[Superman Fan Club] and friends, for our most festive and joyous 2020 reading, #14, we will again ponder the wisdom and wit of the Silver and Bronze Age Superman, family and friends stories, again welcoming Superman’s heart and soul, Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane, the lights of his life!!!
ACTION COMICS (1938-) #326 (released July 1965 ) https://www.dcuniverse.com/comics/book/action-comics-1938-326/c465c4cc-b80d-443b-a249-5ce6e2f4ba76/ “THE LEGION OF SUPER-CREATURES!” Sing along, “Su-per-man, Su-per-man, he can do what a spider can…” oh wait, right time period, wrong publisher, oops…Giant super-powered insects invade Earth and to stop them Superman must first discover their planet of origin! Yup, 2020 could actually be even worse if this was realz!
Superman (1939-) #307 (released January 1977 ) https://www.dcuniverse.com/comics/book/superman-1939-307/fd0e7cce-952b-45e1-90a4-c51bb8e3150b/ “Krypton…No More.” When it’s Gerry Conway writing and that’s the title, watch out (ask Gwen Stacy). Superman goes on a rampage and begins destroying super tankers and spilling oil into the ocean. Supergirl comes up with a plan to stop him, but it involves destroying the Fortress of Solitude! Ok, hold on…is this Action in the 1960’s or Superman in the mid 1970s???
SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN (1954-) #5 (released May 1955) https://www.dcuniverse.com/comics/book/superman-s-pal-jimmy-olsen-1954-5/3680a7da-a3a8-495a-9b1f-032577ff031c/ Jimmy helps the City Sentinel, a rival Metropolis newspaper, raise money to stay in business. Oh, Jimmy, the Chief isn’t going to like this at all!
SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE (1958-1973) #5 (released September 1958) https://www.dcuniverse.com/comics/book/superman-s-girl-friend-lois-lane-1958-1973-5/edd54b6f-cb15-482f-a7f6-1727d59c28af/ “SUPERMAN’S GREATEST SACRIFICE!” Lois meets heiress Dolores Drake, who seems to be her exact double. Oh boy, where are we going with this one…mmm mm mmm …
DC COMICS PRESENTS (July 1979 ) #12 https://www.dcuniverse.com/comics/book/dc-comics-presents-1978-12/735b2d1d-742b-4a25-9247-799e9328e56d/ Superman and Mister Miracle battle it out for Metropolis. What, what?
Please post your thoughts, reactions and favorite panels below as you again reflect on a bygone era of comic book greatness, truly a Silver and Bronze Age of Wonder!