Today’s Lois Lane one-shot comic by Marguerite Bennett and Emanuela Lupacchino is not only the first Lois Lane solo book in a long time, but a possible “pilot” season for the character, who is actually the LONGEST running female character in the Superhero Universe, having debuted in Action Comics #1 right along side Clark Kent.
Despite having had her own 137 comics series that ran from 1958 to 1974—an era that was definitely more light hearted and had a broader based audience for comics—Lois is a long shot choice for her own series; she’s no longer dating Superman, but instead has her own career as a journalist and a new man and…well, anyway. Sue at DCWKA has a nice tribute to Lois and her history in comics:
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.
The new one shot offers a SF take on Lois…why not give it a try? Getting one of comics oldest and most iconic characters a series wouldn’t be bad in today’s era. If Lois could survive all the humiliations and bizarreness of the Weisinger Era surely she could still survive in the grim and gritty era.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.