Switch Press, the Young Adult imprint of Capstone, announced today that iconic DC character Lois Lane will return in Lois Lane: Triple Threat, the third book in the series by Gwenda Bond. On the heels of Lois Lane: Fallout and Lois Lane: Double Down, Bond will return in 2017 with a new story of the adventures of a teenage Lois Lane.
“The critical and fan response to Lois Lane: Fallout & Lois Lane: Double Down has exceeded our expectations and we are excited to continue the series with Triple Threat,” said Beth Brezenoff, Editorial Director of Capstone/Switch Press. “Book three will further Lois’s relationship with SmallvilleGuy and bring her deeper into the crime filled underbelly of Metropolis – readers will love what Gwenda Bond has come up with.”
“I can’t overstate what an honor it is to be part of Lois Lane’s history and tell stories about her for a new audience,” says Bond. “I’m also extremely grateful for the support of the fans of the books and the character – you’re the reason I get to keep doing this and so thank you all!”
The first two books in the Lois Lane series both earned starred reviews from Kirkus, who wrote: “That’s a lot of balls to juggle, but Bond never drops a single one. She fills this adventure with the Golden Age sci-fi weirdness that permeated the comic books of the 1930s and ’40’s . . . In a sea of series that keep the characters status quo and rehash the same mysteries with different names and doodads, this is a godsend. A must read for comics fans and mystery enthusiasts alike.”
A Super Hero without super powers, Lois Lane has been part of the cultural landscape since her first appearance in Action Comics #1 in 1938, which also introduced the world to Superman. Comic book historian Tim Hanley, author of Investigating Lois Lane, writes about Bond’s series: “After decades on the comic book sidelines, Lois is poised to shake off her supporting role and become a star in her own right . . . It’s exactly the sort of perilous, complicated situation in which Lois excels.”
The Lois Lane series is produced through Capstone’s licensing partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment. Lois Lane: Triple Threat will be released on May 1, 2017.
About the Author
Gwenda Bond’s novels include Lois Lane: Fallout and Double Down, which bring the iconic comic book character front and center in her own YA novel series, and Girl on a Wire, about a daredevil heroine who discovers magic and mystery lurking at the Cirque American. Next up in 2016 are Girl in the Shadows and the comic book miniseries/graphic novel Girl Over Paris (with Kate Leth and Ming Doyle), companions to Girl on a Wire. She has also written for Publishers Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and many other publications. She has an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband, author Christopher Rowe, and their menagerie. Visit her online at http://www.gwendabond.com or @gwenda on twitter.
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About Switch Press
Launched in 2014, Switch Press offers brave and dynamic books and media that reflect the lifestyles, aspirations and everyday realities of young adults. The Switch Press product line includes contemporary nonfiction and fiction in a variety of formats, genres and subjects such as graphic novels, cookbooks, craft/how-to, historical fiction, fantasy and memoir. Switch Press is a trade imprint of Capstone. http://www.switchpress.com or @SwitchPressPub on Twitter
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