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Action Comics No. 502
December 1979
Cover:  Supergirl watching Superman battle Galactic Golem image on viewscreen   //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Fall and Rise of the Star-Child"  (17 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Frank Chiramonte
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #342; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #260)
GS:  Supergirl (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #198 / 199)
Cameo:  The Parasite, the Galactic Golem (as images or a disguise)
Intro:  The Dyrlians (no appearance; as a taped message), Rovos, Rob Geller (only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman to fight the Smadanians in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #260.
Synopsis:  An alien race, the Dyrlians, selects Superman and Supergirl to be the surrogate parents of Rovos, a synthetically-born child who will grow to maturity in a day.  The child develops mentally and physically under their care, but seems to have no emotions.  To remedy this, Superman feigns a battle with the Galactic Golem and the Parasite, which Supergirl and Rovos
watch on a viewscreen.  Rovos experiences love, hate, joy, pride, fear, grief, and courage during the battle and when he sees the "Parasite" unmasked as Superman.  Rovos even laughs at the
absurdity of it all.  Superman tells him that the Dyrlians, who abandoned their organic bodies long ago to put their minds in android bodies, had gradually lost their emotions and needed Rovos to experience them and, unwittingly, transmit them back to his creators.  Supergirl admits that they are going to miss him, and Rovos, shedding tears, says that he will miss them as well.

Superman No. 343
January 1980
Cover: Superman and Moximus //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Last Days of Metropolis” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #260; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #173)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #260; next appears in ACTION COMICS #503), Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #260; both next appear in SUPERMAN FAMILY #199), Prof. Lewis Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #99; next appears in issue #362)
Cameo appearance: Batman
Villain: Moximus (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman helps the Justice League try to induct Black Lightning and fight the Regulator in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #173-174, then teams with Firestorm to battle Killer Frost in DC COMICS PRESENTS #17.
Synopsis: A sorceror from ancient Pompeii is revived in modern times, thinks Superman is a menace, and magically imprisons him within a missile set to destroy Metropolis.

Action Comics No. 502
January 1980
Cover: Superman trying to pull Lana Lang out of rainbow //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “A Save In Time” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #17; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #199)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #342; next appears in issue #504), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #343; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #199), Josh Coyle (last appearance in issue #497; next appears in SUPERMAN #344)
Intro: Kolzer (dies in this story), Chet, Toby, Null-O (only appearance for all)
Villains: Two bank robbers (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A powerful entity from the future comes back to Superman’s time with a warning: correct a fluctuation in the time-stream he has caused, or see the universe perish.

Superman Family No. 199
January-February 1980
Cover: Supergirl and exploding oil truck; Lois Lane in catsuit; Jimmy Olsen on motorcycle; Clark Kent getting mugged; Superman and Lois Lane of Earth-2 and Suzie Tompkins (five vignettes) //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Man With the Golden Smile” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #503; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #18)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #343)
Intro: Pappy Dolan, Nate Oberlin (only appearance for both)
Villain: The Smiler (first and only appearance; not to be confused with Smiler from DETECTIVE COMICS #327)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Zatanna and Zatara to fight Caligro in DC COMICS PRESENTS #18.
Synopsis: A Metropolis cop sets up Clark Kent, with his consent, as bait for a subway mugger.

Story: “Mystery of the Mind-Twisters” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Lois Lane (between SUPERMAN #343 / 344)
Supporting Character: Perry White
Intro: Jamie Gillis (next appears in issue #221), Ted Layton, Mathilda Kratch, Gunderson (only appearance for all)
Villains: Cyrus Canton and his gang (Edwards named in this story; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Lois Lane investigates a school in which the normally-delinquent students have become placid and happy, and finds the condition mysteriously spreading.

Story: “The Blackmailed By-Line” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #502; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #20)
Supporting Character: Perry White (next appears in SUPERMAN #346)
Intro: Edward “Pops” Hathaway (only appearance), an unnamed victim (dies in this story; in flashback)
Villains: Mr. Numala and his gang (including Hugo; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A gangster attempts to blackmail an old reporter over an accidental death he caused decades ago, but Jimmy Olsen steps in to set things right.

Superman No. 344
February 1980
Cover: Superman vs. Dracula and Frankenstein monster //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (signed)
Story: “The Monsters Among Us” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: Len Wein
Scripter: Paul Levitz
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #18)
GA: The Phantom Stranger (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #145; next appears in DC SPECIAL SERIES #21)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #199; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #20), Josh Coyle (between ACTION COMICS #502 / 504), Morgan Edge (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #501; next appears in issue #346), Cassandra Craft (last appearance in PHANTOM STRANGER #41; last appearance)
Intro: Roland Randall (a ghost; dies before this story opens), Mr. Lawre, Mr. Greenway, Ms. MacArdle
Villains: Frankenstein Monster (last appearance in PHANTOM STRANGER #30; last appearance), Dracula (last appearance in BEOWULF #4; last appearance)
Synopsis: A seance attended by Clark Kent opens a dimensional portal and lets Dracula and the Frankenstein Monster loose on Earth, with the vampire lusting for Superman’s blood.

Action Comics No. 504
February 1980
Cover: Superman vs. Mystery Marauder //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Power and the Choice” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #344; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #261)
Supporting Characters: Josh Coyle (between SUPERMAN #344 / 345), Lana Lang (?; last appearance in issue #502; next appears in SUPERMAN #346)
Intro: Mr. Williams (in flashback; dies in this story), Tobias Williams (only appearance)
Villain: The Mystery Marauder (Shirley Adams; first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Batman to fight Terra-Man and the Penguin in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #261, then teams with Batgirl to fight Dr. Horus in DC COMICS PRESENTS #19.
Synopsis: An evil woman hypnotizes Tobias Williams into infusing her with his prana-powers so that she can run rampant as the Mystery Marauder, and Williams appeals to Superman for help.

Superman No. 345
March 1980
Cover: Superman flying backward //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “When Time Ran Backward” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #19; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #175)
Supporting Character: Josh Coyle (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #504)
Villains: Koman-Ta (a robot; destroyed in this story), an alien (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman helps the Justice League fight Dr. Destiny in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #175-176 and counsel the Flash in THE FLASH #276.  Then Superman teams with Green Arrow to battle Bo Force in DC COMICS PRESENTS #20.
Synopsis: The people of Earth begin living backwards, and only Superman can break out of this pattern and seek out the aliens who are turning the planet contrachronically.
 

Superman No. 346
April 1980
Cover: Superman breathing flame on Jimmy Olsen, Lana Lang, and Perry White //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “Superman’s Streak of Bad Luck” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #20; next appears in ACTION COMICS #505)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #20; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #262), Lana Lang (between ACTION COMICS #504 / 505), Josh Coyle, Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #199), Morgan Edge (last appearance in issue #344; next appears in ACTION COMICS #505), Steve Lombard (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #501), Johnny Nevada (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #12; last appearance)
Intro: Arthur Gorman (only appearance)
Villain: Amos Fortune (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #151; last appearance)
Synopsis: Superman experiences a streak of terrible luck, thanks to Professor Amos Fortune’s “Murphy Machine”.

Action Comics No. 505
March 1980
Cover: Superman vs. Jorian and children //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “The Creature That Charmed Children” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #346)
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge (between SUPERMAN #346 / 348), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #346), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #20; next appears in SUPERMAN #347)
Intro: Miss Butterworth, Mr. Patterson, Pete, sheriff of Marpleville, Orn-Zu
Villain: Jorian (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Superman encounters a beast from Krypton with the power to lead children like a Pied Piper, and an inmate from the Phantom Zone warns Superman that, unless he is stopped, all children on Earth will die.

Action Comics No. 506
April 1980
Cover: Superman trying to stop exodus of children //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “The Children’s Exodus From Earth” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #262; also appears as Superboy in flashback, between NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #4 / 5)
Supporting Characters: Jor-El (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Lana Lang (next appears in SUPERMAN #347)
Other Character: Orn-Zu (dies in this story)
Villain: Jorian (destroyed in this story)
Comments: Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Batman to battle the Pi-Meson Man in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #262, then teams with the Elongated Man to fight aliens in DC COMICS PRESENTS #21.
Synopsis: Superman learns that Jorian is an android who was programmed to gather all Krypton’s children and take them to safety in space.  But, if he is not stopped, he will lead all Earth’s children into space, where they will perish.

Superman No. 347
May 1980
Cover: Superman vs. Kobold’s ghost image //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Story: “The Sleeper Out of Time” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #21; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #177)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #262; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #201), Dr. Jenet Klyburn (last appearance in issue #342; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #24), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #505), Steve Lombard, Perry White (both next appear in SUPERMAN FAMILY #201), Oscar Asherman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #497), Josh Coyle (next appears in ACTION COMICS #507), Lana Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #506)
Intro: Kobold (only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman helps the Justice League fight Despero in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #177-178.
Synopsis: Superman encounters a courier from space whose ghost-image battles him.

Superman Family No. 201
June 1980
Cover: Supergirl, airplane, and face of Peter Barton in cloud; Jimmy Olsen hang-gliding; Clark Kent climbing rope in air; Lois Lane being ejected from “Nazi” submarine; Superman and Lois Lane of Earth-Two (five vignettes) //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Alakazam...It’s Magic” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #177)
Intro: Stephen Marco, Mrs. Marco (only appearance for both)
Villains: A gang of burglars (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Captain Comet to battle Starstriker in DC COMICS PRESENTS #22.
Synopsis: While washing his clothes and putting on an impromptu magic show for a boy who lives in his apartment building, Clark Kent captures a gang of burglars.

Story: “Wanted: One War--Slightly Used” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #347; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #22)
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #347)
Villain: A gang of phony Nazis (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Lois Lane covers an attack on Metropolis by phony “Nazi” sailors in a U-boat, which is a ruse to gain access to a lost Nazi fortune.

Story: “Hang-Glide To Nowhere” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #22)
Supporting Characters: Steve Lombard (last appearance in SUPERMAN #347; next appears in ACTION COMICS #508), Perry White (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #22)
Villains: A gang of kidnappers (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen and Steve Lombard, assigned to a hang-gliding story, are both kidnapped along with several other wealthy hang-gliders by a gang of crooks.

Superman No. 348
June 1980
Cover: Superman vs. rain god  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Master of Wind and Storm” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #22; next appears in ACTION COMICS #507)
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge (between ACTION COMICS #505 / 508), Lana Lang (next appears in ACTION COMICS #507), Oscar Asherman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #523)
Intro: Chuck, Ed, Millie, Harry, Hotai, a rain god (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman runs afoul of a rain god summoned by an Indian shaman hired to supply rain to two land speculators’ property.

Action Comics No. 507
May 1980
Cover: Superman and Jonathan Kent at the Kents’ gravesite  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Miraculous Return of Jonathan Kent” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #348; also appears in flashback; see Superboy’s Interim Appearances for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent (see Superboy’s Interim Appearances for chronology), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #348), Josh Coyle (last appearance in SUPERMAN #347; next appears in issue #509)
Intro: Hubert, Angela (only appearance for both)
Villains: Starshine (first appearance), Jigger and another mugger (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Jonathan Kent appears to have come back to life, and Superman encounters Starshine, a hippie who can compel others--even the Man of Steel--to obey his verbal commands.

Action Comics No. 508
June 1980
Cover: Jonathan Kent, beaten Superman, and Lois Lane //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Secret World of Jonathan Kent” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in flashback in issue #580 (1))
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent (see Superboy’s Interim Appearances for chronology), Lois Lane (between DC COMICS PRESENTS #22 / 23), April Marigold, May Marigold (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #197; both next appear in SUPERMAN #393), Lana Lang, Perry White (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #22), Morgan Edge (last appearance in SUPERMAN #348; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #202), Steve Lombard (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #201; next appears in issue #512)
Other Characters: Two alien farmers (last appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #6; last appearance)
Villain: Starshine (last appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman has to let six people die to save many others in flashback in issue #580 (1), then teams with Dr. Fate to fight Captain Ezra Hawkins in DC COMICS PRESENTS #23.
 Lois Lane learns Superman’s secret identity briefly in this story, but the knowledge is erased along with the day that she learned it.
Synopsis: Jonathan Kent learns that the aliens who granted his wish to see his adult son are accidentally the cause of Starshine’s powers, and Superman finds a means of combatting the villain.

Superman No. 349
July 1980
Cover: Superman, Superwoman, Superboy, and Wonder Warrior //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Turnabout Trap” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Masko
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #23; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #179)
GA: Batman (last appearance in BATMAN #325; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #179)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #23; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #202)
Other Character: Ms. Bgbznz (last appearance in issue #335; last appearance)
Intro: Wonder Warrior, Superwoman (Clara Kent; not to be confused with the adult Supergirl, the character who first appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2, or the villainess from Earth-3 introduced in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #29), Superboy (not to be confused with the young Superman) Jenny Olsen, Louis Lane, Penny White, Batwoman (not to be confused with the heroine introduced in DETECTIVE COMICS #233), the Flash (a female), Black Condor (not to be confused with the Earth-X hero introduced in CRACK COMICS #1; all cease to exist in this story), Louis Lane (Lois Lane’s cousin; not to be confused with the gender-bent Lois Lane; first and only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Leslie Luthor, Toywoman, Bizarress (first and only appearance for all)
Villain: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in issue #335; next appears in issue #351)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman helps the Justice League induct Firestorm and fight the Satin Satan in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #179-180.
Synopsis: Superman finds himself in a world whose “Superman” is a Superwoman, teamed with a blonde Superboy and a male “Wonder Woman” naned Wonder Warrior, all of whom regard Superman as a dangerous criminal.

Action Comics No. 509
July 1980
Cover: Suplerman throwing building into space //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “The Great Space-Travel Hoax” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #349)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #202), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #23; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #202), Lana Lang (next appears in SUPERMAN #350), Josh Coyle (last appearance in issue #507; next appears in SUPERMAN #352)
Intro: Gustav J. Arno, Society of Space Skeptics (including Emery; only appearance for all)
Villain: The Psychic Enforcer (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: Superman tangles with an energy-being created from the subconscious of five aliens masquerading as Earth people.

Story: “The Computers That Saved Metropolis” (28 pages)
Editors: Julius Schwartz, William M. Palmer
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Jim Starlin
Inker: Dick Giordano
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #202)
Intro: Margaret Wilson, Shanna, Alec, Karen, Timothy Yarrow, and their classmates (next appear in SUPERMAN #358), Tommy and his parents, Stacy and her boyfriend (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearances: John Bardeen, William Shockley, Walter Brattain (of Earth-One; in flashback; first and only appearance for all)
Villain: Major Disaster (last appearance in SUPERMAN #341; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #279)
Comment: This is a special supplementary comic included with this issue, also appearing in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #7, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #265, and HOUSE OF MYSTERY #282, and also published as a separate edition.
Synopsis: Major Disaster disrupts Superman’s abilities to accurately use his powers by a Kryptonite stratagem, but a classroom of 6th-grade students with two minicomputers helps him prevail.

Superman Family No. 202
August 1980
Cover: Supergirl, Dynamic, and Valerie Myles; Jimmy Olsen bound and gagged; Lois Lane of Earth-2 weakening Earth-Two Superman with Kryptonite brooch; Lois Lane as a ballerina; Clark Kent as a juror at a trial (five vignettes) //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “Innocent Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #509)
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #508; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #264), Inspector Henderson (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #174; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #495)
Intro: Mr. Ryun (in flashback; dies in this story), Litwell and other jurors, Mrs. Kardos, Harry Fine (only appearance for all)
Villain: A bank robber (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Clark Kent, on jury duty, learns an accused defendant in a robbery and murder case is innocent with his super-senses, but must somehow convince his fellow jurors that he is not guilty of the crime.

Story: “Swan Dance For a Girl Reporter” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #349; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #24)
GS: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #24)
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #509)
Intro: Nadia Romanova, Ilya Romanov, Tyler Mills (only appearance for all)
Villains: Voskov and other Communist agents (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Deadman to fight Mr. Genarian in DC COMICS PRESENTS #24, then helps the Justice League fight the Star-Tsar in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #181, then teams with Batman to deal with the Super-Sons in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #263 and to fight Clayface II in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #264, then teams with the Phantom Stranger to fight Talia in DC COMICS PRESENTS #25.
Synopsis: Lois Lane helps two Russian ballet stars who want to defect escape from Communist agents.

Story: “The Reporter Nobody Knows” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #509; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #263)
Supporting Character: Perry White
Intro: Elsie, Tammy (only appearance for both), Tommy Jones (next appears in issue #206)
Villain: Moxy Mason and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen is captured and trapped by a target of one of his criminal exposes, and only a youth who saw the abduction can save him.

Superman No. 350
August 1980
Cover: Superman trying to save falling people //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Clark Kent’s Vanishing Classmates” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #25)
Supporting Characters: Dave Hammond (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN: THE SECRET YEARS #2; last appearance), Steve Power (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #411; last appearance), Lana Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #509), Lois Lane (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #25)
Other Character: Stan Rivers (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #404; last appearance)
Intro: Prof. Lemuel B. Tolkein, Arthur Borley, Margo, Eileen, Janis, Sandy, Kris, Suzy
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Superman goes to a Metropolis University reunion as Clark Kent, only to encounter a monster composed of nine old classmates.

Superman No. 351
September 1980
Cover: Superman vs. “Fiend with nine faces” //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “The Fiend With Nine Faces” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #182)
Comments: Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story, Superman helps the Justice League and Felix Faust fight Nostromus in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #182.

Story: “Mr. Mxyzptlk’s Circus Caper” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Feature Character: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in issue #349; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #33)

Superman Family No. 203
September-October 1980
Cover: Supergirl and Ellie Leeds in old Supergirl outfit; Lois Lane being brainwashed; Jimmy Olsen hanging over precipice; Clark Kent and Amber Joyce; Earth-2 Lana Lang, Lois Kent, and Clark Kent //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Woman With Omnivision” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Jim Janes
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #182; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #26)
Supporting Character: Morgan Edge (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #264)
Intro: Amber Joyce (only appearance)
Comments: This is a Private Life of Clark Kent story, but he appears as Superman in the story.
 Shortly after this story Superman teams with Green Lantern to fight the N’gon in DC COMICS PRESENTS #26.
Synopsis: Clark Kent is assigned to escort a movie star who has the psychic ability to predict disasters.

Story: “Lois Lane Lost” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #514)
GA: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in Clark Kent story in issue #206)
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #353)
Cameo: Sam Lane, Ella Lane, Lucy Lane, Superman, Jimmy Olsen (in flashback)
Intro: Marsha Wallach (in flashback; dies in this story), Ted Wallach (next appears in issue #206)
Villains: The Extractor (Otto Muller; named in next issue), Vance, Willis Ryan (unreavealed; first appearance for all), various crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Lois Lane is captured by a criminal named The Extractor and has her memories removed by his machine.  She escapes, finds refuge with a restaraunteur called Ted Wallach, and helps him stand off a gang of punks.  Then she flees again, with the Extractor searching for her on an unknown party’s behalf.

Story: “The Reporter Who Cried Wolf” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #514)
GA: Clark Kent (Superman)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Inspector Henderson (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #495)
Villains: Al Diamond,  Arlo, other crooks (first appearance for all), Willis Ryan
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen overhears a plot to kidnap political candidate Al Diamond, but cannot convince others of the plot...and does not know that Diamond is behind the plot himself.

Superman No. 352
October 1980
Cover: Superman and Destiny; Krypton vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Superman’s Day of Destiny” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #26)
GS: Destiny (first DC Universe appearance; next appears in NEW TEEN TITANS (second series) #8)
GA: Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #181; next appears in THE FLASH #287), Green Lantern (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #26; next appears in GREEN LANTERN #133)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (both next appear in ACTION COMICS #511), Lana Lang (next appears in ACTION COMICS #510), Josh Coyle (between ACTION COMICS #509 / 511)
Intro: Father Perez (only appearance)
Villains: Frederick Stone, Barney Rose, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Destiny steps in to keep Superman from doing what other people should do for themselves.

Story: “The Mark of a Citizen” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul S. Newman
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #510)
Intro: Kar-Lu, Jan-De, a citizen-trainer (in flashback), Mike (Jimmy Olsen’s cousin; first and only appearance for all)
Villains: Urrikans (first and only appearance)
Comment: This is a World of Krypton story.
 This story establishes the fact that Kryptonians are only allowed to wear headbands after their 12th birthday, and after suitable training.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen’s cousin Mike is thinking about dropping out of school, but Superman influences him otherwise with the story of a Kryptonian youth who “dropped out” of citizen training and learned to regret it.

Action Comics No. 510
August 1980
Cover: Superman, crooks, and Lex Luthor //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Luthor’s Last Stand” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #352)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #352)
Intro: Capek, Karel, Asimov (three robots), Chet, Dr. Williams (only appearance for both), Angela Blake (dies in this story), Angela Blake clone
Villain: Lex Luthor (last appearance in issue #500), Shifty, Big Wade Farrell, various criminals (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: This story continues in the next issue.
 The robots Karel and Capek are named after Karel Capek, the author of R.U.R., a play about robots.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor falls in love with a girl named Angela Blake and turns to doing good instead of evil.

Action Comics No. 511
September 1980
Cover: Superman and Lex Luthor vs. Terra-Man and Ulkro; Air Wave vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Luthor Fights For Good” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Feature Character: Superman
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #352), Lana Lang, Perry White, Josh Coyle (between SUPERMAN #352 / 353), Morgan Edge
Intro: Gen. Omar
Other Character: Angela Blake clone
Villains: Lex Luthor, Terra-Man (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #261; next appears in SUPERMAN #377), Ulkro, Praxx (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor appears to confirm his change of heart by deactivating all nuclear weapons on Earth, repairing the ozone layer, and helping Superman fight Terra-Man and other alien criminals.

Action Comics No. 512
October 1980
Cover: Superman kissing Angela Blake as Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and Lex Luthor look on; Air Wave vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Luthor’s Day of Reckoning” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #265)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #495), Lois Lane, Lana Lang, Perry White, Morgan Edge (all next appear in SUPERMAN #353), Dave Stevens (last appearance in SUPERMAN #338; last appearance), Steve Lombard (last appearance in issue #508; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #205)
GA: President Jimmy Carter
Other Character: Angela Blake clone (last appearance)
Cameo: Ardora (in flashback)
Villains: Lex Luthor (full first name, Alexis, revealed in this story; next appearance in flashback in issue #525), two robots, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: Story continues from the last issue.
 Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Batman and Robin to defeat Simon Magus in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #265.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor marries Angela Blake, but it turns out to be part of a plot to trap Superman.

Superman No. 353
November 1980
Cover: Superman and vision of Lois Lane being killed by Demolisher; vignette of Bruce (Superman) Wayne //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Fantastic Foe Superman Could Never Meet” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #265; next appears in ACTION COMICS #513)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Lois Lane (both between ACTION COMICS #512 / 513), Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #512; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #203), Morgan Edge (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #512; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #268), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #495; next appears in ACTION COMICS #513), Josh Coyle (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #511; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #206)
Villain: The Demolisher (Troxx-55; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman finds himself exchange-teleported into a world without crime, while a criminal from that world takes his place on Earth.

Action Comics No. 513
November 1980
Cover: Krell landing on Superman Island in space; Air Wave and Atom vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Return of Superman Island” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker; Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #353; next appears, in flashback, in issue #525)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #353; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #205), Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #353)
Intro: Bill Logan, the Krell, Warden Miles
Villains: The H.I.V.E. (Hierarchy for International Vengeance and Elimination; first appearance;  next appear in SUPERMAN FAMILY #205), Guy Blisner, Norton Larch (last appearance for both in issue #224; both die in this story)
Comment: Superman’s thought balloon and the footnote on page 8, panel 5 erroneously claim that this story takes place after the Lois Lane amnesia stories in SUPERMAN FAMILY #203-206.  In reality, the Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen stories take place after next issue, since, in SUPERMAN FAMILY #206, the aftermath of Brainiac’s battle with Superman in the Fortress of Solitude is still visible.  Thus, this is the first appearance of the H.I.V.E.
 Shortly after this story, Superman battles the TNT Trio, as shown in flashback in issue #525.
Synopsis: Superman Island, now settled by the alien Krell, returns to space near Earth, and a criminal cabal called the H.I.V.E. want to use the Kryptonite stored therein against Superman.

Superman No. 354
December 1980
Cover: Negative Superman and Rodru; Superman 2020 vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “Twice Upon a Time” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Feature Character: Superman (between ACTION COMICS #513 / 514)
Intro: Mylla (aka Thalia Tate), Rodru, Susan Stanton (only appearance for all)
Villains: Mr. Alpha and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A man from another world comes to Earth in search of his lost sweetheart, but a villain named Mr. Alpha captures the girl he thinks he is looking for and forces him to battle Superman.

Action Comics No. 514
December 1980
Cover: Brainiac watching Lex Luthor statue and weapons blast Superman; Air Wave and Atom vignette //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Countdown of the Killer Computer” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #354; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #203 (Clark Kent story))
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (both next appear in SUPERMAN FAMILY #203)
GA: President of the United States (Ronald Reagan?), Hawkman
Cameo: Lex Luthor (as a statue)
Villain: Brainiac (last appearance in SUPERMAN #338; next appears in issue #528; enlarged and reprogrammed to heroism in this story)
Synopsis: Superman is confronted by Brainiac again, who manipulates the contents of the Fortress of Solitude against him.

Superman Family No. 204
September 1980
Cover: Enchantress vs. Supergirl; Jimmy Olsen in disguise; Clark Kent and boy; Clark Kent and Lois Lane Kent of Earth-2 and Johnny Thunder’s Thunderbolt; Lois Lane looking at herself in mirror (five vignettes) //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Coupon Caper” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Clark Kent (Superman)
Supporting Characters: Mrs. Goldberg, Frank Jackson (last appearance in SUPERMAN #341)
Intro: Billy, Loretta, and their mothers, Gladys Pruitt (only appearance for all)
Villain: A pickpocket (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Clark Kent goes to the supermarket for Mrs. Goldberg, one of his neighbors, and nabs a pickpocket in the store.

Story: “Lois Lane: Deceased” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Lois Lane
GS: Superman
Intro: Dr. Walters (only appearance)
Villains: The Extractor, Vance, Willis Ryan, Johnny, Maxie (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue and crosses over with the Jimmy Olsen story in this issue.
Synopsis: Lois Lane takes a memory treatment, learns the name of the Extractor, and goes after him to try and regain her self-memories.

Story: “Squeeze Play” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
Supporting Character: Perry White
Intro: Meatball (dies in this story), Hank (only appearance), Jenny Davis
Villains: Al Diamond, Willis Ryan, Bozo, Chester (first appearance for last two)
Comment: This story continues in the Lois Lane story in next issue.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen continues on the Al Diamond investigation, learns that Willis Ryan is a phony alias, and is targeted for death.

Superman Family No. 205
January-February 1981
Cover: Supergirl vs. Enchantress on a beach; Lois Lane vs. Jimmy Olsen; Superman and Lois Lane of Earth-Two and Lex Luthor in Kryptonite; Clark Kent and glass statue of Kaye Daye (four vignettes) //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Case of the Disappearing Daye” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Bob LeRose
Feature Character: Clark Kent (Superman)
Supporting Characters: Steve Lombard (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #512; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #27), Kaye Daye (last appearance in BATMAN #295; last appearance)
Villain: A crook (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Steve Lombard’s aunt, mystery writer Kaye Daye, gets kidnapped by a crook, Clark Kent detects her whereabouts and gives Steve enough clues for him to track the criminal down.

