|Superman versus Mr. Mxyzptlk with an assist from Lex Luthor's fat cells!|
|Cover by Jerry Ordway.|
During his lengthy run with the character, Ordway always seemed to balance the heroics and humanity necessary to tell a compelling Super-story, and this issue, "The Human Factor" shows him firing on all cylinders. This is an historic issue in Superman-lore as it concludes with Clark Kent's proposal of marriage to Lois Lane, who (of course) accepts.
|Seriously, how could she resist?|
Don't be fooled though, this is after all a superhero comic book, and Clark Kent/Superman ultimately goes toe-to-toe with not one, but two super-villains: egomaniac Lex Luthor and interdimensional imp, Mister Mxyzptlk. Additionally, this issue all features an uncredited special cameo by Marvel's First Family who also battle Mr. Mxyzplk, who it is suggested interacts in the Marvel Universe as a Man whose identify is not Impossible to guess.
An excellent example of comic book storytelling, heroics and characterization, Superman (Vol.2 ) #50 is available as a single (back) issue online for a very small mark up from the original cover price of $1.50 or, better yet, as part of the Superman: Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite trade paperback.