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Superboy attempts to romance Natasha Irons. This is one of the more light-hearted issues of the run.

One fine morning at the Irons household...

I'm pretty sure the title of this story, Bori, is meant to be a punny way of making Boris into a plural noun. You know, as if it were a Latin word?

I haven't included many Natasha & Boris/Paul scenes in my previous posts for lack of room, but they've actually been a consistent presence throughout the series, engaging in such wacky hijinks as making enemies with the local ice cream shop boy and creating a hobo Olympics, where they scored how effective the contestants' begging techniques were. At present, the two's relationship is at the same place it's pretty much always been: some nebulous state where they simultaneously are/aren't a couple.

As for Superboy, he met Nat last issue, when he rescued her and a few others from a falling store sign.

* * *

Moving on to other members of the cast, Amanda spent the previous night with Skorpio. She's not too happy about that.

I love the "doctor" panel. Everyone's keeping secrets from everyone else. Oh, and Shorty and Bryce are two ganglords Dr. Villain wants offed for trespassing into his enforced DMZ around the hospital, in case you were wondering.

Elsewhere, Superboy's original plan was dinner in Paris, but Nat had a better idea...

Steel is thinking he's mishandled the situation with original Boris...

Nat and Superboy's next stop: A polar bear exhibit!

Steel's here to request the Kid's help with a runaway train loaded with chlorine gas, which is what the police call was about. The two are about to find out if they can be more powerful than a locomotive...

Date: 2010-12-07 08:14 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Something's annoying me about this, is there ANY reason Skorpio hasn't been shopped to the cops for being a murderer? I appreciate he's a doctor doing good work the rest of the time, but that really doesn't balance it.

And Natasha doesn't come across terribly well in a lot of this, talking about defining her relationships by how much she can manipulate someone?

Date: 2010-12-07 11:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bewareofgeek
Well, only two people know. One is the guy who HIRED him to be Skorpio, and as for Amanda... it comes up.

Date: 2010-12-07 11:48 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
"Comes up"? I think we're a little past the point where that's applicable, no?

She's known for some time, has no real reason NOT to report him, and now she not only knew, she slept with him to boot. What sort of a vibe are we supposed to be getting from Amanda by this point? Are we actually supposed to warm to her? Or even like her much?

Date: 2010-12-07 03:20 pm (UTC)
bewareofgeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bewareofgeek
I'm being deliberately vague in order not to spoil upcoming issues and steal [personal profile] superboyprime's thunder. I think you'll be satisfied.

Date: 2010-12-07 11:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] misterbug
Prepare yourselves for a 'Cannot Unsee' here, people, because in that cover, and a little in that 'Bori' panel, Superboy looks a lot like a butch lesbian.

And I say this as a complement; I love the look of butch lesbians. It's something they haven't tried with any alternate-reality Supergirls thusfar...

Date: 2010-12-07 11:45 am (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
You could make a strong argument for Cir-el, depending on the artist.

Date: 2010-12-07 12:57 pm (UTC)
wizardru: Hellboy (Default)
From: [personal profile] wizardru
Once more I say unto you....BOOOOOOOTTTTSSSS!!!!

Also: Superboy's 90s look really hasn't aged well, huh?

Date: 2010-12-07 02:05 pm (UTC)
bariman: by perletwo (Default)
From: [personal profile] bariman
If I had jet-boots, I'd wear them all the time.

90s Superboy really depends on the artist. Sometimes, he looks goofy yet cute. Other times... there's this.

Date: 2010-12-07 08:05 pm (UTC)
mistersandman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mistersandman
If I had jet-boots, I'd wear them all the time.

Dr. McNinja explains why this is an amazing idea:

Date: 2010-12-07 06:56 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Yeah, it suffers the fate of the "too trendy gear", but it's still a more distinctive outfit than his current look, which half the time just appears to be lazy.

Date: 2010-12-07 07:05 pm (UTC)
wizardru: Hellboy (Default)
From: [personal profile] wizardru
Not hard, when his current look is basically black t-shirt with S-logo and jeans, really. It's kind of hard to tell when he's dressed casually, really.

Date: 2010-12-07 01:14 pm (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Aww what a cute non-couple.

Date: 2010-12-07 04:47 pm (UTC)
kaete: pixie (Default)
From: [personal profile] kaete
I guess I missed it before, but what's with the whole Boris obsession? I don't understand the reference. Is it like naming someone Galahad?

Date: 2010-12-07 05:32 pm (UTC)
bewareofgeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bewareofgeek
Boris... and Natasha.

Date: 2010-12-07 07:45 pm (UTC)
mistersandman: (SHAME)
From: [personal profile] mistersandman
My mind is blown. I can't believe I didn't get that before.

Date: 2010-12-08 10:25 am (UTC)
bariman: by perletwo (Default)
From: [personal profile] bariman
If only Nat had a couple of villains known as Moose and Squirrel.

Date: 2010-12-07 08:07 pm (UTC)
mistersandman: (hahaha)
From: [personal profile] mistersandman
When I saw the cover, I was worried that Natasha was going to leave Boris for Superboy because of HIV-drama. This is so much more satisfying.


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