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"Superman's Greatest Sacrifice!": Lois Lane takes on an assignment to interview a wealthy recluse named Dolores Drake. She bargains her way into the heiress' mansion only to discover that Dolores is the spitting image of Lois herself.

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Lois Lane

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #5 is an issue of the series Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 1958.

Synopsis for "Superman's Greatest Sacrifice!"

Lois Lane takes on an assignment to interview a wealthy recluse named Dolores Drake. She bargains her way into the heiress' mansion only to discover that Dolores is the spitting image of Lois herself.

Lois' anxieties intensify when she later discovers that Superman has fallen in love with Dolores and offered her a proposal of marriage. As part of his wedding vows, he agrees to forego his super-powers and retire as Superman.

While Superman and Dolores are busy arranging their wedding, a gang of crooks known as the Flynn Gang attempt to break into the Drake mansion and steal her valuables. Suddenly, a second Superman swoops down and apprehends the thugs. He reveals to Lois, that the man, who proposed to Dolores Drake, was actually her butler – Jarvis.

Appearing in "Superman's Greatest Sacrifice!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Flynn Mob
    • Gatekeeper (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
    • Three Men (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Jarvis (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

Locations:

  • Metropolis
    • Daily Planet
      • News Morgue (Mentioned only)
    • Lois Lane's Apartment
    • East Street
    • Drake Mansion (unknown location)
    • Robbins College (unknown location) (Mentioned only)

Items:

Vehicles:

  • None


Synopsis for "The Girl of 100 Costumes!"

Lois Lane decides to do everything in her power to gain Superman's attention. She begins by dressing up in lavishly extravagant costumes, but Superman fails to notice her. Lois enters a parade and dresses up as a Swiss yodeler. Superman eventually comes to notice her, but Lois cannot speak as her voice is hoarse from constantly yodeling.

Appearing in "The Girl of 100 Costumes!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Bull (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Daily Planet Fashion Editor (Mentioned only)
  • Joyce Van Ressler (actress) (Single appearance)
  • Hank Hunter (actor) (Single appearance)
  • Thelma Carr (actress) (Single appearance)
  • Director (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
  • Cameraman (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
  • Three Hula Girls (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
  • Metropolis Police Department (Mentioned only)
  • T'ing Dynasty (Mentioned only)
  • Bullfighter (Unnamed) (Single appearance)
  • Citizens of Metropolis

Locations:

Items:

  • Daily Planet Newspaper

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "The Fattest Girl in Metropolis"

Lois Lane investigates an unsolved murder, and peruses a series of mug shots. However, she is unable to successfully identify the culprit from the pictures in her possession. Later, she visits a local scientist named Professor Colby. Colby possesses a device which exposes Lois to a wave of energy, altering her size. She is now the fattest girl in all of Metropolis.

The murderer, Swags Swanson, tracks Lois down and prepares to shoot her, but Superman arrives and apprehends the criminal. He then tells Lois that he secretly conspired with Professor Colby to expose her to the growth ray in the hopes of disguising her features. Fortunately, the effects of Professor Colby's machine are only temporary.

Appearing in "The Fattest Girl in Metropolis"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Jewel Thieves
    • "Swag" Swanson (Behind the scenes) (Single appearance; dies)
    • Thief (Unnamed) (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Metropolis Police Department
    • Officer (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Professor Colby (Single appearance)
  • Lady (Lois Lane's neighbor) (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Fat Girl Shoppe worker (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Two Fat Ladies (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Wedding Guests (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Bride (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Groom (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Minister (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)
  • Freak Show Barker (Unnamed) (Cameo) (Single appearance)

Locations:

Items:

  • Daily Planet Newspaper
  • Growth Ray
  • Schaff's Candy
  • Charm Bracelet
    • Rare Space Jewel (Unnamed) (clicks when Kryptonite is near)
  • Kryptonite (Mentioned only)

Vehicles:

  • None

Notes

Trivia

  • In the story Superman's Greatest Sacrifice! this is the second time in this series that someone has impersonated Superman. In Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #2, a conman named Dan Jones disguises himself as the Man of Steel in order to trick Lois into helping him with a scheme.
  • In the story The Fattest Girl in Metropolis:
    • It was Lois Lane's birthday and she received a box of candy from Superman.
    • The box of candy Lois received was named Schaff Candy a possible homage to the artist Kurt Schaffenberger.
    • Lois received charm bracelet from Superman for her previous birthday.


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