|First appearance||Action Comics #1 (June 1938)|
|Created by||Jerry Siegel|
|In story information|
|Full name||Lois Joanne Lane-Kent|
|Team affiliations||Daily Planet|
|Supporting character of||Superman|
Lois Lane-Kent is the primary love interest in the DC Comics’ Superman stories. In Comic books and other stories with a long history first appearance refers to the first occurrence to feature a Fictional character. Action Comics is an American Comic book series which introduced Superman, the first major Superhero character as the term Jerome "Jerry" Siegel (October 17 1914 – January 28 1996 who also used pseudonyms including Joe Carter, Jerry Ess, Siegel was a fan of movies Joseph "Joe" Shuster (July 10 1914 - July 30 1992 was a Canadian -born American Comic book Artist best known for co-creating the DC Comics The Daily Planet is a Fictional Broadsheet Newspaper that appears in Superman stories published by DC Comics. Superman is a fictional Comic book Superhero widely considered to be one of the most recognized of such characters and an American Cultural icon DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company Superman is a fictional Comic book Superhero widely considered to be one of the most recognized of such characters and an American Cultural icon Created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, she first appeared in Action Comics #1 (1938). Jerome "Jerry" Siegel (October 17 1914 – January 28 1996 who also used pseudonyms including Joe Carter, Jerry Ess, Siegel was a fan of movies Joseph "Joe" Shuster (July 10 1914 - July 30 1992 was a Canadian -born American Comic book Artist best known for co-creating the DC Comics In Comic books and other stories with a long history first appearance refers to the first occurrence to feature a Fictional character. Action Comics is an American Comic book series which introduced Superman, the first major Superhero character as the term Lois' physical appearance was originally based on a model hired by Siegel and Shuster named Joanne Carter, who would later marry Siegel. A model is a person who is posed or displayed for the purpose of Art, Fashion, or other products and Advertising. Lois's personality was based on Torchy Blaine, a female reporter featured in a series of films from the 1930s. Torchy Blane is a fictional female newsperson who appeared in a series of Warner Brothers "B" films during the 1930s. Siegel took her name from actress Lola Lane, who portrayed Torchy in one of the middle entries. The Lane Sisters were four female siblings who first achieved success in the 1930s as a singing act with their popularity leading to a series of successful films 
Lois is Superman's chief romantic interest and, in the current DC continuity, his wife. In Fiction, continuity (also called time-scheme) is consistency of the characteristics of persons plot, objects places and events seen by the reader or Like Superman’s alter ego Clark Kent, she is a reporter for the Metropolis newspaper, The Daily Planet. An alter ego ( Latin, "the other I" is a second self, a second Personality or Persona within a Person Clark Joseph Kent (middle name is also Jerome according to some versions is a Fictional character created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. Journalism is the profession of writing or communicating formally employed by publications and broadcasters for the benefit of a particular Community of people Metropolis is a Fictional city that appears in Comic books published by DC Comics, and is the home of Superman. The Daily Planet is a Fictional Broadsheet Newspaper that appears in Superman stories published by DC Comics.
Depictions of Lois Lane have varied since her character was created in 1938, spanning the 70-year history of Superman comic books and other media adaptations. A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative During the Silver Age, she was the star of Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane, a comic title that had a light and frivolous tone. The Silver Age of Comic Books was a period of artistic advancement and commercial success in mainstream American comic books predominantly those featuring the Superhero Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane was a Comic book series published monthly by DC Comics focusing on the adventures of Lois Lane. However, the original Golden Age version of Lois, as well as versions of her from the 1970s onwards, portray Lois as a tough-as-nails journalist and intellectual equal to Superman. The Golden Age of Comic Books was a period in the history of American comic books generally thought as lasting from the 1930s until late 1940s during which Comic books One thing has remained throughout the character's 70-year history, however: she has always been the most prominent love-interest in Superman's life and is seen by many fans as the archetypical comic book love interest.
