Not many care about Lois Lane when there’s the Supermanish Clark Kane flying around. But that’s about to change.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the Superman comic character Lois Lane will soon have her own full-length young adult novel. Entitled Lois Lane: Fallout, the book is the first to tell the story of Lane, an investigative reporter who grew up as an army brat.
Switch Press in association with DC Entertainment will publish the YA novel, which will tell the story of the teenage version of Lane, as enters her new high school in Metropolis, where trouble is on the way. That’s also where she befriends someone with the screen name “SmallvilleGuy.” You can imagine what happens next.
No word on when the book will be released.
Alas, Batman returns! And no, I’m not talking about the movie from 1992.
According to the Associated Press, DC Entertainment is planning to bring back a weekly Batman comic book in honor of the superhero’s 75th anniversary. Due next spring, DC’s creative team says the comics will “take Batman into 2015.”
In addition to the new weekly comics, DC also plans to release a “retelling” of “Detective Comics” No. 27, the first comic book in which Bruce Wayne appears. The original was released in 1939. But DC is hoping to modernize it, as Brad Meltzer explains.
The issue, out Jan. 8, will also lay the framework for new creative team Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato, who take over the book in the spring.”We want to bring him closer to his roots and be more of a street-level type of hero,” [Manapul said about their plans. “His super heroics will still be present, but the investigative part of Batman will be at the forefront.”
Thoughts on the new Batman comics?
Stories are told through and translated into different media all the time. Books become movies. Television series become books. Movies are turned into TV shows. Now, Amazon will be making money off of books being turned into graphic novels and comics.
According to the L.A. Times, Amazon is launching a new comics imprint under its publishing umbrella. Called Jet City Comics, the imprint will publish graphic novels by George R. R. Maritn (Game of Thrones), Neal Stephenson (Foreworld), and Hugh Howey (Wool). According to its press release, Jet City Comics will publish already-published novels in a graphic novel format. That makes sense, particularly for the Foreworld series, which was originally published by another Amazon imprint, 47North.
Jet City Comics will now be the tenth imprint under the Amazon umbrella.
What do you guys think of the whole idea of turning novels into graphic novels?