DC Animated Universe

Sam Lane was the father of Lois and Lucy Lane.


A Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, Lane once hosted a monkey named Titano before he was launched into space, whom his daughters played with. Titano was believed lost in an accident, but wound up in suspended animation in a comet. Twenty years later, Titano was discovered, but had been mutated by exposure to radiation and gas in the comet, growing to an enormous size. Sam hurried to Metropolis, bringing an old toy of Titano's which helped calm him down.[1]

Later, he helped Lois get into the facility that Superman and Supergirl were being held in.[2]

Background information[]

In the Pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths comics, Sam Lane was a simple horse farmer. Post Crisis, Lane was re-envisioned as a hard major in the United States Army. His relationship was Lois was always difficult, and he disapproved of Clark Kent, almost to the point of missing their wedding. Lane was appointed Secretary of Defense when Lex Luthor was elected President of the United States, mainly as a way to silence any criticism from Lois or Clark, or to put Lois into a situation where she would have to oppose her father. Lois being Lois, she continually questioned Luthor's administration, while General Lane proved more honest and dutiful than Luthor would have preferred.


Superman: The Animated Series


  1. Dorkin, Evan (writer) & Geda, Curt (director) (September 27, 1997). "Monkey Fun". Superman: The Animated Series. Season 2. Episode 13 (airdate). Episode 26 (production). Kids WB!.
  2. Idem, Legacy"