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Review: Superman: Lois and Clark #1

Superman Lois and Clark #1 coverWorlds lived. Worlds died. The DC Universe fought to survive against a threat that bent the Multiverse to its will. Following the epic events of Convergence, here begins the adventures of the last sons and the last daughter of a Krypton and an Earth that were destroyed rather than saved.

Writer Dan Jurgens and artists Lee Weeks and Scott Hanna kick off a new adventure in Superman: Lois and Clark which features a classic pre-Crisis Superman brought forward to the current DC Universe.

Lois and Clark and their son Jon are trying to survive anonymously in a world not their own. But, knowing what they know from the future of their universe, they can’t help but get involved on this new world. Can they keep this Earth from suffering the same fate as their own? Can this Superman the villains he once fought before they are created here?

And what is Intergang, and why does Lois’s discovery of it place everyone she loves in jeopardy? What will happen when their nine-year old son learns the true identity of his parents?

This is the second post-Convergence series to launch tied directly into DC’s summer event. The first, Telos, was a bit of a disappointment, but this second series was a pleasant surprise, not just for the nice twist, but a comic that somehow feels both retro and modern in many ways.

Jurgens is impressive in his writing. The story feels like a natural outgrowth of events, and is absolutely the best thing to come out of Convergence so far. How this Clark and Lois can exists makes sense and is not forced. The issues they face are interesting, and the potential is huge. It all is actually interesting and a bit of a new take on Superman, one that’s pre-emptive in his action.

The art by Weeks and Hanna is solid, again feeling a bit retro, with a slight modern twist to it. The use of panels is what makes it feel a bit more modern, breaking way from simple nine panels or large spreads. But, the poses and scenes presented feel like a throwback in many ways.

It’s just one issue, but it’s one I really enjoyed. It also shows that DC can mix its history with a modern take that’s entertaining for old and new fans alike.

Story: Dan Jurgens Art: Lee Weeks and Scott Hanna
Story: 8.5 Art: 8 Overall: 8.3 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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