Convergence: Superboy #1

Convergence: Superboy #1

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artist: Karl M Moline, Jr., Jos Marzn Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 15, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM ZERO HOUR! Has Kon-El earned the right to be the new Man of Steel? Kon will have to prove his mettle in battle against the Superman of Kingdom Come! But what if the only way to save Metropolis is to lose the fight?

  • 9.2
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Apr 16, 2015

    Convergence: Superboy #1 perfectly celebrates the Boy of Steel we all love while challenging him in the perfect way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 15, 2015

    This issue accomplishes what not a lot of other Convergence titles are able to do.  It gives you a complete picture of everything that's going on from the Zero Hour Metropolis, to the Kingdom Come Metropolis and even what Kon was feeling before the Dome and a year after.  The writing just rocks and it's accompanied with excellent art all the way through.  Definitely a book that I would recommend to anyone that has ever had an interest in Superboy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 21, 2015

    More consistent art would have improved this book, but it's still very enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Apr 17, 2015

    Overall, if you are a Superboy fan, you'd love this issue. Even if you're not, there is something really fun about this issue, even with the exposition overload. It boasts the youthful energy of its star, while introspective enough to make us sympathize with a Peter Pan who for a year couldn't even get off the ground. Great art and an excellent choice for his opponents help polish off a fun entry for the Convergence event. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 20, 2015

    But I do have to wonder why the Kingdom Come Superman, so eager in that book to bring about some peace, would so willingly join in the tournament, fighting other heroes. That seems wrong. And the Kingdom Come Superman was so powerful, even Kryptonite wouldn't bother him. So I don't think would be a close fight. I thought this was one of the better issues of Convergence because it captured the feeling of this period's Superboy book. That's more than I can say for Supergirl Matrix or Batgirl. And there was even a little teen angst to go along with the teen spirit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 20, 2015

    I had forgotten just how much I enjoyed reading the adventures of Kon-El from Kesel and Grummett. Nicieza, Moline, Marzan, Hi-Fi and Lanham bring it all flooding back and offer a story that has gravitas and spirit. Readers are given a chance to learn about Superboy and his predicament, both pre- and post-dome, and are invited to invest themselves in his story. Adding cache to that invitation, the "Convergence" matchup brings the setup of a story that isn't far-fetched, especially for the Kesel/Grummett era. "Convergence: Superboy" #1 is one of the most enjoyable, fun and intriguing offerings that have spun out of the "Convergence" event and, at the very least, Nicieza and crew have rekindled my interest in reading (or re-reading) the adventures of Kon-El. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Apr 16, 2015

    Convergence: Superboy #1 is just plain old fun. It doesn't take itself too seriously, but it's not irreverent or really even playing itself as a deliberate comedy. It just has a good energy to it that makes it fun to read, and has one of the best multiversal match-ups that Convergence has given us yet. It's a book that makes you glad the 90's happened, warts and all. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - J.A. Micheline Apr 16, 2015

    It's my hope that these pacing flaws resolve themselves as we enter what I'm guessing is the primary conflict in issue #2 fix that, and combine it with the spot-on characterization and emotional notes we hit in issue #1, and we'll have a killer second halfon our hands. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Apr 15, 2015

    Making this incarnation of Superboy interesting is a feat unto itself and deserving of praise, but theres just not QUITE enough here to leave enough of an impact in terms of the characters. Its becoming increasingly difficult to tell who books like these are for as new readers wont have the slightest clue whats going on, but longtime readers, or fans of the character, wont get enough of said character to be fully satisfied. Theres a great issue somewhere in here, but it lacks the time to grow and develop and it feels like the creative team did what they could to tell as compelling of an issue as they could. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 16, 2015

    Here's a prime example of a book that's definitely not as good as it's cover. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 19, 2015

    The element that makes this issue fall flat over all is that this issue doesn't feel like anything has happened. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Overmental - Logan Dalton Apr 15, 2015

    If you want to reada good Kon-El Superboy story, I'd recommend you pick up the “Reign of the Supermen” trade instead where Superboy is one of the four characters protecting Metropolisafter Superman's death Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Apr 20, 2015

    Kon-El's trademark snark is ably deployed by Fabian Nicieza when the writer doesn't have our de-powered hero moping around (though there's a lot of that too), and while we're forced to choke down a lot of Nicieza's navel-gazing ponderings ("" the only concept more inconceivable than an adolescent wielding the powers of a god" is that same youth losing that power""), there's a strange comfort that comes with having our leather-jacketed Superboy flying around. It's nowhere near enough, but it'll do. Read Full Review

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