Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Exit Stage Left: Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane #137

The other day, I was laughing with my daughter about  the great "You've got me, who's got you?" From the first Superman movie. I told her that Lois was actually the star of her own comic book for many, many years. This had me digging out a few samples, and holding the particular book in my hands. It is a pretty typical issue featuring two kooky stories (including one that suggests that dinosaurs were actually colonists from a dying planet, I kid you not). The John Rosenberger artwork won't blow your mind, but he's a decent storyteller. The letter column reflects a largely female readership, which is kind of cool. The fact that this is the final issue is only referenced in a small note after the first story, informing readers that Lois is move to the 100 Page Superman Family series. She did, and lived there with her pals for many more years, but this is really the end of an era and another nail in the Silver Age coffin. Kind of makes me sad.