For her entire 76-year existence, Lois Lane has been stuck with Superman, to the point where even her long-running solo comic book series was titled Superman’s Girlfriend, Lois Lane. Next year, however, DC Entertainment’s most famous journalist breaks free of the Man of Steel — and of the comic book medium altogether — with the release of a new young adult novel, Lois Lane: Fallout.
Written by YA author Gwenda Bond, the novel recasts Lois as a teen lead — described by the publisher as an “army brat” — moving to Metropolis for the first time with her family and, as fans would expect, finding trouble at her new high school. The book isn’t entirely free of Clark Kent, however, with the official synopsis mentioning a “maybe-more-than-a-friend” with the screen name “SmallvilleGuy”…
Bond first teased the project on Monday, describing it as featuring “an iconic character — definitely someone you know,” and a project that “has been so much fun.” Internet-savvy fans quickly uncovered more information — not difficult when the book has an Amazon.com pre-order page already — ahead of the official announcement (The DC Women Kicking Ass blog first reported the discovery).
Fallout is the latest attempt to reinvent superhero franchises as prose properties aimed at female readers, following the release of The She-Hulk Diaries and Rogue Touch last year, based around Marvel’s Avengers character She-Hulk and the X-Men’s Rogue, respectively. Additionally, Marvel currently has a line of prose adaptations of popular comic book storylines. The previous full-length prose appearance for DC’s Superman franchise was 2005’s It’s Superman! by Tom DeHaven.
Lois Lane: Fallout will be released by Switch Press in 2015.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Have you been hankering for a really good Lois Lane story? Well, get down to your local comic shop and have them put Superman: Lois Lane #1 on your pull list. Don’t have a pull list or a local comic shop? Then be sure to either subscribe or pre-order it digitally. On February 26th, Lois Lane will get a 48 page one-shot written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Emanuela Lupaccino.
Lois Lane is known for chasing down stories — but what happens when the story is her family? As her father gains more power in the government, Lois’s sister Lucy has become involved with a deadly drug scene! Meanwhile, Lois thought she was rid of the influence of Brainiac, but now she finds that the the computer tyrant of Colu is calling out to her again!
Here’s what Ms. Bennett has to say about Lois and her book:
Lois’s tale is an adventure story—a sci-fi noir, if you will. Lois Lane is the first lady (queen? khaleesi?) of DC Comics, and I was in fits to offer up a story worthy of her. There’s an elegance to the structure and a poignance to the plot that I hope won’t strike a nerve so much as twist it, and leave our readers avid for more.
For Lois, I had envisioned not the clean, bright, idealized superhero art of Superman, but a deep, rich, and somewhat darker human world and underworld. Not the grit and grime of Gotham, naturally, but a place of depth, texture, emotion, and consequence—a place where things must be seen with their scars, and not from high above.
Regarding her favorite thing about Lois: Oh, Lord, just one? May I say her general magnificence? May I say her audacity in the face of danger? May I say her willpower, when all the world is going to hell? May I say that she is neither a believer nor a cynic, but one who will face the world on the principle of truth and truth alone?
I love the conviction in Lois, how the same woman can maintain such calm and resolve and yet be so invested in the world and all its struggles. She cares so completely as to plunge into the fray, a war journalist or investigative reporter, because she knows that the truth must be brought to light, no matter how ugly, no matter how terrible. Yet she doesn’t permit the darkness, corruption, or trauma of the world she has seen to sully her. It can try and try and try again to dig its hooks into her, but she is fiercer and filled with more conviction than any human or superhuman foe can break. Within her discipline and self-reliance is, I believe, an inherent compassion—an understanding of our suffering, and a trust that the truth will better us—a trust that we will better ourselves.
This is the queen without a crown, the first lady of the DCU. Her resolve is legendary, but that same resolve has its consequence. Even in her youth, Lois was called upon to be the example, the good soldier, the mother to her younger sister, the lieutenant to her father. Her complexity is phenomenal, but it has a price as much as a reward.
This is the woman who has stood toe-to-toe with gods and watched them blink first. This is the human heart of an increasingly superhuman world, its center of conviction, compassion, and resolve.
This story is hers. She is no one’s supporting cast member, and her very foundations are rising up against her. I have read and loved reading Lois, from Lois the girlfriend to Lois the war reporter, but for this moment in time, I felt she deserved a story about her family, her friendships, her relationships, her mess, her struggle, her climb. (Things explode, too, but the story is a poignant one.)
