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"Superboy: "This Town for Plunder!"": A villain called Stasis, with the power to stop all biological functions in his victim's bodies, comes to Smallville, paralyzes Superboy with his power, and tries to take over the town. Lana Lang rallies the Smallvillers, and as they battle Stasis and his g


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Superman Family #192 is an issue of the series Superman Family (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 1978.

Synopsis for Superboy: "This Town for Plunder!"

A villain called Stasis, with the power to stop all biological functions in his victim's bodies, comes to Smallville, paralyzes Superboy with his power, and tries to take over the town. Lana Lang rallies the Smallvillers, and as they battle Stasis and his gang, the villain's power is overloaded. Superboy breaks free and defeats his enemy.

Appearing in Superboy: "This Town for Plunder!"

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  • Miss Smith (Mentioned only)

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Synopsis for Supergirl: "What Goes Up... Can't Come Down"

Supergirl gets to rescue as many people as possible after her college friend Rudi Clement, now called Gravitron Man, activated a gravitational device that disrupted the Earth's gravitational field. As Supergirl deals with the ensuing enviromental disaster, she wonders what led her old friend to cause this. Her thoughts are being spied by a bodiless being who gloats about influencing Rudi and his cousin Martin Tain's thoughts -as well as the former's gravitational disruptor to affect even Supergirl, albeit temporarily- so they battle and tear the planet apart in the process.

As Gravitron Man streaks across the Atlantic Ocean to face up to his cousin, Martin -now Gravity Lord- refines his own gravitational ray, as grumbling about Rudolph's family ruining his. Over two hundred years and four generations earlier, Rudolph's ancestor quit his family, changed his name and sailed to America to join the rebellious colonists. Since then the Clements thrived and became wealthy as the Tains suffered poverty during several generations until he gained wealth and fame again. However, when he met his cousin and turned out both of them had developed anti-gravity, the family feud broke out again. Now they are willing to destroy each other, even if they take the planet with themselves.

Unaware that his rage is being fueled by a third party, Martin turns on his anti-gravity machine, disrupting gravity all over London. Meanwhile, over Florida Supergirl has managed to take everybody to safety and heads for England to capture Rudi.

As Supergirl zooms across the Atlantic, the Doom Patrol finds two of their members who had been beaten by Gravitron Lord. They also find Martin Tain's diary, buried beneath his old lab's rubble. They have just learned about his family feud when Gravity Lord's device strikes.

Supergirl happens upon Gravitron Man and Gravity Lord as they're feuding over the Atlantic. When Kara confronts them, they break off their battle and attack her in unison.

Appearing in Supergirl: "What Goes Up... Can't Come Down"

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  • Lord Andrew Tain (First appearance) (Flashback only)
  • Clement (First appearance) (Flashback only)
  • Tommy Tain (First appearance) (Flashback only)
  • King George III (Mentioned only)
  • S.T.A.R. Labs
  • Rao (Mentioned only)

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Synopsis for Krypto: "Requiem in the Rain"

Ed and Krypto finally track down Tommy and Joe Skinner, but find a mob hitman out to kill them all.

Appearing in Krypto: "Requiem in the Rain"

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  • Krypto (Final appearance as Kapper)

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  • Ed Lacy (Final appearance)
  • Tommy Underhill (Final appearance)
  • Superman (Mentioned only)
  • Mary Jo (Ed's sister and Tommy's mother) (Mentioned only)
  • Mrs. Skinner (Joe's mother) (Mentioned only)

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  • Joe Skinner (Final appearance)
  • hitman

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Synopsis for Jimmy Olsen: "Whatever Happened to the Guardian?"

Jimmy Olsen and the Newsboy Legion contact Speedy at a music festival where his band Great Frog is playing in order to ask him about his connection with the Guardian, Jim Harper. While Jimmy goes to meet with Speedy, a force of Jimmy Olsen clones attacks the music festival and capture all of the Newsboy Legion except Flippa Dippa, who escapes in order to warn Jimmy. Jimmy learns from Speedy that he is the nephew of the original Guardian. After they defeat an attack by more Olsen clones, they deduce that the clones came from the The DNA Project in Metropolis. Speedy joins Jimmy to investigate .

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Synopsis for Superman: "My Father... Superman"

Superman uses a Kryptonian computer in his Fortress of Solitude to simulate what would have occurred if Krypton had perished before he was born.

In the simulation, Krypton was destroyed by a collision with a comet when Superman's parents Jor-El II and Lara Lor-Van were infants. Jor-El's father Jor-El I discovered the comet weeks before it would hit, but the Science Council did not believe him. However, Lara's father Lor-Van had recently discovered an ancient Krull starship. The two men and their wives worked feverishly to restore the ship in time for their families to escape Krypton's doom. However, just as they are preparing for launch, the police arrived to arrest Lor-Van and Jor-El I for possessing an illegal techno-artifact -- the Krull starship. They are forced to immediately launch the starship with only Jor-El II and Lara onboard.

The two children were rocketed to Earth, while the rest of Krypton perished. They landed outside Smallville where they were discovered by Henry and Willa Clark and their daughter Martha. The Clarks decided to adopt the girl, and they were sure that their neighbors the Kents would want to adopt the boy.

Superman stops watching the simulation there, but is interested in seeing more later.

Appearing in Superman: "My Father... Superman"

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  • Jor-El I (In dream sequence only)
  • Lor-Van (In dream sequence only)
  • Nimda An-Dor (In dream sequence only)
  • Lara Rok-Var (In dream sequence only)
  • Lara Lor-Van (In dream sequence only)
  • Jor-El II (In dream sequence only)
  • Nim-El (In dream sequence only)
  • Henry Clark (In dream sequence only)
  • Willa Clark (In dream sequence only)
  • Martha Clark (In dream sequence only)
  • Rao (In dream sequence only) (Mentioned only)
  • The Krull (In dream sequence only) (Mentioned only)
  • Matt Kent (In dream sequence only) (Mentioned only)
  • Edith Kent (In dream sequence only) (Mentioned only)
  • Jonathan Kent (In dream sequence only) (Mentioned only)
  • Burt Kent (In dream sequence only) (Mentioned only)
  • Kendall Kent (In dream sequence only) (Mentioned only)

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  • Kryptonian police (In dream sequence only)

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  • Krull Starship (In dream sequence only)

Synopsis for Lois Lane: "The Hand of Death"

Lois Lane, Superman, and the Human Cannonball encounter the Butcher, a servant of Adam with a cancer-producing ray in his mechanical arm prosthesis.

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Synopsis for Nightwing and Flamebird: "The Ordeal of Ak-Var"

Ak-Var is kidnapped and subjected to a brainwashing process by the Crimelord of Kandor.

Appearing in Nightwing and Flamebird: "The Ordeal of Ak-Var"

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