Written by Bob Kanigher, and illustrated by Werner Roth and Vince Colletta, it is truly a story that only the s could have birthed! And, perfect for both this last day of Black History Month and on the tail of the 75th anniversary of Superman. And yes, though Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane isn't a romance title per se, as you may remember from my booklet The Look of Love , many of the Lois Lane stories contain romance comic-like qualities. And as you will see in this issue, Lois's concern with Superman's love for her ultimately makes it a romance story. Lois, reporter extraordinaire, is given the chance to write an article on "Little Africa" -- Metropolis's African-American community. Completely stoked about the possible career changing opportunity, Lois vows to tell it like it really is, "nitty-gritty" and all. Superman err, Clark Kent is wary of her ambitions and decides to check in on Lois. Lois soon finds that her enthusiasm for her article subject is not matched by the people living in Little Africa.
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Lois Lane, our take-charge lady reporter, wants to get the inside scoop on the Metropolis neighborhood of Little Africa. Neighborhoods like Little Africa have and still do exist in the United States. But these neighborhoods were also distanced from other, whiter neighborhoods. Residents lived with the knowledge that they were kind of kept apart from white residents due to zoning laws, unequal loan opportunities, and discrimination in the workplace. The reason Lois wants to do this expose is because she believes that such a story should garner her a Pulitzer Prize. As far as Lois knows, no one has ever written an in-depth expose about that community before. Lois and the text assume that no one has previously written about Little Africa. Instead of thinking that the Black people in Little Africa should tell their own stories, or that she should facilitate Black journalists getting awards for telling their own stories, Lois just dives right into Little Africa.
During her stay there, she meets neigh. It was published on September 24, To get a story about life in Little Africa, a black ghetto in Metropolis , Lois Lane has Superman use a transformation machine designed by Dahr-Nel to turn her into a black woman.