Why isn't this sticky? Anyway:
This story looks promising. Ellis rarely disappoints, and this is not one of those times. I'm a little less familiar with Butch Guice's work (didn't he used to be Jackson? What's the deal there?) but it was pretty solid the whole way through. I loved the banter between Clark and Lois and the detective guy, though some of it felt more Ellis and less Clark or Lois. The one problem I had was the characterization of Perry: he had some great lines but they were FAR out of character for him, or at least the Perry I remember from a few years ago. It sounds more like the Daily Planet was taken over by Mitchell Royce: Two-Fisted Editor. Regardless, the story moved along at a good pace; there wasn't a lot of action, but there's plenty of intrigue and we get enough of a look at the major characters in the story (so far) that I feel pretty compelled to check out the rest of the arc. And the first page was pretty great. 8/10.