Investigating lois lane the turbulent history of the daily planets ace reporter is a very well written well researched book by tim hanley its a fascinating look at comic book culture how women are depicted in comics and what happens when a female character is written almost exclusively by men. Investigating lois lane the turbulent history of the daily planets ace reporter is a critical assessment of lois lane description in a universe full of superheroes lois lane has fought for truth and justice for over 75 years on page and screen without a cape or tights. Investigating lois lane the turbulent history of the daily planets ace reporter by tim hanley is a comprehensive history of the tales of lois lane in comics from her first appearance to her starring role in a lois lane girl reporter feature to her evolution to the silver age character obsessed with marrying superman to the one . Through it all lois remained a fearless and ambitious character and today she is a beloved icon and an inspiration to many though her history is often troubling loiss journey as revealed in investigating lois lane showcases her ability to always escape the gendered limitations of each era and of the superhero genre as a whole. Its time to pick up the pace as hanleys book makes clear lois lane remains a character full of potential who continues to resonate with potential fans investigating lois lane the turbulent history of the daily planets ace reporter is a 288 page trade paperback published by chicago review press
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