Lois Lane, Enemy of the People: DC Comics Gets Political

Just to be absolutely sure that there is no safe haven in the media for readers and viewers who might want to consume some entertainment without a left-wing message blasting them in the face, DC Comics is bringing a new Lois Lane comic book series to print. In the books, titled “Lois Lane: Enemy of the People,” the famous Daily Planet reporter is on the White House beat, getting kicked out of news conferences by a tyrannical Press Secretary, and pushing the administration about their policies of family separation at the border.

You know, just the kind of stuff everyone wants to read about when they pick up a “Superman” comic.

“I’ve seen criticism saying, ‘I don’t read comics to see what’s going on in the real world.’ Too bad,” said writer Greg Rucka, who is the man responsible for this abomination. “It’s called art. And it has to reflect what’s happening around us. I don’t think you can tell an honest story about Lois if you’re not reflecting the state of journalism and also hostility to journalism in the world today. The danger in telling truth to power and the fear that power has of truth being told, is in and of itself, a worthy story.”

We’re assuming that Rucka never took the time to consider writing a story arc in which Lois challenges the Daily Planet’s evidence-free Trump/Russia conspiracy stories. Of course he didn’t. That would have been a little TOO close a reflection of the real world. Rucka just wanted to write a reflection of the left-wing blogs he no doubt spends all his downtime reading.

Rucka apparently wasn’t just content to take dumbed-down jabs at the Trump administration.

The Washington Post explains:

In a smartphone world where everyone has a camera in their pocket, Lane is photographed kissing Superman. The problem? She’s married to Clark Kent, who the world doesn’t know is Superman.

It leads to attacks on her character, with the double standard that no one seems to be pointing a finger at the Man of Steel.

“Let’s be honest. What’s our society like?” Rucka asks. “Who’s that [drama] going to get aimed at. It ain’t going to get aimed at [Superman].”

In the third issue, Superman swoops in to save her from an assassination attempt that may or may not have been intended for her. Lane’s source, who could have implicated very powerful people, ends up dead. But she’s less than thrilled to have been “rescued” — she’s the one looking to protect Superman for once. And she lets Superman know it.

Wow. Sounds like a lot of fun. We’re surprised he didn’t just go all the way and write Lois Lane as a genderqueer feminist with fire-engine red hair and a luxurious coat of fur on her legs. Superman might quickly discover that there are worse things in life than a close encounter with Kryptonite.

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