The New 52 Superboy 2011 5th Series by Scott Lobdell and R. B. Silva - O -Requirements:
CBR Reader, 36 MB.Overview: Superboy undergoes the 'New 52' treatment as we see his beginnings once again for the first time. Fleshed out more than the original story, this Superboy's story goes more in depth and opens the door to more possibilities.
They thought he was just an experiment – and a failed one at that! Grown from a combination of Kryptonian and human DNA, the Clone was no more than a set of data to the scientists of Project N.O.W.H.E.R.E. But when the scope of his stunning powers was revealed, he became a deadly weapon! Now the question is: Can a clone develop a conscience?
The New 52 Superboy 2011 5th Series
This is the fifth Volume of Superboy.
The New 52 volume of Superboy features a re-imagining of the hero, written by Scott Lobdell.
The current volume of Superboy has an important supporting cast which include Caitlin Fairchild and Rose Wilson.
Scott Lobdell writerNote:
Eric Canete, Guy Major cover
R. B. Silva penciler
Richard Horie, Tanya Horie colorist
Rob Lean inker
Carlos M. Mangual letterer
Chris Conroy editor
published by DC Comics, 2011
The story of Superboy continues. What happens when he's finally allowed to step out into the real world? Scott Lobdell continues the story of Superboy with a different beginning.
A new birth for Superboy Reviewed by IronHerc on Sept. 15, 2011.
In this new superboy series, we get to see a fresh origin of our favorite teen clone of superman and a much more personal take to it. The book could had been really good just for the fact that it lacks something that is so basic that is needed in a book focus on a teen hero or any superhero book in general (specially in issue 1).
It seems this superboy is way smarter as we learn from his inner thoughts about him studying the ones who created him and are planning to kill him because he seemed useless as he doesn't show signs of intelligence or even move even if that's not the case here as he can think and have full control of his body. We then learn that he has at least someone who looks for him and actually cares and doesn't want him to be destroyed but then again, no fun without the bad scientists doing stupid decisions as he managed to get free with what seems to be psychic powers (yes! he still has them!) and seems that he can use them to be able to use the basic powers of flight like superman.
Later we get to see Superboy's fake life made by a simulation where he has a normal life as a new student (Who shows how smart he is even if he doesn't know where it comes from) yet for some reason, he fails to react to people in need just like superman would had (he just ignores the woman on the burning house like nothing, not so super there). The woman just known as Red and now in charged of him wonders who in the world is the human part of him since she believes it might be a real narcissist, funny since she is totally right since he is also half of the baldy we all know and love to hate. This issue is strong on the introduction of the character like Red, the scietist girl who feels that superboy is more than just a weapon which looks fairly familiar for some reason (heard that she is fairchild from gen-13 yet it would suck since that team could be a great tittle for the new DCU) In the end his costume is finally shown and I like it a lot and it seems he is going to have to deal with a certain team of super powered teenagers.
Now for the only bad part of this issue was the fact that it lacked something to make it a solid number 1, wonder what it is? is simply the lack of action, yes I know not all the time superheroes have to fight something and whatever but come on! this is a teen book no matter how you look at it and a superhero book none the less, if it would have had a nice action scene of 2-3 pages it would had been good. This book is mostly for teens and up so it should had have something to make us say "Wow! Superboy can kick butt as well as monologue to himself!" all good teen books need some action at least at the first issue (not all action like some really bad books from the 90's obviously). But still it was enjoyable yet it just needed that little bit of action to give it a higher score.
The art is good yet even if some people might find the way superboy is drawn since he doesn't look fully human which makes sense. He was just out from a tube for the first time and he hasn't gone out at all so it's natural that he might look kinda alienish or like some doll.
