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Showcase Presents: Superman Family, Vol. 3 (Showcase Presents: Superman Family #3)

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Over 500 pages of super-hero adventure are collected in this value-priced volume!

Two of Superman's closest confidants, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen, star in this new Showcase volume. Along the way, Jimmy, Superman's pal, becomes the Wolf-Man of Metropolis, Super-Lad and Elastic Lad, and also gains the powers of invisibility and magic. Meanwhile Lois, Superman's girl friend, b
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Paperback, 576 pages
Published March 3rd 2009 by DC Comics (first published February 10th 2009)
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Andy
Nov 20, 2010 Andy rated it really liked it
As a panacea to the Dr. Wertham witch hunt on comics (one of many witch hunts in the Fifties) DC-National comics produced comics that were bland enough to keep the Comics Police away. Two new kinds of comics were produced around this time: Celebrity comics like The Adventures of Bob Hope, The Adventures of Jerry Lewis and a short-lived Abbott and Costello comic. The other new kind of comic was the extended superhero family: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane, etc.

Of th
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Kushnuma
I absolutely loved reading this!
It made me think of Smallville a lot! I miss it so much...
Steven Heywood
Feb 25, 2017 Steven Heywood rated it liked it
Five hundred and odd pages of entertaining nonsense. Don't think to hard about the stories, just go along with the ride, imagine you're a young kid in the late 1950s and enjoy yourself. Superman's presence gives the writers and artists the excuse to let their imaginations run freely. Some lovely art by Curt Sean and Kurt Schaffenbeger but it's Al Plastino who draws the best-looking Lois Lane.
Jason Luna
Dec 08, 2013 Jason Luna rated it it was ok
Superman in the 60's is a cultural phenomenon all unto itself, almost all for weird reasons. Superman is less concerned with conquering bad guys than sorting out lessons for his "girlfriend" Lois Lane. He'll never marry her, but he keeps her a pained distance close enough to implied intimacy.

While the actual "Superman" comics of the 1960s also brought in mysterious supervillains or other activities for him to try and deal with, "Superman Family" is not exactly that at all. Jimmy Olsen and Lois L
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Stephen
Nov 07, 2013 Stephen rated it really liked it
Kids love these crazy stories! How cool would it be to be Superman's best friend and be turned into Elastic Lad for a few days! The DC Showcase reprints are affordable, uncluttered with ads, and extremely enjoyable by our family. Good clean, fun comics. Great old-school role models (especially now that Superman and Woman are killing people).

And if any youngsters in your family have any artistic inclinations, these are invaluable! The folks who were making these comics back in the early 1960s ha
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