Monday, August 15, 2011

The >sob< Lois Lane >gasp< Emotional Trainwreck >choke< Week #1

So I recently came into a whole stack of mid-60's Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane comic books. I've never really read much of her (or Jimmy Olsen's) solo adventures before, and this was a real eye opener working my way through them.

First, these issues gave me a new appreciation for Kurt Schaffenberger! He's got such a crisp line, and smooth style that makes the books gorgeous to look at and fun to read. I'm now even more excited to fill out the rest of the collection.

The second thing I noticed is what an emotional wreck Lois Lane is for most of these. We've been spoiled with the dogged journalist interpretation for years, but take a trip back to the sixties and it wasn't always like that. You can't let three panels go by, without here breaking down over something.

All of which leads to this month's theme week, as we take a tour through the emotional ups and downs of Lois Lane.

Poor Lois!

But as you can see, not all the ladies were basket cases, as Joan Superman takes the opportunity to realize that bald dudes are hot!

Pencils by Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks by Kurt Schaffenberger

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #46
Lois Lane's Outlaw Son!
January 1964
Copyright (c) DC Comics

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