Who Is The Heroine In The New DC Comics Licensed Young Adult Novel From Gwenda Bond? (Lois Lane UPDATE)

Novelist Gwenda Bond writes on her blog,

This week the fabulous team at Switch Press/Capstone will be posting some visual teasers for what I have been obnoxiously referring to as Secret Project for months, leading up to the cover reveal. I can tell you this is an iconic character–definitely someone you know. Here's the first hint!

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I think it's probably clear why it was secret (psst, look around the edges) — and why I'm so excited about it that I couldn't help but be obnoxious. I'll bet some of you — especially comics fans — can figure it out just from this.

Also: yes, it's a young adult novel(!). And the entire project has been so much fun, particularly working with my editor, the divine Beth Brezenoff.

Newspaper reading… Lois Lane?

Capstone publishes a number of DC Comics-licensed projects, including the Yale Stewart Superman kids books.

tumblr_inline_navwebKkqU1qbujoxUPDATE: DC Women Kicking Ass have the full confirmation of Fallout, a YA novel starring Lois Lane, written by Bond for release in January.

Lois Lane is starting a new life in Metropolis. An Army brat, Lois has lived all over—and seen all kinds of things. (Some of them defy explanation, like the near-disaster she witnessed in Kansas in the middle of one night.) But now her family is putting down roots in the big city, and Lois is determined to fit in. Stay quiet. Fly straight. As soon as she steps into her new high school, though, she can see it won't be that easy. A group known as the Warheads is making life miserable for another girl at school. They're messing with her mind, somehow, via the high-tech immersive videogame they all play. Not cool. Armed with her wit and her new snazzy job as a reporter, Lois has her sights set on solving this mystery. But sometimes it's all a bit much. Thank goodness for her maybe-more-than-a friend, a guy she knows only by his screenname, SmallvilleGuy …

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