No other superhero in the world has had the impact of Superman. He has appeared in not only comics, but numerous animated series, live action films, books, video games, toys and pretty much anything else you could name. This year marked the 75th anniversary of the Man of Steel and DC has been pulling out all the stops. With not only the release of the mega hit Man of Steel, but also they have had a nationwide tour of the various suits used in the live action adaptations. But every hero needs his muse and none have become just as popular as their superhuman counterpart like Lois Lane. Now they are releasing the essential Lois Lane collection with the latest graphic novel Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years.
Much like the Superman Edition, this collection brings together some of the most important issues in the history of Lois Lane and plays more like a history book taking the reader on a journey through the past 75 years of the love of Superman’s life. Randomly throughout the book it features chapter lead ins dealing with that particular time and change of the character followed by issues that were important for that particular generation and evolution of where it has come to today. It does a great job of taking the reader along in more of a documentary instead of just a straight comic. Giving you all the information you need or could have wondered to bring you up to speed on every important event or issue that has helped to shape Lois Lane to the strong female character that she has become these last 75 years. Included in this collection are stories from ACTION COMICS #1-2, 6, 484, 600 and 662, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #631, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN #2-3, MAN OF STEEL #2, SHOWCASE #9, SUPERMAN #29, 33-34, 58 and 168, SUPERMAN 80-PAGE GIANT 2011 #1, SUPERMAN: LOIS LANE #1, SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE #5, 16, 23, 42 and 106, and WONDER WOMAN #170 making this the perfect companion piece to the Superman: A Celebration of 75 Years collection.
After 75 Years you would think a character like Lois Lane might not have as much room to grow, but with the times and change she jumped right along for the ride. As long as there is Superman there will be Lois Lane and she will continue to impact not just the Man of Steel’s universe, but that of the DC Universe itself.
Be sure to grab your copy of Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years in stores now.
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