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"Jimmy Olsen: "Menace of the Micro-Monster"": An old friend, Dev-Re, asks Superman and Jimmy Olsen to become Nightwing and Flamebird in Kandor again, in order to find his radical daughter Sarna. Meanwhile, a super-plag


Quote1 I'd say 'Yes', except for one thing! You're the most obnoxious creep I've ever met! Crawl back into the woodwork, where you came from, Raspor! Quote2
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Superman Family #173 is an issue of the series Superman Family (Volume 1) with a cover date of November, 1975.

Appearing in Jimmy Olsen: "Menace of the Micro-Monster"

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  • Matt Moran
  • Sarna Dev-Re
  • Brainiac (Mentioned only)

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  • Amnesia Pills
  • Anti-Gravity Shoes
  • Mento-Scanner
  • Microwave Beamer
  • Paralyser Gun
  • Space-Germ
  • Venusian Air-Eater

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  • Nightmobile
  • Ski-Plane (Destroyed)

Synopsis for Jimmy Olsen: "Menace of the Micro-Monster"

An old friend, Dev-Re, asks Superman and Jimmy Olsen to become Nightwing and Flamebird in Kandor again, in order to find his radical daughter Sarna. Meanwhile, a super-plague has crippled the city and threatens to kill all.

Jimmy catches Sarna and pretends to join her radical cause; sets bombs around Kandor's bottle, and destroys it. The sudden influx of Earth environment embues the Kandorians with superpowers, including invulnerability, which cures them of the plague.

They renounce their new powers, and Superman returns Kandor to a new bottle.

Appearing in Supergirl: "The Villain Who Married Supergirl"

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  • Raspor (Single appearance)
  • Viperie (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Supergirl: "The Villain Who Married Supergirl"

This story is reprinted from Action Comics #338.

Supergirl is a guest in a pageant of circus artists held in Midvale. Unfortunately Supergirl catches the attention of a contestant named Raspor. Raspor claims to be an alien come to Earth to win her over, but she finds him repulsive. When he tries to harass her sexually, Kara tells him to stay away from her.

Later that night, Raspor's partner Viperie attempts and fails to murder Kara out of jealousy. When Kara points out how ridiculous is to regard her as a rival, Viperie replies Raspor's intuition is never wrong and she doesn't know his dark secret.

Her curiosity piqued, Supergirl trails Viperie. To her surprise, Raspor and Viperie are really aliens. She spies on Viperie as she boards her partner's ship, and learns Raspor and Viperie are inter-planetary criminals. Raspor is chronicling his crimes in an holographic autobiography, and at one point, he claims he gave the Kryptonian Science Council an ultimatum: surrendering to his leaders, the warlords of Gryyk, or dying. The Council refused, and he teleported a N-bomb in the Krypton's core which exploded one hundred years later.

Afterwards, Raspor enacts Supergirl marrying him, which according his intuition will soon happen, and gloats about discarding her after a few decades. When Viperie protests he should get married to her, Raspor hurts her with his Nightmare Vision.

All of sudden, Supergirl steps into the room and declares she has fallen for Raspor utterly. Viperie warns she must be lying, and Raspor gets mad and banishes Viperie into a nightmarish dimension. After getting rid of his partner Raspor wants to get married right away, but Kara insists on holding the ceremony on another planet. She also insists on towing his ship personally after fetching a few keepsakes.

Supergirl flies Raspor's ship to a faraway alien world only populated by plant life. Then she turns a monitor on, and a priest performs their wedding. Raspor is going to kiss Supergirl when she suddenly flies his ship away and suggests him to listen to a recording left in a deserted building. Raspor learns that planet was visited long ago by an emissary from planet Grykk, who planted a bomb in that planet.

Horrified, Raspor realizes Supergirl is avenging Krypton by stranding him there. He has plenty food but he doesn't know when the N-bomb will go off. Knowing she can still hear him, Raspor screams she can't kill her husband, and Supergirl replies with her super-ventriloquism that their wedding wasn't legal because the priest was an hologram. Raspor reminds her that murder is against her moral code and Supergirl retorts that, as far as she knows, the bomb will go off long after he is dead. Supergirl doesn't say she de-activated the bomb, and not wanting to listen to his pleas for mercy, she tunes Raspor out.

So, she never gets to hear him confessing his tale about visiting and blowing Krypton up was a lie he came up with to build his reputation up.

Appearing in Superboy: "My Super-Pet, Krypto"

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Synopsis for Superboy: "My Super-Pet, Krypto"

This story is reprinted from Superboy #51.

When Superboy is felled by a Kryptonite meteor, he sends Krypto off to perform tasks in his stead. Later, Krypto figures out a way to free his master, and does so.

Appearing in Lois Lane: "Beware of the Bug-Belle"

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  • Bio-Ring Alien (Flashback only)

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  • Metropolis Park

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Synopsis for Lois Lane: "Beware of the Bug-Belle"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #69.

While rooming with Lana Lang, Lois Lane uses her bio-ring to transform herself into the Bug-Belle to rescue a child. She keeps the identity to patrol Metropolis in Superman's absence, but a female agent of the Anti-Superman Gang steals the ring and uses it to transform herself into a super-powered Kryptonian insect form. Lois and Lana team up as an Insect Queen Duo in order to defeat her.

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