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Retrieved January 9, Nicola Scott on Earth 2 ". As Taylor noted, in Lois' first appearance as Red Tornado, Lois literally came out of a blue refrigerator. The producers described the character as "sophisticated, worldly experience, street smart, and a very capable woman. Superman apologizes to Lois about what happened in Des Moines.
Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. East Dane Designer Men's Fashion. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Joe Shuster based Lois' physical appearance on a model name Joanne Carter. Carter had placed an ad in the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper in the Situation Wanted column, advertising herself as a model.
Shuster's depiction of Lois was modeled on her hairstyle and facial features. She was a great inspiration for me, though.
She encouraged me, she was very enthusiastic about the strip; it meant a lot to me. Joanne Carter married co-creator Jerry Siegel in I used to model for him every Saturday until he had enough drawings. He made so many stock drawings that it got to a point where he didn't need any more. We became such good friends by that time we decided we would always stay friends. Lois Lane made her debut in Action Comics 1 June the first published Superman story, and was one of the first female comic book characters introduced in the superhero comics. She has one younger sibling, her sister Lucy Lane.
Aspects of Lois' personality have varied over the years, depending on the comic book writers handling of the character and American social attitudes toward women at the time. In most incarnations, she is shown to be an independent person who is smart, determined and strong-willed. Her physical appearance has varied over the years, depending either on contemporary fashion or media adaptations. The New Adventures of Superman began airing Lois received a haircut that made her look more like actress Teri Hatcher , and her eyes were typically violet to match her character on Superman: From the late s through the s she was depicted with auburn hair in the comic books.
In the s, Lois had a newspaper comic strip, Lois Lane, Girl Reporter , a direct spin-off of the Superman comic strip running at the time. A similar title comic series began appearing in the Superman comic book in , starting with Superman The series focuses on her solo adventures and began publication in April In the s, the series was one of DC's most popular titles and was the top ten best-selling comic books in America.
In , she received her own young adult novel series written by author Gwenda Bond. Published by Switch Press the series include: Fallout , Lois Lane: Double Down and Lois Lane: In the s, after Clark proposes to Lois and reveals to her that he is Superman,   she married him in the comic book Superman: The Wedding Album Dec. In the Golden Age comics, Lois was an aggressive, career-minded reporter for the Daily Star the newspaper's name was changed to the Daily Planet in Action Comics 23 in After Clark Kent joined the paper and Superman debuted around the same time, Lois found herself attracted to Superman but displeased with her new journalistic competition in the form of Kent.
Starting early as the s, Lois began to suspect that Clark Kent was Superman, and started to make various attempts at uncovering his secret identity , all of which backfired because of Superman's efforts.
The first such story appears in Superman 17 July—August Lois gained her first series of stories without Superman starting with Superman 28 May—June ,  Lois Lane, Girl Reporter , running in the Superman comic book for a number of years, had Lois defeating bad guys and getting front-page stories on her own, without any help from Superman. In the Golden Age comics, Lois had a niece named Susie Tompkins, whose main trait was getting into trouble by telling exaggerated tall tales and fibs to adults.
DC Comics instituted its multiverse system in the early s for organizing its continuity and introduced the Earth-Two Superman in Justice League of America 73 August In Action Comics June , a flashback story reveals Earth-Two's Lois became infatuated with Clark Kent after the latter lost his memory of his superheroic identity thanks to a spell cast by the old Justice Society of America enemy, the Wizard , with the result of Clark acting more aggressive and extroverted.
Clark and Lois began to date each other and were soon married. During the honeymoon, Lois discovered that Clark was indeed Superman, and after recruiting the aid of the Wizard, restored Clark's memory. The now-married Lois and Clark appeared in a series of stories in The Superman Family — and — titled Mr and Mrs Superman , which presented their further adventures early in their marriage. Susie Tompkins made a return as a recurring character. Following the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths, this version of Lois was retroactively removed from DC's continuity.
