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

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

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
comic book
date made
1970-11
author
Kanigher, Robert
artist
Roth, Werner
Colletta, Vince
publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
maker
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Action Comics
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 6 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
1988.3095.23
catalog number
1988.3095.23
nonaccession number
1988.3095
subject
Superman
Comics
African American
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Data Source
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