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"Supergirl: "The Super-Switch to New York"": Supergirl undoes a twister threatening New Athens Experimental School's campus, changes clothes quickly and heads to her office. She comes upon administrator Benjamin Pierce, who calls her on the carpet again for keepin


Quote1 Now you listen to me, Mister Pierce! If you want to fire me, do so! Quit spouting percentages and attendance records in my face! I don't have to stand being spoken to like this in my own office! Quote2
Supergirl

Superman Family #208 is an issue of the series Superman Family (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1981.

Appearing in Supergirl: "The Super-Switch to New York"

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Synopsis for Supergirl: "The Super-Switch to New York"

Supergirl undoes a twister threatening New Athens Experimental School's campus, changes clothes quickly and heads to her office. She comes upon administrator Benjamin Pierce, who calls her on the carpet again for keeping odd hours. Linda reminds him that she makes her own hours according to her contract, and no one has ever complained about her performance but him. As their argument is escalating, Peter Barton overhears Linda's tirade and barges in her office, declaring she has huge acting talent, and insists that she must apply for a job for the soap opera Secret Hearts, whose star, Linda Larue, is leaving. During the argument, Pierce insults Linda in public, and she gives Pierce a piece of her mind at the same time she quits angrily.

Kara is interested in becoming an actress but she's feeling conflicted, so she meets up with her cousin in space to talk things over. As they smash up asteroids floating dangerously near from Earth, Kara is wondering whether she isn't being selfish, and Kal encourages her to take up the job.

Kara gets the job, but she needs to move to New York City. In order to ward off suspicions, she starts operating as Supergirl in New York a few days before Linda Danvers moves. During that time, she tracks down and captures a terrorist who has planted bombs across the city.

One week later, Linda finally arrives in New York City and signs a contract with Alan Ward, producer of Secret Hearts.

Appearing in Mr. & Mrs. Superman: "The 5th Dimensional Hijack!"

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  • Superman Statues

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  • Lockheed L-049 Constellation

Synopsis for Mr. & Mrs. Superman: "The 5th Dimensional Hijack!"

Clark and Lois are taking a flight to Europe. On the way, Mr. Mxyztplk tricks all the passengers into saying his name backwards, and they are all transported to the land of Zrfff. Mxyztplk sends the crowd to the Academy of Research except Lois, whom he takes to the Royal Palace, and Clark, whom he loses in a bank of clouds. Clark takes advantage of this to change identities and flies to the Royal Palace.

Superman eavesdrops on Mxyztplk telling Lois that, as funny as pestering Superman is, when he gets back home he wants to rest and have nothing around to remind him of the Kryptonian. So Superman causes images of himself to appear everywhere and drive Mxyztplk crazy until he lets everyone go.

Appearing in Private Life of Clark Kent: "The Case of the Stolen Clock"

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  • "Yussel" Berkowitz/ Joseph Burke

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  • Cosmic Knight Clock

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  • Blue Dodge
  • State Police Patrol Cars

Synopsis for Private Life of Clark Kent: "The Case of the Stolen Clock"

Morgan Edge wants Clark Kent to get him a rare collectible clock for his collection, but a rival from Edge's boyhood wants it, too, and takes it at gunpoint. Superman sets the police on the robber's trail until he's caught. Edge brings the clock to prison to visit his rival, but not to gloat. Morgan Edge wanted to buy the clock for him.

Appearing in Lois Lane: "Lois' Dream Scoop!"

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  • Sheik Abdul D'Bai

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  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Video Camera

Synopsis for Lois Lane: "Lois' Dream Scoop!"

A radio message received by Lois's bridgework leads her to investigate and blunder into an F.B.I. sting operation; exposing the agent, and herself, to danger.

Appearing in Jimmy Olsen: "Mystery of the Missing Mail!"

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  • Smugglers
    • The Professor

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  • Maynard
    • Maynard College
      • Walter Lippman Memorial Hall
  • Computronics Plant

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  • Mailbox

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  • Van
  • Police Car

Synopsis for Jimmy Olsen: "Mystery of the Missing Mail!"

Sent to lecture a Sorority at Maynard College, Jimmy Olsen accepts a challenge from Morgan Edge's niece Stephanie to find a mystery in a small town. Things go awry when they investigate a mystery mailbox, and Stephanie takes Jimmy's lesson to heart.

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  • In "The 5th Dimensional Hijack!", Superman says the word "Zyxma" which makes him immune to Mxyztplk's powers.
  • According to the editor's note, the word to get out of the world of Zrfff is "Qrdmlzf"; "but please don't ask how it is pronounced."
  • Editor's note indicates that "Klptzyxm" is pronounced kulpt-izt-pulk; and "Mxyztplk" is pronounced mux-izt-pulk.
  • The issue has a 6th feature, with the April 1981 "Daily Planet". The headline is "The Vixen Arrives".

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