Flashpoint: Lois Lane and the Resistance #3 (DC Comics)
By Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Christian Duce, Eddie Nunez
This issue, we learn the origin of Britannia, one of Britain’s greatest weapons in the war against the Amazons… if only she can get her armor. The Resistance has a plan to get the armor back, hoping to turn the tide against Wonder Woman, but their plan is destroyed when one of their own turns traitor. I’m of two minds about this issue. On the one hand, the story isn’t bad at all. It’s a pretty satisfying origin story, and it makes Britannia a character I’d like to read more about. On the other hand, it does make Lois Lane feel almost like an afterthought. She’s the title character here, but the “…and the Resistance” part gets way more play, while Lois honestly gets a better send-off in this week’s Project Superman #3. It really feels like Britannia is a character Abnett and Lanning are hoping to carry over into the new DC Universe, which again, I’d be okay with. I don’t know how well she’d fit in with their Resurrection Man title, but if they can make it work I’ll roll with it. (And while you’re at it, can you bring over the Canterbury Cricket, too? I love that guy.) The artwork is good – clean, strong colors, and a fine battle sequence that was fun to read through. The only complaint – although it is a big one – is that in the end, Lois really kind of got the short end of the stick.