- Written by Niam Suggitt, Kelly Symmonds, Brad Thomson and Sakie on Sunday, October 09 2011 and posted in Reviews
New Reader Reviewer: Kelly Symmonds
Writing- I've seen a lot of anti-Lobdell chat on the forum lately, but I thought he a good job with Superboy #1. The writing is enjoyable to read without being confusing or overly saturated with poorly chosen jokes. I particularly enjoyed the death of the Dr. *SPLAT*... R.I.P. we hardly knew thee. Superboy's character feels very much like his Young Justice counterpart which I believe is a wise choice on DCs part. 18/25.
Art- All parties did a fine job on this issue. It looks like an average art job, but for some reason this art really struck a chord for me. I really enjoyed examining all the panels. I did spot the Hooded Woman too. 19/25.
Accessibility- This may have been one of the easiest reads of the new 52 so far. It introduces Superboy, the doctors and scientist handling him and even hints at the Teen Titans whom he will soon be encountering. No crazy background to cover. Just a boy clone of Superman and the foundations of a interesting story arc. 19/25.
Enjoyability- I would say I liked this issue, but I am torn if I'll be shelling out for the #2. I've never really been the biggest fan of Superboy (unless it's followed by "Prime"). I would recommend anybody looking for a fun first DC 52 to read, Superboy is a good starting place to jump in. 18/25.
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