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"Lois Lane's Signal Watch": When Jimmy and Lois go out for lunch Jimmy identifies a crook at the diner and calls Superman before he can get away. Afterward, Lois asks Superman why he hasn't given her a signal watch as she gets into as much -- if not more -- trouble that Jimmy. Superman explains
Appearing in "Lois Lane's Signal Watch"
- Biff (Single appearance)
- Lefty (Single appearance)
- Pete Gurney (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Lois Lane's Signal Watch"
When Jimmy and Lois go out for lunch Jimmy identifies a crook at the diner and calls Superman before he can get away. Afterward, Lois asks Superman why he hasn't given her a signal watch as she gets into as much -- if not more -- trouble that Jimmy. Superman explains that if he gives Lois a signal watch as well then everyone will want one and pretty soon everyone would be calling Superman for emergencies making it difficult for him to prioritize. Lois accepts this response and reminds Superman that today is her birthday and that he is expected to show up at her party that evening.
Superman doesn't show during the party as he is attending it as Clark Kent, and later as Lois is walking home with Lucy upset about Superman not showing up, the Man of Steel arrives with her birthday present: her very own signal watch. This turns out to be a big mistake on Superman's part as Lois calls him for unimportant emergencies such as when she has a nightmare, a broken heel, scaring off a dog chasing a cat, loosening the zipper on her purse and freeing her from a revolving door. Eventually, Superman's patience runs out and he shouts at Lois for being such a pest and flies off.
Two crooks watching this public display decide to kidnap Lois Lane in the hopes that she will use her signal watch to call Superman to save her from a bomb while they rob a bank. Lois unfortunately does not use her signal watch, and Superman manages to capture the crooks and save Lois from the bomb by sheer chance. When Superman asks Lois why she didn't signal him for help, an emotionally distraught Lois tells Superman that he hurt her feelings and was afraid that he'd get upset if he called him again. Frustrated with her new gift, Lois tosses it back telling Superman that he can keep it.
Later she confides in Clark Kent telling him that she would rather not have a signal watch at all than to have Superman constantly annoyed at her.
Appearing in "The Mystery of Skull Island"
- Sidney Willis (Single appearance)
- Carlos Floyd (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "The Mystery of Skull Island"
Perry White assigns Lois Lane and Clark Kent to pose as a butler and a maid for horror movie star Carlos Floyd and his new wife Edna Van Cleeve III, who have just relocated to Skull Island just outside of Metropolis in order to get a scoop about their married life. As the two work on the site, Lois begins finding evidence that Carlos Floyd is putting up the illusion that his wife is present when in actuality she is not.
Suspicious that Floyd must have killed his wife, Lois begins snooping around and finds a dummy of Floyd's wife and various other contraptions to perpetuate the illusion that Edna is still alive and present in the mansion. Deciding to confront Floyd with the truth, Lois decides to dress up as Edna to try and frighten a confession out of her.
Much to her surprise, it isn't Floyd who confronts her but Sidney Willis, Edna's lawyer. He pushes Lois off the balcony but she is rescued by Superman and has his picture snapped by Floyd. Floyd explains that his wife was murdered at sea by some unknown party, and that he contrived the whole ruse in order to catch the man responsible, as it turns out Willis intended to murder Edna in order to inherit her vast fortune. With Sidney captured and with evidence showing him "murdering Edna" again, Sidney confesses and is turned over to the authorities.
Afterward, Lois thanks Superman for helping her get the scoop of a lifetime.
Appearing in "The Kryptonite Girl"
- Duke (Lucy's dog)
Synopsis for "The Kryptonite Girl"
Superman returns from outer space with a lead box, and delivers it to the Daily Planet. There he warns Lois and Jimmy not to open the box until he gets back. Sure enough, as soon as Superman is gone, Lois opens up the box and begins examining the objects inside, which turn out to be strange statues.
Later, when Lois is visiting her sister Lucy there is a brief blackout and much to Lois' surprise her eyes begin emitting a green glow. Fearing that she has been endowed with Kryptonite vision, Lois is horrified and assumes that it's from her exposure to the artifacts in the lead box. She confides in Lucy and explains what she has done an laments over the fact that she will never be able to see Superman again without causing him harm.
Having to meet with Superman in a short while, Lois comes up with a temporary solution: putting bandages over her eyes she takes Lucy's dog Duke out and explains to Superman that she is writing an article about what it's like to be blind. This covers things until Superman leaves and Lois then rushes off to an optometrist to see what they can do. After examining her eyes they realize that she has been endowed with Kryptonite vision much like Superman has x-ray vision, however she cannot turn hers off. In order to help her cope with this they make her a special pair of sunglasses that filter out the Kryptonite rays.
Sure enough Superman comes back for the objects in the lead box, and Lois is startled by his arrival and drops her sunglasses. Superman becomes angry that Lois' impulsiveness has led her to become cursed with Kryptonite vision and he angrily ends their relationship. When Lois' eyes continue to be a threat, Superman tells her to leave Metropolis in order to avoid getting killed by her lethal vision. Lois relocates to an Eskimo community in the North Pole where her green vision makes the local Eskimo's believe that she is a goddess. When Superman is seen flying by, Lois realizes that she could be close to Superman's Fortress of Solitude and becomes even more distressed.
The next day, Jimmy Olsen and Clark Kent arrive to give Lois an antidote created by Superman. Realizing that she can confirm her suspicions about Clark being Superman, she waits until she can train her Kryptonite vision on Clark. When it has no effect on Clark, she takes the antidote and her eyes stop glowing. Returning back to Metropolis, Lois sleeps happily while Clark muses about how he contrived the entire ruse to teach Lois another lesson in not being so impulsive and that the rays that came from her eyes were in reality, harmless.
- "The Mystery of Skull Island " is reprinted in Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane Annual #2 and Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane #97.
- "The Kryptonite Girl" is reprinted in Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane Annual #2 and Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years.
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Links and References
- Lois Lane article at Wikipedia
- Lois Lane article at Supermanica
- Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane series index at the Grand Comics Database
- Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane series index at Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics