Lois Lane is the quintessential plucky reporter of comics. She's also the only person who can really keep Superman on his toes. And now she's got a namesake in the form of a street that the comic shop That's Entertainment calls home.
In March 2011, the owners of That's Entertainment petitioned the Worcester Planning Board to change the name of a tiny private road near their Park Ave location from the dull Marmon Place to the much more pleasing Lois Lane. The wheels of law turned slowly, but turn they did, and on Aug. 14, 2012, the petition was approved.
It's a boon to any brick-and-mortar comic shop to effect this kind of change. After all, with the growing digital trend, it's hard to keep a shop that sells funny books afloat in tough economic times. Unsurprising, then, that That's Entertainment is celebrating the change in style.
In addition to a formal ceremony, Superman artist Paul Ryan will be in attendance, where he will be drawing up custom sketches to go along with the special prints that have been made for the occasion. There will also be a Lois Lane lookalike contest that we're sure will bring out many a creative costumer.
With Lois getting her own street, though, we're forced to wonder—will her catty sister Lucy leap from the pulpy comic page and demand a street of her own? Certainly poor Jimmy Olsen will never hear the end of it!
(via Bleeding Cool)