Superboy Annual #1

Superboy Annual #1

Writer: Tom DeFalco Artist: Yvel Guichet Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 23, 2013 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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As the battle to stop HEl rages on, Superman learns the truth about just what Superboy is...But is it the whole truth?

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - T. A. Ewart Jan 30, 2013

    The annual is most certainly an interlude, but it does something that was neglected all too often with Superman and Superboy, previous to the New 52. We get to see them adventure together, but also bond together through the adventure. The juxtaposition of Superboy in Superman's costume, and Superman dressed as Superboy is also very endearing, as links them in a manner that was rarely done before, if ever, by showing us just how much of the past is prologue. These days, Clark was never Superboy, but his adventures in Action Comics are exactly that, Superboy adventures, and the annual matches up to that dynamic by showing us the differences in the two characters, and why a homemade weapon like Superboy, would look up to a “lecturer” like Superman. All in all, a fine annual . . . even if it is an interlude. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 28, 2013

    Well, that was pretty succinct, no?  Really, there was no reason for a more in depth review, because that's the gist of what happened here.  This comic was more or less Superman and SB getting to know each other.  I will say one thing before ending this post though...  Tom DeFalco writes the New 52 Superboy SO MUCH like the pre-reboot Superboy.  And that?  That's a good thing to me. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 28, 2013

    And, most of all, it just doesn't progress H'El on Earth at all. Still, Superboy seems to be moving along on his hero's journey while Supergirl is taking some steps back. Read Full Review

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