"When It Rains, God is Crying": Lois Lane is out on a date with a man named Geoff. She hears a police bulletin of an incident taking place at the waterfront. Borrowing Geoff's car, she races down there and meets with Inspector Bill Henderson. Henderson's crew is dredging a body up from t
- I give up. I should know better than to try and fight you.
Appearing in "When It Rains, God is Crying"
- Bill Henderson
- Clark Kent
- Ella Lane (Behind the scenes) (Final appearance)
- James McCullough
- Lana Lang
- Lucy Lane
- Perry White
- Bob Harley (a reporter) (Single appearance)
- Bostwick (a reporter) (Single appearance)
- Ed Byrnes (a Daily Planet editor) (Single appearance)
- Elaine McCullough (James McCullough's wife) (Single appearance)
- Geoff (Lois' date) (Single appearance)
- Jack (a cameraman) (Single appearance)
- Janice Denton (Daily Planet features editor) (First appearance)
- Jason Campbell (Molly's brother) (Single appearance)
- Jock (a police officer) (Single appearance)
- John Campbell (Molly's father) (Single appearance)
- Joyce (a Daily Planet staff member) (First appearance)
- Juarez (a police officer) (Single appearance)
- Justin (a Daily Planet intern) (Single appearance)
- Kate Brinkley (a child services administrator) (Single appearance)
- Margaret Campbell (Molly's mother) (Single appearance)
- Margie (a diner) (Single appearance)
- Marilyn (James McCullough's secretary) (First appearance)
- Molly Campbell (an abducted child) (Single appearance)
- Steinart (a police officer) (Single appearance)
- Steve (a police officer) (Single appearance)
- New York
- New Paltz
- Childsearch, Inc.
- New Paltz
Synopsis for "When It Rains, God is Crying"
Lois Lane is out on a date with a man named Geoff. She hears a police bulletin of an incident taking place at the waterfront. Borrowing Geoff's car, she races down there and meets with Inspector Bill Henderson. Henderson's crew is dredging a body up from the harbor, and Lois is horrified to discover that it is the calcified remains of a young girl. She races back to the Daily Planet to begin typing up her story.
A rival reporter named Bob Hawley sees Lois leaving the scene and secretly telephones his Daily Planet editor, Ed Byrnes. Byrnes in turn informs the new City Editor James McCullough who pressures Lois to kill the story. Lois is furious and demands an explanation. McCullough tells her that the Planet staff is still angry with her over a recently botched assignment, but secretly, he harbors resentment over the fact that Lois has always enjoyed carte blanche privilege under Perry White. After a heated debate, Lois convinces McCullough to go ahead with the story.
Meanwhile, Lois' little sister, Lucy Lane, arrives in Metropolis. The two sisters had a falling out some years ago, and have not spoken with one another in quite some time. Lucy tries to talk with Lois, but Lois brusquely brushes her off, concentrating instead on her story. Lucy then visits Clark Kent and Lana Lang and tells them of her recent spat with Lois.
The following day, Lois travels to the Childsearch offices in New Paltz, New York and interviews the administrator, Kate Brinkley. Kate gives her some basic statistics concerning missing children cases. Lois even witnesses Kate counseling a grieving family, who had only recently lost their toddler daughter to a kidnapper.
- This two-issue limited series is set in the short period where the Pre-Crisis Lois Lane of Earth-One (and all her supporting characters, including Superman) existed on the post-Crisis New Earth. This period ended when the effects of the Crisis "caught up" with Superman's cast in The Man of Steel #1.
- This issue is divided into two chapters:
- Part I: When It Rains, God is Crying - Ignorance Was Bliss
- Part II: When It Rains, God is Crying - Dark Realities
- Superman appears as Clark Kent only in this issue.
- Lois Lane's apartment number is 3-C, the same number as Clark Kent's apartment at 344 Clinton Street.
- This is the final appearance of the Earth-One Ella Lane. The revised Post-Crisis Ella Lane makes her first appearance in Adventures of Superman #424.
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