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Lois Lane is the star reporter for the Daily Planet, where she is a coworker of Clark Kent. She is, in her mind at least, Superman's Girl Friend, with a bitter rivalry with Lana Lang.


Sam and Ella Lane gave birth to their first daughter on their farm in the small, rural community of Pittsdale, Iowa. Even as an infant, young Lois' destiny with intertwined with a man whom the world would one day come to call Superman. One afternoon, baby Lois discovered a strangely shaped toy rattle. She would never know that the device belonged to the alien infant Kal-El, who only recently arrived on Earth. The rattle proved to be of great use however, as she used the indestructible toy to drive away an attacking rattlesnake.[12]

A few short years later, Lois eventually began attending high school, where she excelled in all of her studies. During her junior year, a large Metropolis newspaper known as the Daily Planet sponsored a nationwide contest for high school students. Whoever succeeded in submitting the best report would one day be awarded a position with the paper. Lois was selected to participate in the contest and she met Kal-El for the first time but she knew him only as mild-mannered adolescent Clark Kent, who had long-since secretly established himself as the hometown hero of Smallville known as Superboy. Lois and Clark competed against one another to win the school contest. Separately they discovered that a criminal named Paul Kory and his gang of thugs had been using sleeping gas on unsuspecting pedestrians in order to rob banks without getting caught. Clark was present during one of their daring escapades, but was forced to feign falling asleep so as to protect his secret identity. Eventually, he snuck away and nabbed the goons as Superboy, but he was unable to prevent Lois from getting the news scoop, thus winning the contest. This was the first step towards Lois' inevitable climb to stardom.[13]

Lois had participated in a camping trip to Camp Hiawatha where she not only met young Clark, but her future rival for Clark's affections Lana Lang.[14]

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Following high school, Lois attended Raleigh College, majoring in journalism. After graduation, she made contact with Perry White, managing editor of the Daily Planet, who kept his promise to Lois and offered her a position as a reporter. In time, Lois became one of the most infamous investigative journalists in the Daily Planet's history.[15]

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Odd Jobs

Lois Lane has served in a variety of occupations over the years, most of which were one-time career choices aimed at either getting a news scoop, or strengthening her relationship with Superman. The following is a list of her various odd jobs.


  • Journalism: Lois Lane is an accomplished reporter, whose contributions to investigative journalism earned her the highly coveted Pulitzer Prize.
  • Acting
  • Cooking
  • Disguise: Lois Lane dyed her hair blonde and went by the name Sadie Blodgett in order to get a scoop on the secret marriage of TV Western star Huck Benson.[28]
  • Expert Combatant: Lois is skilled in Judo and Karate, however, and is a quick-witted opponent.[29]
    • Klurkor: After integrating the information that the auto-tutor device gave Lois, at the Kandorian Police Academy. She became a master in this Kryptonian martial arts form.[30]
    • Karate[31]
    • Judo[32]
  • Medical Science: Lois Lane was a volunteer nurse.

  • Lois Lane first appeared in Action Comics #1 in Earth-Two continuity. There is no distinct change from the Earth-Two character to the Earth-One version in the adult appearances. A teenaged version of Lois appeared in a Superboy story in Adventure Comics #128. Since the Superboy strip is generally considered canon to Earth-One history, this would be the earliest chronological appearance of the Earth-One Lois. Superman #46 (1947) shows an earlier Lois Lane version, from a universe where Superboy attended high school in Metropolis (Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Compendium places that story on Earth-Forty).
  • Lois Lane mentioned that she got her first experience in the field of journalism at the Pittsdale Star.[28]
  • In a series of Superman back-up stories known as Superman 2020, Lois and Clark are married and have a son named Jorel Kent.
  • This version of Lois Lane, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths event and later restored following the rebirth of the infinite Multiverse during the Dark Crisis of 2022-2023. Even though other versions of the character may have appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.
  • Lois Lane is also known as Superman's Girlfriend, Super-Lois[19], Rama, Miss Tracy and Opticus[33].
  • Lois Lane has blood type O. When the Zee family moved into the Bottle City of Kandor, Van-Zee gave Lois Lane the remainder of the serum that gave his wife super powers while living on the planet Venus. Lois didn't gain any super powers because the serum only worked with blood type A.[34]
  • Lois Lane's address is 922 Oak Hill, Metropolis.[6][35]
  • Lois is four years younger than Lana and Clark.[36] She had not yet reached 30, though both of the others had.[37] This means Lois' age range during Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (Volume 1) was 26–29.
  • Lois was very briefly married to the Kandorian criminal Zak-Kul, who escaped from Kandor and disguised himself as Superman. The marriage was annulled once his ruse was revealed.[10]



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