lois bates

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #121 (April 1972)
Written by Cary Bates, art by Werner Roth and Vince Colletta

In this first issue of Lois Lane’s brief feminist revolution, Lois quit her job at the Daily Planet to become a freelance reporter. She was no longer interested in doing what other people told her to do; Lois was ready to be her own woman, and write the stories that she was passionate about. Perry White and Jimmy Olsen were flummoxed, but Lois was adamant. It was the dawn of a new era for Lois Lane, that lasted until editor Dorothy Woolfolk got fired seven issues later.

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Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #123 (June 1972)
Written by Cary Bates, art by John Rosenberger and Vince Colletta

While the bulk of Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane consisted of romantic hijinks and patronizing lessons from Superman, in the early 1970s Lois got involved in women’s lib and branched out on her own. She dedicated herself to destroying The 100, a criminal organization that had killed her sister, and in this outing she chased them all the way to space, where she proved herself to be a capable zero-G combatant. Going after Lois’ oxygen tank did work for the goon, but once captured aboard The 100’s spaceship she disabled the crew and took over the ship.

**Investigating Lois Lane: The Turbulent History of the Daily Planet’s Ace Reporter is on sale March 1, 2016**