"Supergirl: "Princess of the Golden Sun!"": Linda Danvers/Kara Zor-El has graduated from Vandyre University and she is moving to New Athens Experimental School in Florida to become a student counselor there. Her cousin drops by to he


Quote1.png I've told you how I feel before, Superman... How I'd rather be a genuine flesh-and-blood woman than a Supergirl! I mean, it was a kick at first-- the fame-- the glory... concealing my secret identity-- but it was all piled on my shoulders the day I landed on Earth... And... Well, I'm just not the world-saver you were born to be! Quote2.png
Supergirl

Superman Family #165 is an issue of the series Superman Family (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1974.

Appearing in Supergirl: "Princess of the Golden Sun!"

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  • Aztecs (Flashback only)
  • Cortez (Flashback only)
  • Eileen Falco (Single appearance) (Flashback and main story)
  • Kerry Berkman (Single appearance) (Flashback and main story)
  • Mixcal (Tlaca's father) (Single appearance)
  • Mrs. Falco (Single appearance) (Flashback and main story)
  • Poxhuala (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Supergirl: "Princess of the Golden Sun!"

Linda Danvers/Kara Zor-El has graduated from Vandyre University and she is moving to New Athens Experimental School in Florida to become a student counselor there. Her cousin drops by to help fly her luggage, but Linda states she is travelling by plane. She's getting tired of the pressure of being a heroine and needs to do something like a normal woman. Clark takes her to the airport instead, and says goodbye to her.

Meanwhile, in a hidden Mexican valley, inhabited by a lost Aztek tribe, warrior-princess Tlaca wins a warrior contest thanks to her ability to develop powers as great as her opponents' after spending seven days meditating following each loss. Her father Mixcal entrusts Tlaca with the task to fighting and absorbing Supergirl's power, with which she will restore -and expand all over the world- the Aztec Empire. Tlaca flies away.

The next morning, Linda meets her first troubled student, a girl called Eileen Falco whose mother is in trouble with the law due to a woman named Kerry Berkman who claims to be Eileen's true mother. Right then, Tlaca barges into the building searching for Supergirl. Linda changes clothes quickly and fights Tlaca until Tlaca suddenly yields and adopts a meditation posture. Puzzled, Supergirl takes her to the nearest police station.

For seven days, as Linda Danvers looks into Eileen's case, Tlaca builds power up. Finally she bursts out of prison, and Kara flies after her. But Tlaca spots Eileen and kidnaps her in order to brainwashing her into being her follower. Supergirl tries to stop her, but Tlaca is now more powerful. However, Supergirl deduces that Tlaca's power derives from the magnetic field of the Earth, so she hastily builds an electromagnet with which she nullifies her powers and takes her enemy to prison, where she will be placed in a special electromagnetic jail cell.

Later, Linda ascertains Berkman isn't Eileen's mother but her aunt, who is after Eileen's inheritance, and gets Eileen back with her mother.

Days later, Linda visits her cousin. Clark is happy that his cousinn is happy with her job, and gives her a photogram of her parents.

Appearing in Jimmy Olsen: "Jimmy Olsen in Scotland Yard!"

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  • London Police Department
    • Sergeant Kipper
    • Superintendent Baker
  • The Queen (Mentioned only)

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  • Sunken Treasure Ship (Mentioned only)

Synopsis for Jimmy Olsen: "Jimmy Olsen in Scotland Yard!"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #59.

Jimmy Olsen goes to London to cover a story at Scotland Yard. But when the master thief known as the Purple Pimpernel strikes, Jimmy finds that his signal-watch will no longer summon Superman.

Appearing in Superbaby: "Superbaby's First Foster-Parents!"

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  • "Deacon" Dugan (Single appearance)
  • Millie Dugan (Single appearance)
  • Snatch Syndicate (Single appearance)

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  • Jules Verne (Mentioned only)
  • "Sonny" Vanderbilt (Single appearance) (In a photograph only)

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Synopsis for Superbaby: "Superbaby's First Foster-Parents!"

