519 – Wonder Woman at the Movies

In Wonder Woman #56 (Sept 1952), Steve Trevor takes Wonder Woman out on a date to see a movie. What movie? Superman and the Mole Men of course! Wonder Woman would not see a theatrical release for another 65 years!

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459 – Catwoman Pivot

In Batman #62 (October 1950), the Catwoman makes another appearance, but this time a back-story is given when she suffers a head trauma while trying to save Batman from death during a crime spree: Catwoman is Selina Kyle, a former flight attendant who is suffering from amnesia all these years. The new head trauma booted […]

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416 – Super Bachelor

In Superman #58 (March 1949), the writers of the Superman comic visit, for the first time, a story in which Lois Lane actively tries to break her Super-Crush on Superman. On the advice of a doctor, Lois Lane tries to break her obsession by transferring her love to Clark Kent, which apparently seems to work […]

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401 – Vicky Vale

Batman #49 (August 1948) introduces a new potential love interest for Bruce Wayne in the form of Vicky Vale, a photographer who plays with the now-tired trope of the girl who suspects the superhero’s secret identity. This story also introduce a new rogue for Batman and Robin in the form of The Mad Hatter, a […]

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392 – Golden Girl

In Captain America #66 (March 1948), Timely Comics, the predecessor to Marvel, creates another seductively-clad female superhero: Golden Girl. Bucky Barnes gets shot, and while he is recovering, Captain America needs a new sidekick! After many years as being a bit-player and minor romantic interest during the war, Betsy Ross is trained by Steve Rogers […]

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370 – Young Romance

In July 1947, Young Romance #1 debuts. Young Romance was created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon for Prize Comics and is widely known as the first romance comic, which are distinguishable from teen comics of the day in that these stories are usually devoid of any humor, anthological, and make an attempt to take […]

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347 – Kitty Car

In Detective Comics #122 (February 1947), the Catwoman returns again to plague Gotham City with her “black cat” crimes. Her “Kitty Car” is introduced which seems to have more power and gadgetry than the Batmobile… how?!? The story also brings back her black hair, I guess she got tired of being a blonde while in […]

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338 – Catwoman and Mistletoe

The Catwoman continues as a blonde in a Christmas-themed story in Batman #39 (December 1946). Batman and Robin wear white suits to camouflage themselves in the snow. In addition to a smooch under mistletoe, Catwoman also proposes to Batman that they could rule the criminal world, but of course Batman rejects both offers.

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284 – Lois Knows

Throughout the eighty-plus years that Superman has been around, Lois Lane has discovered Clark’s secret identity probably dozens of times. But in Superman #34 (March 1945), Lois discovers his secret for the very first time. In what can maybe be considered the first “imaginary” story, Clark sees his future in a crystal ball and learns […]

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274 – Super Memory Loss Again

For the second time in two years, Superman loses his memory in Superman #32 (November 1944). This time, it’s a new brain tissue analysis machine and Superman, wishing to further science, volunteers only to discover too late that his brain is actually vulnerable. This is the first time Superman tries to piece together his own […]

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