Lois Lane to get the ‘Novel’ treatment

Everyone’s favorite sassy reporter from the Daily Planet will be getting her own young-adult prose novel from author Gwenda Bond, who’s previous works include The Woken Gods and the upcoming Girl on a Wire

The novel, entitled “Fallout,” will be published by Switch Press and the current description from the publisher says a lot about where they are going with this take on the Lois Lane backstory:

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 …

For her part, Bond is exuding all the excitement you’d expect from an author standing on the precipice of publishing yet another book. “Having a really hard time articulating more than ‘YES THIS IS HAPPENING, NOW YOU ALL KNOW’ at the moment,” Bond said on Twitter. “But I love Lois & I love you guys. Because Lois is … LOIS. And I want to do the character justice. I hope that I did and that you guys think so too. (And also FUN.)”

“Fallout” is currently scheduled for a January 2015 release.

Written by | Omar Hussain

Omar Hussain serves as the Co-Publisher and Managing Editor of the Heroic Universe.