EXCLUSIVE: Justice League #23 Preview Reveals Lois Lane's Evil Lieutenant

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Justice League #23, by Scott Snyder and Jorge Jimenez, on sale May 1.

DC's Justice League has already revealed an alternate reality Lois Lane as the murderer of her universe's Superman. Now, in Issue #23, Scott Snyder and Jorge Jimenez turn the screws a little tighter with the introduction of her right hand man.

In CBR's exclusive first look at this week's issue, we pick up where the previous chapter left off. Superman is still trapped on his prison planet of perpetual darkness, and the League is in the custody of Lois Lane, aka the warden of the Sixth Dimension's Apokalips prison planet. She's got a full garrison of soldiers behind her, of course, and as we find out on the final page of the preview, one of her loyal troops is a familiar name, even if his face is less recognizable: Jimmy Olsen.

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Whether this Jimmy is as cold-hearted as Lois remains to be seen, but let's be honest -- there's nothing here that would indicate he'll be swayed to the League's point of view. He's obviously no longer Superman's Pal, having been battle-hardened and substantially scarred. He's got a metal plate on his head, and even lost an eye at some point in his career, and his interactions with Lois work both as a nod to the pair's previous careers as journalists while showing full deference to his commanding officer. The real question, then, is not if he'll help the League fulfill their goals, but how the team will be able to overcome the odds which Lois and Jimmy have stacked substantially against them.

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Justice League #23, by Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez and Tom Napolitano, with a variant cover by Jerome Opeña and Tomeu Morey, arrives in stores this Wednesday, May 1.

  • written by SCOTT SNYDER
  • art by JORGE JIMENEZ
  • variant cover by JEROME OPEÑA
  • “The Sixth Dimension” chapter four! Our heroes have been banished to the prison planet of villains by the World Forger. Stuck with no way of escape, the team hatches a plan to defeat the World Forger and get back to their dimension with the help of a new ally, but where is Superman?!
  • ON SALE 05.01.19
  • $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
  • FC | RATED T+
  • This issue will ship with two covers.
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