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Tales of the Bizarro World

Adventure Comics No. 285
June 1961
Cover: Superboy playing baseball with Bizarro No. 1 and other Bizarros //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: "The Shame of the Bizarro Family" (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Wayne Boring
Feature Characters: Bizarro No. 1 (origin retold in flashback), Bizarro-Lois No. 1, Bizarro-Junior No. 1, Bizarro-Lois Jr. No. 1 (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN #143)
GS: Superboy (last appearance in Superboy story in this issue; next appears in SUPERBOY #90), Krypto, other Bizarros
Intro: Bizarro-Krypto, a Bizarro tutor (only appearance)
Cameo: Professor Dalton (in flashback), Frankenstein, Wolf Man, Dracula, "witch-queen"
Comment: Bizarro-Jr. No. 1 gets in trouble at school for giving the correct answers on exam questions, but sleep-carves a Mount Rushmore-style monument to famous movie monsters of Earth, flunks his art test with highest honors, and redeems the pride of the first Bizarro family.

Adventure Comics No. 286
July 1961
Cover: Bizarro-Kltpzyxm, Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Lois No. 1, and Bizarro-Junior No. 1; Superboy vignette //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: "Bizarro, Private Detective" (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: John Forte
Feature Characters: Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Lois No. 1, Bizarro-Junior No. 1
Intro: Curator of the Bizarro Palace of Junk (only appearance), Bizarro Mayor and his wife, Bizarro-Kltpzyxm
Intro: Blue Kryptonite
Synopsis: When Bizarro No. 1 needs a job, he becomes a private detective, and discovers Bizarro-Klyptzyxm, an imperfect duplicate of Mr. Mxyzptlk, is committing the terrible crime of making perfect buildings on the Bizarro World.

Adventure Comics No. 287
August 1961
Story: "Jimmy Olsen's Kookie Scoops" (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: John Forte
Feature Character: Bizarro No. 1
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (both last appear in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #27; both next appear in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #55)
Intro: Bizarro-Perry White (next appears in ?), Bizarro-Jimmy Olsen (next appears in ?), a Bizarro-Lois Lane reporter (marries Bizarro-Jimmy Olsen) and her brothers (only appearance for all)
GA: Bizarro-Klypzyxm, Bizarro-Krypto
Villains: Alien invaders (first and only appearance)
Comment: According to SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #84 (3), this story takes place on and around May 24th.
Synopsis: After Bizarro No. 1 creates a Bizarro-Perry White to edit the Daily Htrae, Jimmy Olsen sneaks aboard the rocket to get a scoop, is dragooned into being a reporter on the Bizarro World, and misses great headline stories such as a dog biting a man.  Things get worse when he is tapped to become the husband of a Bizarro-Lois, but he creates a Bizarro-Jimmy Olsen who takes his place, andBizarro No. 1 returns Jimmy to Earth.

Adventure Comics No. 288
September 1961
Cover: Bizarro-Perry White, Bizarro-Lois No. 1, and Bizarro No. 1 as Clark Kent //Curt Swan / Stan Kaye
Story: "Bizarro's Secret Identity" (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: John Forte
Feature Characters: Bizarro No. 1 (becomes "Stupor-Man" in this story only; next am appear in SUPERMAN #148), Bizarro-Lois No. 1 (becomes "Stupor-Woman" for this story only), Bizarro-Junior No. 1
GS: Bizarro-Perry White, Bizarro-Jimmy Olsen, Bizarro-Kltpzyxm, Bizarro-Krypto
Villain: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #54; next appearance in SUPERMAN #148)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Bizarro No. 1 destroys a bunch of elephant tusks in SUPERMAN #148.
Synopsis: Bizarro-Kltpzyxm gives Bizarro-Lois No. 1 super-powers, and she assumes the secret identity of Stupor-Woman to help female Bizarros.  Mr. Mxyzptlk comes by, makes everyone forget Bizarro-Lois was Stupor-Woman and takes away her powers, while making Bizarro No. 1 put on a fake nose and become Stupor-Man,  using a secret identity of Bizarro-Clark Kent.  Perry White exposes Bizarro-Clark as both Bizarro No. 1 and Stupor-Man because he wears his "Bizarro No. 1" medallion in plain sight.  Bizarro abandons his disguise, but says he must be smarter than Superman, because his secret identity was exposed on his first case.

Adventure Comics No. 289
October 1961
Story: "Bizarro's Amazing Buddies" (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: John Forte
Feature Characters: Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Lois No. 1, Bizarro-Junior No. 1, Bizarro-Lois Jr. No. 1 (last appearance?)
GS: Bizarros
GA: Bizarro-Mayor
Cameo appearances: Frankenstein Monster, Abominable Snowman, Daniel Boone, King Kong
Intro: Frank N. Stein, a beggar (only appearance for both)
Villain: Titano (last appearance in SUPERMAN #147; next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #59)
Synopsis: When parents on the Bizarro World rise up in protest against horrifying TV programs from Earth like Daniel Boone, Bizarro No. 1 goes to Earth to find some wholesome heroes worthy of being seen on children's programming, like the Abominable Snowman, the Frankenstein Monster, and the Devil.  He locates none of them, but does run across Titano, the giant super-ape, whom he calls "Tiny" and promises to make a star.  On the Bizarro World, kids declare that "Tiny" is a steal of King Kong.  Bizarro is disgraced. And because he is, the Bizarro Mayor proclaims him a hero and features him and his family in a ticker-tape parade.

Adventure Comics No. 291
November 1961
Story: "The Invasion of the Bizarro World" (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: John Forte
Feature characters: Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Lois No. 1, Bizarro-Junior No. 1
GS: Bizarro-Krypto, Bizarro-Mayor, Bizarro-Jimmy Olsen, Bizarro-Perry White, Bizarros (many of whom die)
Intro: Bizarro-Hipster No. 1 and the Bizarro Cool Cat Combo, "Weep-and-Wail" Bizarro-Lois (only appearance for these hep-cats, huh)
Villains: Blue Kryptonite creatures (first and only appearance)
Comment: Since Bizarro World have Blue Kryptonite creatures underneath its surface, it am make sense that Earth does not have Green Kryptonite creatures underneath its surface.  Besides, it's round.
Synopsis: The Bizarros are invaded by Blue Kryptonite creatures from below the surface of their planet.  The invaders go on a war-and-killing spree against the Bizarros.  This is a cause for great rejoicing, until the fiendish fiends begin changing Htrae into a round world.  All measures against the Blue K beings fail, even lead, which is no proof against their radiation.  Then Bizarro-Jimmy Olsen comes up with the idea of making imperfect lead with the duplicator machine, putting Bizarro-Juniors in suits made of this Bizarro-lead, and sending them against the creatures. This works.  The creatures go back underground. Things get dull again.

Adventure Comics No. 291
December 1961
Story: "The Bizarro Perfect Crimes" (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: John Forte
Feature Characters: Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Lois No. 1, Bizarro-Junior No. 1
GS: Superman (between ACTION COMICS #283 / WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #122)
GA: Bizarro-Krypto
Intro: Happy Joe (only appearance)
Villains: Evil Bizarros and evil Bizarro-Lois (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: When criminal Bizarros kidnap Bizarro-Lois No. 1 and hold her hostage, Bizarro No. 1 is forced to think up get-rich-quick schemes for them time and again, such as raiding Earth garbage dumps and wrecking cars to make them more valuable, until Superman impersonates him, lends a hand, and gets the wicked Bizarros to reveal where they have stashed Bizarro's wife.

Adventure Comics No. 292
Story: "Bizarro Creates a Monster" (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: John Forte
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Bizarro No. 1 (next appears in SUPERMAN #150), Bizarro-Lois No. 1, Bizarro-Junior No. 1
GA: Bizarro-Kltpzyxm
Intro: Bizarro-Lucy Lane, Bizarro-Lana Lang, Sapollo (merged into caveman's body), a caveman, an insane Bizarro-Lois (only appearance for all), Benny Dick Arnold (a statue; only appearance)
Cameo: The Frankenstein Monster
Comment: Shortly after this story the Bizarros appear in SUPERMAN #150 to celebrate the destruction of Krypton.
Synopsis: Bizarro is angered that broadcasts he picks up from Earth call the Frankenstein Monster a horror character, so he decides once again to give his people a real monster.  First he captures an apelike caveman from another planet.  Then he trains the duplicator ray on the caveman, and produces a blond Adonis whom foolish Earth people would call a matinee idol, but whose looks are enough to drive Bizarros into paroxyms of fright.  The creature, whom Bizarro names Sapollo, does star in a film, but it proves to be too much for even the toughest Bizarros.  Bizarro No. 1 eventually bows to the will of the planetary council, and agrees that Sapollo is too horrible to live.  But before he can be captured, Bizarro-Kltpzyxm merges Sapollo with the body of the caveman.   Because the caveman is a decent-looking sort who goes around smashing houses, including that of Bizarro No. 1, everybody is satisfied, and all breathe a sigh of relief, knowing the monster has been banished.

