Superman Family

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Superman Family was a DC Comics comic book series which ran from 1974 to 1982 featuring stories starring supporting characters in the Superman comics. The term "Superman Family" is often used to refer to the extended cast of characters (especially super-powered ones) of comics books associated with Superman.

Superman Family was an amalgamation of the titles Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane and Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, along with the first series of Supergirl, therefore immediately becoming DC's flagship title with the highest sales for the remainder. The first issue, #164, took its numbering from Jimmy Olsen, which had reached issue #163 and thus had the most issues published (Lois Lane ended at #137, while the newly-launched Supergirl book had only made it to #10).

Superman Family went through two distinct phases. In its inception the three leads Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, and Supergirl rotated new stories each issue with reprints for the other characters. In 1976, Superman Family became the first DC Comics 80-page Dollar Comic, consisting of 64 pages of new stories. In 1977, beginning with issue #182, the "framing element" was removed from the covers, and the book switched to printing all new material. It became a monthly series in 1981 starting with issue #207.

Other featured series in addition to Lois Lane (#s 166,169,172,175,178,181-222), Supergirl (#s 165,168,171,174,177,180,182-222), and Jimmy Olsen (#s 164,167,170,173,176,179,182-222) included:

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