Story: “Lois Lane: Found” (Part 1; 6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: John Calnan
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Lois Lane
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen
Cameo appearance: Superman
Intro: Gretchyn Forbes, Barney
Villains: Al Diamond, Willis Ryan, and their gang
Synopsis: Lois Lane learns her true name, finds her apartment, learns that she was exposing a new criminal organization, and is lured into a trap by crooked politician Al Desmond.  Escaping it, she meets Jimmy Olsen.
 Part 2: “Climb To Calamity” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: John Calnan
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Inspector Henderson (next appears in issue #209)
Other Character: Jenny Davis
Villains: Willis Ryan and his gang
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen goes after Al Diamond and Willis Ryan again, runs into their gang, and encounters Lois Lane.
 Part 3: “Election Nightmare” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Steve Mitchell
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Characters: Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lana Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #513; next appears in SUPERMAN #355)
Other Character: Jenny Davis
Villains: Al Diamond, Willis Ryan, the Extractor (all die in this story), Edgar (first and only appearance), the H.I.V.E. (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #513; next appear in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #1)
Comment: This story continues in the Lois Lane story in next issue.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane team up to defeat Al Desmond, Willis Ryan, and the Extractor, and learn that all three villains are pawns of the H.I.V.E., an organization of criminal scientists, who subsequently destroy the three villains.  Later, Lois Lane asks Superman to tell her all about herself.

Superman Family No. 206
March-April 1981
Cover: Supergirl vs. Lesla-Lar; Superman showing Lois Lane image of her younger self; Jimmy Olsen and Tommy Jones in gunsight; Clark Kent and Lola Barnett in disguise; Lois Kent, Superman of Earth-2, and Harlequin //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “A Scoop For a Snoop” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in Lois Lane story in issue #203)
Supporting Character: Lola Barnett (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #12; next appears in SUPERMAN #374), Frank Jackson (next appears in SUPERMAN #360), Josh Coyle (last appearance in SUPERMAN #353; next appears in ACTION COMICS #519)
Intro: Lester (only appearance)
Comment: This is a Clark Kent story, but Superman appears in it.
Synopsis: Lola Barnett, disguised as an old lady, breaks into Clark Kent’s apartment to gain evidence that he is in cahoots with Superman, so Clark teaches her a lesson.

Story: “Have You Ever Told Me the Story of My Life?”  (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Phil Rachelson
Feature Character: Lois Lane (origin retold in flashback; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #27)
GS: Superman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #183)
Cameo appearances: Helen Gold, Marcy Lloyd, Susan Freeling, Courtney Greene, Wayne Henry, Leonard Splatz (first appearance for all), Extractor, Sam Lane, Ella Lane, Lucy Lane (all in flashback)
Other Character: Ted Wallach (last appearance in issue #203; last appearance)
Comments: This story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story Superman helps the Justice League, the Justice Society, and the New Gods fight Darkseid and his minions in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #183-185, then teams with Batman against Lady Lunar in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #266, then teams with J’onn J’onzz, Supergirl, and the Spectre to fight Mongul in DC COMICS PRESENTS #27-29.
Synopsis: Superman restores Lois Lane’s memory in the Fortress of Solitude and helps her have a last reunion with Ted Wallach.

Story: “Open Season on Red-Headed Reporters” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Luis Dominguez
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #27)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (next appears in SUPERMAN #355), Tommy Jones (last appearance in issue #202; last appearance)
Villains: Harold, Ted, Ralph, a sheriff, people of Mahopacapa (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen turns up evidence of industrial pollution in a river, and puts his own life in danger.

Superman No. 355
January 1981
Cover: Superman and Jimmy Olsen vs. Momentus; vignettes of Superman, Superman II, and Superman III //Jim Starlin (signed)
Story: “Momentus, Master of the Moon” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (between DC COMICS PRESENTS #29 / 30)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in DC COMICS PRESENTS #27; both next appear in ACTION COMICS #516), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #206; next appears in ACTION COMICS #517), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #205), Dr. Jenet Klyburn (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #266; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #48)
Villain: Momentus (Asa Ezaak; first appearance; dies in this story), Jerry and another mugger (first and only appearance for both)
Comments: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Black Canary to fight Dr. Destiny in DC COMICS PRESENTS #30.
 Asa Ezaak is based on famous science and science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov.
 This story takes place around Sept. 24-Oct. 10.
Synopsis: Science writer Asa Ezaak transforms himself into Momentus, a liquid being with mastery of gravity, kidnaps Jimmy Olsen, and battles Superman.

Action Comics No. 515
January 1981
Cover: Superman and Vandal Savage vs. Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and robots; Atom vignette //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “This Is My World, and You’re Welcome To It” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #30)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (first appearance of both; both of an alternate universe), Lois Lane (first appearance; from an alternate universe; dies in this story)
Cameo appearance: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (first and only appearance; in flashback; from an alternate universe)
Villains: Vandal Savage (last appearance in ALL-STAR COMICS #65), Lex Luthor (of the alternate universe; first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Earth has been transformed into a world in which Vandal Savage rules and Superman is his servant, but Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen convince the Man of Steel to turn on his master.

Action Comics No. 516
February 1981
Cover: Superman vs. Vandal Savage and dinosaurs; Atom vignette //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Time and Time Again” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #267)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (of the alternate universe; last appearance for both), Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #355; both next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS #31)
Intro: A wizard (in flashback; only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Nero, Wu Ti, Zoser, Alexander the Great (all of the alternate universe; all in flashback; first and only appearance for all), Dr. Fate, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Flash of Earth-Two
Villains: Vandal Savage (next appears in issue #542), Lex Luthor (of an alternate universe; last appearance), Adolf Hitler (of an alternate universe; dies in this story), Nazis
Comments: This story continues from the last issue.
 Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Batman and the Challengers of the Unknown to rescue Dr. Brock in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #267, appears with the Justice League in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #172 and helps them fight Proteus in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #187-188, then teams with Robin to defeat a mastermind in DC COMICS PRESENTS #31, then teams with Supergirl of the future to fight Toxus, as shown in flashback in SUPERMAN FAMILY #215.
Synopsis: Superman learns that the world’s history has been distorted by “time bombs” planted through history by Vandal Savage.  But Lex Luthor, in getting the Man of Steel to defuse the bombs, hopes to make himself master of the alternate Earth.

Superman No. 356
February 1981
Cover: Superman vs. Vartox; World of Krypton vignette //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Batle of the Super-Hyper Powers” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN FAMILY #215)
GS: Vartox (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #499)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #31), Lana Lang, Steve Lombard (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #27; next appears in ACTION COMICS #517)
Villains: Tynolans, Rulhu, Moxumbra (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Vartox has found another world upon which to be a super-hero, but discovers that the inhabitants are using him for nefarious purposes, and gets the aid of Superman, not knowing the Tynolans intend to sacrifice him to their god Moxumbra.

Superman No. 357
March 1981
Cover: Superman and Vartox vs. Moxumbra; Superman 2020 vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Food For a God” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in issue #416 (flashback))
GS: Vartox (next appears in issue #373)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #31; both next appear in ACTION COMICS #517), Lana Lang (next appears in ACTION COMICS #517)
Intro: Mayor Summers (only appearance)
Villains: Moxumbra, Ralhu, Tynolians (last appearance for all)
Comments: This story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story, Superman fights Luthor as shown in flashback in SUPERMAN #416.
Synopsis: Superman deduces that Vartox is being prepared to become a sacrifice to a space monster, and intends to offer himself as well.

Action Comics No. 517
March 1981
Cover: Superman holding Grayl between Aloi and Margoi fleets  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “The War For Peace” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #416 (flashback); next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #32)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #355; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #207), Steve Lombard (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #356), Lana Lang, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #357; both next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS #32), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #357)
Intro: Aloi, Margoi (two alien races), Nemrul, Tumlat, Naffa (only appearance for all)
Villains: Clone-warriors (first and only appearance)
Comments: Shortly after this story, Superman and Wonder Woman encounter Eros in DC COMICS PRESENTS #32.
 This story takes place on December 24.
Synopsis: Superman recovers a religious artifact beloved by two races and stops them from going to war upon each other on Christmas Eve.

Superman No. 358
April 1981
Cover: Superman vs. Cron; Bruce (Superman) Wayne vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Father Nature’s Folly” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #32; next appears in ACTION COMICS #518)
Other characters: Margaret Wilson, Alec, Shanna, and their classmates (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #509; next appear in SUPERMAN IN “VICTORY BY COMPUTER” #1)
Intro: Nutra (“Mother Nature”; only appearance)
Villain: Cron (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When a blackout hits the classroom in which Clark Kent is lecturing to students, he regales them with the story of Superman’s battle against Cron, an alien who attempted to destroy “Mother Nature”.

Action Comics No. 518
April 1981
Cover: Superman flying towards alien machine stealing a dam from Carruthers’ Gap; Aquaman vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “Treasure Hunt On a Small Planet” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #358; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #268)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #268), Steve Lombard
Intro: Mike Murphy, Farlung, Prof. Hodgkins (only appearance for all)
Villains: Karmault (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Batman to fight Doctor Zodiac in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #268.
Synopsis: Two aliens come to Earth with the intent of learning mechanical science to make up for their waning telekinetic abilities, and Superman learns that one of them has evil motives.

Superman No. 359
May 1981
Cover: Superman vs. Earl on energy-steed //Dave Cockrum / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Today Superman, Tomorrow the World” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #268; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #189)
Intro: An elder and other future people, a pilot, Mrs. Marple, Clem, Rocky, Doc, Earl (only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman helps the Justice League fight Starro in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #189-190.
Synopsis: In saving a falling Air Force pilot, Superman comes across a town of powerful espers.

Action Comics No. 519
May 1981
Cover: Superman protecting monster from A’abah; Aquaman vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “When the Space-Wind Blows” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #190; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #207)
Supporting Characters: Steve Lombard (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #207), Josh Coyle (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #206 / 207), Lana Lang (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #32; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #207)
Intro: A’Abah, Amanda Monroe (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Superman tries to prevent an alien hunter from destroying a monster which he soon learns destroyed the alien’s planet.

Superman Family No. 207
May-June 1981
Cover: Universo vs. Supergirl, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Blok, Brainiac 5, and Chameleon Boy; Lois Lane and killer; Jimmy Olsen handcuffed by Inspector Henderson; Lois Lane (as Superwoman) and Superman; Oliver Queen, Lana Lang, and Clark Kent (five vignettes) //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Too Good To Be True” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: George Tuska
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Bob Rozakis
Feature Character: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #519)
GS: Oliver Queen (Green Arrow; between WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #268 / 269)
Supporting Characters: George Taylor, Jr. (between WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #266 / 269), Lana Lang (between ACTION COMICS #519 / 521), Josh Coyle (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #519; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #35), Morgan Edge (between WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #268 / 269), Jenkins (first appearance), Laura Conway (last appearance in SUPERMAN #339; last apppearance)
Villain: A counterman (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Oliver Queen visits Metropolis at the behest of Morgan Edge, who wants him to join the WGBS news team, but he has secretly been dosed with truth serum, and is on the verge of blurting out Superman’s secret identity.

Story: “The Expose` Expose`” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: John Drake
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #32)
GS: Clark Kent (Superman; next appears in SUPERMAN IN “VICTORY BY COMPUTER” #1)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #517), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #268), Steve Lombard (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #519; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #35)
Intro: Bambi Bonanza, Adolph Nurdlick (only appearance for both)
Villains: Jacoby and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: When a non-reporter gets a press award for an article on toxic waste dumping she was not capable of writing, Lois Lane investigates to get the goods on the real polluters.

Story: “Death and Taxes, or, Jimmy Olsen’s Very Bad Day” (11 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Steve Mitchell
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: John Drake
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #33)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (both next appear in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #175)
Intro: Harley (dies in this story), Stu Hobart, Johnny Bicardi (only appearance of both)
Villain: A murderess (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen becomes the prime suspect in the case of a murdered tax collector, and has to track down the real killer.

Superman In “Victory By Computer” No. 1
1981
Cover: Superman; vignettes of Supergirl, Alec, and Shanna //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “Victory By Computer” (31 pages)
Editors: Julius Schwartz, William M. Palmer
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Vince Colletta
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #207; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #34)
GS: Supergirl (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #207 / 208)
Supporting Characters: Margaret Wilson, Alec, Shanna, and their classmates (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN #358; all next appear in SUPERMAN IN “THE COMPUTER MASTERS OF METROPOLIS” #1)
Intro: Ms. Leigh (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: William Shockley, Walter Brattain, John Bardeen (of Earth-One; in a photograph)
Villains: Lex Luthor (between SUPERMAN #416 (flashback) / 363) and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This is a special promotional giveaway comic produced in conjunction with Radio Shack.
 Shortly after this story Superman teams up with the Marvel Family to fight Mr. Mxyzptlk, Mr. Mind, and King Kull in DC COMICS PRESENTS #33-34, and Lois Lane teams with Batman to fight Metallo in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #175.
Synopsis: Supergirl falls into a trap of Lex Luthor’s, and she and Superman get help from Ms. Wilson’s class of computer whiz-kids to free her and help capture Luthor’s gang.

Superman No. 360
June 1981
Cover: Superman vs. Superman robots; World of Krypton vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Is Superman Going...Going...Gone?”  (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #34; next appears in ACTION COMICS #520)
GS: Superman robots
Supporting Characters: Frank Jackson (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #206 / 211), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #34; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #269), Lois Lane (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #175), Dr. Robert Bartlee (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #501; last appearance)
Intro: Mrs. Stern, the Krydds (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearance: Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent (in photos)
Villains: Zaang, Mozrm, Ylmad (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A race of hostile aliens tests a new weapon by using it to make Superman and Clark Kent forget that they are one and the same.

Action Comics No. 520
June 1981
Cover: Lois Lane clinging to Superman as he takes flight; Aquaman vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Superman’s Arch-Rival For Lois Lane” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #360; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #269)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN #361), Perry White (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #175; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #208)
Intro: Eric Burton, Jacques, Martha (only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman and Robin against Ed Wiley in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #269, then teams with Man-Bat to fight the Atomic Skull in DC COMICS PRESENTS #35.
Synopsis: Superman discovers a businessman beating his time with Lois Lane, and distracting him deliberately with reports of disasters the Man of Steel must deal with.

Superman No. 361
July 1981
Cover: Superman throwing Captain Strong at oourba-beast; Superman 2020 vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Stowaway From the Stars” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #35; next appears in ACTION COMICS #521)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #520; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #208), Captain Strong (between ACTION COMICS #456 / 566), Olivia Strong (between ACTION COMICS #439 / 566)
Intro: Drxyla (only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman and Captain Strong face an alien woman with the power to transform into animal shapes, whose race is doomed unless they can get control of Captain Strong’s sauncha.

Action Comics No. 521
July 1981
Cover: Superman, Vixen, and crooks //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Deadly Rampage of the Lady Fox” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last apeparance in SUPERMAN #361; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #208)
GS: The Vixen (last appearance in CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE #2; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #68)
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #269), Lana Lang (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #207 / 208), Josh Coyle (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #35)
Intro: Solomon Samuels, Karamchand Godse (only appearance for both)
Villains: Mordecai Mule and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: Even though the Vixen makes a previous appearance in CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE, the story was never formally published. Thus, this is actually her debut appearance.
 Shortly after this story Supergirl confers with Superman in the Supergirl story in SUPERMAN FAMILY #208.
Synopsis: Superman encounters the Vixen, a mysterious woman with animal powers deriving from a magic amulet, as both track down poachers who have been supplying a Metropolis fur ring with pelts from endangered animal species.

Superman Family No. 208
July 1981
Cover: Supergirl flying under statue in New York City; Lois Lane and Shiek Abdul D’Bai; Jimmy Olsen; Clark Kent, Lois Kent, and Mr. Mxyzptlk of Earth-Two; Yussel Berkowitz, Cosmic Knight clock, and Clark Kent (five vignettes) //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Case of the Stolen Clock” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in Supergirl story in this issue)
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #521; next appears in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #1), Lana Lang (between ACTION COMICS #521 / 522)
Intro: Eric Lofgren (only appearance)
Villain: Yussel Berkowitz (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Morgan Edge wants Clark Kent to get him a rare radio-premium clock for his collection, but a rival from Edge’s boyhood wants it, too, and takes it at gunpoint.

Story: “Lois’s Dream Scoop” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #361; next appears in ACTION COMICS #522)
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #520)
Intro: Congressman Pyle (only appearance)
Villains: Shiek Abdul D’Bai and his henchman (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A radio message received by Lois’s bridgework leads her to investigate a political bribery.

Story: “Mystery of the Missing Mail” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: George Tuska
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #269)
GS: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #36)
Supporting Character: Stephanie Edge (last appearance in issue #175; last appearance)
Villains: The Professor and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Starman to fight Mongul in DC COMICS PRESENTS #36, then helps the Justice League fight T. O. Morrow in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #192-193.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen accepts a challenge from Morgan Edge’s niece Stephanie to find a mystery in a small town.

Action Comics No. 522
August 1981
Cover: Superman vs. Click-Clock; Atom vignette //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Time-Tornado of the Clockwork Man” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #193; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #209)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #208; next appears in SUPERMAN #362), Lois Lane (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #208 / 209), Josh Coyle (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #35; next appears in SUPERMAN #362), Steve Lombard (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #35)
Intro: Miss Carmichael, Harry, Abner (only appearance for all)
Villain: Click-Clock (a robot; first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Superman battles a robot which is disrupting time-lines.

Superman Family No. 209
August 1981
Cover: Supergirl dumping water on New York Yankees and Metropolis Angels; Lois Lane vs. crook; Jimmy Olsen finding diamond ring in cereal box; Clark Kent headed for phone booth; Superman and Lois Kent of Earth-Two with corpse of George Taylor (five vignettes) //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Bus Bust” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: P. Bernard, Jr.
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #522; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #270)
Supporting Character: Inspector Henderson (last appearance in issue #205)
Villain: Hawkface Carse (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Batman to fight Metallo in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #270, then investigates the X-Dimension with Hawkgirl in DC COMICS PRESENTS #37.
Synopsis: Clark Kent helps nab a disguised gunman on a bus.

Story: “Hide In Plain Fright” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #522; next appears in SUPERMAN #362)
Supporting Character: Perry White
Intro: Louisa (Lois Lane’s cousin), Tracy (Louisa’s daughter), Martha Michaels, Fred Michaels, Clemmie Michaels (only appearance for all)
Villains: Sal Sorine, Joey Fingers, Moose (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: An encounter with a mother who doesn’t want her honor student to be photographed leads Lois into a case involving a gangster looking for the man who caused his conviction years ago.

Story: “Never Take Candy From a Stranger” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: George Tuska
Inker: Steve Mitchell
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in ACTION COMICS #523)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (next appears in ACTION COMICS #523), Inspector Henderson
Intro: Jennifer Owens, Mr. Newquist (only appearance for both)
Villain: Moe Chesley (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen finds a phony diamond in a box of popcorn and becomes a target for the crook who wants it.

Superman No. 362
August 1981
Cover: Superman in front of computer screen with Lois Lane and Lana Lang scans; Superboy vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Last Days of Lois and Lana” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #37)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Josh Coyle (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #522), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #209), Prof. Lewis Lang (last appearance in issue #343), Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (both in flashback; isochronally with issue #161; both die in this story)
Intro: Susan Stanyon
Other Character: Herbert Burke (in flashback)
Villain: Hegan (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Lois Lane and Lana Lang both catch the same disease that caused the deaths of Jonathan and Martha Kent, and Superman finds himself helpless to cure them.

Superman No. 363
September 1981
Cover: Superman, Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, and Lana Lang; vignette of Superman (Bruce Wayne) //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Dying Day of Lois and Lana” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #194)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #194), Lana Lang, Josh Coyle (both next appear in ACTION COMICS #523) Prof. Lewis Lang (next appears in issue #375)
Intro: Mrs. Nelson, three men from the future (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearances: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Chief Parker (in flashback)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERMAN IN “VICTORY BY COMPUTER #1; next appears in DC SPECIAL SERIES #26), Jax-Ur (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #122; next appears in DC SPECIAL SERIES #26), Faora Hu-Ul, General Zod (last appearance for both in GREEN LANTERN #123; both next appears in PHANTOM ZONE #1), Mick and his confederate (first and only appearance for both)
Comments: This story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story, Superman helps the Justice League fight Prof. Amos Fortune in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #194.
Synopsis: Superman struggles to find a cure for Lois and Lana before they can perish from the disease, but neither Lex Luthor nor the Phantom Zone criminals will help him.

Action Comics No. 523
September 1981
Cover: Superman trying to free Steve Lombard from monster; Atom vignette //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Steve Lombard’s Double Life” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #194; next appears in DC SPECIAL SERIES #26)
Supporting Characters: Steve Lombard (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #271), Lois Lane (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #194; next appears in DC SPECIAL SERIES #26), Lana Lang (between SUPERMAN #363 / 364), Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #209; both next appear in DC SPECIAL SERIES #26), Oscar Asherman (between SUPERMAN #348 / 388), Josh Coyle (last appearance in SUPERMAN #363; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #275) , Mr. and Mrs. Lombard (Steve’s parents; first and only appearance)
Intro: The Playgate Glamour Girls (only appearance)
Villains: A race of aliens (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: An alien cons Steve Lombard into thinking he is one of their race, so that he may steal Steve’s athletic qualities and use it to compete in sports on his own planet.

DC Special Series No. 26
Summer 1981
Cover: Superman unlocking Fortress of Solitude door //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Back cover: Superman inside the Fortress of Solitude //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “Fortress of Fear” (64 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: Ross Andru
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #523; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #210)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance for all in ACTION COMICS #523; all next appear in SUPERMAN FAMILY #210)
GA: Mon-El (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #189; next appears in PHANTOM ZONE #1), Green Lantern (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #194; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #181)
Cameo appearances: Urko the Terrible, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Jor-El, fire-people, Capt. Horace Mitchell, Supergirl, Lara, Slesar, King Andrews, Mike Andrews, Brainiac, Koko, Kim-Da, Wonder Woman, Batman, Joker, Krypto, Robin, Flash, Captain Marvel (?), Aquaman, Commissioner Gordon, Frankenstein, Robin Hood, Maid Marian, the Marx Brothers, King Kong, Charlie Chaplin, Fay Wray, Humphrey Bogart (?), Sidney Greenstreet, John Wayne
Villains: Lex Luthor (as Dominus; last appearance in SUPERMAN #363; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #214), Roger (first and only appearance), Jax-Ur (last appearance in SUPERMAN #363; next appears in PHANTOM ZONE #1), Kru-El (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #190; next appears in PHANTOM ZONE #1), Phantom Zone villains (last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #122; next appear in PHANTOM ZONE #1)
Synopsis: Superman has only an hour to discover which component of his Fortress of Solitude has been sabotaged so that it will destroy the Earth.

Superman Family No. 210
September 1981
Cover: Lex Luthor with magical mask on vs. Superman of Earth-Two and Lois Kent; Supergirl falling through ground; Jimmy Olsen and two of his doubles; Clark Kent; Lois Lane and dog (five vignettes) //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “News Before It Happens” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #26; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #271)
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #26)
Villain: The Mad Bomber (first and only appearance)
Comments: Even though this is a Private Life of Clark Kent story, he appears as Superman.
 Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Batman and the Superman and Robin of Earth-Two to fight Atoman in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #271, then teams with the Flash to fight Syryna in DC COMICS PRESENTS #38.
Synopsis: Clark Kent writes up the story of Superman’s capture of a mad bomber in Metropolis before accomplishing it.

Story: “The Case of the Kidnapped Canines” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #26; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #271)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #26; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #271), Perry White (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #271)
Intro: Pippin (a dog), Mr. Sabatini (only appearance for both)
Villains: Gower Hobart, Symington (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Lois Lane takes care of a neighbor’s dog which is subsequently dognapped.

Story: “Vengeance Times Four” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Bob LeRose
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in Lois Lane story in next issue)
Cameo appearance: Superman
Intro: Marcy Miller Laverty, Joey Laverty (in flashback)
Villains: Shelby Drake, Sam, Operatives One, Two, Three, and Four (first appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen is captured by a criminal he once exposed, who intends to ruin his life with the use of four Olsen doubles.

Superman No. 364
October 1981
Cover: Superman sinking into ground, Metro-Monster’s hands, and Rory Stasson; vignette of Superman III and Superman I //George Perez / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Sounds That Menaced Metropolis” (19 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Letterer: Ben Oda
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #38; next appears in ACTION COMICS #524)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #271; both next appear in ACTION COMICS #524), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #38; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #211), Lana Lang (between ACTION COMICS #523 / 525)
Intro: Rory Stasson (next appears in ACTION COMICS #543), Marilyn Thomas, Phil, Jojo
Villain: The Metro-Monster (Leo Thayles; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman attempts to battle the Metro-Monster, a new menace whose secret identity a rival reporter has discovered, but which he refuses to divulge.

Action Comics No. 524
October 1981
Cover: The Doppleganger (as Clark Kent) vs. Superman; Air Wave and Atom vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “If I Can’t Be Clark Kent, Nobody Can” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #364; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #211; also appears in flashback, between ACTION COMICS #500 / WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #259)
GA: Batman (in flashback), a Superman robot
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #364; both next appear in SUPERMAN FAMILY #211)
Other Characters: Dan Reed (no appearance; mentioned only; last appearance in SUPERMAN #312; dies in this story), Robert J. Arngrim (no appearance; mentioned only; last appearance in issue #500; dies in this story)
Cameo appearance: Lex Luthor (in flashback)
Villain: The Doppleganger (first appearance; last appearance, as the Superman clone, in issue #500; becomes Dan Reed II in this story; last appearance)
Synopsis: The Superman clone created by Lex Luthor escapes from the Fortress of Solitude and tries to take the place of the original Superman.

Superman Family No. 211
October 1981
Cover: Supergirl vs. Mind-Bomber; Lois Lane held hostage by terrorists; Clark Kent and Elongated Man; Jimmy Olsen on television; Lois Kent, Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne, and Selina Kyle of Earth-Two (five vignettes) //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Search For a Secret-Seeker” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #524)
GS: Elongated Man (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #194 / 195)
Supporting Character: Frank Jackson (last appearance in SUPERMAN #360; next appears in issue #215)
Intro: An autograph hunter (only appearance)
Comment: In this story, Clark Kent’s phone number is revealed as 555-0162.  Area code is not given.
Synopsis: The Elongated Man pays a visit to Clark Kent, claiming he was invited over for lunch.  Clark, who has no memory of inviting him, thinks it is a ploy of an unknown person to reveal Superman’s secret identity.

Story: “Lois Lane: Hostage” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #524)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #524), Inspector Henderson, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #364; next appears in Jimmy Olsen story in last issue)
Villains: Moe, Lola, Roscoe, Todd (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Lois Lane gets too close to terrorists, looking for a story, and is taken hostage herself.

Story: “Deadlier Than the Sword” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #39)
GS: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #39)
Supporting Characters: Jennifer Owens (first appearance), Mark Olsen (last appearance in issue #190; next appears in ACTION COMICS #565), Perry White (next appears in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #1), Lois Lane
Other Characters: Marcy Laverty, Joey Laverty (last appearance for both)
Villains: Shelby Drake, Operatives One, Two, Three, and Four (last appearance for all)
Comments: This story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Plastic Man to fight the Toyman in DC COMICS PRESENTS #39.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen tries to reason with Shelby Drake while the four Olsen doubles attempt to wreck his life with their impersonations.

