Bennett Takes On Lois Lane & Joker's Daughter In February

Fri, November 8th, 2013 at 8:53am PST

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor
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DC Comics has announced two new one-shots coming in February focusing on Lois Lane and the new Joker's Daughter written by Marguerite Bennett. Comic Vine revealed the solicitations in an interview with Bennett about taking on the two new characters in "Superman: Lois Lane" #1 with art by Emanuela Lupacchino and "Batman: Joker's Daughter" #1 with art by Meghan Hetrick.

"Lois' tale is an adventure story -- a sci-fi noir, if you will. Lois Lane is the first lady (queen? khaleesi?) of DC Comics, and I was in fits to offer up a story worthy of her," Bennett told Comic Vine. "There’s an elegance to the structure and a poignance to the plot that I hope won’t strike a nerve so much as twist it, and leave our readers avid for more. Joker’s Daughter, however, is cruel, crazy horror -- a spiraling descent in the footsteps of her one true father, drenched with the poison of her own toxic psyche. Both stories, however, are deeply rooted in family -- in the tenderness, bitterness, rage, love, and grief that family brings. I cannot, in good conscience, find much to unite a character as eminent as Lois or as degraded as Joker’s Daughter, beyond that queens have families, and monsters do, too."

Although Bennett has written Batman and Batgirl for DC in the past, she is likely most recognizable for her recent work on the highly controversial Villains Month issue that introduced a new version of Lobo.

Check out the covers and solicitations for "Superman: Lois Lane" #1 and "Batman: Joker's Daughter" #1 below.

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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TAGS:  dc comics, marguerite bennett, lois lane, jokers daughter, emanuela lupacchino, meghan hetrick, kenneth rocafort, georges jeanty

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