Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Superboy #1 review

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Pier Gallo
Colorist: Jamie Grant
Letter: John J. Hill
Cover: Rafael Albuquerque
Editor: Matt Idelson
Asst. Editor: Wil Moss

The story here starts in Smallville with Conner Kent (AKA: Superboy) sitting on a water tower playing with Krypto (the SUPERDOG!) when Phantom Stranger shows up and informs Conner that his actions will lead to someone close to him dying if he doesn't make the right choices. He was then told to go home where he was needed. He races home to save "Ma" from getting injured from falling from watering her plants. The real twist to the story came when Conner's friend, Simon Valentine, informs Conner that he knows Conner is Superboy. Before Conner can question him, he's attacked by an unnamed villain whose powers include being able to steal power from Superboy. The battle was basically Conner getting his power stolen from him and only having the strength to use his telekinesis to create a giant monster of his own from the leaves flying around. He defeats the creature and is quickly caught in the plant life. Poison Ivy then comes out of nowhere and says she's too late to save Smallville. End of issue.
This was actually a really fun issue, and I wish they'd put two out already. This should be a bimonthly thing as I could see it becoming one of DC's flagship titles. It's fun, it's upbeat, and it has Krypto The Superdog! Conner is one of the more interesting heroes of the Teen Titans, only being upstaged by Tim Drake. This issue is highly suggested by me. Grab it!

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