Superman Lost #9
Written by Priest
Art by Carlo Pagulayan and Dan Jurgens
Inks by Jason Paz and Brett Breeding
Colors by Jeromy Cox
Letters by Willie Schubert
The Rundown: Superman deals with dark thoughts as Lois deals with her illness.
Clark finds himself dealing with some disturbingly dark thoughts after discovering Lois’ illness and Lex’s role in it. Dark thoughts that will have him going to a therapist to deal with them. At the same time, Lois confronts Lex about what he did to her and receives the answers she seeks while trying to keep Clark grounded.
As the couple deals with the dark reality of their situation and Clark’s obsession with finding the planet and helping its people, Bruce arrives with some interesting news as well as a visitor.
The Story: Priest delivers a story that seems to lean heavily on some ridiculous moments while also delivering some entertaining ones as well. Many of the characterizations within the story feel off, but it is enjoyable if put into the context of being a standalone story. The fantasy sequences were very entertaining, but the final moments of the issue felt so ridiculous that I laughed out loud at the reveal.
The Art: Pagulayan and Jurgens deliver some fantastic art in the issue. The visuals are fun and often thrilling in their action and imagery.