Sunday, 20 September 2015
Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #133 (1973)
Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #133 (DC Comics)
Arnold Drake (w) John Rosenberger (a)
Feeling somewhat unhappy with current events in the Superman range of titles I decided to take a quick break and go back in time to when Superman and his friends lived in a very different world. Lois Lane #133 provided such an opportunity being close to hand amongst some unfiled comics.
Like most comics of this period the cover is somewhat misleading but don't let that put you off!
Set in the seventies (just check out those fashions) this comic tells the story of Lois Lane's brush with death as a man with a grudge (and a bomb) takes her hostage. Superman who as usual is keeping an eye on Lois sees her plight but is unable to act directly as the bomb being controlled by Ronald Devon could "wipe out Metropolis".
Instead using "super-ventriloquism and clues left by our intrepid reporter Clark tries to track down the culprit for this villains grudge.
So just who double crossed Ronald? Three main culprits are visited by Superman as he tries to prevent a disaster in the making.
Those in the Frame?
Dr Trevors his old University Professor, an unnamed Choir Master and finally ex-girlfriend Lena Kerwick.
Just who or what was the reason? You'll have to read to find out.
This was actually one of the last few issues of Lois Lane in her own title. Changing market conditions and poor sales saw Lois, along with Jimmy Olsen move into a "giant" title Superman Family where she starred alongside Supergirl and Krypto, Superman's pet dog.