Written by Scott Lobdell, Art by R.B Silva and Rob Lean, Cover by Eric Canete
Solicitation Info (from Previews): 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?
Bias: I’m excited about Teen Titans, and I’m curious how this title ties in with that one, especially since both are written by Scott Lobdell, but I’m not sure I’ll stick around beyond that. This will have to be an interesting take on the character, and more than what I’m getting from Teen Titans for me to want to stick around.
What I liked: They did a great job of making Superboy alien, and exploring his unique physiology and psychology.
What I disliked: For the most part, it felt like nothing happened. We got an origin that could be summed up on one page, but was instead stretched out to fill a whole issue. There were also inconsistencies in the story – specifically in regards to what I did like about the comic: his unique physiology and psychology.
Verdict: I’m going to see what I think of Teen Titans before I decide about this book, though I’m leaning toward dropping this title.
As always, SPOILERS in comments, including my favorite scene, thoughts on what happened, and questions about what’s to come.