Monday, March 13, 2023

Superman: Lost #1 Review



Written by: Christopher Priest
Art by: Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz
Colors by: Jeromy Cox
Letters by: Willie Schubert
Cover art by: Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz, Elmer Santos
Cover price: $4.99
Release date: March 14, 2023

Superman: Lost #1 begins an intriguing adventure for the Man of Steel when a rescue mission involving a damaged alien ship accidentally sends Superman hurtling... someplace else... for twenty years.
Is It Good?

Superman: Lost #1 is an intriguing start. This first issue is all setup, delivered with an uncharacteristically clean and clear plot by Christopher Priest, but I like what I read, and I'm curious to see where it goes.

The plot is pretty straightforward. While Lois tracks down a story about a potentially corrupt Senator, Superman heeds a call to intervene in a US/China military skirmish in International waters. The skirmish turns into a world-ending crisis when the JL arrives to discover the Chinese military discovered and attempted to salvage an alien ship at the bottom of the ocean. The salvagers damaged the alien ship's hyperdrive, creating an uncontrolled singularity that only Superman can stop.

Superman saves the day, but not before getting sucked to somewhere or somewhen else for twenty years.

That's it. Again, the plot is super straightforward, but Priest delivers a granite-solid setup that's clear, makes sense, and cleverly displaces Superman from the main continuity to tell a story that last decades while only appearing to be gone for a few minutes from Lois's perspective. Of course, the success of this mini-series will depend on what happens next, but I like what I see so far.

The art from Pagulayan, Paz, and Cox is likewise rock-solid. The overall look of the comic is a bit dark, but the line work and figure work is excellent, the JL action scene is a lot of fun, and the colors are outstanding.

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Bits and Pieces:

Superman: Lost #1 delivers a super-simple but a granite-solid setup for a Superman adventure that pulls him out of time and space for years without anyone realizing it. The plot is clear, concise, and to the point, and the art is equally good. You'd be right to complain about the excessive cover price for a standard-sized comic, but the story (so far) is worth your money.


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