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Lana Lang - Girlfriend of Clark Kent/Superboy/Superman

First Appearance: Superboy #10 (September/October 1950)
Lana Lang’s origins have varied throughout the years, but she is normally depicted or acknowledged as the teenage girlfriend of Clark Kent during his time in Smallville. Although she’s ultimately not the L.L. that Superman will end up with, Lana and Clark remain close friends. She also is usually one of the earliest people to be privy to Clark’s abilities.

Coolest Version of the Character:
In the series Smallville, Lana’s relationship with Clark became quite complicated. Falling in love with and marrying Lex Luthor probably rules her out as the “cool” girlfriend, but you would be hard-pressed to find a guy who’s unwilling to go out with the actress who played her, Kristin Kreuk. Throughout the comics, however, Lana has gone on to assume many positions of influence, becoming CEO of LexCorp and even First Lady of the United States. That’s pretty impressive!

Version You Might Not Want to Date:
In both Earth-One and Earth-Two of DC’s multiverse, Lana comes into possession of a mystical amulet that grants her insect-like powers and control over insects, which she uses under the guise of “Insect Queen.” In Earth-Two, however, she is controlled by one of Superman’s enemies and is initially a foe to Superman.

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