Krypton Chronicles No. 1
September 1981
Cover:  Superman, Jor-El, and other members of the El family //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano  (signed)
Story:  "The Search For Superman's Roots"  (1 page)
 Chapter 1:  "The Ancestral Assignment"  (8 pages)
 Chapter 2:  "The Master Builder of Krypton"  (4 pages)
 Chapter 3:  "The Sign of Rao"  (3 pages)
 Chapter 4:  "The War to End Wars"  (9 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #39)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #211), Kandorians (last appearance in SUPERMAN #338)
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #208; next appears in issue #3), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #211; next appears in issue #3), Zor-El, Allura, Van-Zee, Drygur Moliom (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN #338), Shyla Kor-Onn (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #189; last appearance; reformed in this story), Brenn-Bir, Vas-Quor, Kyl-Ibo (last appearance for all in ACTION COMICS #338; last appearance for all; all reformed in this story)
GS:  Gam-El, Tala-El (in flashback; last appearance, as statues, in ADVENTURE COMICS #313; first and only actual appearance for both; origins revealed in this story)
Intro: Pym-El, Pir-El,Yu-El, Im-El, Sorn-El, Fil-El, Nox-El, Plen-El, Fedra Shu-El, Thar-El, Enu-El, Wir-El, Jes-Mo, Marg-Rom, Sin-Dar, Hal-Vu (all in flashback; first and only appearance for all)
Cameo appearances: Val-El, Sul-El, Hatu-El (as statues)
Villains:  Black Flame (last seen in ADVENTURE COMICS #400; as Zora Vi-Lar; last name revealed in this story), Kly-Anth and his gang (in flashback; first and only appearance for all)
Comments:  New Krypton is named Rokyn in this story.
 This issue also contains a Krypton glossary.
 This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Morgan Edge calls in Perry White and Clark Kent and tells them that Kent will be assigned to write a series on Superman's ancestors, which will run in the Daily Planet, be
collected in to book form, and be adapted to television as a mini-series.  To gather information, Superman and Supergirl go to Rokyn, the planet on which the Kandorians have settled, which has
now reentered the Earth-One dimension for a time with the shifting of the Cosmic Axis.  There they have a reunion with Supergirl's parents Zor-El and Allura, the Drygur Moliom of Kandor, and Van-Zee, along with several reformed criminals, such as Shyla Kor-Onn, Black Flame (as Zora Vi-Lar), and Brenn-Bir.
 Superman, Supergirl, Zor-El, Allura, and Van-Zee enter the House of El, a vault built in honor of the El family with statues of the illustrious members of Superman's family.  By placing
symbols of their achievements in the statues' hands, Zor-El triggers mento-tapes that retell the story of a given El family member.  They learn the stories of Gam-El, who rebuilt the devastated city of Kryptonopolis; of Tala-El, who ensured that Krypton would be governed by a technocracy; and of Pir-El, who won the war against Erkol and Urrika.  But several times, the
five of them are endangered by apparent "accidents" arranged by a shadowy figure outside, and, after learning of several other El ancestors, they are confronted by what appears to be a monstrous, predatory Yagrum.

Krypton Chronicles No. 2
October 1981
Cover:  Superman using sensor-goggles to witness Hatu-El leading Kryptonian rebellion against the Vrangs  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Bring Back Yesterday"
 Chapter 5:  "Memories Don't Die"  (3 pages)
 Chapter 6:  "Master of the Lightning"  (7 pages)
 Chapter 7:  "They Came From Beyond the Sky"  (6 pages)
 Chapter 8:  "Eastward Ho"  (6 pages)
 Chapter 9:  "Farewell to Kandor"  (3 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Superman
GS:  Supergirl, Kandorians (next appear in SUPERMAN #414)
Supporting Characters: Van-Zee, Allura, Zor-El (all next appear in SUPERMAN #414)
Other Characters:  Hatu-El, Sul-El, Val-El (in flashback; last appearance, as statues, in ADVENTURE COMICS #313 and last issue; first and only actual appearance for all; origins told in this story), Val-Lor (in flashback; isochronally with flashback in SUPERMAN #176; dies in this story)
Intro:  Ar-Go (in flashback; dies in this story), Sur-Na, Pux-Tul, Usk-Mar, the Drygur of Erkol and his geographer, natives of Vathlo Island (all in flashback; only appearance for all)
Villains:  Black Flame (last appearance), Vrangs (in flashback; isochronally with flashback in SUPERMAN #176; most die in this story; next appear in ACTION COMICS #548), Tro-El (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Comments:  This story continues in the next issue.
 This issue also contains a two-page map of Krypton and a Krypton glossary.
 In this story, it is revealed that the rings on Supergirl's belt are actually timepieces.
Synopsis:  Superman, deducing that the Yagrum is only an illusion, walks through it.  Zor-El enables Superman to learn the stories of some more of his ancestors through a device connected
to their headbands, which have absorbed some of their memories.  In this fashion, he learns of Hatu-El, who helped liberate the Kryptonians from the Vrangs who had conquered them; of Sul-El, who developed a telescope, saw the Vrang fleet in space, and tried to warn the governor of Kandor;  of Val-El, an explorer who discovered new lands; and of Val's brother Tro-El, who led an unsuccessful mutiny and became founder of an isle of pirates.  Supergirl captures Black Flame, who has been trying to prolong Superman's and Supergirl's stay until the Cosmic Axis shifted again and prevented them returning to Earth.  After saying their farewells, Superman and Supergirl leave Rokyn shortly before it vanishes, and Superman tells his cousin he has another ploy to get information on his ancestors who came before Val-El.

Krypton Chronicles No. 3
November 1981
Cover:  Superman and Supergirl watching image of priest marrying Erok-El and Milia  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano  (signed)
Story:  "The Race To Overtake the Past"  (1 page)
 Chapter 10:  "The Man Who Believed"  (8 pages)
 Chapter 11:  "Wings Over the Flood"  (9 pages)
 Chapter 12:  "Back To the Beginning"  (7 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #212)
GS:  Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #212)
Supporting Characters:  Morgan Edge (last appearance in issue #1; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #40), Perry White (last appearance in issue #1; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #212)
GS:  Bur-El, Kil-Gor (both in flashback; last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #268 (2); appear isochronally in part with that story; last appearance for both), Erok-El (in flashback; last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #121; first chronological appearance; last appearance)
Intro: Wedna Bur-El, Jaf-El, Tio-El, Hyr-El, Wab-El, Erok-El, Diom, Milia Erok-El, Kal-El I (all in flashback; only appearance for all)
Comments:  This story continues from last issue.
 This issue also contains the family tree of Superman and a Kryptonian glossary.
Synopsis:  Using viewers which capture light-images radiated ages ago from Krypton, and lip-reading to understand what their ancestors are saying, Superman and Supergirl learn the histories of Kil-Gor and Bur-El, inventors; Jaf-El, a prophet of Rao, and Tio-El, his brother, who were spared with several others from a flood which devastated ancient Krypton; and the first of the Els, Erok-El, who, with the help of a Potion of Strength, defeated barbarian tribes and spread civilization.  At that point, they can learn no more.  Later, Morgan Edge congratulates Kent on his work, orates at length about what actors will play what members of the El family, and is making plans for a sequel about Hawkman's ancestors.  Clark Kent chooses this moment to make a strategic exit.

Superman Family No. 212
November 1981
Cover: Supergirl vs. Blackrock IV; Clark Kent and Lois Kent of Earth-Two and phony Superman (two vignettes) //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “The Newsboy Who Saw Too Much” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #3)
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #3)
Intro: Stephen Marco, Judy Marco, David Horton (only appearance for all)
Villain: Charles Herdemian (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: An observant newsboy helps Clark Kent crack a jewel robbery.

Story: “A Deadly Day In the Life” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Levitz
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in ACTION COMICS #525)
GS: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #40)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Inspector Henderson
Villains: Joe “the Arm” (no appearance; name only mentioned) and his thug (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Metamorpho to fight Java in DC COMICS PRESENTS #40.
Synopsis: Lois Lane tangles with a protection racketeer who wants her dead.

Story: “The Last Dangerous Days (and Sleepless Nights) of Jimmy Olsen” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: P. Bernard, Jr.
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #39; next appears in ACTION COMICS #525)
Supporting Characters: Jennifer Owens, Perry White (next appears in ACTION COMICS #525)
Villains: Pete Pomerantz, Mrs. Tim Cruikshank (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A phony dentist and nurse attempt to keep Jimmy Olsen from testifying at a crook’s trial.

Action Comics No. 525
November 1981
Cover: Superman and Neutron //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Neutron Nightmare” (19 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #40)
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #40), Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Lois Lane (all last appear in SUPERMAN FAMILY #212), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #364; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #214)
Villains: Neutron (Nat Tryon; first appearance), Lex Luthor (in flashback; chronologically between issue #515 / SUPERMAN #416 flashback), Ted Grand (first appearance; dies in this story), Tim Moore (first and only appearance; reforms in this story)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Nat Tryon, one of Lex Luthor’s hirelings, is changed by a radiation bombardment into Neutron, a nuclear-powered villain, and seeks revenge on Superman for not delivering him from his predicament.

Action Comics No. 526
December 1981
Cover: Superman vs. Neutron //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Man Who Murdered Metropolis” (19 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195)
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge, Jimmy Olsen (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #274), Perry White, Lois Lane (both next appear in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #272)
GS: President Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan
Intro: Angela and her mother
Cameo: Lex Luthor (in flashback)
Villains: Neutron (next appears in issue #543), the H.I.V.E. (between NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #10 / 16)
Comments: This story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story, Superman briefly appears during the Justice League’s and Justice Society’s battle with the Secret Society of Super-Villains in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195.
Synopsis: Superman must discover where Neutron has planted an atomic bomb which, if and when it goes off, will destroy Metropolis.

Superman Family No. 213
December 1981
Cover: Superman of Earth-Two vs. Insect Queen of Earth-Two and giant insects; vignettes of Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Clark Kent, and Supergirl //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Superman Interviews Clark Kent” (6 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Jim Janes
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #272)
Supporting Character: Terri Cross (last appearance in issue #196; last appearance)
Cameo: President Ronald Reagan
Comments: This is a Clark Kent story, but Superman appears in it.
 Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Batman to fight the Weapons Master in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #272-274, and teams with the Joker to fight the Prankster in DC COMICS PRESENTS #41.
Synopsis: Terri Cross of the Clark Kent Fan Club interviews Clark Kent about his “interview” with Superman.

Story: “Watson, Watson, Everywhere, and Not a Holmes In Sight” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Levitz
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #527)
GS: Superman (last appearance in Clark Kent story in next issue)
Supporting Characters: Inspector Henderson, Perry White (between DC COMICS PRESENTS #41 / 42), Steve Lombard (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #274; next appears in issue #215)
Intro: Lewis, Sandy (only appearance for both)
Villains: Jensen and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in part in next issue.
Synopsis: Inspector Henderson’s Sherlock Award is robbed during a testimonial dinner, and Lois sets out to find it.

Story: “Confucius Say, ‘He Who Rekindle Old Flame Is Bound To Get Burned’” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Martin Pasko
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in Clark Kent story in next issue)
GS: Superman
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane (last appearance in issue #186), Jennifer Owens
Villains: Leo Baroni, Lou, Harvey (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Lucy Lane reappears in Jimmy’s life and tells him that her new boyfriend, a pilot, had a disastrous landing which killed the passengers in his plane, and thinks the crash was engineered by crooks.  Olsen investigates and falls into a deathtrap.

Action Comics No. 527
January 1982
Cover: Superman trapped by Lord Satanis’s rings in Stonehenge //Ross Andru / Mike DeCarlo (signed)
Story: “Sorcery Over Stonehenge” (19 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #41; next appears in Clark Kent story in SUPERMAN FAMILY #214)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #41; next appears in Clark Kent story in SUPERMAN FAMILY #214), Lois Lane (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #41; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #213)
Villains: Lord Satanis, Syrene (first appearance for both; both next appear in issue #534), Ambra (first appearance; in flash-forward; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Superman becomes the pawn of two sorcerors from the future who wish to use him to obtain a mystic Runestone.

Superman Family No. 214
January 1982
Story: “Clark Gives Blood, Superman Saves Lives” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #527; next appears in Lois Lane story in last issue)
GS: Zatanna (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #274)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #525; next appears in SUPERMAN #367), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #527; next appears in Jimmy Olsen story in last issue)
Synopsis: Clark Kent participates in a blood drive with a little help from a disguised Zatanna.

Story: “Fear Has Four Walls and No Name” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Levitz
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN #366)
GS: Superman
Supporting Character: Inspector Henderson (next appears in SUPERMAN #368)
Villain: Arthur Pulaski (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in part from last issue.
Synopsis: Lois Lane is gassed unconscious and wakes up in handcuffs in an apartment which an enemy of hers has designed to be her prison cell for life.

Story: “Caution: Physical Fitness Can Be Hazardous To Your Health” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marty Pasko
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN #367)
GA: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #275)
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane, Jennifer Owens
Intro: Larry (only appearance)
Villains: Leo Baroni, Lou, Harvey (last appearance for all)
Comments:   Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman to fight Mr. Freeze in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #275 and teams with the Unknown Soldier to battle Major Amos in DC COMICS PRESENTS #42.
Synopsis: Jimmy finds himself falling in love with Lucy Lane again as he tries to bring gangster Leo Baroni to justice and is captured himself instead.

Superman No. 365
November 1981
Cover:  Supergirl shrinking Superman with ray-gun; Superboy silhouette vignette  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "When Kryptonians Clash"  (19 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer:  Pete Costanza
Colorist:  Adrienne Roy
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #42)
Supporting Character: Mayor of Metropolis
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #214)
Villains:  Blymm (first appearance; dies in this story), the Exalted One (first appearance), Superman Revenge Squad (behind the scenes; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #501)
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Blymm, one of the Superman Revenge Squad members, secretly subjects Supergirl to a radiation that drains her energy, making her act insanely as if she were undergoing sleep deprivation, while masking the effects by infecting her with Virus X.  Superman cures Supergirl's Virus X with a White Kryptonite radiation treatment.  But Supergirl's insane behavior leads her to shrink him with the micro-wave ray designed to make them Kandorian-size, until he paralyzes her with the aid of one of his Fortress beasts in captivity.  Supergirl is cured of the sleep deprivation, and the culprit, Blymm, appears before them, admits his deed, and begs for protection.  Seconds later, he is destroyed by a remote-control device in a medallion he wears.  Superman suspects the Superman Revenge Squad is behind the plot.

Superman No. 366
December 1981
Cover:  Superman lying beside a Tyorbian beneath a metamorphosis ray; Perry White and Superboy vignette  //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Revenge, Superman-Style"  (19 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman
GS:  Supergirl
Supporting Characters:  Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #214), Perry White (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #42; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #215), Morgan Edge (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #526), Jeremy Kane (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #212; last appearance)
Intro:  a Superman proto-droid
Villains:  Dramx-One, Fwom, Jumrox, Nryana (first appearance for all), Superman Revenge Squad
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Deciding to take the battle to the Superman Revenge Squad themselves, Superman bids Supergirl take over his duties while he does so.  He then subjects himself to a metamorphosis
ray that changes him physically into the image of a native of a world in the Tyorbian galaxy, a lizard-man, and leaves him without powers while in that state.  Pretending to be Vlatuu, a criminal victim of Superman's, the incognito Man of Steel gains admittance into the Superman Revenge Squad.  "Vlatuu" demands and is granted the right to compete for next crack at Superman.

Superman No. 367
January 1982
Cover:  Superman as "Vlatuu" vs. Superman proto-droid amid statues in Hall of Hate //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "The Revengers Strike Back"  (19 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Adrienne Roy
Feature Character:  Superman
GS:  Supergirl, Batman, Green Lantern (last appearance in  JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #197; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #181)
Supporting Characters:  Jimmy Olsen (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #214 / 215), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #214), Josh Coyle (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #276; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #47), Morgan Edge, Lois Lane
Other character:  Superman proto-droid (destroyed in this story)
Villains:  Dramx-One, Fwom, Nryana, Nakox (first appearance), Superman Revenge Squad
Comment:  This story continues in next issue.
Synopsis:  Batman and Green Lantern impersonate Clark Kent in relays to cover for his abscence, and Supergirl acts as coordinator.  But one of their conversations is overheard by a Superman Revenge Squad spy, who clues in his fellows that "Vlatuu" is actually Superman in disguise.  Fwom believes this, but Dramx-One, the acting leader of the Squad, disputes it, thinking Superman would never be stupid enough to attack them on their home ground.  When "Vlatuu" destroys the Superman proto-droid in battle, both Fwom and Dramx-One decide to send him to
Earth to assassinate Superman.  If, as they suspect, Superman has hypnotized himself into thinking he is really "Vlatuu", then Superman will become his own assassin.

Story: “And Not a Drop to Drink” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in next issue; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #198)
Supporting Character: Morgan Edge (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #44)
Intro: Kro-Na, Zara Kro-Na, Tala-A, the Hill-Dwellers (all in flashback; only appearance for all)
Comments: This is a World of Krypton story.
 Shortly after this story, Superman teams with the Justice League and several Western heroes to fight the Lord of Time in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #198-199, then teams with Captain Carrot and the Amazing Zoo Crew to fight Starro in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #16 and CAPTAIN CARROT AND HIS AMAZING ZOO CREW #1.
Synopsis: In order to get Morgan Edge to stop wasting water, Superman tells him the story of two Kryptonian ecologists and how they got a remote tribe to change their water-using habits so that all could survive.

Superman No. 368
February 1982
Cover: Suplerman seeing his “assassin” reflection in mirror; Superman 2020 vignette //Rich Buckler / Terry Austin (signed)
Story: “The Revenger of Steel” (19 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in second story of last issue)
GA: Supergirl (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #43)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #215), Lana Lang, Inspector Henderson (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #214 / 217)
Cameo appearance: Superman proto-droid (in flashback)
Villains: Nryana, Dramx, Fwom (last appearance for all), Tyrdu (first and only appearance), Superman Revenge Squad (next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS #87)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: “Vlatuu” leaves the Revenge Squad’s homeworld and is transformed back into Superman once he nears Earth.  But, unknown to himself, he is under a hypnotic command of the Squad to gain revenge on Superman by executing Lois Lane.

Superman in “The Computer Masters of Metropolis” No. 1
1982
Cover: Lex Luthor vs. Superman and Wonder Woman at Metropolis World’s Fair; Kyle and Shanna vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano?
Story: “The Computer Masters of Metropolis” (30 pages)
Editors: Julius Schwartz, William M. Palmer
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in CAPTAIN CARROT AND HIS AMAZING ZOO CREW #1; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #215)
GS: Wonder Woman (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #287; next appears in PHANTOM ZONE #2)
Supporting Characters: Margaret Wilson, Alec, Shanna, and their classmates (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN IN “VICTORY BY COMPUTER” #1; last appearance for all)
Intro: Mr. Murphy (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, William Shockley
Villain: Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #214; next appears in flashback in SUPERMAN #416)
Comment: This is a promotional giveaway comic produced for Radio Shack.
Synopsis: Wonder Woman and a class of computer-using 6th Graders have to save Superman when Lex Luthor traps him at the Metropolis World’s Fair.

Superman Family No. 215
Feburary 1982
Story: “Take Me Out of the Ball Game” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in SUPERMAN IN “THE COMPUTER MASTERS OF METROPOLIS” #1)
Supporting Characters: Frank Jackson (full name, Franklin Pierce Jackson, revealed in this story; last appearance in issue #211; next appears in SUPERMAN #369), Steve Lombard (last appearance in issue #213; next appears in SUPERMAN #369)
Intro: The Planeteers (including Stephen; a Little League baseball team)
Synopsis: Clark Kent discovers that Frank, the doorman at his apartment house, is in reality Franklin Pierce Jackson, an old star from baseball’s Negro Leagues.

Story: “The Man Who Lived Twice” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Tamsyn O’Flynn
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #368; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #43)
GA: Clark Kent (Superman; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #276)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #367), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #366)
Intro: B. B. Bancroft, Lilah (only appearance for both)
Villain: Carl Fielding (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman to battle Dr. Double X in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #276  and with the Legion of Super-Heroes to fight Mordru in DC COMICS PRESENTS #43.
Synopsis: Lois Lane finds a billionaire who has been missing for almost seven years and wishes to preserve his anonymity.  But if he stays gone for seven whole years, his money goes to a ne’er-do-well relative who wants the ex-billionaire dead.

Story: “Charity Begins With Death” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #43)
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane (next appearance in LOIS LANE #1), Perry White (next appears in SUPERMAN #369)
Intro: Alexander Tucker, Phil
Villains: Winfield, Bartell (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen investigates a charity with mob ties, while he finally breaks up with Lucy Lane.

Superman No. 369
March 1982
Cover: Superman vs. Parasite //Rich Buckler / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “Superman’s Last Christmas” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Rich Buckler
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #43; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #200; also appears in flashback as Superbaby and Superboy to indeterminate times)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (in flashback to indeterminate times), Steve Lombard (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #215; next appears in ACTION COMICS #528), Frank Jackson (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #215; next appears in issue #371), Perry White (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #215 / 216), Lana Lang (next appears in PHANTOM ZONE #1), Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in DC COMICS PRESENTS #43; both next appear in SUPERMAN FAMILY #216), Cory Renwald (last appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #19; next appears in issue #372)
Intro: Carol Jenkins (of Earth-One; only appearance)
Villains: The Parasite (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #270; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #55), various crooks (first and only appearance)
Comments: This story takes place on December 22-24, 1981.
 Shortly after this story, Superman helps the Justice League fight the Appelaxians in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #200.
Synopsis: The Parasite uses government agent Cory Renwald as a stalking-horse to help him trap Superman on Christmas Eve.

Superman Family No. 216
March 1982
Story: “Reporters Are Not Born” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Tamsyn O’Flynn
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #369; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #277)
GS: Clark Kent (appears in flashback as Superman; last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #200; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #277)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #369), Mark Spencer (first appearance; next appears in issue #219)
Cameo: Phantom Zone villains (in flashback)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Batman to combat a bio-terrorist in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #277 and with the Dial H For Hero team to fight the Master in DC COMICS PRESENTS #44, then helps the Justice League fight Ultraa and Joe Parry in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #201, then fights Lex Luthor, as shown in flashback in SUPERMAN #416.
Synopsis: Lois Lane teaches a cocky reporter-applicant about first-hand experience in journalism.

Story: “The Comic Strip Avenger” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #44)
Supporting Characters: Jennifer Owens, Perry White (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #277)
Intro: Larry Walsh
Other Characters: Alexander Tucker, Phil
Villain: Sid Easter (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: An attack from an acid-tinged cream pie draws Jimmy into an investigation of threats on a rival paper’s editor, which may come from a fired cartoonist.

Action Comics No. 528
February 1982
Cover: Brainiac and Superman vs. giant satellite //Rich Buckler / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “Star-Kill” (19 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #416)
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #44; next appears in issue #531), Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in DC COMICS PRESENTS #44), Lois Lane (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #277), Steve Lombard (last appearance in SUPERMAN #369)
GS: Brainiac (not a villain in this story; last appearance in issue #514)
Intro: Brainiac duplicates, Altairians (only appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: A reformed Brainiac enlists Superman’s help to try to destroy a doomsday device he created in his nefarious days, which is headed for Earth.

Action Comics No. 529
March 1982
Cover: Superman and Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane (in helicopter) above erupting volcano in Metropolis; Aquaman vignette //George Perez / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “I Have Two Eyes, But I Cannot See” (19 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman
GS: Brainiac (becomes a villain again in this story)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (all next appear in PHANTOM ZONE #1), Steve Lombard (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #217)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: A mind-altering ray from Brainiac’s device has rendered Superman unable to perceive any of the disasters threatening Earth, so Jimmy Olsen becomes his “seeing-eye” partner.

Action Comics No. 530
April 1982
Cover: Brainiac and Superman within Brainiac’s machine; Aquaman and Atom vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Fantastic Deadly Voyage” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in PHANTOM ZONE #1)
Villain: Brainiac (next appears in issue #544 (2); possible next appearance in SUPERBOY #223, as Pulsar Stargrave)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
 In SUPERBOY #223, a 30th Century villain named Pulsar Stargrave appears, who later claims to be the original Brainiac and who fights the Legion of Super-Heroes (including Brainiac 5) on several occasions.  As WHO’S WHO (first series) #18 points out, this is not definitely proven, especially since Brainiac is physically changed into a more robotic being in issue #544, his next appearance.  If Brainiac is really Pulsar Stargrave, he probably travels to the future after this story and comes back before his next appearance, in issue #544.  But, since Brainiac would have returned to imprisonment in such a case, this hypothesis cannot be proved.
Synopsis: As Superman fights desperately to destroy the doomsday device, he learns that Brainiac has been reprogrammed to be more evil than ever.

Phantom Zone No. 1
January 1982
Cover:  Superman; Jax-Ur, Gen. Zod, Prof. Vakox, Kru-El; Quex-Ul being sent to Phantom Zone by Kryptonian executioner (three vignettes) //Gene Colan
Story:  "The Haunting of Charlie Kweskill"  (27 pages)
Editor:  Dick Giordano
Writer:  Steve Gerber
Penciller:  Gene Colan
Inker:  Tony DeZuniga
Letterer:  Milt Snapinn
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #530)
GS: Mon-El (last appearance in DC SPECIAL SERIES #26)
Supporting Characters: Quex-Ul (last seen in SUPERMAN #157; identity as "Charlie Kweskill" revealed in this story) Jor-El, Lara, Kryptonians (all in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (last appearance for all in ACTION COMICS #529), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #369; next appears in ACTION COMICS #532)
Intro: Joe Garrity and other Daily Planet production crewmen (only appearance for all)
Cameo:  Erndine Ze-Da, Ar-Ual, Cha-Mel, Vorb-Un, Ak-Var, Roz-Em, Shyla Kor-Onn, Gaz-Or, Ras-Krom, Tor-An, Orn-Zu, Tra-Gob, Bal-Gra, Vor-Kil, Vax-Nor, Kur-Dul (no appearance; names only mentioned)
Villains:  Gra-Mo, Dr. Xadu (both in flashback), Prof. Vakox (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #473), Faora Hu-Ul (last appearance in SUPERMAN #363; origin revealed in flashback, her first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #9), General Zod (last appearance in SUPERMAN #363), Az-Rel, Nadira (first appearance for both), Jax-Ur, Kru-El (last appearance for both in DC SPECIAL SERIES #26), Jer-Em (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #309), Nam-Ek (last appearance in SUPERMAN #315)
Comment:  This issue does not specifically contain Supergirl, but it is the first part of a four-part series that does contain her.
 This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  The Phantom Zone prisoners focus their telepathic talents on Quex-Ul, now known as Charlie Kweskill, a Daily Planet pasteup man.  Kweskill is an amnesiac former Phantom Zone inmate with his Kryptonian powers removed by Gold Kryptonite.  The Zone villains hypnotize Kweskill into breaking into hi-tech labs in his sleep, stealing valuable components, and using them to assemble a Phantom Zone projector.  Superman finds out about the plot just in time to break into Charlie's apartment as Kweskill activates the projector.  It frees the Phantom Zone villains and sends Superman and Charlie Kweskill into the Zone.

Phantom Zone No. 2
February 1982
Cover:  Superman and Quex-Ul in the Phantom Zone; Jax-Ur, General Zod, and Kru-El over unconscious Supergirl  //Gene Colan / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story:  "Earth Under Siege"  (27 pages)
Editor:  Dick Giordano
Writer:  Steve Gerber
Penciller:  Gene Colan
Inker:  Tony DeZuniga
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Superman
GS:  Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #513), Green Lantern (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #528; next appears in issue #4), Wonder Woman (last appearance in SUPERMAN IN “THE COMPUTER MASTERS OF METROPOLIS #1), Zatanna (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #277), Elongated Man (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #200; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #291), Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #201; next appears in THE FLASH #309; all appear, with Superman, as the Justice League of America; last team appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #201), Supergirl (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #216), Mon-El
Supporting Characters: Quex-Ul (as Charlie Kweskill), Col. Steve Trevor (between WONDER WOMAN #290 / 294), Jimmy Olsen, Perry White
Cameo:  Firestorm, Red Tornado, Black Canary, Aquaman (no appearance; mentioned as being in the Justice League satellite)
Villains:  General Zod, Jax-Ur, Prof. Vakox, Faora Hu-Ul, Kru-El, Jer-Em, Nam-Ek, Az-Rel, Nadira
Comment:  This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis:  Superman and Quex-Ul, as "Charlie Kweskill", watch helplessly from the Phantom Zone as General Zod, Jax-Ur, and their Kryptonian cronies attack the Earth.  They throw the
Justice League satellite out of orbit, with many of the Leaguers aboard.  They smash communications satellites, which causes an exchange of atomic missiles, stopped only by Supergirl and Wonder Woman.  Green Lantern's power battery is stolen, and he is rendered unconscious by the Zoners when he pursues them, with his power ring charge running out shortly afterward.  Supergirl tells Batman what has occurred, and then goes to the Fortress of Solitude, where the Zoners have already smashed open the door and destroyed the Phantom Zone projector and viewer.  Supergirl engages General Zod, Jax-Ur and Kru-El in battle and is defeated. Nam-Ek, who had been badly burned and convulsed by Az-Rel and Nadira, uses his Rondor horn to heal himself.  Then he has a brief battle with Wonder Woman, who puts him under control with her magic lasso and compels him to tell her what has occurred.  Finally, Mon-El, still in the Zone, tells Superman and Charlie Kweskill that, unknown to Jor-El, there are other levels in the Phantom Zone, though only one has been penetrated so far by some Zoners.  Superman and Charlie head into the next level, seeking an escape in time to save Earth.

