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I Love Ya But You’re Strange – That Time Lois Lane Planned to Beat Up Wonder Woman to Woo Superman

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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!

This week, we look at the time Lois Lane decided she had to kick Wonder Woman’s ass to keep Superman from marrying Wonder Woman.

Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane #93 took place during the time when Mike Sekowsky had revamped Wonder Woman by taking away her superpowers and her famous costume, now having her basically wear mod-like jump suits instead.

Written by Robert Kanigher and drawn by Irv Novick and Mike Esposito, the story opens with Lois dreaming about Superman…


Wonder Woman asks Lois for help with a magical stone that will allow the powerless Wonder Woman to fly. You have to give Lois some credit. She agrees, because it is for a charity event and Lois, while often crazy, isn’t a bad person. Things go poorly, though, when Wonder Woman seemingly wows Superman at the event…


Superman and Wonder Woman begin dating…


This leads to an awesome decision of Lois’. She’ll beat Wonder Woman by, well, BEATING UP Wonder Woman!



Her plan does not go so well, though…


Superman is enjoying this shit WAY too much.


That is some weird stuff by Superman. “Oh, Lois just got her ass kicked? Oh well, later!”

In the end, this Wonder Woman turns out to be a fake. She is a Kryptonian who has escaped from the Phantom Zone and plans to marry Superman as Wonder Woman. The real Wonder Woman is being jailed by her. Lois shows up to rescue Diana but is herself captured. Luckily, the big blue Deus ex Machina saves Lois and Diana and, out of nowhere, notes that he was never going to actually marry Diana…


You sure showed your love for Lois while you were sitting there laughing while she was getting her ass kicked, Superman!