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Teenage Lois Lane Will Star in New Young-Adult Book Series



It will never not be funny to me that DC is better at marketing alternate-reality versions of its characters than their actual, true-to-comic versions.

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.)

Ah, so THAT’s how we tie in Superman-before-Superman.

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.

BOGUS, dude! But it is actually about ethics in videogames…

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.

She’s in high school AND she has a job as a reporter? Hell yeah that would be a bit much! Unless we’re just talking school newspaper, in which case “reporter” is overstating things a bit.

Thank goodness for her maybe-more-than-a friend, a guy she knows only by his screen name, Smallville Guy…

Wait. WHAT?

Is Superboy really going to be a ton of help over IMs? Like, if you want a hero to be your ally based solely on what he can tell you online, wouldn’t “Gotham Guy” be more helpful? Or is he off in the far east already?

Lois Lane: Fallout comes out May 1st.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist