I know everyone can guess at least one female character I’m going to discuss this week. And I promise, we’ll get to that. But for now, excuse me while I take a short break to do the Dance of Joy.
Still here? Good. I guess I should probably explain that, huh?
I have to confess that Superman isn’t exactly my favorite character. It’s Lois Lane.
I had ambitions of being a reporter once. (Okay, so maybe I still think about it sometimes.) It was my thing in college. I learned about journalism terms like writing leads (and burying them), the inverted pyramid, and the importance of sources. Sometimes I even slip into reporter mode when I’m writing this blog.
Every so often, we hear about reporters “protecting their sources.” It seems to me the ultimate protection of a source–and no, I don’t care that it’s only a comic book–is Lois Lane’s knowledge that Clark Kent is Superman. Talk about sitting on the story of a century!
But hey, I could go on forever about the character development of Lois Lane. The one piece of information that has bugged me over the last couple of months though, is when Paul Cornell announced that Lois would be featured in his Action Comics run as Lex Luthor’s girlfriend.