Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Superman #34 Review and *SPOILERS*

The Fury of Lois Lane

Written By: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason
Art By: Ed Benes, Doug Mahnke, Jack Herbert, Dinei Ribeiro, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 1, 2017

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

That two week wait was too much to get back to this story that is finally dealing with the God of Apokolips concept we started way back during the Darkseid War in the New 52, where Lex Luthor was given his power suit by the people of Apokolips so that he would be their new ruler........ Yeah, he didn't really fulfill their dreams or anything like that since he just kind of abandoned them, but now they've brought him back and now it's up to Superman to save him........... The question though, who's going to save Jon and Lois, who were transported to Apokolips as well as the Man of Steel?  Let's jump into this issue and see what Tomasi and Gleason have up their sleeves for us and Apokolips.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins with Lex Luthor trying to do his best at playing god to the people of Apokolips...... that is, until he realizes that playing mortal and making them realize that their prophecies weren't about him at all is more in his favor.  Yeah, once the people of Apokolips realize that Luthor lied about being their god, they were about to kill him, but don't ever count Luthor out because at that moment, Luthor boom tubed Superman to his location so that the people can see who their real god actually is.......... letting him off the hook and if they wanted his head still at least he'd have Superman backing him up.

Elsewhere, Lois is captured by the Female Furies and is on her way to be tortured, but thankfully a Dredge Worm shows up and kills one of the Furies, allowing Lois to take her weapon and fight with Granny and her warriors, not only saving her life from the worm, but also from the Furies in the long run because Granny liked Lois' gumption and has taken her under her wing.

In the end, Jon is confronted by soldiers of Darkseid and their dogs of war, but instead of joining them like his mother ended up doing, Jon just made like a banana and split, allowing him to fight another day and hopefully finding out what happened to his parents.

That's it for this issue of Superman and while I wanted to see more from the people of Apokolips, Superman and Luthor dealing with this whole business about who's to be their proper god, the Lois stuff wasn't bad either.  It was just a little too long for what we got, which was the majority of the book and like I said, I wanted the other story more.  The art in this issue was great and my biggest complaint is that this issue didn't accomplish a whole lot besides for getting me hungry for what's to come, while what I expected was a meal to satiate my cravings for this story that we've waited so long to get.

Bits and Pieces:

While this issue of Superman is a fun read, it's fast as hell and doesn't accomplish a whole lot besides for setting up Superman, Lois and Luthor for the actual story that we want to see.  The art was fantastic, but at the end of the day, I just wanted more from this issue.


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