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I hope everyone enjoyed Valentine’s Day with their loved one. I know I did. I begin this episode with a small correction: NEW GODS issues 12 – 18 and MISTER MIRACLE 19-25 were done by other writers and artists. Jack Kirby was not involved with theses issues. By this point he did not work for DC.
Valentine’s Day episodes will always feature the loves of Superman’s life, and we start this first Valentine’s Day episode with Lois Lane. She has been with Superman and Clark Kent from the beginning in ACTION COMICS #1. She even had her own title: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE from 1958 – 1974 for 137 issues. Some key issues in the relationship of Lois and Clark Kent / Superman:
ACTION COMICS #484, June 1978, SUPERMAN TAKES A WIFE (reprinted in SUPERMAN IN THE SEVENTIES
SUPERMAN #50 (second series, 1986- ), Dec. 1990. Clark proposes and Lois accepts.
ACTION COMICS #662, Feb. 1991, SECRETS IN THE NIGHT. Clark reveals his secret identity to Lois.
SUPERMAN: THE WEDDING ALBUM, Dec. 1996.
The first solo Lois Lane story: LOIS LANE: GIRL REPORTER from SUPERMAN #28, May/June 1944, reprinted in SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY VOL. I.
The featured artist of this episode is Kurt Schaffenberger, who drew the first 81 issues of SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE. Lastly I look at the first Lois Lane comic book I can remember reading: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE #67, Aug. 1966, LOIS LANE — QUEEN AND SUPERMAN COMMONER!
I also have an update on my son in Marine Corps boot camp, and a little on how I spent my Valentine’s Day.
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