Lori Lemaris: Superman’s Mermaid Girlfriend


Mer-friends, little known fact…Superman dated a mermaid!

Lori Lemaris in her first appearance, in Superman (volume 1) #129, May 1959. Art by Wayne Boring. "Lori Lemaris" by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lori_Lemaris.jpg#/media/File:Lori_Lemaris.jpg

Lori Lemaris in her first appearance, in Superman (volume 1) #129, May 1959. Art by Wayne Boring.
“Lori Lemaris” by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia

Lori Lemaris first appeared Superman #129 in May of 1959, she hails from Tritonis, a city in the lost continent of Atlantis.  Lori’s mermaid abilities include – breathing underwater, fast swimming, telepathy, transformation (human-to-mermaid only).  Lori and Clark Kent met while they were in college, where Lori was attending classes while hiding her true Mermaid identity.  Being from two different worlds (literally!) their romance wasn’t meant to be, but they remained friends and Lori continues to appear in DC comics, most recently in Justice Leagues.

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