Superman: Lois Lane #1

Superman: Lois Lane #1

Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Emanuela Lupacchino, Meghan Hetrick, Ig Guara, Diogenes Neves Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 26, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Lois Lane is known for chasing down stories - but what happens when the story is her family? As her father gains more power in the government, Lois's sister Lucy has become involved with a deadly drug scene! Meanwhile, Lois thought she was rid of the influence of Brainiac, but now she finds that the the computer tyrant of Colu is calling out to her again!

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow Feb 27, 2014

    Although the fact that this one shot was conceived does slightly confuse me it was definitely a joy to behold and should be read by anyone who is a fan of Superman, Lois Lane, or just comics in general. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Feb 27, 2014

    This issue should be a launch pad for a Lois Lane solo book, without the Superman prefix, with her exploring and investigating various aspects of the DC Universe. And the fact that this is a book done by a mostly female team is a bonus for diversity and the ever expanding female readership. This oversized book is worth your five bucks, and is a worthy issue for comics' first leading lady. Now if only she could get more "screen time" in the main titles". Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Feb 26, 2014

    A fantastic one-shot that truly deserves a significant follow-up, Lois Lane #1 takes the best of what we know and love about DCs intrepid reporter and digs even deeper. With Superman making only a single page appearance (gotta throw the big guy a bone), Im pretty satisfied that THIS is exactly what I was hoping for at the start of the New 52 with the changes to Lois romantic life. May we get many, many more stories like this, particularly with Marguerite Bennett at the keyboard, and SOON. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Mar 1, 2014

    I said it before and I'll say it again"DC needs to give Marguerite Bennett her own title, preferably one centered on Lois Lane! I absolutely loved this issue and I wish this was an on-going series, but I enjoyed this issue for what it was: a self contained story that really shows off just how special Lois is as a character and Ms. Bennett and her crew couldn't have pulled it off more perfectly. We see literally every aspect of Lois as a character: a heroine, a role model, and while she put herself in a 'damsel in distress' situation, she made it perfectly clear that with someone as talented as Marguerite Bennett writing her, she's more than capable of taking care of herself. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Mar 1, 2014

    This is a really high-quality story worthy of the character who stars in it, and the fact that DC felt the need to put "Superman" in the title at all for branding purposes is kind of upsetting, because he doesn't show up at all. This is Lois's story, and it's absolutely incredible. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Feb 28, 2014

    At a signing not long ago, I heard Marguerite Bennett mention to a fan that one of her most frequent questions these days was "what's so special about Lois Lane?" With a laugh she responded "If you don't know, I can't help you." It may not be the ultimate Lois Lane story, but I think Ms. Bennett has proven herself wrong. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 7, 2014

    I thought this was a very solid issue, showcasing just about everything I love about Lois while giving me a nice peek into her past. The whole 'drug cartel - are they good guys - who is the villain' part of the book was a bit blurry to me. But that is picking nits at an otherwise solid book for Lois fans. I can only hope we see more. Kudos to Bennett, Lupacchino, et al. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Mar 3, 2014

    "Superman: Lois Lane" is for everyone: old fans, new fans and even readers who are out of touch with current DC continuity. Bennett presents a well-rounded, thoughtfully developed Lois Lane that falls neatly into her longstanding tradition; where the art has its hiccups, it gives the book an admirable flow that rarely takes the reader out of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Marlene Bonnelly Nov 30, -0001

    Overall, I think this issue will turn many into Lois' fans. In a world full of aliens with laser eyes and detectives with an arsenal of gadgetry at their disposal, Lane is a reporter on a mission armed only with her wit, determination, a camera and a swift roundhouse kick. In a way, especially in this issue, she represents the everyman, and I think that's what makes her exploits so fun to read. Part of me is actually pretty disappointed that this particular story won't carry on into a second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Henry Varona Mar 4, 2014

    Superman: Lois Lane is a great one-shot for one of DC's premier female characters. It balances fun with suspense and reminds readers that Lois Lane is not dependent on Superman for good stories. If anything, Lane is stronger for being on her own here, and the issue leaves enough threads for further development that I wouldn't mind an ongoing series for her. So long as DC lands Bennett on this monthly, I'll be all in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Gilad Levin Feb 28, 2014

    Superman: Lois Lane #1 served as a reminder of why I love Lois Lane. The book features an interesting story, nice art and cool monster designs, a great way to celebrate Lois's 75th anniversary. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 26, 2014

