DC have announced that Marguerite Bennett and Emanuela Lupacchino will be the creative team for a Lois Lane one-shot in February, one of two one-shot issues to be written by Bennett that month. A 48-page issue, Comicvine’s Tony Guerrero has the details and an interview.
Teased repeatedly by DC over the last few months, this should prove pretty good news for Lois Lane fans – who, if Beat comment threads and Greg Pak’s Tumblr are anything to go by, have been feeling slighted over the last few months – and is described by Bennett as being a “sci-fi noir”.
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. I think the wonderful news of having Emanuela onboard will allow us to explore the raw half of the Superman universe—the tension and fragility of a lone human woman in a world of impossible, superhuman heroism and villainy. I can’t wait to see what she’ll bring.
Also announced is a Joker’s Daughter one-shot from Bennett and artist Megan Hetrick, following up on that Villains Month issue which we try not to speak about round these parts. Both issues are 48 pages, due in February.