Storywise is good and keeps me interested for more yet, this is superboy and this book even if adults read it should still have the feel of a teen book and it doesn't have any action in it to make it more exiting (I know the focus is the origin and all but still, if it had a compelling action scene of at least two or three pages, it would had been perfect. Showing that superhero comics sometimes do need action and a tittle which even if it's part of the superman section of the new 52, still should be treated like the other young justice books similar to static (which I loved if you read my review on it), just a nice action scene and it would had been perfect since the plot is great by itself
Also It seems the meeting of the teen titans or a crossover is soon to occur or bound to happen (as the book is written by the same writer) And I can't wait how this will all turn out, i will give this book a chance for two more issues still since it has potential
Why am I called Superboy? Reviewed by djotaku on Sept. 15, 2011.
I have to thank the ComicVine crew for giving me greater insight into Superboy thanks to their Scott Lobdell question and answer special. Scott mentioned many tmes that he wants for the teens, including Superboy, to not just be kid versions of the adults they're modeled after. Superboy, as envisioned by Lobdell in the revamp, is his own person. He's only related to Superman in that he shares his genes. Other than that he's his own dude. And the opening "why do they call me superboy?" is meant to convey that to the readers.
So far Lobdell has done the revamp proud - I have never been interested in anyone outside of Gotham and this story drew me in. We don't get any indication of whether this is -5 years, current day, or some time inbetween. I figure it will probably be made more apparent when Teen Titans #1 comes out. And there's where this is interesting - the ending of this book makes me wonder if the TT end up cameoing in Superboy or if the books end up being crossovers or something. I'm not too sure, but I'm definitely excited for TT to come out now.
Going back to Superboy being his own person, I was thrilled to see someone screaming for help and Superboy not running to help her. Why should he have some inherent want/need to help people? He's just a created being.
The only part where the comic book science falls a little apart for me is in the genetic memories thing. I know that field is still being developed (in the real world), but from what I know it has more to do with broad things like the fact that everyone has a "flood" mythology. The way it's presented in the book is way too specific. But then again, it's a comic book so it's not a big deal.
They make a big deal out of whose human DNA is in Superboy. I think it's WAY obvious it's the Red head. I invite Lobdell to surprise me because they seem to be dropping WAY too many clues that it's her.
I loved this great meta-gag where all the soldiers look the same (kinda like storm troopers) and then there's one short and fat one.
If you've been reading all my New 52 reviews you know I'm big on establishing the universe by having characters appear in each other's books. Lois Lane appears in this book taking a whistle-blower story. I like it - it feels modern and it shows Lois doing some important newswork. Also it shows more or less how these book fit together.
So I felt a little weird at first with these teen titles. Would it be strange to enjoy these as an adult? Would they be trying so hard to be hip that they'd annoy me? So far the answer is no, although I expect more of the teen drama stuff to come up in the Teen Titans. I think Scott's doing the right thing, making this book accessible to readers of all ages. if he continues to write this way, I could see myself keeping all his books on my pull list.
Definitely worth picking up this book to where it goes.
See also Superboy V04Download Instructions:
Superboy V5 01 - The Clone -- http://novafile.com/9i2xm2um99ze
Superboy v5 02 - Superboys and Their Toys -- http://novafile.com/tyzp5inwmwk0
Superboy v5 03 - Free at Last -- http://novafile.com/ikmizflffdw1
Superboy v5 04 - Wise Men Need Not Apply -- http://novafile.com/lr0gclhjtb3j
Superboy v5 05 - Breakout -- http://novafile.com/7u42worw8ts8
Superboy v5 06 - Not So Super -- http://novafile.com/94x07rf8b2ur
Superboy v5 07 - Untamed Rose! -- http://novafile.com/w7qoffrj49la
Superboy v5 08 - The Culling, Prelude: Training -- http://novafile.com/mn3xthwqfoy5
Superboy v5 09 - The Culling, Part Two: Last Claws -- http://novafile.com/69pyeutnz80i
Superboy v5 10 - The Mysterious Mystery of Mystery Island -- http://novafile.com/uptwkyyu0xnf
Superboy v5 11 - Brothers-in-Harm! -- http://novafile.com/rzj7q60153tn
Superboy v5 12 - Night Games! -- http://novafile.com/p8hlb3comsvq