Superboy #3

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: R.B. Silva Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 9, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.0Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

When N.O.W.H.E.R.E. assigned Superboy to put down an alien prison riot, they couldn't have suspected his powers would bring the entire prison down on top of him. Inside the wreckage, he'll find a mysterious and gorgeous alien who could help him escape but does she want to? Meanwhile, Superboy's handler, Rose Wilson, is about to discover that she is connected to the origin of her "assignment" in a way she never imagined!

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Kirby Nov 11, 2011

    Again with the issue #3 saves! I was put off by the last issue and felt like just sticking to Teen Titans for my Superboy adventures. Instead, every complaint I had was not just fixed but seemingly reversed here. The title appears to be back on track with what made the first issue so interesting, what made the character worth reading about in his own series, and something I wanted to read. I just hope it keeps up and doesn't go bi-polar on me again. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 17, 2011

    So there was a lot of stuff happening in this issue. A lot of bread crumbs to follow. A lot of hints about stuff. This issue flew by because it was full of short action sequences. And while there wasn't necessarily a beginning-middle-end story feel here, this deepened this Superboy's story effectively. I finished this issue and wanted to read the next right then. That means the issue was a success. So Superboy remains a good read. Hopefully Rose isn't gone for long. And I hope some of these mysteries/origins are explained soon. Not all of them ... but some. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jan 8, 2011

    Im so glad to have Superboy back on a regular basis. This book is really working well. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Nov 12, 2011

    You know what my mistake has been with this series? And yes, I'm a big enough man to admit that I did indeed make a mistake. I kept comparing this obviously lesser Superboy to the prior Superboy, the one who I was a huge fan of... About halfway through this issue I realized that this was a different character, that it could never touch how awesome "my" Superboy was and you know what? I found myself FINALLY enjoying this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - T. A. Ewart Nov 16, 2011

    It would be disappointing if not expected, which is cynicism at it apex. Thus far, Superboy included, many of the New 52 comics lack a steady foundation, as the thrust is for New, and not necessarily solid story telling. After three issues, it's fair to expect that Superboy should have established or accomplished something. At least you weren't overcharged a dollar for eight pages of interviews and sketches. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Nov 9, 2011

    Superboy #3 continues the trend of grasping at a satisfying new take on the Boy of Steel, but falling short of its real potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Nov 25, 2011

    Superboy has the potential to be a much better title than it is. The artwork is average, the characters, with the exception of Superboy, are average when they should be fascinating, and the story is so poor it is almost non-existent. Superboy is well-written with only some boring and monotonous moments happening during his inner monologues, but his character adds some well needed humor into this issue which was what made it a somewhat enjoyable experience. The series needs major improvements, but is not a complete loss for new readers who know nothing about Superboy. These are the readers who will enjoy Superboy the most, much to the chagrin of Superboy fans like myself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 11, 2011

    "Superboy" is the sort of book that I suspect will attract itself more to fans of the character than casual readers, but it's not a bad little book. I do think it needs a stronger hook to bring in those casual readers, and a slightly faster pace could probably do it. Until that happens, though, it's still a good book. Just not great. At least, not yet. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 13, 2011

    As rudderless and repetitive as ever, three issues hasn't been enough to establish a clear agenda or personality for our star. Underwhelming on nearly every level. Read Full Review

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