Review: Lois Lane #12

Review: Lois Lane #12

 

[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Greg Rucka

Artist: Mike Perkins

Colorist: Andy Troy

Letterer: Simon Bowland

 

Reviewed by: Sean Blumenshine

 

Summary

At the end of multiple investigations, Lois finds herself with the power to change-or destroy-the lives of everyone involved.

 

Positives

Mike Perkins’ cover is fantastic. It reminds me of Jessica Jones. The layout is really cool with Lois’ silhouette filled with images. I love it.

Perkins’ interior art is also great. I love the book’s style. The characters are expressive and well detailed. Andy Troy’s colors also add a solid mood.

Elicia and Renee are a really cute couple. I enjoyed the action scene where they retrieve the file. Greg Rucka provides strong banter that is charming and adorable. I wouldn’t mind these two getting their own mini-series at some point. They’re a lot of fun.

I enjoyed the Daily Planet sequence a lot. Lois and Perry White have a fun relationship. There’s great dialogue throughout the issue. Everyone has a distinct voice that gives the issue some energy. Although, I don’t totally understand the idea of Lois spelling poorly on purpose. Why would she do that?

Negatives

I don’t know how I feel about the conclusion to the nature of truth theme with Lois and Renee. I’m leaning towards positive because it feels consistent with the two characters. Lois believes in truth regardless of consequence; Renee is warier. But in a previous issue, Lois seemed to recognize that her sometimes obsessive nature can get people hurt including Renee. She seems to have forgotten that here. It all seems a little confused.

I wish I was more invested in this than I am. The maxi-series suffered from Lois playing such a big part in Event Leviathan. For me, the series ended up feeling unfocused. This finale is nice in that it sums everything up and it tries to pull everything together. Personally, I don’t find much of the issue compelling or interesting.

Verdict

As a finale, this is fine. Everything comes together in a decently tied bow. There’s great dialogue and banter; Rucka is a great writer. And the art is gorgeous. But the only thing the issue made me feel is relief that it’s over. I don’t have to talk about it anymore and that’s not a good way to feel at the end of a series.

 

 

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Sean Blumenshine

I am currently a senior at Wichita State University studying communications. I started reading comics in 2013 because of how much I loved Man of Steel and season one of Arrow. My favorite hero is the Green Arrow and my favorite villain is the Joker.