Alright, we're in the homestretch, as I'm finally getting towards the bottom of this week's new comic pile! First up tonight is this week's Runt of the Litter, Superboy. Here's hoping this issue turns out better than I expect it to.
Summary: We pick up where Teen Titans #5 left off, with Superboy leaving the defeated Titans behind and setting off to find Templar. Feeling melancholy, since his whole life has been nothing but half-truths and lies, Superboy sits on a bridge to mope, when he is spotted by Supergirl. SG confronts SB and inquires as to why he was wearing the symbol of the House of El. SG ends up touching the confused SB, which somehow lets SB see SG's memories, as well as learn how to speak Kryptonian... Oooooookay then... SB mentions to SG that he was a clone(sure, why not put that out there right off the bat?), which leads to SG attacking SB since clones were bad news on Krypton apparently. SG calls SB Kon-El, and says on Krypton, Kon-El was a mindless killing machine. SB gets distracted by a nearby helicopter, which allows SG to give him the slip, since she wasn't sure that he was evil, since he seemed so lost and innocent. With SG gone, SB returns to NOWHERE's base where he is confronted by an angry Rose Wilson.
Thoughts: This was another in a long line of meh comic books. The only major thing to come out of this comic was Superboy somehow getting a look in SG's mind... I don't know if Scott Lobdell understands this or not, but Superboy has telekinesis, not telepathy... The two aren't interchangeable... Unless Lobdell is making the new SB some sort of a low-level telepath, which honestly wouldn't surprise me by this point. Why not? It makes about as much sense as anything else going on in the new DCU. Bottom line? This comic left zero impact on me.
Score: 6 out of 10.
So wait, he's a telepath now too?!