Phantom Zone No. 3
March 1982
Cover: Superman unmasking a priestess as an exploding "Mother Krypton" as a red sun-woman looks on and laughs  (three vignettes)  //Gene Colan / Dick Giordano
Story:  "The Terror Beyond Twilight"  (27 pages)
Editor:  Dick Giordano
Writer:  Steve Gerber
Penciller:  Gene Colan
Inker:  Tony DeZuniga
Letterer:  Milt Snapinn
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Superman
GS: Supergirl, Batman
Supporting Characters:  Quex-Ul (as "Charlie Kweskill"), Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen
Intro:  The Priestesses of the Crimson Sun, Thul-Kar (a Kryptonian wizard)
Villains:  General Zod, Jax-Ur, Kru-El, Jer-Em, Aethyr (first appearance)
Synopsis:  General Zod and his allies toss Supergirl into the disintegration pit and leave, but Supergirl barely saves herself by reviving in time and digging her fingers into the side of the pit's wall.  She drags herself out of the pit and collapses.  Meanwhile, Superman and Charlie Kweskill penetrate various lower (or higher) levels of the Phantom Zone, encountering an alternating yellow-and-red sun which Superman had once seen while racing with The Flash, battling monsters, and encountering weird "Priestesses of the Crimson Sun."  Finally, they meet Thul-Kar, a Kryptonian wizard.  Thul-Kar tells them he believed Jor-El's prophecy of Krypton's doom and entered the Phantom Zone by magic.  While there, he discovered the truth:  that the Zone and all its levels are manifested as the interface between the Earth-One dimension and that of a sentient universe called Aethyr.  Only by entering Aethyr's realm can they escape back to Earth, and that
is dangerous indeed.  Charlie and Superman bid farewell to Thul-Kar and enter the portal between the last Zone level and Aethyr, who strikes back with an energy-burst that knocks out the two
invaders.  And on Earth, while Supergirl recovers, Zod and his three chosen allies are building a giant Phantom Zone projector, powered by Green Lantern's power battery, to project the Earth
itself into the Phantom Zone.

Phantom Zone No. 4
April 1982
Cover:  Aethyr, Superman in Quex-Ul's costume, and Charlie Kweskill in Superman's uniform  //Gene Colan / Dick Giordano
Story:  "The Phantom Planet"  (27 pages)
Editor:  Dick Giordano
Writer:  Steve Gerber
Penciller:  Gene Colan
Inker:  Tony DeZuniga
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #217)
GS: Supergirl (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #217), Batman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #277), Wonder Woman, Green Lantern (last appearance for both in issue #2; both next appear in WONDER WOMAN #291)
Supporting Characters: Quex-Ul (as Charlie Kweskill; dies in this story), Perry White (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #217)
Intro:  Wendy Y. Bother and the Nouns (an Earth-One version of  Wendy O. Williams and the Plasmatics), Gee-Gordon Lidd and other punks, Gerard Amateau (all die in this story)
Villains:  Az-Rel, Nadira, Jer-Em (all die in this story), General Zod, Jax-Ur, Prof. Vakox,  Faora Hu-Ul (face burned in this story; all four next appear in ACTION COMICS #548), Kru-El (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #73), Nam-Ek, Aethyr (last appearance)
Comment:  This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis:  Superman and Charlie Kweskill are transmuted to liquid in Aethyr's universe, then restored with Charlie in Superman's costume and with his old Kryptonian powers, and Superman in Quex-Ul's Kryptonian outfit.  To save Superman, Quex-Ul flies into Aethyr's face and is killed, Superman's costume drifting back empty.  Superman puts on his uniform again and, filled with rage, flies through Aethyr, who is unable to raise despair in his spirit and thus cannot harm him.  Superman finally breaks through the last barrier and returns to Earth.
 The Phantom Zone villains have constructed the giant Zone cannon and are using it on the Earth, but Superman and Supergirl arrive in time to smash the projector, knock out the villains,
and restore Green Lantern's power battery to him.  Az-Rel, irked by Faora Hu-Ul, badly burns her face and hair just before Supergirl lands and kayoes her.  Jer-Em, committing suicide with a chunk of Kryptonite, takes Nadira "home to Rao" with him by exposing her as well.  In her dying moments, she uses her convulsion-power on Az-Rel, whose pyrotic power causes him to burn himself to ashes and die.  Finally, Green Lantern creates a Phantom Zone projector which Superman uses to send the remaining villains back to the Zone.  He then flies off to rescue the
Justice League satellite, not telling his friends what happened in the Phantom Zone.

Superman Family No. 217
April 1982
Story: “Arrest Me--I’m a Murderer” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in PHANTOM ZONE #3; next appears in SUPERMAN #370)
Supporting Character: Inspector Henderson (last appearance in SUPERMAN #368), Perry White (last appearance in PHANTOM ZONE #4; next appears in SUPERMAN #370)
Intro: Martin Parks (only appearance)
Villains: Sticks Harris (first appearance; as a corpse; dies before this story begins), Jake Davis (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Jimmy’s lunch with Inspector Henderson is interrupted by Martin Parks, a writer who confesses to the murder of a crook whom he has not killed.

Story: “Sing a Song of Murder” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Tamsyn O’Flynn
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in PHANTOM ZONE #3; next appears in SUPERMAN #370)
GA: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in PHANTOM ZONE #4; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #277)
Supporting Character: Steve Lombard (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #529; next appears in SUPERMAN #371)
Intro: Cassie Jo Owens, Dulcina Rae (only appearance for both)
Villain: Earl “Macey” Mason (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Batman, Hawkman, and Hawkwoman to fight Hyanthis in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #277-278, and teams with Firestorm to battle Kriss-Kross in DC COMICS PRESENTS #45.
Synopsis: A country singer performs a song stolen from one of Lois’s old college roommates, now a struggling songwriter, and Lois sets out to find the guilty party.

Superman No. 370
April 1982
Cover: Superman vs. Chemo //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Better Vengeance Through Chemo-stry” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Len Wein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #45)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #217; both next appear in ACTION COMICS #531), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #217; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #292)
Intro: Joe Quinn, Mr. Henway (only appearance for both), Sh’strians
Cameo appearances: Brainiac, Supergirl, Zor-El, Allura (in flashback)
Villain: Chemo (last appearance in issue #342; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9)
Comments: This story continues in the next issue.
 The Sh’strians are named after Joe Shuster, the original Superman artist.
Synopsis: Chemo returns to Earth and merges with a laid-off factory worker who uses the chemical giant’s body to attack his old employer’s factory.

Superman No. 371
May 1982
Cover: Superman and Phil with new Kandor bottle //Ross Andru / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “Kandor Lives Again” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Len Wein
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman
Supporting Character: Steve Lombard (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #217)
Intro: S’aje, Phil, Grace Smith (only appearance for all)
Other Characters: Sh’strians
Cameo appearance: Brainiac
Villain: The Purple Pile-Driver (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #464; last appearance)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: A new race of tiny, other-dimensional aliens takes up residence in Superman’s Fortress in a duplicate of the Kandor bottle.  But, when Superman enlarges two of them to live and work among humans, they are mutated into monsters by Earth bacteria.

Story: “Mind Over Money” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: John Calnan
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Adam Kubert
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in WONDER WOMAN #291)
Supporting Character: Steve Lombard, Frank Jackson (between issues #369 / 389)
Intro: Andy (only appearance)
Villain: A thief  (first and only appearance)
Comments: Even though this is a Clark Kent story, Superman appears therein.
 Shortly after this story, Superman helps the Justice League and a group of super-heroines fight the Adjuciator in WONDER WOMAN #291 and deal with a mutated Batman in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #202.
Synopsis: An exposure to the rays of a purple sun gives Superman temporary mind-over-matter powers.

Action Comics No. 531
May 1982
Cover: Jeremiah Odets (as a ghost), Lois Lane, Frankenstein Monster, and Superman; Atom vignette //Ross Andru / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “The Devil and the Daily Planet” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Frank McLaughlin
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #202; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #218)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #292; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #218), Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #370; both next appear in SUPERMAN FAMILY #218), Morgan Edge (last appearance in issue #528; next appears in SUPERMAN #373), Tracy, Williams (first appearance for both)
Intro: Jeremiah Odets (a ghost), Earl Krantz (only appearance for both)
Cameo: Frankenstein Monster
Villain: Mort Waxman (only appearance)
Synopsis: The Daily Planet is in danger of being turned into a tabloid by a publisher who wishes to take it over, but a ghost of a printer’s devil will not allow it.

Superman Family No. 218
May 1982
Story: “The Ones That Almost Got Away” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (between ACTION COMICS #531 / 532; also appears in flashback; origin details revealed in this story; see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology)
GA: Superman (in flashback; see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (in flashback; see Superman’s Interim Appearances for chronology), Jennifer Owens
Intro: Nate Spiegleman (only appearance)
Villains: Turk Moraine, Big Mike Arnstein, Pete (all in flashback), Morrie and his confederate (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story contradicts in part the story in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #36 (3), which states that Jimmy Olsen got his secret signal-watch from Superman and his job at the Daily Planet as a result of having been baby Kal-El’s sitter on Krypton during a time-trip.  It is probable that the story of Jimmy’s encounter with Moraine and Arnstein happened shortly after he was hired by the Planet.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen finds that he has no memory of his past 24 hours, and that his secret signal-watch is in the window of a pawn shop.

Story: “Strangers In the Snow” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Tamsyn O’Flynn
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #531)
GS: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #531; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #46)
Supporting Character: Perry White (between ACTION COMICS #531 / 532; also appears in flashback)
Villains: Guy Devon, Bruno Farham (first appearance for both; both die in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with the Global Guardians to fight Thaumar Dai and other villains in DC COMICS PRESENTS #46.
Synopsis: Covering Winter Olympic trials, Lois Lane runs into a crossfire of two mobsters on the ski slopes.

Superman No. 372
June 1982
Cover: Phantom Superman attempting to save Kristy and Matthew Strat from tidal wave //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Superman’s History-Changing Mission” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #46; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #219)
Supporting Character: Cory Renwald (between issues #369 / 389)
Intro: Kristy Strat, Matthew Strat (only appearance for both) and their android doubles (destroyed in this story)
Villain: Mason Strath (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman is forced to try to change history to save the children of scientist Mason Strath from a tidal wave, or see the Earth destroyed by anti-matter.

Superman Family No. 219
June 1982
Story: “Jimmy Olsen of the Eagle” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Janice Chiang
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #533)
Cameo appearances: Inspector Henderson, Jennifer Owens, Phil, Superman (characters in Jimmy’s dream)
Villain: Brain Storm (last appearance in SUPERMAN #294)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Brain Storm causes Jimmy to dream that his latest assignment is the discovery of Superman’s secret identity, which he believes to be his real assignment when he awakes.

Story: “We Lois Lanes Have Got To Stick Together” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Tamsyn O’Flynn
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appearance in ACTION COMICS #532)
GS: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in SUPERMAN #372; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #47)
Supporting Characters: Mark Spencer (last appearance in issue #216)
Intro: Lois Lane II (not related to the feature character), Pierre (only appearance)
Villain: Bernie Feld (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams up with He-Man to battle Skeletor in DC COMICS PRESENTS #47 and then appears with Supergirl in SUPERMAN #373 (2).
Synopsis: Lois Lane meets another Lois Lane, a blonde fan of hers who runs into trouble when a thief attacks her boss.

Action Comics No. 532
June 1982
Cover: Superman vs. H.I.V.E. assassins and Lois Lane; Atom vignette //Ross Andru / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “H.I.V.E. and Go Seek” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #373 (2))
GA: Robin, Changeling, Cyborg, Kid Flash (last appearance for all in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #20; all next appear in TALES OF THE NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #1), Starfire, Wonder Girl (last appearance for both in WONDER WOMAN #293; both next appear in TALES OF THE NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #1; all appear as the New Teen Titans)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #219), Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN FAMILY #218), Lana Lang (last appearance in PHANTOM ZONE #1; next appears in SUPERMAN #373), Josh Coyle (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #47; next appears in SUPERMAN #374)
Intro: Connors (only appearance)
Villains: The H.I.V.E. (last appearance in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #20; name changed to Hierarchy of International Vengeance and Eliminations in this story), Alice Smith (a member of the H.I.V.E.; first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: When the H.I.V.E. strike in Metropolis again, Lois Lane masquerades as one of their female members whom she has captured, and finds herself part of a squad assigned to kill Superman with Kryptonite ray-guns.

Action Comics No. 533
July 1982
Cover: Superman and Jimmy Olsen vs. The H.I.V.E.; Atom and Air Wave vignette
Story: “Trackdown” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #220)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (both next appear in SUPERMAN FAMILY #220), Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #219)
Villains: The H.I.V.E. (Number 3 named in this story; next appear in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #28), Alice Smith (last appearance)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Superman tries to stop the H.I.V.E. from threatening the world with a cloud of nuclear waste, while the criminal cabal targets Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane for murder.

Superman Family No. 220
July 1982
Story: “Old Friends, New Betrayals” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
GA: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #205)
Supporting Characters: Phil, Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #533), Lois Lane, Jennifer Owens (next appears in SUPERMAN #378), Inspector Henderson
Villain: Brain Storm
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen begins to realize he is under someone else’s influence when he notices the Metropolis Eagle does not contain the story he wrote for them in his dream.  But he is compelled to uncover Superman’s identity, and accuses Clark Kent of being the Man of Steel, as Brain Storm observes the incident from afar.

Story: “Dead Men Do Tell Tales” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Tamsyn O’Flynn
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #533; next appears in Jimmy Olsen story in this issue)
GS: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #533; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #279)
Supporting Character: Inspector Henderson (next appears in Jimmy Olsen story in this issue)
Intro: Lucky Frank Monroe (only appearance)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Batman to battle the Army of Crime in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #279-281, teams with Aquaman to fight an alien octopus in DC COMICS PRESENTS #48, and helps the Justice League fight the new Royal Flush Gang and Hector Hammond in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #203-205.
Synopsis: A reformed criminal tips Lois off to a job his old gang is pulling, and the gang marks him for death.

Superman Family No. 221
August 1982
Story: “Clark Kent Is Superman” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Adam Kubert
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #49)
GS: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #282)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White
Villain: Brain Storm (next appears on CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5)
Comments: This story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman to meet the Eldiranians in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #282, teams with the Captain Marvels of Earth-One and Earth-S to fight Black Adam in DC COMICS PRESENTS #49, teams with Superman of Earth-Two and Lex Luthor of Earth-Three to fight the Luthors of Earth-One and Earth-Two in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #1, and helps the Justice League deal with Killer Frost in FURY OF FIRESTORM #4.
Synopsis: Brain Storm uses his helmet to transfer part of Superman’s powers into Jimmy Olsen’s body as a test.

Story: “Fear For Sale” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Tamsyn O’Flynn
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #1)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #1), Inspector Henderson, Mark Spencer
Other Characters: Jamie Gillis (last appearance in issue #199; next appears in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #2)
Cameo appearance: Superman (in flashback)
Villains: A custodian, Manny and his assistant (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Lois Lane and an old acquaintance stumble onto a plot which involves flashbacks experienced by students at a school who drank drug-laced water.

Superman No. 373
July 1982
Cover: Superman, Vartox, and glowing Lana Lang; Clark Kent vignette //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Lana Lang’s Farewell To Earth” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in FURY OF FIRESTORM #4)
GS: Vartox (last appearance in issue #357)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #532), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #1; next appears in issue #375), Morgan Edge (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #531; next appears in issue #375)
Villain: Syreena (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in next issue)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Vartox returns to Earth to take Lana Lang as a bride after he gives her an aura that will allow her to breathe the atmosphere of his homeworld.  But unknown to them, and to Superman, they are pawns in a revenge plot of Vartox’s first lover.

Story:  "An Eye (and Ear) on the World"  (8 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Bob Rozakis
Artist:  John Calnan
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Tom Ziuko
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #47; next appears in ACTION COMICS #532)
GS:  Supergirl (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #218 / 219)
Supporting Characters:  Alan Ward, Marilyn Silver (both between SUPERMAN FAMILY #218 / 219), Herb Silver (between SUPERMAN FAMILY #216 / 219)
Intro:  An actor playing "Dr. Randolph Bridges" (only appearance)
Comment: This is a Private Life of Clark Kent story, but he appears as Superman therein.
Synopsis:  Clark Kent is talked by Linda Danvers into doing a cameo on Secret Hearts as himself.  When Clark hears an ambulance nearby being stuck in gridlock, he tries and apparently fails to
get Linda to change into Supergirl and free it.  Instead, he becomes Superman and does it himself.  Later, he demands to know why Supergirl didn't handle the crisis.  She tells him that she was asking him via super-ventriloquism to handle it for her.  Embarassed that he was not listening to her at the time, Clark apologizes.

Superman No. 374
August 1982
Cover: Superman, Vartox, and Syreena on Daily Planet globe //Gil Kane / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “Love Is Deadlier the Second Time Around” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Tony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman
GS: Vartox
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Lola Barnett (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #206; next appears in issue #399), Lois Lane (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #1), Josh Coyle (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #532)
Villain: Syreena (also appears in flashback, her first chronological appearance, preceding her appearance in last issue)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Vartox and Lana Lang continue their plans to be wed, but Syreena manipulates Vartox into thinking Superman is going to steal Lana away from him, and induces him to search out Superman for a fight.

Superman No. 375
September 1982
Cover: Superman, Vartox, and petrified Lana Lang; Kal-El’s rocket escaping explosion of Krypton (two vignettes) //Gil Kane / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Stoning of Lana Lang” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #206)
GS: Vartox (next appears in issue #389)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #50), Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #222),  Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in issue #373; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILY #222), Perry White (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #1; next appears in SUPERMAN FAMILLY #222), Morgan Edge (between issues #373 / 377), Prof. Lewis Lang (last appearance in issue #363; next appears in ACTION COMICS #550), Sarah Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #99; next appears in ACTION COMICS #565), Steve Lombard (next appears in issue #377), Josh Coyle (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #52)
Villain: Syreena (dies in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman attends a meeting of the Justice League in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #206, then stays with them to meet Air Wave in ACTION COMICS #535.
Synopsis: Vartox fights Superman, mistakenly thinking he is trying to steal Lana Lang from him, as Syreena turns Lana into stone.

Superman Family No. 222
September 1982
Story: “The Racket” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Jose Delbo
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Adam Kubert
Inker: Jerry Serpe
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #375; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #50)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #375), Inspector Henderson
Intro: Mr. Lee (only appearance)
Villain: Miss McBain (first and only appearance)
Comment: This is the last Jimmy Olsen story.
Synopsis: When Inspector Henderson is framed for extortion, Jimmy goes undercover to catch the real culprit.

Story: “Who Murdered Me?”  (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Tamsyn O’Flynn
Artist: Bob Oskner
Letterer: Annette Kawecki
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #175; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #50)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #50), Mark Spencer (next appears in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #2 (2)), Inspector Henderson (next appears in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #3)
Villains: Agent Rose (first appearance; dies in this story), two spies, a murderer (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A lookalike for Lois Lane is murdered, and the real Lois tries to find out who did it.

DC Comics Presents No. 50
October 1982
Cover: Superman and Clark Kent vs. The Atomic Skull //Rich Buckler / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “When You Wish Upon a Planetoid” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Annette Kawecki
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #535 (Air Wave story); next appears in SUPERMAN #376; split into Superman and Clark Kent, and then remerged into one being, in this story)
GA: Batman (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #191; next appears in BATMAN ANNUAL #8)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #222; next appears in SUPERMAN #377), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #222; next appears in issue #52), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #222; next appears in SUPERMAN #376), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #275; next appears in ACTION COMICS #538)
Other Characters: The Controllers (first chronological appearance; next appear in ADVENTURE COMICS #357), the Miracle Machine (first chronological appearance; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #367)
Intro: Dr. Vale (only appearance)
Villain: Atomic Skull (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #270; last appearance)
Comment: This issue is billed as a team-up of Superman and Clark Kent.
Synopsis: The Miracle Machine secretly grants Superman’s subconscious wish to be split into two beings, Clark Kent and Superman, at a time in which the Atomic Skull is at large and attacking S.T.A.R. Labs.

Superman No. 376
October 1982
Cover: Superman and flying Perry White vs. Ozone-Master; Supergirl vignette //Rich Buckler / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “The Ozone-Master Comes Calling” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #50; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #192)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #50; next appears in ACTION COMICS #534), Alice White (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #252; next appears in issue #394), Mr. and Mrs. Perry White, Jr., Mr. and Mrs.Hank White, Mr. and Mrs. Will White (last appearance for all in ACTION COMICS #461; last appearance for all),  Perry White III, Matthew White, Jeremy White, Gretchen White, and Perry White’s other two grandchildren (all between ACTION COMICS #461 / 568)
Intro: Dr. Hopper (only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman appears during Batman and Superboy’s battle with I. Q. in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #192, then teams with the Atom to fight aliens and with He-Man to fight Skeletor in DC COMICS PRESENTS #51.
Villain: The Ozone-Master (Lt. Lightside) and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Perry White is struck down by a super-villain, but smokes a cigar given to him by mutant children, gains super-powers, and joins Superman in bringing their foe to justice.

Superman No. 377
November 1982
Cover: Superman vs. two Terra-Men //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Terra Times Two” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (between DC COMICS PRESENTS #51 / 52)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (between DC COMICS PRESENTS #50 / 52), Steve Lombard (last appearance in issue #375; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #53), Morgan Edge (between issues #375 / 379)
Intro: An alternate Earth (only appearance)
Villain: Terra-Man (between ACTION COMICS #511 / 557), Terra-Man II (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman and the New Doom Patrol team up against the Ambush Bug in DC COMICS PRESENTS #52.
Synopsis: After losing a battle to Superman, Terra-Man warps through into an alternate Earth where he meets a double of himself with magical powers, and enlists him in his fight against the Man of Steel.

Superman No. 378
December 1982
Cover: Superman vs. Colonel Future //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Man Who Saved the Future” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #52; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #207)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #52; next appears in ACTION COMICS #534), Jennifer Owens (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #220; last appearance)
Intro: Jack O’Neil, Larry, Lee Brackett (only appearance for all), Colonel Future (of Earth-One; Edmond Hamilton; first appearance; next appears in issue #399)
Comments: Shortly after this story, Superman helps the Justice League, the Justice Society, and the All-Star Squadron fight Per Degaton and the Crime Syndicate of America in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #207-209 and ALL-STAR SQUADRON #14-15, then encounters Brainiac in ACTION COMICS #544 (2), pg. 1, panel 1-pg. 8, panel 3.
 Not only is Colonel Future named after Superman writer and Captain Future creator Edmond Hamilton, but Lee Brackett is named after science fiction writer Leigh Brackett.
Synopsis: Scientist Edmond Hamilton accidentally gains prophetic power that warns him of a doom the Earth faces in the near future.  He adopts the secret identity of Colonel Future and begins stealing devices to help him build a defense against it, but runs afoul of Superman.

Action Comics No. 534
August 1982
Cover: Lord Satanis and Syrene splitting Superman into two beings; Air Wave and flying saucer vignette //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Two For the Death of One” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in issue #544 (2), pg. 5, panel 5)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #52), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #378), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #376; next appears in issue #537)
Villains: The Mole and his gang (first appearance for all), Lord Satanis, Syrene (last appearance for both in issue #527), Satan (in flashback)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Superman is snatched into the medaeval past by Lord Satanis, who has been allowed to return to Earth in that time by making a bargain with the Devil.  Both Satanis and Syrene try to use Superman’s body as a filter through which they may gain the powers of the Runestone, but instead they pull him apart into two separate Supermen.

Action Comics No. 535
September 1982
Cover: Superman and Omega Men vs. The Mole and his gang //Gil Kane / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “Enter--the Omega Men” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (divided into two Supermen; the present-day Superman will be denoted as Superman A, and the Superman trapped in the past will be called Superman B)
GS: Omega Men (Primus, Harpis, Broot, Nimbus, Kalista; last appearance in GREEN LANTERN #144)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in issue #538), Lois Lane
Intro: Harriet, Gary (only appearance for both)
Cameo appearances: Green Lantern, Lord Satanis, Syrene (in flashback)
Villains: The Mole and his gang (including Number Seven), Lord Satanis, Syrene (in flashback)
Synopsis: Superman’s powers have been halved along with his division.  One Superman remains in the past with Lord Satanis and Syrene.  The other, sent back to the present, encounters the Omega Men, battles the Mole, is gravely wounded, and requires surgery, after which the Mole kidnaps him.

Action Comics No. 536
October 1982
Cover: Superman chained to pole by Mole before Gordanian slavers; Primus, Kallista, Nimbus and Broot vignettes //Rich Buckler / Frank Giacoia (signed)
Story: “Battle Beneath the Earth” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: Marv Wolfman
Scripter: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Sal Trapani
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman A (next appears in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #23; still divided into two beings)
GS: Omega Men (Primus, Kallista, Nimbus, Broot, Harpis; next appear in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #24), Cave Carson (chronologically between issues #552 (flashback) / 545)
GA: New Teen Titans (Raven, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, Changeling, Robin, Cyborg; all between pgs. 24 / 25 of NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #23)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane
Cameo appearances: Lord Satanis, Syrene (in flashback)
Villains: The Mole and his gang (Number Three named in this story), the Hunter and other super-villains (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in NEW TEEN TITANS #23.
Synopsis: The Omega Men, Lois Lane, and Cave Carson go in search of Superman, who lies bound to a post by the Mole before a large group of super-villains, one of whom will get the opportunity to kill him.

Action Comics No. 537
November 1982
Cover: Syrene vs. Superman B; Jackhammer vs. Superman A
Story: “Half a Superman” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
“Consultant”: Marv Wolfman
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: John Calnan
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorit: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman A (last appearance in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #24), Superman B (between issues #535 / 539)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance in issue #534)
Intro: Mr. Bliss (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: The Mole
Villains: Lord Satanis, Syrene (both between issues #535 / 539), Jackhammer (Hammersmith; first appearance)
Comment: This story continues from NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #24 and continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Superman finds he is unable to go back in time and rescue his trapped past-half.  Meanwhile, the Mole reveals to the world that Superman has only half of his powers, and a new villain, the Jackhammer, challenges the Man of Steel and defeats him.

Action Comics No. 538
December 1982
Cover: Superman and Jimmy Olsen vs. Jackhammer //Rich Buckler / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Measure of a Superman” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
“Consultant”: Marv Wolfman
Writer: Mike W. Barr
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: John Calnan
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman A (also appears, in flashback, as Superboy)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent (in flashback), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in issue #535), Lois Lane, Perry White, Lana Lang (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #50)
Villains: Jackhammer (last appearance), assorted crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: As Jackhammer runs rampant over Metropolis, Superman struggles to get the confidence to tackle him in his weakened state.

Action Comics No. 539
January 1983
Cover: Superman struggling to break his chains //Keith Giffen / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Past Imperfect” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman A (dies in this story), Superman B (last appearance in issue #537; dies and body is inhabited by Lord Satanis in this story)
GS: The Atom (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #51; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #300), the Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #209; next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #197.
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Lana Lang
Villains: Lord Satanis, Syrene (last appearance in issue #537)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Superman A is unable to go to the past either through the Time Pool or on the Flash’s time-treadmill.  Syrene draws the energy of the Runestone through Superman B’s body and kills both Supermen in the process.  Lord Satanis inhabits Superman B’s body and continues the fight against Syrene, while, in the present, the autopsy on Clark Kent’s body has just begun.

Action Comics No. 540
February 1983
Cover: Lord Satanis, Superman, and Syrene //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “World Enough and Time” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: Andy Kubert
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Characters: Superman A (restored to life in this story), Superman B (inhabited by Lord Satanis)
GS: Rip Hunter, Bonnie Baxter (last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #552; both next appear in issue #545) Corky Baxter, (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #37 (2); last chronological appearance behind the scenes in flashback in issue #552; next appears in issue #545), Jeff Smith (last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #552; next appears in issue #552)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #53)
Villains: Lord Satanis, Syrene (last appearance; does not die, as is revealed in next issue)
Comments: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Clark Kent comes back to life on the autopsy table as a result of his past-half being reanimated by Lord Satanis.  Superman A goes to Rip Hunter and finally succeeds in using Hunter’s time-sphere to return to the era in which Satanis and Syrene are battling, at the point in which Satanis has apparently destroyed Syrene.

Action Comics No. 541
March 1983
Cover: Superman A and Superman B vs. Lord Satanis’s hand //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Once Again--Superman” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Characters: Superman A, Superman B (both merged into one Superman in this story; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #53)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (all next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS #53)
Intro: Chris, Miss Haven (only appearance for both), Mr. Moore
Villain: Lord Satanis (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #10)
Comments: This story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story, Superman battles Mr. Mxyzptlk in the House of Mystery in DC COMICS PRESENTS #53, then teams with Supergirl to avert a tornado in issue #376 (2).
Synopsis: Superman A battles Lord Satanis in Superman B’s body in a showdown fight.

Superman No. 379
January 1983
Cover: Superman, Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Batman, Bizarro-Yellow Lantern, Bizarro-Aquaman, Bizarro-Hawkman //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “The Bizarro-Buster Is Loose” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in issue #376 (2); next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #54)
GS: Bizarro No. 1 (last appearance am in issue #333; next appearance am in DC COMICS PRESENTS #71), Bizarro-Batman (last appearance am in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #74; am last appearance), Bizarro-Flash (last appearance am in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #74; next appearance am in DC COMICS PRESENTS #71)
GA: Superman robots (destroyed in this story)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lana Lang (both between DC COMICS PRESENTS #53 / 54), Steve Lombard (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #53; next appears in issue #382), Morgan Edge (between issues #377 / 382), Bizarro-Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #80; am last appearance), Dwight Decker (first appearance)
Intro: Bizarro-Hawkman, Bizarro-Aquaman, Bizarro-Yellow Lantern (appear, with Bizarro No. 1, Bizarro-Batman, and Bizarro-Flash, as Bizarro Justice League; all next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS #71)
Villains: Alien life-forms (first and only appearance)
Comments: Dwight Decker in this story is named after comics critic and writer Dwight Decker.
 Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Green Arrow to counter a menace of Dr. Selinger’s in DC COMICS PRESENTS #54, joins the Justice League to attend the almost-wedding of Wonder Woman in WONDER WOMAN #300, and helps Air Wave fight the Parasite in DC COMICS PRESENTS #55.
Synopsis: A strange proto-being is causing Bizarros all over Htrae to explode, and Bizarro No. 1 comes to Earth to see if Superman can help do anything about it.

Superman Special No. 1
1983
Cover: Superman and Ultimate Man //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Behold!  The Ultimate Man!”  (43 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer, artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #55; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #283)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #53; both next appear in SUPERMAN #380), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #54; next appears in SUPERMAN #380)
Villains: The Ultimate Man, Bently Wayland, an energy-creature (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman and the Legion of Super-Heroes against Amalgamax in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #283-284, teams with the Justice League of America and Robin against Dr. Zodiac and Madame Zodiac in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #285-288, teams with Batman to deal with the Kryll in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #289, and then teams with Power Girl to fight Maaldor in DC COMICS PRESENTS #56.
Synopsis: A scientist distracts Superman with menaces of his creation in order to buy time to evolve himself into the ultimate being.

Superman No. 380
February 1983
Cover: Superman and Superboy meeting in time-stream //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “A Mind-Switch In Time” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #56; exchanges minds with Superboy in this story)
GS: Superboy (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #55; next appears in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #38; exchanges minds with Superman in this story)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (between NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #36 / 37), Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN SPECIAL #1), Lana Lang (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #54), Dwight Decker (last appearance), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN SPECIAL #1; next appears in issue #382)
Villains: Euphor (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #382), two crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story continues in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #38.
Synopsis: Superman and Superboy collide with each other in the time-stream and exchange minds.  When Superboy in Superman’s body goes to 1982, a new challenge awaits--a villain named Euphor who leaches away people’s unhappiness.

Superman No. 381
March 1983
Cover: Superman bursting through time barrier from Smallville to Metropolis //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Whose Super-Life Is It Anyway?”  (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (with Superboy’s mind)
Supporting Characters: Chief Parker (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #495; next appears in issue #413), Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Lana Lang, Josh Coyle (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #54)
Villains: Euphor, four villains (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues from NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #38 and continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Superman is attacked by five super-powered pawns of Euphor, one of whom is Lois Lane.

Superman No. 382
April 1983
Cover: Superman vs. Lois Lane //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Where Trouble Goes--Euphor Follows” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in flashback in issue #416)
GS: Superboy (next appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #39)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (next appears in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #2), Perry White (last appearance in issue #380; next appears in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #2), Jimmy Olsen (next appears in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #3), Morgan Edge (last appearance in issue #379; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2), Steve Lombard (last appearance in issue #379; next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #9), Josh Coyle (next appears in issue #384), Lana Lang (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2)
Intro: Mr. Hypno (in flashback; only appearance)
Villain: Euphor (last appearance; also appears in flashback, his first chronological appearance, preceding his appearance in issue #380)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story Superman battles Lex Luthor, as shown in flashback in issue #416.
Synopsis: Superman liberates Lois Lane from Euphor’s spell, and both figure out a way to get Superman’s and Superboy’s minds back in their own bodies as Euphor siphons power from the world’s populance.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 2
December 1982
Story: “The Bogie-Man Will Getcha” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Tamsyn O’Flynn
Artist: Bob Oskner
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #382)
GA: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #416; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #290)
Supporting Characters: Mark Spencer (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #222), Jamie Gillis (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #221), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #382)
Intro: Missy Conrad, Mrs. Conrad, Steve Conrad
Cameo appearances: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman (in Casablanca)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Lois Lane finds an unsigned story on her desk which predicts an event that takes place the following day.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 3
January 1983
Story: “Missy Is M ssing” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Tamsyn O’Flynn
Artist: Bob Oskner
Letterer: Adam Kubert
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Lois Lane
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #382), Mark Spencer, Jamie Gillis, Inspector Henderson (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #222)
Intro: Jack Riley (only appearance)
Other Characters: Missy Conrad, Steve Conrad
Villain: Two thugs (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: 14-year-old model Missy Conrad meets her long-lost father and is subsequently kidnapped.  Lois goes on her trail.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 4
February 1983
Story: “Missy Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Tamsyn O’Flynn
Artist: Bob Oskner
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Lois Lane
Supporting Characters: Jamie Gillis, Mark Spencer, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White
Other Characters: Missy Conrad, Mrs. Conrad (last appearance for both), Steve Conrad (next appears in issue #6)
Villains: The two thugs (last appearance)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Two crooks paralyze Missy’s mother from the waist down with a gunshot, but she is reunited with her long-lost husband and the crooks are captured.  Then Lois and Perry White discover that, somehow, Jimmy Olsen is responsible for the prophetic stories.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 5
March 1983
Story: “Brain Drain” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Tamsyn O’Flynn
Artist: Bob Oskner
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Lois Lane
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Jamie Gillis, Mark Spencer
Villains: Brainstorm’s gang (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Jimmy’s precognition is caused by a side-effect of Brainstorm’s influence on him, and he is captured by some of Brainstorm’s gang, who hope to force him to use it to their advantage.
But the power has already worn off, and Lois tries to rescue him.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 6
April 1983
Story: “Head Over Heels In Trouble” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Tamsyn O’Flynn
Artist: Bob Oskner
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Lois Lane
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2), Perry White, Jamie Gillis, Mark Spencer, Steve Conrad (last appearance in issue #4), Kristin Cutler (last appearance in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #130; dies in this story)
Intro: Cindy Gerard
Villains: Brainstorm’s gang (last appearance)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Lois and Jimmy defeat Brainstorm’s gang. Then Lois finds a baby on her doorstep, with a note saying she is the daughter of Lois’s old roomie Kristin Cutler--who is found dead the next day.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 7
May 1983
Story: “Reflection of Murder” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Tamsyn O’Flynn
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2)
GA: Darwin Jones (last appearance in STRANGE ADVENTURES #149; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Inspector Henderson, Mark Spencer, Jamie Gillis
Other Character: Cindy Gerard (last appearance)
Intro: Dolores (only appearance)
Villain: Rick Gerard (first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman to fight Stalagron in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #290-291, then meets the Atomic Knight in DC COMICS PRESENTS #57, then teams with Robin and the Elongated Man to fight the Intangibles in DC COMICS PRESENTS #58, then teams with Superwoman to fight King Kosmos in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2.
Synopsis: Lois, Mark, and Jamie go searching for Kristin Cutler’s killer
 

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 8
June 1983
Story: “There’s No Fool” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Tamsyn O’Flynn
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2)
GS: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #292)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #293), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #293), Mark Spencer, Jamie Gillis
Intro: Craig Van Buren, two actors (only apperance for all)
Comment: This story takes place on April 1, 1983.
 Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #292, then teams with the Legion of Substitute Heroes to fight Ambush Bug in DC COMICS PRESENTS #59, then helps the Justice League of America fight the Devil Guards, Goltha, and Princess Kass’andre in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #213-216, then teams with Batman again to fight Null and Void in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #293, then teams with the Guardians of the Universe and several Green Lanterns to fight the Weapon-Master in DC COMICS PRESENTS #60, then helps the Justice League fight Garn Daanuth in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #217, then teams with Batman to fight Tonatiuh in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #294, then teams with Omac to fight Murdermek in DC COMICS PRESENTS #61 and teams with Batman to fight Lex Luthor in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #9.
Synopsis: Lois’s book, Around the Planet in 80 Months, is published, and she witnesses what appears to be a murder.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 9
July 1983
Story: “The Scream Queen” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Lois Lane
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #294; next appears in issue #12), Mark Spencer, Jamie Gillis
Intro: Jenny Lind Keaton
Cameo appearance: Superman
Villain: A terrorist (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: After Lois Lane spends a day with horror movie queen Jenny Lind Keaton, she is mistaken for Miss Keaton in disguise by a gunman who thinks she is really a witch and wants her to perform an act of black magic for him.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 10
August 1983
Story: “Spell Bound” (7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Lois Lane
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #293), Inspector Henderson
Other Character: Jenny Lind Keaton
Intro: The terrorist’s father (in flashback; dies in this story)
Villain: The terrorist (last appearance)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Unable to convince her captor that she is not a witch or Jenny Lind Keaton, Lois Lane pretends to cast a spell for him while leaving a clue for potential rescuers.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 11
September 1983
Story: “Memory Jog” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Lois Lane
Supporting Characters: Jamie Gillis, Mark Spencer, Perry White, Inspector Henderson (next appears in ACTION COMICS #542)
Intro: Two mugging victims, a peanut vendor (only appearance for all)
Villains: Petros Evangelou, Louie the Loupe (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Lois Lane investigates a mugging that turns out to be a jewel theft.

Daring New Adventures of Supergirl No. 12
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Oskner
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in ACTION COMICS #548)
Supporting Characters: Mark Spencer, Jamie Gillis (last appearance for both), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in issue #9; next appears in ACTION COMICS #548), Perry White (next appears in ACTION COMICS #548)
Intro: Motormouth (dies in this story)
Villain: The Blowgun Killer (first and only appearance)
Comment: This is the last Earth-One Lois Lane solo story.
Synopsis: An informant dies trying to pass on information to Lois, and she becomes the target of the Blowgun Killer.

Superman Annual No. 9
1983
Story: “I Flew With Superman” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: Cary Bates
Scripter: Elliot S! Maggin
Artist: Curt Swan
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in first story of this issue; next appears in ACTION COMICS #542)
Intro: Curt Swan of Earth-Prime
Villain: Two crooks (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Curt Swan of Earth-Prime, the artist for Superman’s adventures, accidentally crosses over into Earth-One and meets Superman himself.

Action Comics No. 548
October 1983
Cover: Superman smashing Jewel Kryptonite containing essences of General Zod, Faora Hu-Ul, Tyb-Ol, Murkk //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Escape From the Phantom Zone” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inkers: Vince Colletta, Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #9)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for all in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #12 (2)), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #9)
Cameo appearances: Kara Zor-El (Supergirl), Zor-El, Allura Zor-El (all in flashback)
Intro: Sonny Chilwa, the White Wildcats, Myrna
Villains: Jax-Ur, General Zod, Faora Hu-Ul, Prof. Vakox (last appearance for all in PHANTOM ZONE #4), Tyb-Ol, Murkk, a Phantom Zone villainess (first appearance for all), Vrangs (last appearance in SUPERMAN #176 / KRYPTON CHRONICLES #2), Mick, Amos, various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comments: This story is presented as an “Untold Tale” of Superman, and takes place before his and Lois’s temporary breakup in issue #542.
 Faora Hu-Ul’s face, burned in PHANTOM ZONE #4, is healed as of this story.
 This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: The Vrangs, who enslaved Kryptonians in the past, learn from the ruins of Argo City that two Kryptonians, now Superman and Supergirl, still survive.  They intend to strike at them on Earth, but the Phantom Zone criminals, whose hatred for the Vrangs supersedes their lust for vengeance on Superman, use a fragment of Jewel Kryptonite to enter the Earth-One universe and assume secret identities on Earth to wait for the Vrang attack.

Action Comics No. 549
November 1983
Cover: Superman, Vrangs, Faora Hu-Ul, and Tyb-Ol //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Superman Meets the Zod Squad” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in issue #542)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Lana Lang (all next appear in issue #542), Lois Lane (next appears in NEW TEEN TITANS (DRUG AWARENESS GIVEAWAY) #3)
Other Characters: Sonny Chilwa, the White Wildcats (last appearance for all)
Cameo appearance: Val-Lor (in flashback)
Villains: Jax-Ur, General Zod, Faora Hu-Ul (all next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS #73), Prof. Vakox (next appears in issue #582), Tyb-Ol, Murkk, the Vrangs (all die in this story), the Phantom Zone villainess (last appearance), Snake and another crook (first and only appearance for both)
Comments: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: The Phantom Zoners hatch a plan to destroy both the Vrang invaders and Superman himself.

Action Comics No. 542
April 1983
Cover: Eighteen Superman robots //Ed Hannigan / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Savage Awakening” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in issue #549; next appears in SUPERMAN #383)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in NEW TEEN TITANS (DRUG AWARENESS GIVEAWAY) #3; next appears in SUPERMAN #383), Perry White, Lana Lang, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for all in issue #549; all next appear in SUPERMAN #383), Inspector Henderson (last appearance in DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #11 (2))
Villains: Vandal Savage (last appearance in issue #516), his minions, alien invaders, various crooks and terrorists (first and only appearance for all), Lex Luthor (last appearance in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #9; next appears in issue #544), Vandal Savage’s Superman robots (first appearance for all; all destroyed in this story)
Comment: This story continues in SUPERMAN #383.
Synopsis: Vandal Savage plays mind games with Superman by creating Superman robots to perform beneficient deeds for Metropolis and then tricking the Man of Steel into destroying them.

Superman No. 383
May 1983
Cover: Clark Kent changing into Superman inside burning flying phone booth //Paris Cullins / Dick Giordano
Story: “Your World Or Your Life, Superman--One Must Die” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (between ACTION COMICS #542 / 543)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Perry White, Lana Lang (all between ACTION COMICS #542 / 543), Steve Lombard (last appearance in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #9), Morgan Edge (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2), Justin Moore, Harold (first appearance for both)
Intro: Kyle, Mace, Charlie (only appearance for all), Robrox (a robot; destroyed in this story)
Comment: This story continues between ACTION COMICS #542 / 543.
Synopsis: Robrox, an alien robot, must prevent Superman from unleashing his heat-vision lest he doom the Earth.

Action Comics No. 543
May 1983
Cover: Neutron and defeated Superman in ruins of Metropolis //Ross Andru / Mike DeCarlo (signed)
Story: “Within These Hands--Power” (22 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (between SUPERMAN #383 / 384)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Lana Lang, Perry White (all between SUPERMAN #383 / 384), Inspector Henderson (next appears in issue #557)
Intro: Roy, Abdul Saudi, Louis Havius, Rory Stasson (only appearance for all), Ali Kyamm, Prime Minister Ben-David (both next appear in SUPERMAN #384)
Villains: Neutron (last appearance in issue #526; last appearance), Vandal Savage (next appears in issue #552)
Comment: Story continues between  SUPERMAN #383 / 384.
Synopsis: Vandal Savage arranges for Neutron to be released from prison, and then manipulates Superman into fighting him when Neutron is not actually committing a crime.

Superman No. 384
June 1983
Cover: Superman reflected in buckle of Leo Morey’s belt //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Steve Lombard--Down, Out, and Dead”  (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (between ACTION COMICS #543 / 544)
Supporting Characters: Steve Lombard (next appears in issue #393; fired from WGBS in this story; also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, preceding flashback in ACTION COMICS #465), Josh Coyle (between issues #382 / 387), Harold (last appearance), Morgan Edge (next appears in issue #386), Lana Lang (between ACTION COMICS #543 / 544), Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for all in ACTION COMICS #543), Justin Moore, Madge (first appearance; as a voice; Perry White’s secretary)
Intro: Mickey, Gus, Mrs. Taylor (only appearance for all)
Other Characters: Ali Kyamm, Prime Minister Ben-David (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #543; last appearance for both)
Villain: Leo Morey (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story continues between ACTION COMICS #543 / 544 (1).
Synopsis: Just after Morgan Edge fires Steve Lombard, Superman finds that he has to protect him from an old roomie who has gained super-powers and wants to pay him back for years of torment.

Action Comics No. 544
June 1983
Cover: Lex Luthor in old and new uniforms, Superman, and new and old Brainiac //Gil Kane / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Luthor Unleashed” (28 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (between SUPERMAN #384 / 385)
Supporting Characters: Ardora, Lexorians (last appearance for all in issue #365; all die in this story), Lex Luthor, Jr. (first appearane; dies in this story)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in issue #542; next appears in SUPERMAN #385; gains a suit of battle-armor in this story), RX99 (a robot; first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comment: This issue contains a Luthor pin-up by George Perez, a Superman pin-up by Joe Shuster, a Brainiac pin-up by Ed Hannigan and Dick Giordano, and essays by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor escapes to Lexor and vows to stay there with his wife Ardora and his son, Lex, Jr., whom he sees for the first time.  But he baits Superman into following him there, and, while battling the Man of Steel, accidentally causes the destruction of Lexor and everyone on it, including his wife and son.  Luthor survives the explosion in a suit of Lexorian space-armor, but vows bitter revenge on Superman.

Story: “Rebirth” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (appears in pages 1-8 between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #209 / issue #534; appears on pg. 15, panel 4 after pg. 23, panel 5 of SUPERMAN #386)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang (between SUPERMAN #384 / 385)
Intro: Skora (dies in this story), people of Systus 2 (many of whom die in this story; only appearance)
Other Character: The Hand (possibly the hand of the Anti-Monitor from CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #10?)
Cameo appearances: Lois Lane, Kallista, Broot, Primus, Nimbus, Harpis, Lord Satanis
Villains: Brainiac (last appearance in issue #530; possible last appearance, in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #273, as Pulsar Stargrave; see Comment for issue #530), the Master Programmer (first appearance; Brainiac; see Comment)
Comments: Scripter Marv Wolfman has revealed that the Master Programmer is Brainiac himself, in the future.
 This story continues in the next issue.
 Lana Lang’s appearance in this story is probably mischronologized, as she is in the Middle East at the time, as shown in SUPERMAN #385.
Synopsis: Brainiac miscalculates the energy released when he uses a nova star as a power source, and is converted into his component molecules.  In this state, Brainiac is dispersed through the universe, then collected by a living computer-world, whose memory banks he absorbs.  Still in a disembodied state, he goes on a search for data throughout the cosmos, then reintegrates within a black hole.  The disembodied Brainiac is taken back through time to Creation, where he sees a great Hand which grasps him and returns him to his computer satellite.  There Brainiac recreates himself as a more intelligent, robotic, and unemotional being, learns of the Master Programmer, who he believes wishes to destroy him, and dedicates himself tofinding and destroying the Programmer and Superman.  He fashions a new starship in his image, and goes to Systus 2, whose people he attacks to successfully bait Superman into a power-removing trap.
 
Superman No. 385
July 1983
Cover: Superman vs. Lex Luthor on suspension bridge //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Luthor Rises Again” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #544 (1))
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (next appears in ACTION COMICS #545), Sam Lane, Ella Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #90), Perry White, Lana Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #544 (2)), Justin Moore, Madge (as a voice; last appearance)
Intro: Dr. Bower (only appearance)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in first story in ACTION COMICS #544), Renzil Dugan (first and only appearance), Louto Malono, Wanda Nordo (first appearance for both), Pluto Statler, Plato Statler (first appearance for both; both next appear in issue #401), Matlock and his gang (first appearance for all; all die in this story), various crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: This story continues from the first story in ACTION COMICS #544.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor returns to Earth and gathers a new team of operatives, then begins plaguing Superman with images of himself, inciting him to behavior which appears irrational to observers.

Superman No. 386
August 1983
Cover: Superman vs. Luthor grabbing Daily Planet globe //Gil Kane
Story: “Luthor Lashes Back” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #544 (2), pg. 15, panel 5)
Supporting Characters: Justin Moore (next appears in ACTION COMICS #545), Perry White (next appears in issue #388), Morgan Edge (last appearance in issue #384; next appears in ACTION COMICS #546), Sam Lane, Ella Lane, Lois Lane (latter three appear isochronally with pg. 14 of ACTION COMICS #546 on pg. 23 of this story)
Intro: Dr. Herbert Norris
Villains: Lex Luthor, Wanda Nordo (both next appear in issue #401), Louto Malono
Comments: This story continues from last issue.  The stories in ACTION COMICS #544 (2), pg. 11, panel 3 - #546, pg. 13, panel 5 take place between panels 5 / 6 of page 23. Page 23, panels 6-8 take place isochronally with pg. 14, panels 1-3 of ACTION COMICS #546, and the rest of the story in that issue (pg. 14, panel 4 - pg. 23, panel 6) continues from that point.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor combats Superman again with a device similar to the one which destroyed Lexor, but learns that Lois Lane no longer feels herself in love with Superman.
 
Action Comics No. 545
July 1983
Cover: Brainiac watching Superman entangled by his ship in viewscreen //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “With But a Single Step” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman
GS: Rip Hunter, Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter (last appearance for all in issue #540; all next appear in issue #552), Cave Carson (last appearance in issue #536; next appears in issue #552), Dane Dorrance (last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #552; next appears in issue #552; all appear as the Forgotten Heroes; first team appearance; next team appearance in issue #552)
Supporting Character: Justin Moore (between SUPERMAN #386 / 388), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #385)
Villains: Brainiac and his legions (first appearance for latter)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Brainiac captures Superman and analyzes him, trying to learn of the Master Programmer.

Action Comics No. 546
August 1983
Cover: Superman, Zatanna, Hawkman, Starfire, Firestorm, Red Tornado, Wonder Girl, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman, Changeling, Elongated Man, Green Arrow, Flash, Robin, Kid Flash, Black Canary //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Showdown” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN #387)
GS: Flash (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2; next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1), Firestorm, Red Tornado, Zatanna (last appearance for all in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #217; all next appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1), Hawkman, Wonder Woman (last appearance for both in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #217; both next appear in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1), Atom (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #216; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1), Green Arrow (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #216; next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1; all appear as the Justice League of America; last team appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #217; next team appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1), Kid Flash, Robin, Starfire, Wonder Girl, Terra (last appearance for all in NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL (first series) #2; all next appear in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #36), Changeling (last appearance in CAPTAIN CARROT AND HIS AMAZING ZOO CREW #20; next appears in NEW TEEN TITANS #36), Cyborg, Raven (between NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #35 / 36; all appear as the New Teen Titans)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN #387), Lana Lang (between SUPERMAN #385 / 387), Lois Lane (between SUPERMAN #385 / 388; appears isochronally with SUPERMAN #386), Ella Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #385; appears isochronally with SUPERMAN #386; next appears in LOIS LANE #1), Sam Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #385; appears isochronally with SUPERMAN #386; last appearance), Morgan Edge (between SUPERMAN #386 / 388)
Other Characters: Prime Minister Ben-David, Ali Kyamm (last appearance for both in issue #543; last appearance for both)
Villains: Brainiac (next appears in flashback in NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL (second series) #1) and his minions (last appearance)
Comment: This story continues in part in SUPERMAN #387.
Synopsis: Brainiac and his hordes attack the Earth, and Superman calls upon the Justice League and the New Teen Titans to help him repel them.

Superman No. 387
September 1983
Cover: Superman vs. The Planeteer //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “The Conqueror From the Past” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: Bob Rozakis
Scripter: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Superman (between ACTION COMICS #546 / 547)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (between ACTION COMICS #546 / 547), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #546), Josh Coyle (last appearance in issue #384; next appears in ACTION COMICS #547)
GA: Batman, Hawkman, Black Canary, Red Tornado (appear, with Superman, as the Justice League of America)
GS: President Ronald Reagan, Leonid Breshnev, Margaret Thatcher, prime minster of Japan, chancellor of Germany, Indira Gandhi, two other prime ministers (all next appear in ACTION COMICS #547)
Intro: Jack (only appearance), Mr. and Mrs. Mason, Walter Conrad (all next appear in ACTION COMICS #547)
Villain: The Planeteer (Philip Conrad; first appearance; next appears in ACTION COMICS #547)
Comment: This story continues in ACTION COMICS #547.
Synopsis: Several heads of state are kidnapped and imprisoned in energy-cubes by the Planeteer, a super-villain who is counting on Superman to free them and thus transmit greater power to him.

Action Comics No. 547
September 1983
Cover: Planeteer vs. Superman //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “The Reincarnation of Alexander the Great” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: Bob Rozakis
Scripter: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inkers: Vince Colletta, Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Superman (between SUPERMAN #387 / 388)
Supporting characters: Lana Lang (between SUPERMAN #387 / 388), Josh Coyle (last appearance in SUPERMAN #387; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #62)
Other Characters: Walter Conrad, Mr. and Mrs. Mason (last appearance for all), Leonid Breshnev, Ronald Reagan, Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, prime minister of Japan, chancellor of Germany, two other prime ministers
Villain: The Planeteer (next appears in issue #562)
Comments: Story continues between SUPERMAN #387 / 388.
Synopsis: Superman suceeds in rescuing the captured heads of state, but in doing so transmits enough power to the Planeteer to make him a Krypton-class opponent.

