CREDITS: Written by Mark Millar; art by Aluir Amancio and Terry Austin.
REVIEW: What happens when you put two annoying characters together? Nothing good. After the show gave us Bizarro + Mzyzptlk, the comics go for Bizarro + Lobo. And it really IS a Bizarro tale. I don't mean that it ends with a caption saying "The Beginning". I mean that almost everyone seems written out of character. Lobo taking an interest. Clark telling Lois to be quiet around the office. Lois screaming "eeeeek". It's always just a bit "off". And then there's the scene where Superman thinks Bizarro killed Lois in order to make a Bizarro version of her, which makes absolutely no sense given what he knows about the Bizarring process. Manufactured tension at its worst, with a sound-proof room offering lame rationale.
There's not much light at the end of this tunnel. Lobo bullying Superman into lighting his cigar (to no avail) isn't a bad bit, nor is Bizarro's giant distress signal. The use of a cosplay convention to convince Bizarro he need not stay - Metropolis IS defended - is kind of cute. But Lobo's a real waste, and there's always something creepy about characters that build their own mates. Not that we're likely to see Bizarro Lois again (at least, not in televised canon).
REREADABILITY: Medium-Low - Despite a couple of fun bits, the story is a mess that guest-stars characters I really don't need to see quite this often.