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, I want a Lois Lane ongoing series. Marguerite Bennett gives us a great solo story focusing on how great the character is and can be out on her own adventures. The DCU is a big place and there's plenty for Lois to do. Bennett also shows us Superman doesn't have to be part of equation in giving us a Lois Lane story. The oversized format was nice in giving us more story but having four different pencilers made it a little bumpy. Let us all hope this is just the beginning of Lois Lane in the spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 1, 2014

    Lois Lane is a good comic to pick up. It feels like it's more of a story about Lucy than Lois but there is certainly a good focus on Lois and detective/reporter skills. The plot is a strange one, but different. This is the kind of book that makes you wonder why DC doesn't find a way to give her a solo series. Anyway, this is a good and dense read for your five bucks. I recommend checking this out. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Melissa Grey Feb 26, 2014

    The book strives to transcend the relative simplicity of the main plot by dealing in a more literary form of narration than one might expect, given the subject matter, though the repetition becomes a bit heavy-handed after a while. The running theme of the scars left behind in the wake of trauma -- both physical and psychological -- is a powerful theme, but it could have benefited from a touch more subtlety. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Feb 26, 2014

    Anyway, the ending doesn't really make sense to me at all. I thought Lois already mentioned she found the cat earlier, so what would she believe the monster to be the cat? Anyway, Lois needs to sharpen up her investigation skill as a reporter. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Feb 28, 2014

    Overall, this is hopefully the issue that both Bennett and Lois Lane needed. It showed that Marguerite Bennett could tell a story like this and make it interesting through her excellent character writing and it showed that Lois Lane could be the focus of a story like this instead of in the background of any number of Superman stories. Not only that, but any one of the artists featured here could follow Bennett and Lois Lane to an ongoing series (as long as they're credited properly) and it could stand out against the rest of the New 52 as a unique series. If this was to be seen as a pilot of sorts for a Lois Lane ongoing, I would wager it should be greenlit for a season. If not, then it's still a good issue that paid its dues to a great character and her long legacy from a writer who is capable of more than this and a team of artists who were undercut by editorial. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Feb 26, 2014

    The Superman: Lois Lane one-shot may not be a quantum leap in storytelling for DC, but it is a step in the right direction for the New 52. Instead of committing to another event or full series, this offers a safe environment to try out a narrower focus for the plethora of characters yet to be reintroduced or given the light of day in the new guard. Indeed, while the story itself may not immediately set sales lists on fire, the format is a perfect package for future focal points in the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Feb 27, 2014

    Lois Lane #1 is solid. While it's not the tone I'd hope for in her own ongoing (should she ever get one), it serves this ambitious story reasonably well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Mar 2, 2014

    Overall, I expected this to be much better than it was, and that's all that I can really say in the end. Still, I wouldn't mind an ongoing written by Marguerite. I would welcome it in fact because despite the missteps here, I think this is still a decent proof of concept for a Lois ongoing. Sales numbers will tell though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Reilly Mar 4, 2014

    I'll give DC credit for this, at least: it's a comic book (and a one-shot, at that! In 2014! Amazing!) featuring a woman who is not only the focus of the book but is also not sexualized in any way. We've come a long way, I think, from Power Girl leaning over and the internet losing their minds. That crap still happens, but I think there's really something in a Lois Lane monthly solo book that could be really special. Not to mention powerful for a certain publisher's image. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 28, 2014

    Four different pencillers (two of them women) contribute to this special, leaving one with the distinct impression it was rushed into production. The good news is that the shifts from one style to another aren't all that jarring, but the bad news is that none of the artwork is terribly striking or memorable. As near as I can tell, this comic and Batman: Joker's Daughter's #1 seem designed to spotlight not only female characters but up-and-coming women creators at the publisher, which isn't a bad idea in a time when there's still a need to bring more women into the medium, both as creators and readers. But this Lois Lane special is entirely forgettable - hardly the best showcase for these creators. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 9, 2014

    Superman: Lois Lane #1 is an odd book.  I love how Marguerite Bennett portrays Lois, but the story she's in is generic and forgettable.  The art is shared between four artists and when they change, you know it.  I'm not sure the purpose of this book in the long run, but I wish it was better.  Lois and her fans deserve it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Feb 27, 2014

    It's great that DC is trying with Lois, but it's sad they couldn't give her something more relevant to do. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Big Comic Page - Alan Shields Feb 28, 2014

    The constant change in artwork and inkers is totally jarring, and off-putting, and the cover is awful. You'd think with four pencillers, four inkers, and Marguerite Bennett writing, they could have at least squeezed some quality out of this book. Instead, they squeezed out a big turd. Read Full Review

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