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I don't intend to post more than this from this issue, which set up some intruiging ideas.



Not sure about the art, the colouring gives everyone a very plastic-y look to their skin, but other than that, I like seeing slightly scrawny looking Superboy again. (Buff Kon was pretty, but a little obvious)

After escaping the clutches of N.O.W.H.E.R.E. Superboy relocates to Kansas and explains his situation to a very familiar (to us) classmate...



N.O.W.H.E.R.E. are still running tests on Superboy (I'll say no more than that), and the results of this one perplex the team...



Now THIS I love. I've found Kon's angsting about being Lex's offspring to be annoying as hell because A) being evil isn't genetic and B) All he worries about is the evil, he never considers the GOOD points of of Lex... like his intellect.

This has Superboy (no name has been given for him in this issue, it took me a while to notice that) displaying a simple binary SUPERMAN-GOOD/EVIL-LEX-EVIL but some of the traits that lead us to consider Lex as evil. If this side of him can be explored I'll be fascinated.

Also, possibly the best nutshell description of Lex Luthor I've read in YEARS... provided it IS Lex of course! ;)

 

Date: 2011-09-14 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Wait--so the Kansas stuff with the woman in the burning building was a test?

Date: 2011-09-14 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] vitruvian23
Okay, so I guess Superboy isn't reacting to the cries for help because he's a clone, or hasn't been socialized to internalize morality, or some such.

What's the girl's excuse? Not that she'd rescue anybody, but no call to 911, not even a reaction to a burning building and cries for help?

Date: 2011-09-14 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] vitruvian23
Sorry, everybody, just reread the girl's name. Duh. That explains it.

Date: 2011-09-14 07:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
heh actually, she works for N.O.W.H.E.R.E. (not a spolier to anyone who has read the solicits) so she probably knows about the test. If she reacted "OH MY GOD SAVE HER" then he would be acting because of her, not because of an internal sense of right and wrong

Date: 2011-09-14 07:08 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
yay Fairchild!

Date: 2011-09-14 07:58 pm (UTC)
ian_karkull: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ian_karkull
The only one I even remotely care about here is the little stout guy in the gimp suit. Now his story, I'd read that in a heartbeat.

Date: 2011-09-14 08:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glprime
I'd "fail" that test too. I'd just turn to the building and yell, "Lady! You have bushes beneath you! Just jump! That's actually a safer option than me endangering myself running through your burning house!"

Date: 2011-09-14 08:49 pm (UTC)
drexer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drexer
...

Can someone please at least once give me a comic book writer who believes in nurture over nature? Just one... once?

Because I'm really getting tired of clone's personality's getting defined by the goddamn genetics of their fathers...

Date: 2011-09-14 09:02 pm (UTC)
drmcninja: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drmcninja
I'm sorry, but what did they do to Rose? This is absurd. Did they reset her? Is she working with them to test him? What is going on?

Date: 2011-09-14 09:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drmcninja
Your best hope is probably that Outsider's story, where the Hitler clone kills himself after watching tapes on what the original did.

Date: 2011-09-14 09:41 pm (UTC)
drexer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drexer
Ooooooh...

What is the correct procedure to summon the scans fairy that will post those ones?

Because I really want to see that.

Date: 2011-09-14 09:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drmcninja
Found 'em! Its a two parter, but what you're looking for is in part two.

http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/3238613.html?#cutid1
http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/3243518.html?#cutid1

Date: 2011-09-14 10:22 pm (UTC)
drexer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drexer
You mean not every teenager ignores a woman dying by fire to just look more closely at a pretty love interest?

Well, there goes all my ethics system out of the window...

j/k :P

Date: 2011-09-14 11:40 pm (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Lex Luthor)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
Oh god please do not set up Kon/Rose..

Date: 2011-09-15 12:07 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
sorry, it looks like that's what they're doing. Though I suppose once Caitlin gets her powers she looks a fair bit like Knockout.

BETRYAL! RAGE-LISH!

Date: 2011-09-15 12:19 am (UTC)
silverzeo: me in anger mode (RAGE!!!)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
First cartoon Superboy is a emotionless angsty emo with some Daddy issues and have a slight crush on Ms. Martian, no the reboot version of himself dosen't bat an eye at a woman whose house is on fire and given the fact that their a tricycle in her yard, there are kids involved! I know the kid had short attention when their were girls with bikinis in the room, but DAMN!

