lois lane 75 years

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From September’s Solicits:

LOIS LANE: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC

Written by JERRY SIEGEL, JOHN BYRNE, GRANT MORRISON, GREG RUCKA and others

Art by JOE SHUSTER, JOHN BYRNE, PHIL JIMENEZ, FRANK QUITELY and others

Cover by TBD

On sale NOVEMBER 27 • 384 pg, FC, $27.99 US

Don’t miss these tales starring Lois Lane, Superman and more, reprinted from ACTION COMICS #1-2, 6, 484, 600 and 662, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #631, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN #2-3, MAN OF STEEL #2, SHOWCASE #9, SUPERMAN #29, 33-34, 58 and 168, SUPERMAN 80-PAGE GIANT 2011 #1, SUPERMAN: LOIS LANE #1, SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE #5, 16, 23, 42 and 106, and WONDER WOMAN #170!

There’s a lot of good stories here including 3 of the most memorable moments for DC Women:

Lois Lane and Wonder Woman spend the day together in Wonder Woman #17

Lois Lane makes her debut in Action Comics #1

Lois Lane risks her life to save a soldier in Adventures of Superman #631

That said I would have preferred they included Mindy Newell’s Bronze Age mini series rather than so much of the Silver Age stories. 

My little review on Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years.

I loved this book! And not because it’s a Lois Lane collection, because, after reading Superman’s “ A Celebration of 75 Years” I’ve come to realize “Yo, dude, Lois has better stories than him!” Even the dodgy Silver-Age (Thank you God I was not a child in that era). Lois just has better stories.

It boggles my mind how anyone can not love this woman. It truly does. I can not imagine a better hero for anyone to aspire to be. Best thing is, everyone can be Lois Lane. Male or Female. Because she is above sex, race, religion. She is the ideal to shrive to be. She embodies humanity in all its wonderful complexities. She is a flawed perfection. Human and proud. F*ck Superman, I wanna be Lois!

The only negative: The stories I had a problem with were the Silver-Age stories, I wish they’d have taken it out and put in Doomsday or The Wedding. The problem isn’t Lois, it’s Superman. He’s a dick. She’s an investigative reporter, she’s gonna want to know who is Superman, I don’t see this as a flaw, but as a characteristic. Yet, in the Silver-Age, she is for this positive characteristic, made to seem like the bad guy. I pondered over this for a while and then I got a headache and stopped thinking about it. I’m just glad that you know, the world has evolved beyond such backward thinking (well, some people haven’t…their loss). I feel bad for girls and women that had to read that rubbish.

Positives: Everything else! The 30’s-40’s Lois… WOW! Kick ass to the max! I think she single handedly coined the phrase “girl-power” (sorry Spice Girls). I am in love with, in an all new-old way! Lois Lane through the 80’s-90’s is just… That’s my Lois! I can just see Teri Hatcher in that, and I know that was the influence for Teri’s Lois, which brought me such joy, because that is my first Lois!

But I love GirlFrenzy (At Last! I have it!!) and “With this Ring” (FINALLY!). If you ever need to know why Lois is just so kick ass and loved by women around the world, read that! BAM! The ultimate woman right here. Career, housewife (even with doggie issues), supportive to the crazy levels, and fearlessly brave. She broke into the freckin’ White House to protect and save Superman’s ass! You don’t get much more supportive than committing treason, and defying your father for the guy you love. And as for damsel in distress… PFFFT! She went into this crazy situation, dangerously crazy mind you, and didn’t call Superman. So yeah, take that haters! And for those curious about Lois, this is a good place to start. If you don’t love her after reading these books, something is wrong with you.

All in all, worth buying twice, ten times over.

Add Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years to your book collection now!!!