Out of the four observers, she is the only one who still believes that the new universe is just going through a rough patch; Superboy Prime and Alex Luthor are convinced that Earth is utterly corrupt, and Kal-L is slowly becoming swayed to their way of thinking. This version of Lois is frail, and dying for reasons not explicitly revealed, though probably connected to her octogenarian status. This was the main reason for Kal-L's determination to restore Earth-Two, as he believed that Lois' health would recover once back on her proper Earth. After his demise, they are shown reunited in the stars, while their bodies are buried on Earth alongside Kon-El 's, who gave his life to stop Superboy-Prime's attempts to restore his Earth.
Lois later returns as a sinister Black Lantern with her husband in the Blackest Night crossover. She proved unable to deal with the resourcefulness of Martha Kent, and was set ablaze by the widow, but kept regenerating until Krypto intervened, ripping the black ring out of her hand and preventing regeneration for long enough to allow Superman and Conner Kent to destroy the Black Lantern powerhouses attacking Smallville , and reaching town to aid others unhindered.
Black Lantern Lois later appears to Power Girl , claiming that she has escaped the ring's corrupting influence, and needs her help. This was just a ploy to get close enough to her husband's body, which was being held in the JSA headquarters after his black ring had been removed. Black Lantern Lois "sacrifices" herself by removing her ring and giving it to Kal-L, restoring him to full undead status, and causing her own body to become inert. When the reading audience of superhero comic books became predominately young boys in the mid to late s, the focus of Superman stories shifted toward science fiction inspired plots involving extraterrestrials , fantasy creatures, and bizarre plots.
Lois' main interests in various late s and s stories became vying with her rival Lana Lang for Superman's affections, attempting to prove Clark Kent and Superman were one and the same or otherwise getting Superman into marriage. Superman's rationale for resisting her matrimonial desires was that marrying her would put her in increased danger from his enemies and that she could not keep his secret identity hidden. Regardless, Lois married several times in the Superman stories of this era, including to Superman imposter from Kandor, the villainous Zak-Kul  and a man from the future.
Lois became more and more popular during the s, and after appearing as the lead character in two issues of DC's title Showcase in ,  DC Comics created an ongoing title for the character, titled Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane  beginning in April and running for issues until October Most stories were about Lois' romance with Superman, and were drawn by artist Kurt Schaffenberger ; indeed, Schaffenberger's rendition of Lois became cited by many   as the "definitive" version of Lois, and he was often asked by DC editor Mort Weisinger to redraw other artists' depictions of Lois Lane in other DC titles where she appeared.
Lois Lane became one of DC Comics most popular titles, the third best-selling comic in and While Lois suspicious of Superman's secret identity as early as Superman 7 , her suspicions grew during the early Silver Age, with many stories in her series focusing on her attempts to prove Superman and Clark Kent were one and the same. By the end of the s, as attitudes toward women's role in American society changed, Lois' character changed as well.
She engaged in more adventures without Superman being involved and was much less interested in discovering Superman's secret identity. In her series, Lois regularly battled criminals and often defeated them using her quick wits and considerable skill in the Kryptonian martial art of Klurkor, taught to her by Kryptonian survivors in the bottle city of Kandor.
During the Silver and Bronze Age, Lois' backstory became more fully fleshed out, with various stories explaining her life before becoming employed at the Daily Planet. This backstory was attributed to the Lois Lane of Earth-One. As summarized in various stories, Lois was born to Sam and Ella Lane and grew up on their farm in the small town of Pittsdale. The snake was scared away by one of Kal-El's baby toys which had landed nearby in one of Jor-El's experimental rockets.
During Lois' adolescence, she won a youth contest run by the Daily Planet , with the prize being a trip to Metropolis to spend a week working as a cub reporter for the newspaper. There, she first met Clark Kent of Smallville, who was the other winner of the contest. Lois found Clark dull and became more interested in asking him for information about Superboy after learning Clark came from Smallville. During the week in Metropolis, Lois made a bet with Clark to see who would get the most scoops , which turned out to be Lois, as Clark was forced to constantly go into action as Superboy.
