Pencils By: Eddie Nunez
Coloring By: Hi-Fi
Inking By: Don Ho
Lettering By: Dave Sharpe
Edited By: Rex Ogle
Cover By: Eddie Nunez, Sandra Hope, Hi-Fi
Ok, so Lois Lane is in the UK. (Thanks for not doing your research on what makes the UK and Great Britain.) She’s there doing a story on modern English fashion despite the fact that she would prefer to be out there in the heat of battle reporting on the war between Atlantis and the Amazons. All of the sudden, England (or is it the UK?) becomes the new stronghold for the Amazon warriors called New Themyscira, which caused massive earthquakes and death. Now, being captured by the Amazons and held prisoner, Lois Lane has two choices…either escape from the Amazonian clutches, or stay and learn more about her new enemies. Knowing Lois Lane, I think you can make a very educated guess as to what she’s going to do.
My Awe Inspiring Opinion
So this is a DC Universe that’s way out of continuity; Superman is nowhere to be found, Batman owns a casino, Aquaman is an evil S.O.B, and seven new heroes took over a secret team of six. However, what hasn’t changed about this uncontinuitized (yes, I made up a word…my blog, my rules!) version of the DC Universe is Lois Lane. She is still recognizable as the Lois we all know and love, which was a smart move on Dan Abnett’s part.
This miniseries’ titles suggests that Lois will form a band of heroes (or villains, who knows?) to take on the Amazonian threat now plaguing Great Britain. (or is it England?) But don’t be fooled by the titles cover art as Lois Lane spends most of her time escaping the Earth shattering catastrophe in a dress that makes her look a lot like Princess Diana before she went all “bat-shit crazy.”
Speaking of which, I will never complain about artists drawing gorgeous and seductively sexy women, but this depiction of Lois does push the limit. Big hips and boobs that could give power Girl a run for her money, especially after her dress rips and both legs are bare and glistening. (It’s amazing how so much destruction can cause her cloths to rip, yet she doesn’t have a mark on her.) She might as well be naked right? However, Eddie Nunex still does a fantastic job with his mastery of intense battle scenes and expressive faces. I would consider myself lucky to have his artistic abilities!
Just like with any Elseworlds story, we look for those sparkling moments that show resemblance and difference. In this case, Jimmy Olsen is his typically nerdy self, but has a “secret agent man” persona that Lois finds about when trying to operate his camera. I certainly wish I could own a useful tool such as smart metal, it would make life so much easier.
The issue itself does have somewhat of a rushed feel to it. In just two pages we went through 32 weeks of imprisonment after being bombarded with plot progressions. But with only 3 issues to cram in this fairly hefty plotline, I don’t blame Abnett for approaching the series like this. We get thrown into a fair amount of twists and turns that can make for a very taxing read.
My Majestically Climactic Conclusion
All in all, this is a fun issue. Nowhere near perfect, but enjoyable all the same. And after a book like this, it makes me wonder why DC hasn’t given Lois her very own ongoing series to begin with. Maybe 52 #1’s could turn into 53???
7 out of 10 stars.