Dating Lucy Lane: Is It Really Cheating If...?

Category: Dating Lucy Lane
Last article published: 3 September 2016
This is the 13th post under this label
World's Worst Girlfriend was at it again in Jimmy Olsen #82, though at least Jimmy was ALSO mind-cheating on her with "Sandra". Joke's on them though. Would you believe Magi is actually Jimmy, and Sandra is actually Lucy, both in disguise for Silver Age reasons. They fall in love with each other's alter ego, a love stronger than their actual toxic relationship, and they can't tell because all Curt Swan characters kind of look alike (it's how people can't tell Superman is Clark Kent on account of a simple pair of glasses). So is it really cheating if it's actually you significant other in disguise?
It's a story as old as time. Jimmy thinks Sandra hates Jimmy, but is afraid she's gonna find out Magi - whom she loves desperately - is a freckled impostor. He "kills" Magi publically. Lucy is so distraught (though relieved SHE won't be found out) that she finally agrees to marry Jimmy. At their wedding reception, they both want to ask for an annulment because they're in love with somebody else, but then find the disguises, and... Well, this can only strengthen their relationship, right? Not quite.
Not to worry anyway, because the guy who married them should have looked at his mail earlier that day - his license expired! Oh Silver Age, never change!


Kurt "Welcome to Geektown" Onstad said...

Was this the original inspiration for the Pina Colada song?

Martin Gray said...

Who could resist a ‘torrid tomato’?

Jimmy and Lucy were as bad as each other. Did you ever read the Bronze Age Lois Lane stories in which things got Very Dramatic for Lucy. After that she really developed as a character, and Jimmy was a better guy too. By the time Superman Family #200 flashed forward to showing them married, they seemed a great couple.


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