Lois met Superboy for the first time while uncovering a criminal enterprise for one of her stories.
At the end of the week, Clark paid off Lois' bet an ice cream sundae , and the two returned to their respective hometowns. There, Lois met Lana Lang, a fellow camper, for the first time. Upon finishing high school, Lois left Pittsdale and attended Raleigh College to study journalism. While in college, Lois worked for the student newspaper, the Raleigh Review , as a reporter and eventually its co-editor. Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen later joined the Planet ' s staff but Lois remained the newspaper's star reporter,  winning the Pulitzer Prize.
Before this happened, a final non-canonical imaginary story Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? Published at the same time but in Earth-One continuity was a two-issue miniseries, Lois Lane , in which she investigates missing children. Lois underwent a character alteration beginning with John Byrne's The Man of Steel miniseries, which significantly rewrote Superman's origin and history.
In this modern version of events, Lois was portrayed as a tough-as-nails reporter who rarely needed rescuing.
She was depicted as strong, opinionated, yet sensitive. He and Lois would have several on and off experiences together before the relationship completely disintegrated, due to Delgado accepting help from a Lexcorp subsidiary ARL and Lois' attraction to Superman with whom Delgado felt he had to compete. Another major change made was that Lois did not fall in love with just Superman, although she was attracted to him.
In this newly revised concept, it was Clark Kent who lived a life in which his activity as Superman was decidedly secondary.
Lois initially resented the rookie Clark Kent getting the story on Superman as his first piece when she had spent ages trying to get an interview. This sometimes ill-tempered rivalry remained the case until The Adventures of Superman — and Action Comics Following Clark's brief rampage under the influence of the Eradicator , Lois was hesitant to forgive Clark for "selling out" to Collin Thornton and running Newstime Magazine, but forgave him in a span of mere minutes when he returned to " grovel for his job back ".
Clark elected to repay Lois by finally letting go of his self-imposed inhibitions and passionately kissed her. The two became a couple, and eventually, Lois accepted a proposal of marriage. Partially as a result of this, Superman was killed in Superman 75 instead, dying in Lois' arms after a battle royal with the monster Doomsday. After a period of time, Superman returned to life, and both he and Lois resumed their relationship, though not without a few problems such as a brief reappearance of Clark's former college girlfriend, the mermaid Lori Lemaris.
Lois eventually decided to take an overseas assignment to assert her independence and not be dependent on Clark, who had begun to overprotect her. When Clark became convinced Lois was in danger, he and her father Sam allied to aid her secretly. When Lois returned to Metropolis, she had been through several life-threatening exploits and was slightly amused when Clark informed her his powers had been depleted, and that he was her editor due to Perry White 's cancer.
Upon discovering Clark still had her wedding ring within a handkerchief, Lois warmly broke down, teasing Clark and finally agreeing to become his wife. Lois and Clark were finally married in the comic book Superman: The New Adventures of Superman , which featured the wedding of the two characters.
Since their marriage, Clark and Lois continue to be one of the strongest relationships in comics. In , the couple took the next step in adopting a newly arrived Kryptonian boy, who they named Chris Kent. The boy is later discovered to be the son of Jor-El 's foe, General Zod. Although initially uneasy about raising a super-powered child, Lois has shown immense aptitude of being 'Mommy Lois.
In the second issue of Final Crisis , Lois and Perry are caught in an explosion triggered by Clayface destroying the Daily Planet and Lois is critically injured. In the third issue, it is revealed that only Clark's heat vision is keeping her heart beating. Clark is visited by a mysterious phantom who insists that he must depart Earth immediately if he is to save his wife's life. The story is continued in the 3D tie-in comic Superman Beyond , where the female Monitor Zillo Valla stops time around Lois, allowing Superman to leave her side for a while, recruiting him and several of his multiversal doppelgangers in a mission to save the entire Multiverse, promising care for Lois.
