SUPERMAN Character Lois Lane To Be The Subject Of New YA Novel

Obviously Miss Lane needs no introduction to comic book fans, but the Daily Planet's Pulitzer Prize winning reporter will now be making the transition to the world of the young adult novel in Lois Lane: Fallout. Click on for details.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 8/26/2014
Switch Press and DC Entertainment are teaming up to publish a new YA novel starring DC's most famous reporter, Lois Lane. THR report that the book will recast Lane as a "teen lead — described by the publisher as an “army brat” — moving to Metropolis for the first time with her family." Apparently the story won't be a completely Supes free zone however, as a “maybe-more-than-a-friend” with the screen name “SmallvilleGuy" is also mentioned -- so safely assuming that won't be Whitney Fordham, we can expect an appearance by young Clark Kent too. Lois Lane: Fallout will be written by Gwenda Bond, and will hit shelves sometime in 2015. Here's a look at the cover:

Source: THR
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MrBlackjack - 8/26/2014, 5:23 PM
No...

MrBlackjack - 8/26/2014, 5:23 PM
No!
MrBlackjack - 8/26/2014, 5:23 PM
NOOO!
MrBlackjack - 8/26/2014, 5:23 PM
BatManHeisenberg - 8/26/2014, 5:23 PM
Ehhhh
blackandyellow - 8/26/2014, 5:24 PM
This will get some panties in a bunch.
TheBuoyWonder - 8/26/2014, 5:26 PM
...this is tumblr's doing.
I CAN SMELL IT!
MrBlackjack - 8/26/2014, 5:27 PM
BatManHeisenberg - 8/26/2014, 5:29 PM
Sounds.... boring.
yonny616 - 8/26/2014, 5:29 PM
As long as it's good I'm all for it.
BatManHeisenberg - 8/26/2014, 5:29 PM
Lois Lane Twilight confirmed.
RorMachine - 8/26/2014, 5:30 PM
WTF is wrong with you lot? Will you be forced to buy it or something? I don't think you're the target market -- and if this does prompt some teenagers to pick up a comic after reading, that's a good thing surely.
TheBuoyWonder - 8/26/2014, 5:31 PM
Sorry sir.
Won't happen again sir.
DrDoom - 8/26/2014, 5:32 PM
The 'target' market shouldn't exist because shit things shouldn't exist. Young adult novels are shit things.
MrBlackjack - 8/26/2014, 5:32 PM
Things to do Today:
-Wake Up
-Watch Donnie Brasco
-Contemplate intelligence
-Mow lawn
-Spy on Gal Gadot
-Read tumblr posts
-Lash self for being male and white because a tumblr post told me to do so
-Get worked up over nothing
-Mess with people online
MrBlackjack - 8/26/2014, 5:33 PM
It's in our nature Ror.
RorMachine - 8/26/2014, 5:34 PM
Oh, I see..ok, carry on then.
antoineflemming - 8/26/2014, 5:34 PM
Just no.
DrunkenNukem - 8/26/2014, 5:36 PM
oh well.....
TheDirtyMexican - 8/26/2014, 5:37 PM
The fault in our Superman by John Green
DrKinsolving - 8/26/2014, 5:37 PM

TheBuoyWonder - 8/26/2014, 5:38 PM
You'd best complete that to do list blackjack.
staypuffed - 8/26/2014, 5:39 PM
Concept's not exactly amazing, but it's not a terrible idea.
BatManHeisenberg - 8/26/2014, 5:39 PM
@RorMachine

Don't worry, CBM is notorious for being bitchy and sometimes idiotic. Can't change the unchangeable.
blackandyellow - 8/26/2014, 5:39 PM
Kids shouldn't waste time reading, anyway. There's a world full of illicit drugs out there to expand their horizons.
marvel72 - 8/26/2014, 5:39 PM
oh well,its not aimed at me so i won't be buying it.

maybe it'll be adapted as part of the dc cinematic universe,there are 9 slots to fill.
TheDirtyMexican - 8/26/2014, 5:42 PM
Directed by Josh Boone.
ALegendaryPanda - 8/26/2014, 5:42 PM
I laughed out loud reading that description, but I'm sure there's some people out there who'll enjoy it so whatever, go for it. Lol
JamesMan - 8/26/2014, 5:43 PM
Blackjack right now

MrCBM56 - 8/26/2014, 5:44 PM
@b&y gets it. If you guys want the hookup, inbox me :D Free shipping
MrBlackjack - 8/26/2014, 5:44 PM
Don't worry Buoy, I will.
MrBlackjack - 8/26/2014, 5:45 PM
@JamesMan

LMAO, that's exactly what I was thinking of when I typed that part out!
TheDirtyMexican - 8/26/2014, 5:45 PM
Blackjack's white privilege triggers me.
McGee - 8/26/2014, 5:46 PM
*reads first four comments*

MrBlackjack is an artist.
DrDoom - 8/26/2014, 5:48 PM
It's funny because I'm all for the adaptation of comic book properties into prose form. Hell, it's what I do myself.

But fiction specifically packaged to cater towards teenagers is almost universally awful, especially teenage girls, which tends to be the vast majority of the 'Young Adult' category. I had to force myself through a bunch of YA novels just so I could feel like I had the perspective to dismiss them for the trash they are. Hunger Games? Mortal Instruments? Divergent? Twilight? It's all the same repackaged bullshit over and over. Teenage girls are amongst the worst possible protagonist characters in fiction, alongside mobsters and (ironically enough) writers.

A novel about Lois Lane as an adult pursuing a career in journalism that actually is about something, like showing the realistic dilemmas of a working woman in the 21st century metropolitan landscape? I would eat that up.

A novel about a teenage Lois Lane who will be chatting online and pining for a teenage Superman? Absolutely not.
TheDirtyMexican - 8/26/2014, 5:52 PM
Blackjack's to-do list is also my list of triggers.
RorMachine - 8/26/2014, 5:56 PM
The only YA novels I've read are the Hunger Games books cos I liked the movies, and couldn't disagree more DrDoom -- I was actually very surprised at how adult orientated and even subversive they were at times.
BatManHeisenberg - 8/26/2014, 5:58 PM
@DrDoom

I totally agree, except about THG. It was very well thought out, I thought.
DrunkenNukem - 8/26/2014, 6:03 PM
DrDoom - 8/26/2014, 6:04 PM
I know thinking Hunger Games in particular is trash is not a popular opinion, but I can't get past the absolute ridiculousness of the premise and the contradictions in its world building. I get that it resonates with some people, but its attempts to be a sharp political satire falls short when it becomes painfully obvious that this world could not exist following its own rules for very long.

A political system built around the ritualistic sacrificing and glamorization of gladitorial violence perpetuated by youth would collapse within years, not decades, and the logistics of a lot of its systems fall apart under scrutiny.

On top of that, any semblance of character development and plot consistency the first two books might have had is completely undone by the third. Either way, even if you do like Hunger Games, it doesn't change that the average YA novel is poorly written mass market fodder designed to appeal to a demographic that is the least likely to put any thought into what they read.
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