Superboy #9

Superboy #9

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Rob Lean Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 9, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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"THE CULLING" continues here from this month's TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 and leading into LEGION LOST #9! SUPERBOY vs. ROSE WILSON round two! The shocking debut of the all-new WARBLADE!

  • 8.4
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson May 9, 2012

    My opinions concerning origin stories and Lobdell's handling of the Titans and Superboy thus far set aside, if you're going to pump your titles full of fights, you better make them awesome and in the case of Superboy #9, they are. Basically, it boils down to Superboy vs. Warblade and Red Robin vs. Rose Wilson with a few other heroes helping out here and there. By the end of the issue, all the other Ravagers have been taken out, and Harvest descends to take on all the teenaged superheroes by himself. It's a pretty awesome moment to end on and leads directly into Legion: Lost #9. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 14, 2012

    Until Harvest shows up. And he is talking some smack. He wanted to Titans/Legion/Superboy to win so that they will feel worse when they lose? It was worth having his army get crushed? I don't know ... I just don't get it. While I have enjoyed much of Superboy as a title ... Superboy's attempts to grow, the tremendous characters of Rose and Caitlin, and RB Silva's fantastic art. But I feel like this book is in something of a rut. How many issues of him saying he can make his own decisions and fighting someone from NOWHERE can I read. I need him to move forward and I need a story that is his and not so tightly linked to NOWHERE or the Titans. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey May 9, 2012

    If the writing has taken a small step forward, the art has unfortunately taken a step back. Rob Lean and Iban Coello can't be totally blamed for the way this book looks; they have to draw a ton of characters all in similar " and pretty boring " costumes fighting in a somewhat featureless arena. There is not much to be excited about. A lot of the fighting looks awkward; there is a severe lack of intensity in the battle and everyone just seems posed with their hands up. It doesn't feel like a huge fight between two super-powered groups; it's a little bit boring. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Rob Rasmussen May 11, 2012

    With the story, a large portion of the problem is in the fact that this is a crossover with tons of characters that is in the book focusing on a single one. That is fine, in and of itself, but when the fight is with a large team of bad guys too, it falls apart a bit. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 11, 2012

    Still, even some of the panels come across a little too busy-looking and having two inkers brings a slight inconsistency from one page to the next. "Superboy" has on the whole been a strong comic, but this issue feels like a bad misstep. This crossover should have been easy to pull off; after all, "Superboy" and "Teen Titans" have been closely connected since day one. But overall? If I was a new reader to these title and decided to start with "The Culling," I doubt I'd return next month. Read Full Review

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