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Part 8 of an all-new 21-part series - Click here for part one!
SEPTEMBER 1961
The three extra-long boxes below feature the ever-popular Mr. Mxyzptlk, Brainiac shrinking the entire Superman family, and Lois seeing the future and becoming a gun moll. Of special note is "Lois Lane's Super Lesson," where Superman "finally punishes Lois for being a bigger pest than Mxyzptlk!" Yikes! What do you think he did to her?
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OCTOBER 1961
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Rivalries! Can Mort Weisinger, author of these ads, ever get enough of them? No! So in these two ads, it's Krypto vs. Luthor's dog, Destructo, Jimmy vs. His Own Son, Superbaby vs. a Doctor, and Supergirl vs. The Time Barrier. May the best man -- woman -- baby -- dog -- or time barrier -- win!
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DECEMBER 1962
The CSA ad below is all about whacky transformations -- caused by red kryptonite, Bizarro parents, and the sudden appearance of "Superman's Secret Family!" It's not imaginary, a dream, or a hoax! So which ridiculous Silver-Age gimmick IS IT!?!? Can you guess the answer? P.S. Lois Lane couldn't! It says so, down in the lower right corner.
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The ad below, also from December 1962, features the historic landmark ACTION issue where Superman revealed Supergirl's existence to the world. She had been keeping herself a secret while Superman trained her to use her powers. Can you imagine this happening today? A male mentor keeping his super-powered cousin secret from the world for years on end, while he "trained" her? Yikes. What are they, the British Royal family or something?
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The ad below is a repeat of the one above, but with a new box in the middle advertising "The Super Family from Krypton!" The Superboy tale in box three is so jam-packed with guest stars that it includes most of the ever-expanding Superman family. And Lois, poor Lois. Does a day in her life ever go by without her becoming fat, or super, or getting amnesia? I forget.
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Here's a great little seven-minute feature on the special effects of the "Adventures of Superman" television show starring George Reeves. Click play below to watch!

That's all for this installment of COMING SUPER ATTRACTIONS.
See you next time, reader!

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