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"Superboy Meets Lois Lane": This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #261.



Appearing in "Superboy Meets Lois Lane"

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  • Gladys Blake (Single appearance)
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Synopsis for "Superboy Meets Lois Lane"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #261.

Lois Lane joins Lana Lang at a girls' summer camp in hopes of meeting Superboy, which she does. While there, she does her best to interfere in Lana's attempts to uncover Superboy's secret identity.

Appearing in "The Leopard Girl of the Jungle"

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Synopsis for "The Leopard Girl of the Jungle"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #11.

Lois Lane gets a surprise call from her rival Lana Lang asking to see her when she comes to visit Metropolis next. When Lana pays a visit to Lois she shows her the manuscript for a novel she wrote about a jungle woman and tells Lois that it's been rejected by the first publisher she showed it too on the grounds that it was "too fantastic". Hoping for Lois' professional opinion as a writer, Lana asks her to read it and give her advice. Lois is genuinely impressed with the story and tells Lana not to give up trying to find another publisher to release the book.

Later, Lois Lane is on location in Africa to interview famous explorer Dr. Albert Schweitzer. As they fly over the African jungle their planes motor dies and Lois is made to bail out right away. She crashes down into the jungle, banging her head and being struck with amnesia. The amnesiac Lois comes across a leopard caught in a leg trap and sets it free, making instant friends with the animal. When they spot a savage with a leopard skin, he sees Lois with the leopard and becomes frightened. As he flees he drops the leopard pelt which Lois fashions into a dress for herself to wear and takes his spear as a defensive weapon. She then goes about living in the jungle with the leopard pack that she has befriended.

When Lois is not heard from, Perry and Clark become worried about her, so Clark goes out to Africa as Superman to search for her. Finding her with the leopards and thinking they are attacking her, he fights off the pack and shakes Lois until her memory returns. When Superman is about to take her back to the States, she refuses to return home, choosing to continue living in the jungle. Knowing there are many dangers in the jungle, Superman decides to stay also and protect Lois from danger until she changes her mind.

After saving Lois from a rampaging elephant, a pack of gorillas, and a lake filled with alligators, Lois finally decides it's time to go home. She confides in Superman, telling him that she went through everything so that Lana's story would have more credibility if someone in real life was able to pull off the feats in her story. Superman is touched that Lois would go out of her way for her rival for his affections, however he is unaware of her self serving motivation: That it is also an attempt to make Superman love her more.

Appearing in "Lois Lane's Super-Dream"

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Synopsis for "Lois Lane's Super-Dream"

This story is reprinted from Superman #125.

Superman arrives at the scene of the Metropolis Science Fair where Lois Lane has fallen off a narrow ledge and suffers a head injury. Rushing her to the hospital, he stays by her side while she mumbles about the dream she is having.


The dream is that she really has super powers and that she is a costumed adventurer named Power Girl, who quickly recovers from her injuries and goes into action, helping Superman fix a bridge. When her dream version of Clark Kent is injured, she gives him a blood transfusion which causes him to gain super-powers as well and she convinces the meek Kent to become her partner, Power-Man.


The two have many adventures, and each time Clark, as Power-Man, bungles things up by being too complicated with his rescue plans, or too clumsy. The final screw up happens when he sees danger and makes the mistake of changing in a mirror show room, exposing his identity to everyone looking into the shop from outside. Lois wakes up shortly after, and later she quips to Clark Kent that he'd make a lousy Superman.

Appearing in "Lieutenant Lois Lane, U.S. Army"

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Synopsis for "Lieutenant Lois Lane, U.S. Army"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #6.

Perry White sends Clark Kent and Lois Lane on an undercover assignment to expose corruption within the ranks of the U.S. military. The two investigative reporters join the United States Army and Lois becomes an officer. She begins badgering the troops quoting peculiar regulations that do not even exist. Before long, they succeed in ferreting out a traitor named Major Wharton. Wharton had been recording classified information on microfilm and storing in his footlocker. Lane discovers the film and exposes Wharton's involvement.

Appearing in "The Mermaid of Metropolis!"

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Synopsis for "The Mermaid of Metropolis!"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #12.

While vacationing in Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, Lois Lane learns of an impending visit by Superman to celebrate Hawaii's admission as the 50th state of the USA. The next day, Lois goes skin diving and while exploring a sunken ship is caught in a sea-quake which causes part of the derelict ship to topple on her trapping her underwater. She is soon rescued by Aquaman who takes her to a hospital in Honolulu where a doctor examines her. The doctor tells Aquaman that she's crippled and will never walk again and that only an unorthodox procedure that can save her life. The doctor preforms the operation and later when Lois awakens from her coma, Aquaman is there to break the news to her: in order to save her life, the doctor had to make her effectively a mermaid.

Soon Aquaman begins showing her what life under the sea is like and helps her feel at home and get accustomed to her new life style. Lois soon becomes depressed however when Superman finally arrives in Hawaii for the celebration. When Superman leaves on some mission, he stops long enough to say hello to Lois, Lois doesn't tell Superman what has happened to her, much to the surprise of Aquaman.

Later while exploring the ocean some more, Aquaman is knocked out by some exploding depth charges, however one still remains unexploded threatening Lois, Aquaman and Aquaman's friends of the deep. Lois orders Aquaman's octopus Topo to throw the live depth charge into a nearby volcano. When it detonates it attracts the attention of Superman who comes to blow out the flames. Upon his arrival, Aquaman has woken up but Lois has passed out from exhaustion. Aquaman reveals to Superman what has happened to Lois.

