reached the Personal Data Pad of Booster Gold. You have security
access. Booster Gold is the Protector of Booster Gold Industries
and the occasional hero about Metropolis. Booster at the moment
has started to pull together all his contacts in order to
create a new breed of superteam.
oldest of two daughters born to Sam and Ellinore (Ellen)
Lane, Lois was a tomboy from the start - unlike her younger
sister, Lucy. Sam Lane was career army, and was stationed
in West Germany at the time of Lois's birth. Over the years,
he encouraged her to be independant, tough and to stand
up for herself and her beliefs - you better not start the
fight, but by God, you better finish it was one of the things
he instilled in Lois. When she was still in junior high,
Sam enrolled both her and Lucy into karate classes, so that
they would be able to defend themselves with no problem.
By the time she was in high school, Lois had seen a large
number of the countries of the world (some of them less
than friendly to Americans) and most of the United States
early childhood, when she took a school trip to Metropolis's
Daily Planet newspaper (her father was stationed nearby
at the time), Lois was fascinated by the world of newspaper
reporting. When she was in high school, Lois's family again
moved back to Metropolis, where she began to haunt the newspaper
offices trying to get a job from Perry White. When she managed
to get a story that Perry REALLY wanted, he finally offered
her part-time work in high school and following her graduation,
Lois was given a full-time job at the paper during the day,
cramming in her college courses and her side job as a novelist
at night. She published several mystery novels, though they
weren't high on the best sellers list, supplementing her
income from the paper. In her spare time, she underwent
training with Metropolis's SCU, and also obtained her black
belt in karate.
the time she was in her mid-twenties, Lois already had a reputation
for being a bulldog when it came to good stories, and she
took quite a few foreign assignments for Perry and the Daily
Planet - both for the money (hazard pay is pretty nice) but
also because she knew that her best chances at a Pulitzer
Prize while she was young might lay in war-torn or otherwise
trouble-laden countries. When she finally returned to Metropolis,
one of her first local assignments was to cover the new space
place... which began her relationship with Superman (whose
name, by the way, was her invention on her front page story).
attempts to catch him for an interview failed, and then when
she finally got one, she got to work just in time to find
out she'd been scooped by the "new guy", Clark Kent. This
began a rivalry that was at first quite hostile, and later
more friendly between them for Superman stories. Over the
years, Clark and Lois become good friends even as Superman
and Lois continue to meet when crazy things are going on,
though Lois's jealousy (unadmitted) over Clark's friendship
with Cat causes hard moments. Lois takes the hard line with
her work, relegating her personal life mostly into the background
(though this shortened history will show more of that than
her work). During the months, Superman is thought dead MORE
than once... Silver Banshee apparently kills him at one time,
the Manhunters chase him. Through all these things, Lois is
simply friends with Clark and perhaps to some degree pining
for Superman, who she's had a 'thing' for since she met him.
she finds out that Clark and Superman were apparently raised
together, she gets quite angry and won't speak to Clark for
a long while. Following more adventures with Superman and
an assassination attempt by Intergang, Clark vanishes... and
Lois's grief threatens to overwhelm her. She is reassigned
to finish the story by Perry in the hopes that busting them
will help her come to grips. Her work continues to consume
Lois, perhaps even moreso than ever, during this time. Jonathan
Kent, realizing that Clark is believed dead, lets everyone
know he's in Smallville (when in reality he's offplanet) and
Lois's relief seems out of proportion for being "just friends",
though she'll never admit that yet.
relationship does take a turn at that point, however... and
shortly thereafter, Lois and Clark are engaged. It isn't until
after the announcement that he tells her he and Superman are
the same person... it's a hard transition for her, and she
seems to rethink the engagement several times. Doomsday's
onslaught and the subsequent death of Superman in her arms
crystallizes for Lois that no matter who he is, she will love
him. Upon his return from the grave, life returns to somewhat
normal, and Lois's work takes another turn as she uncovers
the information that Lex Luthor is actually a clone. This
article gets her fired, since she can't produce the proof
initially.... but proof is sent to her in the form of a tape,
and she is rehired just before the Zero Hour...
