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.
A Brief History:
Another one of the items on the 2017 reading challenge I’m slowly making my way through is to read “A book you don’t want to admit you’re dying to read.” I had to think long and hard about this challenge, and nothing came to mind.
Then, a couple of weeks ago, I found the answer during my weekly comic shop visit: “Fallout (Lois Lane)” by Gwenda Bond.
Since this novel isn’t aimed at my age demographic, I honestly wasn’t expecting too much from this book. However, “Fallout (Lois Lane)” turned out to be a lot of fun. Author Gwenda Bond deliver by far THE BEST Lois Lane I’ve read in years. This is the Lois that I haven’t seen in comics in years. This is the Lois that is always asking question, the one that always wants to learn more and get to the bottom of the story.
In “Fallout (Lois Lane),” we see how Lois takes her first steps into becoming an ace reporter. But we also get to see her family life, her friendship with her sister, and that mysterious kid in Kansas. This book has a little bit of everything, and I loved it.
Final word and Score:
The best parts of this novel were the ones where we got to see Lois in action, and interacting with other at the school. Even the scenes with her sister Lucy were rather fun. Gwenda Bond definitely knows her way around family dialogue and banter.
The only bad thing I can say about “Fallout (Lois Lane)” by Gwenda Bond, is that Lois’ friendship with the Kansas boy was introduced too soon. I think this is something that could have waited until the next book, but that’s just me.
Regardless, “Fallout (Lois Lane)” by Gwenda Bond was still a surprisingly fun, exciting, and refreshing book. I wish DC Comics would give Bond a shot at writing a Lois Lane mini-series, because her love and knowledge of the character shines through her novel.
“Fallout (Lois Lane)” by Gwenda Bond gets an A
And just like that, another item is crossed off the 2017 reading challenge: