Switch Press, the young adult imprint for Capstone Publishing, announced today that author Gwenda Bond will be returning to her "Lois Lane" novel series for its third installment, titled "Lois Lane: Triple Threat." The series stars the eponymous heroine/reporter as a teen new to the city of Metropolis.
"I can't overstate what an honor it is to be part of Lois Lane's history and tell stories about her for a new audience," said Bond in a press release. "I'm also extremely grateful for the support of the fans of the books and the character -- you're the reason I get to keep doing this and so thank you all!"
Bond debuted the first book in the series in 2015 with "Lois Lane: Fallout," and followed up with the sequel, "Lois Lane: Double Down," earlier this year. The third book in the series will focus on Lois' relationship with the mysterious, online persona, SmallvilleGuy, and her ever-increasing involvement in the thriving Metropolis criminal underbelly. Along with that telling screen name, Bond's "code title" for "Triple Threat" implies that a certain Man of Steel might be on the way to Metropolis.
My code title for this one is... Guess Who's Coming To Metropolis? #LoisLane3
- Gwenda Bond (@Gwenda) August 3, 2016
Lois Lane was first introduced to the DC Comics canon with "Action Comics" #1 in 1938 as a reporter at the Daily Star (the paper was renamed the Daily Planet two years later). The first issue of "Action Comics" also introduced Clark Kent and his alter-ego, Superman. Lois received her first round of standalone stories in 1944 with "Superman" #28, in which she made headlines and caught villains without Superman's aid.
"Lois Lane: Triple Threat" arrives in stores on May 1, 2017.