Young Lois Lane Investigates A Teacher In This Prequel To Her YA Novel

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Lois Lane heads from the pages of DC Comics to her very own Young Adult novel this May, but you can read a teaser of what's to come with this new short story from Gwenda Bond detailing the young Lois' first day at a new school — and she's already getting herself primed for a future career at the Daily Planet.


A Real Work Of Art, set in Bond's re-imagining of Lois as a young teen 'army brat' starting at a yet another new school, sees Lois enrol in an art class, only to find herself embroiled in a case involving a mysterious teacher. It's a pretty fun little short story — even though it's a younger Lois, the same gung-ho reporter that we're familiar with is still clearly in there — and it's nice to see DC foraying into the world of YA fiction with a female protagonist like Lois.

You can read the short story over at Capstone Young Readers. Here's a description of the full novel, Fallout, which will be available from May 1:

Lois Lane is starting a new life in Metropolis. An Army brat, Lois has lived all over—and seen all kinds of things. (Some of them defy explanation, like the near-disaster she witnessed in Kansas in the middle of one night.) But now her family is putting down roots in the big city, and Lois is determined to fit in. Stay quiet. Fly straight. As soon as she steps into her new high school, though, she can see it won't be that easy. A group known as the Warheads is making life miserable for another girl at school. They're messing with her mind, somehow, via the high-tech immersive videogame they all play. Not cool. Armed with her wit and her new snazzy job as a reporter, Lois has her sights set on solving this mystery. But sometimes it's all a bit much. Thank goodness for her maybe-more-than-a friend, a guy she knows only by his screenname, SmallvilleGuy...

Aside from the probably-very-obviously-Clark-Kent-because-ugh that is Lois' online pen-pal 'Smallville Guy', it sounds pretty good!

[via Straightened Circumstances]



Hoping for a plot twist where "Smallville Guy" turns out to be a young Lex Luthor.

But yeah, this seems awesome. Lois is a better-known character than 90% of DC's heroes, and they need to start doing more with her.