Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Lois Lane #7 Review

Sex, Lies And Hotel Escapes

Written By: Greg Rucka
Art By: Mike Perkins, Gabe Eltaeb, Simon Bowland
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 1, 2020

Now that General Sam Lane's funeral is over, it's time to get back to this series' story...... or get back to one of the many that's going on because it really feels like this series has ADD and can't just focus on one thing before throwing us face first into something new and usually... less interesting.  Yeah, that's a lot of smack talk right there, but I haven't been a fan of this series and I'm just desperately trying to find something to grasp onto and find something that I find enjoyable here and hopefully this issue is the one to do it...... Hopefully.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

For this issue of Lois Lane we start out by going to Jessica Midnight, the former Checkmate agent, who we saw previously for a page or two, who was drawing weird Leviathan pentagrams or runes on the floor of her apartment.  Here, she's in a mental hospital, where we see that she's still afraid of Leviathan, which is kind of cool to see some kind of aftermath to anything that Leviathan has done, but since this character really hasn't had anything to do in this or for over a decade in comics, it doesn't really do anything for me here, but at least this point was something a bit new because the rest of this issue is just more of the same that we've been getting.

By more of the same I mean that Lois is being spotted canoodling with Superman and people, including Renee Montoya are asking questions, but since we know that Superman has revealed his identity in other books at this point, this aspect of the book has lost any kind of weight and we then spend the rest of the issue trying to remind people that a big part of this book before all the interruptions was that Lois has a hit out on her for what she might know.  Yeah, not the most intriguing issue, but at least there's some decent dialog between Renee and Lois, but beyond that there wasn't much to like from this issue in my mind.

All in all, I haven't been a fan of the art in this series, but this issue wasn't too bad in my mind.  I mean, I didn't find myself noticing how much I didn't like it this time around...... so maybe I'm just getting used to it, but the story just spent the entire issue feeling like it just needed to remind its readers what is actually happening in this twelve issue maxi and because of that, it didn't really feel like it did anything until the cliffhanger.  I keep hoping that this series will do something to grab me and make me a fan, but each issue it feels like it's just taking random ideas and throwing it at the page and nothing really feels all that coherent.

Bits and Pieces:

This issue of Lois Lane disappoints again in my mind as it takes the majority of the issue to remind people what this series is all about after all the interruptions it keeps having.  The problem with that too is, I find myself not digging the plot of the story and being reminded of it here did nothing for me until the cliffhanger and as for the art........ I'm still not a fan of that either.


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