Adventure Comics No. 293
February 1962
Story: "The Good Deeds of Bizarro-Luthor" (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: John Forte
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Bizarro No. 1 (last appearance am in SUPERMAN #150), Bizarro-Lois No. 1, Bizarro-Junior No. 1
Intro: Bizarro-Kandorians, Bizarro-Lex Luthor, the Bizarro Emergency Squad
GS: Bizarro Mayor, Bizarros
GA: Superman (between ACTION COMICS #285 / WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #123)
Villain: Lex Luthor (between ACTION COMICS #285 / 286)
Synopsis: When Bizarro No. 1 and his family are exiled from Htrae for making something perfect--the "S" symbol on the Bizarros' shirts--he creates a Bizarro-Luthor with the imperfect duplicating ray to help him regain his status.  The Bizarro-Luthor is as noble as the real Luthor is evil, so he demands Bizarro do three good deeds before he will help.  Grudgingly, Bizarro does the deeds, and Luthor gives him the idea he really needed: mass-produce Bizarro shirts with the "S" symbol backwards.  With the terrible fashion misstatement now corrected, the Bizarros welcome their first family back to Htrae, and Luthor is honored with a pie in the face.

Adventure Comics No. 294
March 1962
Cover: Bizarro No. 1, two other Bizarros, and Bizarro-Lois Lane (in John Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, and Jerry Lewis masks) with Bizarro-Krypto; Superboy vignette //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "The Halloween Pranks of the Bizarro Supermen" (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: John Forte
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Bizarro No. 1 (next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #32), Bizarro-Lois No. 1
GS: Bizarro-Krypto, Krypto (between ? And ?)
Supporting Characters: Bizarro-Lana Lang, Bizarro-Kltpzyxm, Bizarro-Luthor
Intro: Three new Bizarro-Kryptoes (only appearance)
Cameo: Mickey Mantle, John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Jerry Lewis (as Halloween masks)
Villains: A gang of Bizarro-Loises (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Bizarro No. 1 am make brief appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #32.  That is, us hope him wearing briefs.
Synopsis: On Halloween Bizarro No. 1 and his friends dress up in horrible masks of Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, and others, scare people, and play a prank on Bizarro-Krypto, tying cold hot dogs to his tail and making him heat them up and eat them.  Bizarro-Krypto flies away, trying out Bizarro-Lana Lang, Bizarro-Kltpzyxm, and Bizarro-Lex Luthor as new masters, and fighting the real Krypto along the way.  He finally returns to Bizarro No. 1, who has created three new Kryptos, but kicks him, showing that his heart is really with the original Bizarro-Krypto.

Adventure Comics No. 295
April 1962
Cover: Bizarro-Titano blasting Bizarro No. 1 and Bizarro-Lois No. 1 with Blue Kryptonite vision; Superboy vignette   //John Forte
Story: "The Kookie Super-Ape" (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: John Forte
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Lois No. 1, Bizarro-Junior No. 1
GS: Bizarro-Krypto
Supporting Characters: Bizarro-Lana Lang, Bizarro-Jimmy Olsen, Bizarro-Perry White
GA: Titano (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #59; last appearance?)
Intro: Bizarro-Titano (only appearance)
Synopsis: Bizarro-Lois No. 1 is the new women's wrestling champion of the Bizarro World, having lost to Bizarro-Lana in a torrid bout.  The problem is, unless she loses her title to someone else within 30 days, she'll be exiled to Earth.  Bizarro, looking for a suitable opponent, trains his imperfect duplicator ray on Titano through a time-scope and creates a Bizarro-Titano.  Dubbed "Big Ape", Titano enters the ring against Bizarro-Lois, and wins by leaving the ring in a big hurry to go eat some cocoanuts he has spied from afar.  Bizarro-Lois, knowing she can now revel in being a has-been, embraces her spouse.

Adventure Comics No. 296
May 1962
Story: "The Case of the Super-Looney Lawyer" (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: John Forte
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Lois No. 1, Bizarro-Junior No. 1
GS: Bizarro-Krypto
Supporting Characters: Bizarro-Perry White, Bizarro-Jimmy Olsen, Bizarro-Lana Lang
Cameo: Perry Mason, Della Street (on TV screen)
Synopsis: When Bizarro-Perry White appears to be murdered by a gunshot and Bizarro-Jimmy Olsen is held responsible, Bizarro No. 1 dons a deerstalker cap, watches a Perry Mason show from Earth for inspiration, and becomes Merry Payson, criminal unlawyer.  Despite Bizarro No. 1's best efforts to prove Bizarro-Jimmy guilty, he is judged innocent, and sentenced by the judge to be executed.  But, seconds before Bizarro-Olsen is to die, the judge pulls off a rubber mask and reveals that he is really Bizarro-Perry White, who faked his own murder to create a dull news story.  Bizarro-Olsen and Bizarro-White go off as best pals.  Bizarro No. 1 is heartbroken that he lost his first case, until Bizarro-Lois reminds him that this failure is proof that he is perfectly qualified to be ruler of the Bizarro World.  Bizarro No. 1 perks up immediately.

Adventure Comics No. 297
June 1962
Story: "The Bizarro Who Goofed Up History" (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: John Forte
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Junior No. 1, Bizarro-Lois Lane No. 1
GS: Bizarro-Krypto (next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #80)
Supporting Characters: Bizarro-Perry White, Bizarro-Lana Lang, Bizarro-Lucy Lane, Bizarro-Lex Luthor (all next appear in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #80), Bizarro-Jimmy Olsen, Bizarro-Kltpzyxm
Cameo: Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, Sir Isaac Newton, John Wilkes Booth, George Washington, Nathan Hale, Christopher Columbus, King Ferdinand, Queen Isabella (all as characters in Bizarro's dream)
Intro: John and Frank Wrong (only appearance; characters in Bizarro's dream)
Synopsis: Bizarro No. 1 has a dream in which he straightens out history by getting John Wilkes Booth to assassinate George Washington, making sure the Wrong Brothers fly the first airplane, giving Nathan Hale stretching powers so that he cannot be successfully hanged, having a fig fall on Sir Isaac Newton's head so that he can invent Fig Newtons, and making sure the Earth is really square so that Columbus's ships can fall off it.  When he wakes up, he learns that he has been talking in his sleep, Bizarro-Junior No. 1 has transcribed his dream for an Earth history test, and has been responsible for his son getting a perfect score.

Adventure Comics No. 298
July 1962
Story: "Bizarro Goes Sane" (11 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: John Forte
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Lois Lane No. 1 (next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #80), Bizarro-Junior No. 1
Supporting Character: Bizarro-Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #80)
Cameo: Marilyn Monroe
Villains: A Bizarro No. 1 impersonator, two Bizarro-Lois outlaws (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: It am revealed in this story that Htrae has a ravine named Steve Canyon.  Then again, so does Earth.  This am have to be changed.
Synopsis: A jealous Bizarro forges Bizarro No. 1's medallion and commits a heinous act of fixing up a building in order to get Bizarro No. 1 admitted to a lunatic asylum.  It works, but Bizarro No. 1 breaks out of stir, becomes a sheriff in a Tame East town, gets thrown in the asylum again, becomes a boy scout leader, gets thrown in the asylum again, breaks out, realizes he has left his medallion behind, comes back and asks politely for it.  The doctors realize that only a sane Bizarro would come back to the asylum after escaping it, and pronounce him cured.

Adventure Comics No. 299
August 1962
Story: "Car 45, Get Lost!" (10 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: John Forte
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Bizarro No. 1 (next appears in SUPERMAN #157), Bizarro-Junior No. 1 (next appears in ?)
Intro: Captain Bloke (only appearance), the Metropolis Metros (next appearance in ?; Hank Dreifus named in this story)
GA: Superman (between ACTION COMICS #291 / WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #127)
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: This am last appearance of Tales of Bizarro World.  Phooey.
Synopsis: For a vacation, Bizarro No. 1 and Bizarro-Junior No. 1 come to Earth, where they apply for jobs on the Metropolis police force.  Superman is on a space mission, so Captain Bloke of the police sends the Bizarro pair on various missions, which they screw up every time.  Then, when Bloke gets an accidental conk on the head, he offers a gold badge to Bizarro No. 1.  Insulted by this, since anything less than a rusty tin can is unacceptible, Bizarro and his son turn on their heels and leave Earth.

Superman of 2465

Superman No. 181
November 1965
Cover: Superman of 1465; Klar Ken T-5477 vignette //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "The Superman of 2965" (8 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer: Edmond Hamilton
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superman of 2465 (Klar Ken T-5477; Superman XX; first appearance; next appears in ACTION COMICS #338)
GA: Superman (in flashback; between first story in this issue and SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #61), Atlanteans (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #12)
Supporting Characters: Jay Senohl, Lyra 3916 (first appearance for both; both next appear in ACTION COMICS #338)
Intro: Superman II (Jorel Kent; first actual apearance in issue #354 (2)), Superman III (Jon Hudson, nee' Kalel Kent; name revealed in issue #354 (2), his first actual appearance), Superman IV (Dave Kent; name revealed in ACTION COMICS #338, his first actual appearance), and Superman V (first actual appearance in ACTION COMICS #338) (all as statues), Federation of Planets, Than Quor
Villains: Muto (first appearance; next appears in ACTION COMICS #338), two crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: As shown when this story is reprinted in issue #244, this series is really set in 2465, not 2965, taking place 500 years after Superman I's era and 500 years before the Legion of Super-Heroes.
 Superman of 2465 has all the powers of Superman I, but is weakened by seawater, rather than Kryptonite.
 This story reveals that Superman will have descendants, at least six of whom will become Supermen.
Synopsis: The Superman of 2465 begins his heroic career by changing the course of a rogue planet, catching two crooks, and getting on the trail of Muto, a mutated genius menace.

Action Comics No. 338
June 1966
Cover: Superman of 2466 and Muto //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "Muto--Monarch of Menace" (13 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superman of 2466 (last appearance in SUPERMAN #181)
Supporting Characters: Jay Senohl, Lyra 3916 (last appearance of both in SUPERMAN #181), Lois Lane (in flashback)
GA: Superman, Superman IV, Superman V (all in flashback; first actual appearance of latter two)
Intro: Superman VII (Kanton K-73), his wife and son, Superman XIX (all in flashback)
Villains: Muto (last appearance in SUPERMAN #181), Yann, Thargo (first and only appearance for both), Von-Don (first appearance), Lex Luthor (in flashback), Vyldan (first and only appearance; in flashback; Superman V's enemy)
Comment: This story continues from SUPERMAN #181 and continues in the next issue.
 Though the text states that this story is set in 2966, the reprint in SUPERMAN #247 corrects the century to 2466.
Synopsis: Muto assembles a band of super-villains to help him loot the Weapons World, and lures Superman of 2466 into a seawater deathtrap.

Action Comics No. 339
July 1966
Cover: Brainiac trapping Supergirl in Kryptonite cage; Superman of 2466 trapped in seawater by Muto (two vignettes) //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "Muto Versus the Man of Tomorrow" (12 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Character: Superman of 2466 (next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #166)
Supporting Characters: Jay Senohl, Lyra 3916 (last appearance for both)
GS: Atlanteans (last appearance)
Villains: Muto (next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #166), Von-Don (last appearance)
Comments: This story continues from the last issue.
 Even though the text states this story takes place in 2966, the reprint in SUPERMAN #248 corrects the century to 2466.
Synopsis: Superman XX deals with Muto's attacks on Earth with armament from the Weapons World.

World's Finest Comics No. 166
May 1967
Cover: Batman XX vs. Muto; Superman XX vs. Joker of 2467 (two vignettes) //Curt Swan / George Klein
Story: "The Danger of the Deadly Duo" (17 pages)
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Writer:
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Feature Characters: Superman of 2467 (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #339; last appearance), Batman of 2467 (Bron Wayn E7705; first and only appearance)
GA: Superman VI (in flashback; first actual appearance)
Intro: Batman VI, Batman XV, Superman XV (all in flashback; only appearance for all), Batman XIX (in flashback; dies in this story)
Villains: Muto (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #339; last appearance), Joker of 2967 (first appearance; dies in this story), Joker XIX, a space giant, an interplanetary crime syndicate (all in flashback; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: As explained in earlier Comments, though the text states this adventure takes place in 2967, it really takes place in 2467.
Synopsis: The twentieth Batman dons the cape and cowl of his ancestors to help the Superman of 2467 fight Muto and to capture the 20th Joker, son of the Joker who murdered Batman XIX.

