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40 Greatest Lois Lane Stories: #20-16

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!

Enjoy!

20. "Superman's Fiancee, Lois Lane" (Superman #59)

After the engagement of Lois and Lane and Clark Kent, there was then the period when she found out that Clark was Superman. So that, then, had to slowly dawn on Lois that, while she was seemingly okay with the idea, she had to at least concede that this was now a much different situation and in "Superman's Fiancee, Lois Lane," by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding, Lois asks Superman to take her far away so that they could have a frank discussion and allow her to really truly understand him...

Jurgens really did such marvelous work with their relationship during this period.

19. "Superman's Phony Manager" (Action Comics #6)

This Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (and I'm sure some art helpers) story is notable as it is the first time we really get to see Lois Lane flex her investigative muscles and also see how ruthless she can be while she is chasing a story, as a man claiming to be Superman's manager prepares to have Clark Kent meet Superman, but Lois decides she needs to have that story, so she figures out a way to screw Clark over...

And, of course, when she is confronted with the story, Lois is savvy to their scheme...

That, though, leads to her being in mortal peril, but that's just what Superman is here for, people!

18. "Lois Lane's Super-Perfect Crime" (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #59)

In this bizarre story by Jerry Siegel and Kurt Schaffenberger, Lois Lane is given a serum by aliens that will make her invulnerable, so Superman has no explanation for why he could no longer marry her. And when he PERSISTS, well, then we learn why it is a good thing that Lois Lane never became a supervillain...

The explanation for why Superman is not actually dead is a clever enough one, to be honest. In any event, this trip into Lois Lane's dark side was a real treat. A weird treat, but a treat nevertheless!

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