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.


  1. What an ugly logo for the 2 part mini series, but did enjoy the comic mainly because of Gray Morrow’s artwork.

  2. LOIS LANE artist Emanuela Lupacchino will be coming aboard as the new SUPERGIRL artist with issue #30! Now if only they could get a decent writer on that book…

  3. Here’s my pitch:
    Lois Lane, girl reporter

    Lois and Lucy are Army brats. Ages 13 and 9
    Lois runs a blog where she hones her journalistic skills, while getting into situations ala Nancy Drew.

  4. “By Marguerite Bennett and Emanuela Lupacchino” is one way of putting it. The actual creative team is Bennett as the sole writer, Lupacchino as one of the FOUR pencil artists, and there are four inkers. So, Lupacchino’s either 1/8th of the artists involved, our 1/2 of the four art teams involved, depending on how you wanna look at it.

  5. I’m all in favor of buying a Lois Lane comic but I’m not going to buy it *just because* it’s a Lois Lane comic, as this article suggests I should do. Is the book any good?

  6. “Lois Lane could support a more hardcore take on Tintin-esque tales… the reporter who travels the world solving mysteries!”

    There are actually dozens of similar comic series in Europe like that, many of them quite sucessful! Here is a couple of examples with female protagonists:

    An all-ages series (by an actual former Hergé assistant)

    An adult one, by XIII writer Jean Van Hamme

    I don’t know why they don’t try the same thing in the US. Forget the monthlies, publish an european-style book every six months or so. Self-contained, 64 pages or so. Superman (both as Clark Kent and Superman) is a character, but it’s Lois’s book. Every three books or so, do a HC or TPB compilation for the bookstores.

    That would work, I’m sure. Certainly work better than a bottom list monthly! They could do the same for Jimmy Olsen, with more SF-oriented stories.

  7. Sue said:
    “Hard to believe that for a character who had her own comic for 16 years, one that outsold Batman”

    Did she outsell Batman at the height of Bat-mania, or just the “funny uncle” Batman of the Bat-Mite years?

    Heidi said:

    ” If Lois could survive all the humiliations and bizarreness of the Weisinger Era surely she could still survive in the grim and gritty era.”

    Well, what if she really sold BECAUSE of the humiliations and bizarreness of the Weisinger Era? Maybe that’s what the Lois of Today is missing: more of the old “I better teach this snippy broad a lesson” routine.

    I keed, I keed.

  8. I liked it. Especially because of the longer form, that helped. I loved how they treated Superman. Yeah yeah sci-fi and all that, but “I remember when I began to have to cook” is the best line I have seen in a comic book in a long time.

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