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« on: January 11, 2007, 01:44:04 PM »

I am trying to find information on the Lois Lane, Girl Reporter newspaper strip which ran for at least a dozen strips in the winter of 1943 and spring of 1944.  It was also later reprinted in 1946.  It seems these strips did not run in very many newspapers at all, and were probably attached to that days Sunday Superman strip.  (The Lois lane strips were only a single tier, 4 panels long, and each strip was a short self-contained humorous episode).

Has anyone seen this before?
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2007, 12:25:19 AM »

No, I was unaware of it.

Was it sort of like that Maw Green strip that used to run at the bottom of Little Orphan Annie?
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2007, 01:44:35 AM »

I actually don't know the Maw Green strip, but here are a few samples:

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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2007, 02:04:52 AM »

This is an article about it here:

http://strippersguide.blogspot.com/2007/01/obscurity-of-day-lois-lane-girl.html

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2007, 03:33:38 AM »

I like the simple byline - "by Jerry and Joe"
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2007, 03:41:24 AM »

I don't know why they called them "Toppers" when they were at the bottom

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topper_(comic_strip)
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2007, 08:13:10 PM »


Yea, my research provoked this blog.  Still haven't been able to find out much besides what was listed there.  I've got a fourth one that was emailed to me today, but still it is amazing I haven't run across this before now...
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2007, 05:40:08 AM »

This was one of the things Jerry Siegel complained about in the '70s:

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Also concerned in the 1947 case was Detective Comics, Inc. publishing "Lois Lane, Girl Reporter" and carrying the byline, "By Jerry and Joe", without any compensation being paid to us.

http://www.tcj.com/275/siegel1975.pdf

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