The modern comics depict Sam as a retired soldier (sometimes a military general) and Lois as a former Army brat, born at Ramstein Air Base with Lois having been trained by her father in areas such as hand-to-hand combat and the use of firearms. In some stories, she has been shown obtaining superpowers and becoming a superhero.Some of her superhero identities are Superwoman and Red Tornado of Earth 2.The original Golden Age version of Lois Lane, as well as versions of her from the 1970s onwards, portrays Lois as a tough-as-nails journalist and intellectually equal to Superman.During the Silver Age of Comics, she was the star of Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane, a comic book series that had a light and humorous tone.Her physical appearance was originally based on Joanne Carter, a model hired by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and Siegel's future wife.For her character, Siegel was inspired by actress Glenda Farrell, the movie star who portrayed Torchy Blane—a gutsy, beautiful headline-hunting reporter, starring in a series of 1930s films. Depictions of the character have varied spanning the comics and other media adaptations.Beginning in 2015, she stars as the protagonist in the young adult novel series, Lois Lane, by writer Gwenda Bond.
Lois Lane is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
In the 1940s, Lois had her own newspaper comic strip, Lois Lane, Girl Reporter, a direct spin-off of the Superman comic strip running at the time.
A similar title comic series began appearing in Superman comic book in 1944 (starting with Superman #28) ran for a number of years.
In the 2006 film Superman Returns, she was played by Kate Bosworth.
The character was most recently portrayed by actress Amy Adams in the DC Extended Universe films.
Created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, she first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938).