Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wow, Lois has a whole lot of crazy going on.

Lois Lane's Super-Perfume!
Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane
DC Comics
Cover and Story Art by Kurt Schaffenberger
Script by Jerry Siegel

Number 65

We all know that Lois Lane is a wee bit high strung. In fact she is, more often than not, an emotional train wreck.

In today's world Lois' combination of sexual frustration, crippling insecurity and maddening jealously would be labeled as a personality disorder and help would come in the form of a pill. But in 1966 we just call her clingy.

Thank goodness for Imaginary Stories. A chance for Lois to get a little action, live out a few fantasies, and, if we're really lucky, make Superman cry.

Seem to me that Lois turns evil pretty easily.

Am I the only one that finds it odd that the city seems to be paying off Superman not to harm them with his super strength. I thought that sort of thing was saved for dragons and King Kong.

I wonder if there are a lot of hoboes with Superman's build? And, if so, is that just a side effect of the lifestyle choice?

Is it just me, or is Luthor kind of hot in this one?

So, do the Luthor's just have these costumes hanging around or something? I have the feeling we are getting a glimpse into their personal life that we hadn't reckoned on.

"Now take your hand off me before I break it!" I wish we saw more of THIS Lois. She is my hero!

Okay, steal the Mona Lisa BUT do you have to cut it from the frame. Geez!

"I've seen plenty of rotten tricks in my time, but this is the worst!" Really, the worst. You were able to fix it in, like, ten seconds.

The henchmen are dying of radiation poisoning? That was kind of mentioned out of no where.

Hey, we can't help it, women all like the bad boy.


  1. Hey, we can't help it, women all like the bad boy.


  2. What's interesting was that Lex Luthor in this wasn't pure evil... it was like he was just a bored billionaire playacting as a criminal mastermind and then donating his loot to charity.

    Not such a bad boy, after all, eh?

  3. Aaron: The more insane the better!

    Rob!: Are you lamenting not being a bad boy?

    It's not too late. Just stop picking up after yourself and start adding buffalo to "vegetarian" chili without telling anyone.

    You'll be well on your way!

    Auroramoon22: He's a bad boy with a heart of gold. *sigh*

  4. I just stumbled across your great blog and it has re-awakened my childhood yearnings for Lois. But in hindsight, I find myself wondering why they chose to label some of these imaginary stories "imaginary" and not others. Is there some rule I am missing here? The stories are all equally far-fetched, and as far as I can tell, they are all fiction.

  5. David: Yeah, I just re-read one where Lois turns evil and tries to kill Superman that was NOT a an "imaginary" story.

    I think the trick is that any story in which someone is willing to marry Lois must be "imaginary". Because OBVIOUSLY no one will ever marry her in real life!

  6. Spectergirl: Thanks, but this is the kind of talk that drives us guys crazy. Girls are always smitten by the bad boys, and then lament when it turns out that the bad boys never want to get married. I (and many other boys) would have been happy to marry Lois when we were 8 years old but by the time we turned 9, we realized that Lois would always choose the excitement of a space creature or a fire breathing gila monster over us, no matter how often they broke her heart. We ruefully turned away, first from Lois and later from all the other girls whose notion of romance with rogues was an imaginary story.

  7. In reply to David Apatoff "I find myself wondering why they chose to label some of these imaginary stories "imaginary" and not others."

    I think when there is a major occrance (a death, a marriage, birth or anything that can't be corrected just as if it had never happened, then it has to be listed as a Imaginary Story. Although I prefer to think of it as an alternative reality myself.

    The Lois Imaginary story that affected me the most was 'Love Is Blind' (LL #91) from 1969. It stayed with me for days it was such a sad story.

  8. There's an interesting blog entry here (not mine!) if you want to read more. :)