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Superman: Lost #9 (of 10)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

As a Green Lantern from Superman’s past creates chaos in the present, Clark grapples with the idea of losing Lois for good.

As her sickness rapidly escalates, Lex Luthor watches from the wings, waiting for the Man of Steel to crack under the pressure.

Could karma be coming for the richest man in Metropolis?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
27 pages
Amazon ASIN

7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 95

    Geek Dad

    Superman’s therapist helps him understand his obsession with Luthor and his rage a little better as well. Lois investigates, and uncovers the truth behind Luthor’s scheme, revealing a feint that is perfectly in character. And Luthor is left to stew in paranoia as the slow healing process begins for the couple. But after all that, with one issue to go, there is still a massive plot thread hanging over the final issue—where is Hope? We finally get our answer at the end of the issue in a huge cliffhanger, and it’s so obviously a feint that I would consider it hilarious if this series hadn’t been so good up to this point. Can’t wait to see how Priest brings the whole thing home next month.

  • 95

    Lyles Movie Files

    Priest saves the best for last with this cliffhanger, which definitely shakes things up making for what should be a wild finale. Superman Lost has been a thoughtful and engaging story. Hopefully the creative team has just a compelling a conclusion in store next month.

  • 76

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Priest delivers a story that seems to lean heavily on some ridiculous moments while also delivering some entertaining ones as well. Many of the characterizations within the story feel off, but it is enjoyable if put into the context of being a standalone story. The fantasy sequences were very entertaining, but the final moments of the issue felt so ridiculous that I laughed out loud at the reveal.

    The Art: Pagulayan and Jurgens deliver some fantastic art in the issue. The visuals are fun and often thrilling in their action and imagery.

  • 60

    Superman Homepage

    Once again I’m being generous with this rating. The fact it centers on Lex and Lois is a big plus. And the images of Superman killing Lex are quite startling. But again it’s all for naught. Of course Lex was somehow faking Lois’ cancer. Of course there’s an antidote. Wow I didn’t see that coming. And the whole thing with Senator McMonigle seems to be resolved in one page? Why was this plot line even there? I thought once we were off the planet and focusing on Clark and Lois things would improve. Not so much. It was wonderful to have Dan Jurgens working on some of the art but even that didn’t help the issue. While the story can be confusing it tries hard to deal with how Lois and Clark are handling this situation, both together and on their own. But it just doesn’t click for me. There’s a good story in here somewhere but it’s struggling to get out, and with this being the penultimate issue I don’t think it will.

  • 60

    There’s an element of returning toys to the chest in Superman: Lost #9 as solutions are produced to avoid change in Superman’s slowly resumed status quo. The juxtaposition of Superman’s fantasized responses and reality, linked by music, makes for an effective recognition of the emotional turbulence, but it amounts to little across the span of this issue. Events on Earth, specifically the political scandal Lois was tracing in issue #1, have a similarly anti-climactic tone about them. They resemble partial ideas that don’t quite connect to the thrust of Lost as it nears its end. However, the miniseries’ final cliffhanger is sufficient to leave eyebrows raised and fans curious, so there’s sufficient reason to return and discover the last chapter of Superman and Hope’s tale.

  • 40

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    Because the kernel of the series, Superman dealing with the loss of a planet he lived on, is the most interesting plot. But we got mired down a bit. One more issue to finish this. Fingers crossed we get a decent ending to the one plot that grabbed me.

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