Did I ever mention my first comic book ever was a Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane book when I was 5? And it started me down this path of ruin..uh I mean this lifelong love of comics not to mention Lois Lane in particular? (YES MOM! WE KNOW!!)
Today’s one shot reminded me of those long ago days when Lois Lane had her own title, and when she lost her title, she had a short in the Superman Family book. I’ve read a lot of comments from people saying that the reason Lois shouldn’t be married to Superman is that she lost her independence as a character and was never seen doing her own thing.
I personally don’t think that has anything to do with the marriage but with the fact that she hasn’t had her own book or even shorts in a very long time.
Single or married, post crisis she was usually (with rare exceptions, Funeral for a Friend arc being one of those) shown on page only in relation to what was going on with Superman/Clark. I don’t see that the marriage changed much of anything when it came to giving Lois her own storyline. It’s not as if it was anywhere near to what it was in those halcyon bronze era days.
Post crisis, I used to love it when she made guest appearances in Batman, Birds of Prey, and other books because we saw her doing her job. I always wished they had given her her own title post crisis or at least a Daily Planet one instead of the 4 Superman titles, as good as they were.
This current story is not dependent on her relationship status. She’s dating Jonathan but it could have very easily been Clark’s empty pillow beside her. The key here is we’re getting a story which focuses on her and what she does while Superman is doing whatever it is he is doing these days.
Okay, that said, I’ll stumble off my soap box and let’s talk about the story. First of all, I loved this issue. This was a day (or two ) of Lois Lane’s life as seen through her eyes and is why I wish DC would give us a digital first Lois Lane title if they don’t think a print monthly can be sustained.
Spoilers below so be warned!