Rose and the Thorn

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 105
October 1970
Story: "Night of the Thorn, Day of the Rose" (10 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Thorn (Rose Forrest; origin revealed in this story in flashback, her first chronological appearance; last appearance in first story of this issue; next appears in second story of next issue)
Supporting Character: Detective Danny Stone (first appearance)
Intro: Det.-Sgt. Phil Forrest (dies in this story; Rose's father), a doctor, Mr. Goldstein (only appearance of both)
Villains: The 100, Vince Dennis (first appearance)
Synopsis: After her father, Detective-Sergeant Phil Forrest, is killed in a gun-battle with the 100, Rose Forrest suffers a personality split. Though she feels herself normally incapable of violence, while asleep she becomes the Thorn, a costumed crime-fighter driven by her father's memory to fight and defeat the 100.  She rescues Forrest's partner Danny Stone from the 100's killers, but, as Rose, does not suspect that she has become a secretary to a 100 member.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 106
November 1970
Story: "Where Do You Plant a Thorn?"  (8 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Thorn
Supporting Character: Danny Stone
Villains: Vince Adams, Mr. Orchid (first and only appearance), the 100 (next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #84)
Synopsis: The 100 attempt to make a hit on Detective Danny Stone, but the Thorn intervenes to save his life.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 107
January 1971
Story: "My Executioner Loves Me" (8 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Thorn
Supporting Character: Danny Stone (next appears in issue #110)
Villains: Vince Adams (next appears in issue #112), Beau Benton (first and only appearance), the 100 (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #84)
Synopsis: An assassin hired by the 100 to kill the Thorn winds up falling in love with her instead, and saves her.  She repays him by taking him to jail, where, she says, he will be safe from the 100's vengeance.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 108
February 1971
Story: "Mourn For the Thorn" (8 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Thorn
GS: Superman (last appearance in Lois Lane story in this issue; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #87)
Villains: The 100
Synopsis: The 100 apparently kill the Thorn with gas fumes, place her in a coffin, and are about to bury her.  But the Thorn has faked her death with an overdose of heart medication, and awakens in time to break out and defeat the 100 members attempting her burial.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 109
April 1971
Story: "The Mask of Death" (8 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Thorn
Intro: Selena Mason (as a ghost; dies before this story begins), Barry Dale (in flashback)
Villains: Albert Talbot (first appearance), a gangster (first and only appearance; both in flashback), the 100
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: After capturing more 100 crooks, the Thorn is visited by the ghost of Selena Mason, an aspiring actress who was disfigured and imprisoned by Albert Talbot, a costumer and gangster,  until her death in the mansion which Rose Forrest now lives in.  The Thorn switches back to Rose Forrest, but is bound to track down Talbot, even though it is 30 years since his crime was committed.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 110
Story: "The Face of Fate" (8 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Thorn
Supporting Character: Danny Stone (last appearance in issue #107)
Other Character: Selena Mason (a ghost; last appearance)
Intro: Laura Stone
Villains: Albert Talbot (last appearance), the 100
Comment: This story continues from the last issue.
Synopsis: After rescuing Danny Stone from some 100 killers, the Thorn confronts Albert Talbot, who has been romancing Danny's sister, but is now threatening her.  Talbot accidentally starts a fire which disfigures his face.  Later, the Thorn turns him over to the police, and Selena Mason's ghost thanks her before vanishing.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 111
July 1971
Story: "Law of the 100" (8 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Artist: Gray Morrow
Feature Character: The Thorn
Supporting Character: Danny Stone
Intro: Leo Lester, Sr. (dies before this story opens)
Cameo: Phil Forrest
Villains: Leo Lester, Jr. (first appearance), the 100
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The 100 sends the son of one of their top assassins to kill the Thorn, but he becomes her ally--and the 100's target--when he learns they set his father up for the police.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 112
August 1971
Story: "Rock and Rose" (8 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Artist: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Thorn (next appears in Lois Lane story in next issue)
Supporting Character: Danny Stone
Intro: Mrs. Lester (only appearance)
Other Character: Leo Lester, Jr. (last appearance)
Villains: Vince Adams (last appearance in issue #107; next appears in issue #115), the 100 (next appear in Lois Lane story in next issue)
Comment: This story continues from the last issue.
 Shortly after this story, the Thorn teams up with Superman and Lois Lane to battle the 100 in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Thorn manages to save herself, Detective Danny Stone, and Leo Lester, Jr., and bring in some 100 hoods as a bonus.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 115
October 1971
Story: "The Computer Crooks": Part 1
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Artist: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Thorn (last appearance in Lois Lane story in last issue)
GA: Lois Lane (last appearance in Lois Lane story in next issue)
Supporting Character: Danny Stone
Villains: Vince Adams (last appearance in issue #113), the 100 (last appearance in Lois Lane story in next issue), an inventor (first appearance; dies in this story), KARL 1 (a robotic computer; first appearance), Poison Ivy (last appearance in BATMAN #183)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Vince Adams and the 100 hijack K.A.R.L. 1, a mobile computer, from Inter-Gang.  They program it to create a death-trap for the Thorn, and it instructs them first to hire Poison Ivy.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #116
November 1971
Story: "Computed To Kill" (10 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Artist: Dick Giordano (with Jeff Jones)
Feature Character: The Thorn
GA: Lois Lane
Supporting Character: Danny Stone
Villains:  Mr. Maleyun (first appearance; dies in this story), Poison Ivy (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #111), Vince Adams, the 100 (next appear in Lois Lane story in issue #118), KARL 1 (next appears in issue #122)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: KARL 1 and Poison Ivy spring their deathtrap for the Thorn, but the computer has a "change of heart" later and saves her.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 117
December 1971
Story: "The Ghost With Two Faces" (10 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Thorn
Supporting Character: Danny Stone
Intro: Ralphie, Zack Adler, Vincent and his wife (only appearance for all)
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Rose Forrest goes on vacation to the seashore and, as the Thorn, defeats a band of kidnappers.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 118
January 1972
Story: "Hand of Death" (10 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Thorn
Supporting Character: Danny Stone
Intro: Wanda
Cameo: Black Canary (as a costume)
Villains: Inter-Gang (Len named in this story; last appearance in NEW GODS #4)
Synopsis: The Thorn captures an Inter-Gang crew masquerading as pirates' ghosts.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 119
February 1972
Story: "The Silent Sniper" (10 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: The Thorn
Supporting Character: Danny Stone
GA: Lois Lane (last appearance in Lois Lane story in this issue; next appears in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #209)
Villains: A sniper (first appearance), Albert Talbot (in flashback; first appearance; first name revealed in next story), the 100 (last appearance in Lois Lane story in last issue)
Synopsis: Danny Stone is shot by a sniper who is looking for a million-dollar hoard, and the Thorn guards Danny from further murder attempts by the 100.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 120
March 1972
Story: "Not All Thorns Come From Roses" (10 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Thorn (next appears in Lois Lane story in this issue)
Supporting Character: Danny Stone
Villains: The "other" Thorn (Pythona; first and only appearance; the Thorn's mother?), the sniper (last appearance), Albert Talbot (in flashback), Vince Adams, the 100
Synopsis:   The Thorn encounters a criminal Thorn who may be her own mother, and who, like her, is a target of the 100.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 121
April 1972
Cover: Superman, Julie, Thorn, and Lois Lane disguised as an elderly woman //Bob Oskner
Story: "Master Plan" (3 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Dick Giordano
Inker: Mike Esposito
Feature Character: The Thorn (between Lois Lane stories in this issue and next issue)
GA: Lois Lane (between Lois Lane stories in this issue and next issue)
Cameo: Phil Forrest
Comment: This story continues in part in the Lois Lane story in next issue, in which the Thorn, Superman, and Lois Lane battle the 100.
Synopsis: Stymied so far in her attempts to find her father's killer and destroy the 100, the Thorn believes she must use the media in her campaign and also enlist Superman's help.  To do this, she reasons that she must gain the aid of Lois Lane.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 123
June 1972
Story: "The Richest Girl In the World" (8 pages)
Editor: Dorothy Woolfolk
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: The Thorn (last appearance in Lois Lane story in last issue)
Intro: Carla Ponte (only appearance)
Villain: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Rose Forrest seeks a job and instead ends up changing into the Thorn and saving a wealthy woman from a gang of kidnappers.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 124
June 1972
Story: "Murder By Motor" (7 pages)
Editor: Dorothy Woolfolk
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Henry Scarpelli
Feature Character: The Thorn (last appearance in Lois Lane story in last issue)
Intro: Mr. Franks (only appearance)
Villains: Vick and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Rose Forrest gets an assembly line job at an auto factory, and the Thorn breaks up a gang of dope smugglers in it.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 125
August 1972
Story: "Cure Or Kill" (7 pages)
Editor: Dorothy Woolfolk
Writer: Cary Bates
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: The Thorn
Supporting Character: Danny Stone (next appears in issue #127)
Intro: Mr. Grimes (only appearance)
Villains: Dr. Basil Shalock (first appearance; dies in this story), Bronto (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: After an accident, Rose Forrest is taken to the private hospital of a madman who intends to use her in an experiment to convert human flesh into raw protoplasm.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 126
September 1973
Story: "Bullets and Ballots" (7 pages)
Editor: Dorothy Woolfolk
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: The Thorn
Intro: Sylvia Charlton
Villains: Bradford, Honest Jack Jillson (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Rose Forrest goes to work for a congresswoman's Senate campaign committee, but runs into criminal opposition as The Thorn.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 127
October 1972
Story: "The Sea Devil" (7 pages)
Editor: Dorothy Woolfolk
Writer: Cary Bates
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: The Thorn
Intro: Dr. Brad Roberts (first name revealed in his next appearance, in SUPERMAN #336)
Villains: Mr. Hodge and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Rose Forrest goes to a psychiatrist to try and learn why she awakens with bruise marks on her body, and ends up becoming the Thorn to foil an attempt to smuggle a valuable white octopus.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 128
December 1972
Story: "Edge of Madness" (7 pages)
Editor: Robert Kanigher
Writer: Cary Bates
Artist: Don Heck
Feature Character: The Thorn (origin retold)
Supporting Character: Danny Stone (last appearance in issue #125)
Cameo appearance: Phil Forrest (in flashback)
Intro: Dr. Gold (only appearance)
Villains: Dr. Angst (first and only appearance), the 100 (last appearance in Lois Lane story of last issue; next appear in issue #130)
Synopsis: The Thorn is captured by the 100 and sent to a psychiatric hospital in which one of their agents tries to hypnotize her into committing murder.
 
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 129
Story: "The Million Dollar Night" (7 pages)
Editor: Robert Kanigher
Writer:
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Thorn
Supporting Character: Danny Stone
Intro: Allison N. Ainsworth (only appearance)
Villains: The Red Owls (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Thorn saves a millionairess from a street gang and is awarded a million dollars by her, but Rose Forrest, not knowing she is the Thorn, cannot claim it.

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 130
April 1973
Story: "Nightmare Alley" (7 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Don Heck
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: The Thorn (next appears in SUPERMAN #336)
Supporting Character: Danny Stone (last appearance)
Intro: Tess (in flashback; dies in this story)
Villains: Phil Forrest's three murderers (first appearance for all; one dies; other two in flashback), the 100 (last appearance in issue #128; next appear in BLACK LIGHTNING #1)
Comment: The Thorn next appears in a team-up with Superman against the Sidecar Bandits in SUPERMAN #336, then teams up with Batman to battle Nazi war criminals in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #188-189, her last appearance.
Synopsis: One of Phil Forrest's three murderers finally confesses to the Thorn, but is shot dead by the 100 before he can reveal the names of the other two.

Melba

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane No. 132
July 1973
Story: "Introducing Melba" (4 pages)
Editor, plotter: Robert Kanigher
Plotter, scripter: Cary Bates
Feature Character: Melba Manton (last appearance in Lois Lane story in last issue; next appears in SUPERGIRL #6)
Intro: Willy (only appearance)
Villain: Phil Higgins (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Melba Manton solves a murder and saves a young man in a police standoff.

