Review – Superman: Lois Lane (one-shot) (DC Comics)
Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Emanuela Lupacchino
Release Date: 26th February 2014
When there are four artists listed on one issue of a book that isn’t an anthology title, I often think it’s a bad sign. Here, it is indeed a bad sign, and the art is far from being the only problem.
This book tells the story of Lois’s investigation-turned-adventure involving a drug that mutates humans into monsters, and tries to weave in some Lane family drama for depth. Unfortunately, it completely fails to entertain, and the book ultimately ‘ends’ exactly where it left off, with almost zero resolution. Perhaps this story will filter into another Superman title, but to put out a book with what should be an interesting lead female, as a one-shot, with a $4.99 price tag, and have it be of such low quality I’d actually happily throw it in the bin, is a shitty, shitty way to plant a plot seed.
This one-shot fails miserably to paint Lois Lane in any kind of interesting light, choosing instead to throw her into a completely dumb monster-adventure that actually had me annoyed by the second panel of the first page.
The constant change in artwork and inkers is totally jarring, and off-putting, and the cover is awful. You’d think with four pencillers, four inkers, and Marguerite Bennett writing, they could have at least squeezed some quality out of this book. Instead, they squeezed out a big turd.
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