Warning: The following contains spoilers for Superwoman issues # 1 – 3.
Superwoman, from writer/artist Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman, New-X-Men), has consistently been one of the best titles to come out of the big DC Rebirth initiative. The series initially launched with Lois Lane inheriting the dead New 52’s Superman’s powers, and taking up his mantle as the new defender of Metropolis, Superwoman. But things didn’t turn out quite so great for Lois as a superhero; at the end of Superwoman #1, Lois Lane is seemingly consumed by her own powers and dies.
That might have ended the series before it really began, but, as luck would have it, Clark Kent’s original girlfriend Lana Lang was also there when Superman died, absorbing a portion of his powers as well, and becoming a Superwoman herself. Although unlike Lois, Lana’s powers seem to be energy based. Now, Lana has to carry on Lois’ and Superman’s heroic legacy, all the while wondering just when these new powers are going to consume her as well. And in the upcoming fourth issue, her two dead friends Lois and Clark begin haunting her. Are they ghosts, or has Lana just lost it?
You can check out our exclusive preview of the first five pages of Superwoman #4 in our gallery below.
Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Phil Jimenez
Artist: Ray McCarthy, Emanuela Lupacchino
Cover Artists: Ray McCarthy, Emanuela Lupacchino / Variant Cover: Ben Oliver
Here’s the official synopsis:
““WHO IS SUPERWOMAN?” part four! Superwoman’s illness is getting worse—and so are the plans of Ultra-Woman! With the might of the Bizaress army and Lexcorp technology at her fingertips, Ultra Woman is nearing victory—and Lex Luthor may be the first to fall! Meanwhile, Lana struggles to carry on the legacies of her fallen friends—and the ghosts of her past will come back to haunt her!
Superwoman #4 is due to hit stores on Wednesday, November 9.
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