40 Greatest Lois Lane Stories: #40-36

You all voted, now here, as part of our celebration of Lois Lane and Superman's 80th Anniversary, are the results of what you chose as the 40 Greatest Lois Lane Stories!


40. "Lois' Super-Gamble" (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #56)

I believe this is the only Lois vs. Lana story on the list, and it's just as good of an example as any of them, I suppose! This story has Lois try to get rid of Lana as a rival to Superman by setting her up with a new superhero in town, Ideal-Man. Lana knows that Lois is trying to manipulate her, but Ideal-Man is so, well, ideal that she goes along with it. However, there is naturally a twist that reveals that Superman knew about their scheme the whole time...

Jerry Siegel wrote it and Kurt Schaffenberger drew it.

39. "Whom Gods Destroy" (Superman/Wonder Woman: Whom Gods Destroy #1-4)

In this intriguing Elseworlds story by Chris Claremont, Dusty Abell and Drew Geraci, the conceit is that Superman and Lois Lane debuted at their original times that they did in the comics, only the two major changes are that the Nazis won the war (partially due to the Greek Gods and the Amazonians backing the Nazis) and Superman doesn't age due to him being an immortal. So now we pick up in the present, where an old Lois Lane is pulled into a scheme between the good Greek Gods and the evil ones. Lois is pretty awesome here...

She ends up gaining superpowers and becomes the new Wonder Woman.

38. "My Death...By Lois Lane" (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #115)

In one of the oddest cameos that you can imagine, this great little Robert Kanigher story features the then-newly introduced Black Racer from Jack Kirby's Fourth World as a sort of silent guest star as Lois receives a typewriter that seemingly predicts future deaths...

The trouble gets worse when it seems to predict her OWN death!

Luckily, Superman saves her and then we learn that the mystery typewriter was an alien trap meant to kill Superman, not Lois. The crazy thing is that the story is pretty silent on who was behind this plot.

Werner Roth and Vince Colletta drew the story.

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