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ISSUE NO. 617
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Part 16 of an all-new 21-part series - Click here for part one!
JANUARY 1964
Sibling rivalries provide the conflict in "The Sons of Superman," where one son has talents (powers) and the other son doesn't. My brother the football hero? Next, Jimmy horns in on Mxyzptlk's territory, and Superboy must face more super-rivals, his time from mythology: Hercules, Samson and Merlin!
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The first box is a repeat from the ad above. In the second box -- remember in school, lining up to be picked for sports teams? If you do, you would've enjoyed "The Legionnaire's Super Contest, whre the Junior Varsity Substitute Legionnaires line up for a spot on the LSH varsity team! The Lois Lane story in box three is all about dealing with having a "black sheep" in the family.
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FEBRUARY 1964
Another mythological super-rival mixing two Old Testament figures, Goliath and Hercules. Box two is a repeat, and in box three, Superman's two greatest rivals team up to destroy him. But strangely, the perpetually-grinning Johnny DC doesn't look a BIT worried about it!
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APRIL 1964
The ad below has TWO of my favorite Silver Age stories! First, "The Olsen-Robin Team vs. the Superman Batman Team, where "children" get to upstage their "parents." Then there's the classic tale "Superman, King of Earth," where power fantasties are taken to absurd extremes. The story in box two acts out another male fantasy as a trio of super-powered babes throw themselves at Jimmy Olsen as Elastic Lad.
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MAY 1964
After countless schemes and dreams, Lois finally despairs of her hopeless love and agrees to marry an unknown Superman. Wow. So Kal's personality really meant nothing. it was the super-powers all along!
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The page below is a one-of-a-kind, all-text promotion for upcoming Superman Family titles, all edited by Mort Weisinger.
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