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As the world comes to realize Lois Lane is also the wife of Superman and mother of Superboy, the DC Universe’s most acclaimed reporter finds herself hunted by a deadly assassin code-named the Kiss of Death.  The only thing standing between Lois and execution is the Question, but can Renee Montoya stop the Kiss before she fulfills her contract?


What I’m Excited For…

To say that this book has escalated quickly is an understatement, especially since now it has to deal with the ramifications of Clark’s “Truth” while still managing to deliver on it’s own story. Ordinarily this would concern me, but its Rucka we’re talking about. He’s got this, which means Lois totally has it in the bag.

What I Thought…

Okay first off, Renee Montoya is a total BADASS. One of the best parts of this series is the return of Montoya’s version of “The Question”. I don’t even care that I have questions (heh) about how she & Vic are active at the same time.

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Its a tad irksome that Lois’ story gets sidelined by the fallout of Clark’s “Truth” but it is to be expected. On the upside, Rucka writes Lois and Clark in a way that is both lighthearted and pragmatic. Seriously, why is it what everyone but Bendis writes Clark & Lois as they’re meant to be?

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Man of Steel cameo aside, the book closes out with a return to the titular character and her faceless cohort back on the case. A fun side story that doesn’t unhinge the book’s overall narrative.

Above Average Joe’s Rating


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