With Valentines Day only a few days away, it's time to feature a forgotten superpower that had nothing to do with catching crooks and everything to do with impressing the ladies!
At the Daily Planet Christmas party in Action Comics #306 (1963), Perry White maneuvered Clark Kent and Lois Lane under the mistletoe...bringing some eye-opening dialogue to the normally G-rated world of the 1960's Superman. After Lois promised to give Clark a "thrill", the normally mild-mannered reporter decided to "teach this minx" a lesson by unleashing the power of....THE SUPER-KISS!
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Flushed, dizzy, and (gulp) sweating, the super kiss obviously had a profound impact on the minx...er...I mean Lois. And how about that "Who's YOUR Daddy?" look on Clark in that final panel?
I should add that the super kiss wasn't entirely forgotten once Lois mopped the sweat from her brow. In fact, a variation of it would pop up at the conclusion of Superman II (1980). Realizing how the knowledge of his double identity confused and tormented Lois, Clark made the decision to remove all memory of their love affair by administering the Super Amnesia Kiss!
Of course, let the record show that the very first super kiss in a Superman comic book wasn't administered by Superman....but by Lois Lane herself! Following her rescue from raging flood waters in Superman #3 (1940), the grateful girl reporter plants a super-kiss on a super-man...becoming the first of many over their 70 year fling!