Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Lois Lane #1 Review

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Written By: Greg Rucka
Art By: Mike Perkins, Paul Mounts, Simon Bowland
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 3, 2019

Lois Lane continues to make headlines and now we can read all about it in her very own series starting with this issue.  There's not much to say about this going in except that it takes place within our own continuity, but the timeline seems a little off to me.  Either we're at a point where Lois hasn't told Clark about her time in space with Jon yet or there's something that she didn't tell us before in the pages of Superman.  With that being said, it's also odd in this that Lexcorp is mentioned, but from what we saw in DC's Year of the Villain, Lexcorp has been dissolved...... and destroyed.  So yeah, there's some weird timeline aspects to this, but let's find out how the story plays.  Let's check it out.

For this first issue of Lois Lane, we see the intrepid reporter on a quest to find out what happened to a fellow reporter from Russia she knew, who was found dead in a believed suicide.  Lois doesn't buy it though and sends the Question off to discover what the reporter uncovered to get her killed.  Now the question is..... Which Question did she send because even though we've seen the Vic Sage version of this character in the pages of Action Comics, it looks like we have a new female Question showing up in this issue and even though it isn't confirmed here, I have to assume that since this is Greg Rucka that we have Renee Montoya's version of the character back in action and uncovering answers. 

Besides these aspects to the story though, it's a lot of typing, smooching with Clark and going after the Press Secretary for the White House......... which ultimately, makes for a pretty boring issue.  Not to mention that even though I've loved Mike Perkins art in the past, this issue with the rest of the art team comes off muddy and I had problems at times trying to figure out who I was looking at.  This just isn't that "wow"ing first issue that I always hope to get that I expect to leave me wanting more, but even with that, I have been known to not fully be on board with something Greg Rucka has done at the start, only to find myself jumping on the trolley later on....... So hopefully that's the case here.  

All in all, I'm not a fan of the art this issue and besides for a few bits in this story wise, I found myself bored and wondering about the timeline of the issue and where this takes place in the overall DC continuity.  There could be something to this whole Russian reporter silenced angle going forward but because I don't know who this character is or why The Question would travel all the way to Russia for Lois Lane, I found myself not really caring about it here........ not to mention, the parts in Russia are the parts of the art that I liked the least here.  So far, this series just isn't for me, but I hope that will change going forward.

Bits and Pieces:

While there could be something going forward with Lois getting to the bottom of an acquaintance's death and how Lois plans to solve this with the help of a guest star, as of right now though, I just kind of found myself bored reading this story since it's a lot of typing, smooching, sticking it to the man and timeline inconsistencies, while I just wondered why we didn't learn more about the murdered character.  Sadly, I wasn't a fan of the art this issue either and found it muddy, but I'm hoping that things can turn around for me as the series progresses.


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