Louis Lane is the cousin of Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane.

When Clark Kent was first introduced to Louis, he was surprised, as he had had met a different Louis Lane created by Mister Mxyzptlk shortly before.

  • This version of Louis Lane, including all history and corresponding appearances, was initially erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. However the ending of Convergence retroactively prevented that collapse, saving all the alternate realities, though in an "evolved" form. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.