Lois Lane Behind Enemy Lines in Her Flashpoint Mini-Series

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There's no question about it; Flashpoint's offshoot titles are doing exceedingly well. Not only are they selling better than many retailers anticipated, but they have actually been quite good. Many of the new interpretations of familiar characters have been completely altered- which is what's making these stories so exciting. Earlier today, DC revealed their preview to Flashpoint: Lois Lane and the Resistance, giving CBR the preview. What will happen to Lois Lane when she's caught in the midst of a war between the Atlanteans and the Amazons? And why the decision to give Lois the spotlight in her own three issue mini series?

“Lois is a great character – one of the rare iconic characters in comics who have no powers. This series makes her the eyes on the ground in the middle of war between SUPER superpowers,” writer Dan Abnett told us. “Should a reporter cross the line and get involved the story? And if they do, can they make a real difference when the other players are demi-god superheroes?”

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It's often the job of the reporter to cross between the lines and put themselves in danger in order to bring the full, real story to the people- so it's pretty cool to see Lois do this in her very own Flashpoint mini series. It's also great to finally see Lois Lane receive recognition and be given her own book where she can independently flex her muscles without being a prop for Superman- which is usually what ends up happening.

With the official solicits for the #1 issues of Action Comics and Superman due to hit stores this fall as part of DC's revamp, there has been no mention of Lois Lane. Many readers have been speculating about Lois Lane's future, whether she and Superman will be together and whether or not she will have a place in the revamped DCU at all. Between her absence from the recent Superman story arc, 'Grounded' and the rumors of DC's plans to split Lois Lane and Superman, what does Lois' future hold? DC Co-Publisher Dan Didio recently stated in an interview with NBC that the relationship between Lois and Clark is being "reexamined."

“Let’s just say it's being reexamined,” says Didio, “because it's something that I think is something that is so valuable to the character's story that you really want to explore all facets of it. Not just as it exists currently.”

While this in no way explains what the future holds for Lois Lane, it's safe to say that based on what Dan Didio has to say, things will likely not stay the same for the heralded reporter. Even though we don't know what will happen to Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Lois Lane, the most well respected journalist in all of the DC Universe, at least it's nice to enjoy her in her very own Flashpoint mini-series; something I think a lot of fans can appreciate. What do you think of the preview to Flashpoint: Lois Lane and the Resistance? Are you looking forward to the revamp of the DCU, and if so, what do you want to see happen to Superman and Lois Lane?

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#1 Posted by TDK_1997 (14474 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like the DC revamp and I want Sups andLois together
#2 Edited by Adnan (1037 posts) - - Show Bio

This could be a Lois Lane reworking to differentiate the character enough - since she is among the properties won by the Siegel estate in that lawsuit involving Superman/Action Comics #1 (or so I'm told)

#3 Posted by maxicere (936 posts) - - Show Bio
@TDK_1997 said:
I don't like the DC revamp and I want Sups andLois together
AMEN !!!!!
#4 Posted by Bestostero (5618 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah, Lois should be with Superman, not Wonder Woman...

#5 Posted by dorsk188 (235 posts) - - Show Bio

Brand New Day for a few years, then they'll be back together.  DC wants a few years of Superman nailing Wonder Woman and anyone else they can put on a comic cover.  After years of "reexamining" they'll do another marriage issue and sell the crap out of it, then they'll retread all the old stories from 20 years ago, and another reboot and rinse and repeat... 
 
I think I'm officially giving up on comic books as a worthwhile medium.  From now on, it's just a playground for big corporations to try out story ideas and characters for translation into film and television where they can make real money.

#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32884 posts) - - Show Bio

the revamp is cool and I'm loving flashpoint

#7 Edited by Adnan (1037 posts) - - Show Bio
@dorsk188 said:

From now on, it's just a playground for big corporations to try out story ideas and characters for translation into film and television where they can make real money.

