Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #84

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #84 (On Sale: May 14, 1968) has a cover by Neal Adams.

We begin with "Lois Lane, Convict" by Leo Dorfman, Irv Novick and Mike Esposito. Lois Lane visits her college friend Coral on vacation in Canyon City. She becomes suspicious when the Arrowhead Ranch cancels her reservations. She disguises herself as Ann Lacey, takes a room at the Ranch and later goes horseback riding.

While riding, Lois is caught by police. The ranch owner claims that Lois stole the horse. Her friend Coral then accuses her of stealing her car too. Lois is sent to jail, where she tries to contact Superman for help. The authorities stop her and use a Superman imposter to provide further evidence against her.

Lois escapes from jail by trading identities with her cell mate. She then finds the phony Superman who has become ill. Lois then contacts the real Man of Steel, who returns to Canyon City with Lois.

The back-up is "The Last Days of Lois Lane" by Otto Binder and Kurt Schaffenberger and is reprinted from Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #27. After witnessing an atomic test, Lois Lane believes she has received a lethal dose of atomic radiation. Fearing that her life is soon to end, Lois begins risking her life in pursuit of dangerous stories. Superman manages to save her from peril, and learns of her predicament from a note Lois writes for him to open after her demise.

Edited by Mort Weisinger.

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