Lois Lane is one of greatest characters in American comics, and yet I feel like most of time she gets treated as an extra in the world of Superman. Not so in this issue though, as this one-shot in all about Lois and features a great story by Marguerite Bennett.
The story surrounds Lois’ sister Lucy, who comes to Lois for help after her girlfriend is kidnapped. Lois’ attempt to help her sister leads her into conflict with dealers of an experimental drug with some drastic side effects, as well as the shadowy group trying to shut the drug ring down.
Bennett also gives us a look into Lois’ past, and we see her struggle to become her sister’s keeper after their mother passes. There are some heartfelt moments that add depth to the sisters’ relationship as well as the story taking place in the present.
With as good of a story as Bennett tells, the art on the book doesn’t hold up its end of the bargain. Like many one-shots, this one has a bullpen of artists who contributed to it, and it takes a bit of the shine off of a well-written story.
That shouldn’t keep you from picking this one up, though. Lois Lane should have an ongoing book, and after reading this story, I’m pretty sure Marguerite Bennett should be the one writing that ongoing.
4 out of 5 Petitions for a Lois Lane Ongoing