"Jimmy Olsen: "The Bug Lady"": Jimmy Olsen investigates a woman who has control of insects.
- Gotta hand it to you, Lo, with make-up you almost look Black -- though you'd never fool O.J. Simpson!
- -- Melba Manton
Appearing in Jimmy Olsen: "The Bug Lady"
- Lucy Lane
- The Bug Woman (Mrs. Westly) (Single appearance) (Flashback and main story)
- Lana Lang (Mentioned only)
- Mr. Caulwell (Single appearance)
Synopsis for Jimmy Olsen: "The Bug Lady"
Jimmy Olsen investigates a woman who has control of insects.
Appearing in Superman: "Save My Friend, Kill Your World!"
- Krogg (First appearance)
- Jimmy Olsen (Mentioned only)
- Justice League of America (Mentioned only)
- Justice Society of America (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for Superman: "Save My Friend, Kill Your World!"
To save the life of the Jimmy Olsen of his own world, the Superman of Earth-Two comes to Earth-One, but in the process he accidentally unleashes a super-powerful being named Krogg on Earth-One.
Appearing in Lois Lane: "Dateline: A Kingdom of the Mad"
- President Doctor Ada Baba (First appearance)
- his many minions
- Marilyn McCoo (Mentioned only)
- Muhammad Ali (Mentioned only)
- O. J. Simpson (Mentioned only)
- Oliver Twist (Mentioned only)
- unnamed British mind-control-device inventor
- Galaxy Broadcasting
- Oranga, in Africa
- Champula, capital city
- towering Presidential Palace
- Mukawebe Township
- Champula, capital city
- Baba's Mind Control Device
- Baba's Mercedes Benz
Synopsis for Lois Lane: "Dateline: A Kingdom of the Mad"
When Melba Manton is apparently gunned down during a report on concentration camps in the African nation of Oranga, Superman and Lois Lane go to investigate, only to have Superman come under the dictator's control. Lois gets thrown in a prison camp, where she finds the still-alive Melba Manton, and together they organize a successful prison break-out, then infiltrate the Presidential Palace, and use feminine wiles to dupe the dictator into boasting of his mind-controlling medallion, which they steal, and thus negate Ada Baba's control over Superman. Ada Baba falls down, onto the medallion, and is reduced to mindlessness by it.
Appearing in Krypto: "Gunfight at the Canine Corral!"
- Ed Lacy
- Mr Swindlehurst (production chief of Canine Pictures) (First appearance)
- Dawn (PA at Canine Pictures) (First appearance)
- Superman (Mentioned only)
- Jack Ketch (photographer and blackmailer) (Single appearance)
Synopsis for Krypto: "Gunfight at the Canine Corral!"
Ed Lacy gets a job in Krypto's movie, and the Dog of Steel must save him from a killer.
Appearing in Nightwing and Flamebird: "Journey to the Center of Nowhere!"
- Blaz the Unconquerable
- The Overseer
Synopsis for Nightwing and Flamebird: "Journey to the Center of Nowhere!"
Nightwing and Flamebird are sent by the Overseer, a being of pure mind, to fight a wizard in another dimensional plane.
Appearing in Supergirl: "A Rendezvous with Reality"
- Edna Danvers (Flashback and main story)
- Fred Danvers (Flashback and main story)
- Zor-El (Flashback and main story)
- Allura (Flashback and main story)
- The Visitors (Flashback and main story)
- Lesla-Lar (As a spirit) (Behind the scenes)
- Survival Zone
Synopsis for Supergirl: "A Rendezvous with Reality"
Fred Danvers rushes towards a teleporter. A Visitor blass Fred down but he still manages to pull the switch and teleport his daughter and wife to the Visitors' hideout. Supergirl immediately smashes through the Voodoo Machine, but her father is dying. The Visitors attempt to threaten her and her mother, but Supergirl angrily stomps them fast and hard and ties them up. Edna stops her, stating it's too late and Fred is dead... which may mean Kara's parents will remain trapped in the Survival Zone forever because only he knows how to get them out.
One of the Visitors suggests to be able to help. Supergirl unmasks them and discovers they're three alien ex-convicts. Kara tentatively frees Electric Man, who believes he can jolt Fred's heart back into activity. Unfortunately, he isn't powerful enough, so Kara freezes her adoptive father in a state of suspended animation. Unknowingly, she is being observed by her parents Zor-El and Allura, and a bodiless energy being who hates Supergirl and is behind the Visitors' schemes.
Supergirl leaves the Visitors' hideout, finds the giant dynamo powering the facility, spins it back into action and flies back at super-speed, thinking she has little time left to save Fred and get her birth parents out of the Zone alive. Supergirl quickly thaws her father out, applies two electrified cables to his chest and restarts his heart. Fred comes around and Supergirl explains her parents got thrown back into the Survival Zone when the Voodoo Machine was activated because it is built in a similar fashion to the Survival Zone Projector.
Fred guides his daughter through the steps to build a new Projector and free Zor-El and Allura. Kara's birth parents take her adoptive parents to Midvale while Kara transports the Visitors back to Kronis. On the way, Supergirl wonders who's behind the Visitors. Neither of them is intelligent enough to come up with the Voodoo Machine, so someone had to put them up to it.
- Lois Lane gets knocked unconscious with a rifle-butt to the chin.
- Lois Lane routinely carries a special compressible wig, and a very complete make-up kit.
- Lois Lane was trained in the Klurkor style of martial arts, in Kandor.
- Supergirl got her parents out of the Survival Zone with Fred Danvers' aid in Supergirl: The Untold Story of Argo City.
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- Adventures of Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 1)
- DC Comics Presents (Volume 1)
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- Superman Confidential (Volume 1)
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- Superman/Wonder Woman (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)
- Supergirl Recommended Reading
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1)
- All-Star Comics (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 1)
- Superman Family (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 2)
- Infinity Inc. (Volume 1)
- Power Girl (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 3)
- Supergirl (Volume 4)
- Supergirl (Volume 5)
- Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 1)
- Power Girl (Volume 2)
- Supergirl (Volume 6)
- Worlds' Finest (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 7)
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