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, we take a look at the time that Lois Lane tried to nail Superman’s dad.
As promised the other day, I will now share with you more details from 1965’s Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane #59, by Otto Binder and Kurt Schaffenberger.
The basic gist is that Lois Lane discovers a new process that could have saved Krypton if it was used before it exploded. Lois then travels back in time to give the process to Jor-El. However, when she heads back to her own time, her time machine stalls on her. So she figures, oh well, Krypton is now not going to explode because of the plans she gave Jor-El, so she might as well stick around and steal Jor-El from Lara.
And thus Lois’ latest ill-thought out plan began…
Crazy stuff, but now Lois kicks it up another notch in the crazy department…
As my wife noted when the same trick was pulled in Revenge of the Nerds, that’s really messed up, right?
But it gets MORE messed up…
Holy crap, Jor-El, what the what?!?! “Actually, Lara, on second though I think Lois IS a bit hotter than you, so I guess I am with her now. Sorry!”
However, things go bad when it turns out that the tower that Jor-El built with the plans Lois gave him was built in the city of Kandor…right before Brainiac stole it! Whoops! So now Krypton is once again doomed. Lois naturally is all, “Holy crap, I need to fix this stupid time machine now,” which she does.
Before she heads off, though, she decides to first swing by Jor-El and Lara to let Lara know that she can have Lois’ castoff…
But before she heads back to her own time, Lois uses the time machine to stop by Jor-El and Lara’s home when Superman is a baby, to get some twisted kissing on…
Through a weird twist of luck, Lois actually ends up in the Phantom Zone for 20 years until Superman rescues her. It is only here that something occurs to Lois that should have occurred to her much, much sooner…
How does that JUST NOW occur to you?!?!?!
Well, thanks Silver Age Lois Lane, for another disturbing adventure!
If you folks can think of any other fun/disturbing comics you’d like to see me feature in this series, drop me a line at email@example.com
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