Posts tagged: Lois Lane
One of the things that bothers me I guess about Superman’s current status quo is the fact that Lois Lane is absent from his life in a significant manner. This isn’t to say I’m anti- Wonder Woman, I love Wonder Woman as a character. The thing is, Lois was Clark’s anchor to the real world. She grounded him and made him realize the complexity of normal human beings.
I worked on the Superman books for the better part of three years and this was the only time that I got to draw this side of their relationship.
Lois Lane is as much a part of the Superman legacy as Clark Kent is. Someone forgot that along the way.
One of my greatest points of pride in my career is that I along with the immensely talented Chris Roberson got to close out this chapter of Superman’s history.
My regret is that I didn’t get to stay longer.
I agree on every point, in every particular. It was an honor to do that last issue with Jamal.
Whenever I think of Lois Lane, I think of this Fleischer cartoon. Really.
I’m on vacation this week so I’ve lined up a number of other bloggers and readers to give their thoughts on the world I cover. Today I have post from Natasha Townsel who, as you will see, describes her self as a “huge” Superman fan. Today Natasha give her thoughts on a recent issue of Action comics. It is a terrific piece so please give it a read.
I am a huge Superman fan. No, let’s get something clear: I am a HUGE Superman fan. I collect comics, memorabilia, DVDs of now-defunct Superman TV series, and any and all Superman movies, both live action and animated. I love Clark Kent because of who he is, not because of what he can do. The fact that Clark possesses all those powers, yet remains an incredibly humble man from the Midwest who just wants to do the best he can to help moves me deeply. I love that his entire purpose is for us as humans to use the abilities that we were born with to benefit humanity. The ultimate theme of this character is hope, not revenge, fear, or hubris. Clark believes the best in humans because he was raised by two of humanity’s best representatives. He believes in second chances (and third and fourth) and that there is good in everyone. He believes that all life is precious and will do everything he can to preserve it. Superman is the ideal representation of humanity and inspires us to be our best possible selves.
“It’s not invulnerability or flight or heat vision or super speed that makes him the World’s Greatest Hero. It’s that Superman refuses to despair. He is a testament to the opposite, in fact. Superman is hope.” (Adventures of Superman #640)
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…
As I started planning my best and worst of 2011 for DC women, a year which saw enormous change and debate, I thought that rather than just offering my opinion, I’d ask other smart comic reading women from across the net to give me some of their best and worst of the year as well. I’m glad I did. First, because it helped me remember some things I forgot and more importantly because they had brought some good commentary.
When I do these, I never know where to start — do I praise first and criticize later? Or do I get the criticism out of the way first and then end on a positive note. Or do I just flip a coin a la Two-Face?
The coin said worst goes first so here we go! I want to note there were a lot of answers and I wish I could have included all of them but I tried to include the consensus (if any of you ladies want to post your whole list I’ll be glad to link). Some other topics, such as the change to Wonder Woman’s origin, will be touched upon in the next post which will have a whole list of positives so be assured this isn’t going to be only a negative endeavor.
I’m kinda sad based on what I saw coming out of SDCC yesterday. Why? Let me show you:
Catwoman with her bra showing. And why not? According to the writer, “This is a dirty, dirty book, and you’re going to enjoy it.” Why? Because Catwoman is “a chick in a catsuit who steals things” “If…
Sigh. Just… sigh.