In Review: Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Death of Superman (2019) #1

The Dark Multiverse takes on the highest-selling comic book event of all time-the Death of Superman! In a broken world much like our own, Lois Lane, twisted by rage and grief, becomes the Eradicator and takes revenge on those who let Superman die

Synopsis: The Dark Multiverse takes on the highest-selling comic book event of all time-the Death of Superman! In a broken world much like our own, Lois Lane, twisted by rage and grief, becomes the Eradicator and takes revenge on those who let Superman die, and the corrupt world he could never defeat. Now, with the power of a god, she’s going to end the battle by any means necessary…and the Reign of the Supermen will be over before it begins!

Review: Jeff Loveness provides an intriguing look at what would happen if a grief-stricken Lois Lane was suddenly given Superman’s powers.

The Story

The story opens with the closing moments from the epic battle between Superman and Doomsday. We see Superman fall from the skies and come crashing down to earth where Lois Lane embraces his limp dead form. Full of grief and rage she lashes out at Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern for not being there for The Man of Steel, “Where were you”, she cries.

As days pass we are at Superman’s funeral and Lois narrates her story. How she visits the Kent farm to comfort Martha and how a visit to the Fortress of Solitude brings her face to face with The Eradicator, the entity from Krypton that tried to save Superman, but was too late. The Eradicator needs a vessel for the power that it possesses. Which amounts to the power of Superman. Lois volunteers herself and takes on its powers and proceeds to go on a mission to wipe out corruption and greed from the world. She doesn’t care about the fact that she is becoming as bad as those she is taking out of the equation. Her rational mind is gone.

The Artwork

Brad Walker provides some cracking artwork and seeing Lois Lane in the dark superman suit, with an ‘S’ that looks like dripping blood is really appropriate given how much she loses the plot. I wasn’t too sure about Lex Luther’s long hair, but my guess is they have modernized the look of Lex to be in line with the version that we saw in the gawdawful ‘Batman Vs Superman’ movie.

Overall

This was an enjoyable read and an interesting look at what happens when an idealist like Lois Lane is suddenly given god-like powers.

9.1
Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Death of Superman (2019) #1
  • Covers
    8.6
  • Story
    9.0
  • Artwork
    9.5
  • Lettering
    9.0
  • Colours
    9.5

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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