Solicitations for February revealed that DC would have one-shots starring two prominent female characters, Lois Lane and the Joker’s Daughter. Both written by Marguerite Bennett, the stories were meant to give readers the opportunity to delve into the worlds of these two popular characters outside of the influence of their heroic counterparts. However, according to a recent interview conducted with Newsarama, the Lois Lane one-shot might be more than just a one-shot.
“If there is fan enthusiasm for the concept, and if the sales turnout is strong, Dan DiDio has told fans that a Lois series would be there for them,” Bennett said. “It’s entirely within the hands of the readers, though.”
This statement from Bennett reinforces the words of DC Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, who at October’s New York Comic-Con, hinted at big plans for Lois Lane in 2014.
“We love Lois. It’s her 75th Anniversary, too,” DiDio said. “We have big plans for Lois Lane in 2014, and who knows, her name can look just as good on the title of a comic as Superman’s, can’t it?”
If what Bennett says is true, then it truly is up to readers to bring a Lois Lane series to the market. If readers show interest in Bennett’s one-shot, which she described as a “sci-fi noir” story where Lois “is no one’s supporting cast member”, then it seems extremely likely that DiDio would put a series in the works.
Bennett certainly seems committed to the character and wants to deliver a story that will please fans while doing justice to Lois Lane.
“This is the queen without a crown, the first lady of the DCU,” Bennett said. “Her resolve is legendary, but that same resolve has its consequence. Even in her youth, Lois was called upon to be the example, the good soldier, the mother to her younger sister, the lieutenant to her father. Her complexity is phenomenal, but it has a price as much as a reward.”
“For my part, I hope they love her as much as I do, because I would be overjoyed for fans to see what she can do,” the author said.
The Superman: Lois Lane #1 one-shot will hit comic shelves on Wednesday, February 26 at a cover price of $4.99.