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ISSUE NO.608
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Part 7 of an all-new 21-part series - Click here for part one!
APRIL 1961
"Orphans of Space" in the first position, with the center spot taken by that old Wolfman, Jimmy Olsen. And in position number three, a story to sure to warm the heart (and address the fantasies) of many a young lad as Superboy becomes "The One-Man Team of Smallville!"
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The ad below, also from April 1961, repeats the first box
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JUNE 1961
For every kid who dreams of having the perfect big brother, DC presents Mon-El, a character destined to attain great popularity. Next, DC deals with misbehaving kids who fear they may one day be sent to reform school. Finally, Superman faces an army of TINY rivals.
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JULY 1961
Superman finally gets the "This is Your Life" treatment. Which family pet is better, the dog or the cat? And poor Silver Age Lois Lane, whoe entire life revolves around marrying Superman, is becoming a mad woman, and turning into a baby. Even worse -- Supes is marrying her RIVAL, Lana Lang.
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Whoa! The boxes in the CSA ad below have suddenly gotten a lot longer! But this wasn't a format change, it was a one-time thing to accommodate an ad. And since ALL these ads were hand-lettered by Ira Schnapp, it was no big deal to make this one a bit bigger.
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BELOW: The rivaly between Lois and Lan gets ugly when Lois lays a trap for Lana. Next, Pery White is the latest supporting cast member to unexpectedly get super-powers, and twist meets twist when we meet Bizarro-Mxyptlk.
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BELOW: Superman gets the "This is Your Life" treatment, Jimmy's whacky transformations are in full swing as he turns into Elastic Lad, an Any King, and a super-baby! Lois goes nuts, gets a childhood, and imagines Superman marrying Lana.
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BELOW: The CSA format applied to the 1978 Superman movie.
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