Review by: ResurrectionFlan

What did the
community think?

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

The brilliant cover is a trick. This is bland and the art needs a lot of work some pages were just straight up uncompellingly designed. Especially the one where Red is talking to the soldiers.

Also the layouts and lack of backgrounds was pretty shoddy. a few places in the story you had to make a conscious decision of where you eye should fall and that’s dropping the ball in sequential art. Probably a rush job.

Whoever did the cover should be drawing this book as Superboy looks pretty doughy inside. Almost none of the freaky future shock promise the cover offered.
Disappointingly middle of the road.

(And I really liked RB Silva’s Jimmy Olsen story.)

Maybe they can take off from here but I was really hoping for some kind of cross between the robo-tears of Pluto and We3 mixed with unique tone of something like X-23.

Story: 2 - Average
Art: 2 - Average


  1. Wow, I’m surprised that our expectations were so completely reversed. I was excited that the inside didn’t match the cover as I thought it was the worst piece of art for the whole book. As a clone of Superman, I was happy to see a doughy Superboy inside the issue. I could see where your frustration comes from though from being mislead by the cover.

    I’m curious, did you get a chance to read the preview pages online before picking up your copy? I wasn’t going to get the book based on the cover, but those preview pages sold me completely on it.

  2. I didn’t see any of the preview pages but bought the collected Jimmy Olsen one shot from Action Comics. It reminded me a lot of Batgirl No1 where I was hoping for something unique and it felt a bit wishywashy, I’ll give it another read because everyone else is raving about it, but I guess my expectations were for something a bit more out there.

    It just felt really safe to me.

    I was hoping for something more along the lines of how Superman was portrayed in Flashpoint.

    Even a partially robot Superboy.

    I guess I’ll have to make my own one!

    • That’s cool, and as I said, I definitely can see where all those expectations came from just by looking at the cover. I was pleasantly surprised to find something that reminded me of the tone of Invincible (both in the story and literally the tone of colors used). Hopefully you’ll find some weird out-there sci-fi in one of the 52’s that are still to come this month. I do like weird sci-fi as well (sounds like you’re looking for some transhumanist stuff), and would really like to see DC dip their toe into it as well.

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