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A few scans from Action Comics #662 and Superman v2 #53 (both published in 1990/1991) where Superman finally reveals his secret identity to Lois Lane...



Honestly, I'd post these scans that I'm summarizing, but I'm in a major rush and barely have any time to post any of these at all, sorry. :( Anyway, I'll post them later if the demand is high.

Action Comics #662 starts with Clark and Lois making out, then Clark says he has something to tell her that he's been meaning to tell for a long time (they're already engaged). But suddenly the Silver Banshee comes crashing through the apartment's front door, looking for Superman. Lois throws a plate at Silver Banshee as Clark passes out (I'm not sure if he's faking it or if the Silver Banshee can suck away Clark's powers...?) and the Silver Banshee flies out a back window. After Lois shakes Clark to wake him up, Clark's eager to get out of there and follow Silver Banshee, eventually making up an excuse to get Clark out of there so Superman can follow Silver Banshee. Most of the issue is then about Superman finding and fighting the Silver Banshee and putting her away for good. The last three pages follow...







And here's the beginning of Superman v2 #53:







It kinda cuts away to a larger story in that issue that has very little to do with C/L.

Again, I'm really sorry all this sounds rushed and sloppy, and I'll post the other scans if anyone wants to see them. Enjoy!

Also, I made a mistake when I stated Clark revealed his secret to Lois in Superman v2 #51. Obviously that's not the case. *palmface*


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Date: 2009-04-07 01:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sistermagpie.insanejournal.com
I still feel like he next ought to say something like, "Seriously, how did you not recognize me? They're only glasses."

Date: 2009-04-07 02:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] filkertom.insanejournal.com
Maybe we can bring back the "low-level super-hypnosis amplified by the Kryptonian material of Clark's glasses lenses" riff. ;)

I can't remember precisely, but didn't Lois get mad at him for a bit, for lying to her all those years? I mean for, like, a page, but I still recall her saying something about it.

Date: 2009-04-07 02:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cricharddavies.insanejournal.com

And I think her reaction should be to say, "I need to think about this, alone," send him out ... and then start dancing and singing, "I knew it! I knew it I knew it I knew it!" Grinning madly all the while.

Date: 2009-04-07 03:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrotwilight.insanejournal.com
And then we hear a tap on the door. "Lois, I do have super-hearing, remember?"

Date: 2009-04-08 01:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tsuki_the_geek.insanejournal.com
LOVE that idea!

Date: 2009-04-07 04:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmdr_zoom.insanejournal.com
Ol' Chris Reeve managed to make it rather convincing. There's that wonderful scene in her apartment where he considers telling her. He straightens up, firms his jaw and gaze, drops his voice a bit...

... and then he chickens out. :) But for a moment, we got to see Superman wearing Clark's suit.

Date: 2009-04-07 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sistermagpie.insanejournal.com
I totally remember that--that's a great example. That scene was hilarious and you could totally tell the difference.

Date: 2009-04-08 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmdr_zoom.insanejournal.com
That scene was hilarious

I also like his secret schoolboy grin when he notices that Lois is still so dazzled by his alter-ego that she's mixing up words.

Date: 2009-04-08 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ninjapeps.insanejournal.com
that's why I don't think there's going to be anyone who'd be able to top him as Superman. everyone else has been a good Clark Kent or Superman but never both.

Date: 2009-04-07 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timemonkey.insanejournal.com
Like anyone would be looking at his face and not his super crotch whenever he showed up.

obligatory

Date: 2009-04-07 06:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluefall.insanejournal.com
They don't call him the Man of Steel for nothin'.

Re: obligatory

Date: 2009-04-07 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timemonkey.insanejournal.com
All of his muscles are enhanced by the power of the sum! ^_^

Re: obligatory

Date: 2009-04-08 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] superfan1.insanejournal.com
Dies laughing

Date: 2009-04-07 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluefall.insanejournal.com
Meh. The TV show spoiled me on this scene, because I'm really not impressed by this. That Lois has no idea (that "knew it in my heart" business is pretty meaningless), that she immediately tells him he didn't do anything wrong and isn't the least bit annoyed that he waited this long to tell her... it's just weak, and does nothing to sell me on this being a meaningful relationship of equals.

Date: 2009-04-07 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timemonkey.insanejournal.com
Considering she's smart enough to get the whole 'Superman has a crapload of enemies and the more she knows the more danger she's in' her reaction isn;t too far fetched. She even says she'd guessed it herself but kept dismissing it. It's the whole telling someone something they pretty much already knew but hadn't given it confirmation thing.

