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Lois Lane getting her own YA novel by author Gwenda Bond

lois-lane-falloutLois Lane will star next year in her own young-adult prose novel written by Gwenda Bond, author of The Woken Gods and the upcoming Girl on a Wire.

Teased Monday by Bond, and immediately deduced by DC Women Kicking Ass and others, Fallout follows a high school-age Lois new to Metropolis, where she’s determined to figure out how a group called the Warheads is using an immersive video game to mess with the mind of another girl.

“Having a really hard time articulating more than ‘YES THIS IS HAPPENING, NOW YOU ALL KNOW’ at the moment,” Bond tweeted on Monday. “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.)” She followed that this morning with photographic evidence of her excitement.

Published by Switch Press, Capstone’s imprint for young-adult readers, the 304-page Fallout is listed on Amazon.com for January release. However, Bond indicates its will be published in May.

Some may recall that cartoonist Dean Trippe revealed in 2011 that he pitched a series of Lois Lane: Girl Reporter illustrated novels to DC Comics, but it didn’t “look like the current leadership of DC is remotely interested in this kinda thing.”

“Glad SOMEBODY finally got a publisher to realize Lois Lane is the most under-utilized character in the DCU,” Trippe wrote this morning.

Here’s the Switch Press description for Fallout: “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 …”

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Looks like it’s actually Bond, not Bonds

Take all of my money.

Very excited for this! Lois Lane is my favourite Superman character. I hope this is the first in a series of YA DC novels. I’d love to read about a teen Selina Kyle next.

Who wants to bet that SmallvilleGuy is Clark Kent?

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