Lois Lane #3
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Mike Perkins
Colors by Paul Mounts
Letters by Simon Bowland
The Rundown: In the aftermath of the attempt on Lois’ life, Superman swoops in to make matters worse.
Lois is talking with the police in the aftermath of the murder of a potential source and she and Renee Montoya are greeted by a floating Superman outside the restaurant.
While Clark thinks that he’s protecting his wife, an angry Lois has to remind him that the only thing he’s managed to do it continue to fuel the rumors Lois is cheating on her husband with the man of steel.
As Lois and Clark work out their issues, Renee finds herself no face to no face with a former ally and friend. When Lois returns to her hotel, she finds that she is not alone.
The Story: Greg Rucka continues to deliver an interesting and engaging portrait of Lois Lane as a character. Giving her moments where she has to show Superman that she is capable adds some interesting layers to their relationship. I like the fact that Superman is in the wrong in this issue. It shows that he is ultimately human. The return of the surprise character in this issue opens up the possibility of new investigative avenues for the story to take.
The Art: Mike Perkins art is perfect for the dark and serious nature of this story, but Perkins also allows for some light moments, especially at the end of the issue.