Friday, February 13, 2009

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #91

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #91 (On Sale: February 13, 1969) has a cover by Neal Adams. Man did he draw a sexy Lois.

"Love is Blind" is drawn by Curt Swan and Mike Esposito. In this imaginary story, when Lois Lane steps in front of a ray gun blast to protect Superman, she loses her eyesight. Inspired by Lois's sacrifice, the Man of Steel decides to propose to Lois. The couple secretly marries and have a daughter named Lisa, but Lois never regains her sight.

Years later, Superman is presumed dead after he is caught in an explosion involving Red and Green Kryptonite. Lois becomes a widow. While her daughter is away fighting crime as Superlass, Lois meets an ugly hunchback. Since she is blind, his appearance does not bother her, and a romance begins.

When Superlass saves an alien ship, they crew rewards her with a device that can restore her mother's eyesight. The device works allowing Lois to see again. When she sees how the hunchback really looks, she tries to suppress her revulsion. Despite Lois's efforts, he notices and flies away. The hunchback is really the permanently disfigured Man of Steel. Superman leaves Earth to live alone, but Superlass follows him in hopes of one day finding him a cure.

Edited by Mort Weisinger.

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