Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane #106 “I Am Curious (Black)”

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane number 106 was published by DC Comics in November of 1970. The cover features art by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson that depicts the white Lois Lane stepping into Superman’s Plastimold machine and stepping out as a black woman. The 36 page issue sold for 15 cents and features the Lois Lane story “I am Curious (Black)!” and the Rose and Thorn story “Where Do You Plant a Thorn?” The issue explored race relations in Metropolis as Lois transform into a black woman to write a story about “Little Africa.” Her new skin color changes society’s perception of her, and she realizes the struggle of everyday life as a minority.
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Object Name
comic book
date made
Kanigher, Robert
Roth, Werner
Colletta, Vince
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Action Comics
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 10 in x 6 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 16.51 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
African American
Popular Entertainment
American Enterprise
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American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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