Superman No. 388
October 1983
Cover: Superman and Mickey Norris in a Superman shirt //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “The Kid Who Played Superman” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #547; next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (between ACTION COMICS #546 / 551), Perry White (last appearance in issue #386; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #64), Justin Moore (between ACTION COMICS #545 / 551), Jimmy Olsen (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #64), Lana Lang (between ACTION COMICS #547 / 550), Morgan Edge (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #546; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #65), Oscar Asherman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #523; last appearance)
Intro: Mickey Norris, Sada Norris (both next appear in issue #398)
Villains: Quexx and other aliens (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman is among the Justice Leaguers who witness Batman’s resignation in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1, then he helps the Justice League fight Dr. Destiny in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1 and Prof. Ivo in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #218 and helps them decide the fate of the Flash’s membership in THE FLASH #327-329.  Then Superman teams with Batman to fight the Moondancers in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #295, with the Freedom Fighters to fight neo-Nazis in DC COMICS PRESENTS #62, and with Amethyst to fight Dark Opal in DC COMICS PRESENTS #63, helps the Justice League and Justice Society fight Johnny Thunder of Earth-One in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #219-220, and then teams with Kamandi to battle Great Caesar in DC COMICS PRESENTS #64.
Synopsis: Superman helps out a young admirer of his who wears a Superman shirt, has telepathic powers, and is captured by aliens.

Action Comics No. 550
December 1983
Cover: Superman and an exploding Earth //Alex Saviuk / Mike DeCarlo (signed)
Story: “The Day the Earth Exploded” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: George Tuska
Inker: Sal Trapani
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (between DC COMICS PRESENTS #64 / 65)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #388; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #65), Prof. Lewis Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #375; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #66), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #64), Josh Coyle (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #62; next appears in SUPERMAN #392)
Intro: Connie Hatch (only appearance)
Villain: The Exploder and other aliens, two crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Madame Xanadu to fight Maaldor in DC COMICS PRESENTS #65, then meets with Supergirl in SUPERGIRL (second series) #13.
Synopsis: An alien race strikes at Earth, searching for pieces of a puzzle that may help them achieve immortality, but Superman has to stop them from moving the continents around to decipher the puzzle.

Action Comics No. 551
January 1984
Cover: Superman holding back clock hand and performing super-deeds //Gil Kane
Story: “Superman: Friend or Foe?”  (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERGIRL (second series) #13; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #66)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Justin Moore (both between SUPERMAN #388 / 389), Perry White (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #64; next appears in SUPERMAN #389), Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN #389)
Cameo: Alice White (in a photo), the Red Star
Intro: Jeffrey O’Hara, Jennifer O’Hara, Maj. Andanoff, Corp. Korschev (only appearance for all)
Villains: The H.I.V.E. (last appearance in NEW TEEN TITANS (first series) #36; next appear in TALES OF THE NEW TEEN TITANS #43), Afghan terrorists (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman and the Demon team up to fight Blackbriar Thorn in DC COMICS PRESENTS #66.
Synopsis: Superman races the clock to bring an antidote to two dying children while battling emergencies around the globe.

Superman No. 389
November 1983
Cover: Superman watching Cory Renwald fight Clark Kent //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Brother Act” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Cary Bates, Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #66)
GA: Vartox (last appearance in issue #375)
Supporting Characters: Cory Renwald (last appearance in issue #372; last appearance), Lana Lang (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #66), Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #551), Lois Lane, Justin Moore (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #551; both next appear in issue #391), Frank Jackson (between issues #371 / 393)
Intro: Gen. Kirkibee (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (in photo)
Villains: Eagle and another enemy agent (first and only appearance for all), Srakka (as Vartox; first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #392)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Superman helps out his “foster brother” Cory Renwald, who has been rendered amnesiac and is on the run from enemy agents.

Superman No. 390
December 1983
Cover: Srakka (as Vartox) and fallen Superman //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Lost On a Comet” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Cary Bates, Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Tony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman
GS: Vartox
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen
Intro: An alien race (only appearance)
Villains: Wallace Gurheim (first appearance), Srakka (as Vartox)
Comment: This story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Vartox comes back to Earth, intent on resuming his relationship with Lana Lang--and is struck with a compulsion to destroy Superman.

Superman No. 391
January 1984
Cover: Superman at computer whose screen shows, “Who Kidnapped Lana Lang?” //Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Who Stole the Newswoman of the Year?”  (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Cary Bates, Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Feature Character: Superman
GS: Vartox
Intro: Goopel (dies in this story)
Supporting Characters: Justin Moore (last appearance in issue #389; next appears in ACTION COMICS #556), Lois Lane (last appearance  in issue #389; next appears in ACTION COMICS #552), Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (both next appear in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #296), Lana Lang
Villains: Wallace Gurheim, Srakka (as Vartox; revealed in this story), Squeezy, Grunt, Wheels (first and only appearance of last three)
Comment: This story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Srakka, as Vartox, kidnaps Lana Lang, and Superman is unable to retrieve her.

Superman No. 392
February 1984
Cover: Superman, Srakka (as Vartox), and Lana Lang chained above smoking pit //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “If a Body Meet a Body” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Cary Bates, Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #221)
GS: Vartox
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Josh Coyle (between ACTION COMICS #550 / 555)
Intro: Several alien super-heroes and a super-heroine (in flashback; all die in this story)
Other Character: Wallace Gurheim (last appearance; not a villain in this story)
Villain: Srakka (last appearance; also appears in flashback, his first chronological appearance, preceding his appearance in issue #389)
Comments: This story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story Superman helps the Justice League of America fight Rex Maximus in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #221-223, teams with the New Teen Titans  and the Vanguard against Brainiac in NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL (second series) #1 flashback, then teams with the Justice League and the Outsiders against the Pantheon in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #296-300 and 302, then teams with Santa Claus against the Toyman in DC COMICS PRESENTS #67.
Synopsis: Superman has a showdown fight with Srakka, the amoebic being inhabiting Vartox, for the life of Lana Lang.

Superman No. 393
March 1984
Cover: Superman in nuclear explosion //Ed Hannigan / Murphy Anderson (signed)
Story: “The Day They Nuked Superman” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Bob Rozakis, Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #67; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #224)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (next appears in ACTION COMICS #553), Morgan Edge (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #65; next appears in ACTION COMICS #555), Frank Jackson (last appearance in issue #389; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #308), Mrs. Goldstein (last appearance in issue #339; last appearance), Steve Lombard (last appearance in issue #384; next appears in ACTION COMICS #562), April Marigold (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #508; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #308), May Marigold (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #508; next appears in issue #413), Jonathan Slaughter (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #431; last appearance)
Intro: Ryan Little (only appearance)
Villain: The Master Jailer (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #221; next appears in ACTION COMICS #564)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman helps the Justice League fight Paragon in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #224, then teams with Batman to battle Siphon in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #301 and with the Vixen to combat Admiral Cerebrus in DC COMICS PRESENTS #68.
Synopsis: The Master Jailer, lusting after Lana Lang, targets Superman with four missiles that fuse Kryptonite to his costume, and his costume to his skin.
 
Action Comics No. 552
February 1984
Cover: Superman, Animal-Man, Cave Carson, Congo Bill, Dane Dorrance, Biff Bailey, Nicky Walton, and Johnny Blake vs. giant vine //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “Another Time!  Another Death!”  (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #68)
GS: Cave Carson (last appearance in issue #545; also appears in flashback, chronologically between SHOWCASE #52 / issue #536), Rip Hunter, Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter (last appearance for all in issue #545; all also appear in flashback, chronologically between DC COMICS PRESENTS #37 (2) / issue #540), Dane Dorrance (last appearance in issue #545; also appears in flashback, chronologically between DETECTIVE COMICS #486 / issue #545), Congo Bill, Congorilla (last appearance for both in DC COMICS PRESENTS #27 (2)), Animal-Man (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #270), Rick Flag (last appearance in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #39), Dolphin (last appearance in SHOWCASE #100), Immortal Man (last appearance in STRANGE ADVENTURES #198; all appear as the Forgotten Heroes; last team appearance in issue #545), Jill Dorrance (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #486; next apears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5), Biff Bailey, Nicky Walton (both appear with Dane and Judy Dorrance as the Sea Devils; in flashback; last appearance for both in SHOWCASE #100; both next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5), Karin Grace, Jess Bright, Dr. Hugh Evans (with Rick Flag, appear as the Suicide Squad; in flashback; last appearance for all in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #39; last appearance for all)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (between DC COMICS PRESENTS #68 / 69), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #391; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #69)
Intro: Marlo (in flashback; only appearance)
Villains: Vandal Savage (last appearance in issue #543), Dr. Cruise and other scientists (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continued in next issue.
 It is not explained how Immortal Man could have been a foe of Vandal Savage from ancient times, since Vandal Savage came from Earth-Two.  It is possible that Immortal Man was a native of Earth-Two, and came to Earth-One from Earth-Two shortly after learning where Savage had gone.
 Johnny Blake appears on the cover, but not in the story.
Synopsis: Immortal Man, foe of Vandal Savage since ancient times, brings together several mostly-inactive heroes in the wake of Savage’s causing plant organisms concealed on Superman to spring into life, causing giant vines to menace Metropolis.  The Forgotten Heroes have one thing in common: they all saw a great golden temple in their last exploits, knowledge of which was hushed up by the government.  Now Immortal Man tells them that in order to defeat the plant menace, they must destroy Superman.

Action Comics No. 553
March 1984
Cover: Superman, Rip Hunter, Cave Carson, Animal-Man, Dane Dorrance, Dolphin, Congorilla, and Rick Flag //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “The World At Time’s End” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman
GS: Immortal Man (origin details revealed in flashback, his first chronological appearance; next appears after flashback in STRANGE ADVENTURES #177), Congo Bill, Congorilla, Rick Flagg, Dolphin, Dane Dorrance, Cave Carson (all next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS #77), Animal Man (next appears in RED TORNADO #3), Rip Hunter (next appears in THE FLASH #342), Bonnie Baxter, Corky Baxter, Jeff Smith (last appearance in issue #540; all three next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5; all appear as the Forgotten Heroes; next team appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #77)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang (between SUPERMAN #393 / 395)
Villains: Vandal Savage (next appears in issue #556), Dr. Cruise and other scientists (last appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Vandal Savage tries to deceive the people of Metropolis as Superman and Rip Hunter’s team go back to the dawn of time to try and stop the villain from harnessing the powers of Creation.

Action Comics No. 554
April 1984
Cover: Jerry and Joe drawing Superman as aliens invade Earth //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “If Superman Didn’t Exist” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Gil Kane
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Tony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #69)
Intro: Jerry, Joe, and their parents, Joseph, Jack (only appearance for all)
Villains: Captain Sernip, Kray (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story, Superman teams with the Blackhawks to fight the Nazis in DC COMICS PRESENTS #69.
Synopsis: Superman’s destruction of the ancient temple, created by aliens in prehistoric times, creates an alternate timeline in which humans have no violent tendencies and are easily conquered by the aliens.  In response, two children imagine Superman coming into existence to defend them--and he does.

Superman No. 394
April 1984
Cover: Superman vs. Valdemar on giant eagle  //Paris Cullins / Dick Giordano
Story: “The Man Who Would Be President” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #69)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in DC COMICS PRESENTS #69; both next appear in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #303), Alice White (last appearance in issue #376; next appears in ACTION COMICS #562)
Intro: Bucky Berns
Other Character: Valdemar (last appearance in issue #270)
Villains: The Compatriots (first appearance)
Comments: Story continues in the next issue.
 The character Bucky Berns is based on Art Buchwald.
Synopsis: Superman and Valdemar clean up some industrial polluters, political humorist Bucky Berns finds that he can predict future events in his column, and Superman endorses Berns for president.

Superman No. 395
May 1984
Cover: Superman and Valdemar before Gauntlet of Heroes //Ed Hannigan / Sal Amendola (signed)
Story: “The Power and the People” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Albert DeGuzman
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #303)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #553; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #303)
Intro: Dnedir (only appearance)
Other Characters: Valdemar, Bucky Berns (last appearance for both)
Cameo appearances: Perry White, Alice White
Villains: The Compatriots (last appearance)
Comments: Story continues from last issue.
 Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman to foil the Alchemist in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #303 and teams with the Metal Men to fight Otto Brisbane in DC COMICS PRESENTS #70, then helps Firestorm deal with an alien in FURY OF FIRESTORM ANNUAL #2.
Synopsis: Superman must deal with the threat of the Compatriots, or see America enslaved by them in the near future.

Action Comics No. 555
May 1994
Cover:  Parasite menacing Supergirl and Superman //Eduardo Barretto / Bob Oskner (signed)
Story:  "Reunion"  (23 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Paul Kupperberg
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Dave Hunt
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in FURY OF FIRESTORM ANNUAL #2; next appears in SUPERGIRL #20)
GS:  Supergirl (between SUPERGIRL #19 / 20)
Supporting Characters:  Lana Lang (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #303), Morgan Edge (last appearance in SUPERMAN #393; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #71), Josh Coyle (last appearance in SUPERMAN #392; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #71)
Intro:  "Bad" Anthony (only appearance)
Villain:  The Parasite (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #55; next appears in SUPERGIRL #20)
Comment:  This story crosses over with and continues in SUPERGIRL #20.
 This issue marks the 25th anniversary of Supergirl's first appearance, in ACTION COMICS #252.
 Shortly after this story, Superman helps the Justice League and New Teen Titans observe the anniversary of Supergirl in SUPERGIRL #20, then helps the Justice League observe Swamp Thing’s battle with the Floronic Man in SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #24.
Synopsis:  The Parasite returns to Earth, battles Superman, saps his powers, and traps him in an airtight prison with only four minutes worth of breathable air.  But Superman uses the super-
hard lenses of his glasses to cut through the side of the prison, breaks out, and hypnotizes the Parasite into restoring his super-powers.  When he does so, Superman knocks out the Parasite and imprisons him.  Then he goes to keep an important appointment with Supergirl.

Superman No. 396
June 1984
Cover: Gregory Reed (as Superman) in matrix, Intellex battling Superman (as Mystery Marauder) //Eduardo Barretto / Murphy Anderson (signed)
Story: “The Battle For Superman’s Brain” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #24; next appears in ACTION COMICS #556)
Supporting Character: Gregory Reed (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #206; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #4)
Intro: David, Leslie, an actor playing Jimmy Olsen, Koquen of Trase, the Hennesee, Rejipoor (last three as brains)
Cameo appearances: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln (on Mount Rushmore)
Villain: Intellex, Eyegore (first appearance for both; both next appear in ACTION COMICS #575)
Comment: The writers David and Leslie are based on David and Leslie Newman, two writers who worked on the Superman movies.
Synopsis: While Superman is serving as consultant on a Superman movie, an alien brain collector seeks to make his brain part of the collection.

Action Comics No. 556
June 1984
Cover: Superman being handcuffed in wrecked area of Metropolis //Eduardo Barretto / Klaus Janson
Story: “Endings” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #396; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #71)
GS: Batman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #303; next appears in BATMAN #372), Robin II (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #538; next appear in BATMAN #372)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Perry White (last appearance for both in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #303; both next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS #71), Jimmy Olsen (between DC COMICS PRESENTS #70 / 71), Justin Moore (between SUPERMAN #391 / 398), Lana Lang (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #71)
Intro: Mr. Hamilton (only appearance)
Cameo: Neutron
Villain: Vandal Savage (last appearance in issue #554; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9), his Superman robots (last appearance) and his scientists (last appearance in issue #554; last appearance for all), the Laser Erasers (first and only appearance)
Comments: This is Superman’s first meeting with Jason Todd, the second Robin.
 Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Bizarro No. 1 to fight Bizarro-Amazo in DC COMICS PRESENTS #71.
Synopsis: Vandal Savage disrupts Superman’s control over his powers enough to have him cause damage in Metropolis, and be perceived as a menace.

Superman No. 397
July 1984
Cover: Kryptonite Man vs. Superman //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The Born-Again Kryptonite Man” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Artist: Eduardo Barretto
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #71; next appears in SUPERGIRL #21)
Supporting Characters: Josh Coyle, Lana Lang (last appearance for both in DC COMICS PRESENTS #71)
Intro: Tom Payton (only appearance)
Villain: The Kryptonite Man (not to be confused with the character who last appears in issue #299), Lord Sed, Commander Dun, the Kymu (first appearance for all; all next appear in SUPERGIRL #21)
Comment: This story continues in SUPERGIRL #21.
Synopsis: Superman is beset by an ancient Kryptonian with Kryptonite-radiating powers who believes the Man of Steel’s race to be responsible for Krypton’s destruction, and seeks to kill him.

Action Comics No. 557
July 1984
Cover: Superman vs. Terra-Man in Old West saloon //Eduardo Barretto
Story: “The Artistic Thefts of Terra-Man” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERGIRL #21)
Supporting Characters: Josh Coyle, Lana Lang (both between SUPERMAN #397 / 398), Inspector Henderson (between issues #543 / 561), Gus (first appearance)
Intro: Mac,  O’Connor, Mr. Baker (only appearance for all)
Villain: Terra-Man (last appearance in SUPERMAN #377; next appears in DC COMICS PRESSENTS #96)
Synopsis: Terra-Man steals a group of Rembrandt paintings three times in order to lure Superman into a showdown in a mockup of an Old West salloon

Story: “Yesterday Once More”
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker:  Dave Hunt
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #72)
Intro: Wendall Walters (only appearance), Judge Harrison (in flashback; dies in this story)
Villain: An assassin (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman joins the Phantom Stranger and the Joker to fight Maaldor in DC COMICS PRESENTS #72.
Synopsis: In order to solve a seven-year-old murder, Superman recreates the crime scene as it was at the time.

Superman No. 398
August 1984
Cover: Superman and Mickey Norris among crowd of people falling up  //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The Kid Who Master-Minded Superman” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #72)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #71), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #71; next appears in ACTION COMICS #558), Justin Moore (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #556; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #308)
Other Characters: Mickey Norris, Sada Norris (last appearance for both in issue #388; last appearance for both)
Synopsis: When Mickey Norris plays Superman, his mental powers conjure up a menace and inhibit the real Superman from using the power that Mickey pretends he is using.

Story: “The Clothes That Make the Man”
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #558)
Supporting Characters: Josh Coyle (between ACTION COMICS #557 / 560), Lana Lang (between ACTION COMICS #557 / 558)
Intro: An energy-creature (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman ends up battling his Clark Kent clothes when an alien energy-creature inhabits them.

Action Comics No. 558
August 1984
Cover: Superman //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The All-Seeing Eye” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #398; also appears, in flashback, as Superbaby; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Supporting Characters: Jonathan Kent (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Mayor Harkness, Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #398; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #73), Professor Potter (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #193; next appears in SUPERMAN #413), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #398)
Villain: A gang of terrorists (first and only appearance)
Comment: Superbaby is inaccurately portrayed as wearing his costume in flashback.  At the time he first exhibited his powers, Martha Kent hadn’t even woven his playsuit.
Synopsis: Professor Potter invents a helmet that may enable Superman’s heat-vision to warm the world.  The problem is that, when Superman takes the helmet off, he can’t shut off his heat-vision.

Story: “Hoax Night” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #73)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (next appearance in SUPERMAN #399; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #73), Gus (next appears in issue #561)
Villain: A druid (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with the Flash to fight the Phantom Zone villains in DC COMICS PRESENTS #73, then teams with the Marvel Family and Superman of Earth-Two to fight Dr. Sivana in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3.
Synopsis: During Hoax Night in the small town of Pepperwood, a druid is freed of his centuries-long imprisonment in a tree and fights Superman.

Superman No. 399
September 1984
Cover: Colonel Future’s eye seeing himself (as Superman) gunned down by guard //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The Men Who Saw Superman Die” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Eduardo Barretto
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (last appearnce in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3)
GS: Colonel Future (last appearance in issue #378; last appearance)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #73)
Intro: Dr. Isaacs, a collector for a fund drive
Villains: Carl Baker, Otis, Skinner (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Colonel Future has a prophetic vision of what he believes to be Superman’s death, and tries to keep the Man of Steel from fulfilling it.

Story: “Never Too Busy For a Fan” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Bob Oskner
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #559)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #71; next appears in issue #401), Perry White (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #71; next appears in ACTION COMICS #560), Jimmy Olsen (next appears in ACTION COMICS #559)
Intro: Donavan Klein (only appearance)
Villains: Bleak December (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman apprehends two terrorists and does a favor for some young fans at the same time.

Action Comics No. 559
September 1984
Cover: Superman vs hand of Fate and Yellow Peri //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The Once and Future Peri” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #399)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #308), Morgan Edge (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #71; next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #10), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #399), Lola Barnett (last appearance in issue #374)
Intro: Hand of Fate (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: A genie (in flashback)
Villains: The Yellow Peri (last appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #35; now Loretta Grant;  next appears in issue #567), Alvin T. Grant (first appearance; next appears in issue #567)
Synopsis: Loretta Grant gets the magic book back that transforms her into the Yellow Peri.  Though she performs good deeds magically for a fee, her husband manipulates her into attacking Superman.

Story: “A Superman of a Different Color” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Phil Felix
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #304)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in SUPERMAN #401)
Intro: Jose, Leon, an alien creature (in flashback; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman to unravel the mystery of Null and Void in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #304-307, then teams with Hawkman and Hawkwoman to fight the Orgons in DC COMICS PRESENTS #74, then teams with Blue Devil, Zatanna, and Elongated Man to fight Metallo II and Nebiros in BLUE DEVIL #3, 4.
Synopsis: A fight with an alien creature results in the temporary de-supering of Superman’s hair, making it possible for Clark Kent to get his first haircut in a long time.

Superman No. 400
October 1984
Cover: Superman, Jor-El, Lara, Kal-El’s ship heading to Earth from exploding Krypton //Howard Chaykin (painting)
Back cover: Superman //Frank Miller (signed)
Story: “The Living Legends of Superman” (42 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Pencillers: Joe Orlando, Frank Miller, Marshall Rogers, Wendy Pini, Mike Kaluta, Klaus Janson
Inkers: Joe Orlando, Frank Miller, Terry Austin, Wendy Pini, Kelly Alder, Klaus Janson
Letterers: Gaspar Saladino, John Costanza, Ben Oda
Colorists: Joe Orlando, Lynn Varley, Anthony Tollin, Klaus Janson
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in BLUE DEVIL #4; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #231; also appears in flash-forward, taking place after issue #368 (2); last appearance)
Cameo appearances: Martin Luther King, Albert Einstein, Moses, William Shakespeare, Joan of Arc, Abraham Lincoln (all of Earth-One), George Reeves, Noel Neill,
Intro: Mitch and other students, Homer and his grandson, Dr. Noah Mandell, Lois Olsen II, Prof. Abel, Prof. Goode, Corrie, Aron Aeneas, Josif, Herzog Benedix, Briyan Benedix, Riley Benedix, Miss Benedix (first and only appearance for all), Howard Glumm (dies in this story)
Comments: The futures that Superman visits in this story may be only alternate futures, though such cannot be determined.
 The future in which an elderly Superman appears in (pages 5-12) may be true, or may merely be a made-up story by the ex-astronaut who tells it.
 This issue also contains a foreword by Ray Bradbury and pin-ups by Brian Bolland, Jack Kirby, John Byrne, Jack Davis, Leonard Starr (including a Little Orphan Annie and Sandy appearance), Walt Simonson, Berni Wrightson, Will Eisner (including a Spirit appearance), Steve Ditko, Mike Grell, Moebius, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Jerry Robinson.
 Shortly after this story Superman helps Supergirl, the Justice League, and the Justice Society fight the Commander in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #231-232, then helps the Justice League fight Anton Allegro and the Mad Maestro in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #237-239 and the Construct in RED TORNADO #1-2, after which he leaves active duty with the team for a time.
Synopsis: Superman, flying through space in memorial of perished Krypton, battles a blob of energy that flings him into the 60th Century, in which Superman is almost a myth and a place is symbolically left for him at dinner tables on Miracle Monday.

Story: “The Exile on the Edge of Eternity” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer, artist, letterer, colorist: Jim Steranko
Feature Character: A’dam’mkent+4775PMN (first and only appearance; a descendant of Superman)
Intro: Various descendants of Superman, “Eve” (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: In the far future, a descendant of Superman helps save the universe from a vortex.

Action Comics No. 560
October 1984
Cover: Superman and Ambush Bug in painter’s outfit //Keith Giffen / Bob Oskner (signed)
Story: “Meet John Doe” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in RED TORNADO #2)
GA: The Monitor (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #232; next appears in TALES OF THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #317)
Supporting Characters: Josh Coyle (last appearance in SUPERMAN #398; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #308), Perry White (between SUPERMAN #399 / 401)
Intro: Sally (only appearance)
Villain: John Doe (Dave Sykes; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A super-villain named “John Doe” attacks Metropolis, and Superman finds himself stricken with bouts of amnesia.

Story: “Police Blotter” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter, penciller: Keith Giffen
Scripter: Robert Loren Fleming
Inker: Bob Oskner
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Ambush Bug (last appearance in SUPERGIRL #16; next appears in AMBUSH BUG #1; origin revealed in this story, in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance; next chronological appearance after flashback in DC COMICS PRESENTS #52)
GS: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #308)
Intro: Bud Lipschitz (only appearance), Dr. Derwood Denton
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Batman in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #308, then teams with Arion to fight Chaon in DC COMICS PRESENTS #75.
Synopsis (we think): Clark Kent tries to interview Ambush Bug, who has just been released (or expelled) from Arkham Asylum and has set up a detective agency in Metropolis.  But the Bug penetrates Clark’s disguise, realizes he is Superman, and tries to sign him up as an assistant.  Later, the Bug appears in Clark Kent’s office, clad in samurai getup, and says that he will commit hara-kiri after his sixth appearance.  Kent is skeptical.

Superman No. 401
November 1984
Cover:  Superman vs. Luthor's minions and Luthor's hands  //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story:  "Operation:  False Front"  (24 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Bob Oskner
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Carl Gafford
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #75; next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #10)
GS:  Supergirl (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #232; next appears in SUPERGIRL (SAFETY SPECIAL) #1)
Supporting Characters:  Lana Lang (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #308; next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #10), Josh Coyle (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #308; next appears in ACTION COMICS #561), Justin Moore (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #308), Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #560; next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #10), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #559; next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #10), Lois Lane (last appearance in issue #399; next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #10)
Intro:  Jack and Elaine (Jimmy Olsen's neighbors; only appearance for both)
Villains:  Lex Luthor, Pluto and Plato Statler (all between issues #385 / 410), Wanda Nordo (between issues #386 / 410)
Synopsis:  Lex Luthor traps Superman in his warsuit, whose automatic defense mechanisms cancel out his attempts to damage or escape it, and whose monitors relay back his location to Luthor, watching on a viewscreen.  Moreover, the warsuit casts an illusion that makes it appear to be Lex Luthor in the suit, rather than Superman.  But Superman writes a message in Kryptonese on Jimmy Olsen's wall, using his heat vision.  Jimmy deciphers the message (which Luthor cannot understand) and summons Supergirl, who disguises herself as an alien warrior come to Earth for a grudge match with Superman.  Superman appears, claims to be Lex Luthor (and appears to be such, to the crowds that watch him), and "defeats" the alien, saying he has come on Superman's behalf, and giving testimonials to Superman all the while.  Luthor, watching and hearing this, cannot stand the thought of "himself" saying nice things about Superman, and frees his foe from the warsuit by remote control.  Supergirl emerges from her disguise.  Later, Luthor muses to himself that the warsuit analyzed Superman's physical being and transmitted the information to him, which he intends to use against the Man of Steel in their next encounter.

Superman Annual No. 10
1984
Cover: Superman and super-sword in Metropolis //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The Day the Cheering Stopped” (40 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #401; next appears in ACTION COMICS #561; origin details revealed)
GA: The Voice
Supporting Characters: Martha Kent (in flashback; see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology), Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN #401; all next appear in ACTION COMICS #562), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #401; next appears in ACTION COMICS #561), Morgan Edge (between ACTION COMICS #559 / 563)
Intro: Barbara (only appearance), Ted Kennedy (of Earth-One)
Villains: King Kosmos (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #2; last appearance), Oswald Mandias and his hirelings (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: In the wake of Creation, a material object was formed that, over the ages, took the shape of a sword with a stylized “S” symbol on its hilt, and became known throughout the universe as the Sword of Superman, ages before Superman ever came to be.  Now, in 1984, King Kosmos has taken over the body of an industrialist and is turning the world against Superman, and the only thing that can help Superman triumph is the power of that sword.

