galateus: Supergirl prepares to finish Lois off once and for all, grinning evilly while Lois looks terrified. (evil kara kills lois)
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Lois Lane in a nutshell (not literally*):

Superman: 'Lois, I'm thoroughly ashamed of the way I duped you! I'm ready to marry you!' | Lois: Marry a cad who would play a shabby trick lie that? Not on your life...' || Narrator: 'Later, in Lois' apartment...' | Lois thinks to herself: 'The lovable idiot meant it for my own good! *choke!* I could have been his wife now if I'd kept my silence, but I didn't want him that way! Who knows... some day I may really earn the right to be called Mrs. Superman!'

You could probably copy & paste these panels onto the ending of 90% of all Lois Lane stories without even changing a thing.

Conclusion! After years of being put through the wringer of superdickery, Lois Lane is: (pick one)

*Though I'm sure that happened at least once.

Date: 2010-12-27 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] keeva
You forgot:

"a long-running female character who is usually written by shitty male authors"

Date: 2010-12-27 04:56 pm (UTC)
thebigapricot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thebigapricot
And that would be my choice!

Date: 2010-12-27 03:54 am (UTC)
selke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] selke
Not gonna lie. That's a bit creepy.

Date: 2010-12-27 03:32 pm (UTC)
eightleggedbeast: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eightleggedbeast
Just a wee wee bit.

Date: 2010-12-27 04:24 am (UTC)
cleome45: (phantom1)
From: [personal profile] cleome45
But I do kind of like her wedding dress.

Date: 2010-12-27 04:50 am (UTC)
liara_shadowsong: (Default)
From: [personal profile] liara_shadowsong
It is quite a pretty dress.

Date: 2010-12-27 04:52 am (UTC)
bluefall: (into the sun)
From: [personal profile] bluefall
Motto! I definitely prefer that one to the one she actually did get married in.

Date: 2010-12-29 05:30 am (UTC)
cleome45: (fire1)
From: [personal profile] cleome45
Now I'm curious. Is there a picture of the "real" dress around here somewhere?

Date: 2010-12-29 06:45 am (UTC)
bluefall: Sachiko laughing happily (pure joy)
From: [personal profile] bluefall
Oh, buried somewhere in the Lois tags, I'm sure. Wikipedia has a crop from the comic cover that shows a bit of the horror, though the 80s butt-bow isn't visible.

Date: 2011-01-09 01:54 am (UTC)
cleome45: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cleome45
Thanks! (Belated thanks is belated. Sorry. Busy holiday crap blah blah blah.) I'll have to show this to a few other fans I know elsewhere. They'll love it!

[offers cookies]

Date: 2010-12-27 04:59 pm (UTC)
selke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] selke
I'd wear it.

Okay, I'd try it on, say "Cripe, this makes my ass look huge" and not buy it.

Date: 2010-12-27 04:40 am (UTC)
starwolf_oakley: (Default)
From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
Didn't Superman do anything remotely crime-fighting related in these stories?

Actually, given how uncertain some publishers were about that new Comics Code, maybe they *didn't* have anything crime-fighting related outside of the Batman comics.

Date: 2010-12-27 04:52 am (UTC)
myniamh: (Default)
From: [personal profile] myniamh
That'd be hilarious really. He's not technically got superpowers, he just wears the suit and wanders around pulling pranks on Lois! Excellent!

Date: 2010-12-27 06:07 pm (UTC)
starwolf_oakley: (Default)
From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
The WORLD'S FINEST series by Karl Kesel referenced this, with Superman asking Batman "You think I spend my time using my powers to play pranks and hoaxes on my friends?"

Date: 2010-12-27 12:45 pm (UTC)
skjam: Man in blue suit and fedora, wearing an eyeless mask emblazoned with the scales of justice (Default)
From: [personal profile] skjam
A quarter to a third of Lois Lane stories had Superman behaving bizzarely to her (or vice versa) as part of a plan to net crooks that Lois had ticked off by writing exposes of or otherwise unmasking. (Yes, even as thick as Lois sometimes was in the Silver Age, she was still a damn fine reporter offscreen.)

Date: 2010-12-27 02:16 pm (UTC)
jkcarrier: me, at my old office (Default)
From: [personal profile] jkcarrier
By the Silver Age, Superman's powers were basically at God level -- any kind of traditional crimefighting would be trivially easy for him. So the elaborate dickery and mind games was a (admittedly very weird) way of adding some drama to an otherwise foregone conclusion.

Date: 2010-12-27 04:46 am (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
"An animesque tsundere for Superman"

I always thought Silver Aged Lois was the first tsundre. Of course I'm also the kind of person who insists Mary Marvel was the first Magical Girl before it would become a full genre under Cutie Honey and Sailor Moon.

Date: 2010-12-27 12:14 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I'm also the kind of person who insists Mary Marvel was the first Magical Girl before it would become a full genre under Cutie Honey and Sailor Moon.

How could anyone argue otherwise?

Date: 2010-12-27 05:17 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
I think what she means is that she only wants to marry him when all is level and above-board, with willingness and so forth on both parts. (Of course, that would immediately disqualify most of HER plans for him, which routinely involve the most underhanded sorts of chicanery and flimflam, but due to the double standard invoked here, I doubt she cares about this.)

Date: 2010-12-27 05:37 am (UTC)
retro_nouveau: AARP Bruce (48)
From: [personal profile] retro_nouveau
Let's rule out Marstonian Wonder Woman until Lois has someone tied up.

I think she got amnesia after falling from a second story window at Wayne Manor during a V-J Day celebration and forgot where her press pass was until the 1960s. Since Clark was 1200 feet away, and sound travels about 1100 feet/second, and Lois fell 16 feet at 32 feet/second/second ... well, let's just say that Lois and Clark weren't on good terms until 1961 at the earliest.

Date: 2010-12-29 06:47 am (UTC)
bluefall: (Vala squee)
From: [personal profile] bluefall
So... Marston moonlighted writing Superman comics, then. Good to know.

Date: 2010-12-27 12:58 pm (UTC)
fajrdrako: ([Daken])
From: [personal profile] fajrdrako
She is ... annoying?

I never managed to feel any sympathy for her. Too dishonest.

Date: 2010-12-27 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
When you consider that comics in the Silver Age had a much larger 7-12 demographic than a 30-50 one, their relationship makes perfect sense. They don't have an adult relationship, they have what 8 year olds would imagine an adult relationship would be like.

Date: 2010-12-28 04:48 am (UTC)
proteus_lives: (Default)
From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
Everyone in the Super-Dickery Silververse everyone is a sadist and masochist.

Everyone takes turns wearing the Gimp Suit.


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