Date: 2009-04-07 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluefall.insanejournal.com
Superman has a crapload of enemies and the more she knows the more danger she's in

Except, that's 100% total and utter bullshit. The less she knows, in fact, the more danger she's in. He puts her in at enormous risk by lying to her - risk that she didn't choose. If marrying Clark paints a huge fucking target on her head, she has the right to know that before she says yes to his proposal. Because, you know, she might not want to sign up for that. If dating Clark paints a target on her head, she has the right to know that, so she can, y'know, take a handful of reasonable precautions. Keep some STAR labs guns around the house. Knowledge is power. Ignorance gets people killed.

Plus, y'know, Clark gave Diana his real name at the end of their very first date - after they both decided they weren't going to pursue a romance. The whole Justice League has known for ages, and it's not like Ollie ever gets caught and tortured for the terrible secret of Superman's secret identity. Everyone in the Batclan gets Clark's phone number and favorite toothpaste on the dossier their first day of work. His parents have lived decades with the knowledge and come to no harm from it. There's no excuse for him to withhold information from the most important person in his life that is already possessed to no harm by half the DCU.

Date: 2009-04-07 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlroberson.insanejournal.com
Everyone knew her as Superman's girlfriend, not Kent's. No one was out to hurt Kent, it was Supes they'd want to get at. And didn't he rescue her many times on THAT basis?

She was always in danger just because of that. If he wanted to "protect" her, he should have stayed away from her completely.

Date: 2009-04-07 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bruinsfan.insanejournal.com
The thing is, she may have already gotten most of her anger worked through years earlier when he revealed that the Kents had raised "Superman." I recall quite a meltdown over that little revelation, including Lois having to talk herself down from breaking the story because it would be a death sentence to Jonathan and Martha.

Date: 2009-04-07 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lbd_nytetrayn.insanejournal.com
Interesting, I was unaware of such a story. Have any scans?

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

Date: 2009-04-08 01:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] khaosworks.insanejournal.com
It was Action Comics #597 (1988), a story titled "Visitor". Basically, Lois tracks Superman to Smallville and finds him in the Kent residence with Lana. She asks him point blank if he's Clark, and before Superman can answer, Jonathan and Martha appear and explain to Lois how they found Baby Kal-El's rocket and raised Kal-El alongside Clark, like a brother.

Lois then gets pissy because if this is true, then the times she was scooped by Clark over a Superman story was not because Clark was the better reporter, but because he had an in with Superman.

Date: 2009-04-07 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlbarnett.insanejournal.com
To me it means that she kind of thinks he Superman, but everytime she really thinks about it her interna; argument goes "He's Superman. He can't be Superman. You know he is. It's a ridiculous idea. He's Superman. No, he isn't. And me thinking he is won't make him Superman."

She just forces herself not to believe.

Date: 2009-04-07 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nevermore999.insanejournal.com
Thanks for posting this!

Date: 2009-04-07 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starwolf_oakley.insanejournal.com
I like Lois being understanding. "I know. You couldn't (tell me)."

Date: 2009-04-07 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashez2ashes.insanejournal.com
Wow, this is awefully anticlimatic for a decades old reveal.

Date: 2009-04-07 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lbd_nytetrayn.insanejournal.com
So, I guess in this, she wasn't suspicious as in pre-Crisis, trying to get Superman/Clark to reveal himself?

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

Date: 2009-04-07 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lbd_nytetrayn.insanejournal.com
For that matter, how did Clark and Lois get together, anyway? Was she not madly in love with the big red "S" here?

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

Date: 2009-04-07 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sailorlibra.insanejournal.com
She was originally attracted to Superman, and then became attracted to both Superman and Clark Kent. Things with Superman didn't really go anywhere and things with Clark kept becoming interrupted because of his alter ego. (Plus a few other reasons.) Eventually they spent enough time together to fall in love and then became engaged.

Date: 2009-04-07 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] retro_nouveau.insanejournal.com
Favorite part: "I'm Clark, the man you loved. Superman is the creation..."

I love Elroy's reaction to the head-spinning reveal. After sitting and watching them talk for several panels, that's when he decides to face the other way and stretch out on the carpet. It was much more exciting earlier in the day to hear the can opener. XD

Date: 2009-04-07 09:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com
The second issue's art is not as good. In that first splash he honestly LOOKS like a regular dude in a Superman suit.

Date: 2009-04-08 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
So where's the cape? I always thought he wore the whole outfit under his clothes, not just the tights. Does he fold it up and keep it in his pocket or something?

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