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« on: February 13, 2005, 11:48:20 PM »

I just downloaded and read a scan of ACTION COMICS #156, featuring the Superman story, "The Girl of Steel".  You probably haven't read this one, since it hasn't been reprinted, and the entry in the Fleisher Encyclopedia won't do it justice.  What it amounts to is that a machine of Lex Luthor's gives Lois Lane super-powers similar to Superman's.  Thus, she dons a blonde wig and a skirted costume similar to the Man of Steel's and takes the secret i.d. of Superwoman.  Except for a pair of white gloves and a red "S" on the back of her cape, she's pretty much a visual duplicate for the Supergirl that came along in 1959.  Lois proves a bit klutzy when it comes to using her powers, but she still manages to help Superman capture Luthor.

You can bet that Mort Weisinger and company recalled this story when it came time to present Supergirl years later in 1959.  There was a non-powered "Supergirl" in an early issue of SUPERBOY, but Lois's Superwoman is a heck of a lot closer to the mark.
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2005, 01:02:20 AM »

Are we talking about the same issue?



Cost me $300 but it's in outstanding shape.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2005, 02:15:40 AM »

Where did you find this download?
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2005, 07:02:00 PM »

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Are we talking about the same issue?



Cost me $300 but it's in outstanding shape.


Nope.  Yours is SUPERMAN #123, mine is ACTION COMICS #156.  Look for a cover scan on the Grand Comics Database page.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2005, 07:04:25 PM »

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I just downloaded and read a scan of ACTION COMICS #156, featuring the Superman story, "The Girl of Steel".

Not at liberty to say.  However, there are a couple of newsgroups that feature comics scans, so if you're on an ng system, you might check them out.  Thanks.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2005, 02:09:49 AM »

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Nope.  Yours is SUPERMAN #123, mine is ACTION COMICS #156.  Look for a cover scan on the Grand Comics Database page.

Oh ok. I thought when you said "the girl of steel' maybe you had a reprint of the issue i was talking about.
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