is by *no* stretch wealthy, but she makes a decent living
at the Daily Planet and she's got a reasonable stock portfolio
as well. A lot of her money from her work as a foreign correspondant
is put into the stock portfolio, but it can be liquidated
for use relatively quickly, if necessary. Nothing spectacular,
but she can afford her apartment and a few perks like having
a nice wardrobe and she'll certainly never have to worry
about her retirement. Her job at the Daily Planet puts her
in contact with a network of friends and colleagues that
she can rely on for support and assistance when necessary,
such as Perry White, Jimmy Olsen, and her fiance, Clark
Kent. Her fiance's alternate identity as Superman is known
to very few, and his escapades have been the source of quite
a few news stories written by both Lois and Clark. Through
Perry White's son, Jerry, Lois met up with Jose Delgado
(Gangbuster), with whom she enjoys a close friendship although
they no longer date. Though there have been times when Lois
hasn't been all that physically near her family, the Lanes
are a pretty close-knit group. In times of need, Lois could
rely on her sister Lucy's emotional and possibly financial
support, even if she'd never do so in the latter part.
her mother is very ill, Lois's father can also be relied
on for emotional and possibly financial support if she ever
needed it, as well as being able to use some of his own
military contacts to bring Lois aid or information at times.
Her own military contacts are pretty extensive and at times,
it seems that Lois has cultivated contacts at all levels
of government due to her years in the hotspots of the world,
first as an Army brat and then as a foreign correspondant.
From young people in the communications divisions who have
helped her get her story back to the States before anyone
else to officers with whom she's shared dinner or a bomb
shelter to all levels of enlisted personnel met through
her survival training and and her growing up years in the
military to colonels and generals who she's either pestered
or impressed to death with her sheer tenacity, she has the
uncanny ability at times to have just the right friend in
the right place to get what she wants quickly and with little
red tape. Her years as a correspondant and investigative
reporter have given Lois a bit of a hard edge when it comes
to getting the stories she wants, and she has the skills
to back herself up. She will regularly race off and put
herself in danger, if she thinks it will acheive her goal
of getting the story, and over the years, she has picked
up some interesting skills including (but not limited to)
being able to read a topographical map, basic sea navigation
and sailing, first aid, how to handle explosives and machine
guns, and how to track and tactically survey a situation
to give her the best advantage.
also has a solid working knowledge of the basic mechanics
of most vehicles. She can tell you what's wrong with a car
by listening to the sounds it makes, can change a flat tire,
patch up a leaking brake or fuel line, change the oil...
all the basics. On top of that, she's learned over the years
to be able to drive JUST about anything, including boats,
tanks, and can even help out in a helicopter in an emergency.
One of the more illegal skills she's picked up on is how
to hotwire just about anything on wheels, given 2 or 3 minutes.
she owns no extremely high-tech equipment, except perhaps
for some valuable, state-of-the-art bugging equipment and
a nice surveillance camera, used in getting evidence for
her stories, Lois has access through her contacts to other
technologically advanced equipment. Dr. Emil Hamilton, the
man who has been instrumental in helping Superman on several
occasions - like when he lost his powers just before Lois
and Clark's engagement - is her closest contact. While the
Professor does not know Superman's true identity, both Superman
and Lois consider him a trusted 'friend' and ally, and Lois
has access to many of his amazing inventions, which he is
constantly in the midst of creating. Dr. Kitty Faulkner
and STAR Labs are also an option for Lois in times of crisis,
though her access to the lab is highly restricted. Though
she might never choose to use it, Lois also has one other
useful contact - Lex Luthor. At one time, she was coveted
as part of his harem of (ex)wives, and he has been the main
reason that her mother has survived this long with her illness.
However, Lex's help always comes with a price and given
the love/hate relationship between them due to Luthor's
continual attempts to hurt Superman, this contact may not
ever be utilized unless it's life or death. Lois is a social
chameleon, with the skill to fit in to just about any situation.
Anywhere from fitting into a military setting and wearing
fatigues to a high-society fete in a ballgown, she can change
her persona to match what's required and seems to blend
in quite well no matter where she is. This is HIGHLY useful
in her line of work.
It is said that the sun
may set in the West, but like a true enemy, the east is
always looming like the coming of the sun.
The where-abouts of Ishiguro
Takamura are unknown at the moment. Perhaps, the greatest
enemy the Outsiders have ever faced is still at Large, as
well as the fact that the body of Senshi Namota went missing
from the Mertropolis morgue.
Could Ishiguro Takamura
be planning something? Only time will tell. And what about
the Eye of Shinto? The Outsider's only trophy from theur
first Battle? What Secrets does it hold
is known about the very Secretive Organization known as
Takamura Industries. Currently
Ishiguro Takamura is at large.
is currently been discovered in the Province of Shanghai.
His motives are still unknown.
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Pullitzer Prize Winning Journalist