"The Super-Courtship of Lois Lane": Having consulted a hypnotist named Professor Z. Parker, Jimmy Olsen decides to have some fun at Clark Kent and Lois Lane's expense. He plants a tape-recording of Professor Parker's voice underneath Clark's bed. While Clark sleeps, the voice hypnotizes
Appearing in "The Super-Courtship of Lois Lane"
- Professor Z. Parker (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The Super-Courtship of Lois Lane"
Having consulted a hypnotist named Professor Z. Parker, Jimmy Olsen decides to have some fun at Clark Kent and Lois Lane's expense. He plants a tape-recording of Professor Parker's voice underneath Clark's bed. While Clark sleeps, the voice hypnotizes him into falling in love with Lois Lane.
The following day, Clark approaches Lois and professes his undying love. He asks her to marry him, but Lois refuses. Later, Clark changes into Superman, but he is still under the thrall of Professor Parker's post-hypnotic suggestion. Superman likewise woos Lois and offers her a proposal of marriage. Lois begins to suspect that Superman and Clark are conspiring to play a prank on her.
Superman continues to cater to Lois' every desire, and finally she gives in and agrees to marry him. Jimmy meanwhile, regrets having placed Clark in this position, and concocts a scheme to resolve the matter.
On the day that Superman and Lois Lane are to be married, Jimmy throws himself into a nearby river and begins crying for help. Lois Lane interrupts her own wedding ceremony to save Jimmy. Superman finally shakes off the effects of Professor Parker's hypnotic suggestion and returns to normal.
Appearing in "Lois Lane, Working Girl"
- Jed Brant (Single appearance)
- Joe Hogg (Single appearance)
- Maisy (Single appearance)
- Mister Evans (Single appearance)
- Ron Harris (Single appearance)
- Evans Pretzel Factory
Synopsis for "Lois Lane, Working Girl"
Two stage producers named Jed Brant and Ron Harris approach Lois Lane and offer her the opportunity to perform in theater. They are producing a new play and are interested in casting Lois in the lead role. Jed Brant however, thinks Lois could benefit from more experience in the blue-collar industry.
In order to satisfy Brant's suggestion, Lois applies for a position at a pretzel factory for Mr. Evans. However, the factory foreman, Joe Hogg, is bitter at Mr. Evans for hiring Lois, as he was hoping that the position would go to his girlfriend, Maisy. Hogg tries to make Lois appear as a poor worker by deliberately sabotaging her efforts.
Fortunately for Lois, Superman discovers what is happening and rushes in to fix all of the problems. Lois comes off as a superlative employee and the theatrical agents decide to give her another shot.
First, they have her appear on a game show in the hopes of improving her image. Although Lois performs admirably, the agents decide that they no longer wish to sponsor a woman that the public sees as nothing more than a "pretzel-bender". Lois returns to her regular work at the Daily Planet.
Appearing in "Annie Oakley Gets Her (Super)Man"
- Leftie (Single appearance)
- Dude City
Synopsis for "Annie Oakley Gets Her (Super)Man"
Lois Lane and Clark Kent begin investigating a group of criminals. They track their movements and follow them to a place called Dude City. While riding through the town on horses, Lois falls from her mount and hits her head. When she recovers, she has no memory of her true identity and mistakenly believes that she is the famous sharpshooter, Annie Oakley. In order to humor Lois, Clark begins masquerading as the notorious bank-robber Jesse James.
The two faux gun-slingers eventually embroil themselves in a shootout with one another. The hoods they had been chasing watch in amazement as "Annie's" bullets harmlessly bounce off of "Jesse's" chest.
Before long, Lois shakes off the effects of the amnesia. She then finds the criminals she had been tracking and apprehends them. In order to explain why was not harmed during the gunfight, Clark explains that Lois' bullets and his own bullets struck each other at the same time.
- This issue is reprinted in Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane Archives Vol. 1.
- Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White appeared last in Action Comics #243. They all appear next in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #31.
- Superman last appeared in Action Comics #243. He appears next in World's Finest Comics (Volume 1) #96.
- The first story in this issue takes place on April 1st.
- This issue is not the first time that Lois has tried her hand at acting. As recently as Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #2, Lois attempted (and almost failed) to star in a Superman movie playing herself.
- Annie Oakley was a real-life celebrity sharpshooter, who demonstrated her talents at Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in the late 19th century.
- Jesse James was a real-life American outlaw recognized for his career as a bank-robber in the 19th century.
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- DC Comics Presents (Volume 1)
- Superboy (Volume 1)
- Superboy (Volume 2)
- Supergirl (Volume 1)
- Supergirl (Volume 2)
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- Superman Family (Volume 1)
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- Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)
Links and References
- Lois Lane article at Wikipedia
- Lois Lane article at Supermanica
- Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane series index at the Grand Comics Database
- Lois Lane series index at Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics