Superman #8 (January 1941) Written by Jerry Siegel, art by Paul Cassidy
Clark Kent often pretended to be a coward in order to throw off suspicion that he was Superman, and this regularly resulted in Lois Lane taking charge when it came to stories. Clark’s reticence always fired Lois up, leading to her chasing down a big scoop while Clark followed meekly behind or stayed back at the Daily Planet offices until Superman was needed. It also led to some sick burns from Lois. “Weak kneed pantywaist” is a classic.