Aspects of Lois' personality have varied over the years (depending on the comic writers' handling of the character and American social attitudes toward women at the time), but in most incarnations she has been depicted as a determined, strong-willed person, whether it involves beating her rival reporter Clark Kent to a story or (in what became a trademark of 1950s and 1960s era Superman stories) alternating between elaborate schemes to convince Superman to marry her and proving to others her suspicion that Clark was in reality Superman. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Clark Joseph Kent (middle name is also Jerome according to some versions is a Fictional character created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. She also traditionally had a cool attitude toward Clark, who in her view paled in comparison to his alter ego. At times, the character has been portrayed as a damsel in distress. The subject of the damsel in distress, or persecuted maiden is a classic theme in world literature art and film
Lois Lane was modeled on Lola Lane, an actress in the 1930s who appeared in films like Public Stenographer. Lois is regarded as attractive, but not in the exaggerated "supermodel" sense often seen in superhero comics' depictions of women. A supermodel is a highly-paid élite fashion model who usually has a worldwide reputation and often a background in Haute couture and commercial modeling Her appearance has varied over the years, depending either on current fashion or (especially more recently) the way she's depicted in contemporary media adaptations; for instance, in the mid-1990s, when the series Lois and Clark began airing, Lois received a hair cut that made her look more like Teri Hatcher, and her eyes were typically violet to match the Lois of the television cartoon Superman: The Animated Series after that show began airing. Lois & Clark The New Adventures of Superman (often called Lois & Clark or The New Adventures Of Superman) is a Live-action American Teri Lynn Hatcher (born December 8 1964) is an American Actress. The word cartoon has various meanings based on several very different forms of Visual art and Illustration. Superman The Animated Series is the unofficial title of a Warner Bros Traditionally, Lois has black hair, though for a period from the late 1980s through the late 1990s, Lois was depicted with brown hair in the comics. Hair is a keratinised protein filament that grows through the epidermis from follicles deep within the Dermis. She started with red hair in the original Sunday papers.
Lois is the daughter of Ellen and Sam Lane. Sam Lane is a fictional character the father of Lois Lane and Lucy Lane in Superman comics In the earlier comics, her parents were farmers in a town called Pittsdale; the modern comics, however, depict Sam as a retired soldier, and Lois as a former "army brat," with Lois having been trained by her father in areas such as hand-to-hand combat and the use of firearms. A farmer is a person who raises living organisms for food or raw materials A "military brat" (and various brat derivatives is a term for a person whose parent or parents have served full-time in the Armed forces during the person's Lois also has one younger sibling, her sister Lucy Lane. Lucy Lane is a Fictional character in the DC universe. She is the younger sister of Lois Lane.
In the current comics, Lois is married to Clark Kent (and aware of his secret identity), but has kept her maiden name for professional purposes. A secret identity is an element of fiction wherein a character develops a separate Persona (usually adopting a Pseudonym) while keeping their true identity
The comics have seen several incarnations of Lois Lane over the decades.
In the earliest Golden Age comics, Lois was featured as an aggressive, career-minded reporter for the Daily Star (the paper's name was changed to The Daily Planet in the early 1940s), who, after Clark Kent joined the paper and Superman debuted around the same time, found herself attracted to Superman, but displeased with her new journalistic competition in the form of Kent. The Golden Age of Comic Books was a period in the history of American comic books generally thought as lasting from the 1930s until late 1940s during which Comic books Starting in the late 1940s or early 1950s comics, Lois began to suspect that Clark Kent was Superman, and started to make various attempts at uncovering his secret identity, all of which backfired (usually thanks to Superman's efforts). A secret identity is an element of fiction wherein a character develops a separate Persona (usually adopting a Pseudonym) while keeping their true identity
In the Golden Age comics, Lois also had a niece named Susie Tompkins, whose main trait was getting into trouble by telling exaggerated tall tales and fibs to adults. Nephew is a term referring to the son of one's Sibling. Sons of siblings-in-law are also informally referred to as nephews even though there is no blood relation Tall Tale, also known as Tall Tale The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill is a 1995 family Western movie starring Patrick For the 2008 British film by Noel Clarke see Adulthood (film. Susie's last appearance was in 1955; subsequent comics presented Lois' only sibling, Lucy, as single and childless.
After DC instituted its multiverse system in the early 1960s for organizing its continuity, it was deemed that the Lois of the Golden Age comics (i. The DC Multiverse is a Fictional continuity construct that exists in stories published by Comic book company DC Comics. e. , comics published from 1938 through the early 1950s) lived on the parallel world of "Earth-Two" versus the then-mainstream (Silver Age) universe of "Earth-One. The Silver Age of Comic Books was a period of artistic advancement and commercial success in mainstream American comic books predominantly those featuring the Superhero " In 1978's Action Comics #484, it was revealed that sometime in the 1950s, the Earth-Two 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. The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics Superhero group the first team of superheroes in Comic book history Clark and Lois began to date each other, and were soon married; however, during the honeymoon, Lois discovered that Clark was indeed Superman, and after recruiting the aid of the Wizard, restored Clark's memory. A series of stories in the 1970s and 1980s titled "Mr. and Mrs. Superman" presented the further adventures of the now-married Lois and Clark (in several of which Susie Tompkins made a return as a recurring character).
During the Crisis on Infinite Earths miniseries, the Earth-Two Lois Lane was seen for one of the final times, as she, the Earth-Two Superman, and the Earth-Prime Superboy are taken by Earth-Three's Alexander Luthor, Jr. (who himself was the son of Earth-Three's Lois Lane, who had perished, along with her husband Alexander Luthor, Sr. Crisis on Infinite Earths is a twelve-issue American comic book Limited series (identified as a "12-part maxi-series" and crossover The Superman of Earth-Two is a Fictional character, a Comic book Superhero published by DC Comics. Earth Prime (or Earth-Prime) is a term sometimes used in works of Speculative fiction involving parallel universes or a multiverse, and refers Earth-Three is a Fictional alternate universe set in the. It is the Earth of an alternate reality in the DC Multiverse. Alexander Luthor Jr is a DC Comics character who turned from a hero to a villain , in the first issue of the series) into a paradise-like dimension at the end of the story (after all the parallel Earths, including Earth-Two, had been eliminated in favor of just one Earth), after which this version of Lois was (seemingly) permanently discarded from DC's continuity.
In 2005's Infinite Crisis miniseries, it was revealed that the Earth-Two Lois Lane, along with Superboy, Alexander Luthor, Jr. Infinite Crisis is a seven-issue Limited series of Comic books written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Phil Jimenez, George and Superman, have been watching the events of the post-Crisis DC Universe from their pocket dimension. The DC Universe ( DCU) is the fictional Shared universe where most of the comic stories published by DC Comics take place 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 Alexander 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 died for reasons not explicitly revealed, though probably connected to her octogenarian status. Ageing or aging (American English is the accumulation of changes in an organism This was the main reason for Kal-L's determination to restore Earth-2, as he believed that Lois' health would recover once back on her proper Earth. Despite the restoration of Earth-2, however, Lois Lane died in the arms of Superman in Infinite Crisis #5, regardless of Kal-L's protests that he couldn't let her die. After Kal-L died at the hands of Superboy-Prime at the end of Infinite Crisis #7, he commented that he finally understood Lois's final words- "It's. Infinite Crisis is a seven-issue Limited series of Comic books written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Phil Jimenez, George . . not. . . going. . . "- as meaning that it would never end for them, and one day it would be understood that even the heroes who had been lost in the original Crisis were still out there somewhere. 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. Superboy, also known by his Kryptonian name Kon-El and his human alias Conner Kent, is a fictional Superhero in the
When the reading audience of comic books became predominately young boys in the mid-to-late 1950s, the focus of Superman stories shifted toward science fiction-inspired plots involving extraterrestrials, fantasy creatures and bizarre, often contrived, plots. A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative Extraterrestrial life is Life originating outside of the Earth. Fantasy literature is Fantasy in written form Historically speaking the majority of fantasy works have been literature Lois' main interests in various late 1950s and 1960s stories became vying with her rival Lana Lang for Superman's affections, attempting to prove Clark Kent and Superman were one and the same, and tricking or otherwise forcing Superman into marriage. Lana Elizabeth Lang is a Fictional, Supporting character in DC Comics ' Superman series NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** Superman's rationale for resisting her matrimonial desires was that she could be trusted not to keep his secret identity hidden, and that marrying her would put her in increased danger from his enemies (Of course, this ignored the fact that his romantic relationship with her was already public knowledge). This change in Lois' personality from her earlier 1940s self might also be a result of American society's attitudes toward women and their societal roles in the 1950s. Regardless, Lois married several times in the Superman stories of this era -- to other characters such as Batman and Jimmy Olsen. Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a fictional Comic book Superhero co-created James Bartholomew "Jimmy" Olsen is a Fictional character, a Photojournalist who appears mainly in DC Comics ’ Superman stories She also married a convicted criminal on death row (and various Superman pastiches). All these marriages were either annulled or otherwise forgotten.
Lois became more and more popular during this decade, and after appearing as the lead character in two issues of DC's title Showcase in 1957, DC created an on-going title for the character, titled Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane beginning in March 1958 and running for 137 issues until September of 1974. Most of these placed an emphasis on 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. Kurt Schaffenberger ( December 15 1920 - January 24 2002) was an American Comic book Artist. Mortimer Weisinger ( April 25, 1915 - May 7, 1978) was an American Jewish Magazine and Comic book
By the end of the 1960s, as attitudes toward women's role in American society changed, Lois' character changed as well. Stories in the 1970s depicted her as fully capable and less reliant on Superman. She engaged in more solo adventures without Superman being involved, and was much less interested in discovering Superman's secret identity. For example, in her solo stories in Superman Family (an anthology title started in the mid-1970s after the cancellation of Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane and Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen), 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. ANThology is the first Major label album by Alien Ant Farm released on March 6, 2001 in the USA and March 19 James Bartholomew "Jimmy" Olsen is a Fictional character, a Photojournalist who appears mainly in DC Comics ’ Superman stories Martial arts are systems of codified practices and traditions of training for Combat. Specically shown in "Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane" #78.
After the 1985-1986 miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths, writer and artist John Byrne revised the Superman legend, and eliminated the Silver Age version of Lois from continuity; before this happened, a final non-canonical "imaginary story" Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? was written by writer Alan Moore, meant as a send-off for the "pre-Crisis" versions of the characters, including Lois. John Lindley Byrne (born July 6 1950) is a British -born Canadian - American author and artist of Comic books Since the Superman Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? is a notable story from 1986 featuring the DC Comics character of Superman. Alan Moore (born November 18 1953 in Northampton) is an English Writer most famous for his influential work in Comics, including the acclaimed
Lois underwent a character alteration beginning with John Byrne's The Man of Steel miniseries, which completely 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.
Another major change made was that Lois did not fall in love with Superman (though she may have harbored a slight crush at first). One reason was the revised nature of the Superman/Clark Kent relationship. In the original Silver Age stories, Superman had been the man who disguised himself as Clark Kent. In this new revised concept, it was Clark Kent who lived a life in which his activity as Superman was decidedly secondary. After some time, due to such issues as Lois initially resenting the rookie Clark Kent getting the story on Superman as his first piece when she had spent ages trying to get an interview, Lois and Clark began dating. In the early 1990s, they became engaged and Clark revealed to Lois the secret of his dual life.
DC had planned on Lois and Clark being married in 1993's Superman #75. However, with the then-upcoming television show Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, DC decided they did not want to have the two married in the comics and not married on TV. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic Lois & Clark The New Adventures of Superman (often called Lois & Clark or The New Adventures Of Superman) is a Live-action American 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. The Death of Superman is a Comic book Storyline (culminating in Superman #75 in 1992 that served as the catalyst for DC Comics ' Battle royal (plural battles royal) traditionally refers to a fight involving three or more combatants which is fought until only one fighter remains standing Doomsday is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by DC Comics. 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). Lori Lemaris is a Fictional character in DC Comics ' Superman Comic books.
In 1996, coinciding with the Lois and Clark television program, Lois and Clark were finally wed in the one-shot special Superman: The Wedding Album, which featured the work of nearly every then-living artist who had ever worked on Superman. Superman The Wedding Album was a Comic book, published in 1996 by DC Comics, that featured for the first time in 60 years the real Wedding The Wedding Album itself, however, was forced to spend part of its opening pages accommodating and reconciling the then-current comic storyline of Lois and Clark having broken off their engagement (the television program's producers had failed to provide adequate lead time for the Superman comics' writers).
Since their marriage, Clark and Lois' continue to remain one of the stronger relationships in most comic series. In 2007, the couple recently took the 'next step' in adopting a newly arrived Kryptonian boy, who they name Chris Kent. Chris Kent is a fictional Comic book Character, a Kryptonian in the, who first appeared in Action Comics #844 (2006 the first part The boy is discovered to be the son of Jor-El's arch-foe, General Zod. Jor-El is a Fictional character from the Superman Comic books, published by DC Comics. General Zod is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by DC Comics. Although intitially uneasy about raising a super-powered boy, Lois has shown immense aptitude of being 'Mommy Lois'.
During the years (1942-1985) that Editora Brasil-América (EBAL), and the Editora Abril published the Brazilian versions of Superman comics, Lois Lane's name was translated to "Miriam Lane" and later to "Miriam Lois Lane". Editora Abril is a Brazilian publisher It was founded in 1950 by Victor Civita. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld
In the Elseworlds series Kingdom Come (now Earth-22 in the DC Multiverse), flashbacks reveal that ten years prior to the story's beginning, the Joker murdered ninety-three people in the Daily Planet, and Lois was the only woman in that body count. Elseworlds is the publication Imprint for a group of Comic books produced by DC Comics that take place outside the company's canon The DC Multiverse is a Fictional continuity construct that exists in stories published by Comic book company DC Comics. While her face is never shown in any of the flashbacks, her body is seen hunched over her desk.