For familiar characters, you’ll find Jimmy Olsen and Clark Kent, Lucy and Sam Lane, and Lois’s mother, as well, in addition to several original characters (one for whom I have high hopes).
Hold on, there’s more from the Newsarama interview:
With Lois, however, if there is fan enthusiasm for the concept, and if the sales turnout is strong, Dan DiDio has told fans that a Lois series would be there for them. It’s entirely within the hands of the readers, though. For my part, I hope they love her as much as I do, because I would be overjoyed for fans to see what she can do.
Let’s get our girl her own mini-series or ongoing!
As of this writing Lois has psionic powers (see Brainiac reference in the bolded solicit under the cover), is interrupting the fauxmance, and has the Parasite after her. Superman: Lois Lane #1 will be coinciding with Superman #28 (same month as Lois’ book). General Sam Lane has become US Senator Sam Lane who is investigating something called The Tower (mentioned in Superman #26 and Action #27). With her current psionic powers she knows Superman and Clark Kent are one-in-the-same, but that could change with Superman #27 later this month. And Clark Kent apparently will be making an appearance in her book. He’s gone back to writing and pining for the Daily Planet.
Lois is the key! The big giant key like Superman used to have at the Fortress of Solitude. Marguerite Bennett knows it and let’s make sure DC Comics sees we know it, too. A strong, visible Lois Lane always inspires Clark Kent to be a better Superman.
So are you ready? Let’s get the word out about Superman: Lois Lane #1.
If you are on twitter, use the hashtag #GoLois! in your tweets. We want to get the buzz and the info out there. Prepare your local comic shop and let DC Comics know, there will be a demand for this book!
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On Monday, November 25th, if you’ve pre-ordered Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 years from Amazon. . . (if you haven’t, do it NOW), please tweet the following people on Twitter. @jimlee @geoffjohns @dandidio1
State you’ve pre-ordered & include #LoisLane75yrs hashtag (remember only 1 hashtag per tweet)
We really need to show our appreciation for the book we fought so hard to get! Lois Lane recognized on her 75th anniversary.
On Wednesday, November 27th, this book will be in comic shops or retailers who sell graphic novels. Please take a picture of your purchase/pre-order and send it to the same DC personnel with the same hashtag. You can be as creative as you like with the pic. So pictures of the book can carry on for some time. Perhaps into the Christmas season since people may receive them as gifts. (Got a Lois Lane fan in your life?)
This is all for Lois Lane, the First Lady of DC Comics (or at the very least, Action Comics – the book that started it all). We need to prove that Lois Lane is a money maker.
Soon, you’ll be hearing about another ‘campaign for Lois’ which involves showing DC Comics how the upcoming Lois Lane one-shot (this February) can be sustainable as a series. Let’s help out EvilMarguerite by showing them Lois Lane is not ‘just’ anything. She is IT! #GoLois!
So tell everyone you know that November 25 and 27th are dates to remember in support of Lois Lane. Get out there & tweet for the intrepid reporter!
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YOU HAVE THE POWER!
On April 18th, #LoisLane75yrs trended on Twitter. Fans of Lois Lane gave DC Comics some backlash at the thought of having no Lois Lane celebration for her 75th Anniversary. Lois was created in Action #1, 1938 along side Superman and Clark Kent. DC Comics has ‘caved’ (their own words) and given us Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years. This 384 page hard cover, graphic novel will be in stores on Wednesday, November 27th. Just days before ‘Black Friday’ shopping day in the US. Be sure to get it for the Lois Lane fan in your life. Please check with your local comic book shop to be sure you can get your book! Or you can pre-order it on Amazon. Do it now!
Inside the book you will find the following stories (all before the new 52 versions):
Action #1 (1938) – the story that started it all. See Clark & Lois’ first date as well as Superman & Lois’ first interaction.
Action #2 – Clark & Lois’ first investigative story together aboard a steamer.
Action #6 – Clark & Lois’ second date and a Superman imposter.
Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #106 – (1970) Lois Lane becomes a black woman.
Action #484 – 40th Anniversary story – (Golden Age/Earth2) Superman Takes a Wife involving 2 wedding ceremonies. This story started the Superman Family books.
Man of Steel #2 – John Byrne mini-series where Lois Lane finally scores a personal interview with Superman.
