Do you ever think that supervillains ever just look in the mirror and realize they're the bad guys? I mean, superhero stories are a medium built almost entirely around visual shorthand, so you have to think that you'd eventually catch on and realize that if you've got a metal mask with built-in angry eyebrows, or if you're living in a house shaped like a skull, it's probably not your name on the cover.

Take, for instance, Lena Luthor. In Superwoman #5, by Phil Jimenez and Matt Santorelli, she's now a floating head situated above a green-and-purple battlesuit. That's a pretty key indication that history will not view you kindly, but alas, it doesn't seem to be affecting her decision to blow up large chunks of Metropolis. Next week, we'll find out if Lana Lang can stop her, but you can check out the preview below right now!

 

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It's worth noting --- to me, anyway --- that Superwoman #5 continues the book's throwback references to Superman's brief Electric Blue period. The idea of Superwoman Red and Superwoman Blue and Lana with electric red powers are the big ones, but Metropolis's futuristic Hypersector district is a key plot point during that year, too.

Here's the official info.

SUPERWOMAN #5
Written by PHIL JIMENEZ
Art by PHIL JIMENEZ and MATT SANTORELLI
Cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
Variant cover by BEN OLIVER
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“WHO IS SUPERWOMAN?” part five! With her powers killing her every time she uses them, Superwoman must work with Steel to mount a last-ditch counterattack as Ultra Woman lays siege to Metropolis! Will Lana Lang be the second Superwoman to die protecting the City of Tomorrow?
On sale DECEMBER 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T