Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Lois Lane: Triple Threat

Switch Press, the Young Adult imprint of Capstone, announced today that iconic DC character Lois Lane will return in Lois Lane: Triple Threat, the third book in the series by Gwenda Bond. On the heels of Lois Lane: Fallout and Lois Lane: Double Down, Bond will return in 2017 with a new story of the adventures of a teenage Lois Lane.

“The critical and fan response to Lois Lane: Fallout and Lois Lane: Double Down has exceeded our expectations and we are excited to continue the series with Triple Threat,” said Beth Brezenoff, Editorial Director of Capstone/Switch Press. “Book three will further Lois’s relationship with SmallvilleGuy and bring her deeper into the crime filled underbelly of Metropolis – readers will love what Gwenda Bond has come up with.”

"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,” says Bond. “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!"

The first two books in the Lois Lane series both earned starred reviews from Kirkus, who wrote: “That's a lot of balls to juggle, but Bond never drops a single one. She fills this adventure with the Golden Age sci-fi weirdness that permeated the comic books of the 1930s and '40’s . . . In a sea of series that keep the characters status quo and rehash the same mysteries with different names and doodads, this is a godsend. A must read for comics fans and mystery enthusiasts alike.”

A Super Hero without super powers, Lois Lane has been part of the cultural landscape since her first appearance in Action Comics #1 in 1938, which also introduced the world to Superman. Comic book historian Tim Hanley, author of Investigating Lois Lane, writes about Bond’s series: “After decades on the comic book sidelines, Lois is poised to shake off her supporting role and become a star in her own right . . . It’s exactly the sort of perilous, complicated situation in which Lois excels.”

The Lois Lane series is produced through Capstone’s licensing partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment. Lois Lane: Triple Threat will be released on May 1, 2017.

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