Superboy #21

Superboy #21

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Various Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 12, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Krypto comes to the rescue as Superboy is on the trail of Dr. Psycho and the new, mysterious H.I.V.E that has infested Metropolis.

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 19, 2013

    So this was another step on the new road this book is on. This felt like a 'one and done' story which also effectively moved the H.I.V.E. story forward. Now we know that these people have big facilities and don't mind experimenting on children. They can't be nice. It is hard to believe that 3 issues ago I truly disliked this book. Now, I look forward to it. Hope Justin Jordan continues to bring this style of adventuring to the book. I have been very entertained with this book these last 2 months. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Brandon Stines Jun 13, 2013

    I've been following Superboy from issue one, and though I certainly did not think the previous issues were by any means terrible, they grew stale very quickly; for the most part, Superboy kind of wanders around the city until the Teen Titans or Superman come around, and we're off. Lather, rinse, repeat.New writer Justin Jordan has managed to breathe a little bit of fresh air into the book by separating Superboy from his usual companions and sending him off on his own adventures, and it looks like we're in for a fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jun 14, 2013

    Overall it is a step up and is continuing to show that Justin Jordan was right to take on Superboy given the somewhat lackluster stories that preceded this. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jun 12, 2013

    The art duo does a solid job this time around. There are a few instances where the creative paneling is a bit too frantic for its own good, which hurts the flow of the reading experience, but other than that this is a nice looking book. I especially liked the design of the villain Decay, who looks like the horrific ghost of Rocksteady from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jun 14, 2013

    There's something going on with “Superboy” that is keeping him stuck perpetually in an ugly costume and a grim world. It's something that Justin Jordan can't seem to do anything about, because this certainly doesn't feel much like a Justin Jordan comic book. Stopping short of mentioning the full editorial credits of the “Superboy” #21, it's clear to me that there's a commonality to the problems with the ‘New 52′ books that seem most troublesome. A commonality that has little to do with how fans remember these characters or what they're asking to see. A slapdash visual product only perpetuates the idea that this is a book being pushed on us, rather than one that feels like it's developing organically. Read Full Review

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