Lois Lane #10
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Mike Perkins
Colors by Andy Troy
Letters by Simon Bowland
The Rundown: Lois and her colleagues will employ a dangerous tactic to flush out the assassin targeting the reporter.
Lois Lane is on lockdown in an undisclosed location and Renee Montoya is working on a plan to trap The Kiss of Death. Unfortunately, Montoya will need the help of a witch who knows what she needs to do, but can’t seem to remember how to do it.
At Lois’ hideout, she calls her husband to vent about how she’s holding up emotionally. In between Superman stuff, he does his best to comfort her before leaving her enact the next part of her plan. A plan that will not only bring The Kiss of Death out of hiding, but will have serious repercussions for one member of Lois’ team.
The Story: Greg Rucka continues to weave an interesting story in this issue. Switching focus to trapping the assassin is fun, but it does take away some of the focus on the story is working on and how its implications have made her a target. The interactions and conversations are great, especially the Lois/Clark dynamic and how his lack of presence is explained. Jessica’s story is well crafted as well and its connection to the multiverse adds an interesting layer to the story. It will be interesting to see where this story goes next and how Rucka brings the conclusion together.
The Art: Mike Perkins’ dark, film noir style is perfect for this issue. It captures the tone of the story and the darkness of the moments with these characters. In addition, Perkins does some great work with the splash pages showcasing the multiverse itself. There are some beautiful details throughout.