Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Olivia's Pick of the Week: Superboy #11

Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: R.B. Silva

Superboy #11 was such a good read. It was funny. There was lots of fighting in it. It's not a book that takes itself too seriously. It's not like the end of the world/universe/etc. is happening in every issue like in some titles.

Superboy clearly does not understand what it means to "borrow" money. He steals from a bank in order to live it up in this huge apartment in New York City!

Superboy gets tattooed! He gets the House of El symbol tattooed on his shoulder. That was a little weird but it helps to define more of his kind of character. I liked how he described Superman and Supergirl, since he is still barely familiar with them, and yet they all share the connection of this "S" symbol. There is a villain. This huge man/machine/monster called Detritus. His strength and power grows from absorbing machines, cars and stuff around him. I love the art of R.B. Silva. Superboy finally figures out how to stop Detritus with the help of Teen Titans member "Bunker". They would knock Detritus down and he would get back up, but once they got to the core of him, they were able to stop him. The story was told. It didn't get drawn out into a billion issues. It's not a head scratcher. Just some good clean fun. 

This was really good. Superboy should probably see some consequences from stealing all of that money, but we'll have to wait and see. This kind of reminds me of those issues ago when Superboy was back at N.O.W.H.E.R.E and he was in the simulation where he had to save, I think, the woman in the burning house but instead decided to keep walking and talking with the pretty girl. It's funny. 

Superboy is free from N.O.W.H.E.R.E and he's living it up.


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