In added material given in Justice Society of America #13, one can notice in Superman's flashback that a Daily Planet paperweight on Lois' desk is covered in blood, which leads one to believe that the Joker mercilessly beat Lois to death had she not succumbed to the effects of his poison. The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics Superhero group the first team of superheroes in Comic book history
In 2005, DC launched a new All Star Superman comic series by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. All Star Superman is a Comic book series featuring Superman that premiered in November 2005. Grant Morrison (born January 31 1960 is a Scottish Comic book writer and artist Frank Quitely (born January 18, 1968) is the professional Pseudonym of Scottish Comic book Artist Vincent Deighan The series takes place outside normal DC continuity. In this storyline, they are not married, and although Superman revealed his secret identity to Lois in issue #2, she didn't believe him. At the end of the issue, Superman (who believed he was dying) presents Lois with a super-powered chemical and a superhero costume and Lois Lane becomes Superwoman for 24 hours. Superwoman is the name given to several Fictional characters published over the years by DC Comics, most of them being like the popular Supergirl
Lesley Ann Warren in the TV version of It's a Bird. Phyllis Coates (born as Gypsie Ann Evarts Stell on January 15, 1927 in Wichita Falls Texas) is an American film and television actress Adventures of Superman is an American Television series based on Comic book characters and concepts created in 1938 by Jerry Siegel Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located Musical theatre is a form of Theatre combining Music, Songs spoken Dialogue and Dance. It's A Bird It's A Plane It's Superman is a musical with music by Charles Strouse and Lyrics by Lee Adams, with a book by Lesley Ann Warren (born August 16, 1946) is a Golden Globe Award -winning Oscar nominated American stage film and television actress . . It's a Plane. . . It's Superman
On the 2000s WB series Smallville, Erica Durance plays a young Lois Lane who came to Smallville to investigate the apparent death of her cousin, Chloe Sullivan. Erica Durance ( French surname dyˈrãs anglicized to ˈdjuːrəns born June 21 1978, is a Canadian actress. Appearances Television Best friends with Clark Kent ( Tom Welling) Chloe spends much of her time helping him stop citizens of Smallville who have Durance plays a twenty year old Lois, despite the fact that she is five years older than Kate Bosworth, who plays an adult version of the character in the concurrently released Superman Returns. After teaming up with Clark Kent to find her cousin Chloe Sullivan, she returned for several guest star appearances in Season 4 before signing to return as a thirteen episode regular in Season 5. During this season, she had romantic feelings towards Arthur Curry This version of Lois was originally not interested in journalism at all, instead working in politics. Journalism is the profession of writing or communicating formally employed by publications and broadcasters for the benefit of a particular Community of people In the sixth season Lois began to develop an interest in journalism, working at the tabloid paper, the Inquisitor. She began to investigate and write articles about the Green Arrow. Lois even enlisted Clark's and Jimmy's help in proving that Oliver Queen is actually the Green Arrow. In the same episode Lois kisses a masked Clark who is posing as the Green Arrow. Soon after the kiss, Lois realizes that the Green Arrow is not (like she thought) Oliver Queen. She slaps Green Arrow a. k. a. Clark after the kiss. She had been dating Oliver Queen, the Green Arrow,  but Oliver broke off their relationship because of his commitment to stop Lex Luthor's 33. For the LNER Steam locomotive, see LNER Class V2 4771 Green Arrow Green Arrow ( Oliver Jones "Ollie" Queen 1 Projects on LuthorCorp with his team. Soon after Lois is under a love spell which makes her fall in love with Clark. Conveniently her love potion is made of Red Kryptonite which makes Clark lose all inhibitions, and he reveals his powers to her by taking her on a romantic flightlike super jump from the top of the Daily Planet building, although Lois apparently lost all memory of these events after the potion wore off . She also continued to work as the chief of staff for Martha Kent's senate seat. Lois has recently been hired at the Daily Planet as a reporter. The Daily Planet is a Fictional Broadsheet Newspaper that appears in Superman stories published by DC Comics. She briefly dated Grant Gabriel, later revealed to be a clone of the deceased Julian Luthor. Oliver later returns to Metropolis for business, at the same time, trying to revive his relationship with Lois. However, Lois discovers Oliver's secret after Black Canary attacked them. Unable to see a place for her in Oliver's life, she rejects the chance to continue their romance. .