Lois Lane #1

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Mike Perkins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 3, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 30 User Reviews: 43
8.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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On the road and out of Metropolis-and carrying a secret that could disrupt Superman's life-Lois Lane embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover a threat to her husband and a plot that reaches the highest levels of international power brokers and world leaders. Critically acclaimed and best-selling author Greg Rucka and master storyteller Mike Perkins team up for a tale of conspiracy, intrigue and murder that pushes even Lois to her limits.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jul 6, 2019

    I love this issue. Rucka is one of my favorite writers and I'm so glad he's on this. The story is instantly engaging and I think the social commentary is really fun. The tone is effective and interesting. Perkins delivers some great issue. This is a great issue and I can't wait to read the next one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 3, 2019

    While the series may draw some well-earned and positive comparisons to Gotham Central, it's clear that Lois Lane is a series with its own unique merits, ones that make it essential reading in 2019. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Vishal Gullapalli Jul 3, 2019

    Rucka's writing with Perkins' pencils and Mounts' colors build a world around Lois Lane that's just as tough and down to earth as she is. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jul 3, 2019

    Lois Lane #1 feels a bit like inspirational wish fulfillment the same way that some of my favorite Superman stories do, except instead of punching crazy aliens, shes working hard and doing one of the real worlds most important jobs. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Jul 3, 2019

    This timely and political first issue of Lois Lane is an instant classic and a great start to the series. If the next eleven chapters match the quality of the first, then the eventual hardcover collection will look great on any collectors shelf, right next to the Gotham Central omnibus. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 3, 2019

    While many of us may be waiting for Superman, this book shows that Lois Lane is the hero the world truly needs. Read Full Review

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Mary Swangin Jul 11, 2019

    Lois Lane #1 is the engrossing first chapter of what is sure to be a gritty and nuanced neo-noir comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Jul 3, 2019

    Lois Lane (2019-) #1 is packed with conspiracy and international intrigue. Greg Rucka offers readers a Lois Lane like we've never seen, in a story too close to fact to be purely fiction. Rucka's Lois Lane is the hero we all need. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 8, 2019

    So overall a great sort of 'days in the life' look at what it means to be Lois Lane. I suppose now that we have a foundation of Rucka's take, we'll have the new plots become more front and center. But I liked this for what it was, a primer on Lois with some plot seeds planted. And Mike Perkins shines no matter what scenario he has to take on. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 3, 2019

    Lois Lane #1 is one of the best debuts of the year. It's a comic that's long overdue but better late than never. The team has shown Lois Lane is the star we always knew and most importantly, you don't need superpowers to have strength and shape the world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jul 3, 2019

    This appears to be a story of intrigue and deception, (again, right in Ruckaswheelhouse), and I hope it stays that way. Lois has no super-powers, and itwould be a disservice to her growth as a character if she has to rely onSuperman (or any other meta-human) to bail her out. With that in mind, MikePerkins artwork is a bit scratchy in texture, but it fits the tone of thestory very well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Jul 5, 2019

    You don't have to be Superman to be a shining paragon. Sometimes, you have to get your fingers dirty and work in the shadows to find the information that brings down the corrupt, and upholds the best of what America is. But does the cost have to be so high? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 6, 2019

    Greg Rucka might be writing the hard-boiled Lois Lane journalism comic we've always dreamed about. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 9, 2019

    Lois Lane #1 is a must-read comic that is frighteningly too real. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jul 9, 2019

    The timely debut begs for an eventual hardback collection that will - if this series can keep up its consistency of the first issue -be a must purchase. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 3, 2019

    Lois Lane is slated for 12 issues, but if this first issue is any indication, Rucka has plenty of material to make this an ongoing book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 3, 2019

    It's as packed as a dialogue-heavy comic gets, but it's a great start to what's sure to be a classic year of comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Jul 3, 2019

    This is a phenomenal new series bringing much needed light to the DC Universe's best investigative journalist. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 3, 2019

    Mike Perkins art is fantastic. The art perfectly matches the gritty, noir style of the story and its tone. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Rogues Portal - Nico Sprezzatura Jul 3, 2019

    Mike Perkins art is another asset to the series. Going back to the comparison of Gaydos Alias/Jessica Jones, his particular art style works for this kind of story something of a hardboiled mystery wherein nothing is pretty or simple to grasp. Among the three Event Leviathan projects, they all look distinct from one another, which helps lend individuality to each despite all of them being of a piece with one another. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Jul 5, 2019

    Lois Lane #1 is a book I enjoy more and more as time passes. It sets up multiple intriguing plot threads that are magnified by stellar character work. It's then all tied together by Mike Perkins and Paul Mounts' appropriately moody art. Oftentimes in the comic book community, you'll be confronted with the sentiment that Superman is important because he's the character we wish could be real right now. This book sets out to explore why what we may need more than a Superman is a Lois Lane. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 3, 2019

    Lois Lane is long overdue for her own solo comic. And luckily, DC found the ideal creative team to bring that drought to an end. Lois lane #1 serves as a strong start to a series far more mired in real-world politics and headlines than your average DC book. But even as the series tackles timely subject matter, it also captures the core of what makes Lois such a compelling character. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jul 4, 2019

    Both very timely and written in a way to still be hypothetically understandable in later eras, the start of 'Enemy of the People' is doing great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 5, 2019

    Lois Lane is a great reminder that the human element is often what’s missing in our superhero stories. Sometimes the most unsung heroes in these world’s aren’t the ones with sci-fi gadgets or super powers. Greg Rucka excels at showing us that vision of the DCU, and it’s great to have him back in his wheelhouse here. Perkins and Mounts are a good fit for the writer as well, and I suspect that their work will only improve as this maxi-series continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Jul 2, 2019

    Lois Lane has an excellent start and is in the hands of a very skilled creative team. Rucka and Perkins are able to utilize the character's strength, making Lois's story unique and about her. This allows us to enjoy how great of a journalist and character she is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Jul 3, 2019

    So far, this series is an amazing addition to the plethora of Superman and Superfamily books on the shelves. It's darker tone will appeal to more mature readers. Even if you aren't a huge Superman fan, I recommend this book to fans of shows and stories like The West Wing, House of Cards, and The Newsroom. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jul 4, 2019

    In all,Lois Lane #1 isn't a bad comic. But it does make the mistake of putting its politics before its plot, and winds up feeling a tad threadbare as a result. Greg Rucka is a master mystery-weaver and storyteller, though, and either way the end result will almost certainly be worth checking out, regardless of which side of the political aisle you're on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT Jul 5, 2019

    Maybe "Lois Lane" is not a flashy title, the sales will let us know if there will be continuity regarding the wife of the man of steel, but we must admit that it has started on the right foot, they are not those old silver age comics with romantic themes between Lois and Superman, now we are facing a really complex plot and with current political issues and with the addition of "The Question" the interest increases significantly, I think it is a number to take into consideration. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jul 3, 2019

    While die-hard comic book fans know Lois is a badass in her own right, the casual fan might not, so, it was a good call to cover all basis. The overall narrative itself is a little lacking due to multiple subplots. Again, though, the breadcrumbs look intriguing in terms of the direction of where things go from here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 3, 2019

    While there could be something going forward with Lois getting to the bottom of an acquaintance's death and how Lois plans to solve this with the help of a guest star, as of right now though, I just kind of found myself bored reading this story since it's a lot of typing, smooching, sticking it to the man and timeline inconsistencies, while I just wondered why we didn't learn more about the murdered character.  Sadly, I wasn't a fan of the art this issue either and found it muddy, but I'm hoping that things can turn around for me as the series progresses. Read Full Review

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