DC COMICS POWER COUPLE: Superman & Lois Lane“Superman and Lois Lane refuse to tolerate bullies, and will always stand on the side of the oppressed. They believe in Truth and Justice with capital letters and fight for them every day. Lois does so without superpowers or a secret identity, as Clark hopes he would, even without his incredible gifts. Unlike everyone with power (physical, financial, political, intellectual) that Lois has ever encountered, Superman’s the only guy on Earth with enough power to save the world actually jumping at the chance to do so. Incorruptible power meets fearless mortal. Marriage ensues. They’re the best romance in all of superhero comics history and only make more sense the more you think about them.” - Dean Trippe
Happy birthday Margaret Ruth "Margot" Kidder!! (October 17, 1948)
How do you find someone who has spent a lifetime covering his tracks? You start with the urban legends that have sprung up in his wake. All of the friends of a friend who claimed to have seen him. For some, he was a guardian angel. For others, a cipher; a ghost who never quite fit in. As you work your way back in time, the stories begin to form a pattern.
What gets me the most about this film’s portrayal of Lois as an investigative journalist, is that Lois herself doesn’t think tracking down this ghost of a man is all that hard anyway. The process itself is nothing extraordinary to her, it’s simply the minimum standard. She thinks any journalist or investigator worth their salt could’ve done it, not just her — “Somebody’s gonna get a photograph, figure out where you live”. And she doesn’t only figure out his tracks, but also what drives him on (“The only way you can disappear is to stop helping people altogether, and I sense that’s not an option for you”). It’s not only about the story with her, but also the person.
At the same time, the movie also took care to set Lois apart from her peers, in the sense that Lois Lane is a recognizable name in this universe. That Pulitzer is not for nothing, and she’s a public figure in her own way. Lois has enough cred and integrity, to be able to convince even Martha Kent to talk to her about the son she would have spent all her life shielding from people in Lois’ line of profession.
Lois Lane is just so damn good at what she does, and this movie hits every note perfectly on that.
And her reputation proceeds her in more than one scene. Jed Eubanks admired her if not the paper she worked for and after Woodburn throws CLARK AND LOIS under the bus, you can audibly hear the newscaster remark in astonishment that “You mean to tell me that LOIS Lane, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for the Daily Planet, knows [who/where the alien is]”
"Hell of a woman, Lois Lane" - Bruce Wayne
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, SUPERMAN AND LOIS LANE!
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"You know, they say it’s downhill after the first kiss."
”I’m pretty sure that only counts when you’re kissing a human.”