Review: Superman: Lois and Clark #3
Who—or what—is Blanque? What is being held in this Superman’s Fortress of Solitude? And what is Intergang, and why is their discovery dangerous to Lois? Whatever the answers, neither Clark nor Lois want their son to learn the truth…
Out of the trio of books DC Comics has recently launched, Superman: Lois and Clark stands out as the best for me, and easily is the best ongoing Superman comic right now on the stand.
The series features a Clark and Lois from an alternate world with a son, and the trio is hidden from the world, while still trying to do good. Writer Dan Jurgens plays off the premise perfectly and this third issue does a great job not only moving the story forward, but also giving us more depth on the characters and their motivations.
What really stands out to me is Jurgens’ ability to capture a more classic retro feel to the comic mixed with a style that is more modern as well. This is a great blending of eras with a feel I’d love to see shift over to more reboots from DC. It just works here, while it hasn’t in so many. That could be due to Jurgens’ masterful take on his characters. It does so well at getting at Superman’s essence while also being human and packaged in a fun comic.
Jurgens is helped by artist Lee Weeks whose art style is fantastic. It’s more of a modern DC house style, but it’s clean and so nice it works really well. This reminds me of a look I might see in the 90s and 00s Superman comics, but with a modern design for the characters. Just fantastic overall.
This is a Superman and Lois you should absolutely be reading. It’s delivered each issue and has completely exceeded my expectations.
Story: Dan Jurgens Art: Lee Weeks
Story: 8.2 Art: 8.2 Overall: 8.2 Recommendation: Read
DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review