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Thursday, May 31, 2007

An Idea whose Time has Come

You can thank Kalinara for this inspiration. In her latest blog, she muses on the idea of bringing back a solo comic for Lois Lane. Except that instead of being Superman's girlfriend, she'd be the modern Lois...doing investigative reporting, solving mysteries etc. This is nice, it would take up the slack left by the late, lamented Dibnys. Lois is a clever, strong-willed, competent woman, and she's got the intestinal fortitude to tackle just about anything.

And yet...I do have a twisted fondness for those wacky old Silver Age adventures of Lois. Those had to be the strangest covers in comicbookdom. Usually, the plot had Lois scheming to get Superman to marry her, or she was trying to score off of Lana, or she was somehow granted superpowers and so on.

For example:

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This one is a triple threat! It has Lana, plans of marriage, and Lois has been turned into a toddler! Wacky hijinks ensue!

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Man, Lois will do ANYTHING to score off of Lana. I believe the plot has something to do with red kryptonite in her lipstick. Lois gets the scoop AND manages to enjoy herself.

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Ok, this one is a little on the strange side. Firstly, I was unaware that leopards roamed in packs. However if they did, it would certainly make it a whole lot easier for Batman to beat them up and snap their necks. Secondly, what the hell is that chimp doing there? Why isn't the leopard eating it? But the point is, that Lois seems to be doing all kinds of cool stuff. Like running barefoot through a jungle and picking up all sorts of horrible horrible parasites.

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Now this one is REALLY weird! See those feet? That's what happens when you are running through a jungle without shoes on, Lois!

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Rider Haggard! Heh heh. Sorry, I just always wanted to say that. I'm actually assuming that the spell in fact DID turn out to be breakable. Which was a good thing, because what would Lois have done with her 200 pairs of really nice shoes?

I'm just not sure that modern Lois can live up to these sorts of experiences.


At 8:10 AM, Blogger googum said...

Has there ever been a competant window washer in comics? As in, one that wasn't falling, about to fall, or just saved from falling?

I've always lived in the flatlands, so I don't know if window washers are falling like rain from buildings every day in the big city or not. Per comics, you'd think so.

Still, 'educated feet'? Yeah, I'll wait for Superman, thanks.

At 8:18 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Maybe it is just one of those things like bungee jumping. People looking for a thrill, wash some windows and fall. Only works in Metropolis however, as you can pretty much count on Superman being there to save you.

Or in this case, Lois.

At 10:52 AM, Blogger FoldedSoup said...

Every time I see a Silver Age LL cover, it makes me want to own it. Those are real good sellers, there.

*sigh* I may have to start.

Maybe they'll be a DC Showcase volume soon...

At 3:53 PM, Anonymous Rich said...

Am I the only one amazed by the fact that she still finds the opportunity to shave her legs while living in a jungle and leading a leopard pack?

At 6:44 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Hey, she may be leading a leopard pack, but the woman has STANDARDS!


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