Comic Book / Superman Family Adventures

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An all-ages comic book about Superman, his cousins Superboy and Supergirl, and their pets Krypto the Superdog and Streaky the Super-Cat. Despite being published around the time of the New 52, it's mostly Silver Age Superman with a new belt.

The comic lasted 12 issues and it has a follow-up series: Super Powers.


This series contains examples of:

  • Adaptational Villainy: Here, Lor-Zod was raised by his villainous parents and works with them. In the mainstream comics he gets adopted by Superman and Lois Lane, renamed "Chris Kent" and becomes a superhero himself.
  • Back from the Dead: Lara, though she wasn't dead in the first place; Jor-El managed to send her to the Phantom Zone before the destruction of Krypton.
  • Canon Foreigner: Fuzzy the Supermouse.
  • Composite Character: Instead of a cyborg, this version of Metallo is like the Kryptonite Man with an armor that looks like the second Pre-Crisis Metallo.
  • Crush Blush: A male example; Jimmy Olsen sometimes blushes when he's around Supergirl.
  • Lighter and Softer: These comics are this for the Superman franchise.
  • Expy: Streaky as shown in this comic is lazy and snarky like Garfield.
  • Metronomic Man Mashing: In issue #11, Brainiac does this to both Superman and General Zod.
  • The Mole: Parodied when Lex Luthor gets a job at the Daily Planet.
  • Mythology Gag: Lois sometimes calls Clark by the nick "Smallville", like the Lois of the TV Series of the same name.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Martha Kent can subdue anyone, even Doomsday, just by yelling at them, slapping them, and grabbing them by the ear.
  • Pass the Popcorn: In issue #2, Supergirl and the Teen Titans pass the popcorn while they watch Superman fighting Bizarro.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: While Lois doesn't know Superman's secret in the first few issues, later issues imply that she knows, but plays along.
  • Spin-Off: Of Tiny Titans.

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