Say it out loud now:
 There are other Comic Book companies aside from DC and Marvel
#8 Posted by They Killed Cap! (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they should let her die...
#9 Posted by Mutant God (3020 posts) - - Show Bio

what about Jimmy
#10 Posted by labarith (670 posts) - - Show Bio

DC is really, really, REALLY shooting itself with it's continuity BS. 
 
Like it or not, I think Marvel gets it right - keep the old stuff (although "reinterpretation" and "retconning" is open for much of it), and have alternate universes where you can tell stories and reset the clock.  Ultimate Comics began as a "reset" and has turned into "tell whatever stories you like" - and while I might find half of it to be pretentious BS, I thoroughly enjoy some of their series.  Not sure I like the "Marvel Super Heroes" (lack of) continuity, but I sure as hell like it better than a reboot of the main universe, or even a "partial reboot". 
 
DC fans could be enjoying their own "Age of Apocalypse", but instead they're worried about their own "One More Day",  
 
And Didn't DC *JUST* do their own Ultimate Universe with Earth One?  It even had the "pointless shock changes" found in early Ultimate Spiderman (HulkGoblin/etc.) - where writers want to show what they can do, rather than just retell a classic story (which I actually find preferable). 

#11 Posted by FortressoftheMoon (678 posts) - - Show Bio
They Killed Cap said: 

 

think they should let her die...  
 

THIS
#12 Posted by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio
@TDK_1997 said:
I don't like the DC revamp and I want Sups andLois together
Then get back issues and read 60+ years of it. Its time for a change.
#13 Posted by TDK_1997 (14474 posts) - - Show Bio
@doordoor123 said:
@TDK_1997 said:
I don't like the DC revamp and I want Sups andLois together
Then get back issues and read 60+ years of it. Its time for a change.

I will read some of the new series but how can Detective Comics and Action Comics start from issue one
#14 Posted by fitchy101 (205 posts) - - Show Bio
@doordoor123 said:
@TDK_1997 said:
I don't like the DC revamp and I want Sups andLois together
Then get back issues and read 60+ years of it. Its time for a change.
Seconded.
#15 Posted by Green ankh (998 posts) - - Show Bio
@fitchy101 said:
@doordoor123 said:
@TDK_1997 said:
I don't like the DC revamp and I want Sups andLois together
Then get back issues and read 60+ years of it. Its time for a change.
Seconded.

it will all go back once Action is getting close to the 1000th issue number.
#16 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Posted by StarKiller809 (1237 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman and Lois should be together. I've always though Lois was a strong character.

#18 Edited by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Lois should have her own book. She's one of DC's best-known characters.

#19 Posted by Golden Cod (412 posts) - - Show Bio

The fact that Dan Abnett is writing this has me excited.   I loved his Gaunt's Ghosts books and his writings for Marvel's cosmic heroes.
 
 I just wish they'd gone with a less fugly title font.

#20 Posted by Burnstar1230 (209 posts) - - Show Bio

I just can't find Lois to be an interesting character on her own. I'll still check out her flashpoint to see if it'll hold any interest to me, but the way I see it, they'll just name her lois, but they'll make her much more experienced in handling herself and not the woman that can ground Superman.

#21 Posted by Mbecks14 (2068 posts) - - Show Bio

I can get over having Superman and Lois not MARRIED. But he can't be involved with wonder woman. Lois is always the primary love interest.

#22 Posted by dorsk188 (235 posts) - - Show Bio
@Adnan said:
@dorsk188 said:

From now on, it's just a playground for big corporations to try out story ideas and characters for translation into film and television where they can make real money.

Say it out loud now:
 There are other Comic Book companies aside from DC and Marvel
I only meant Marvel and DC.  It was an inexcusable omission on my part.  While other companies are not immune to what I said, they are by no means as guilty.  Apologies.  :)
#23 Posted by Mercy_ (92632 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm so incredibly excited for this.

@fodigg said:

I think Lois should have her own book. She's one of DC's best-known characters.

Agreed!

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#24 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly don't care what they do to change her after this...but I just would almost have to insist that she stay with Clark.  Otherwise, its just not cool what will become of her...