Supergirl No. 6
August 1973
Story: "The Final Cut" (8 pages)
Editor, writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Feature Character: Melba Manton (between SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #132 / 133)
Intro: Rex Benton (only appearance)
Villains: Freddy, Simms (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Melba Manton saves a movie star from being kidnapped by his agent.

World of Krypton

Superman No. 233
January 1971
Story: "Jor-El's Golden Folly" (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Feature Characters: Jor-El, Lara Lor-Van (last name revealed in this story; origin details revealed; first chronological appearance; both appear isochronally with WORLD OF KRYPTON #1)
Supporting Characters: General Zod (first chronological appearance; full name, Dru-Zod, revealed in this story), Jax-Ur (first chronological appearance), Ken-Dal (first chronological appearance), Kim-Da (last chronological appearance in WORLD OF KRYPTON #1; next chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #242; all appear isochronally with WORLD OF KRYPTON #1)
Comment: This story is retold in detail in WORLD OF KRYPTON #1, with the story segments fitting together as follows:
 36 Norzec, 9994 (Krypton calendar): Jor-El consults with Director Ven on his mathematics projects and meets Kim-Da on his way to the Memory Center (WOK #1, pg. 6, panels 4-6).
 Kim-Da and Jor-El complete their education at the Memory Center.  Kim is assigned to the Kandor Observatory, while Jor is sent to the Kryptonopolis Space Complex (pg. 1, panels 1-3).
 37 Norzec, 9994: Jor-El meets General Zod, Prof. Ken-Dal, and Lara Lor-Van at the Space Complex (WOK #1, pg. 7, panel 1-pg. 8, panel 6 / pg. 1, panel 4).  Later, Ken-Dal takes Jor-El through the training area, where he sees Lara again (pg. 2, panels 1-2).
 3 Belyuth, 9995: Jor-El is assigned to research and development for cheap rocket propulsion, and considers anti-gravity (WOK #1, pg. 8, panel 1).  Later, he begins anti-gravity research (pg. 2, panel 3).
 36 Belyuth, 9995: Jor-El isolates an atomic particle with anti-gravity properties (WOK #1, pg. 9, panel 2)
 68 Belyuth, 9995: Jor-El duplicates the anti-gravity particle (WOK #1, pg. 9, panel 3).  He designs an anti-gravity belt, and tests it on a dog (pg. 2, panel 4).
 69 Belyuth, 9995: Jor-El runs another test of the anti-gravity belt (WOK #1, pg. 9, panel 4).
 70 Belyuth, 9995: Jor-El demonstrates the anti-gravity belt to General Zod and Ken-Dal (WOK #1, pg. 9, panels 5-7; pg. 3, panel 1).
 71 Belyuth, 9995: Jor-El is introduced to Lara by Ken-Dal, then makes a speech to the Science Council on the necessity for space travel (WOK #1, pg. 10, panels 1-7).
 72 Belyuth, 9995: Jor-El has gold gathered to construct a spaceship (WOK #1, pg. 11, panel 1 / pg. 3, panel 2)
 14 Ogtal, 9995: The spaceship, which is ridiculed as "Jor-El's golden folly", is completed.  Lara wants to pilot the ship, but Jor-El tells her that the first flight will be unmanned (WOK #1, pg. 11, panels 2-4 / pg. 3, panels 3-5)
 30 Ogtal, 9995: Lara stows away aboard the spaceship (WOK #1, pg. 12, panels 1-2).  Jor-El and the project personnel send it aloft, learning only later that Lara is aboard.  It crash-lands on Wegthor, one of Krypton's moons.  (WOK #1, pg. 12, panel 3-pg. 13, panel 2 / pg. 4, panel 2-pg. 5, panel 6)
 33 Ogtal, 9995: Jor-El stows away on a rocket of colonists bound for Wegthor, and manages to rescue Lara (WOK #1, pg. 13, panel 3-pg. 14, panel 7 / pg. 6, panel 1-pg. 7, panel 5)
 As revealed in the letter column of issue #254, Krypton has a 438-day year, and its months are Belyuth, Ogtal, Ullhah, Eorx, Hefralt, and Norzec, in that order.  Each month has 73 days.
Synopsis: After graduating from the Memory Center, Jor-El is assigned to the Kryptonopolis Space-Complex, at which he creates an anti-gravity drive and uses it to power a spaceship constructed of gold.  But Lara Lor-Van, an astronaut, stows away and causes it to crash on Wegthor, one of Krypton's moons.  Jor-El stows away on another rocket three days later, and rescues her.

Superman No. 234
February 1971
Story: "Prison In the Sky" (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Artist: Curt Swan
Feature Characters: Jor-El, Lara
Supporting Characters: Ken-Dal, Science Council of Krypton, Jax-Ur
Villains: Tron-Et, Ed-Ilv (first and only apperance for both), Nali-Elv (first appearance; dies in this story)
Comment: This story is retold in WORLD OF KRYPTON #1.  The stories fit together as follows:
 2 Eorx, 9995: Tron-Et is elected to the Science Council (pg. 1, panel 1-pg. 3, panel 3)
 37 Norzec, 9995: Jor-El proposes putting criminals in suspended animation capsules (pg. 3, panel 4
 1 Belyuth, New Years Day, 9996: Lara learns that Matricomp has denied her and Jor-El's wedding application (WOK #1, pg. 17, panels 3-4)
  Jor-El launches Nali-Ilv into orbit (pg. 4)
 WOK #1, pg. 17, panel 5
 Several minutes after its first orbit, the capsule crashes and Ed-Ilv emerges, faking super-powers with an anti-gravity belt (pg. 5)
 WOK #1, pg. 18
 Lara is told to marry Anr-Mu by Matricomp, and is hypnotized by him (WOK #1, pg. 19, panels 1-6)
 Jor-El defeats Ed-Ilv and Tron-Et is exposed as a criminal boss (pg. 6, panel 1-pg. 7, panel 3)
 WOK #1, pg. 19, panel 7-pg. 20, panel 6
 Jor-El confronts Lara and Anr-Mu, discovers the latter is an android, and both Matricomp and Anr-Mu explode (WOK #1, pgs. 21-22)
 Some days later, Tron-Et is sentenced to 25 years in orbit and is sent up in a space capsule (pg. 7, panel 4)
 According to WORLD OF KRYPTON #1, the events on pages 5-7 take place on the same day, not over 73 days, and Lara is not with Jor-El on pg. 6, panel 1.
Synopsis: Tron-Et wins an election to the Science Council and proposes that overcrowding in prisons be alleviated by using his dissolver-ray to execute condemned criminals.  Jor-El and others oppose the death penalty, and Jor counter-proposes using a suspended animation gas of his own discovery on such prisoners, which may have the side-effect of reforming their personalities, and shooting them into space in capsules, to be brought back to Krypton when their sentences are over.  Tron-Et is secretly the boss of a criminal organization and wants crooks who know his secret to be executed before they can betray him.  Thus, he stages an "accident" which makes it seem as though Jor-El's first experimental subject has gained super-powers and remained criminal after his capsule crashes.  But Jor-El learns that the prisoner's "powers" came from a concealed anti-gravity belt and captures him.  The prisoner exposes Tron-Et as his boss, and, after confessing, Tron-Et is sentenced to suspended animation in another capsule as Jor-El's proposal for punishment is accepted.

Superman No. 236
April 1971
Story: "The Doomsayer" (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O'Neil
Artist: Dick Giordano
Feature Characters: Superman (last appearance in Superman story in this issue; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #109), Green Arrow, Black Canary (last appearance for both in GREEN LANTERN #83; both next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #89)
Intro: Dr. Mo-De and his wife (in flashback; both die in this story)
Synopsis: During a picnic with Superman, Black Canary declares that she is tired of hearing Green Arrow harp on pollution and its dangers.  Superman responds by telling them the story of Dr. Mo-De, a scientist who correctly predicted the impending doom of Krypton, but who could not arouse the attention of his fellow citizens of Surrus thanks to music-flowers that pacified them.  Eventually they seized Mo-De and forced him to listen to the flowers until he, too, was pacified.  Twenty years after that, Krypton exploded.  After Superman finishes his tale, Black Canary gets up and says she is going to speak to the owner of a nearby polluting factory.

Superman No. 238
June 1971
Story: "A Name Is Born" (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Artist: Gray Morrow
Feature: World of Krypton
Intro: Kryp, Tonn (both in flashback), Du-Vor and another teacher (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A Kryptonian teacher relates the legend of Kryp and Tonn, two space explorers who landed on ancient Krypton and became the progenitors of the Kryptonian people.

