"Lois Lane... Dead... Yet Alive": Lois Lane was killed when Dimension Master tried to kill Superman with a special device, and the blast ricocheted in his invulnerable skin, hitting Lois and reducing her to atoms. Superman has a daughter w
Superman #215 is an issue of the series Superman (Volume 1) with a cover date of April, 1969. It was published on February 6, 1969.
Synopsis for "Lois Lane... Dead... Yet Alive"
Lois Lane was killed when Dimension Master tried to kill Superman with a special device, and the blast ricocheted in his invulnerable skin, hitting Lois and reducing her to atoms. Superman has a daughter with Lois, who inherited his superpowers and her mother's curiosity.
Appearing in "Lois Lane... Dead... Yet Alive"
- Superman of Earth-215
- Lois Lane of Earth-Forty-Three
- Laney Kent of Earth-215
- Dimension Master
- Chameleon Queen
- Brainiac of Earth-215
- Emergency Superman of Earth-215
- Jimmy Olsen of Earth-215
- Jimmy Olsen of Earth-Forty-Three
- Krypto of Earth-215
- Lana Lang of Earth-215
- Lex Luthor of Earth-215
- Lois Lane of Earth-215 (Dies in flashback)
- Lucy Lane of Earth-215
- Perry White of Earth-215
- Perry White of Earth-Forty-Three
- Supergirl of Earth-215
- Earth-215 (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Superman's First Exploit"
This story is reprinted from Superman #106.
Dr. Reese Kearns, once discredited for panicking Metropolis with a meteor "hoax", gets the Daily Planet to run a contest in search of Superman's earliest super-feat. When pressed for the answer, Superman uses his super-memory to recall an incident in which, as baby Kal-El, he briefly emerged from Jor-El's rocket, fought a crystalline insect on a meteor, and then pushed off from the meteor to return to his rocket. The push-off sent the meteor off course and caused it to miss Metropolis, thus invalidating Kearns's claim. With that revelation, which Kearns had suspected, his reputation is repaired.
Appearing in "Superman's First Exploit"
- Superman/Clark Kent (Flashback and main story) (Also appears in flashback as Superboy and Superbaby)
- Jonathan Kent (Flashback only)
- Jor-El (Dies in flashback)
- Lara (Dies in flashback)
- Lois Lane
- Martha Kent (Flashback only)
- Perry White
- Crystalline space creature (Single appearance) (Flashback only)
- Dr. Reese Kearns (Single appearance)
- Krypton (Destroyed in flashback)
- "Lois Lane... Dead... Yet Alive" was reprinted in The Best of DC #19.
- This story has a companion piece in Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #91. Both stories were published the same month, and feature an imaginary story where Superman and Lois marry, have a daughter, and then one of them tragically dies early in the marriage. In this story, Lois is the one who dies, their daughter is named Laney/Lanie, and their daughter is much younger at the time of the story.
- "Lois Lane... Dead... Yet Alive" was originally published as an imaginary story, a story outside of regular continuity. In Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Compendium, it was retconned as having happened on another Earth, (Earth-215 with the last part of the story happening on Earth-Forty-Three).
- "Lanie" is spelled "Laney" in the actual story.
- The tombstone establishes Earth-Forty-Three's Lois Lane was born in 1938...the same year Action Comics #1 came out.
- Superman Recommended Reading
- Action Comics (Volume 1)
- Action Comics (Volume 2)
- Adventures of Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 2)
- Batman/Superman: World's Finest (Volume 1)
- DC Comics Presents (Volume 1)
- Superman (Volume 1)
- Superman (Volume 2)
- Superman (Volume 3)
- Superman (Volume 4)
- Superman (Volume 5)
- Superman/Batman (Volume 1)
- Superman Confidential (Volume 1)
- Superman: Son of Kal-El (Volume 1)
- Superman: The Man of Steel (Volume 1)
- Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (Volume 1)
- Superman/Wonder Woman (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)