Welcome back! Today we will be reviewing Lois Lane #2 which is written by Greg Rucka and features art by Mike Perkins
I am really enjoying DC’s black Label because it allows writers like Greg Rucka to tell more serious stories with characters from the DC universe. Lois Lane is a great character and used to be a big seller for DC, so it’s great to see her get her own story again and a fairly important one at that. Lois Lane is dealing with many different media concepts as well as giving Lois Lane a powerful story.
I like this book because it reminds me of Jessica Jones. The investigation, the darker storytelling, the grounded world. It’s all very familiar, but it works for Lois because that’s her character, that’s who she is and the world that she lives in. I really appreciate how Greg Rucka writes her and it almost feels like a modern version of Margot Kidder’s Lois Lane. I also really enjoy the Question, Renee Montoya, working with Lois while the Question, Vic Sage, works with Clark Kent. All the meanwhile she is being publicly shamed for kissing Superman because no one knows that Superman is Clark Kent. I love these concepts and I am interested to see how this story unfolds.
Overall, this is a great book and the Black label allows for even greater storytelling.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 18 / 20