Lois Lane #2

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Mike Perkins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 7, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 27
8.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Famed writer and reporter Lois Lane never worries about speaking truth to power-so what's she hiding from the most powerful man on the planet (and her husband), Superman? Investigating a widening international conspiracy, Lois puts herself in the crosshairs with backup from an unlikely new ally from the streets of Gotham City.

  • 10
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Aug 7, 2019

    This is an excellent follow up to the stellar debut issue, as both Rucka and Perkins are putting out some of their best work yet. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Aug 13, 2019

    This is a great issue. The story is interesting and unique. I love these characters; Rucka has a great voice for Lois, Montaya and Clark Kent. Perkins' art is stylish and cool. This is a wonderful series so far and I'm excited to see where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Sequential Planet - Tariq Sims Aug 9, 2019

    This was a strong follow up to the already incredible issue #1. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Aug 7, 2019

    It seems difficult to believe that Rucka, Perkins, and Paul Mounts can continue this momentum for ten more issues, but the first two indicate that Lois Lane will be an instant classic. Jump onto this title now, dont wait for the trade. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Aug 7, 2019

    Speaking truth to power has never looks so dangerous. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 9, 2019

    This issue had so much story that just worked. The response to Lois' story and her own feelings about the attacks. The Voronova reveal and Lois' demand for vengeance. Her skills in trapping Agger. And then the ending. All worked. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 7, 2019

    Lois Lane is starting to become a lock for me in terms of one of my most anticipated monthly titles. As this conspiracy deepens and Lois gets further in, the more invested I am in seeing how it all will unfold. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Jeffords Jr Aug 13, 2019

    Lois Lane #2 is a great second issue that adds on to the plot keeping it interesting and showing how great a journalism based Lois Lane story can truly be. With its only downfall being characters faces about points. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 7, 2019

    Lois Lane makes tension its best tool, and it's almost unrecognizable as a Superman family title. It's very much in the vein of another DC classic Rucka had a hand in, Gotham Central, but with journalism in place of cops and no less danger as a result. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Aug 8, 2019

    Not only does this book provide a human perspective on a world of superheroes, the noir tone shows it as one with something to be uncovered and potentially turned upside down as a result. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 7, 2019

    Mike Perkins does an amazing job with the art in this issue. The tone perfectly matches the story and its subject matter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Aug 9, 2019

    The creative team has done an amazing job so far. They manage to keep up this intense feeling despite there not being a lot of action. I mean, Lois is a reporter. Yes, there is some violence and shooting, but this isn't a series about someone physically fighting crime like we often see. It's about fighting crime in a different way. Which is honestly, incredibly inspiring. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 10, 2019

    The mysterious, action and drama of Lois Lane continues at a nice pace, mixing grounded realism with superheroics, which is one of my favorite things. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Aug 7, 2019

    Lois Lane (2019-) #2 remains a must read. Greg Rucks expertly blends meta political commentary with comic book storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jason Jeffords Jr Aug 10, 2019

    Lois Lane #2 gives us a great dose of Lois' journalistic prowess, while putting a spotlight on her love life. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 7, 2019

    Rucka and Perkins work well in tandem to produce a narrative rife with guile and deception. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Aug 7, 2019

    Lois Lane is an interesting character in comics. She's long been an inherent mass of contradictions: an independent woman who always needs to be saved; smart enough to uncover well-hidden illegal syndicate but can't figure out that Clark and Superman are the same person; etc. Ruck and Perkins are giving us a better Lois Lane. In the process, they show how a non-powered person can effect change in a world full of super-heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Aug 8, 2019

    We may be no closer to knowing who is behind it all, but Lois Lane #2 shows that the path to find out is going to be a fun, well-constructed walk on the mean streets of the DCU. With rich detailing and even richer leading ladies, Lois Lane #2 continues to be a glowing showcase of our favorite intrepid reporter and her fan-favorite vigilante co-worker. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Aug 7, 2019

    Perkins layouts and storytelling techniques are not in doubt, and he has a fine attention to detail (perhaps too fine). Maybe he simply needs the assistance ofan experienced inker to lighten his workload and cultivate a more cohesive visual presentation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Aug 7, 2019

    Overall, Lois Lane #2 is not without flaws but the overarching storyline and Lois' work as an investigative reporter make it a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 7, 2019

    All of it plays out like short scenes from a much-longer narrative, clips that don't quite complete a unique episode. That style of presentation works better in collection, but it leaves this one issue feeling slightly less than the sum of its parts. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Aug 18, 2019

    Lois Lane proves to be thinking man's comic, an all-too-rare gem in today's pop culture landscape. Taut, tense, and steeped in mystery and atmosphere, this is one comic you shouldn't let pass by. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 7, 2019

    Lois continues her quest for truth and justice, but the way she's getting there comes off kind of boring in my mind.  All I really want right now is to find out more about the Question, but it seems that we've moved well beyond that happening.  The art is decent at times and there's some action to this, but ultimately, I don't think this style of book is for me. Read Full Review

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