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"Jimmy Olsen: "Death on Ice"": At a time in which Jimmy Olsen is wondering whether waking time or dreamtime is reality, he is thrown into a conflict between gangsters and the hockey star they are attempting to bribe. When he sees Clark change into [[Kal-El (Earth-One)


Quote1 And face it, Lexy-boy-- you've been baited, caught and reeled in-- all by the "little girl with the super-powers!" Quote2
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Superman Family #182 is an issue of the series Superman Family (Volume 1) with a cover date of April, 1977. It was published on December 14, 1976.

Appearing in Jimmy Olsen: "Death on Ice"

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  • Big Al (gangster) (Mentioned only)
    • Big Al's Rat Pack (his gang)
    • A hockey team

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  • Motorcycle
  • 1960's Oldsmobile
  • News Van

Synopsis for Jimmy Olsen: "Death on Ice"

At a time in which Jimmy Olsen is wondering whether waking time or dreamtime is reality, he is thrown into a conflict between gangsters and the hockey star they are attempting to bribe. When he sees Clark change into Superman, Jimmy knows it must be a dream.

Appearing in Superbaby: "Superbaby's Alien Pet"

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  • "Space Person" (gorilla-like alien)

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  • Spacecraft

Synopsis for Superbaby: "Superbaby's Alien Pet"

An alien pilot crash-lands on Earth and is adopted briefly by Superbaby as a pet, before he communicates with the Babe of Steel and gets him to repair his spacecraft.

Appearing in Lois Lane: "Crime Takes a Fall"

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  • Clark Kent
  • Wrestlers
    • Chief Strong Bear
    • Jaws Jeffrey (wrestler)

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  • .44 Magnum Dart Gun
  • Muscle Toxin

Synopsis for Lois Lane: "Crime Takes a Fall"

Lois Lane learns of a plot by the crime organization SKULL to fix wrestling matches.

Appearing in Fabulous World of Krypton: "The Stranger"

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  • Blaster
  • Knife

Synopsis for Fabulous World of Krypton: "The Stranger"

At a Christmas party in Pete Ross's home, Clark Kent tells Jon Ross the story of how the death of the messianic Jo-Mon, 4000 years before Krypton's destruction, succeeded in breaking the power of the tyrant Al-Nei and bringing Krypton peace.

Appearing in Supergirl: "The Deadly Treasure of Mars"

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  • Anti-Gravity Light Shield
  • Destructo-Ray
  • Extraterrestrial Environmental Regalia
  • Green Kryptonite (Hoax)
  • Radiation Amplifier

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Synopsis for Supergirl: "The Deadly Treasure of Mars"

Supergirl is in the space, smashing some meteors away from a Mars probe. After clearing the path for the Viking 1, Supergirl flies her way to Pasadena's Jet Propulsion lab to watch the probe land. Supergirl listens to an officer grumble about some thief stealing secret rocket components and goes back to New Athens Experimental School.

Back on Pasadena, the Laboratory staff decide against to release one picture taken by the Viking and agree to contact Supergirl again. As the same time, a staffer called Kolpan slinks away, and using the codename Agent K, contacts Command L.

Supergirl flies back to the Laboratory and is shown a picture of a piece of Green Kryptonite, the first to be found since all Kryptonite on Earth was changed to iron.[1] Supergirl wants this matter kept under wraps, but Kolpan has already reported his findings to his boss Lex Luthor. Lex Luthor is in prison right now, but Kolpan has smuggled and assembled rocket components according his instructions.

Luthor activates and guides by remote control his rocket and breaks out of prison. In absence of Superman, Supergirl is alerted and takes off for the Metropolis Prison. Rather than chase after Lex Luthor, though, Supergirl puts out the fire burning the prison down and then she pretends to be tired to let Luthor make his escape. Then she heads back to the Laboratory.

Lex Luthor's rocket warps its way to Mars, and its owner begins searching for the Kryptonite meteor. In the meantime, his actions are being monitored by Supergirl and the Laboratory's Director. Kolpan realizes they were setting Luthor up, and angrily breaks the monitor down. Supergirl captures Kolpan, confirming they were luring him out, and takes off for Mars.

On Mars, Lex has found and attached the piece of Kryptonite to a manual energy canon. Supergirl arrives and confronts Luthor. During the battle, Supergirl gets blasted and pretends to be killed. Then she gets back up and crushes Luthor's beam weapon. Luthor can't believe it, but then Supergirl reveals it was a trap all along: they knew someone working for Luthor was stealing rocket components, but they didn't know the identity of the smuggler or the rocket's location, so she planted fake Kryptonite to draw them out, and she let him get to Mars so no one else got hurt by their fight. Luthor refuses to believe it was her plan rather than Superman's, but Supergirl tells him to face the facts: he has been outwitted and beaten by someone who he never took seriously.

Appearing in Krypto: "A Bad Day for Junkyard Blue!"

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  • Blue (junkyard dog at Groll's Auto Wrecking)

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  • Bank Robbers
  • Harry
  • Burt

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  • Merle
  • Police Department

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  • Groll's Auto Wrecking
  • Soapstone Bank and Trust

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  • Car Crusher
  • Grackles

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  • Airliner
  • Getaway Car
  • Police Car
  • 1960s Oldsmobile

Synopsis for Krypto: "A Bad Day for Junkyard Blue!"

The Dog of Steel nabs a couple of bank robbers and restores the confidence of a junkyard dog.

Appearing in Jimmy Olsen: "The Reporter with the Radar Mind"

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  • Three criminal brothers

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  • 1960s Oldsmobile

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  • Extra Sensory Perception

Synopsis for Jimmy Olsen: "The Reporter with the Radar Mind"

Jimmy Olsen helps psychic Nicky Heller when the latter transfers his mental abilities to Jimmy so that he can bring help against crooks who are threatening him.

Notes

  • "The Stranger" is reprinted in Superman: The World of Krypton.
  • "The Deadly Treasure of Mars" is set entirely in the recent past. The first part of the story happens a few days after Viking 1 is launched on August 20, 1975. The second (much larger) part of the story begins when Viking 1 lands on Mars on July 20, 1976 and covers the next several days.

Trivia

  • All Kryptonite on Earth was turned to iron during Superman: Sandman Saga.
  • First Superman Family issue to not include reprints.



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