She’s been a staff reporter for the Daily Planet for nearly 85 years…it’s time for her to get a promotion!
Lois Lane is one of the most iconic characters in comics, and she has arguably the most iconic job of any non-superhero character in comics, but now she apparently has a new job.
Slipped in uncredited by DC (those bad dogs) in the preview pages of February 22’s Superman #1 by Joshua Williamson and Jamal Campbell is the above photo of Lois Lane in the offices of the Daily Planet with the writing on her door showing her new title of the news organization’s editor-in-chief . That job has also been iconically held by Perry White for most of the past 82 years (Perry was introduced in comics in 1940 after debuting earlier that year in The Adventures of Superman radio series).
However, Perry suffered from stroke-like symptoms and was hospitalized due to Lex Luthor’s sinister plan to make the world forget Superman and Clark Kent are the same person in December’s Action Comics #1050 (check out the full explanation) and it looks to Lois having taken over her position.
January 24’s Action Comics #1051 suggested that Perry was on the mend with work in mind and Lois was taking on some of his duties while he remained in the field as a reporter, but the Superman #1 page seems to suggest that the promotion is official and expected to last long enough to change the office door signage.
Perry will likely return to the Daily Planet one day, but for now, as one of the oldest and most recognizable comic book characters in the world changes jobs, it’s worth taking note.
The new era of Superman, which began in Action Comics #1050 and continues in February’s Superman, features several notable status quo changes for Lois and Clark, including the restoration of Superman’s secret identity (Lex’s plan worked!) and their adoption of super powerful twins. -teenagers from Warworld.
A new promotion, two new kids, a big new/old super secret to keep… Lois Lane sure has her hands full these days, but if there’s one comic book character equipped to handle it all, it’s her .
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