While the Lois Lane one-shot from Marguerite Bennett, Emanuela Lupacchino and DC in 2014 may have failed to inspire interest in DC from an ongoing series starring Lane, it hasn’t stopped Switch Press from publishing not one, but two novels featuring the character. The second, an upcoming novel story entitled Lois Lane: Double Down will launch on May 1, 2016. Gwenda Bond wrote the previous novel Lois Lane: Fallout, and will serve as the writer for the next book as well. The upcoming story revolves around a younger Lois Lane in high school as she attempts to put a stop to group of bullies via a journalism club affiliated with The Daily Planet. Along the way, Lois discovers that the group has a military focus that leads her to contact an old friend with superhuman capabilities.
“Lois Lane is an icon, one of the most well-known and enduring figures in American pop culture–and for good reason,” said Bond in the press release from Switch Press. “She’s a hero all of us can relate to. It’s been a tremendous honor and a great pleasure to get to write about her in an all-new way, as a modern teenager, and I’m thrilled to be continuing her story in Double Down.”
In 2014, we recorded the shocking statistics on the publication history of Lane in comics:
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.
Lois may not be dating Jonathan Carroll anymore as her ties to Superman have grown stronger since Gene Luen Yang has taken on Superman, but will Lane ever get the title she deserves in the New DC Universe? This offering from Switch Press is a good start.