Scheduled to arrive in stores: January 10, 2018
Cover date: March 2018
“The Midnight Hour” – Finale
Writer: K. Perkins
Penciller: Max Raynor
Inker: Max Raynor
Cover: Phil Jimenez with Stephen Downer
Variant Cover: Emanuella Lupacchino
Reviewed by: Glen J. Clark
The battle is over, Superwoman stands victorious and the city and its inhabitants are free from Midnight’s Void. All seems well when Superwoman collapses. Inside the void Lana and Midnight discover that for whatever reason, they both now share one body. Outside the Void, Lana is sitting on the roof, her friends hoping the absorption of the yellow sun with snap her out of her catatonic state. One by one her friends and allies, Natasha, Maxima, and Lois Lane, come to thank Lana, and say their goodbyes. It is here Midnight feels human emotion and the two agree to work together in the void so Superwoman can come out of her coma. All this human emotion is too much for Midnight to bare, knowing these feelings are not her own and proposes to Superwoman a chance to be free. Sacrificing herself by allowing Superwoman’s powers to destroy here but at the cost of Lana giving up her powers. Lana agrees and in a flash of light Midnight is no more and a powerless Lana is ready to begin her life anew.
Story – 4: This series certainly had its ups and downs, and while I liked some issues more then others, I am curious to know if K. Perkins was told to wrap this series up and she was forced to changed directions, or if this was the plan all along. When she took over the title at issue #9 I really felt this book had found its niche and 5 issues later it seemed to take a direct opposite turn. With all that being said, this issue wrapped up a less than outstanding story nicely. I am saddened however it was at the cost of a character that I enjoyed as part of the Superman family, but at least this current incarnation still has a Lana Lang, a woman who was very influential in the life of a young Clark Kent.
Art – 4: The art on this book was very good, it was so good that I did not even realize that Segovia was not pencilling this issues. Hi Fi as usual is spot on. One of the best colorists in the business today.
Cover Art – 5: If it slipped by you, please pull out your copy of the first issue. An homage to the original cover, one of things to come, and the later of things that were. Well played Superwoman, well played.
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