The Best Version Of Lois Lane Doesn't Have Time For Superman's Bullshit

The Best Version of Lois Lane Doesn't Have Time for Superman's Bullshit

Lois Lane has other stuff to do. And, honestly, Superman should be fighting Brainiac or something, right? Cartoonist Kate Beaton has a point. Lots of them, actually.

Kate Beaton's been making people laugh on the internet for years now with her Hark! A Vagrant webcomic. In the new Step Aside, Pops! collection, readers can experience Beaton's appeal in one big dose, full of cartoons suffused with whimsy yet still capable of delivering cutting sarcasm.

The Best Version of Lois Lane Doesn't Have Time for Superman's Bullshit

Her strips offer a range of satirical and comedic interpretations of everything from Victorian literature and history, superhero comics logic and Nancy Drew books. Beaton's linework and visual style is remarkably supple and changeable, capable of looking energetic and meticulously composed. Though Beaton's work is easily discoverable and widely available on the web, Step Aside, Pops! is a great way to introduce her humour to people.

The Best Version of Lois Lane Doesn't Have Time for Superman's Bullshit
The Best Version of Lois Lane Doesn't Have Time for Superman's Bullshit

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    I love Hark a Vagrant. I still find her one about Anne of Cleves hilarious

      I now realize what I need to suggest as Christmas presents to relatives who are frustrated by how difficult I am to shop for on account of already just buying whatever I want: Hark a Vagrant books.

        First exposure?

          Oh, no. Been reading the site on and off for years. I just now realized that she's probably put out some actual books by now, and that I should have them.

      Her comics are great, I only (selfishly) wish she updated more often.

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