Earth Prime 2 of 6: Superman and Lois

DC Comics continues their exploration of stories behind their shows in “Earth Prime.” The first issue of this limited series filled in some holes in the most recent season of Batwoman. Issue two turns from Gotham to Smallville as we check in on Superman and Lois.

Superman and Lois: 30 Days and 30 Nights

Ally Allston has been causing a lot of trouble for Superman, the Lane family, and a lot of the characters in general. This is kind of impressive, given she has no powers, no weaponry, and isn’t a genius inventor like Lex Luthor (are we ever going to see Jon Cryer’s Lex on this show? I really hope so).

Superman and Lois: Into Oblivion

It’s been a rough season for Superman and Lois (and everyone else on the show, for that matter). Bizarro came by, Lois’ estranged sister has been causing problems, there’s a drug scandal, and Kyle’s affair over in the Cushing household. Steel was nearly killed and has been a long time recovering, and Ally Alston and General Anderson have teamed up, which isn’t good news for anyone, possibly on two different worlds. Several of these plots move forward in “Into Oblivion,” which managed to have an ending that surprised me.

Superman and Lois: Anti Hero

Season two has been busy, with the return of Lucy Lane, the threat of cult leader Ally Alston, Superman’s deteriorating relationship with the DOD (mostly due to General Mitch Anderson’s increasing paranoia and power grabs), and the great fake-out of what we were led to believe was Doomsday but turned out to be Bizarro. On the personal front, there’s Jonathan’s increasingly poor choices and drama in the Cushing/Cortez home. All in all, things are very busy in “Anti-Hero.”

Superman and Lois: Tried and True

Superman and Lois is having a busy second season. Bizarro has turned up, and they’ve done a different spin on that character. Jonathan Kent is, unfortunately, acting like a teenage boy. Lois is having problems with her estranged sister, Lucy, and her ties to a strange cult that might be related to Bizarro. And Superman’s relationship with DOD General Anderson is steadily worsening.

Superman and Lois: The Thing in the Mines

Some of Lois’ past is coming back to haunt her with a past story she wrote spawning both professional problems and family drama. Clark is having weird visions that are throwing one of the world’s most powerful beings off his game. Add in a mayoral race in Smallville, some relationship issues for Jordan and Sarah, and the sadly believable illegal drug scene in a small town, and things are getting complicated.