Superwoman #1

by Ryan.L on August 10, 2016

Writer & Pencils: Phil Jimenez
Ink: Matt Santorelli
Letterer: Rob Leight
Colors: Jeromy Cox
Publisher: DC Comics
“Who Is Superwoman?” part one! Lois Lane takes flight! Now powered up with the abilities of Superman, Lois pledges to carry on the super-legacy as Superwoman! – DC Comics
At first I was a little apprehensive with this book. I mean don’t get me wrong I am a huge fan of the superbooks, but there was just something about having Supergirl and now Superwoman that I just wasn’t sold on. After picking this book up that was very quickly changed and I’m now 100% on board with this idea.
First off for those that have not been following Superman Rebirth and Action Comics Rebirth you might be a little lost at the beginning. Also this title connects to the previous Superman series before Rebirth but don’t fret the issue does an alright job of giving you a bit of recap, it’s just mixed in throughout the entire issue rather than all at the front before it dives in.
Once you get into the book Phil Jimenez does a great job at showing us how we not only deserve a Superwoman we need and want a Superwoman in our lives! This book is so much fun and the dialogue between Lana and Lois is hilarious. These two unlikely friends have really built a great bond and Jimenez really showcases that here. This book manages to hold the same tone as Superman and Action Comics while still bringing its own flare to the franchise. This book even gives a nod to Margot Kidders Lois Lane in Superman: The Movie which I found myself cheering when I read it.
This is some serious quality, which we don’t always get in a spin off series. There were so many moments where I was on the edge of my seat excited to turn the page to see what happens. Jimenez does a great job at keeping us guessing and engaged in the story. Many times some stories just feel rushed or flat, but Jimenez really got me invested in Lois and Lana.
The art in this book is also extremely well done. You really get this sense of fun and excitement from Phil Jimenez and Matt Santorelli’s art. There is just enough detail to give it the crispness that we are used to with modern day comics, but also give a throwback to the styles from the past. The color palate Rob Leight uses just compliments the book perfectly. The reds just seem to really pop with the book being mostly blues and browns.
This series is off to a great start and I’m really looking forward to more. This was not what I was expecting at all from a Superwoman book. Especially having not one but two big twists in the story, leaving me going “Wha WHAAAAT!?” at the end. So even with the slightly confusing start this is a solid book and definitely one of the better ones coming from DC Comics Rebirth line. Really I have nothing negative to say about it and I highly recommend you to pick it up.

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