Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane is a DC Comics series that ran 137 issues from 1958 to 1974. Like the title says, it focus on the personal and professional exploits of Superman's lady love, Lois Lane, an Intrepid Reporter for the Daily Planet. The comic mixed women's issues and experiences of the time period with fantastical plots that come with dating the man from Krypton. Notably, at this point in comic book history, Loves My Alter Ego was in full force; while Lois loved Superman and occasionally tried to wrangle him into marrying her, she was not yet aware of his Secret Identity as her colleague Clark Kent, although she had her suspicions.
The series is also notable for debuting the Silver Age versions of Catwoman and Rose/Thorn.
Compare Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, which starred Lois's friend and coworker Jimmy Olsen; the two titles, along with Supergirl (1972), were later merged into Superman Family. Lois got another ongoing in 2019; for that, see Lois Lane.
Tropes in this comic book:
- Black Like Me: In the story "I Am Curious (Black)" (issue #106) Lois temporarily changes herself into a Black woman to experience life as a Black person.
- The Cameo: Billy Batson as Captain Marvel showed up in one panel before his character was acquired by DC.
- Contagious Powers: In one issue, Lois and Lana gain Kryptonian-like superpowers by being around Superman.
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Superman consistently denies marrying her to avoid putting her in danger.
- Love Triangle: Lana Lang frequently showed up as Lois's rival for Superman's affections.
- Loves My Alter Ego: Much was made of the Dramatic Irony that the Secret Identity of Lois's love, Superman, was Clark, but she didn't know about it.
- Scene Cover: Issue 81 has a cover that shows Superman killing Lois in space.◊ Although the scene was tweaked a little for the cover, it unfolded almost exactly as shown except that Superman wasn't trying to kill her, as the cover implied, but saving her life.