When Superman’s Girl Friend was off her hinges…
Lois Lane is finally getting her own series again this week, with a new 12-issue, monthly maxi by Greg Rucka, Mike Perkins, Paul Mounts and co.
This is a series with a lot of potential: Rucka and Ed Brubaker’s magnificent Gotham Central gave us a stirring look at how everyday police detectives coped in a world of superheroes and supervillains, and I’d love to see a similar approach to journalism in that universe.
Whether that’s we get — or yet another comic that mistakes journalists for superspies or swashbuckling private investigators — remains to be seen.
That said, you can’t approach a new Lois Lane series without considering what’s come before — at least I can’t — and Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane was one of the strangest, most retrograde titles of the Silver and Bronze Ages.
Of course, that’s looking back with the benefit of enlightened modern sensibilities. Still, you can’t help but take a gander at these 13 COVERS and think, “Jeez, what a time.”
So, here are 13 INSANE LOIS LANE COVERS FROM THE SILVER AND BRONZE AGES — led by one of the most incredibly misguided comics stories of all time:
— 13 COVERS: When LOIS LANE Was SUPERWOMAN. Click here.
— 13 INSANE JIMMY OLSEN COVERS From the Silver and Bronze Ages. Click here.
Cover images and credits from the bonkers Grand Comics Database.