Lois fucking Lane pumping iron while Clark makes himself pretty.
The Man of Steel issue #4
Here are some notes and images from Lois Lane, Girl Reporter, a pitch for a series of illustrated young adult novels I worked on a few years ago for DC Comics. Story by me, with considerable brainstorming help from my pal John Campbell, and art by Project: Rooftop fan favorite Daniel Krall.
My wonderful editor, Chris Cerasi, was a real champion of the series, which we codenamed “Project 77,” and while we had a great time working on it and finding this secret window into the DCU, it doesn’t look like the current leadership of DC is remotely interested in this kinda thing. I thought some Lois Lane fans here on the interwebs might at least like a look at what might have been…
This would have been so good! I love the concept of Lois being Clark’s hero. Graphic novels are a great way to get kids/reluctant readers into the ~wonders~ of reading. It’s unfortunate DC decided against this idea. :(
“There’s a long-standing joke, that stretches far outside of the tiny incestuous pool of comics fandom, about Lois Lane. I’d say “stop me if you’ve heard this before,” but I know you all have:
What kind of a moron can’t see through a pair of glasses?
Har har, Lois Lane was friends with Clark Kent and in love with Superman and couldn’t tell they were the same guy, what an idiot, right? And, okay. Put like that, it’s almost funny, like, once, provided that’s the only thing you know about the Superman mythology.
But it’s also ridiculously, patently, absurdly untrue – it is in fact the diametric opposite of truth – and any actual comic fan who says this in my presence immediately loses a big chunk of credibility, especially if they’ve actually read any Superman. It’s just so thoroughly wrong that it makes me actively suspicious of either nonexistent reading comprehension or ulterior motives.