Lois Lane #4

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Mike Perkins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 2, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 20
8.4Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Renee Montoya wants answers. But can she handle the truth of what Lois Lane has uncovered? The questions pile up as Lois meets with both Renee and the original faceless detective, Vic Sage.

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Oct 9, 2019

    Superman is so often used as sort of a linchpin of the DC Universe, and for a good reason. He is, after all, the character who originated both the genre and the world of these comics. People often forget that Lois Lane made her first appearance with Superman in 1938, and deserves to be considered just as much of a linchpin of this world. Lois Lane #4 is an excellent example of why and how she serves that role. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Legion - Tom Zimm Oct 2, 2019

    I loved this issue! Rucka does an amazing job connecting the human element of each character and appeals to the heart throughout. The story is strong and intriguing, specifically, surrounding the virus that appears to be impacting the citizenry. I'm excited to see how Lois and Renee unpack this mystery and save the people of Metropolis. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 2, 2019

    Besides one exchange with a police officer this issue had no action, but the outstanding character development and dialogue easily make Lois Lane #4 one of the best reads this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Daily Fandom - Kyle Scher Oct 7, 2019

    While not as emotionally impactful as the previous issue, Lois Lane #4 delivers on what it sat out to do. This continues to be one of the best things DC is putting out, and you need to read it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 7, 2019

    And we saw all of that in this issue without one punch, gun shot, or red cape anywhere. I have been waiting for Lois to shine. Now she has the spotlight all to herself! For me this series has been a big win. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 2, 2019

    Mike Perkins continues to deliver some amazing art in this issue. The tone of the art matches the film noir quality of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ari Bard Oct 4, 2019

    Rucka, Perkins, Mounts, and Bowland shine a light on characters who may not be super, but are definitely heroes in and around the DC Universe Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 5, 2019

    I thoroughly enjoyed this character-focused issue, a nice combination of Lois Lane being the best mom and Lois Lane being a total badass. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 2, 2019

    I joke a lot about the "Lobdellverse", but I think many writers maintain their own private continuities and go back to it whenever they have the opportunity. That's definitely what Greg Rucka does in Lois Lane #4, with a story that seamlessly combines current events with plot threads from his runs on Checkmate and 52 back in the early 2000s. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Oct 3, 2019

    It's not an action-y issue, but it's an important, developmental one. We get some great Lois/Jon moments and honestly, I really liked the point Lois made about the truth and why she keeps so much of it to herself. Big props to Greg Rucka for that. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Oct 9, 2019

    Lois Lane continues its winning streak, despite having a brush with horrifying Oedipal awkwardness this issue. This is a comic for adults that isn't afraid to be what it is and say what it has to say. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 2, 2019

    This is a comic about conversations and never improves upon when those bits of dialogue are natural. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 2, 2019

    Even though I went into this issue wanting to love it after what we got the previous month, this story is filled with hollow characters that show no emotion and just feel off in general.  If that wasn't enough, the conversations had gone absolutely nowhere and the characters actually go out of their way to continue to talk in circles to the point where it takes up pages.  I didn't have fun with this issue, hate the continued misuse of Jon Kent and thought that the art was a mixed bag.   Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Oct 7, 2019

    I'm not in love with this issue. I feel like the story has stopped. I'm not sure if this was a mandate by DC or if Rucka just wanted to include this farewell to Jon in Lois' book. And it's fine; I think a lot of that is sweet. But it doesn't do much for the plot of this story. The book went a weird detour. The Question stuff could end up grabbing me but I'm somewhat indifferent to it right now. I'm still excited about this book and the art is great but I didn't enjoy this issue. Read Full Review

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