I Love Ya But You’re Strange – Superman and Supergirl’s Creepy “Play-Acting”
Every day this August I’ll be spotlighting strange but ultimately endearing comic stories, one a day (basically, we’re talking lots and lots of Silver Age comic books). Here is the archive of past installments of this feature.
Today we look at Action Comics #260, featuring a rather disturbing “charade” by Superman and Supergirl.
The story was written by Otto Binder and drawn by Al Plastino. This showed up during the time when Supergirl was still Superman’s “secret weapon.” That left her free for stunts like this.
The issue opens with Superman’s typically dismissive attitude towards Lois (“Knowing Lois as I do, I’ll bet she’s in the thick of trouble right now.”)
Of course, she IS in trouble, so I guess it is hard to fault Superman too much. Anyhow, when Superman shows up to save her, there is a surprise in store for Lois…
Things progress to the point where Superman proposes to Mighty Maid.
Now here’s the major question. What’s weirder – Lois not being willing to accept the obvious or the fact that Superman does so many of these bizarre ruses that she’s actually reasonable to do what she does next?
Of course, as it turns out, Lois IS correct! Mighty Maid is Supergirl!!!
So Superman fools the aliens and then he returns to the public life…
How wonderfully disturbing.