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I Love Ya But You’re Strange – Lois Lane’s Jekyll and Hyde Moment!

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Every week, I will spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories (basically, we’re talking lots and lots of Silver Age comic books). Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have a suggestion for a future installment!

Today we look at a neat story where Lois Lane turns into a Jekyll and Hyde creature…

The second story in 1962’s Superman’s Girlfriend, Lois Lane #36 is this tale by Leo Dorfman and Kurt Schaffenberger titled “The Madam Jekyll of Metropolis.” Of course, Jekyll was the doctor and not the mister, but why quibble between friends?

Our tale begins as Lois goes to visit her fan club…


I love how Jimmy has to try to throw some bragging into his commentary.


Not a good sign when the only room your fan club can find at the college is next door to a freaking CYCLOTRON!!!!

So the red kryptonite turns Lois into a Jekyll and Hyde creature. Watch her go off when she sees another stupid Jimmy Olsen photo….


Once home, Lucy Lane’s hair get the treatment next….


Jealousy and insanity do not go well together, as Lois realizes when she sees Lana Lang talking about Superboy…


Ultimately, Lois is put into a straightjacket. She doesn’t question why she is kept in the Daily Planet…


Then, one of the more insane plans is hatched…



I love how they never explain how they made the Superman puppet talk.