Superman takes Lois back to the mainland to try and get the doctors to change her back to normal but none of the doctors have the skill to do so. Superman then uses his super powers in order to read everything available about medicine and performs the surgery himself, which is a success. With Lois back to normal, Aquaman bids the two farewell as Superman flies Lois back to Metropolis.

Appearing in "Lois Lane... Traitor!"

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Synopsis for "Lois Lane... Traitor!"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #24.

A Bizarro-Lois is exiled to Earth for unmutual thinking and attempts to kill the ruler of Pahla, thinking that it will get her saved by Superman. Unfortunately, all it does is make problems for the real Lois, who is on assignment in the country.

Appearing in "The Cry-Baby of Metropolis"

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Synopsis for "The Cry-Baby of Metropolis"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #10.

Lois Lane has a fitful dream wherein she tampers with one of Superman's inventions after he warned her not too and he breaks off their relationship. Waking up and looking in the mirror, Lois notices that she is starting to show signs of age, and wonders if there is anyway to get rid of her wrinkles.

Later that day she and Superman are seeing Professor Lockhard, a man who has invented a machine that can reduce the age of whatever it's exposed too. His machine succeeds in reducing a full grown chicken down to the age of a chick. While Superman and Lockhard are examining the results of the experiment, Lois decides to use it on herself to get rid of some of her wrinkles. She is later shocked to see Lockhard's chicken has regressed in age to the point where it's an egg again, however the results are reversed thanks to Superman's x-ray vision.

Lois decides not to mention anything so that she doesn't get Superman mad at her for disobeying him and thinks nothing will happen. However, much to Lois' surprise she wakes up and finds that her age has regressed further, reducing her age to 16 years. Lois hopes to trick Superman into using his x-ray vision so that she can be cured without telling him what she has done. She goes to a teen dance that is hosted by Superman and attempts to get Superman to use his x-ray vision to count a jar full of jelly beans, however Superman refrains from using his x-ray vision and instead counts the beans via super-mathematics.

Returning to her apartment, Lois finds that her age has regressed further and she is now 12 years of age. Dressing up as a Tenderfoot to be at another Superman appearance, she asks Superman to help her light a fire. However, the Man of Steel only agrees to do so if she does a good deed for the day. She tries to find the Tenderfoot mascot, a cat, but fails by finding a skunk instead. Although she failed, Superman agrees to help her anyway, and lights her fire by rubbing two sticks together.

Now having de-aged to 8 years, Lois attempts once more to get Superman to use his x-ray vision by pretending to be lost and being taken to the police station. There she locks herself in a safe knowing the police will call in Superman to open it. Sure enough, when Superman does, he finds an infant Lois Lane waiting for him inside. He decides to take the baby to Lana Lang's place while they try and find the baby's mother.

Lois is furious at being trapped in a baby's body, and worse that she is under the care of the woman who she is in competition for Superman's affections. After a time, Superman finally lets in that he's know it was Lois all along as the device took her picture, and the line about how only Superman's x-ray vision being the only way to cure her was a hoax to teach her not to be so impulsive. He explains to her that there is an antidote and delivers one final humiliation: she has to drink it out of a baby bottle.

Appearing in "The Man Who Was Clark Kent's Double"

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  • Robin Hood (Single appearance) (Mark Benton/Ronald Van Horton)

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Synopsis for "The Man Who Was Clark Kent's Double"

This story is reprinted from Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #3.

The small town of Hadley boasts their very own adventurer, the noble hero known as Robin Hood – a mysterious man who robs from the rich and gives to the poor. Lois Lane investigates the rumors of this Robin Hood character and travels to the town of Hadley.

While working on the story, Lois meets a man named Mark Benton. Mark Benton bears a strong resemblance to Clark Kent, and Lois finds herself suddenly attracted to him. Like Clark, Mark maintains a duel identity. Lois discovers a domino mask in Mark's pocket and realizes that he is the one perpetuating the Robin Hood rumors. Mark opens up to Lois and reveals that his real name is Ronald Van Horton. As a soft-hearted millionaire, Ronald uses his vast wealth to finance his Robin Hood crusade. Realizing that he has betrayed Lois' trust in him, he breaks up with her.

Appearing in "Superman's Future Wife"

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Synopsis for "Superman's Future Wife"

This story is reprinted from Superman #131.

Lois Lane goes to the town of Wicksville, a restored colonial village that was first established in 1630. Checking out the Enchanted Cottage, Lois comes across an old rocking chair that apparently could tell the future. Sitting in the chair, Lois is surprised when it works. She begins seeing visions of the future where Superman marries a woman. However, the whole time she watches the woman Superman is supposedly intended to marry has her face obscured from Lois's vision.

First she sees their wedding, and then a few years later she sees that they have a pair of super-powered children as well. Things are further frustrated when she witnesses the super-couple when the woman intended to marry Superman dresses up in a costume that has the initials "L.L." embroiled on the back, but it turns out that it's the initials of whom this woman dressed up as: Lady Luck.

The vision of the future ends just as Superman shows up, having made up her mind that the woman in the visions was possibly not her, Lois is furious with Superman and slaps him in the face and walks out on him, leaving the Man of Steel to wonder what he did wrong.

Notes

  • This issue contains a single page reprinting the original covers to the stories presented in this issue.

Trivia

  • This issue features a one-page write-in contest for readers to submit ideas for Lois Lane's new hairstyle.



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