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The Roundup: Lois Lane Gets a Scoop... And Standalone Comic

The Roundup: Lois Lane Gets a Scoop... And Standalone Comic

By Tim Beedle Monday, February 24th, 2014

No matter the news, if it’s big and it’s breaking, you know that Lois Lane will have the scoop. But what about when Lois is the news? That’s certainly the case this week, as everyone’s favorite investigative reporter gets a special standalone comic devoted entirely to her. Written by the red hot Marguerite Bennett, it’s a story about family…and freaky, otherworldly alien alligators (and other beasts, but we kind of like the alligators).



No matter the news, if it’s big and it’s breaking, you know that Lois Lane will have the scoop. But what about when Lois is the news?

That’s certainly the case this week, as everyone’s favorite investigative reporter gets a special standalone comic devoted entirely to her. Written by the red hot Marguerite Bennett, SUPERMAN: LOIS LANE #1 is a story about family…and freaky, otherworldly alien alligators (and other beasts, but we kind of like the alligators). It’s always fun to get stories set within the DC Universe focusing on characters without super powers or costumes, just to get another perspective. And it’s hard to think of one as unique as Lois’s.




Speaking of unique perspectives, have you been reading Batman: The Dark Knight? Over the past two years, series writer Gregg Hurwitz has given it a distinctly dark slant that feels completely appropriate for Batman, and yet is entirely unlike any of the other monthly Batman comics. Unfortunately, Batman: The Dark Knight will be ending next month after a blockbuster two-part story drawn by Ethan Van Sciver and featuring the fearsome Man-Bat. Whether you’re a regular reader, or if you’re yet to experience the psychologically driven, villain-focused approach of Hurwitz’s series, you’re not going to want to miss out on this story, which starts in Wednesday’s issue #28.

Meanwhile, over on the Vertigo side of things, this week marks the eagerly awaited return of The Wake, by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy. Seriously, DC fans, this is one to pick up if you haven’t been. The first five issues read like a mega-budget thriller as tense and perfectly paced as you could hope for, but with this week’s issue #6, the story leaps into the future, promising a post-apocalyptic world and a dramatically different change in the nature of the story. We’re definitely in, and we hope you’ll be joining us.

Actually, we hope you’ll be joining us for all of this week’s new comics, which also include new issues of Aquaman, Superman, Justice League Dark, The Dead Boy Detectives, Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. and the first two installments of the “First Contact” crossover in Batman/Superman #8 and Worlds’ Finest #20! Enjoy exclusive first looks of all these and more below…

USA TODAY ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN/SUPERMAN #8

SUPERMAN FACEBOOK ran an exclusive preview of ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #10

NEWSARAMA ran an exclusive preview of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #28

NERDIST ran an exclusive preview of THE WAKE #6

MULTIVERSITY COMICS ran an exclusive preview of TALON #16

IGN ran an exclusive preview of SUPERMAN: LOIS LANE #1

GAMMA SQUAD ran an exclusive preview of 100 BULLETS: BROTHER LONO #8

DC Comics GREEN LANTERN FACEBOOK ran an exclusive preview of LARFLEEZE #8

CRAVE ONLINE ran an exclusive preview of CATWOMAN #28

COMICOSITY ran an exclusive preview of SUPERMAN #28

COMIC VINE ran an exclusive preview of TEEN TITANS #28

COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ran an exclusive preview of WORLDS’ FINEST #20

CBS’ MAN CAVE ran an exclusive preview of AQUAMAN #28

BATMAN-NEWS ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #28

BATMAN FACEBOOK ran an exclusive preview of BEWARE THE BATMAN #5

AIN’T IT COOL NEWS ran an exclusive preview of ALL-STAR WESTERN #28

The DC Entertainment website ran exclusive previews of DC UNIVERSE VS. THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #5, DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #3, THE FLASH #28, SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #42, and FOREVER EVIL: A.R.G.U.S. #5.