Synopsis: The Thaxters have a lot of money. Really, seriously, a lot of money. But they have no ability to conceive a child. Thinking that they should be able to "buy the best", they travel to Smallville in an attempt to adopt Superboy. Their plans aren't evil or sinister, but they are misguided. Fortunately, Superboy and the Kents are able to use their midwestern values to set the "big city" couple straight. In the end, they realize that love is the most important ingredient in building a family, so they decide to adopt a perfectly ordinary child.
Notes: This is the first mention in DCU history of Jonathan Kent as a high school football player, something that would later figure prominently in a few episodes of Smallville. His position? Tight end.
Notes: This story is fairly important to the overall "shape" of the DCU, as the DCU has almost always been rather "Kent-centric". Here, we discover definitively through the narrative that Superboy was never an Earth-2 character. This one story retroactively affected comic books stretching back to More Fun #101.