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Posts tagged Lois Lane

May 16 '14

The Future of Futures End Includes a Past DC Comics, it Seems

DC Comics new weekly series Futures End is a “what if” look at the future of the DCU and what will and might happen in five years in the future. Some have speculated it will end with another reboot, some with a “reset” of the previous reboot. DC Comics, of course, it ends with lots of readers hooked on its weekly series.

But it seems one key thing that came out of the new 52 did change in the future.

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Apr 11 '14

Lois Lane Comes to Superman/Wonder Woman and You KNOW What That Means!

Tony Daniel has nicely posted his pencils to the cover to Superman/Wonder Woman #9 on his Twitter and Facebook. And here it is:

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Let’s see, on the lower right is Wonder Woman  and on the upper left, Lois Lane. Seemingly fighting And in the middle? Why Superman! 

Is this a … CATFIGHT?

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Feb 26 '14

Comics to Read Today, February 26

February is almost over and I will not be sad to see it and it’s snowy butt get out of here! But let’s move on to comics and I have some good ones for you this week!

As usual I’m starting with first issues.

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Did you hear DC is putting out a Lois Lane comic? If you haven’t you than you haven’t read this blog in a few days. I was given a preview issue of this and I am happy to tell you that the writer “gets” Lois Lane. The story focuses on Lois and her family and I enjoyed having this Lois history flushed out particularly seeing Lois and her father together. The main story offers some interesting beats but I think could have done with more than one issue to tell it. I’m hoping there will be more than one issue of a Lois Lane book some day.

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I know very little about Lara Croft beyond the Jolie movies but given it’s Simone I thought I’d give a shot. I have to admit I was a bit lost at the start as this is a prequel to a game which features a younger Croft. But Simone quickly enables the reader to understand where we are in the story and offers a few nice character beats that help us get this Croft. And for the folks here for the game there are some big action packed moments. Selma’s art is very strong as well. 

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Technically this isn’t a first issue, but the first issue in a new arc. If you didn’t ready the first arc of The Wake you might want to jump on to this. I wasn’t given a review copy so I haven’t read it but Snyder is always a sure bet and the book was one of my favorites from last year.

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It’s Aja and it’s Clint-eye which is a winning combination although Wu and Kate-eye is also a winning combination. And Fraction makes them both winners. (I should have done cross word puzzle pun, but man it’s early).

You know I don’t thing Greg Pak gets enough credit for the work he’s doing on this book and Action Comics. While Superman (sans Unchained) has been basically a car wreck, Pak’s been going along delivering, based on those I’ve read, a fine job. This issue brings Earth two and Earth one together which means we finally have Batman meet his daughter by another planet. While I was not given a review copy of this book the preview looked great and I was very happy with how Helena was written. Not a suprise since Pak and has been doing nice work with Catwoman, Wonder Woman and Lois Lane on Earth-2. Jae Lee is back on art for this issue; wish we had him every issue.

imageStark - Spidey Girl = win!

This second issue focuses on getting to know the school for assassins. The pace is slower than the first issue but the upside is that you get some great character work by Wes Craig. As a reminder this book is very dark so if that’s not your style you might want to pass.

I don’t buy my kids comics until Saturday but I did have a two I wanted to point out this week. I noted last night that DC had three female writers this week. In addition to Nocenti and Bennett we have a female writer on Scooby Doo.

Also out this week is another issue of the awesome Powerpuff Girls

I like this cover. 

That’s it for me. What’s on your list? What did you like this week and what didn’t you like. Put it in the comments!

Feb 25 '14

A Brief History of the Comics of Lois Lane


There is a comic out tomorrow with Lois Lane in the title. Hard to believe that for a character who had her own comic for 16 years, one that outsold Batman, that this would be a big deal. Lois Lane is the longest running female character in DC Comics. She made her first appearance in Action Comics #1 with Superman which means it is also her 75th anniversary this year. Here’s a look back at the comics of Lois Lane through the years.

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That’s right Tina!

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Feb 25 '14

A Brief History of the Comics of Lois Lane

There is a comic out tomorrow with Lois Lane in the title. Hard to believe that for a character who had her own comic for 16 years, one that outsold Batman, that this would be a big deal. Lois Lane is the longest running female character in DC Comics. She made her first appearance in Action Comics #1 with Superman which means it is also her 75th anniversary this year. Here’s a look back at the comics of Lois Lane through the years.

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That’s right Tina!

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Feb 24 '14

Show Your Support for Lois Lane on Twitter Tonight!

Lois Lane has her own comic out this Wednesday. Some Lois Lane fans are having a tweet-a-thon to celebrate Superman: Lois Lane #1 and spread some love for Lois Lane. The hashtag is #GoLois

I’ll be online and if you’re a Lois fan you should join in as well. It starts at 7PM EST Tonight and Run’s until 9PM.

Feb 21 '14

And Now Here is the Preview of the Lois Lane One-Shot

If you didn’t see it, I have an interview up with Marguerite Bennett the writer of the Lois Lane one-shot out next week. Here’s a preview of the comic via IGN.

Feb 20 '14

Marguerite Bennett Talks About Lois Lane: “awesome forever and ever amen”

I don’t think it’s any secret that I’m a huge fan of the character of Lois Lane. One of the very first posts I ever did on this blog was begging for Lois Lane to get a little love in comics so I am super excited to see her getting a one shot this month from DC Comics.

It’s been a very long time since Lois - arguably one of the most well known comic characters of all time for 75 years - has had an incontinuity comic of her own. Despite her recognition in movies and TV you have to go back 15 years ago to the “Girl Frenzy” one-shot by Barbara Kesel and Amanda Conner to find another issue dedicated to her, so this is welcome event.

