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4.0 out of 5 stars The New 52 Superboy, August 8, 2012
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This review is from: Superboy Vol. 1: Incubation (The New 52) (Paperback)
Superboy is a very interesting character. Some spoliers about pre-New 52 Superboy in case anyone didn't know. When Superman died at the hands of Doomsday, four individuals began to wear the iconic S logo. One of these characters was Superboy, a teenage clone of Superman who was part Kryptonian part Human. It was revealed that he was created by Cadmus Labs so the government can have their own Superman to use. During Geoff Johns run on Teen Titans, it was revealed he had both Superman and Lex Luthor's DNA. After discovering this, he went on to wonder who he should be like, Superman or Lex? Eventually he decided to be his own person.

Now onto the New 52 Superboy, he is created by a new shady organization called N.O.W.H.E.R.E. and has some big plans for him. During the course of the book, its shows him being confused, not knowing right from wrong, and getting in some big fights. I think the plot and art was good. The main idea of the story is Superboy wondering who he is, what's his purpose, deciding if N.O.W.H.E.R.E can be trusted or not. The art to me was good as it comes. Compare to art from other New 52 books like Batman, its at the borderline of decent and good. The only thing that bug me was some of the faces in the smaller panels of the book. Other than that the art was good. I think to some Superboy fans, they might not like the character at first. To me he's more an Anti-Hero in this series. Some of his actions are questionable like burning a Christmas tree, almost killing a couple of people when he's pissed. The only other thing that bugged me, aside from the faces in the small panels, was this series needs to be read with Teen Titans with a couple of issues. Some spoliers, Issue 5 of this book is about Superboy's decision to go against the Teen Titans and Issue 6 showed the aftermath of Superboy's battle with the Teen Titans. So unless you picked up the single issues of Teen Titans and read that, some readers will be confused from "I'll fight the Teen Titans" to showing the fights aftermath. So if you want the full story of the Teen Titans vs Superboy, either find the single issues of Teen Titans or wait for the trade to come out next month. This book has the first seven issues of the series. I recommend this book to any fan of Superboy or the Superman cast or anyone wanting to see something read something different. Also, if anyone was is interested in the Culling crossover dealing with Superboy, Teen Titans, and Legion Lost, I suggest picking this up so you'll have an idea how Superboy got to the Culling crossover.
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