I simply cannot get enough of the Silver Age. Get used to comics, folks, you're going to be seeing a lot of them. This next one is from 1959's Lois Lane #9: "The Most Hated Girl in Metropolis!"
While Lois has always had the suspicion that Clark Kent was really Superman, she didn't actively try to expose him that much...except in the Silver Age. Here, she was all over the guy, trying to tear out his secret. But what would happen if she actually did find out (back then, at least)? This story plays with the idea, and the results are not pretty, as you can guess from the title.
totally willing to blackmail Robin a few issues ago. But never Superman.
Yep, the whole thing was a charade, a farce, a setup! Lois got punk'd!
Of course, Superman could have just found the missing man because it's the Right Thing To Do, but then he couldn't manipulate said man.
Meanwhile, a terrifying clown offers you candy.