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DC Comics’ Lois Lane Returns in Lois Lane: Double Down from Switch Press
Second Book in the New Young Adult Series by Gwenda Bond
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (August 24, 2015) – DC Comics’ iconic character Lois Lane will be back for more in Lois Lane: Double Down, the second book in a new series from Switch Press, the Young Adult imprint of Capstone. Following the success of the first book in the series, Lois Lane: Fallout, author Gwenda Bond returns with a new story of the adventures of a teenage Lois Lane, as she begins to discover her passion for journalism and become the character loved by generations of fans.
"Lois Lane is an icon, one of the most well-known and enduring figures in American pop culture--and for good reason,” says Bond. “She's a hero all of us can relate to. It's been a tremendous honor and a great pleasure to get to write about her in an all-new way, as a modern teenager, and I'm thrilled to be continuing her story in Double Down."
Lois Lane has been an integral part of the cultural landscape since her first appearance in Action Comics #1 in 1938, which also introduced the world to Superman. A
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“Switch Press has been thrilled with the critical and fan response to Lois Lane: Fallout and we are all excited to see the series continue with Double Down,” said Miles Stevens-Hoare, Managing Director of Capstone’s Global Trade business. The Lois Lane series is produced through Capstone’s licensing partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment.
In a starred review of Lois Lane: Fallout, Kirkus writes: “This first in a planned series gets plenty right. Lois is as fully rounded as she is in the comics, headstrong, capable and equipped with a solid moral compass . . . [a] lighthearted and playful tone permeates the novel, making for a nifty investigative mystery akin to Veronica Mars or Buffy the Vampire Slayer … a spectacular prose start for DC Comics’ spectacular lady.”
In The Comics Journal, comic book historian Tim Hanley writes: “Bond’s Lois is a distillation of the most compelling traits of past incarnations of Lois Lane. She’s got the brash ambition of 1938’s Lois, the crusader for truth and justice qualities embodied by Margot Kidder, and the snark and smarts of Dana Delany’s animated Lois. While she may just be a high school student, she’s very much the Lois Lane that fans know and love.”
Lois Lane: Double Down will be released on May 1, 2016.
About the Author
Gwenda Bond is the author of the young adult novels Lois Lane: Fallout, Girl on a Wire, Blackwood, and The Woken Gods. She has also written for Publishers Weekly and The Los Angeles Times, among other publications, and just might have been inspired to get a journalism degree by her childhood love of Lois Lane. She has an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Visit her online at gwendabond.com or @gwenda on Twitter.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
About Switch Press
Launched in 2014, Switch Press offers brave and dynamic books and media that reflect the lifestyles, aspirations and everyday realities of young adults. The Switch Press product line includes contemporary nonfiction and fiction in a variety of formats, genres and subjects such as graphic novels, cookbooks, craft/how-to, historical fiction, fantasy and memoir. Switch Press is a trade imprint of Capstone. www.switchpress.com