terrorist)
Synopsis
Lois Lane stops terrorists who have hijacked a train full of passengers.
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Deadlier Than the Sword (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
Todd Klein

Job Number
S-36?8
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Shelby Drake [Harlan Lavery]; Marcy Lavery; Jennifer Owens (Daily Planet Receptionist); Mark Olsen (Jimmy Olsen's father); Perry White; Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Shelby Drake takes revenge on Jimmy Olsen after Jimmy revealed that he was really Harlan Lavery, the man who stole a million dollars and got away with it.
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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)

Daily Planet Feature Page; Ask the Answer Man; Hembeck / text article / 0.45 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

#79 Bob Oksner (Table of Contents: 8)

DC Profile / text article / 0.55 page (report information)

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

Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Part of the Daily Planet Feature Page.

Volume 81 Issue 10 - July, 1981 (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Daily Planet / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man with the Explosive Mind!
    Supergirl; Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen; The Private Life of Clark Kent; Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane; Mr. and Mrs. Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Superman Family Circle
  3. 2. The Man with the Explosive Mind!
    Supergirl
  4. 3. The Kill Kent Contract!
    Mr. & Mrs. Superman
  5. 4. Search for a Secret-Seeker
    The Private Life of Clark Kent
  6. 5. Lois Lane: Hostage!
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  7. 6. Deadlier Than the Sword
    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Daily Planet Feature Page; Ask the Answer Man; Hembeck
  9. 8. #79 Bob Oksner
    DC Profile
  10. 9. Volume 81 Issue 10 - July, 1981
    Daily Planet
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