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Old 10-15-2013, 04:10 PM   #54
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Default Re: Amy Adams IS Lois Lane - Part 1

Originally Posted by Loki882 View Post
Didn't Noel Neill have red hair when she played Lois?
I believe so.

Originally Posted by Loki882 View Post
Lois has also had red hair in older comics as well.
Not exactly. Colorists sometimes apply a reddish sheen on top of dark or black line shading when depicting brown haired characters, such as Scott Summers, Hercules, Hank McCoy, Peter Parker, Wanda Maximoff, and, of course, Lois Lane. It's very similar to what is done with Superman's blue-black hair.

See Hercules:

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So, how do you identify a true redhead in the comics (e.g., Jean Grey, Jimmy Olsen, MaryJane Watson)? For one, you can observe the amount of dark shading used. With genuine red haired characters, it's minimal. You can also look for the appearance of green eyes. Although, in the real world, eye color obviously varies among all types, comic book colorists generally adhere to stereotypical descriptions when it comes to fictional people. Aside from that, characters who are intended to be redheads have -- at least once -- been described as such within a narrative.

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