Action #600 – 50th Anniversary story – Clark dumps Wonder Woman for Lois Lane.
Action #662 – Clark Kent reveals his secret identity to his fiancee, Lois Lane.
Adventures of Superman #631 – Lois Lane Kent imbedded investigative reporter in the Umec War.
All Star Superman #2 – by Grant Morrison. Superman takes Lois Lane to his Fortress of Solitude for her birthday.
All Star Superman #3 – by Grant Morrison. Superman gives Lois the capability to be super for one day.
Those pesky multiple storied issues: (we don’t know which story DC will pick):
Showcase #9 – (1957) Lois meets Lana OR Lois tries to protect Superman’s secret identity OR Lois dreams of being Mrs. Superman and having a baby
Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #5 – (1958) Superman gives up his powers for Lois’ doppelganger OR See why Lois is known as the Girl of 100 Costumes OR Lois gets fat to solve a case
Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #16 – Superman gives Lois a signal watch OR Lois wears a French maid outfit to solve a mystery with Clark OR Lois becomes the Kryptonite Girl
Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #23 – Lois becomes Elastic Lass OR Lois suffers under the curse of Lena Thorul (Luthor) OR the trails of being married to Silver Age Clark with two kids
Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #42 – Lois in Atlantis OR Lois contemplates 3 wishes OR Superman & Lois become kids
Wonder Woman #170 – (2001) Lois interviews Wonder Woman for a day
Superman 80 Page Giant 2011 – Lois Lane Kent and Lana Lang Ross try to return a man’s wallet OR the one with Bizarro Lois
Even more complicated – which volume of Superman comics & which story will DC choose:
Superman v1 #29 – (1944) Lois vs the Prankster OR the 1st Lois Lane solo story: Lois Lane Girl Reporter OR
Superman v2 #29 – (1989) Superman’s in space while Lois mourns Clark Kent’s disappearance and then investigates a military installation
Superman v1 #33 – (1945) Superman & Lois visit Mr. Mxyztplk OR another Lois Lane Girl Reporter story OR
Superman v2 #33 – (1989) Superman is still in space, but Clark has returned to work at the Daily Planet. He doesn’t recognize Lois.
Superman v1 #34 – (1945) Lois Lane Girl Reporter OR Lois sees Clark change into Superman OR Clark drags Lois around while Luthor and aliens make everyone tired. (no Lois in volume 2, 1989 of #34)
Superman v2 #168 – (no Lois in the v1 Superman 168) Lois Lane Kent & Batman invade President Lex Luthor’s White House. (2001) Hopefully DC will include the crossover in Detective 756.
DC listed Superman: Lois Lane #1 which we were unable to find a reference to. However, that is the name of Lois’ double issue done in one written by Marguerite Bennett to be published February 26, 2014. So put that on your pull list now.
Our 75 years of Lois book is a reality, let’s support it. More fun things to come in the days ahead to show DC Comics we LOVE OUR LOIS!
Stay tuned for more ideas on how to make Lois Lane a money maker!
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THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH from 7-9PM EST!
April 18th marks the 75th anniversary of Action Comics #1, which made its debut in 1938 featuring Superman and Lois Lane. Before Lex Luthor, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, Ma and Pa Kent, Krypton, The Daily Planet, and flight, there was Lois Lane. For most of Superman’s 75 years he has loved Lois Lane, and in the process generations have fallen in love with her too. Through countless incarnations—both in print, animation, and live action—Lois Lane has proven herself as a HERO in her own right, an INSPIRATION, and a ROLE MODEL.
Unfortunately, it appears as if DC Comics is poised to ignore Lois in their celebration of Superman’s 75th anniversary. Variant covers designed to honor Superman and his mythos have been announced. While Lex Luthor is guaranteed his own cover, co-publisher Jim Lee has said there’s only the possibility Lois will appear on a cover, and if she does Lee says it will probably have to include Jimmy and Perry (who both have less longevity and significance than Lois Lane) because he’s not sure a cover with her would sell and DC Comics is too focused on promoting the Superman and Wonder Woman relationship to let Lois share their transitory spotlight.
The premiere female of the Superman mythology DESERVES BETTER than to have her legacy ignored or shared with lesser supporting characters. She deserves RESPECT. To show DC Comics that Lois Lane is a legend in her own right, please tweet #LoisLane75yrs from 7-9pm on Thursday, April 18.
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