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Information-silkReal NameLois Lane
Information-silkCurrent AliasLois Lane-Kent
Information-silkAliasesMiss Henkel, Miss Andrews, Mrs. Moffat, Priscilla Rhodes, The Tiger Woman
Information-silkRelativesLane Family: Clark Kent (husband); Lucille Lane Tompkins (sister); George Tompkins (brother-in-law); Susie Tompkins (niece)
Information-silkAffiliationStaff member of the Daily Star; Honorary associate member of the Justice Society of America [1]; Former member of the Black Lantern Corps
Information-silkBase Of OperationsMetropolis
Information-silkIdentityPublic Identity
Information-silkMarital StatusMarried
Information-silkOccupationReporter for Daily Star
Information-silkCreatorsJerry Siegel, Joe Shuster
First AppearanceAppearance of Death

As an adult, Lois was an aggressive, career-minded reporter for the Daily Star who, after Clark Kent joined the paper and Superman debuted around the same time, found herself attracted to Superman, but displeased with her new journalistic competition in the form of Kent. However recognizing the powerful reporting success of the two, then Editor in Chief George Taylor began pairing the two together. The duo would later become a trio as Taylor assigned then cub reporter Jimmy Olsen to learn from the two senior investigative reporters. Lois began to suspect that Clark Kent was Superman, and started to make various attempts at uncovering his secret identity, all of which backfired (usually thanks to Clark's efforts to conceal his costumed exploits).

In 1950, Lois became romantically attracted to Clark Kent after he lost his memory of his costumed alter-ego (thanks to a spell that was miscast by the old Justice Society of America enemy the Wizard). Relieved of his heroic identity, Clark began acting more aggressive and extroverted. Clark and Lois began to date each other, and were soon married though Lois never gave up on her suspisions that Clark was Superman. It was on their honeymoon that Lois tested her theory by trying to cut Clark's hair as he slept. When the shears were completely broken upon her attempt to cut his hair she confirmed that Clark was indeed Superman. Torn between her own desires for Clark and the world's need for Superman, she sought out the Wizard and had him reverse the spell which completely restored Clark's memory and he resumed his identity as Superman. Undaunted Clark professed his own commitment to her and they repeated their marriage in Earth-Two Dimension Kryptonian ceremonies and remained married.

When Kent succeeded Taylor as Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Star, Lois became its lead investigative reporter and continued her dangerous investigative reporting though secure knowing that her husband would keep her and her reporter staff safe from any excessive harm. They had many adventures together (many of their adventures of their earliest days as husband and wife were chronicled in the "Mr. and Mrs. Superman" stories) which showed Lois' extended family including her sister and niece and Power Girl who Lane-Kent accepted as her daughter.

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Power Girl rebonding with her foster parents after regaining her Earth-Two memories

During the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Lois Kent chose to accompany her husband who along with Superboy-Prime and Earth-Three's Alexander Luthor, Jr. into a paradise-like dimension as her native Earth and family and friends had all been erased from existence in favor of just one surviving Earth.

During Infinite Crisis, Lois Kent was revealed to have been adversely effected by the events of the post-Crisis DC Universe within their pocket dimension. Lois was shown to be frail, ultimately dying from a mysterious illness. It is because of this that Kal-L was so driven to restoring his world.

Despite the Earth-Two Clark's most powerful efforts, Lois Kent died on an duplicate unpopulated Earth-Two. She was taken from that artificial Earth and buried alongside her husband on New Earth by Kara-L.

Lane-Kent was reanimated as a Black Lantern by Black Hand and sent to murder the Kent family (New Earth Superman, Martha Kent, and Superboy) in Smallville. Lane-Kent first attacked the Kent household and later desecrated Jonathan Kent's grave to lure the New Earth Kents, and later stalked Martha Kent until Krypto temporarily cut her off from her ring.

After her husband's defeat, she followed his dead body to New York and joined in the attack to JSA HQ, facing off against Ma Hunkel and Power Girl, seeking the corpse. When Damage's Black Lantern form successfully breached STAR Labs' security, her ring separated from her again to restore Kal-L's Black Lantern, killing her for good. Her ring along with her husband's corpse was destroyed by Mister Terrific's bomb shortly after.

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reunion with Black Lantern Lane-Kent


Occasionally over the course of her adventurous career, Lois would temporarily receive various superpowers but never maintained them, at one time even gaining all of her husband's powers due to an alien plant (as shown in Superman Family #207).

As a Black Lantern, Lane-Kent's body is capable of instantly reforming from extensive damage including losing a major portion of the body and possesses super-human strength.


Lois Lane was a professional writer and was proficient in the fields of investigative journalism.

Strength level

In her prime, Lois Lane possessed the strength level of a woman her age, size and weight who engaged in moderate regular exercise. As she grew older, her strength level diminished with age.


As a Black Lantern, Lane-Kent's body and super-human powers all originate from the power ring on her finger. If it is removed her body will return to its dead state

  • The character of Lois Lane was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
  • The character of Lois Lane first appeared in Action Comics #1, cover dated June 1938. A specific "change over point" has ever been given for her Golden Age appearances. While the bulk of these appearances were assigned to "Earth-Two" the story "Flash of Two Worlds" started to re-introduce the 1940s characters, she did not appear in a new story until Superman Family #187.
  • Lois Kent maintained a criminal record on the island nation of San Monte, and was considered a wanted fugitive as early as 1938.
  • It is this version of Lois Lane who is first to marry her Superman in reality which is now the basis of all the successive incarnations of the character.
  • Lois also had a niece named Susie Tompkins, whose main trait was getting into trouble by telling exaggerated tall tales and fibs to adults. Susie's last appearance was in 1955 until the retcon of the Mr and Mrs Superman stories in the 1970s where Lois' sister and family were returned.
  • Like most of the Earth-Two characters, Lois Kent of Earth-Two was never shown to have directly interacted with her namesakes (Lois Lane of Earth-One or Lois Lane-Kent of New Earth), despite knowing fully about them.
  • Jerry Siegel based a large portion of Lois Lane's personality on an earlier character named Sally Norris. [2]
  • A woman from the 30th Century named Lois 4xr is a possible descendent of the Earth-Two Lois Lane. However, this descendent hails from an alternate future timeline. This is confirmed by the fact that Superman of 1949 met Lois 4xr and there is no mention in the text of Earth-One's Legion of Super-Heroes operating during the same period. [3]
  • Science fiction author Philip José Farmer once posited in his fictional biography Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life that Lois Lane may have been a possible sister to Margo Lane, a major supporting character from the Shadow pulp series of novels. Although such a relationship would have placed Lois (and by extension Superman) into the continuity of Farmer's Wold Newton Universe, no such connection was ever established between the comic counterparts to these characters.[4]


Discover and Discuss


  1. America vs. the Justice Society (1985)
  2. Classic Comics Books
  3. Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane #28
  4. Myths for the Modern Age; Win Scott Eckert, MonkeyBrain Books, 2005

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