The comic, out next week, is being written by Marguerite Bennett one of DC’s newest writers. I chatted with her this past week about Lois Lane, getting the assignment and what readers can expect from the book.

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Feb 18 '14

Batman/Superman May Solicit: How Gorgeous is this Cover?

This Jae Lee cover is amazing and I want a Catwoman/Lois Lane book now. NOW. NOW!

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #11
Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by JAE LEE
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

A new arc begins following the events of “FIRST CONTACT.” The worlds of Batman and Superman come to an explosive clash as something terrible happens to the World’s Finest team, and a Dark Knight who is not quite himself must team up with Lois Lane to find a missing Man of Steel. Meanwhile, Selina Kyle encounters a person of amazing strength who has no idea who he is.

Dec 3 '13

Two Books Look at Lois Lane on her 75th

Seventy-five years ago when Superman debuted in Action Comics #1 there was only one other character who also appeared and has been a consistent part of the Super-Mythos …

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… Lois Lane.

That means this year is also her 75th anniversary. That Lois Lane is one of the most famous fictional female characters is a simple fact. That she is key to the Superman mythos is also a fact - she was created by the team that created Superman and she’s been in almost every single media adaption of the Superman story. 

Two new books have just been released about Lois Lane in time for her anniversary. DC Comics has recently released a compendium of Lois Lane comics called Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years. And the academic publisher Scarecrow press has released an anthology Examining Lois Lane: The Scoop on Superman’s Sweetheart. I was provided with review copies of each and my thoughts follow.

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Nov 22 '13

You Want a Lois Lane Ongoing? Go show Newsarama

Newsarama is gauging the support for a Lois Lane book by the number of likes it gets on its story.

You can see their response above.

Here’s the link. 

Get busy. Like. Share. Get out the vote.

Nov 8 '13

February to Bring Lois Lane One Shot

During NYCC Dan Didio mentioned that DC would be doing a double issue special with Lois Lane in 2014 and I’ve learned that the issue will hit in February. The issue will be solicted over the next few days along with at least one other new title featuring a female character.

The double sized issue is, I understand, titled Superman:Lois Lane which is interesting given Didio’s comments at the time:

"her name can look just as good on the title of a comic as Supermans, can’t it?"

I’ve also learned that it will have a female writer. I’ve heard a name associated with the book and if it is correct she seems like a great fit.

update: it’s Marguerite Bennett per Comicvine.

The double issue however, I understand, reflects a renewed thinking about Lois Lane from DC. More on that later.

DC is also releasing a collection of Lois Lane stories for her 75th anniversary in the next few weeks. Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years can be ordered here.

Oct 16 '13

Superman Anniversary Video Short is Great Except for the Lack of Lois Lane

If you haven’t seen the video short created by Zack Snyder and Bruce Timm for Superman’s 75th you should watch it right now because it is quite wonderful.

But it is also problematic in that Lois Lane is pretty much missing from the piece.

I’ve watched it a few times and here’s what I can see of her.

Collage of many Clark’s and Lois in blink or you’ll miss it background to Superman running.

A reference to the Bronze Age issue “I am Curious (Black) issue on the far left.

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The DCAU Lois Lane (voice by the wonderful Dana Delaney) in a crowd scene. 

Jimmy Olsen gets more screen time and more interaction. Jimmy. Olsen.

Who, of course, hasn’t yet celebrated his 75th anniversary. Lois Lane of course was in the very first issue of Action Comics and has been there with Superman for 75 years. She is integral to the Superman Mythos and has appeared in almost every media adaption of Superman. 

It is incredibly and stunningly disappointing to see this piece give her the lack of attention it does.

There has been quite a few people who have also noticed this lack of Lois. And as you can imagine the response has been exactly the kind of behavior you’d expect!

Here’s a "colussus34" from the CBR forums

You feminists make me sick, get over yourselves. She’s a supporting character who would NEVER exist if Superman wasn’t as popular as he is. Yea people like male superheroes deal with it. We aren’t giving a Lois Lane participation award either.

Ah comics fans are the BEST fans aren’t they. But seriously, this video needed more of the one of the greatest love affairs of all time

or with Superman. Either would have worked actually.

Oct 12 '13

Lois Lane Special and (possibly) Standalone Title on the Way

After surprising fans yesterday by announcing that Stephanie Brown will return to the DCU next year, DC has also dropped a number of hints about another fan favorite Lois Lane.

With the publisher by eliminating the classic Lois Lane and Superman coupling of the Superman mythos for the so called “power couple” of Superman and Wonder Woman, it has left Lois Lane fans wondering what DC would do with the character especially as she was also celebrating her 75th anniversary. 

At NYCC today there was hint that a long awaited Lois Lane title may be appearing in 2014. The character had a long running title in the Silver and Bronze age that at time outsold Batman. But since then she’s had few standalone projects. Over the past years, DC has rejected numerous pitches for vehicles focusing on Lois, including one from Greg Rucka.

Today when answering a question about the controversial Wonder Woman and Superman pairing, Didio said  "it’s not at the expense of Lois Lane, we love Lois. It’s her 75th Anniversary, too. We have big plans for Lois Lane in 2014, and who knows, her name can look just as good on the title of a comic as Supermans, can’t it?"

Didio also asked on Twitter yesterday about the Superman panel

DC Comics is also publishing a 75th anniversary collection for Lois Lane which is out next month - You can pre-order it here.

Jul 31 '13

Never, Ever Get Between Lois Lane and a Story

Super Best Friends Forever, Wonder Woman, Thunder and Lighting and Amethyst are all DC Nation shorts that have given the women of DC Comics the love they  deserve. And one woman who really does need some love right now is Lois Lane. And DC Nation delivers.