A couple weeks ago on Twitter, unofficial talk began about Lois Lane deserving her own series. Even creators such as Sterling Gates, Gail Simone, Greg Rucka and Phil Jimenez all expressed their love for the character. Lois made her debut back in 1938 in Action Comics #1 with Superman and deserves her own series. She's had a series before before with Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane which lasted over one hundred issues, as well as some other series.
It makes perfect sense for Lois to get her own title. She is the number one person in Superman's life. She managed to get her own series back in 1958. Female characters have proven that they can carry a title on their own. And if Lex Luthor can take over Action Comics, Lois deserves her own adventures as well.
There may be those asking how Lois could possibly carry her own series. Let's face it, Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane was a little on the silly side and got a bit stereotypical at times. Lois is a different character these days. The premise for a solo series would be easy.
A new Lois Lane series wouldn't be about Lois sitting around waiting for Superman to return from his adventures. Lois is a tough character. She grew up as the daughter of General Sam Lane. She has been placed in danger time and time again. She won't stand down when faced against the odds. As an investigative reporter, she could easily go on assignments around the world.
We have so many superhero comics and a Lois Lane comic could bring something different. Let's see Lois go after the big stories that other reporters are afraid to cover. There is so much corruption hidden in the bowels of the DC Universe that Lois would have no problem keeping busy. We could see Lois trying to go behind the scenes and uncover the secrets of the DC Universe and have the occasional cameo appearance by Superman and other random characters. Since she's supposed to be such a great and prize-winning journalist, let's see her prove that. The recent Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen specials by James Robinson were great because they showed Jimmy trying to uncover a huge secret which nearly cost him his life. Comic books don't have to focus on superheroes all the time.
DC has gotten wind of the Lois Lane series talk. Let's hope they decide to take a chance and do something about it. They could easily put out a one shot or miniseries to see how it does in sales. With the right creative team, a Lois Lane comic would be a great comic and could give us something different.
Would you be interested in a Lois Lane comic? Do you think she has what it takes to hold her own series?