Superboy #5

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: R.B. Silva Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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They created Superboy to be a weapon, not a hero. But on the eve of his conflict with the Teen Titans, Superboy will make the first truly moral choice of his short life though he might not be prepared to live with the consequences!

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 17, 2012

    Hopefully, next month's brawl with Supergirl is handled well. And hopefully I don't need to read Titans to see how this all turns out ... because I am not. And man, RB Silva just continues to do fantastic work here! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 11, 2012

    "Superboy" is a fun book, although I'm not convinced that reading it without "Teen Titans" is quite entertaining, as the pair of them are connected fairly closely. But it's a book that I think has defied expectations quite nicely. If it can just fix those rough patches, it'll be a winner. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Jan 11, 2012

    I enjoyed this book. It was very cool to see Fairchild looking more like herself, and the utterance of "Ravager" teases attractive crossovers ahead for the New 52. There are a lot of familiar faces coming together in this series, but the shuffling of circumstances has me interested in how it will all play out. As for issue #5, it's an interesting read. Not thrilling, but significantly better than what has come in previous issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 15, 2012

    Some nice improvements in both the plotting and art mean I can breathe a sigh of relief and convince myself to stay on board for a little while longer. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    A Comic Book Blog - T. A. Ewart Jan 18, 2012

    These could be the adventures of any meta-human, and that's a major problem, because anyone who wears the “S” is not supposed to be run of the mill. The only saving grace of the comic is the artwork, and it's unfortunate that Silva has to be saddled with such a wastrel plot and tumbleweed ideas. Betrayal is the worst crime of all, worthy of the lowest level in the Inferno. DC Comics has betrayed the heart and soul of Superboy, a character that has grown so much over the last 3 decades, by allowing him to be treated in such a manner. Read Full Review

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