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  1. Cover by Ruben Moreira and Al Plastino.
  2. "The Girl in Superman's Past" written by Jerry Coleman, penciled by Ruben Moreira and inked by Al Plastino. When Lana Lang shows up in Metropolis, she and Lois Lane get into a competition for Superman's attention.
  3. Odd Newspaper Facts
  4. The New Lois Lane
  5. Jerry the Jitterbug
  6. Newspaper Talk
  7. Sleuths In Skirts
  8. Mrs Superman
  9. Ollie

The future title, "Superman's girlfriend Lois Lane" got a try out in issues #9 and #10 of Showcase, when Lois stepped in as the lead feature. The debut story in this issue, "The Girl in Superman's past" by writer Jerry Coleman and artist Al Plastino, introduced Lois Lane to Superman's old flame Lana Lang. After some initial friction, the two inquisitive women realized they had a common curiosity: the strange parallels between Clark Kent and Superman. Lois and Lana began a friendly competition to see which of them Superman liked more and set "traps" to test his preference. Their schemes became progressively more outlandish, but Superman could not be outwitted. Superman similarly played Lois and "Con" Conners off against each other to protect his identity in the story called, "The New Lois Lane", while Lois dreamed of being Superman's wife in "Mrs Superman."

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There have been quite a few stories of this type, entitled something like, The Girl/Girls in Superman's/Superboy's Life/Past, and aside from the one featuring Lori Lemaris (The Girl in Superman's Past, Superman #129) they all bear a pretty close resemblance to each other.  Take this story, The Girl from Superman's Past, which is essentially little more than a rewrite of The Girls in Superman's Life (Superman #78), with Lois and Lana a bit more catty than buddy-buddy. Unfortunately, this story is...

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