FLASHPOINT LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE #1 (OF 3)

Review by: keith7198

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Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING
Art by EDDY NUNEZ
Cover by EDDY NUNEZ and SANDRA HOPE

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

Ok, based on the title alone “Lois Lane and the Resistance” immediately sparks interest. But after finishing the issue I was left feeling that it was really a mixed bag.
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Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning write a story that at times feels extremely relevant to the greater Flashpoint storyline. Lois is thrown into the middle of the Atlantean attack that left Paris in ruin. The Amazonians “rescue” her and give her refuge in London, their newly claimed home. There is a lot at play here and the story does fill in the reader as to the events of the war. But there is also some lame and almost dated dialogue that really feels strangely out of place. The disaster portion of the story works on some levels but also features some unoriginal elements that I’ve seen in numerous diasaster movies. But the story does pick up closer to the end offering some interesting details of the Amazon’s inner-structure and intentions. So while the story doesn’t work on every level there is still enough information offered that makes this feel like an important Flashpoint tie-in.

Speaking of a mixed bag, then you have Eddie Nunez’s art. I wasn’t a fan of his work here. Some panels look pretty solid but my general impression was that the book looked rushed. There are some glaring inconsistencies in the characters including the occasional blank missing faces. That’s not to say it’s all bad. I did like some of the panels after Lois is taken to London. But as a whole the art didn’t really impress me.

Can I use the term “mixed bag” again? This isn’t a terrible issue but it’s far from great. It fills in some gaps in the Flashpoint story which gives it an important feel. But it stumbles in some areas of the story and art which keep it from being as good as it could have been.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 2 - Average

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