Superboy #2

Superboy #2

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: R.B. Silva Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 12, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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Project N.O.W.H.E.R.E. has put a lot of effort into creating their Superboy, and they intend to make sure he performs to their standards. And what better opportunity for him to demonstrate his raw power than to throw him into an alien prison riot? Good luck, Superboy you're going to need it!

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 15, 2011

    So overall I really enjoyed this issue. But it was the Caitlin and Rose parts of the book that really stood out. Yes, we hear Conner talk about working for NOWHERE while he plots his escape, and we learn he isn't invulnerable. But otherwise, Conner seemed to be more in the background of the book. I am not complaining necessarily. It was a good issue. But the star of the book shouldn't feel like supporting cast. Silva's stuff crackles throughout the book. I definitely would love a Supergirl commission from him. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 12, 2011

    I'm not a fan of the existing DC characters getting major tweaks to their origins but the incorporation of "Red" and Rose Wilson is making Superboy's story very interesting. This is a different Superboy. We have that bit of mystery as we're not quite sure how he'll end up. The last Superboy we knew started out as a jerk and then developed into a hero with a big and noble sense of character. The way Superboy keeps a little to himself and observes and learns from everything gives a sense that he could become extremely deadly. Red and Rose are great supporting characters as we find out a little more about each. Superboy gets to go out in the real world and it might not work out quite as planned. Lobdell's story builds up the action and suspense but Silva's art sometimes felt off to me, in particular the way Superboy is drawn. The more the story continues, the more excited I get. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Oct 18, 2011

    Solid issue, and I like the direction this book is taking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Kirby Oct 13, 2011

    This issue flounders in its approach and transition from the past to the present. It makes the book feel awkward at first and, I at least, felt slightly cheated because the author became more concerned with tie ins than telling his own story. It would've been nice to stay in the past for a while longer to flesh out the character a bit more, but the story in the present isn't bad though. It is quite enjoyable and we, as readers, are not missing out on any crucial information. This allows the story to continue in the present, with the tie in, but still feel like its own story. That is a good thing and will definitely make for a good read in the months to follow. If only the transition was better handled. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - T. A. Ewart Oct 19, 2011

    That being said, I'm still looking forward to issue #3, but if there's another cliffhanger . . . ! Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Oct 23, 2011

    In the beginning, I compared this comic to Deathstroke in terms of how it disappointed me, but ironically I can make huge contrasts between the two: while I think Deathstroke needed less power and more vulnerability,in this issue Superboy had too much vulnerability. The constant action in Deathstroke also would have felt more appropriate here. Overall, the story has potential, but was executed blandly. Superboy's narration is great and his allies are interesting, but the enemies are as stale as the story and need to become more so this comic can stop being average and start being the great title it can be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Oct 12, 2011

    RB Silva's work remains a bright spot in Superboy #2, offering dynamic character work and great facial expressions. Though the backgrounds could stand to get a little more variety and detail, Silva does his best to keep Superboy #2 visually engaging despite it being set largely in the same barren metallic facility. These first two issues of Superboy have been incredibly confining for Silva, but I can't wait to see what he brings once Lobdell lets Superboy rage outside of the N.O.W.H.E.R.E. compound. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 16, 2011

    Still a mostly pedestrian read, with little going on to distinguish either the characters or the storyline from formulas we're already too familiar with. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Oct 17, 2011

    "Superboy" #2 shows that the book has potential, but it doesn't seem to know what it wants to be yet. Is it about the redemption of a superpowered clone as he learns to be human? Or is it a dark comedy about an evil bastard clone that likes to kill folks? Either approach would be fine, the book simply needs to settle on one. Read Full Review

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