Really? Rose Wilson? They're REALLY retelling characters from OTHER BOOKS (Rose was Bart's possible girlfriend, remember! And Fairchild just shove Serling off the sidelines) instead of reintroducing Superboy's previous cast? Not even Lori from the last book?

I will admit, I am bias to this book, as I read the 90s series instead just reading what Johns worte about him in Teen Titans, but consider how much they change from the other 90s Super-Titles, like how Matrix was retcon and Linda's return was underwhelming...

Date: 2011-09-15 12:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bariman
Maybe Superboy has power-based hyperawareness and knows the woman is perfectly safe, so he ignores her to oggle Rose?

Date: 2011-09-15 01:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] detective_deathman08
My comic store got a box full of ruined copies of this issue so I could not read it. I really wanted this and batman and robin

Date: 2011-09-15 02:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] intertobamf
Whining about a comic from a contextless page. Never change, scans_daily.

Date: 2011-09-15 02:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thefiretonight
I'm pretty sure I saw some comment from Lobdell planning on having 'Red' as SB's love interest, not Rose.

Date: 2011-09-15 02:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thefiretonight
Having read the whole comic and holding good hopes for Superboy, I have to say that I was not let down at all. Can't wait to see the TT tie in.

Date: 2011-09-15 03:07 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
So it's confirmed? The redhead is Caitlin?

Date: 2011-09-15 03:11 am (UTC)
littlepunkryo: (ohai [chris pine])
From: [personal profile] littlepunkryo
I really agree. I wasn't expecting much from this, honestly, because I'd figure it'd be another boring set-up issue and it would only really catch me a bit down the line, but I like it already. It totally was a set-up issue, but the characters really popped and I'm really interested in seeing where it's going.

Date: 2011-09-15 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] bystander3
The scene shown here is out of context and all is not as it seems. Rose shown here is... uh... "undercover"? Yeah, let's call it that. Rose shows up later in the issue and acts completely different. I don't want to give too much away, but the short answer is, yes, she's working with them to test him.

Date: 2011-09-15 03:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thefiretonight
I was a bit nervous when I first heard about the Superboy reboot but then I heard that Lobdell was writing. I remembered how much I loved his Generation X from the beginning of the comic to the end of his run. He didn't let down, this was as good as Gen X #1. :)

Date: 2011-09-15 03:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sunaya
I can sense sarcasm in your comment, but nevertheless...while there are many things I love about s_d that I would never want to change, this, most definitely, is not one of those things. Change this, please?

Re: BETRYAL! RAGE-LISH!

Date: 2011-09-15 07:54 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] runespoor
Hey. Rose was the Titans' resident bad girl, which in comics-language means she was the resident femme fatale. She had no shortage of flirtations while she was there: Eddie, Bart, that one time with Tim, that one time with Jason Todd, Cassie, M'gann. Admittedly the one with Superboy was even more nonsensical than her hitting on Tim, you'll get no argument from me on that.

Date: 2011-09-15 10:25 am (UTC)
salinea: Magneto going *?* (wtf)
From: [personal profile] salinea
which makes s_d different from every other comics communities, how?

Date: 2011-09-15 11:56 am (UTC)
intertobamf: (Default)
From: [personal profile] intertobamf
I dunno. Define "other comics communities". Do they operate on the premise of providing scans of comic pages, sometimes without necessary context, and eliciting comments?

Date: 2011-09-15 12:02 pm (UTC)
salinea: (Default)
From: [personal profile] salinea
Point taken, but with or without scans, and with or without context, wildly overreacting to stuff is pretty much what fans do. Might as well complain that rain is wet.

Date: 2011-09-15 12:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Somewhere pre DCnu Kon is going

"Rose Wilson and Caitlin Fairchild Are my potential love interests and the writers are giving me the sexual drive of a doornail. So. Not. Fair."

Date: 2011-09-15 01:30 pm (UTC)
intertobamf: (Default)
From: [personal profile] intertobamf
I don't go to comic communities other than /co/ and here, both occasionally, so I defer to you.

Date: 2011-09-15 04:09 pm (UTC)
thefiretonight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thefiretonight
I would think 90's!Kon would be much more upset than Johns!Kon. Heh.

[But I did very much enjoy this book.]

Date: 2011-09-15 11:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] likeaminx
Soranik Natu is kinda an example? Though they do shove 'SHE IS THE DAUGHTER OF SINESTRO' in about every other issue she's in. And, like many adopted children in media, her adoptive parents are completely ignored in favor of genetics.

But I agree. That shit is annoying as hell.

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