Superboy #18

Writer: Various Artist: RB Silva Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 13, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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HEL ON EARTH has ended, and Superboys about to land in a new city, with a new secret identity and a surprising new foe on his trail! Guest-starring Superman!

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

    And RB Silva's art just seemed rougher than usual, which was just a bit distracting. Still overall, a nice step in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Mar 13, 2013

    There are a few impressive visuals here and there, most notably Dr. Psycho's astral body-switching and Superboy's green bacta tank. The latter image gives way to a Teen Titans splash page that has its hits and its misses, but my eye was caught by a shadowy figure who very well could be Doctor Octopus. Just don't tell me next month this title will be relaunched as Superior Superboy. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Mar 15, 2013

    I've enjoyed this new version of Superboy, the idea of cloning being forbidden on Krypton gives the character an edge of tragedy and adds a new layer to a familiar character. Lobdell and DeFalco makes the character likable but edgy, without being smothered by unneeded angst, but the plotting and pacing of this issue are an absolute mess and killed any momentum from "H'el on Earth," a story where Superboy was the only effectively used character. All the Superman family books are soon to receive a creative shake-up, and it can't come soon enough as this directionless mess is dragging characters with vast potential into the abyss of mediocrity. Read Full Review

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