Perfect Pitch: Lois Lane, Girl Reporter

Posted by jacksonvillewriter (44 posts) - - Show Bio

For every comic project that gets the green light, there's a hundred more that never make past the idea stage. Sadly, a lot of awesome projects are passed up and we never hear about them again no matter how much creativity or passion go into them.

Artist/Writer/UberTalentedGuy, Dean Trippe wrote about one such project that DC passed on entitled Lois Lane, Girl Reporter.

Trippe explains the premise of his project:

Lois Lane, Girl Reporter follows the adventures of young Lois Lane. At eleven years old, Lois has discovered her calling: investigative journalism. She sets out to right wrongs and help out her friends. This series explores Lois’s character, reveals her surprising early influence on the future Man of Steel, and introduces fun new elements into this enduring character’s back story.

While Lois Lane is one of the most recognizable female characters in the DC Universe (Second ONLY to Batgirl, sorry Diana!) and the archetype for women reporters in comics (Don't think I haven't figured you out April O'Neil!), she is used primarily as a plot device for Supes. Most writers exploit her as the invulnerable man's only weakness, when in actuality she's a bad ass who can hold her own against Superman's rogues gallery. If I could write Action Comics, I would make Lois Lane the main protagonist for the first arc just because she's so under utilized compared to her potential. People think of Lois as the Michelle to Barack, DC's first lady, Superman's girlfriend, the end. I know better then that. Lois calls the shots in Metropolis.

For those reasons, the idea of Lois Lane, Girl Reporter SINGS to me. This was DC's opportunity to showcase a character that's been around for 80's years outside of the shadow of her boyfriend and do it in a way that would appeal to young girls who want to read comics.

More of Lois Lane, Girl Reporter can be seen here on Dean Trippe's Tumblr.

#1 Posted by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

That would have been a great idea! Nice blog. :)

#2 Posted by arnoldoaad (1007 posts) - - Show Bio

I hear of this

It would had been a great idea

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