Action Comics No. 561
November 1984
Cover: Superman vs. Toyman and his toys  //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The Great Toyman Trivia Contest” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Albert DeGuzman
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #10)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #10), Josh Coyle (last appearance in SUPERMAN #401), Gus (last appearance in issue #558; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #80), Inspector Henderson (between issues #557 / 570)
Intro: Frankie Brisbane, Elenora Nimnod, Miriam Blank, Mr. Snit, Chester Y. Dunholtz (only appearance for all)
Villain: The Toyman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #67; next appears in BLUE DEVIL #24; also appears in flashback, his earliest chronological appearance, preceding his appearance in SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #9)
Synopsis: The Toyman sponsors a million-dollar trivia contest based on himself for the purpose of smoking out a childhood enemy.

Story: “The Past and Future Superman” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #309; split temporarily into Superboy and two other Supermen in this story)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #309), Josh Coyle
Cameo: Zatara (in flashback)
Intro: Carolyn Waters (only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Batman to fight Quantum in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #309, then teams with Wonder Woman to fight Christine Cade in DC COMICS PRESENTS #76.
 It is uncertain from this story whether Superboy and the future Superman are brought through time, or if they are only split from Superman’s body.  Since the future Superman exhibits powers that the Earth-One Superman and his descendants have never displayed (such as splitting powers, chameleon abilities, and electrical powers), he may be a far-future descendant of the original Superman.
Synopsis: A Red Kryptonite exposure splits two persons off from Clark Kent: one, the Superman of the future; another, an eight-year-old Superboy just prior to his public debut.

Superman No. 402
December 1984
Cover: Jylla (as Superman) in alley and Justin Moore’s shadow //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “How Do You Hide a Superman?”  (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Bob Oskner
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #76)
Supporting Characters: Justin Moore (next appears in ACTION COMICS #562), Lana Lang (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #309; next appears in ACTION COMICS #562)
Cameo appearances: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Jor-El, Lara
GA: The Monitor (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #76; next appears in SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #30; no actual appearance; satellite only seen)
Intro: Jj’r, R’ku (only appearnace for both)
Villain: Jylla (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Justin Moore encounters what appears to be a stubble-bearded Superman in an alley, bereft of memory and powers, and tries to restore his memory to him.

Story: “Jor-El: Superman” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #562)
Supporting Characters:  Jor-El, Lara (see Comment under MORE FUN COMICS #101 for chronology)
Villain: Kru-El (last chronological appearance in WORLD OF KRYPTON #3; next chronological appearance in SUPERBOY #104)
Comment: In this story, Jor-El learns that his son Kal-El will survive Krypton’s destruction.
Synopsis: In the past on Krypton, Kru-El escapes from the Phantom Zone, captures Jor-El, and uses a mind-transfer ray that reaches across time to switch his mind with Superman’s.

Action Comics No. 562
December 1984
Cover: Superman vs. Queen Bee and the Planeteer //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “Their Magnetic Majesties, King Alexander and Queen Bee” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #402; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #310)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Justin Moore (both between SUPERMAN #402 / 403), Perry White, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #10), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #10; next appears in SUPERMAN #403), Alice White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #394; next appears in issue #568), Steve Lombard (between SUPERMAN #393 / 412), Josh Coyle
Villains: Queen Bee (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #464; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9), the Planeteer (last appearance in issue #547)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman to battle Sonik in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #310, then teams with Supergirl to help save a life in SUPERGIRL (SAFETY SPECIAL) #1.
Synopsis: The Queen Bee teams up with the Planeteer to immobilize their mutual foe, Superman.

Superman No. 403
January 1985
Cover: Superman vs. Thief-Master of Ramox //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The Greatest Thief In the Universe” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Bob Oskner
Letterer: Ed King
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERGIRL (SAFETY SPECIAL) #1)
GA: The Monitor (last appearance in SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #31; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #311)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Justin Moore (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #562)
Intro: A healer (in flashback; only appearance)
Villain: The Thief-Master of Ramox (Slaar; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A master thief from the planet Ramox is compelled to steal because of a genetic compulsion, but finds a way to get Superman to release him from the compulsion.

Story: “Clark Kent, Super-Hero From Krypton” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #563)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (between ACTION COMICS #562 / 563), Jimmy Olsen (next appears in ACTION COMICS #563), Johnny Webber (last appearance in NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY #49, as Dyna-Mind; last appearance)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Johnny Webber mentions that 13 years have passed since he and Clark Kent graduated high school, making them both probably 31 years of age.
Synopsis: Johnny Webber, Clark Kent’s classmate and the former Dyna-Mind, asks Clark to come to a Smallville High School reunion, but is compelled to call him “Superman.”

Action Comics No. 563
January 1985
Cover: Superman, Jimmy Olsen as a blob, and Mr. Mxyzptlk arm-wrestling with Ambush Bug //Keith Giffen / Bob Oskner (signed)
Story: “Black Beauty” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter, penciller: Keith Giffen
Scripter: Robert Loren Fleming
Inker: Bob Oskner
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Ambush Bug (next appears in issue #565)
GS: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #403)
GA: Jack Ryder (the Creeper; last appearance in RED TORNADO #3; next appears in BLUE DEVIL ANNUAL #1)
Supporting Characters: Dr. Derwood Denton (last appearance)
Intro: Ted Baxter (of Earth-One), Ronald Morris (only appearance for both)
Cameo apperances: Brum-El, Larda, Mon-Grel (first and only appearance for all; characters in Ambush Bug’s story)
Villains: Bethany Snow (last appearance in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #55; next appears in NEW TEEN TITANS (2nd series) #13), a crook (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Ambush Bug gains the power to teleport without using his mechanical bugs.  The usual trouble ensues for Superman.

Story: “Mr. Mxyzptlk, Media Star” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge (last appearance in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #10; next appears in SUPERMAN #405), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #403), Perry White (next appears in SUPERMAN #405), Lois Lane, Josh Coyle (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #79)
Cameo appearance: Bizarro-Klyptzyxm
Villain: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #53; next appears in SUPERMAN #407)
Synopsis: Mr. Mxyzptlk comes to Earth in hopes of becoming a media star, and casts a spell that makes it impossible to say his name backwards.

Story: “Jimmy Olsen--Blob” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Craig Boldman
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #311)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (next appears in issue #565), Lois Lane (next appears in issue #566), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #403; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #79)
Intro: Minnie (only appearance)
Villains: Two crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman to fight the Network in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #311.
Synopsis: Radiation from one of Superman’s space-trophies alters the Elastic Lad serum, causing Jimmy, when he drinks it, to become a boy blob.

Action Comics No. 564
February 1985
Cover: Clark Kent changing into Superman (with torn shirt) //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “A New Life For Superman” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Mike DeCarlo
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #311)
GA: The Monitor (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #323; next appears in WARLORD #90), Lyla (last appearance in WONDER WOMAN #323; next appears in WARLORD #91)
Intro: Mr. Preston, Dave Padget (only appearance for both)
Villain: The Master Jailer (last appearance in SUPERMAN #393; last appearance)
Synopsis: The Monitor gives the Master Jailer a device that induces amnesia in Superman, so long as he can be kept from donning a Superman costume in the next 48 hours.

Story: “Run For Freedom” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Charlie Boatner
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #79)
Intro: “The slave” (only appearance)
Villain: “The Master” (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman encounters an other-dimensional slaver searching for his slave on Earth.

DC Comics Presents No. 79
March 1985
Cover: Superman and Clark Kent vs. Rokk //Curt Swan? / Al Williamson
Story: “Superman--Meet Clark Kent” (23 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Al Williamson
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (split up into Superman and Clark Kent halves, then reunited in this story; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #564; next appears in SUPERMAN #405)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Josh Coyle (last appearance for both in ACTION COMICS #563; both next appear in SUPERMAN #405)
Intro: Prince Hudarri (only appearance)
Villains: Rokk, Sorban (last appearance for both in THE FLASH #175; both next appear in ACTION COMICS #582),  Erg-Master (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: To settle a wager, intergalactic gamblers Rokk and Sorban split Superman and Clark Kent into two separate beings.

Superman No. 405
March 1985
Cover: Superman vs. two crooks  //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The Mystery of the Super-Batman” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Craig Boldman
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Karl Kesel
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #79)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #79; next appears in ACTION COMICS #565), Josh Coyle (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #79; next appears in SUPERMAN SPECIAL #3), Prof. Lewis Lang (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #66; next appears in ACTION COMICS #565), Morgan Edge (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #563)
Cameo: Batman (as a statue)
Villains: Frederick Forest, Wesley Wood, Rennie, other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A blast from enchanted Pan pipes gives Superman devil’s horns.

Story: “Yes, Lowell, There Is a Superman” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #19)
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #563)
Intro: Dave Constable, Margaret Constable, Lowell Constable, Shannon Constable (only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman helps the Outsiders bring Dean Raeburn to justice in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #19.
 This story takes place shortly before Christmas Eve.
Synopsis: During the Christmas season, Superman is introduced to a boy who steadfastly refuses to believe in him.

Action Comics No. 565
March 1985
Cover: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Ambush Bug //Keith Giffen / Bob Oskner (signed)
Story: “The Wizard City Warrior” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mort Todd
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #19)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in issue #563; next appears in SUPERMAN SPECIAL #3), Mark Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #211; last appearance), Lana Lang (between SUPERMAN #405 / 406), Prof. Lewis Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #405; last appearance), Sarah Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #375; last appearance)
Intro: Mrs. Dexter (only appearance)
Villains: Desmond Dexter (first and only appearance), Vedders (last appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #216; last appearance)
Synopsis: A crook named Desmond Dexter finds the lost Wizard City of Krypton again on Earth and uses its weaponry against Superman.

Story: “Sellout” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter, penciller: Keith Giffen
Scripter: Robert Loren Fleming
Inker: Bob Oskner
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Ambush Bug (last appearance in issue #563; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #81)
GS: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #312), Batman (last appearance in  WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #311; next appears in BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #16), Wonder Woman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #76; next appears in BLUE DEVIL #10)
Intro: Ms. Mohawk, the Cleaver, Blotto (with Ambush Bug, form the Uh-Oh Squad), Peabody, Ambush Bug’s guardian angel (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearance: The New Teen Titans (behind the scenes)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman to fight the Network in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #312-313, then teams with the Legion of Super-Heroes to battle Brainiac in DC COMICS PRESENTS #80.
Synopsis: The Ambush Bug tries in vain to round up guest-stars for his new comic.

Superman No. 406
April 1985
Cover: Superman vs. Moe Ramboe in wrestling ring //Ed Hannigan / Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “The Fight For the Right To Be Superman” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #80)
Villains: Moe Ramboe, Jake Ramboe, Swain, various gangsters (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A wrestler who billed himself as “Superman” years ago finds that he can predict the future and that he somehow has the power to weaken Superman.

Story: “Can You Stump Superman?”  (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Craig Boldman
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Karl Kesel
Letterer: Milton Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN SPECIAL #3)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (next appears in SUPERMAN SPECIAL #3), Lana Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #565; next appears in SUPERMAN SPECIAL #3), Morgan Edge (next appears in issue #410)
Villains: Lenny Hoss, George Feffer (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A “Can You Stump Superman?” contest is run on behalf of the Lung Foundation, and two crooks take advantage of it to try to plant a bomb in the Fortress of Solitude.

Superman Special No. 3
1985
Cover: Amazo vs. Superman //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “Amazo Means Mayhem” (45 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: E. Nelson Bridwell
Scripter: Len Wein
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #406; next appears in ACTION COMICS #566)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (between SUPERMAN #406 / 407), Lana Lang (between  SUPERMAN #406 / 409), Josh Coyle (between SUPERMAN #405 / 413), Jimmy Olsen (between ACTION COMICS #565 / 566), Ryan Lowell (last appearance in SUPERMAN #280; last appearance)
Intro: The Great Presto (Peter; only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Lex Luthor, Brainiac, the Key
Villains: Amazo (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #191 / 241), Professor Ivo (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #218 / 258)
Synopsis: Prof. Ivo regains and reconstructs Amazo, giving him the power of some new Justice League members, and sends him to battle and capture Superman.

Action Comics No. 566
April 1985
Cover: Old Lady of the Sea and Superman vs. Captain Strong //Marshall Rogers / Jerry Ordway (signed)
Story: “Traumas In the Bahamas” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Craig Boldman
Penciller: Ron Randall
Inker: Karl Kesel
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN SPECIAL #3)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in issue #563; next appears in SUPERMAN #407), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN SPECIAL #3; next appears in SUPERMAN #407), Captain Strong, Olivia Strong (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #361; last appearance for both)
Intro: J. Wellington Jones, Captain Wynne Jones (only appearance for both)
Cameo appearance: Ponce De Leon (of Earth-One; in flashback)
Villains: The Old Lady of the Sea (first appearance; dies in this story), Captain Strong’s father (first and only appearance)
Comment: Most of the characters in this story are patterned after characters in E. Z. Segar’s classic Popeye comic strip.
Synopsis: Clark Kent and Lois Lane go on a cruise with Captain Strong and his wife Olivia, and run into a pack of seafaring trouble.

Story: “With Love From Superman” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mindy Newell
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Bob Oskner
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #81)
Intro: Joey Captan, Molly Richards, Mr. and Mrs. Richards, Miss Dwyer, the Autograph Hounds (only appearance for all), Molly’s natural parents (in flashback; both die in this story)
Cameo appearances: Lex Luthor (in Molly’s daydream), Opus (from the Bloom County comic strip)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman teams with Ambush Bug to fight Kobra in DC COMICS PRESENTS #81.
Synopsis: A daydreaming student, Molly Richards, wants to get Superman’s autograph and imagines herself as Supergirl and Lois Lane until the real Superman arrives to give her a big surprise.

Superman No. 407
May 1985
Cover: Superman watching Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, and Lois Lane flying //Jerry Ordway
Story: “Peril of the Pass-Along Powers” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Gerry Conway, Carla Conway
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #81; next appears in ACTION COMICS #567)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #566; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #314), Lois Lane (between ACTION COMICS #566 / 567), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN SPECIAL #3; next appears in ACTION COMICS #567)
Intro: Dr. Reginald Stone (only appearance)
Villains: Mr. Mxyzptlk (between ACTION COMICS #563 / 574), a vermiform (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Mr. Mxyzptlk causes Superman’s powers to drain into Jimmy Olsen’s, Perry White’s, and Lois Lane’s bodies.

Action Comics No. 567
May 1985
Cover: Superman and Lois Lane at their wedding, with Yellow Peri behind them //Pat Broderick / Jerry Ordway (signed)
Story: “Peri(l) in Paradise” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bob Rozakis
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #407)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #407; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #314), Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #407)
Intro: David Iseman (only appearance)
Villains: The Yellow Peri, Alvin T. Grant (last appearance for both in issue #559; last appearance for both)
Synopsis: Superman and Lois Lane meet the Yellow Peri and her husband Alvin at a new development which Alvin is boosting artificially via the Peri’s powers.

Story: “The League of Superman Watchers” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Michael J. Wolff
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #314)
Intro: The League of Superman Watchers, Zimmerman, Philip Strick (only appearance for all)
Villains: Walter Perkins, Sweeney (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman to fight the Executrix and Cathode in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #314, 315 and teams with Adam Strange to battle Zazura in DC COMICS PRESENTS #82.
Synopsis: A blind man who collects aural data on Superman becomes the target for a hood who wants to use the material to expose Superman’s secret identity.

Superman No. 408
June 1985
Cover: Superman in aftermath of nuclear holocaust //Ed Hannigan / Al Williamson (signed)
Story: “The Day the Earth Died” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter: Ed Hannigan
Scripter: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Al Williamson
Letterer: Ed King
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #82)
Supporting Characters: Frank Jackson (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #308; next appears in issue #410), Lori Lemaris, Ronal (last appearance for both in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #268; both next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #4), Atlanteans
Intro: Duke, Darryl, Johnny, Greg (only appearance for all)
Villains: Two crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: After having a dream in which he fails to prevent a nuclear holocaust, Superman learns that he has to permit humanity some risks as learning experiences.

Story: “Warship” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Letterer: Albert DeGuzman
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in ACTION COMICS #568)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #314; next appears in ACTION COMICS #568)
Intro: Kj’Fvc (in flashback), an alien race (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman stops an alien race from warring on each other aboard a generational starship and finds a new planet for them to live upon.

Action Comics No. 568
June 1985
Cover: Superman kissing Nova-Woman, Lois Lane kissing Preston Chandler, and Jimmy Olsen kissing Jennifer Crocker //Howard Bender / Jerry Ordway (signed)
Story: “Disappearing Act” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Al Williamson
Letterer: Ed King
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #408)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Alice White (last appearance in issue #562; last appearance), Perry White III, Matthew White, Jeremy White, Gretchen White, and Perry White’s other two grandchildren (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN #376; last appearance for all)
Intro: Jinx Turner, a maharajah (only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Superman is called in to help when a stage magician’s magic actually sends all of Perry White’s grandchildren to India.

Story: “The Amazing Matchmaker of Metropolis” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Craig Boldman
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Alex Nino
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #83
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (between SUPERMAN #408 / 409), Lois Lane (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #314; next appears in SUPERMAN #409), Perry White (next appears in issue #570), Shvaughn Erin (between LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (3rd series) #10 / 12)
Intro: Nova-Woman, Jennifer Crocker, Preston Chandler (all creations of the Thought-Actualizer; all destroyed in this story), Fifi, Bradley (only appearance for both)
Villain: An unnamed villain (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman and the Outsiders to fight the Outsider in DC COMICS PRESENTS #83.
Synopsis: Jimmy Olsen acquires a Thought-Actualizer from the 30th Century and sets himself up in business providing romantic partners conjured up by his machine.

Superman No. 409
July 1985
Cover: Superman //Paris Cullens / Al Williamson
Story: “The Sleepwalker From Krypton” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Craig Boldman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Al Williamson
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #83)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #568; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #84), Lois Lane (between ACTION COMICS #568 / 569)
Villain: Ferlin Nyxly (last appearance in issue #253; last appearance)

Story: “One Life Too Many” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Randy Stradley
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Milton Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appearance in ACTION COMICS #569)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN SPECIAL #3; next appears in ACTION COMICS #569)

Action Comics No. 569
July 1985
Cover: Superman and Tuftua’dl with Superman actors  //Howard Bender / Bob Oskner (signed)
Story: “The Force of Revenge” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter, layouts: Dennis Yee
Scripter: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Irv Novick
Inker: Rodin Rodriguez
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #409)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #409), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #409; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #85)
Intro: Tina Gerber, Jack, Nancy, Mr. Tyler, Tony (only appearance for all)
Villain: Rhavenj (first and only appearance)
Synopsis:   A rejected schoolgirl opens a pathway for a demon of revenge to attack her classmates and Superman.

Story: “Casting Call” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Michael J. Wolff
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Gene D’Angelo
Colorist: Gaspar Saladino
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #316)
Intro: Daniel Glarus, Louis Pastrengo, Tuftua’dl, the M’vorn, Mr. Gage, Michael Betker (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman to fight the Executrix and Cheapjack in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #316-317, teams with the Challengers of the Unknown to battle Zo-Mar in DC COMICS PRESENTS #84, and is cured of a disease by Swamp Thing in DC COMICS PRESENTS #85.
Synopsis: Alien film-makers come to Earth and ask Superman for help in choosing an actor to portray him in a movie.

Action Comics No. 570
August 1985
Cover: Superman, Jimmy Olsen, and shadow of Alter Ego //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The Mystery of Jimmy Olsen’s Alter Ego” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #85)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen (between DC COMICS PRESENTS #84 / 86), Perry White (last appearance in issue #568; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #86), Lois Lane (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #86), Inspector Henderson (last appearance in issue #561; next appears in SUPERMAN #422)
Intro: Ralph, Dr. Morton (only appearance for both)
Villains: Alter Ego (first appearance; destroyed in this story), Jack, George (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A blast of cosmic energy manifests a powerful but evil duplicate of Jimmy Olsen named Alter Ego.

Story: “The Superman Who Came To Dinner” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Craig Boldman
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Albert DeGuzman
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #318)
Intro: Marvin Weems, Helen Weems (only appearance for both)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman to fight Sonik in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #318.
Synopsis: Superman accepts a man’s invitation to stay for dinner...and then stays, and stays, and stays.

Superman Annual No. 11
1985
Cover: Mongul, Batman, Robin II, Wonder Woman, and Superman entranced by “black mercy” plant //Dave Gibbons (signed)
Story: “For the Man Who Has Everything” (40 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Alan Moore
Artist, letterer: Dave Gibbons
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #318; next appears in ACTION COMICS #572 (1))
GS: Batman (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #555; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #319), Robin II (last appearance in DETECTIVE COMICS #555; next appears in BATMAN #389), Wonder Woman (last appearance in RED TORNADO #3; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #326)
Cameo appearances: Lor-Em, Dax-Ar, Van-El, Ansula (first and only apperarance for all; characters in Superman’s dream), Lyla Lerrol, Jor-El, Kara Zor-El, Allura Zor-El, Jax-Ur, Thomas Wayne, Martha Wayne, Joe Chill (all characters in Superman’s dream), Lara
Villain: Mongul (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #43; last appearance)
Comments: This story takes place on Superman’s birthday, February 29.
 Lyla Lerrol’s parents’ names, Ler-Rol and Maris, are revealed in this story.
 Shortly after this story Superman has an adventure with Grollo in ACTION COMICS #572 (1), then teams with Batman to fight Rem and Chronos in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #319-321, then teams with the Forgotten Heroes to fight the Forgotten Villains in DC COMICS PRESENTS #77-78, then joins the heroes of five Earths to deal with the Crisis on Infinite Earths in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #2-4 and NEW TEEN TITANS #13, then teams with Supergirl to battle Blackstarr in DC COMICS PRESENTS #86, then rejoins the heroes of the Multiverse to fight the Anti-Monitor’s schemes in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5.
Synopsis: Batman, Robin II, and Wonder Woman come to Superman’s birthday party in the Fortress of Solitude, only to find that Mongul has placed him in a trance with the help of an alien “black mercy” plant which gives him the vision he most desires--of being married to Lyla Lerrol, having children, and living as a geologist on a Krypton that never exploded.

Superman No. 410
August 1985
Cover: Superman denouncing Clark Kent on TV screen as Clark Kent walks away past newspapers reporting his firing //Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Clark Kent--Fired” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Al Williamson
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5; next appears in issue #412)
Supporting Characters: Perry White, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for both in DC COMICS PRESENTS #86; both next appear in issue #412), Lois Lane, Lana Lang (last appearance for both in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5; both next appear in issue #412), Morgan Edge (between issues #406 / 413), Frank Jackson (between issues #408 / 413)
Cameo: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent (as statues)
Villains: Lex Luthor, Wanda Nordo, Pluto and Plato Statler (last appearance for all in issue #401)
Comment: This story continues in issue #412.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor contrives a hoax that makes Clark Kent file an unknowingly false Superman story and gets him fired from WGBS and the Daily Planet.

Superman No. 412
October 1985
Cover: Superman vs. Lex Luthor //Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Luthor--Today You Die” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Al Williamson
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in issue #410)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang, Perry White, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (last appearance for all in issue #410), Steve Lombard (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #562)
Villain: Lex Luthor, Pluto and Plato Statler, Wanda Nordo (last appearance for all in issue #410)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: After making Superman experience an illusion that he has killed Lex Luthor and doomed Metropolis to nuclear holocaust, Luthor succeeds in making the Man of Steel doubt his hold on reality.

Superman No. 413
November 1985
Cover: Superman and “ghosts” of Lois Lane and Metropolis citizens //Klaus Janson (signed)
Story: “Superman--Your World Is Mine” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Al Williamson
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #95)
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge (last appearance in issue #410; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9), Lana Lang, Perry White, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (all next appear in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7), Josh Coyle (last appearance in SUPERMAN SPECIAL #3; next appears in ACTION COMICS #571), Steve Lombard (next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #200), Douglas Parker (last appearance in issue #381; last appearance), Prof. Potter (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #558; last appearance), Frank Jackson (last appearance in issue #410; last appearance), May Marigold (last appearance in issue #393; last appearance)
Intro: Wade Baxter (only appearance)
Villains: Lex Luthor (next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6), Wanda Nordo, Pluto and Plato Statler (all next appear in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #12)
Comments: Story continues from last issue.
 Lex Luthor is teleported away by Brainiac in this story and next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #6.
 Shortly after this story Superman teams with Hawkman to fight Kasta in DC COMICS PRESENTS #95, then joins the heroes of Earth to battle the Anti-Monitor (in which battle Supergirl dies) in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7, then teams with Superboy of Earth-Prime against aliens from Polaris-Six in DC COMICS PRESENTS #87.
Synopsis: Lex Luthor captures Superman and convinces him, by an hallucination, that he has stolen the Earth.

Superman No. 414
December 1985
Cover:  Superman; Superman with Supergirl's corpse; two Superman Revenge Squad members tormenting Superman; Van-Zee vs. Superman (four vignettes)  //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story:  "Revenge Is Life--Death To Superman"  (24 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Al Williamson
Letterer:  Ed King
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #87; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #3)
GS:  Supergirl (as a corpse; last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7; last appearance of corpse), Superboy of Earth-Prime (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #87; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #10)
Supporting Characters: Van-Zee, Zor-El, Allura (hair mistakenly colored black in
this story; last appearance for all in KRYPTON CHRONICLES #2; last appearance for all), Sylvia Van-Zee, Lyle-Zee, Lili Van-Zee (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN FAMILY #188; last appearance for all), Rokynians (last appearance), Jimmy Olsen (between CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7 / 11), Lois Lane (between CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7 / 9)
Villains:  The Superman Revenge Squad (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #87; last appearance)
Comment:  This story continues from DC COMICS PRESENTS #87, in which Supergirl does not appear.
 Shortly after this story Superman rejoins the Justice League briefly to deal with a berserk Red Tornado in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #3.
Synopsis:  After defeating the Superman Revenge Squad on Rokyn with the help of Sylvia DeWitt, Superman brings the body of Supergirl back to her parents, Zor-El and Allura.

Superman No. 415
January 1986
Cover:  Superman holding memory-device with image of Supergirl kissing Salkor  //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story:  "Supergirl:  Bride of--X?"  (24 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Cary Bates
Penciller:  Curt Swan
Inker:  Al Williamson
Letterer:  John Costanza
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character:  Superman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #3; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #88)
GS:  Supergirl (in flashback; appears between LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #294 / DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #4; marries Salkor in this story)
Intro:  Salkor (only appearance)
Villain:  Naxx (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Superman teams with the Creeper to fight a demon in DC COMICS PRESENTS #88, then rejoins the heroes of Earth to finish the fight against the Anti-Monitor in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9-12, then teams with the Omega Men in DC COMICS PRESENTS #89.
Synopsis:  Superman discovers an intruder, Salkor, an alien, in his Fortress, taking a round metal object from the Supergirl room.  Superman learns that Salkor is really Supergirl's husband, whom she married while she was rendered amnesiac from a collision with a Kryptonite meteor.  Salkor had called her "Jasma", and, while married to her, had fought side-by-side with her against the
menacing invader, Naxx.  The round object was a Hokku, a wedding day gift that recorded the thoughts of his beloved.  Shortly after the fight with Naxx, Supergirl left Salkor without an
explanation, and it has taken him two years to trail her to the Fortress of Solitude on Earth.  When Naxx finds Salkor and Superman and attacks them both, seeking vengeance, the two heroes
team up to destroy their robotic foe.  Later, Superman and Salkor see and hear a holographic recording of Kara, who explains that she lost her memories of Salkor and their marriage when her
original memories returned, only to regain them after her original encounter with Blackstarr.  Since she mentions in the message that she will probably be dead by the time they hear the
recording, Salkor and Superman realize she must have had a premonition of her own death.  Superman and Salkor bid each other farewell, and Salkor leaves Earth.

