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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?

Story by Scott Lobdell
Art by RB Silva & Rob Lean
Colors by The Hories
Letters by Carlos M. Mangual
Cover by Eric Canete & Guy Major

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 2.0%
Avg Rating: 3.9
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  1. Picking this one up, even though the ol’ comic budget is getting pretty tight. If it doesn’t thrill me this issue, it’s outta here!

  2. Apparently this issue is the 1st appearance of Caitlin Fairchild (GEN 13).

  3. I’m interested in seeing what Lobdell is doing in the DCU. He used to be quite good, but has been pretty low profile for a while now. I will probably be picking his books up and giving them a chance.

  4. This was one of the issues I was most intrigued by when I saw the relaunch. I love that cover, I hope the book maintains that kind of freaky tone.

    American Pluto? Wishful thinking?

  5. I’ll always give Kon at least an issue. Lemire’s run did nothing for me, but I’ve got a good feeling about this one.

  6. This is one that also gets one shot and one alone..

    Justt sayin’,


  7. I added this to my pulls after reading the comments at DC’s the Source.

    I thought it was very well put together. It certainly wasn’t a short read, it gave a decent overview of SB’s short life so far, in fact its the best proper introduction that i’ve read from the new 52 so far.

  8. Wow, where did this book come from?

    Best Superboy book I’ve read in years! So far, this issue takes the Surprise of the Week Award for the DC reboot.

  9. I enjoyed reading it! Art was great. 4/5

  10. This was the best DC book I read this week.

    • Completely agree. I was shocked when I ended up getting more enjoyment out of this than Batwoman #1, but it’s just an amazing book that better keep going for a long time.

  11. Great stuff! A very unique Superboy story, and layered to all hell! The art was amazing, and the last page intro of the Titans? Baller, I say. Definitely coming back for #2.

  12. Very surprised by this. This book is exactly what these relaunch books need to be. Perfect entry point to new readers. Zero references to past continuity, not bogged down in exposition. And very good, modern looking, non-90’s art. Can’t believe it. But I’m looking forward to the next issue.

    • You nailed it! That’s exactly how I felt about this book. I was originally a little bummed about the crop of DC books this week (most of them okay, some of them eh), but this title really stood out!

  13. I’ve never bought a DC book before, I grew up Marvel and just stuck with what I liked. I loved Lobdell’s X-Men run in the 90’s so I decided to give his DC titles a shot. Knowing nothing about Superboy (or DC) this was a really good first issue that got me excited for issue #2, which to be honest I didn’t think was gonna happen. Looking forward to issue #2.

  14. This surprised the hell out of me. The art was great and really enjoyed the set up. This is how a #1 should be; I’ll definitely be picking up #2.

  15. I want to echo what many of you have already stated…I was not expecting much from this at all. What a nice surprise. Looking forward to #2!
    Nice job Lobdell, Silva and team!

  16. This happened to be the first comic I read of the new 52 this week and I have to say, so far its been my favorite … and like the rest of you, I’m still a little surprised. Pleasantly surprised

  17. Well I had to read it twice for some reason and well I give it 3-4 somewhere in between. I just can’t really describe it so, I will leave it at that.

    Just sayin’,


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