Review: Superboy #10
(Editor's Note: Due to a mix up, a previous issue of "Superboy" #10 was accidently reviewed. Here's the more current - Superman Matt)
I do not know why this book has been so long-term boring. It would seem any book about such a creation as Superboy would lend itself to a myriad of sci-fi adventure possibilities, some Earth-centric and many not.
But even as writer Scott Lobdell lets the dialogue breath a bit in this adventure, there is really nothing to keep you going -- unless you are also a fan of Teen Titans. The big must-see, you see, does not come here but in a sister title, and that is no way to run a new universe. Guest stars? Applauded. World building? Wonderful. Buy one book to know what the heck is going on in another? Outlandish!
No wonder Superboy has been in this position since the relaunch -- and before. Only the weight of “Super” keeps the book going, I believe.
Oh, speaking of guest stars, Wonder Girl, Solstice, Red Robin, Kid Flash and Bunker figure into this adventure too. That I like. But I probably will not be reviewing Teen Titans #10 just to see how this story may turn out. Yawn.
All this said, the real find here was artist Sebastian Flumara because his Superboy and all the remainder of the interiors are fantastic! His art helps uplift Lobdell’s sorry saga and give it a shot of adrenaline. Not to the extent that you do not recognize a poor story, but at least your eyes have a treat your mind would enjoy. Wait until you see his T-Rex!
All in all, some surgery is needed on this book. Or a Next Wave may wash it away too.