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Lois Lane Attempts Being Black For A Day

The 70s.  Oh, the 70s.  That interesting time in U.S. history when white people and black people were legally segregated and everyone hated everyone.  But what the 70s did spawn was inspiration for several things aside from just The Civil Rights Movement and the afro.  Out of the 70s came this Superman comic, when Lois Lane wanted to see what it would be like to be black for a day.  As the story goes, Lois attempts to speak to people on the black side of town, but no one will speak to her because she's white.  She figures, hey, if I was black, I would be able to report on the black community because they would trust me more.  So, her lover, Superman, puts her in a machine, and viola, she's colored for 24 hours.  Things are great for Lois until she leaves her house and realizes that people are treating her different because of her skin complexion.  This comic is from Lois Lane 109 and was written by, a white guy, Robert Kanigher, who probably fantasized what it would be like to spend a day black himself.  Because, I mean, who wouldn't.  You know, go through racism and all.  Well, Lois handles it well.  Check her out. 

 

 

-AP

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Comment by Deedeelicious on October 6, 2011 at 8:27pm
Nice, too bad a lot of the same problems exist today.
Comment by mandisa thomas on June 30, 2011 at 6:48pm
who wrote this comic?
Comment by DeAndre Woods on May 5, 2011 at 10:44pm
reminds me of the movie Soul man
Comment by Lola Ambrosia on April 19, 2011 at 6:02pm
Awesome!
Comment by Seppy McFly on April 16, 2011 at 2:35am
GTFOH...well ill be dipped...double dipped. this is the single most interesting piece of Comic lit i have EVER seen. A copy is worth guap i bet you!
Comment by AJ on March 23, 2011 at 3:01pm
Love it!
Comment by Jessica Jackson on March 22, 2011 at 10:26am
O man this is a trip. I kinda love it. Lois definitely looks better black with an afro instead of weird blue hair.
Comment by M. Francis on March 21, 2011 at 11:51pm

I think I just wet my drawlz laughin so hard!

Fun stuff!

Comment by X-D-D-M*9 on March 21, 2011 at 10:14pm

Ha! Cheezy, hokey, preachy but entertaining & well meaning story that definitely reflected the movement of the times.  Truly a Black Like Me/Watermelon Man type story explaining what white folks perceived as our perspectives of race relations.

Oh and when Lois turned to ah, Lola Lane she was fine! Especially with the 'fro and hip African cultural gear & wrap.

Thanks for posting, I want this comic.

Comment by Siralop D. on March 21, 2011 at 8:27pm

Why couldn't this be Superman instead? ~____~


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