#25 Posted by Adnan (1037 posts) - - Show Bio
@dorsk188: No worries. Sorry if my comment came off as a little brash.
 
@Mbecks14 said:
I can get over having Superman and Lois not MARRIED. But he can't be involved with wonder woman. Lois is always the primary love interest.
Agreed.
#26 Posted by jubilee042 (1353 posts) - - Show Bio

nice

#27 Posted by NightFang (9904 posts) - - Show Bio
#28 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (8901 posts) - - Show Bio

I am going to pick this up 

#29 Posted by dorsk188 (235 posts) - - Show Bio
@Adnan said:
@dorsk188: Sorry if my comment came off as a little brash.
Not at all.
#30 Posted by labarith (670 posts) - - Show Bio

If you don't like Lois + Supes flash-divorce, send an angry letter. 
 
If their stories are bad, stop buying the comics. 
 
You no longer have any obligation to the universe, since it was quasi-rebooted.  At least when IDW quasi-reboots Transformers it's just a "time skip" and when they ignore stuff from the past, it's a "continuity error". 
  
DC's making a play at a ONE MORE DAY across the board, and Mephisto deal or not I don't think fans should settle for it. 
 
As for OMD, as far as I can tell Peter and MJ may or may not have been living together for all of their otherwise married life. 
 
 For after-Flashpoint, about all we know is that Batman Inc is the same, and Nightwing decided to quit being Batman... which means he was Batman. 
  
We don't even know that Superman is kyrpotonian.  And while I suspect he is, chances are he's not going to be the character you've been following.  He's going to be the Nate Grey to your Cable, and Cable was OMFGwin, while Nate Gray is OMGWTFAYGOOMH (Oh my gosh who the frell are you get out of my house) boring. 
 
Then again you DC fans have probably sat through this 2-3 times already.  And about all you got out of the deal was that Mr. freeze's origin was retconned to the one from BTAS.  Which, to be fair, is a pretty sweet origin.  Because there is no Crisis on Infinite Flashpoints for the DCAU. 
 
Rant over.

#31 Posted by BlackRoseTessa (59 posts) - - Show Bio

i think it depends on teh wrighter often she does come a cross a bit boreing , but she is a strong characters . will be getting this
#32 Posted by davidgrantlloyd (336 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always believed Superman would be a more interesting character without a relationship with Lois. It looks like Lois would potentially be a more interesting character without a relationship with Superman. Cool.
 
The DC revamp is definitely a good thing, and breaking up Superman and Lois Lane is their first step in the right direction. I've no doubt great things will follow.

#33 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio
@Adnan said:
@dorsk188 said:

From now on, it's just a playground for big corporations to try out story ideas and characters for translation into film and television where they can make real money.

Say it out loud now:
 There are other Comic Book companies aside from DC and Marvel
#34 Posted by Eyz (3095 posts) - - Show Bio
@fodigg said:
I think Lois should have her own book. She's one of DC's best-known characters.
I vote for that!
#35 Posted by Digifiend (580 posts) - - Show Bio
#36 Posted by fitchy101 (205 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mutant God said:
what about Jimmy
You find out about that in the first couple of pages....
#37 Posted by Donara (614 posts) - - Show Bio

I wanted to see something like that for ages, lois without Superman as a strong and independent woman. I would have been happy to see this before. But now that I know that Dan Abnett (one of my most fav authors of all times) writes this I'm not happy... I'm super excited.

#38 Posted by RazzaTazz (9490 posts) - - Show Bio

I would probably buy a Lois Lane book, especially if it was in the same vein as Flashpoint, where she is something more than a reporter. 
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#39 Posted by Kairan1979 (16712 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm glad to see Lois Lane as she deserves - as a strong and independent woman (the closest to it we saw lately was Lois-android made by Lex).

#40 Posted by Kairan1979 (16712 posts) - - Show Bio

Question after reading all the Flashpoint tie-ins - how did Lois die? Was she shot down by Amazons or killed by Neil Sinclair?

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