Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Lois Lane #2 Review

Intrepid Reporting

Written By: Greg Rucka
Art By: Mike Perkins, Paul Mounts, Simon Bowland
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 7, 2019

It's another issue of Lois Lane coming at us with the exciting world of journalism and politics........ and man, I don't know if this book is for me.  It's only issue two, I know, but I kept waiting for the exciting parts to happen previously and besides for Renee Montoya: Question showing up, I'm still waiting.  Maybe this is the issue for me though....... or the one after this, either way I think I'm in for the long haul with Lois Lane so let's see if this one tickle my fancy.  Let's check it out.

With the whole politics and journalism motif going on, we're also privy to the sensationalism that comes from both and the idea that it can either make you famous or infamous and sadly, the idea that a married woman would kiss another man, let alone a Superman is all the talk of the town....... but besides for satirizing the way that news and media are today, this does little for our story and just reminds me why I like to escape reality by reading comics............ shit........ it's following me into my fantasies. 

The main bit of excitement that comes from this book, besides for the Question getting more information about the Russian journalist who was murdered is right at the end, when a hit man either goes after Lois or Mr. Agger, who she was meeting...... You know, Mr. Agger, who has the illegal bank accounts..... Yeah, the way we get here isn't that interesting and the art that depicted this hit was a bit muddy for my liking.  The whole time though I was just wondering how Renee Montoya became the Question out of nowhere in this continuity and how her and Lois started working together, but sadly it seems those answers will never come because that's not the important parts of the story.  They're the important parts in my mind.  

All in all, this issue feels a lot like the last and if you're into all that then I'm happy that you have a book you can enjoy.  I'm personally looking for something a little less steeped in the real world and seeing something fantastic, while also getting more info about the Question.  For the most part I don't mind the art, but even that doesn't hit 100% for me because at times it gets really dark and muddy and just ends up looking not all that great.  Again, if you're into that style then awesome, but for me I just want something different from this book because a lot of what's going on here I just find boring.

Bits and Pieces:

Lois continues her quest for truth and justice, but the way she's getting there comes off kind of boring in my mind.  All I really want right now is to find out more about the Question, but it seems that we've moved well beyond that happening.  The art is decent at times and there's some action to this, but ultimately, I don't think this style of book is for me.


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