This story is reprinted from Superboy #133.

Jor-El sends baby Kal-El to Earth in a rocket. Jonathan and Martha Kent discover the baby and the rocket, learn of his super-powers, and take him to Smallville Orphanage, intending to return and adopt him once he is a registered orphan. The next day, baby Kal-El is adopted by "Deacon" Dugan and his wife Millie, who intend to pass him off to the criminal Snatch Syndicate as millionaire baby Sonny Vanderbilt, for whom Kal-El is a double. The project proves to be one big hassle for the crooks, who are soon caught, and Kal-El returns to the orphanage himself. The next day, he is adopted by the Kents.

Appearing in Superman: "The Man Who Betrayed Superman's Identity!"

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  • Dirk Denver (Single appearance)
  • "Gentleman Jerry" (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Superman: "The Man Who Betrayed Superman's Identity!"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #297.

When Perry White got a case of amnesia, a crook convinced him to try and discover the secret identity of Superman.

Appearing in Lois Lane: "Lois Lane's Jungle Jeopardy!"

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Synopsis for Lois Lane: "Lois Lane's Jungle Jeopardy!"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #47.

On a leave of absence from the Daily Planet, Lois Lane joins the Peace Corps to teach in South America and encounters a jewel thief and a shaman who seems to possess super-powers.

Appearing in Krypto: "Krypto's Three Amazing Transformations!"

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Synopsis for Krypto: "Krypto's Three Amazing Transformations!"

This story is reprinted from Superboy #111.

Bizarro #1 arrives on Earth with a present for Krypto. He lobs a big chunk of Red Kryptonite at Krypto, causing him to retreat back in time for refuge. The super-dog is then transformed into a giant red bird. As the bird flies through the sky, he observes a ship being attacked by pirates. The ship being chased is captained by Sinbad the Sailor. The red bird retrieves the huge chunk of red kryptonite and drops it on the pirate ship causing them to sink. The Captain later writes in his log that he was rescued by a red rock but an ink stain makes it look like he wrote red roc which is the legendary red bird.

Krypto goes back into the Timestream and lands in a city where he is transformed into a cow. He is placed in a barn where he knocks over a kerosene lamp and starts a fire. The fire spreads and marks the beginning of the Great Chicago Fire. Krypto finds out that his owner is non other than Mrs O’Leary.

Krypto goes back into the time stream once more and arrives in modern day South America. He observes an escaping circus lion and theorizes that he will turn into a lion as soon as he draws near it. Much to his surprise, Krypto picks up the escaping lion by the collar but does not change. Instead he changes into a llama. Krypto then realizes that each time he transformed into an animal there was music being played in the background. He observes Superboy fly across the sky on his way to rescuing a group of trapped miners. Krypto follows in his llama form and finds that Superboy has collapsed after being exposed to a chunk of Green Kryptonite which fell from the mine. Krypto barrels the kryptonite into the ground and saves Superboy. Superboy then points out that the initials LL have played an important role in his life as he spells out the word LLama in the ground.

Appearing in Superman: "Clark Kent, Gangster!"

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  • Larceny Associated (Single appearance)
    • "Kid" Spade
    • Mr. Kreep
    • Nitro Nick
    • "Pills" Paley
  • Metropolis Police Department
  • Pete the Penman (Single appearance)

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  • Counterfeit plates & bills
  • Forged police badges

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  • Metro News helicopter
  • Submersible vessel used by crooks

Synopsis for Superman: "Clark Kent, Gangster!"

This story is reprinted from Superman #186.

When a newspaper strike shuts down the Daily Planet, Clark Kent sets out to create a new secret identity. When a car crash lands forger Pete the Penman in a coma, Superman assumes his identity. Superman then contacts the mob of Pills Paley and joins their gang. Operating inside the gang, Superman is able to get tips on the latest crimes and stop them. However, Superman is forced to expose his own secret to protect the Declaration of Independence. He apprehends the gang, then gives up his Pete the Penman identity. When the strike ends, Superman returns to the Daily Planet as Clark Kent.

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