Lois and the Cat

– By Michael Tennant –

CBLCSuperman and Batman. Everyone knows their names.

Lois Lane and Catwoman? Everyone knows their names too.

During the recent “SuperFriends” arc in Batman #36-37 the two couples were brought together.

At this time, I will not talk about that crossover (read it, you will thank me). I was going to. I was going to praise Tom King’s writing and how he managed to find just the right voice for all four iconic characters. I was going to point out how Clay Mann has truly come into his own in this arc after giving us teases in his fill in issues.

You see this is not about what was but rather what could be. What should be.

Oftentimes we find ourselves craving a book that we never knew we wanted in the first place. This is one of those times. DC Comics — We need a Lois Lane/Catwoman book. We need it yesterday. Mini-series. Maxi-series. Ongoing. Graphic Novel. Any/All of the above.

Whatever it takes. However you can pull it off. This is our New Year’s wish.

Lois and the Cat (2)These are extraordinary women who are not simply defined by their significant others.

Lois and Selina are every bit a match for Bruce and Clark. Lois Lane is not just ‘a’ reporter, she is ‘the’ reporter. Catwoman’s been a thief, a criminal mastermind, an anti-hero, part of the Justice League. If anything I would say Bats and the Boyscout are the ones who out-kicked their coverage.

It was the way the two interacted in #37, like old friends who had just now met. They talked about their guys and each other. Lois showing off the reporter inside, digging for information, and Selina showing that she’s a bad girl at heart.

They scream to be this generation’s Thelma and Louise — you can just imagine the trouble they could get into together, It would be wonderful.

Lois and the Cat.

Make it happen, DC.

Michael Tennant
After discovering Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes #239 as a young man, Michael never looked back. Armed with a passion for journalism and a thirst for knowledge, he still talks to his imaginary friends.

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