Monday, January 21, 2013

Superboy #16

First review(of three!) for this Monday evening is Superboy.  On the bright side, this series has gotten WAY better since Scott Lobdell stopped writing it.  On the negative side, this series is locked into that H'El on Earth storyline that I have zero interest in and haven't been following in Superman or Supergirl, so yeah, this should be a rough review...

Superboy #16: 

Summary: Apparently H'El and Supergirl are in the Fortress of Solitude planning on destroying the sun in a bizarre attempt to bring Krypton back to life... Or something.  Anywho, Batman(sporting a snazzy woolen cape!) makes plans to break into the Fortress along with the rest of the Justice League and Superboy.  The objective is to get a shard of Kryptonite that Supes had locked up in his trophy room, because that Kryptonite was going to somehow defeat H'El...  Or something.  Cyborg, Superman, Batman and Superboy manage to make it into the Fortress, but find that H'El had already gotten his hands on the Kryptonite, thus ruining the Justice League's plans.  And then a giant alien prison attacks the heroes, resulting in Superman and Superboy being sucked into some alternate dimension.

Thoughts: Meh.  This issue really didn't do much for me...  It was okay and all, but since I'm not following, nor do I care about, the H'El storyline, this issue was neither here nor there   I mean it wasn't Lobdell levels of awful or anything, but it didn't do anything for me.  I'd guess that your enjoyment of this issue would be directly connected to the H'El storyline.  If you're enjoying that storyline?  Then I'd venture that you'd enjoy this issue.  If you're like me and could care less about the H'El story?  Then this was a totally missable issue.

Score: 6 out of 10.

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