Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Lee Weeks
Convergence itself was a disappointing event, but some excellent titles came out of the massive multiverse story. One of the best Convergence stories was Convergence: Superman. It was a simple story that showed readers what Clark was willing to do for those that he loves. Flying out of the pages of Convergence: Superman is “Superman: Lois and Clark #1.”
Lois and Clark now live alone on a farm with their newborn son, Jon. The theme of the issue is acceptance and the ability to adapt. They are in a strange world that doesn’t seem likely to accept them, but somehow manage to be okay with this through the comfort found in each other. Dan Jurgens writes a strong, heartfelt issue that makes up for the lack of flashy action-sequences. Fans of the Lois and Clark romance will find themselves right at home as they cozy up on a warm couch and read this. That’s how it feels reading Superman: Lois and Clark #1: It’s just a nice, cozy story about family. Those who have read and enjoyed Kurt Busiek’s Superman: Secret Identity will find a lot to love here. This issue has a lot in common with the latter half of Busiek’s classic story about growth and family.
A good chunk of the issue highlights Jon, who seems to be oblivious to how cool his father is. The boy begins to grow suspicious though, as his father goes missing more often while extraordinary events are occurring around the globe. Some of the dialogue among the family feels somewhat forced, but for the most part the issue flows well. The issue wouldn’t hold up as well without Jon, and it seems that Jurgens is setting the character up to be the heart of the series soon.