I vaguely recall the following:

  1. The comic was from the 1970's (could even be the 1960's) silver age type
  2. It was a 'what if/untold story' type scenario
  3. Superman falls in love with a girl get married
  4. The girl reveals herself to be a witch by casting a spell and transforming herself
  5. She dies during childbirth?
  6. But a son is born to Superman
  7. Superman is crying and holding his baby son wrapped in cloth

Can this DC comic be identified?

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    No. It can not. Dec 12, 2015 at 14:06
  • @PaulD.Waite Prove your conjecture.
    – user931
    Dec 27, 2015 at 6:26

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This is probably "The Satanic Son of Superman", printed in Action Comics #410 in 1972. The portion you're remembering is actually a very small segment of the issue, serving as a backstory for the issue's villain (Superman's son's evil twin, and no I'm not making that up).

  • Superman falls in love and gets married

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    Relevant transcript:

    But as you suspend your monumental burden in space, Superman, your troubled mind wanders once again...through the misty realms of cherished memories to a happier time, years ago...

    When you and your young wife were discussing the future of your soon-to-be-born child...

    Krysalla: Darling, there's something about myself I must tell you...something I'm afraid might...affect our baby!

    Neither actually shown, but check

  • His wife turns out to be a witch

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    Relevant transcript:

    At first you wouldn't believe your eyes as she backed away from you...

    Krysalla: I...I am a witch. See?

  • She dies in childbirth, gives Superman a son, Superman is holding the baby crying

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    Relevant transcript:

    Doctor: I'm sorry, Superman! We tried everything possible to save her! But your newborn son is alive and healthy!

  • It was a what-if

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    Relevant transcript:

    The end of an imaginary story that hasn't happened yet -- but who can tell? Someday it might!

  • Spot on! Thanks! Dec 12, 2015 at 3:44
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    Why is he wearing glasses in those two panels? Is that because if he ever takes them off Krysalla will find out she's married to Superman?
    – user14111
    Dec 12, 2015 at 10:35
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    @user14111 Yep. One wonders how he managed to keep his secret and conceive a child, but that's probably a question best left unanswered Dec 12, 2015 at 15:15
  • @user14111 Hey, some women dig glasses.
    – Kyle Jones
    Dec 27, 2015 at 5:43

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