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'Lois Lane 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. Lane 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 Kent's efforts to conceal his costumed exploits).

In 1950, Lane 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, Kent began acting more aggressive and extroverted. Kent and Lane began to date each other, and were soon married though Lane never gave up on her suspicions that Kent was Superman. It was on their honeymoon that Lois (now Lois Lane-Kent) tested her theory by trying to cut Kent's hair as he slept. When the shears were completely broken upon her attempt to cut his hair she confirmed that Kent was indeed Superman. Torn between her own desires for Kent and the world's need for Superman, she sought out the Wizard and had him reverse the spell, which completely restored Kent's memory and he resumed his identity as Superman. Undaunted, Kent professed his own commitment to her and they renewed their vows in a Kryptonian ceremony and remained married.

When Kent succeeded Taylor as Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Star, Lane-Kent 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 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 Lane-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 Superman's most powerful efforts, Lois Lane-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



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Equipment

  • Black Lantern Ring: 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
  • Jerry Siegel based a large portion of Lois Lane's personality on an earlier character named Sally Norris. [4]
  • 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.[5]

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Footnotes

  1. Infinite Crisis Secret Files and Origins #1
  2. Infinite Crisis Secret Files and Origins #1
  3. America vs. the Justice Society (1985)
  4. Classic Comics Books
  5. Myths for the Modern Age; Win Scott Eckert, MonkeyBrain Books, 2005


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