Superman No. 243
October 1971
Story: "The Death-Trails of Krypton" (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature: World of Krypton
Intro: Dol-Nd (in flashback), a Kryptonian man and his son (only appearance for all)
Villain: A mass murderer (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: 2000 years ago, a Kryptonian scientist named Dol-Nd discovered that he could create flying wings for himself by using the a metal he named Trolium, after Trolius, the mythological lord of Krypton's red skies.  However, the Trolium created death-trails in the sky after his flight, which disintegrated any object that flew into them.  After defeating a criminal who tried to steal the wings, Dol-Nd destroyed his invention, but the death-trails remained in the sky until Krypton's destruction.

Superman No. 246
December 1971
Story: "Marriage, Kryptonian Style" (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Characters: Jor-El, Lara (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: Mat-Al (only appearance)
Cameo: Superman
Villains: Matricomp, Anr-Mu (first appearance for both; both destroyed in this story)
Comment: As shown in WORLD OF KRYPTON #1, this story takes place at the same time as the story in issue #234.  The chronology of this story and WORLD OF KRYPTON #1 is as follows:
 37 Norzec, 9995: Mat-Al, marriage counselor, bemoans his fate (pg. 1)
 Jor-El and Lara go to Matricomp to be tested for marriage approval (pg. 2, panel 1-pg. 3, panel 3 / WOK #1, pg. 16)
 1 Belyuth, 9996: Anr-Mu comes to Lara and tells her that Matricomp has approved himself, rather than Jor-El, as her mate (pg. 3, panel 4-pg. 4, panel 2 / WOK #1, pg. 17, panels 3-4)
 Matricomp confirms Anr-Mu's words to Lara, and Anr-Mu overcomes Lara's will by mental force (pg.4, panel 3-pg. 5, panel 4 / WOK #1, pg. 19, panels 1-6)
 After wrapping up the Tron-Et case, Jor-El searches for Lara (WOK #1, pg. 21, panel 1)
 Jor-El fights Anr-Mu and loses, then confronts Matricomp, which destroys itself and Anr-Mu, following which Jor-El is reunited with Lara (pg. 5, panel 5-pg. 7, panel 5 / WOK #1, pg. 21, panel 2-pg. 22, panel 7).
Synopsis: Jor-El and Lara go to Matricomp, the matrimonial computer, to be approved for marriage.  Instead, Lara is matched up with Anr-Mu, whom Matricomp says is a fitter mate for her than Jor-El.  After fighting and losing to Anr-Mu, who has mesmerized Lara with mental force, Jor-El goes to Matricomp to investigate.  As he suspected, the computer has fallen in love with Lara and created Anr-Mu, an android representation of itself, to "marry" her.  Realizing it will now be dismantled for failure, Matricomp destroys itself and Anr-Mu.  Jor-El and Lara are reunited, and Kryptonians are free to marry without computer approval.
 
Superman No. 248
February 1972
Story: "All In the Mind" (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Dave Cockrum
Feature: World of Krypton
Intro: Jan-Ar, Sala, Lan-Nu, Frippe and other mutants (in flashback), Min-Tor and his exploratory team (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: An archaeological team on Krypton discovers a record of how mutant children, exiled from the land of Xan during a war with Erkol, were the only survivors of that conflict and founded the city of Kryptonopolis.

Superman No. 251
May 1972
Story: "The Day Krypton Didn't Die" (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: Rich Buckler
Feature: World of Krypton
Intro: Sak-Kar, Ab-Kar, a winged alien (both in flashback), Dug-Les (only appearance for all)
Villains: Winged aliens (first and only appearance; in flashback)
Synopsis: Eighty-one years before the present, Judiciator Dug-Les of Krypton's Hall of Justice is to rule on whether or not Krypton will enact the death penalty for certain crimes.  Dug-Les relates the story of an ancient invasion of Krypton by winged aliens who were driven away by rampant plant life, but left one of their number on the planet.  The Kryptonians of that time tried to kill the last alien, but were astonished when one feather, torn from his arm, exploded upon contacting the ground.  A shaman, Sak-Kar, and his son Ab-Kar told the others that any part of the alien's body, if torn from him prematurely, would explode upon contacting the ground, and killing the alien would probably have destroyed Krypton.  Finishing his story, Dug-Les says that, but for Sak-Kar's wisdom, Krypton would have perished years ago.  Therefore, he rules against the death penalty.
 
Superman No. 255
August 1972
Story: "It Could Only Happen On the Fabulous World of Krypton" (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Artist: Dick Giordano
Feature: World of Krypton
Intro: Ren-Re, Tar-Lu (apparently transformed into stars in this story), Master Re, Beth-Na (as a voice; only appearnce for all)
Villain: Bik-Re (dies in this story)
Synopsis: The daughter of a scientist and the son of a sorcerer fall in love and, after the accidental killing of the sorcerer's other son, are pursued to a cliff but vanish and are apparently transformed into two stars on the night before Krypton's destruction.

Superman No. 257
October 1972
Story: "The Greatest Green Lantern of All" (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Neal Adams (plot idea only), Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature: World of Krypton
GS: Tomar-Re (between GREEN LANTERN #? And ?; also appears in flashback, his first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in GREEN LANTERN #?), Guardians of the Universe (between ? And ?; also appear in flashback, between ? And ?), Jor-El, Lara (both in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101), Superman (last appearance in first story of this issue; next appears in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #127; also appears, in flashback, as baby Kal-El (meaning of his name, "Star Child", revealed in this story); see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Science Council (in flashback)
GA: Koko (in flashback; isochronally with SUPERMAN #141 / ACTION COMICS #252 flashback)
Villain: Brainiac (in flashback; isochronally with SUPERMAN #141 / ACTION COMICS #252 flashback)
Comment: The Guardians of the Universe are possibly wrong in their belief that, if transplanted, the Kryptonians' civilization would "wither away".
 Probably Tomar-Re's original mission, to damp down Krypton's uranium core with stellarium, was successful and caused Black Zero to have to restart the reaction, as revealed in flashback in issue #205.  This would necessitate Tomar-Re's attempt to get more stellarium to rescue Krypton, as shown on page 5.  Since this story takes place over more than three years, this is more probable than thinking a Green Lantern would need all that time to gather enough stelarrium to save Krypton only once.
Synopsis: On the eve of the retirement of Tomar-Re, Green Lantern of Xudar, the Guardians of the Universe review the incident in his career that troubles him the most: the destruction of Krypton, a world in his space-sector.  At the time, the Guardians had proposed making the Green Lantern Corps independent of themselves, and decided that the offspring of Jor-El and Lara of Krypton would be the best choice to lead the Corps, when he came of age.  Since Krypton was diagnosed by them as about to explode, they assigned Tomar-Re to gather large quantities of the element stellarium to dampen down Krypton's uranium core.  This was done rather than simply transporting the population of Krypton away, because the Guardians feared such a move would doom Kryptonian civilization.
 Later, Brainiac stole Kandor and Jor-El's space ark with it.  Kal-El was born to Lara and Jor-El, and the scientist purposed to save his son from the planet's impending destruction.  Tomar-Re tried once again to dampen Krypton's internal flames with more stellarium, but was temporarily blinded by a nova star and was delayed.  He reached Krypton only minutes after Kal-El's rocket had been launched, and just at the time of the planet's explosion.  The Guardians saved Tomar-Re, and later claimed to have guided Kal-El's rocket to Earth.
 However, when they learned that Kal-El gained powers beyond even their imagining on Earth, they abandoned their plan to have him lead the Green Lantern Corps, and allowed him to operate alone as Superman.  Now the Guardians tell Tomar-Re that he has performed his duties well, and may retire in peace.

Superman No. 260
January 1973
Story: "Let My People Live" (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Bob Brown
Inker: Dave Cockrum
Feature: World of Krypton
Intro: Cyr-Us, Donn-Gor, Hex-Le, Kya-Ta, Arn-Nee (latter three in flashback; only appearance for all)
Synopsis: In ancient times, Krypton did not rotate, and the only habitable region was a twilight zone between sunlit side and dark side.  Only two tribes of people were left, without enough food to support both, so two champions were chosen to fight to see which would survive.  However, during the battle, the two learned of two metals native to that planet which caused a rock to rotate when they came into contact.  With this knowledge, the two were able to stockpile enough of the metals in two different locations to cause Krypton to rotate, and both tribes were saved.

