Review by: ghostmann

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Avg Rating: 3.9
Users who pulled this comic:
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

Size: 0 pages
Price: 2.99

I hate Scott Lobdell.

Let me rephrase that – I hate Scott Lobdell’s writing. There, that’s better, not so harsh. Lobdell ruined the X-men back in the 90’s, at least for me. His story lines meandered for years and his characterizations were “cookie-cutter” in every way. In short – he bored me.

So imagine my surprise when I am “THIS CLOSE” to making Superboy #1 my Pick of the Week. I’m fucking flabbergasted – this comic is GREAT!

I got to know Superboy – his origin, his likes, his dislikes, his moral compass , his hopes and fears, all thanks to Lobdell’s spot on dialog and pacing. I actually care about a clone? That is no easy feat mind you, but Scott does it in 20 pages. He also throws in some mystery, and humor, and action. All this makes me want to buy issue 2 – and I’m gonna.

I love Scott Lobdell.

ART: 3 and 1/2

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 3 - Good


  1. Totally agree with your assessment of Scott Lobdell. I also read his X-Men throughout the 90’s and am also happy to say that this is a complete redemption of his skills. I actually did make this PotW over Batwoman, which shocked me, but felt right after all. I will give Lobdell credit for one great X-Men story in the 90’s, though it was part of my favorite event – Age of Apocalypse. Generation Next was a gut-punch of a book that really impressed me back in the day. If you haven’t read it, I’d recommend giving it a shot if you can find single issues or a trade of it – you might find some more Lobdell writing that you enjoy in it.

    • Age of Apocalype was pretty fun, but I just have a problem with stories that take place out of continuity (ie: Flashpoint).

      I haven’t read Gen Next, thanks for the recommendation, I’ll check it out. =)

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