Lois Lane #9
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Mike Perkins
Colors by Andy Troy
Letters by Simon Bowland
The Rundown: Lois and Renee go it alone to catch the assassin gunning for the reporter and they will bring in some unusual help to do it.
Renee is worried that Lois isn’t taking the threats against her seriously especially after dismissing her husband his super brand of help. Fortunately for the pair, Lois has a plan. One that will require Renee to get some much needed information from the Dark Knight himself.
After securing the information that they need, Lois makes a special trip to see the woman caught up in the middle of the mess, Alejandra. After finding out about the conditions she and her family are currently in, Lois is enraged and determined to take the next steps to fix things. That plan will require splitting up and having Renee bring in someone with a unique set of skills to help flush out the assassin.
The Story: Greg Rucka continues to craft an engaging mystery in this series and this issue is no exception. Rucka makes a point of reminding readers of just how capable Lois Lane is and her tenacity is not only refreshing, but entertaining as hell. Her passion is great and the mystery surrounding this story keeps getting more interesting with each issue. I love the inclusion of Batman in this issue and there is a moment where you can see the respect he has for her and Renee come through even when he’s relegated to that of an errand boy.
The Art: Mike Perkins makes this story come to life with the beautiful and dynamic art. Every page has the visual trappings of an awesome noir film or mystery and that art keeps me transfixed on the characters, the story and the dark corners of the environment.