Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Snark Free Fun For The Whole (Superman) Family!

Tuesdays will now be me telling you all of the joy of classic issues of Superman Family!!!

Today's first feature will be Superman Family #176.

The format of the title at the time was an alternating lead story featuring either Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane or Supergirl. The two back-up stories would feature the characters NOT featured in the lead story, and they would be reprints of older stories.

They would also TRY to have the stories all tied together with a theme, but they never tried THAT hard.

This issue had the following cover -

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Jimmy Olsen - Nashvill Super Star!

And yes, a giant guitar DID almost kill him!

In the story by Cary Bates, with art by Kurt Schaffenberger, a country singer dies and a reporter is killed who had some details on the country singer's last days.

The only answer?

Jimmy Olsen has to go undercover!!

But how can he become a Nashville country singing star?!

Quite simple - he asks Superman to use the Super-computer at the Fortress of Solitude - to WRITE HIM A HIT COUNTRY SONG!!!

And it DOES!!

How awesome is that?!?!

The Super-computer wrote him a hit country song!!!

There IS no beating that.

That is comic book gold.

Like Superman Family #176.