Last week, Lois Lane #1, the first issue of a 12-issue maxi-series starring intrepid reporter and Superman’s wife Lois Lane, came out. It was written by Greg Rucka (Gotham Central, Wonder Woman) and illustrated by Mike Perkins. You need to buy it. Right now.
I don’t want to spoil things too much, because being surprised is part of the fun, but I will say that Lois Lane is taking on a very, very topical issue. An issue that has been in the headlines for months now involving the separation of illegal immigrants and their children. Yes, that. And now Lois Lane is here to make us all wish she was a real person and a real journalist.
The other reason to buy the book is because it sees the return of a deeply loved character — and turn back now if you don’t want to be spoiled — the Question. No, not just Vic Sage, but Renee Montoya is the Question, too. (Leave it to Greg Rucka to bring back the character he’s been working on for decades.) Hopefully, if a lot of fans buy this comic and express their love of Renee, we can get a maxi-series for her or even an ongoing.
It helps that this book is superbly written and drawn. Rucka knows how to write Lois and Perkins gives everything a good air of realism — after all, this isn’t really a book about superheroes. It’s a book about good journalism. Which sometimes involves punching.