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Posts tagged Lois Lane is awesome

Jan 18 '13

Tina Fey is Lois Lane!

If you’ve watched “30 Rock” you know that Tina Fey has made a shout out to Lois Lane before. Now we see her as Lois.

I love when celebrities embrace Wonder Woman and dress up like her or talk about her as an inspiration. Because she is. But I’m really happy to see Tina Fey paying tribute to Lois Lane, a DC character that’s been around a bit longer than Wonder Woman and just as important in being an inspiration to women (especially when she is given the right writer.)

Nov 25 '12

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NOEL NEILL!

Oh I know some folks prefer Phyllis Coates, and she was great too, but I always put Noel on my list of favorite Lois Lanes. Noel is 92 today and here’s a good look at her in action as Lois.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NOEL NEILL!

Oh I know some folks prefer Phyllis Coates, and she was great too, but I always put Noel on my list of favorite Lois Lanes. Noel is 92 today and here’s a good look at her in action as Lois.

Aug 17 '12

And It’s Still Lois Lane’s Birthday!

But sadly it’s coming to an end. What a fun day! So much love for Lois Lane! Even Dana Delaney joined in.

But before we end the day, there’s even more wonderful things about Lois that people sent me.

Here’s something I wrote about Lois over two years ago when I first starting up this thing. Still relevant as far as I’m concerned (though I’d expand it to address a few other folks at DC).

That cake is for Lois, right. I hope Krypto didn’t lick it.

Teri Hatcher’s Lois Lane was the first fictional adult woman I ever aspired to be like. There was so much pre-teen me admired about her: she was smart, she was strong, she was tough, she was flawed (a good thing, it made her human), she was a *writer*! — and, she had an amazingly zany sense of humor. Through all her struggles on the show, she always remained a capable woman whose sense of strength and humor got her through the toughest of times. How could I not admire her then?  And I still do.”

"Lois Lane has always been a mentor.  She made it in a man’s world often being better than her male counterparts as a reporter.  Her insatiable search for truth, justice, and the facts remain an inspiration in a post modern world of relativism and non-stop opinions.  Her energy and passion inspire a super man."

"Lois Lane is an inspiration because she isn’t afraid to exist loudly and vibrantly in a world and career where it would be so much easier, not to mention safer, to carve a plastic PR identity and then ride on the coat-tails of her connections and past successes. Living how she does put’s her in a vulnerable position, but she doesn’t back down. She puts herself on the world stage, lets others deal with what someone like her existing means to their perceptions, and does so with razor sharp wit, a whole lot of enthusiasm, and no regrets."

"Lois Lane is fifty per cent of Comics’ first OTP and one hundred per cent a smart, sassy, brassy, *funny*, machine gun-firing, glass ceiling-breaking, ass-kicking might-for-right triumph of modern pop culture. It pains me more than I can adequately put into one sentence that she is not cherished in the current continuity."

"Lois Lane was a double edged sword for me, because she represented a career I was in at the time. I admired her for her tenacity and will to get the whole story, but a lot of times I felt she was portrayed like many sensationalist news outlets. However, at the end of the day, Lois was a news reporter whom you could look up to. She was also a good partner for Clark/Superman, and to this day, I believe it was a mistake to end their marriage, because it ended the human stories of Superman."

Aug 17 '12

It’s Shark Week; Day Five!

And given the celebration today, who else would I have staring down a shark?

Okay that doesn’t look good. Hmm, I bet she’s faking and then she’s gonna kick that shark’s ass! That’s what I’m going with. Are you with me?

Lois 1

Shark 0

Aug 17 '12

It’s Still Lois Lane’s Birthday!

And people keep sending me wonderful thoughts about Lois!

Lois Lane is the ultimate symbol for the power of humanity. She is Superman’s equal and partner not because she has superpowers to match his, but simply because of who she is. Because of her intelligence, stubbornness, values, and unstoppable courage. She is a heroine, not only as Clark’s other half, but in her own right, as a woman who will fight for justice without needing any abilities beyond the human norm.”


"I’m just going to go out and say it: Lois Lane isn’t Superman’s (ex-)girlfriend, Superman’s (ex-)wife or anything "Superman’s plus". She’s Lois Lane, one of the most kick-ass females EVER and a character in her own right."

"Lois isn’t just a damsel or a love interest; she’s always on challenges in her world in her own way, and though she may not have had Superman’s powers, she’s been every bit as successful as a reporter as Clark Kent has, and likely even better."

"Lois was a feminist before feminism-in-superhero-comics was even a thing. Lois is sassy and probably one of the most interesting romantic interest characters outside of a certain MJ Watson. She never takes your crap and she never gives up or lets down. Lois was and will always be the best."

"Lois Lane is the ultimate symbol for the power of humanity. She is Superman’s equal and partner not because she has superpowers to match his, but simply because of who she is. Because of her intelligence, stubbornness, values, and unstoppable courage. She is a heroine, not only as Clark’s other half, but in her own right, as a woman who will fight for justice without needing any abilities beyond the human norm."

Keep ‘em coming!
Aug 17 '12

It’s Lois Lane’s Birthday!

Yep, today’s the day, according to the 1976 DC Calendar, that Lois Joanne Lane was born and I think we should celebrate.

