I wanted to love this. I wanted to love this a lot. I didn't. I didn't hate it. I liked it, but I didn't love it. Maybe part of it is I'm missing a little back story. Superwoman got her powers when Superman died, his energy shot out and was absorbed by people. I didn't read that book, so I don't totally get it. I don't know if Superwoman operated in any books before this one. If she did, it would make a little more sense to me. If she didn't, then I think that's a loss for this book.
I wish this was the second story arc for this book. I think the death of the Lois Superwoman would have had a bigger impact if we got a chance to know her better as Superwoman instead of a few pages.
I didn't read the New 52 Superman books, so this version of Lana is brand new to me. I don't know how long she and John Henry Irons have been together. That was kind of a surprise to me. The last I read of Lana was in the excellent Supergirl series pre-New 52.
The whole Lena Luthor plot was just too much for me. I know it's a comic book and you have to let your disbelief go, but even this was ludicrous for me. I don't know if it was meant as a way to write her out since the whole Rebirth thing is going on and these books are slowly supposed to right the ship. It was just too much.
But I'm fascinated to learn more about Lana as Superwoman. I like that she's got Superman's old red costume and power set. I understand that Lois had to be written out, I just wish we got it a touch later than we did.
I'm anxious to see where this book goes in volume 2. I hope I fall in as much love with the book as I am with the idea.
Superwoman Vol 1: Who Killed Superwoman?
Writer: Phil Jimenez
Artist: Phil Jimenez, Emanuela Lupacchino, Jack Herbert, Joe Prado, Matt Santorell, Ray McCarthy