After defeating the dark Monitor Mandrakk, Superman brings back a distilled drop of The Bleed and administers it to Lois through a kiss, restoring her to full health. Lois is later seen in Final Crisis 6, one of the few still free humans. After the events of Superman: New Krypton Superman must leave Earth for an undetermined amount of time swearing off his Earthly connections in the eyes of his fellow Kryptonians to keep an eye on General Zod the New Kryptonian military commander, but he secretly tells Lois he still considers her his wife and will come back to her.
In the issues of Action Comics Lois has reunited with Christopher Kent who has aged to adulthood in the past months and became the new Metropolis hero Nightwing. Lois doesn't believe that her sister is dead and refuses to accept the news until she has irrefutable proof. Lois asks Supergirl for a recovered piece of Superwoman's costume.
With agents on her tail, she makes a mad dash for it. When Lois is in custody, her father Sam Lane is there to greet her in an interview room in an unnamed facility. Sam tells Lois the only reason he has been lenient with her is because she is his daughter, while he does love her the planet will always come first over his family and threatens to make her disappear forever if she continues. Lois returns to the Daily Planet under cover of night and explains all to Perry.
Perry understands and though he must protect the paper he is first and foremost a good journalist and nudges Lois in the right direction; he won't run the story but noted it must get out to the people somehow. Enlightened, she quits the Daily Planet , as Lois gets her edge back. Lois learns her father's forces destroyed New Krypton. She is kidnapped by Lucy and taken to Sam's secret base.
Lois stops her, saying her father will be judged for his war crimes. Sam takes a gun and commits suicide. Lois says while she will not miss her father, she will miss her sister. Grounded , Superman begins a journey through America to reconnect with the American people, and Lois, though confused at first, supports his choice. Lois later travels to Rushmark and finds an old college friend Brian, who invites her to have dinner with him and his wife.
When Lois leaves Brian's home she is met by Superman.
The two reaffirm their love to each other and go to Chicago. Lois wants to publish an article, which would reveal the workers' illegal activities, but Superman forces her not to. Feeling betrayed, Lois returns to Metropolis and does not speak to Superman for a while. Superman apologizes to Lois about what happened in Des Moines.
Lois replies that she wrote the article anyway, saying that she was a reporter before she was his wife. Knowing that his wife did the right thing, Superman kisses her. The two then return home. In , DC Comics relaunched its titles and its main continuity was rebooted with the New Lois now works for Morgan Edge heading up the media division of the Daily Planet. She views Clark as a friend and is unaware that he is Superman. Lois investigates the story of twenty people who developed metahuman powers after being kidnapped by Brainiac. Her search leads her to a U.
The senator dies, but not before transferring his powers to Lois, who falls into a coma. During the fight, Lois learns that Clark is Superman but falls back into a coma. After defeating the Psychic Pirate, Superman brings Lois back to the hospital. The power overwhelms the Parasite, causing him to collapse. Lois awakens from her coma but she does not seem to remember Superman's identity. Lois is the main character in the Superman: Lois Lane 1 one-shot.
In this story, Lois' sister, Lucy, asks for her help in finding her roommate Amanda Suresh, who had been kidnapped by a mysterious group called "the Cartel. As Lois investigates the Cartel, she gets captured and taken to the Cartel's headquarters. There, Lois finds out the Cartel had been capturing people who had been mutated by the drug. Lois escapes and rescues Amanda when the captured monsters cause a riot. As she returns home, Lois finds out Lucy had been taking the drug. As Lucy apologizes for putting all three in danger, Lois chooses to publish her story about the Cartel.
In the New Futures End , set five years in the possible future of the New verse. Lois is considered the most successful freelance reporter on the planet and her blog "The Fast Lane" is one of the most read and well-respected sources of news in the world. In the miniseries Convergence , which featured many Post- Crisis DC Universe characters, including a married Superman and his pregnant wife Lois Lane, deal with the impending birth of their child, as Superman is called to protect the city.
Following Convergence , DC announced the spin-off comic book series Superman: The couple now lives in California and has changed their last name to White a tribute to Perry White. Lois has become an anonymous author, publishing several critically acclaimed books under the alias name "Author X.