Lois Lane #5

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Mike Perkins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 19
7.9Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

As Lois delves deeper into a mystery whose answers could shake the entire DC Universe to its core, the Question hunts the people responsible for an attempt on the famed reporter's life. But do they want her dead because of what she knows or to stop her from finding out more?

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 6, 2019

    I love this book for how it treats the not-so-glamorous life of a reporter who just so happens to be married to the world's greatest reporter. Assuming Rucka and Perkins don't lose interest there's really no reason this should be relegated to just 12 issues. Read Full Review

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

    Its thrilling to see as powerful a team like this one tackling as iconic a character as Lois Lane. They really are creating the comics equivalent of a prestige cable drama, and it really is one of the best books on the stands. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    The Daily Fandom - Kyle Scher Dec 5, 2019

    Lois Lane #5 and #6 continue the overall story of Lois and her life. It delves into journalism and what it really means to be a reporter. It also delves into Lois as a person. The contrast of the flashbacks in #6 with the present is guaranteed to get a reaction out of you. Truly powerful comics right here. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 6, 2019

    Mike Perkins continues to utilize a darkly detailed and beautiful film noir style for the art in this issue and it makes all of the characters not only look fantastic, but it gives their actions added resonance. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 8, 2019

    Again, love the subtle expression Perkins gives the Question's face here. Very similar to Denys Cowan's classic take on Vic! So a very good issue. The plots do not vault forward. But I love the slow burn. This is a middle chapter. It is time to add the spice. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 6, 2019

    It's a little too slow-paced at points, but the character work is so good that I'm more than willing to take the ride. And more importantly, this is a take on Lois Lane that makes her work perfectly as a solo hero out of Superman's shadow " for the first time in a while. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Nov 16, 2019

    Lois Lane is a quietly powerful story about the truth, justice, and journalism. Don't miss out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 9, 2019

    Two divergent stories are a little light on story content, but they still make for a good comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Nov 17, 2019

    This issue is fine. There are some solid moments throughout. Greg Rucka is a great writer so the dialogue is great and the characters feel consistent and engaging. And of course, Perkins' art is amazing. But it's a little slow. I don't think the issue gets enough done. It feels like its struggling to reach the 12 issue length but the execution is solid. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 6, 2019

    Lois Lane continues to frustrate me because it really feels like the book goes out of its way not to tell us anything that's going on, while focusing more on what terms journalists use while interviewing people and wanting to be more topical than actually telling a story that's compelling.  The art is enjoyable, but this series is really doing nothing for me. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Nov 6, 2019

    It's a steep decline from where this series started on all fronts and something that hopefully won't be repeated in the 7 issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Nov 15, 2019

    This is dragging a lot. It’s nice to see Question in action though, she cool.

  • 4.0
    Psycamorean Nov 8, 2019

    Why won't they tell us anything about what's actually happening? Instead, they keep it nice and vague... for reasons? All it does is slow the pace down tremendously and annoy me. Also, look, I know Lois Lane is an accomplished journalist in universe, but all we ever see is everyone telling us how great she is. And then, she gets a lot of her sources from her name recognition. It makes me really dislike Lois because her attitude of "I'm great" is not endearing. Like, look at the cover of this issue. Does that smug face look nice to you? Does the raised eyebrow signify smarts? I just feel like I'd love an issue where Lois has some humility or gets something wrong for once. You know, so she wouldn't be so one-note as a character.

  • 9.5
    Simon DelMonte Nov 6, 2019

    The only things wrong with this comic are that we didn't learn how Vic Sage is alive, and that all the political intrigue involving a whistleblower has to compete with reality. Though I really do wish Lois Lane were on the impeachment trail. Otherwise, amazing art and great character stuff. A home run.

  • 8.5
    M1sf1r3 Dec 2, 2019

    Lois Lane has been a pretty strong series so far. Let's see how this issue fares.

    The Good:
    I really like the focus back onto reporting within this issue. It's something that sets this book apart and I really like it.

    Meanwhile Renee's part of this story is equally done well. It really shows the terror Renee can bring and her Gothamite background.

    Art is pretty good here too. Not great but still good.

    The Bad:

    This issue brings the tension back and focuses on what makes these characters good. Stellar work from Rucka

  • 8.0
    Anirban Feb 14, 2020

    Love the series so far, the dialog, the storytelling. But sometimes the art is really weird. The second page has some of the worst faces I have seen in a DC book.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Nov 10, 2019

    "There's a memo"

    Good issue.

    Nice, character-driven story and great action.

  • 7.0
    KittyNone Nov 6, 2019

    Rucka & Perkins's Lois Lane continues to be fun, but this issue is very middle chapter-y; not much happens and there's a sense that they're stalling for time here to fill a 12-issue remit when they maybe only had 10 or 11 issues of story to tell.

  • 7.0
    mylosh Nov 17, 2019

    The cover is probably one of the ugliest Lois Lanes I've ever seen, something is off with her face, its like in video game where an 8 year old messes around with all the settings in the create a player or character section. Writing is and character building is quality despite some probably not liking the pace. Its a like a middle season episode of a slowburn TV show. Nice moments and good nod to Lois's reporting profession. The explanation off anonymity of sources and how that translates in an article was a nice touch. Would've gave 8 but couldn't get over the cover

  • 9.0
    Grifter Nov 10, 2019

  • 8.5
    Dorival Nov 6, 2019

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Nov 12, 2019

  • 8.5
    Radar Nov 14, 2019

  • 8.5
    BitchWitcher Nov 26, 2019

  • 8.0
    Sigmund Floppychest Nov 6, 2019

  • 8.0
    Watchtower022 Nov 9, 2019

  • 7.5
    _maite14 Nov 8, 2019

  • 7.5

  • 7.5
    Justin Ray Nov 13, 2019

  • 7.0
    Marvelll Aug 15, 2020

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