Press Release: DC Comics’ iconic character Lois Lane will be back for more in Lois Lane: DoubleDown, the second book in Gwenda Bond’s new series from Switch Press, the Young Adult imprint of Capstone. Following the success of the first book in the series, Lois Lane: Fallout, Gwenda returns with a new story of the adventures of a teenage Lois Lane, as she begins to discover her passion for journalism and become the character loved by generations of fans.
I always like to point out that this is a tough time for Superman. He’s incredibly powerful as well as unbelievably moral. You just KNOW he’s going to do the right thing all the time. That can make for dull reading sometimes! One of the best things to come out of Convergence was Superman coming to The New 52 universe with his wife Lois and their son. That book did very well on many levels, so it made sense for DC to continue their story in DCYou!
It bounced around the Internet for a few days, but it looks like the truth has been revealed – Switch Press/Capstone is making a young adult novel featuring everyone’s favorite investigative reporter, Lois Lane.
It’s a very special episode this week, featuring my interview with comics writer/artist extraordinaire Dan Jurgens! He’s a busy guy these days, working on DC’s weekly Futures End as well as Aquaman and the Others. We talk about how he and the other creators make these excellent titles happen, and even discuss a favorite character of mine he developed that makes an appearance in The Multiversity #1! Don’t miss it! Next week, there’ll be another fun chat with a great comics creator as we count down to episode #150!
Just visit your local grocery store and you’ll discover that Valentine’s Day is coming soon. I’m always happy when that holiday goes by because it means February is half over, that month bringing the worst weather of the year where I live on the East Coast. Second, I’m not a big fan of love stories.
Recently, mainstream news outlets caught wind of the super-makeout session between Superman and Wonder Woman, and wondered what happened to his marriage to Teri Hatcher. Sadly, the Clark/Lois nuptuals, as well as those of Spider-Man and The Flash, have been retconned away because the current editorial teams at Marvel and DC seem to feel that they “aged the characters too much.” I have to say that I find this thought process suspect, given that the age of the comics audience has been steadily increasing since the 1980s, and both Superman and Spider-Man were married for twenty-odd years of stories. More
Strong willed, intelligent, feisty, relentless, outspoken. You’d be speaking of Lois Lane or Pauley Perrette? Actually, both – which made the NCIS star the perfect match as the voice of the resourceful reporter for SUPERMAN VS. THE ELITE, the latest DC Comics Premiere Movie coming June 12 courtesy of Warner Home Video.
Or – “I Suppose Their Hearts Were In The Right Place…” In one of our Major Spoilers Podcasts, Stephen, Rodrigo and I talked about when the various ages of comics began. I believed (still do, actually) that the Bronze Age began when Neal Adams & Denny O’Neil crafted Green Lantern #76 back in 1970, with it’s echoing query for the Emerald Gladiator about working for blue skins and saving orange skins, but having no concern for the plight of skin-colors right here on Earth. That book came out in the early months of 1970, and ushered in a period of
Superman has been called The Man of Tomorrow. In Superman #1, writer George Perez is focused on transforming him into the Man of Today. He’s back in his own #1 issue by virtue of DC’s new relaunch. Clark Kent is much younger than we remember, and his place in the world in and out of the costume is different in this new continuity. How successful is Perez at bringing Superman into the world of 2011? Take the jump and be prepared to share in my disappointment.
Last week’s Major Spoilers Poll of the Week, stirred up a lot of discussion over the actresses who have portrayed Lois Lane. This brings us to this week’s Poll of the Week – Who is the best Lois Lane? FIGHT!