760 – Lois & Clark Adopt Supergirl?

Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #20 (August 1960) presents the second of an “Imaginary Series” in which Lois and Clark are married. This time around, Clark convinces Lois they should adopt Supergirl. Supergirl is thrilled, but Lois is told that in order to adopt, she must quit her job and be a mother full-time. Clark doesn’t […]

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751 – Mrs. Superman

DC has been teasing Lois marrying Superman/Clark for a solid five years or so and it’s always a reveal at the end to be a dream or a fake-out. In Lois Lane #19 (June 1960), we get our first up-front “imaginary tale” of Lois marrying Superman/Clark complete with separate TV beds. The tale has the […]

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749 – A Map of Krypton

A nice 2-page spread of the Map of Krypton shows up in the first Superman Annual (June 1960). To my knowledge this is the first “Annual”, which is an 80-page giant book filled with the best Superman / Supergirl / Superboy / Lois / Jimmy tales of the past.

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742 – Referencing Years Ago

In Action Comics #265 (April 1960), Supergirl exposes her existence to Smallville and Superman doesn’t want that to happen yet. So he digs up some old Gas Z “Amnesia Gas”, which he had once buried outside of Smallville as Superboy. What’s interesting here is not the over-use of amnesia as a convenient means to revert […]

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737 – Super-Women and Brainiac

In “Lana Lang, Superwoman!”, the third story in Lois Lane #17 (March 1960), Superman gives Lana an injection of his super-blood temporarily granting her super-powers. At first Lois is jealous, but then Superman does the same for Lois. Lois has been a super-woman many times before, but this is a first for Lana, at least […]

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736 – Super-Hypnosis

In Superman’s Girlfriend, Lois Lane #17 (March 1960), Doris Drake, the world’s richest heiress learns how to read minds and accidentally stumbles onto Superman’s secret identity. Knowing this, she schemes to marry Clark Kent, but Clark Kent discovers what’s going on and uses super-hypnosis on Doris to wipe her mind clean. This is the first […]

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729 – That Yellow Sun Tho

Both of the Superman and Supergirl stories in Action Comics #262 make it suddenly clear that the reason Kryptonians have powers on Earth is not strictly because of the heavier gravity of Krypton, but because Krypton had a red sun and Earth has a yellow one. I haven’t seen this mentioned before. Clark, Lois, Perry, […]

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727 – The Justice League of America!

Well here we are, at the last post from the 1950s, and it’s a milestone event for DC: The introduction of the Justice League of America in The Brave and the Bold #28 (Dec 1959). Written by Gardner Fox, who also created and wrote the Golden Age Justice Society of America, this new team features […]

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724 – Ultimate Super-Wedding Fake-Out

In Superman’s Girlfriend, Lois Lane #15 (Dec 1959), readers are treated to a full-issue story in what appears to be Superman and Lois finally committing to each other, getting married, moving in together, having children, and Lois gaining super-powers. The cover makes a bunch of bold promises: “This Super-Wedding is Real! The marriage is not […]

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723 – Lori Lemaris Returns

In Superman #135 (Dec 1959), Lori Lemaris returns thanks to a big fan reaction to her first story. This sequel story, “Superman’s Mermaid Sweetheart”, was written by none other than Jerry Siegel. I have an affection for this story as it appeared as one of 5 Superman stories from the Silver Age in a paperback […]

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