Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Reprint This! Mr. & Mrs. Superman

Never heard of this series? You're likely not alone. Unless you were a reader of Superman Family in the late 70s and early 80s, you were probably not aware that there was a series featuring Earth-Two Lois and Clark in a state of marital bliss. It was a charming little series, with fun scripts by Cary Bates and E. Nelson Bridwell with clean, almost retro artwork by the always underappreciated Kurt Schaffenberger. In these stories, trouble always seems to find its way into the Superhome, and we get plenty of guest appearances including Alan Scott, Bruce Wayne and both Mr. Mxyztplk and Mr. Mxyzptlk. I understand that these stories had zero value to the powers that be at post-Crisis DC, but I honest believe that a collection of these 8 page gems would find an audience in today's market.


Scott Lovrine said...

Hey, they collected the Nightwing and Flamebird stories fron SF, so you never know.

Scott Lovrine

BK said...

my all-time favourite Bronze-Age back-up!

Mark said...

I only remember a few of these but they had a good sense of humor to them. The narration kept a tally of the number of suits Clark lost during a bad morning.

jldel said...

This is the kind of nice, good humored feature that got lost in post crisis DC. I was huge fan of Superman Family... its high page count (100, then 64, then 80, then 68... then I lost count) allowed for a great deal of varied content. It was a great anthology title.

I read recently that DC's publisher Jeanette Kahn hated anthology titles and by 1983 managed to zap em all except for Detective and Action... Superman Family, it would seem, fell prey to that purge.