Superman No. 264
June 1973
Story: "The Headband Warriors of Krypton" (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: Dave Cockrum
Feature: World of Krypton
Intro: Rik-Ar, Jani (in flashback), Nim-Ed and his mother (only appearance for all)
Villain: Taka-Ne (first and only appearance; in flashback)
Synopsis: A Kryptonian mother tells her son how the ancient hero Rik-Ar overthrew a tyrant with slings made of headbands, which were worn in his honor thereafter.

Superman No. 265
August 1973
Story: "The Face on the Falling Star" (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: Dave Cockrum
Feature: World of Krypton
Intro: Mag-El, Jaki, Atlas (ruler of Atlantis; first and only appearance for all; in flashback)
Synopsis: On Krypton, 10,000 years ago, a space-probe from Atlantis saved two children from the Flame Forest, but they refused to tell their elders about it for fear of being disbelieved.

Superman No. 268
October 1973
Story: "A Tale of Time and Tide" (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Dick Dillin
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature: World of Krypton
GS: Jor-El (chronologically between WORLD OF KRYPTON #1, pg. 5, panels 4 / 5)

Intro:  Zim-El (Jor-El's uncle; only appearance), Kil-Gor, Bur-El (in flashback; both appear in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #3 within this story; see Comment below), Nar-No (in flashback; only appearance)
Comment: The Kil-Gor flashback in this story and the Kil-Gor narrative in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #3 are chronologized as follows:
 Kil-Gor demonstrates inventions to Nar-No, who wants Kil to repair his son's rolling zelzie (unicycle): pg. 2
 While villagers gather silten from the sea, Kil-Gor discovers a sand timer: pg. 3
 Kil-Gor demonstrates the sand timer to his friends Bur-El and Wedna: KRYPTON CHRONICLES #3, pg. 7, panels 2-5.
 Kil-Gor considers the problem of how to time the tides for silten harvest, invents a form of telescopy, and experiments with his sand timer (pg. 4, panel 1-pg. 5, panel 1)
 Kil-Gor demonstrates his sand timer to the silten divers (KRYPTON CHRONICLES #3, pg. 8, panels 1-3).
 Bur-El dives for silten and proves Kil-Gor's timer is reliable (pg. 5, panels 2-6 / KRYPTON CHRONICLES #3, pg. 8, panel 4-pg. 9, panel 1).
 Kil-Gor demonstrates principle of the catapult / crossbow (pg. 6, panels 1-3)
 Bur-El marries Wedna, Kil-Gor's daughter (KRYPTON CHRONICLES #3, pg. 9, panel 3).
Synopsis: Young Jor-El visits his scientist uncle Zim-El, messes up an experiment, and is told the story of an earlier inventor, Kil-Gor, one of their ancestors by marriage.  In ancient times, Kryptonians had a hard time gathering enough silten (a form of algae) to sustain themselves between the time when it was exposed by low tide and the arrival of great birds which would swoop down and drive them away.  Kil-Gor developed a form of telescopic lenses and then a sand timer to let them know the time between tides, and his friend and future son-in-law Bur-El demonstrated that it would work.
 After Zim-El finishes his story, Jor-El notices that a mixture of chemicals in a can causes the can to fly out the window.  Zim-El chalks it up to random explosive action, but Jor-El thinks that it could have been evidence of anti-gravity.

Superman No. 271
January 1974
Story: "The Warriors of Lightning Valley" (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: Dick Giordano
Feature: World of Krypton
Intro: Jaxon the Lash, Vanaria (only apperance for both)
Villain: Art-Al (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Vanaria, a swordswoman of ancient Krypton, is tricked into falling in love with a warrior who steals her enchanted sword.

Superman No. 356
February 1981
Story: "The Exile From Krypton" (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul S. Newman
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Kim DeMulder
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature: World of Krypton
Intro: Lok-Nor, his son, his great-grandchildren, Sen-Tal, ancient Erkholians (all in flashback), members of the Nor family (only appearance for all)
Villains: An alien race (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: In Erkol, some years before Krypton's destruction, an elder tells members of the Nor family the legend of the twin peaks and how, in ancient times, their ancestor Lok-Nor saved Kryptonians from alien invaders and from an air-destroying cloud.

Superman No. 360
June 1981
Story: "Day Into Night, Night Into Day" (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Feature : World of Krypton
Intro: Val-Mer, Koll-Mer (only appearance for both)
Villains: Bar-Nes, Ta-Tem, other Bokosians (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A young boy discovers a metal "star-stone" which absorbs sunlight and becomes a target for thieves, but which also may doom life on Krypton.

Superman No. 375
September 1981
Story: "Last ‘Scoop' On Krypton" (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Characters: Jor-El, Kal-El (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Intro: A Kryptonian reporter (dies in this story), two aliens (only appearance)
Other Character: Par-Es (appears chronologically between pg. 5, panel 2 and pg. 8, panel 2 of WORLD OF KRYPTON #3)
Villain: Fel-Kar (last appearance in WORLD OF KRYPTON #3; dies in this story)
Comment: This is a World of Krypton story.
Synopsis: A Kryptonian detective spies on Jor-El on behalf of a Science Council member, and learns of his plans to illegally launch a rocket bearing his son to Earth. But, when the Councilman fails to report the findings, the detective realizes his patron wishes to steal the rocket and escape in it himself.

Nightwing and Flamebird

Superman Family No. 183
May-June 1977
Story: "Death Is a Computer" (10 pages)
Editor: Denny O'Neil
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Carl Potts
Inker: Al Milgrom
Feature Characters: Nightwing II (Van-Zee; first appearance as Nightwing), Flamebird II (Ak-Var; first appearance as Flamebird; last chronological appearance for both in flashback in issue #185)
GS: Superman (between Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane stories in this issue)
Villains: Brainiac (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #137; next appears in DC SPECIAL SERIES #5), a crook (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The new Nightwing and Flamebird foil Brainiac's plot to destroy the bottle city of Kandor.

Superman Family No. 184
July-August 1977
Story: "Comes a Revolution" (10 pages)
Editor: Denny O'Neil
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Ken Landgraf
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Feature Characters: Nightwing and Flamebird
GA: Superman (between Lois Lane and Superman stories in this issue)
Intro: Ner-An (president of Kandor), Mic-Al (vice-president of Kandor; possibly dies in this story)
Villains: "Zim-Ra" (first appearance; dies in this story), the Separatists (first appearance)
Synopsis: Nightwing and Flamebird stop an assassin dressed as a famed Kryptonian archer-hero from the past from killing the president of Kandor on behalf of the Separatists, a radical faction that wants Kandorians to be able to live outside their bottle.

Superman Family No. 185
September-October 1977
Story: "Beginnings" (10 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Ken Landgraf
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: Debra Schulman
Colorist: Bob LeRose
Feature Characters: Nightwing (origin in flashback, chronologically between WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #240 / issue #183), Flamebird (origin in flashback, chronologically between ACTION COMICS #336 / issue #183)
Villain: Zal-Te (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Nightwing and Flamebird, facing a new menace from criminal scientist Zal-Te, remember how they first became Kandor's Dynamic Duo to battle an earlier threat of the villain's.

Superman Family No. 186
November-December 1977
Story: "Journey To the Center of Nowhere" (10 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Ken Landgraf
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: Clem Robins
Colorist: Liz Berube
Feature Characters: Nightwing and Flamebird
Supporting Characters: Sylvia Van-Zee (last appearance in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #78), Lyle-Zee, Lili Van-Zee (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #27; all three next appear in Jimmy Olsen story in issue #188), Thara Ak-Var (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #336; formerly Thara Gem-Zee, now Flamebird's wife)
Intro: The Overseer (only appearance)
Villain: Blaz the Unconquerable and his army (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Nightwing and Flamebird are sent by the Overseer, a being of pure mind, to fight a wizard in another dimensional plane.

Superman Family No. 187
January-February 1978
Story: "Battle With the Bizarro Brain" (10 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Ken Landgraf
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: John Workman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Nightwing and Flamebird (both next appear in the Jimmy Olsen story in next issue)
Supporting Character: Dev-Re (last appearance in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #240; next appears in the Jimmy Olsen story in next issue)
Cameo appearances: Superman, Bizarro No. 1 (in flashback)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Nightwing and Flamebird help Superman and Jimmy Olsen battle Separatists and help exonerate Supergirl of Shyla Kor-Onn's charges in issues #188-189.
Synopsis: Nightwing and Flamebird must replace a weather-control tape which has been affected by the Bizarro duplicator ray, making it create chaotic weather in Kandor.

