Review by: Rbigley

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Avg Rating: 3.9
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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 just picked this up yesterday at my local Barnes and Noble (they get theirs 10 days later), the word of mouth was good so I thought why not.

I wasn’t blown away, I thought the art was stiff and I’m not sure if this cartoonish style is appropriate for the tone of the story. It is a dark story, and you do have a whole team of scientists killed in the first few pages, then you have that full page shot of a bald Superboy with the thick stiff lines. It is a bit jarring.

I thought the cover artist might be a better choice for this material. The story itself, well . . . It didn’t grab me. After I hated Red Hood and the Outlaws I thought okay, I’ll give Scott Lobdell another shot. I’ve never read any of his stuff before that, I only know that he was big in the 90’s at Marvel.

Its standard comic book stuff we’ve seen countless times, the experiment breed to to a weapon, but, as we know will become a hero. The problem is we know where the story is going, there is no surprises. He’ll be a bad guy for an arc, then he’ll strike out on his own and be a hero.

Lobdell did not tell this story in an original way to make me care. And it might not be fair, but when comparing it to the other 52, or even Action and Supergirl it comes across as something I’ve seen before. No where up to the level of Action, Batman or Wonder Woman. It doesn’t even make my second tier of OMAC, Birds of Prey and Supergirl.

The only thing this book has going for it is that its not as awful as Green Arrow, Hawk and Dove and Red Hood.

Story: 2 - Average
Art: 2 - Average

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