Superboy #19

Superboy #19

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Various Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 10, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
5.8Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Superboy discovers he is more than a clonebut what is the shocking secret behind his origin and birth?

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Apr 10, 2013

    The art team has their work cut out for them as they are forced to detail specific moments from a long and complicated story. They rarely get a chance to use traditional sequential art and instead must create a montage of images to support Harvest's long-winded narration. The art holds up nicely despite the use of several artists, although there are some serious issues with characters' eyes. On page 6, a coloring error caused it to look like Superman has one eye shut and the other is open and looking off to the side. On the same page, the baby and the dog have the same creepy unblinking eyes. Super freaky. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 15, 2013

    Despite the bombshell on the cover, Lobdell actually winds up negating the impact of Superboy's true parentage by explaining (or over-explaining) the motives of his savior and his greatest enemy. Ultimately, however, this series might have needed that kick in the pants to set itself straight " we know who and what Harvest is, we know his motivations, and we now know his connection to Superboy. But with all this twisting and turning going on for the plot, it remains to be seen whether even this new issue remains inviolate for too long. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 12, 2013

    But the bigger thing is that this is one more ripple in the Superboy book. I can't easily explain this book to other people. And just when I thought things had steadied, Lobdell pulls the carpet out from under. I can only hope that the more positive feel of Kon isn't erased because of this plot. Like many reveals in this DCnU, this one feels like it being done for a short term buzz rather than a long term foundation for a character. A universe can't survive like this. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Apr 15, 2013

    I shouldn't hate on this Super-installment too much, it follows the typical storytelling pattern well even with all of the jargon being flung in. The art has definitely gotten better, getting away from the ridiculous visual shout-outs to the stiff-looking manga art style. I guess I'm a bit annoyed with how Lobdell has decided to weave things through – calling Superboy the son of Lois and Clark, even though he technically isn't, and poorly using a villain who's treatment within DC's line of teen books hasn't been stellar. If you're looking for a book that doesn't require a lot thinking, but does do a “fine” job at going from point A to point B, you'll be satisfied with this issue. As for me, I seriously might be crossing Superboy off my pull list before next month. Read Full Review

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