But is she really wacko? ... The site Diffen.com explains the difference between sociopath and psychopath:
"Psychopathy and sociopathy are both anti-social personality disorders. While both these disorders are the result of an interaction between genetic predispositions and environmental factors, psychopathy leans towards the hereditary whereas sociopathy tends towards the environmental.
Wow ... the description of psychopathic behavior sure nails our girl:
- impulsive behavior
- risk-seeking behavior
- inability to internalize "normal: behavior
To my mind, the ad for the Lois Lane subscription seems targeted more towards the girls in the audience, as if to try and draw in more girl readers. Make sense to me, in that there would be a natural cross-connection from boys reading other Superman titles towards reading this one. But girls might be less likely to go for the title, unless the ads played up the heartbreak side of the stories? After all, in the fine Schaffenberger panel seen in the illo, Lois appears like any wronged woman whose story might be featured in a tearjerker mag. No Superman in sight here!
Me, I was always too shy to think I would succeed at any of these schemes.
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Well, Folks, this has been a tour through issue #59 of Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane, from 1965.
As Heckle and Jeckle used to say, "See ya next week with a brand NEW show!"