Superboy #2

Superboy #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Pier Gallo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 8, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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The vegetation of Smallville is out of control, and all evidence points to Poison Ivy as the cause! Superboy's friend Simon thinks there might be more to this than meets the eye, but he'll have a hard time convincing Superboy of that now that he's in the thrall of Ivy!

  • 9.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 13, 2010

    I have raved about Gallo's art enough but I thought it really was slick here. I did think Simon's frog experiment was a bit too quick and Ivy's boots detracted just a touch. But those are garnishes next to an otherwise tasty steak. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Dec 10, 2010

    Yup, no sophomore slump here. Jeff Lemire is quickly establishing himself as a fresh new voice in superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Dec 10, 2010

    Yup, no sophomore slump here. Jeff Lemire is quickly establishing himself as a fresh new voice in superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Dec 12, 2010

    The real plot point that has my attention, though, is the burgeoning friendship between Boy of Steel and the Boy Genius. We really haven't had a chance to get to know Simon all that well, but he comes off as so earnest in his desire to help and befriend Conner Kent. And his knowledge of the hero's secret identity finally gives the title character a logical reason to allow this odd figure into his life. It mirrors the Silver Age friendship between a teenage Kal-El and Lex Luthor, but that friendship was never explored in any depth. That's what Jeff Lemire is doing here, at least in part, though some of the fun is discovering whether or not he's going to take Simon down the exact same path as his Silver Age mirror self. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Dec 31, 1969

    I still have high hopes for this series and want it to stand out amongst all the other bland superhero books. But that will only happen if Lemire channels more of the weird sensibilities he brings to Sweet Tooth on a monthly basis rather than resort to this sort of paint-by-numbers superhero storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Dec 12, 2010

    All in all, this was a mixed bag, with some good(the story), some bad(Ivy as the villain)and some annoying(Simon!). Hopefully next issue gives us more SB and less Simon. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 8, 2010

    I'm not giving up on "Superboy" because there are for now a lot of entertaining parts to keep my interest up. But sooner or later, the rough parts need to be fixed. Fortunately, based on the portions of "Superboy" #2 that do work, I think this creative team can do it. Read Full Review

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