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sailorlibra ([personal profile] sailorlibra) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-11-29 12:58 pm

The Complete And Entire History Of Lois Lane And Wonder Woman

Well, sort of. A re-post of my much longer Lois/Diana histories on SD 1.0, it focuses on the highlights of their their times together.


Action Comics #600, right after Superman and Wonder Woman's first and only date.
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And thus Lois's first real impression of Diana is as competition for Superman.

The next time Lois thinks about Diana is when she's invited to Themyscira along with a few other important officials. (See Bluefall's WWwA: Patriarch's World for more details.)
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They don't run into each other again until after Clark marries Lois. From Action Comics #761:
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Having had her flirt-time with her husband interrupted by a beautiful, flying woman, Lois is slightly jealous.
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Sometimes you really have to wonder if it would even be possible for Clark to get even more clueless.

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From Superman #156, Clark and Diana decide to tell Lois about their thousand-year-long vacation together.
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For the record, that wasn't the actual Lois Lane. It's worth noting that, failing here, Clark and Diana never actually get around to tell Lois about their time together for quite a while.

From Wonder Woman #170, Lois is given the chance to interview Diana again. She plans to spend the whole day with Wonder Woman, trying to get an angle on the real woman.
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Things go from bad, to good...

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To bad again.
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At the end of the day, they just decide to hang out.
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Probably the most slashly Diana and Lois ever get. It was really damn slashly though.

In Action Comics #781, their semi-friendship starts to fall apart. Lois's dad dies after Clark decides to try to save Diana again. (Except it wasn't Diana, it was her mother, and he failed to save her.)
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And from Superman #180, a vampire-infected Lois reveals that Clark's decision still bothers her.
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It's worth noting that the vampire-infection was really just a plot device to get Lois and Clark to reveal some of their hidden issues with each other, so what Lois says here is supposed to be the way she really feels.

In Man of Steel #127, Lois's issues concerning her father's death are brought back up again. In the prior issue, she was turned into the goddess of integrity by a bunch of evil gods trying to harm Clark. Now she's experiencing life as a goddess.
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And thus Lois decides to give up her goddesshood and to forgive Clark.

They have a short run-in with each other at Donna's funeral:
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And a longer run-in during Adventures of Superman #628, when Lois is preparing to leave Clark to investigate a story in a war-torn third-world country.
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Rucka!Diana, please come back to me! Gah, I swear I'm counting down the days until BN: Wonder Woman comes out.

They also hang out in Superman #661, in which Lois reveals that she's honestly not jealous of Diana and Clark anymore.
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A supervillainess attacks, Clark is kidnapped, and Lois and Diana rescue him. Because they rock.
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[personal profile] salamangkiero 2009-11-30 09:36 am (UTC)(link)
Lois has always been understandably Clark's main woman. That's because she accepts both sides of Clark Kent/Kal-El, whereas Diana can only ever really see Kal-El.
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[personal profile] bariman 2009-11-30 11:27 am (UTC)(link)
There really is no "Kal-El" person post-Crisis. Clark grew up as Clark as thinks of himself that way, but projects a slightly different persona as Superman. He probably used "Kal-El" as a convenient name that still hides his secret ID with Diana and the League until they got close enough he felt he could reveal himself as Clark Kent. Diana is probably in the habit of calling him Kal because that's the first name he used, and it keeps her from calling him Clark in public or where it would otherwise be inconvenient, like in front of supervillains.
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[personal profile] salamangkiero 2009-11-30 12:05 pm (UTC)(link)
But I do think that that is precisely the point. In naming him Kal-El, she creates in her mind the Superman, not Clark Kent. In that sense, the name is the sign of how she sees him. It's not really how Clark would see himself, but how Wonder Woman perceives things.

The argument is also more powerful if the Wonder Woman/Batman/Superman Trinity series is considered a canon story...am not sure about that now. But the dynamic I saw there lends a certain creedence to the thought of the name being the sign.