Superboy #0

Superboy #0

Writer: Tom DeFalco Artist: RB Silva, Rob Lean Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 12, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Mysteries are revealed as we learn Harvests reasons for creating Kryptonian clones! This bloody chapter of Superboys history ties directly into issue #1 of the series and the future of the entire DC Universe!

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 17, 2012

    And I know feel I have a better foundation of who this Superboy is. He certainly is damaged goods, created in a pod, fed negative and extremely negative images and information, and let loose into a world he doesn't understand. Add to that a volatile genetic makeup and I suppose I could understand why he would do what he is doing. I can only hope that he is able to overcome this history and be the right hero to wear the S-shield. But kudos again to Tom DeFalco. I was losing interest and not caring about this character the last couple of months. At least not I am curious about where this is all heading. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 14, 2012

    I'm intrigued by the re-imagining of Krypton as a boiling kettle full of tensions (kind of like the one seen in Alan Moore's story "The Man Who Has Everything") and the use of some existing old-school continuity about Krypton is nicely done. The idea of clones rising up is a bit shopworn, but it's visually appealing here (Kon the first reminds me in a very good way of early Jack Kirby O.M.A.C.) and at least consistent with the darker and edgier New 52. Superboy #0 gives a good accounting of itself, serving as a decent stand-alone while deepening some of the mystery around Superboy, earning a not-bad-at-all 3 out of 5 stars overall. I haven't been following this title on a regular basis, but there's a lot of good stuff here that makes me want to reassess that decision... Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Sep 12, 2012

    There's not much reason to pick up this issue. It's dull and lacks significant insight into Superboy's backstory. Like so many of these #0 issues, this story doesn't need its own issue. The class warfare and climate change themes percolating below the surface are interesting and preachy, respectively, but they don't have much to do with the story. This is definitely a book to skip. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Sep 18, 2012

    My conclusion…skip it. #0 won't excite you and might, in fact, bore you to death. You'll be fine with out it. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 14, 2012

    "Superboy" is a title that I've wanted to continue to like, post-Lobdell, but "Superboy" #0 is the most disappointing issue of the series yet. The book is feeling like it's in a standstill more and more, and this lengthy recap with little new material isn't helping shake that problem. If things don't pick up quickly, not even the beautiful art from Silva will be able to keep me around much longer. Read Full Review

  • 0.8
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Sep 12, 2012

    Good luck going forward, DeFalco. Read Full Review

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