Action Comics No. 571
September 1985
Cover: Thresher222 as Clark Kent //Brian Bolland (signed)
Story: “Mission To Earth” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: David Cody Weiss
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #89; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #4)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #11; next appears in issue #574), Josh Coyle (last appearance in SUPERMAN #413; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #4), Morgan Edge (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #4)
Intro: Thresher222 and his robotic race, Councilman Gregg (only appearance for all)
Cameo appearances: Lex Luthor, Batman
Villain: Dr. Alice Herman (next appears in SUPERMAN #419)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Superwoman to fight Lex Luthor in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #4.
Synopsis: While Superman is helping a living robot who has come to Earth for the material needed to save his people from destruction, a scientist who was snubbed for the Nobel Prize wreaks havoc with her discovery.

Action Comics No. 572
October 1985
Cover: Superman watching Gollo-as-Superman lifting two elephants //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The World of Superman Masqueraders” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Craig Boldman
Penciller: Wayne Boring
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #11; next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #319)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #85; next appears in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5)
Intro: Prof. Creighton (only appearance)
Other characters: Grollo, Zarians (last appearance for all in issue #234; last appearance for all)
Comment: This story takes place before the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Synopsis: Superman learns that Grollo, the chameleon creature, and his fellow Zarians have taken to living in the shape of himself or Clark Kent, which makes them a target for predators.

Story: “SOS From Nowhere” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Beppe Sabatini
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Bob Oskner
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #4)
Intro: The Sarikars (only appearance)
Villains: The Trophy-Lord (Jraka Bin Dharlok) and his servants (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman rescues two creatures from an alien hunter and is rewarded by their time-travelling descendants.

Story: “The Puzzle of the Purloined Fortress” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mark Waid
Penciller: Rick Hoberg
Inker: Steve Mitchell
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman
Supporting Character: Jonathan Ross (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #25; last appearance)
Cameo appearances: Lex Luthor, Terra-Man, Brainiac
Synopsis: Superman takes Jon Ross to the Fortress of Solitude for a visit and discovers that almost everything inside it has vanished.

Action Comics No. 573
November 1985
Cover: Superman, J. Wilbur Wolfingham, and Bax with “sold” Earth //Howard Bender / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Sale of the Century” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Craig Boldman
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Bob Oskner
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman
Supporting Characters: J. Wilbur Wolfingham (last appearance in SUPERMAN #341; last appearance), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #11), Lois Lane (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #4)
Intro: Wormwood Wolfingham, Bax, Zazzbug (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: J. Wilbur Wolfingham thinks he’s pulling a master scam by selling the Earth to an alien realtor, until the alien comes back and takes possession of the planet.

Story: “If I Were Superman” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writers: Kevin Juaire, Dave Campiti
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Eduardo Barretto
Letterer: Helen Vesik
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman
Supporting Character: Lana Lang (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #4)
Intro: Ernie Doyle, Officer Rockwell (only appearance for both)
Villains: Various crooks (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A hot-dog vendor fantasizes about how he would do super-stunts if he were only Superman.

Action Comics No. 574
December 1985
Cover: Superman walking away from Rad Zonon with victory flag //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “May the Best World Win” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Craig Boldman
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lana Lang, Dr. Jenet Klyburn (last appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9; next appears in BOOSTER GOLD #1)
Intro: Rad Zonon (dies in this story)
Comment: The statement that the planet Ostok was in the same solar system as Krypton is somewhat suspect, as Krypton’s red sun is no longer there.  It is possible that Ostok is in a nearby solar system.
Synopsis: Rad Zonon, a native of the world of Ostok, comes to Earth with the intention of getting Superman to compete against him in a reenactment of the Olympic-style games of old in which Kryptonians and Ostokians competed.

Story: “Tomorrow Is Cancelled” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Co-plotter: Bob Greenberger
Co-plotter, scripter: Barbara Randall
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: David Hunt
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #322)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (both next appear in issue #576), Perry White (last appearance in issue #571; next appears in SUPERMAN #416)
Intro: Kytszbtn (son of Mxyztplk; in photo), Mark (only appearance for both)
Villain: Mr. Mxyzptlk (between SUPERMAN #407 / 421)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman to fight Lou Marino and other hoods in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #322.
Synopsis: Mr. Mxyzptlk comes to Earth and turns all printed matter into an announcement of the birth of his son.

Action Comics No. 575
January 1986
Cover: Intellex’s hands lifting brain from Superman’s head //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The Great Brain Robbery” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Joey Cavalieri
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #322)
Supporting Character: Lana Lang (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #91)
Intro: Dr. Andrew Kurtzman
Other Character: Albert Einstein (as a brain; last appearance)
Villains: Intellex, Eyegore (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #396; last appearance for both)
Synopsis: Intellex uses the brain of Albert Einstein to tell him how to trap Superman and harness his brain, while a giant meteor threatens Metropolis.

Story: “Rodent On a Rampage” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Craig Boldman
Penciller: Howard Bender
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #323)
Intro: A space rodent (only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Jor-El, Lara (as statues)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Batman to fight Nightwolf and the Power Broker in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #323 and with Firestorm and Captain Atom to battle Rayburn in DC COMICS PRESENTS #90.
Synopsis: Superman takes a space-rodent home to put in his interplanetary zoo, not knowing it is really an intelligent space-traveller.

Superman No. 416
February 1986
Cover: Aged Superman in front of Fortress of Solitude //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The Einstein Connection” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Al Williamson
Letterer: Ed King
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #90; also appears in flashback, between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #188 / ACTION COMICS #517, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #201 / ACTION COMICS #528, and issue #382 / DARING ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #2)
Supporting Character: Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #574; next appears in issue #418)
Cameo appearance: Albert Einstein
Intro: Calvin Anderson
Villain: Lex Luthor (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #4; also appears in flashback, between ACTION COMICS #525 (flashback) / SUPERMAN FAMILY #214,  SUPERMAN AND “THE COMPUTER MASTERS OF METROPOLIS” #1 / DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #1 and between DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #1 / SUPERMAN ANNUAL #9)
Synopsis: Year after year, Superman nabs Luthor when he breaks out on March 15th.  Finally, the Man of Steel figures out the reason for Luthor’s actions: he wishes to observe the birthday of his hero, Albert Einstein, by reenacting events in Einstein’s life.

Story: “The Ghost of Superman Future” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Al Williamson
Letterer: D. Andrews
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (isochronally with first story; next appears in ACTION COMICS #576; also appears in “flash-forward”, his last chronological appearance, taking place after issue #400)
Other Character: Calvin Anderson (isochronally with first story; last appearance)
Villain: Lex Luthor (isochronally with first story; next appears in HEROES AGAINST HUNGER #1)
Comment: In this story we learn that Lex Luthor and Superman will eventually befriend each other in the future, though this could be only one of several alternate futures.
Synopsis: While Superman is chasing Luthor, he sees a hologram message from his future self, almost 100 years in the future.

Action Comics No. 576
February 1986
Cover: Klystro and his offspring taking Superman to bird creatures //Eduardo Barretto
Story: “Earth’s Sister Planet” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Bill Woolfolk
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #416)
Supporting Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in issue #574; next appears in SUPERMAN #418)
Intro: Klystro’s offspring, Mark Hayim (only appearance for both)
Villain: Klystro (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Superman seeks to stop an intelligent dinosaur from a sister-world of Earth from destroying the human race and taking over the planet.

Story: “The ‘Monumental’ Menace of Metropolis” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Mark Waid
Penciller: Paris Cullens
Inker: Mike DeCarlo
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #91)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in issue #574; next appears in SUPERMAN #418)
Intro: Vaalor (only appearance)
Villains: Voranians (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with Captain Comet to fight Brain Storm in DC COMICS PRESENTS #91.
Synopsis: A trapped alien super-hero switches bodies with Superman in order to attempt to fight off  invading aliens.

Action Comics No. 577
March 1986
Cover: Superman in Caitiff’s eye //Keith Giffen
Story: “Caitiff: First of the Vampires” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Plotter, penciller: Keith Giffen
Scripter: Robert Loren Fleming
Inker: Bob Oskner
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (between DC COMICS PRESENTS #91 / 92)
Supporting Characters: Morgan Edge, Josh Coyle (last appearance for both in DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #4), Lana Lang (between DC COMICS PRESENTS #91 / 92)
Intro: Dr. Melmak, Chester, Les (only appearance for all), Sam Petronio (dies in this story)
Villain: Caitiff (first and only appearance; a vampire)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams with the Vigilante to tackle Arthur Bryan in DC COMICS PRESENTS #92.
Synopsis: Superman encounters Caitiff, supposedly the first vampire, who is now stalking Metropolis.

Superman No. 418
April 1986
Cover: Superman-X //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The Replacement” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Agustin Mas
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #92; next appears in ACTION COMICS #578)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #92; next appears in ACTION COMICS #578), Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (both between ACTION COMICS #576 / 578), Perry White (last appearance in issue #416)
Intro: Superman-X and his two alien creators (only appearance for all)
Villains: Metallo II (last appearance in BLUE DEVIL #3; last appearance), Al and other crooks (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: While Superman is fighting a menace on an alien world, representatives of that world create a replacement Superman to take care of Metropolis’s ills, at which task he excels.

Action Comics No. 578
April 1986
Cover: Superman, beaten Parasite (as Joe Blohe), and booing crowd //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The Most Popular Man In Metropolis” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Craig Boldman
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #418; next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #250)
Supporting Characters: Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane (last appearance for both in SUPERMAN #418; both next appear in DC COMICS PRESENTS #93), Lana Lang (between SUPERMAN #418 / 421), Josh Coyle (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #94), Morgan Edge (next appears in SUPERMAN #419)
Intro: Schantz, Barbara (only appearance for both)
Cameo appearances: Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent
Villain: The Parasite (last appearance in issue #555; last appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman rejoins the Justice League to fight Junior, Despero, and Adam in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #250, then teams with Plastic Man, Elastic Lad, and Elongated Man to fight the Malleable Man in DC COMICS PRESENTS #93.
Synopsis: Superman loses his self-esteem and his public ratings drop at the same time public favor of a man named Joe Blohe increases.

Superman No. 419
May 1986
Cover: Iago with Superman in five-pointed star //Eduardo Barretto (signed)
Story: “The Man Who Murdered Evil” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #93; next appears in ACTION COMICS #579)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (next appears in issue #421), Lois Lane (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #93; next appears in issue #421), Morgan Edge (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #578; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #200)
Intro: Mr. Kenyon (only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Joker, Darkseid
Villains: Satan (?), Iago (Arnie Alpert; first and only appearance), Greeneyes (first appearance; dies in this story), Dr. Alice Herman (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #571; last appearance), Rock Devareux (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Superman’s computer correlates the appearance of super-villains on Earth to the presence of a being named Greeneyes.  But when Superman goes after Greeneyes, the villain merges into the body of a human being and transforms him into Iago, an avatar of mystic evil.

Action Comics No. 579
May 1986
Cover: Superman captured by Columnix and Flipmybix //Keith Giffen / Karl Kesel (signed)
Story: “Prisoners of Time (1986 A. D. To CCLIII A.D.)” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: R. J. M. Lofficier
Penciller: Keith Giffen
Inker: Bob Oskner
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #419; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #94)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #93; next appears in BLUE DEVIL #25)
Intro: Karen, Mikimus, Columnix, Picturix, Rockix, Bulwinkelmus, Myopix, Flipmybix (only appearance for all)
Villain: Tommy and his cohort, Prolifix (only appearance for all), Romans
Comment: Much of this story is based on the famous French comic character, Asterix.
 Shortly after this story Superman teams with Harbinger, Lady Quark, and Pariah to fight the Volt Lord in DC COMICS PRESENTS #94.
Synopsis: A broken Gallic shield from the 2nd Century A.D. leads Superman and Jimmy Olsen back to the past, where a super-Gaul keeps a province free from the Romans.

Superman No. 420
June 1986
Cover: Superman beset by demons in Chris Hunt’s dream //Denys Cowan / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “And We Are the Dreamers of Dreams” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Elliot S! Maggin
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Feature Character: Superman (last apperance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #94; next appears in ACTION COMICS #580)
Intro: Wayne Kling, Jenny Kling, Billy Kling and his sister, Chris Parker Hunt (Chief Parker’s grandson), Mrs. Carling, Miss Liebowitz, Wanda, Jerry (last three in flashback), Mrs. Hunt (Chief Parker’s daughter; as a voice only; only appearance for all)
Cameo appearances: Jor-El, Lara, Jonathan Kent, Martha Kent, Krypto, Douglas Parker
Comment: In this story we learn that Douglas Parker is now chairman of the Smallville Chamber of Commerce and has a daughter and a grandson.
Synopsis: Superman makes a trip back to Smallville and encounters a boy who can project himself into other peoples’ dreams.

Action Comics No. 580
June 1986
Cover: Superman breaking chains //Gil Kane (signed)
Story: “The Day Superman Couldn’t Save” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Robert Loren Fleming
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #420; also appears in flashback, between issue #508 / DC COMICS PRESENTS #23)
Supporting Character: Jimmy Olsen (chronologically between DC COMICS PRESENTS #22 / 23)
Intro: Six people (die in this story, then return as ghosts; first and only appearance for all; in flashback)
Synopsis: Superman recalls the time he had to let six bus passengers die to save hundreds more threatened by a broken bridge, and how it traumatized him until he learned he had made the correct decision.

Story: “The Most Dangerous Toy On Earth” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencillers: Martin King, Paris Cullens
Inker: Greg Theakston
Letterer: Agustin Mas
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman
Intro: Christopher Ball (of Earth-One), Khald (only appearance for both)
Comment: Christopher Ball is based on the boy who won the Super Powers contest.
Synopsis: An alien comes to Earth in search of an artifact a boy now possesses.  But even Superman cannot convince him to give it up.

Story: “The Mystery of the Missing Box” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Paul Kupperberg
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Agustin Mas
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in SUPERMAN #421)
Intro: Steven, Gnerelel, Klattoians (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman tries to find out who stole Earth’s moon and substituted a counterfeit.

Superman No. 421
July 1986
Cover: Superman vs. demon on TV monitors //Eduardo Barretto?
Story: “Trapped In Imp-TV” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (between ACTION COMICS #580 / 581)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #578; next appearance in LOIS LANE #1), Lois Lane (last appearance in issue #419; next appears in ACTION COMICS #581), Perry White (last appearance in issue #419; next appears in ACTION COMICS #582), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in BLUE DEVIL #25; next appears in ACTION COMICS #581)
GS: Mr. Mxyzptlk (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #574; last appearance; not a villain in this story)
Villain: Kzykmulk (first and only appearance; Mr. Mxyzptlk’s cousin)
Synopsis: Superman and Mr. Mxyzptlk have to make common cause when both are threatened by Mxyzptlk’s cousin in a battle televised on every TV set in Metropolis.

Action Comics No. 581
July 1986
Cover: Superman’s hand holding out his costume on a hangar //Denys Cowan / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Superman For a Day” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Artist: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #421)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (both between SUPERMAN #421 / 422)
Intro: Mark Traynor, Mrs. Traynor, Dr. Yarnell (only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman discovers that a boy with great ESP potential has melded with his mind.

Story: “Even a Superman Needs a Lawyer” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Michael J. Wolff
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterer: Duncan Andrews
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #96)
Intro: Douglas Giddings (only appearance)
Villains: A gang of crooks (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Superman teams up with Blue Devil to battle Terra-Man in DC COMICS PRESENTS #96 and teams with Batman to fight Lex Luthor in HEROES AGAINST HUNGER #1.
Synopsis: While doing business with his lawyer, Superman brings in a gang of bank robbers.

Superman No. 422
August 1986
Cover: Superman as werewolf //Brian Bolland (signed)
Story: “Dark Moon Rising” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt, Tom Yeates
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in HEROES AGAINST HUNGER #1; next appears in ACTION COMICS #582)
Supporting Characters: Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (both between ACTION COMICS #581 / 582), Inspector Henderson (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #570; next appears in LOIS LANE #1)
Intro: Thomas Lawrence (a werewolf), Mrs. Lawrence, Jerry Lawrence, Chuck Lawrence (only appearance for all)
Villains: Five werewolves (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Superman seeks out a werewolf who he think has committed murder, only to find five other werewolves who are the true culprits.

Action Comics No. 582
August 1986
Cover: Superman, Jor-El, and Lara against exploding Krypton //Alex Saviuk / Murphy Anderson (signed)
Story: “The Strange Rebirth of Jor-El and Lara” (24 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Craig Boldman
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Kurt Schaffenberger
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in SUPERMAN #422; next chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #354 (2))
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last appearance in SUPERMAN #421; next appears in LOIS LANE #1), Lois Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN #422; next appears in LOIS LANE #1), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in SUPERMAN #422; next appears in LOIS LANE #2)
Cameo appearances: Jor-El, Lara
Intro: Quigley (a robot; only appearance)
Villains: Rokk, Sorban (last appearance for both in DC COMICS PRESENTS #79; last appearance for both), Jax-Ur (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #84; next chronological appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #305), General Zod (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #84; last appearance), Faora Hu-Ul (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #73; last appearance), Prof. Vakox (last appearance in issue #549; last appearance), Jor-El and Lara impostors (first and only appearance for both)
Comment: This is the last Earth-One Superman story published.  The two-part story in SUPERMAN #423 / ACTION COMICS #583 is an imaginary story, and the story in DC COMICS PRESENTS #97 is too problematic to be canonical (the Bizarro World, as shown in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #181, will not be destroyed, but will be changed into a “normal” planet, and Jax-Ur and other Phantom Zoners will not be merged with Mxyzptlk but, as shown in ADVENTURE COMICS #305, will continue in the Zone, some, such as Jax-Ur, for 1,000 years before release).
Synopsis: Rokk and Sorban, the two galactic gamblers, see if Superman can be tempted into committing murder by creating two simulacra of Jor-El and Lara, deceiving the Man of Steel into thinking that they are his real parents, and then turning them against him.

Lois Lane No. 1
August 1986
Cover: Inspector Henderson and Lois Lane at crime scene //Gray Morrow (signed)
Story: “When It Rains, God Is Crying”
 Chapter 1: “Ignorance Was Bliss” (23 pages)
 Chapter 2: “Dark Realities” (23 pages)
Editor: Robert Greenberger
Writer: Mindy Newell
Artist: Gray Morrow
Letterer: Agustin Mas
Colorist: Joe Orlando
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #582)
GS: Clark Kent (Superman; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #582)
Supporting Characters: Bill Henderson (last appearance in SUPERMAN #422), Lucy Lane (last appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #215), Ella Lane (as a voice; last appearance in ACTION COMICS #546; last appearance), Lana Lang (last appearance in SUPERMAN #421), Perry White (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #582)
Intro: Geoff, Steinert, Steve, Bob Harley, Jock, Bostwick, Jack, Ed Byrnes, Elaine, Randall, Joyce, Marilyn, Justin, Joe, Joanne Green, Mr. Green, John Campbell, Margaret Campbell, Jason Campbell, Molly Campbell, Kate Brinkley, Sean (only appearance for all), Baby Doe (dies in this story), James McCullough, Janice Denton
Villains: Two kidnappers (in flashback; first and only appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: The death of an abducted child leads Lois Lane to make an investigation into the phenomenon of missing children.

Lois Lane No. 2
September 1986
Cover: Lois Lane and children hiding from gunman //Gray Morrow (signed)
Story: “Quicksand”: Chapter 3 (22 pages)
 Chapter 4: “Bless the Child” (22 pages)
Editor: Robert Greenberger
Writer: Mindy Newell
Artist: Gray Morrow
Letterer: Agustin Mas
Colorist: Joe Orlando
Feature Character: Lois Lane (next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #12)
GS: Clark Kent (Superman; next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #12)
Supporting Characters: Bill Henderson (last appearance), Lana Lang (next appears in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #12), Jimmy Olsen (last appearance in ACTION COMICS #582; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #200), Lucy Lane, Perry White (both next chronologically appear in SUPERMAN FAMILY #200)
Other characters: James McCullough, Janice Denton
Intro: Mrs. Zelinsky, Patty Zelinsky, Joe Zelinsky, Mort, Max, Mr. Cortez, Joan, Shiela, Tommy, Mr. Wagman, Mrs. King, Mr. and Mrs. Dillon, Fred, Karen, Floyd (only appearance for all), Baby Lee (dies in this story)
Cameo appearance: Julius Schwartz
Comment: This story reveals that Lana Lang got married during her stay in Europe, had a child who was killed by terrorists, and returned to America after the marriage broke up.
 Jimmy Olsen proposes marriage to Lucy Lane in this story and is accepted.
Synopsis: Lois Lane tries to delve further into the problem of missing children in Metropolis.

Superman Annual No. 12
1986
Cover: Superman and Lex Luthor vs. warsuit gloves //Brian Bolland (signed)
Story: “Luthor’s Ultra-Ego” (40 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Cary Bates
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Superman (last appearance in LOIS LANE #2; next appears in flashback in SUPERMAN #354)
Supporting Characters: Lana Lang (last appearance in LOIS LANE #2; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #200), Lois Lane (last appearance in LOIS LANE #2;  next chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #354), Josh Coyle (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #94; next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN FAMILY #200)
Intro: Buzz (voice only), Mike (only appearance for both), Chet and his friend (both die in this story), Ukrun (in flashback; dies in this story)
Origin: Lexor (details; in flashback)
Villains: Lex Luthor (last appearance in HEROES AGAINST HUNGER #1; last appearance), Wanda Nordo, Pluto and Plato Statler (last appearance for all in SUPERMAN #413; last appearance for all), the Electro-Spine (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
 Sometime after this story, as shown in flashback in SUPERMAN #354 (2), Superman will marry Lois Lane and they will have two children: a daughter, Laurie, and a son, Jorel.  Clark Kent will continue on as a TV newscaster for many years.  Superman himself will live for more than 100 years, and his death is not recorded.  His descendants will carry on for many generations as Supermen, with the highest-numbered Superman on record being Superman XXX.  Several generations of Batmen, up to Batman VI, will also appear.
 Jimmy Olsen will finally marry and have children, according to SUPERMAN #372 (2).  His wife may be Lucy Lane, as shown in SUPERMAN FAMILY #200, but, since that issue also contains an appearance by Superwoman,  Kara Zor-El, that is only a possible future.
Synopsis: Superman and Lex Luthor must team up to stop Luthor’s sentient warsuit from destroying all human life on Earth.
 

Superman Family No. 200
March-April 1980
Cover: Superman lifting curtain to reveal Lana Lang, Morgan Edge, Steve Lombard, Pete Ross, Perry White, Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Superwoman, Jimmy Olsen, Lucy Lane Olsen, Clark Kent, Lois Lane Kent, and Laura Kent at the Kents’ wedding anniversary //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Story: “Unhappy Anniversary” (Part 1; 13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Bob Oskner
Inker: Joe Giella
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Adrienne Roy
Feature Character: Lois Lane (last chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #354 (2); married to Superman before this story begins)
GS: Superman (last chronological appearance in flashback in SUPERMAN #354; married to Lois Lane before this story begins)
Supporting Characters: Laura Kent (first name revealed in this story; last appearance in SUPERMAN #131; last appearance), Jimmy Olsen (last chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #582)
Intro: David Angel (dies in this story), Lou, Miller, Roger (only appearance for all)
Villain: Edmund (first and only appearance)
Comment:  This issue of SUPERMAN FAMILY presents a possible future for members of the Superman Family circa 1999-2000.  As such, it belongs to a track of Earth-One's future in which the Crisis on Infinite Earths did not occur.  Thus, the last chronological appearance of characters who appear in this story is their last appearance before the Crisis.
Synopsis: Lois Lane, now married to Clark Kent and with a teenage daughter, Laura (or Laurie), discovers that a hologram artist who made an anniversary hologram for her has been murdered--and that his last hologram shows her with Laura and Superman.
 Story: “The Thief At Sky’s Edge” (Part 2; 12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Alex Saviuk
Inker: David Hunt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Jimmy Olsen
Supporting Characters: Lucy Lane Olsen (last chronological appearance in issue #215; married to Jimmy Olsen before this story opens)
Villains: A gang of thieves (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: By the time of this story, Jimmy Olsen has become editor of the Daily Planet and is married to the former Lucy Lane, who is now president of the airline for whom she used to work.
Synopsis: Lucy Lane-Olsen loses a statuette intended as an anniversary gift for Clark Kent and Lois Lane, and Jimmy decides to retrace her trip to see if he will be victimized by the same thieves who took it.
 Story: “Clark Kent’s Frantic Fan” (Part 3; 7 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Clark Kent (Superman)
Supporting Characters: Laura Kent, Josh Coyle (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #12; last appearance)
Intro: Ed, mayor of Metropolis (only appearance for both)
Villain: Amanda Boot (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: While his daughter Laura is finally manifesting super-powers, Clark Kent is victimized by an elderly “fan”.
 Story:  "Something Swims the Time Stream"  (Part 4; 12 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Gerry Conway
Penciller:  Win Mortimer
Inker:  Vince Colletta
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Gene D'Angelo
Feature Character:  Superwoman (formerly Supergirl; last chronological appearance in SUPERGIRL (second series) #23; see Comment below)
GS:  Dick Grayson (Nightwing III; unrevealed; last chronological appearance undetermined, possibly in BATMAN #300), Clark Kent (Superman; in flashback)
Supporting Characters: Perry White (last chronological appearance in ACTION COMICS #582), Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen (all in flashback)
Villain:  The Time Beast (dies in this story)
Comment:  This issue of Superman Family presents a possible future for Superwoman, formerly Supergirl, and other members of the Superman Family circa 1999-2000.  As such, it belongs to a
track of Earth-One's future in which the Crisis on Infinite Earths did not occur.  Thus, Supergirl's last chronological appearance before this story is her last appearance before the Crisis.
 In this story, Superwoman states that she has “never married, and my relationships rarely last more than a year.”
Synopsis:  Superwoman, now Governor Linda Danvers of Florida, goes back through the time-stream and films highlights in the relationship of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, intending to give them the film as an anniversary gift, since both of them are married.  However, she encounters a Time Beast which preys on travellers in the time-stream.  Since she cannot effectively destroy it due to its ability to manipulate the time-flow around itself, Supergirl flees, luring the creature to the very edge of time.  The Time Beast then rapidly ages and dies.  Superwoman returns to her
native time with the film.
 Story:  "Celebration"  (Part 5; 6 pages)
Editor:  Julius Schwartz
Writer:  Gerry Conway
Penciller:  Bob Oskner
Inker:  Joe Giella
Letterer:  Ben Oda
Colorist:  Adrienne Roy
Feature Characters:  Clark Kent (next appears in SUPERMAN #354 (2), Lois Lane Kent (last appearance; the Mr. and Mrs. Superman of Earth-One, 1999-2000)
GS:  Superwoman (last appearance), Bruce Wayne (Batman), Dick Grayson (Nightwing III)
Supporting Characters: Laura Kent, Lucy Lane Olsen, Perry White (last appearance for all), Jimmy Olsen (next chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #372 (2)), Morgan Edge (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #419; last appearance), Steve Lombard (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN #413; last appearance), Pete Ross (last chronological appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #25; last appearance), Lana Lang (last chronological appearance in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #12; last appearance; all from Earth-One circa 1999-2000)
Comment: The child Lois Lane is carrying may be the future Superman II.
Synopsis:  Lois Kent discovers she is pregnant, and, since she wanted to resume her reporting career, is driven to tears by the turn of events.  Laura Kent, in the meantime, finally starts exhibiting super-powers.  Clark solves the problem for Lois by saying he will give up his reporting career, though not his fatherly or superheroic ones, and Lois will be allowed to be the reporter in the family.  They are reconciled in time for a wedding anniversary party attended by all their longtime friends and colleagues.