Friday, February 12, 2010

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #100

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #100 (On Sale: February 12, 1970) has a cover by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson.

This issue begins with our cover-story, "Lois Lane's Last Mile" by Robert Kanigher and Irv Novick. The back-up is from Showcase #9, "The Un-Curious Lois Lane" is by Otto Binder, Ruben Morira and Al Plastino. Superman has created a new identity for himself, salesman Allen Todd. He does this because two nosy crooks have been trailing Clark Kent in an effort to expose him as Superman’s other identity. The Man of Steel plants clues for Lois to lead her to Todd, but Lois has taken a new approach and is now trying to cover for Superman.

After she successfully protects his new identity several times, he sends a letter with the address of Todd to Lois and leads the crooks to believe Lois knows his secret. The crooks expose Todd in front of Lois, but Superman then takes them to jail because they tried to shoot him. He then vows to adopt a new identity, which is really his old one, Clark Kent. Lois is intrigued and returns to her old ways of trying to learn the big secret again.

Edited by Mort Weisinger.

3 comments:

mjsmith said...

Not a great way for DC to honor #100, compared to what Marvel would do in a few months!!!

-Keller said...

I agree. You would think they would go all out on this one. I was pretty happy when Weisinger finally retired.

Graeme said...

I have this issue and you miss out two important things. The first is the backup is a reprint of the first solo Lois Lane story from Showcase. The second is the lead story which is pure Bob Kanigher ripped-from-the-headlines nonsense, which has Lois on trial for killing Lana Lang in a car which sank into the river-- deliberately evoking Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick. Only Lana wasn't dead but replaced by a robot double...