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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a suggestion for a future installment!
Today is the 100th installment of I Love Ya But You’re Strange (because of this event, no Abandoned an’ Forsaked this week. The next A&F is also #100 and I didn’t want two 100th installments the same week. So I Love Ya But You’re Strange moved up to Saturday and A&F got the week off. A different feature will take A&F’s spot tomorrow). In honor of the occasion, I will give you all one of the craziest comic book stories you’ll see this month (perhaps this year…perhaps this decade!), the time that evil baby Lois Lane tried to force baby Superman to marry her. All courtesy of
I actually don’t know who wrote this story (from Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane #42). The great Kurt Schaffenberger drew it, though.
It opens with Lois Lane revealing a plot to learn Superman’s secret identity by rigging a device to take his photograph while he was changing…
Man, Schaffenberger always NAILED those Lois Lane smirks. I love how she’s actually taunting Superman. The dude can just grab that shit right off your belt, Lois, without you even finishing saying “Hey, stop that!”
Anyhow, things were going normal enough until Lois suffers a terrible brain injury…
Gotta love those concussions that turn you evil!!
I love how sad Superman is when he thinks this is just Lois being Lois…
I also love how Superman’s plan is “I am sure she is so nosy that she’s BOUND to do something stupid like spray herself with some alien spray she doesn’t know anything about”…
But don’t you dare underestimate Lois Lane, Superman!
The rest of the story is Lois taking them to different places that would be willing to marry them despite their age (including a blind justice of the peace that was friends with Lois) with Superman continually foiling each of the plots (he performs Super-surgery on the justice to cure his blindness). While they’re doing this, the sprays are making them younger and younger until finally…
Is that perhaps the greatest story ever told?
It might be. It just might be.
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