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The first appearance of “Superwoman” in a DC comic is a story in Action Comics #60, where Lois Lane dreams that she has gained superpowers from a blood transfusion from Superman and launches a career as Superwoman.
The theme is revisited in a 1947 Superman comic in which a pair of fraudulent magicians cast a “spell” on Lane, making her believe she has superpowers. Superman is forced to play along with the ruse for a time, using super-speed to invisibly intervene in Lane’s adventures, supporting the illusion. She briefly sports a costume modeled on Superman’s before the spell is “broken”. A story from Action Comics has Lois actually gaining superpowers from one of Lex Luthor’s inventions and launching a short-lived career as “Superwoman.”
Later stories sporadically feature tales in which Lois gains superpowers and functioned as a “Superwoman” of sorts, but all of these are, like the 1951 tale, temporary. The powers always wear off by the end of the story. A typical example of this is “The Turnabout Powers” from Superman Family, where the Earth-Two Lois Lane gains powers from her husband (the Earth-Two Superman) through the unexpected effect of an exotic extraterrestrial plant Superman brings into their home. The plant’s death reverses the effect. Another example is the Batman/Superman: World’s Finest mini-series where Mr. Mxyzptlk briefly transforms Lois into a “Superwoman” with costume and powers.
At the end of All-Star Superman #2, Lois Lane is presented with a formula called “Exo-Genes” created by Superman that allows her to have his powers for 24 hours, and she became Superwoman. During her adventures with her new Kryptonian powers, she is wooed by two superhumans named “Samson” and “Atlas”, and she is captured by a time-Ultrasphinx. Her powers fade away at the end of the day. Her costume seems to be exactly the same as that of the Anti-Matter Universe’s Superwoman, but in Superman’s colors. Both outfits were designed by Frank Quitely.
In other pre-Crisis imaginary stories—set outside the main DC continuity within an alternate history or hypothetical future—Lois Lane gains superpowers. In one of these, Sam Lane is a scientist and astrophysicist. He discovers that Earth’s sun will go nova and obliterate the solar system. Sam and his wife Ella place their infant daughter Lois in a starship and send her to Krypton within a “power beam” that enables FTL travel and permanently modifies the baby’s molecular biology. This gives Lois super powers after she reaches her adopted world. Once there, adopted and raised as “Kandi Khan,” Lois becomes a zookeeper’s daughter in Kryptonville. Like Superman in mainstream DC continuity, Kandi/Lois establishes a superhero career, and like Lois and Superman in the mainstream continuity, Supermaid and Kal-El fall for one another. Like Superman in the mainstream DC continuity, Supermaid was also vulnerable to fragments of her perished homeworld (“Earthite”, in this version of events).
Another imaginary story has Clark Kent and Lois exchange places so that she is from Krypton and Kent is an ordinary human, inquisitive about whether or not Lois Lane was Krypton Girl’s secret identity.
In 2016, Lois again became Superwoman in the DC Rebirth initiative and appeared as Superwoman in the comic book series Superwoman. The series marks the first ongoing comic book series featuring the Superwoman character. The New 52 version of Lois and Lana gained superpowers due to the solar energy explosion caused by the death of the New 52 Superman. This results in both Lois and Lana becoming Superwoman with Lois possessing all of Superman’s powers, while Lana has the ability to absorb solar energy and release it in other forms. Lois was later seemingly killed, in a similar fashion to the New 52 Superman, while fighting a female Bizzaro.