Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Lois Lane #8 Review

Cops and Bothers 

Written By: Greg Rucka
Art By: Mike Perkins, Gabe Eltaeb, Simon Bowland
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 5, 2020

Let's head on back to the conspiracy filled world of Lois Lane as a hit has been taken out on our intrepid reporter for information she may or may not know...... which I'm not sure we'll ever get back to, but previously we saw an assassin called the Kiss of Death go after Lois, where it looked like her and Renee Montoya were blown up in Lois' hotel room.  Let's jump back into this issue and see if things become clearer or if the book continues to go on tangents that will take us further and further from whatever the main plot is supposed to be at this point.  Le's check it out.

For this issue we see Renee Montoya fight off the assassin going for Lois Lane and the best part about all of this is that we actually get the assassin's name, Kiss of Death....... I know I was wondering after last issue, but this just leads to our assassin getting away and a major chunk of the book becoming the Chicago police waiting around Lois' hotel room hoping for the chance to meet Superman.

Like previously though, the main plot of conspiracy and uncovering the truth is put on hold because now we have to find out what happened to Lois' former maid at the hotel, who's now gone missing and possibly deported and in the background we have the former Checkmate agent, Jessica Night making her way to Chicago, but it's all ambiguous about what that would even mean at this point...... probably just some Leviathan nonsense.

All in all, I continue to not care for the art in this series because it doesn't do the story any favors in conveying what our characters are talking about because it's needlessly dark and even beyond that the character models leave me wondering if I should know who certain characters are, but leave the book uncertain about everything.  The story, like we've had previously seems padded out just to get a smooch from Superman in and by the end of the issue nothing really feels like anything substantial actually went down.  I'm hoping that the last leg of this series does something to interest me because at this point in my reading, this whole series feels like a big nothing.

Bits and Pieces:

There's a lot of nothing going on in this issue and with eight issues down I'm wondering what the overall plot of this series is because it feels so far removed from where we started, beyond an attempt on Lois' life, but even here we continue to go off on weird tangents that seem to be just padding out the issue and sadly, I'm still not a fan of the art for this series.


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