Woot!

Here’s one of my favorite panels talking about the force that is Lois:

I asked readers if they had anything to say about Lois and, wow, did they. Here’s a few; I’ll post more later:

"Lois Lane is my favorite fictional character.  She’s bold and she’s blunt.  She’s also compassionate and feels injustice deeply which is what drives her to do what she does.   She is smart, strong and generally kick ass.  All this without super powers."

"Lois consistently reminds me that even every flawed, human woman has the right to settle for nothing less than the best in both career and love. That we have the right to believe we are worthy of being treated with respect at our job and by the partner we choose to spend our life with."

"Because even though she’s not the main character in the mythos she’s in, she’s still an essential, positive part of that mythos. Because she’s smart, tough, independant, and brave, a perfect combo that makes her more than a match for a super man."

"Because she is the personification of everything beautiful, flawed, and inspiring about humanity."

"Because she is the personification of everything beautiful, flawed, and inspiring about humanity."

"Because she’s forthright, passionate, confident, intelligent, a leader and a career woman." 

"If you want someone who will fight to the end, no matter what the odds are, go to Lois Lane."

Jun 29 '12

Just a reminder that today is Smallville Season 11 day

Here’s a little peek at today’s issue - go download your copy now - just $.99

Jun 18 '12

Guest Post: Why a Black Lois Lane Matters

I’m on vacation this week so I’ve lined up a number of other bloggers and readers to give their thoughts on the world I cover. Today I have post from Natasha Townsel who, as you will see, describes her self as a “huge” Superman fan. Today Natasha give her thoughts on a recent issue of Action comics. It is a terrific piece so please give it a read. 

I am a huge Superman fan.  No, let’s get something clear: I am a HUGE Superman fan.  I collect comics, memorabilia, DVDs of now-defunct Superman TV series, and any and all Superman movies, both live action and animated.  I love Clark Kent because of who he is, not because of what he can do.  The fact that Clark possesses all those powers, yet remains an incredibly humble man from the Midwest who just wants to do the best he can to help moves me deeply.  I love that his entire purpose is for us as humans to use the abilities that we were born with to benefit humanity. The ultimate theme of this character is hope, not revenge, fear, or hubris.  Clark believes the best in humans because he was raised by two of humanity’s best representatives.  He believes in second chances (and third and fourth) and that there is good in everyone.  He believes that all life is precious and will do everything he can to preserve it.  Superman is the ideal representation of humanity and inspires us to be our best possible selves.

It’s not invulnerability or flight or heat vision or super speed that makes him the World’s Greatest Hero. It’s that Superman refuses to despair.  He is a testament to the opposite, in fact.  Superman is hope.” (Adventures of Superman #640)  

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Dec 15 '11

Today is Kurt Schaffenberger’s birthday

While he worked on other comics and characters, there is one character that Schaffenberger drew that is of interest to this blog.

Kurt Schaffenberger was the artist for Lois Lane through out the Silver Age. 

As I’ve mentioned many times, the Lois Lane title was one of DC’s top selling titles in the 1960s outselling Batman for a few years.

Schaffenberger was also an artist on Captain Marvel both in the Golden Age and when DC acquired those rights.

He, like Curt Swan, was kicked off the Superman books by DC in the 1980s. He was the inker on Swan and Alan Moore’s farewell to the Silver and Bronze Superman, “What Ever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?”

Here’s one of his last sketches of Lois from the book “Hero Gets the Girl” which is unfortunately out of print but available on Amazon for big bucks.

Schaffenberger died in 2002.

Jun 17 '11

Preview of Lois Lane and the Resistance #1

The art is what I expected from Nunez but the dialogue is so Lois. The whole this is over at CBR but here’s a glimpse. Best line, “Lois Lane, you’d make a good dog break his leash.” There is no way I’m not getting this.

May 31 '11
heyoscarwilde:

The Kiss
art by Daniel Irizarri Oquendo :: via dio-03.deviantart.com

Some Superman and Lois to get you started after the long weekend.

heyoscarwilde:

The Kiss

art by Daniel Irizarri Oquendo :: via dio-03.deviantart.com

Some Superman and Lois to get you started after the long weekend.

Apr 21 '11

Lois Lane - Kate Beaton style

Okay now I want her writing Lois

Apr 21 '11
Best. Comic. Couple. Ever.
I love she has no shoes one.
kryptongirl:

Can I have a ride next, Superman?

Best. Comic. Couple. Ever.

I love she has no shoes one.

kryptongirl:

Can I have a ride next, Superman?

Apr 4 '11

Lois and Clark TV Guide Cover

Cute couple.

Mar 27 '11
touchstonehq:

Grable: “If I was a slightly crazy investigative reporter with a penchant for getting into danger—”Lois: “Ah. I see my reputation precedes me.”Lana: “Lois… your reputation barrels right along in front of you.”

—Superman 80 Page Giant 201
One of my favorite lines from Lois recently written by Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin.

touchstonehq:

Grable: “If I was a slightly crazy investigative reporter with a penchant for getting into danger—”
Lois: “Ah. I see my reputation precedes me.”
Lana: “Lois… your reputation barrels right along in front of you.”

—Superman 80 Page Giant 201

One of my favorite lines from Lois recently written by Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin.