I am selective about my fandoms. Granted, I am a general fan of many things, but there are few things I go full fandom for. They include (in no particular order):
And DC Comics.
Specifically, Superman. I was born and raised on Superman. I watched the original Superman movies when I was a toddler. I used to sit with my dad and watch each episode of Lois & Clark as they aired. I watched the Justice League animated show after school. I watched all of Smallville (and am currently rewatching all of Smallville).
I adore Superman. But I love Lois Lane even more.
Let’s face it, Lois was the sassy, Lean In boss lady I always wished I was. Hell, I cut my hair to look like Terri Hatcher, just so I can claim some similarity to LL.
So when I heard Qwenda Bond was writing a Lois Lane novel, I was
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.) 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. 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. Thank goodness for her maybe-more-than-a friend, a guy she knows only by his screenname, SmallvilleGuy . . .
*squeals in giddy, childish delight*
What Intrigued Me: Don’t get me wrong, I love Supes and all that, but he can sometimes feel a little…old fashioned. But Lois is a modern woman. She is constantly pushing things forward. So putting her in a modern setting, with advanced technology? Makes sense to me.
What Hooked Me: Teenage Lois Lane! C’mon! If she’s sassy as an adult, you know she’s going to be spunky as hell as a teenager.
Let’s just say, I’ve never felt more sympathetic to General Lane.
What Made Me Fall In Love: It is hard to get emotionally invested in a fictional long-distance relationship. Even harder when one of the parties doesn’t know the real name of the other romantic party.
There are no kissy moments, no grand sweeping romance. Just some occasional flirting and longing.
And I love it.
C’mon, Clois has been my OTP since I learned the alphabet. I will always swoon over them. So it’s nice seeing them flirt and do the whole Clark’s-got-a-secret thing, knowing they end up together.
Let’s face it, I like knowing there’s a happy ending in store for those two crazy kids.