DC Comics Universe & Action Comics #1004 Spoilers: Lois Lane Explains Herself, Is Jon Kent Superboy Safe, What’s The Deal With Lex Luthor, Baby?!

DC Comics Universe and Action Comics #1004 Spoilers follows.

Lois Lane Explains Herself, Is Jon Kent Superboy Safe, What’s The Deal With Lex Luthor, Baby?!

The book opens with readers getting a glimpse at what Lois Lane is working on including cool teases to Checkmate (the second reference to this team in the same week of new comics) and past Superman writers / artists like Dan Jurgens and John Byrne. Also, looks like Metropolis has a coffee spot called Black Condor?

We then pivot to the Daily Planet where Clark Kent is ambushed by a new colleague about his MIA wife Lois Lane being visited by former U.S. President Lex Luthor.

We also learn that the Daily Planet has a mysterious new owner; no longer Lex Luthor from years past it seems.

Superman tracks down Lois Lane…

…she explains that she came back because deep space wasn’t safe for her, but that Jon Kent Superboy is safe and fine with Superman’s father Jor-El aka Mr. Oz.

They reconcile, biblically at least twice, and Lois Lane explains they should stop trying to be a normal family because they are not.

Superman visits the Daily Planet and as part of that visit, upon request, lets Perry White know he’s cancer free.

The book ends with Lois Lane giving a non answer about what Lex Luthor and her spoke about.

What is notable about this issue is not the absence of Jon Kent Superboy, but writer Brian Michael Bendis’ take on Lois Lane. She is quick witted, which is in character, but her voice, her dialogue, seems foreign. She’s sarcastic like on a sitcom with a laugh track and she uses the term of endearment “baby” way too often with her husband while he has no term of endearment for her. An interesting and odd issue with a super art team led by Ryan Sook.

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