This morning I learned that DC Comics, are planning both Batman: The Joker’s Daughter and Superman: Lois Lane comics for February. Possibly one shots, themed for Valentine’s Day, I’m sure we’ll discover more this week…
It would certainly make a good replacement book for Catwoman writer Ann Nocenti, after Katana was cancelled (apparently it was always meant to be a twelve issue limited series, but retailers and readers weren’t told this – and even then it was cancelled an issue short…)
Joker’s Daughter was a surprise hit, boosting sales of Catwoman and proving a massive sellout and speculator target for the 3D Villains Month. And yes, I put a copy in the over and then sold it on eBay in a fit of madness.
Lois Lane, since the New 52, has been romantically removed from Superman’s life, and has had her own separate love life, while Superman has none naughty things with Wonder Woman while Batman watched. But Dan DiDio did suggest she’s be getting a comic with her own name in the title in 2014 – after all, it was her 75th anniversary too.
Oh and while we’re asking, what exactly is Royals: Masters Of War? Should find that out today too…
UPDATE: DC Women Kicking Ass have added that it will be a double issue special for Lois Lane, saying;
I’ve also learned that it will have a female writer. I’ve heard a name associated with the book and if it is correct she seems like a great fit. The double issue however, I understand, reflects a renewed thinking about Lois Lane from DC. More on that later.
UPDATE x2: Comic Vine have run the news, in a DC PR-arranged interview, that Marguerite Bennett will be writing both one shots. Here are the solicits.
SUPERMAN: LOIS LANE #1
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by Emanuela Lupacchino
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
One-shot • On sale FEBRUARY 26 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
Lois Lane is known for chasing down stories — but what happens when the story is her family? As her father gains more power in the government, Lois’s sister Lucy has become involved with a deadly drug scene! Meanwhile, Lois thought she was rid of the influence of Brainiac, but now she finds that the the computer tyrant of Colu is calling out to her again!
BATMAN: JOKER’S DAUGHTER #1
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK
Cover by GEORGES JEANTY
One-shot • On sale FEBRUARY 5 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
Who is The Joker’s Daughter? What horrors lurk in the mind of this deranged lunatic, and why is there more to her than meets the eye? More than just a crazy person who stumbled upon The Joker’s face, more than just a woman with a mission, The Joker’s Daughter sees herself as a woman on the path of greed, dominance and lordship over the Gotham Underground. This special issue tells a sordid tale in the life of one of DC’s most popular new villains!
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