Superman Family No. 189
May-June 1978
Story: "The Crime-Lord of Kandor" (10 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Ken Landgraf
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: Clem Robins
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Feature Characters: Nightwing and Flamebird (origin details retold in flashback; last appearance for both in Supergirl story in this issue; both next appear in Superman story in next issue)
Supporting Character: Thara Ak-Var
Intro: Sartol Per
Cameo: Brenn-Bir, Vas-Quor, Kyl-Ibo, Superman (in flashback)
Villains: Jur-Ll (first appearance; revealed in issue #194) and his gang (first appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Nightwing and Flamebird help Superman, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Krypto, and Supergirl fight the Curator and the Preservers in the next issue.
Synopsis: Nightwing and Flamebird begin trying to combat a large criminal gang in Kandor.

Superman Family No. 191
September-October 1978
Story: "The Sealed Room" (10 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Ken Landgraf
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Nightwing and Flamebird (last appearance for both in Supergirl story in last issue)
Supporting Characters: Thara Ak-Var, Don-El
Intro: Kor-Am (dies in this story), Var-Um, Dr. Es
Villain: Gav-Et (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Nightwing and Flamebird investigate the death of a man on a televised program.

Superman Family No. 192
November-December 1978
Story: "The Ordeal of Ak-Var" (10 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Ken Landgraf
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Nightwing and Flamebird
Supporting Characters: Don-El (next appears in issue #194), Thara Ak-Var, Sylvia Van-Zee
Villains: Jur-Ll and his gang, Prof. Nukt (first appearance), Rok-Ke (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Ak-Var is kidnapped and subjected to a brainwashing process by the Ampar.

Superman Family No. 193
January-February 1979
Story: "Target: Van-Zee" (10 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Ken Landgraf
Inker: Bob Oskner
Letterer: Karisha
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Nightwing and Flamebird
Villains: Jur-Ll, Prof. Nukt (last appearance), and their gang
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Ak-Var is brainwashed into fighting Van-Zee, but comes back to his senses and helps his partner pull a ruse on Kandor's hidden crimelord.

Superman Family No. 194
March-April 1979
Story: "Showdown" (12 pages)
Editor: E. Nelson Bridwell
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Artist: Marshall Rogers
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Nightwing (next appears, as Van-Zee, in SUPERMAN #338), Flamebird
Supporting Character: Don-El (last appearance in issue #192; next appears in SUPERMAN #337)
Cameo appearance: Superman
Intro: Jur-Ll's chief lieutenant (in flashback; only appearance)
Villain: Jur-Ll (revealed and dies in this story)
Synopsis: Nightwing and Flamebird discover that the Crime-Lord of Kandor is secretly Jur-Ll, a criminal version of Jor-El from the Krypton of another universe, and that he intends to use the Sun-Stone to enlarge himself and to destroy Kandor.
 
Bruce (Superman) Wayne

Superman No. 353
November 1980
Story: "The Secret Origin of Bruce (Superman) Wayne" (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (Bruce Wayne; first appearance; origin revealed; next appears in issue #?)
Supporting Characters: Thomas Wayne, Martha Wayne, Commissioner James W. Gordon, Alfred Pennyworth, Barbara Gordon (all of a "What If?" universe; first appearance for all)
Villains: Joe Chill (first appearance; dies in this story), Lew Moxon (first appearance; next appears in issue #363)
Comment: This is the first of a series of stories which take place in a "What If?" universe in which Kal-El is raised by Thomas and Martha Wayne.
Synopsis: Jor-El's rocket bearing Kal-El lands in Gotham City, where the Kryptonian infant is found by patrolman James W. Gordon and is brought to Thomas and Martha Wayne, who adopt him.  They soon learn that the youngster (whom they name Bruce) has super-powers, which come in handy years later in warding off the attack of hitman Joe Chill.  His employed, Lew Moxon, goes to jail as a result.  Gordon, who later becomes police commissioner, trains young Bruce Wayne in the proper use of his powers and in criminology.  Later, Moxon breaks jail and tries to machine-gun the Waynes, but Bruce assumes a disguise and disarms and kayoes Moxon.  Later, consulting with Gordon and Thomas Wayne, Bruce decides that he will become a costumed crimefighter named Superman.

Superman No. 358
April 1981
Story: "A Day In the Life of Bruce (Superman) Wayne" (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Denys Cowan
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Anthony Tollin
Colorist: Shelly Leferman
Feature Character: Superman (Bruce Wayne)
Supporting Characters: Barbara Gordon, Commissioner Gordon
Villains: A gang of terrorists (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman defeats a gang of terrorists while concealing his double identity from Barbara Gordon.

Superman No. 363
September 1981
Story: "A Night In the Life of Bruce (Superman) Wayne" (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superman (Bruce Wayne; last appearance; marries Barbara Gordon in this story)
Intro and origin: Batwoman (Barbara Gordon of the alternate universe; last appearance)
Supporting Character: Commissioner Gordon (dies in this story)
Villain: Lew Moxon (last appearance in issue #353; dies in this story)
Comment: This is the last Bruce (Superman) Wayne story.
Synopsis: Bruce Wayne marries Barbara Gordon, and reveals to her his Superman identity.  But Lew Moxon kills Commissioner Gordon, and she becomes the Batwoman to avenge her father's death.

Superman 2020

Superman No. 354
December 1980
Story: "The Debut of Superman III" (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Joe Staton
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman III (Kalel Kent; first actual appearance; last appearance, as a statue, in issue #181;  origin revealed in this story)
GS: Superman (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #200; also appears in flashback, between ACTION COMICS #582 / SUPERMAN FAMILY #200), Superman II (Jorel Kent; first actual appearance; origin revealed)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (unrevealed; in flashback; chronologically between ACTION COMICS #582 / SUPERMAN FAMILY #200; marries Superman in flashback), Mrs. Jorel Kent (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Villains: The Purists (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
 This series may not take place in 2020, and Laurel Kent, the daughter of Superman and Lois Lane, is not accounted for in this story.
Synopsis: In the 21st Century, the first two Supermen plan to ceremoniously pass on the "S" shield to Superman III, son of the second Superman, just as Superman III "kills off" his secret identity in favor of adopting several other secret identities and a racist group plans to destroy all three Supermen and the floating city of New Metropolis.

Superman No. 355
January 1981
Story: "Where Is Superman-III?"  (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Joe Staton
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman III (next appears in issue #357)
GS: Superman, Superman II (both next appear in issue #364)
Villains: The Purists (next appear in issue #368)
Comment: Story continues from next issue.
 Superman III receives his "S" shield in this story.
Synopsis: Superman III is captured by the Purists, but manages to signal his whereabouts to the first two Supermen.
 

Superman No. 357
March 1980
Story: "The Troublemaker of New Metropolis" (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Denis Cowan
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Phil Rachelson
Feature Character: Superman III (between issues #354 / 364)
Supporting Character: Melodee Sellers (first appearance?; next appears in issue #372)
Villain: A crook (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman III copes with strange weather-related disasters in Metropolis and discovers he has been causing them.

Superman No. 364
October 1981
Story: "Sun-Death" (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Superman III (beween issues #357 / 368)
GS: Superman (last appearance in issue #355; next appears in issue #368), Superman II (last appearance in issue #355; last appearance)
Villain: Lex Luthor (in flashback; last chronological appearance in ?)
Comment: In this story it is revealed that Luthor has disappeared some time before this story and has not been seen since.
Synopsis: Three generations of Supermen unite to defeat a solar menace set in action years before by Lex Luthor, and which, in years past, caused the first Superman to age years overnight.

Superman No. 368
February 1982
Story: "Deadly New Year--2021" (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Superman III (between issues #364 / 372)
GA: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in issue #364; next appearance possibly in issue #400)
Villains: The Purists (Enos named in this story; last appearance in issue #355; last appearance)
Synopsis: Superman III saves the people of New Metropolis from a plague begun by the Purists, who are opposed to marriage between humans and aliens.

Superman No. 372
June 1982
Story: "Kidnappers In the Sky" (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Superman III (last appearance)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #200; last appearance), Melodee Sellers (last appearance in issue #357)
Intro: Clark, Lois (Jimmy Olsen's grandchildren; only appearance)
Villains: Two crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen's grandchildren are kidnapped by two extortionists, so Jimmy improvises a new secret signal to call Superman III to his aid.