Yes, you read that right. In Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #55, it seems that Superman and Supergirl have children together. Supergirl then proceeds to freeze Lois in a box “for a thousand years”. But you don’t care about that part, do you? You probably want to know the same thing I was wondering: Did Superman really sleep with his cousin?
Well, no. These older comics tended to do this gimmick where they would basically lie on the front cover about something, and then come up with a ridiculous explanation to justify the lie. It turns out, Supergirl came in contact with red kryptonite, which causes Superman and Supergirl to have “unexpected effects”. In this case, the effect was for Supergirl to treat Lois like crap and make her jealous. And the kids themselves? Robots that Supergirl made. Yes, made. And to get Superman to play along with the story? Super-hypnotism. Yep.
This issue of Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane has three stories in it. Back then, the 12 cent price tag was some deal, I imagine. There is an advertisement in this comic for Silly Puddy. Remember that stuff? I used to use it to Frankenstein together creatures out of characters I would find in the Sunday comics strips.
This issue of Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane (Affiliate Link) 55 is interesting enough to own, because what if Superman and Supergirl had kids? It is a question I used to ask myself when I was younger. Cousin or not, are you going to let your race just die? Considering the potential consequences of Superman and Supergirl, both Kryptonian heroes, welcoming children into their lives, there are notable positives and negatives to take into account. On the bright side, their offspring would inherit their parents’ incredible abilities, thus providing Earth with a new generation of powerful protectors. However, the risks involved might outweigh the benefits; with powerful foes constantly threatening their family, maintaining safe and stable lives for their children could become an extremely challenging task. Furthermore, blending into society would be a constant struggle for these hybrid Kryptonian children, as they attempt to navigate both their human upbringing and their otherworldly heritage.
On the other hand, one could argue that Superman and Supergirl expanding their Kryptonian family tree is a brilliantly absurd idea. Picture the chaos of baby Kryptonians knocking over world monuments while learning to crawl, or worse, arguing with each other through echoes of supersonic screams. Nothing says “fitting in” like being responsible for toppling the Eiffel Tower, right? Add play dates with the local bully being quickly dispatched by a juice box thrown at the speed of light, and you’ve got yourself the perfect sitcom-worthy disaster.
So if you were wondering, “does Superman have kids?” the answer is yes, but not in this comic. It is revealed at the end of Kingdom Come, the comic miniseries, that Wonder Woman was pregnant with Superman’s child. We can see it born in its sequel.