Lois Lane, what does Superman see in you?

21 Dec

December 21, 2010

Yesterday we focused on Wonder Woman, today we focus on the woman who is arguably DC’s most famous female, Lois Lane.

Today we all know Lois as a strong role model, an investigative reporter and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist. Aside from the tiny little fact that she never figured out that Clark Kent was Superman, and frankly those glasses  of his really don’t make a big difference, she is a real inspiration for girls of all ages. Of course, she is fictional, and if you saw the otherwise wonderful Superman the Movie, you’ve wondered why they ever cast Margot Kidder in the role. She’s pretty unattractive, has a raspy smoker’s voice, and the script didn’t help her either- she was a chain smoker who couldn’t spell.

History hasn’t been kind to her either. Here is a short gallery of classic covers featuring Lois Lane from the 1950’s and 60’s. And be on the lookout for the surprise cameo by Pat Boone. (Yes, I said Pat Boone.) I would have made this a Top Ten, but that Boone cover made it eleven and I wasn’t taking out a single one of these gems.

And as a bonus, here is the Superman cover where he faces the villany of… Orson Welles. Yes, that Orson Welles. Watch out Supes! He may skewer you in his Radio Almanac!


6 Responses to “Lois Lane, what does Superman see in you?”

  1. Supermonge December 21, 2010 at 7:07 am #

    Lois went Black and went Back?!…Impossible!
    And Aquaman would stand if line to kiss a Girl?!…
    I don’t believe any of this…


  2. JRD Skinner December 21, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    “You must give up that Indian papoose for your own safety.” may be one of the best cover tease-lines I’ve ever read.

    I absolutely agree with your desire to leave all eleven covers in, every one of these is gold.


  3. Thomas Stazyk January 1, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    Great stuff! On a similar note, have you ever seen this? Good for a chuckle:



    • bmj2k January 1, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

      That was… interestingly graphic.


  4. bmj2k June 6, 2020 at 4:06 am #

    I never noticed that second cover: “Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane, featuring Lois Lane.”



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    […] We skewered Lois Lane yesterday, so let’s give Jimmy Olsen a shot. […]


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