760 – Lois & Clark Adopt Supergirl?

Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #20 (August 1960) presents the second of an “Imaginary Series” in which Lois and Clark are married. This time around, Clark convinces Lois they should adopt Supergirl. Supergirl is thrilled, but Lois is told that in order to adopt, she must quit her job and be a mother full-time. Clark doesn’t […]

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757 – Pieface

In Green Lantern #2 (July 1960), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) gets a confidante just like Roy Thomas suggested he should in an Inuit mechanic friend, Thomas Kalmaku aka “Pieface”. I’m pretty sure “Pieface” is referring to the round-ness of the face. Despite that racist nickname, the character is not depicted as a racist caricature, but […]

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756 – Kryptonite Kid

Superboy #83 (July 1960) introduces a new Super-villain in the form of Kryptonite Kid. known in the future as Kryptonite Man. He starts out as a juvenile delinquent on the planet Blor, volunteers for a space mission, and is given powers by having his rocket pass through a “strange space cloud”: the ability to project […]

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754 – Superboy Meets Bruce Wayne

Remember that time Superboy met Oliver Queen and set him on the path to become Green Arrow? The plot is shamelessly copied in Adventure Comics #275 (June 1960) wherein Superboy reminisces about meeting Robin and then wonders if he’ll ever meet a young Bruce Wayne. Literally one panel later guess who shows up in Clark’s […]

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753 – The Return of Multi-Man

Multi-Man, the Challengers best-known nemesis, returns in Challengers of the Unknown #15 (June 1960). In this issue he dies in an explosion in his jail cell and is re-born with super-strength and super-invulnerability. The Challengers manage to douse him again with the antidote that takes away his power one last time. Then a native jabs […]

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752 – Cave Carson

The Brave and the Bold #31 (June 1960) introduces another science-fiction-y hero to the DC universe: Cave Carson. A spelunking adventurer, he was joined by love interest Christie and “Bulldozer” as they found their way into deep reaches of the Earth. In this first adventure they find themselves facing a living “lava creature”.

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751 – Mrs. Superman

DC has been teasing Lois marrying Superman/Clark for a solid five years or so and it’s always a reveal at the end to be a dream or a fake-out. In Lois Lane #19 (June 1960), we get our first up-front “imaginary tale” of Lois marrying Superman/Clark complete with separate TV beds. The tale has the […]

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750 – Supergirl and the Legion

In Action Comics #267 (June 1960), the Legion of Super-Heroes makes a re-appearance in a Supergirl adventure. Confusingly Cosmic Lad, Saturn Girl, and Lightning Lad introduce themselves as children of the original Legion members. I guess maybe DC hadn’t figured out the timey-wimey-ness of it all. Interestingly, this is retconned a few years when the […]

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749 – A Map of Krypton

A nice 2-page spread of the Map of Krypton shows up in the first Superman Annual (June 1960). To my knowledge this is the first “Annual”, which is an 80-page giant book filled with the best Superman / Supergirl / Superboy / Lois / Jimmy tales of the past.

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748 – The Clock King

Green Arrow gets another rogue with the introduction of the Clock King. He commits crimes related to clocks. In this issue he is not even given a name or an origin, because really why do you need any reason to get dressed up in an outrageous skin-tight costume with a clock face for a mask […]

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