Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Superboy #24 Review and *SPOILERS*

Writer: Justin Jordan
Artist: Robson Rocha, Dan Green
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 9, 2013

Psycho Vs. Psycho

When last we saw Superboy he was staring down a new Psycho Pirate.  Oh yeah, now shit's going to get real right?  Well after an origin story.

Explain It!:

So back at McDuffie High Psycho Pirate explains to Superboy that he friend Dr. Psycho has been siphoning his power.  At first Superboy doesn't want to hear it and plans on having an attitude problem as usual.  But luckily Psycho Pirate uses his power to calm Superboy down, and now we can all sit around and have a bowl of popcorn for story time.  The Origin of Dr. Psycho.  Turns out that as a boy Dr. Psycho was a prodigy, and skipped many grades to get into high school early.  But being very smart doesn't always make you very popular, and sometimes it makes you nobody at all.  One day Dr. Psycho goes home to find out that his entire life had been erased.  No one, not even the school had any recollection of who he was.  Guess what, it wasn't random happenstance it was H.I.V.E.  Their they trained him and other kids to be a weapon, but before they could scrap him, for not being psychic exceptional.  Dr. Psycho figures out how to use others around him.  Doc Psycho escapes, and over the years manages to become a formidable psychic.  But then he met Superboy, and knew that he needed his power for his own.  We also find out how Dr. Psycho could be here, and was also in Trinity of Sin, the Secret Society had gotten to him before this story takes place.

Superboy as always is pissed.  Psycho Pirate turns up Conner's anger now that it isn't against him, and Superboy finds out exactly how much energy Dr. Psycho has taken from him.  BAM! Uber Psycho!  Doc Psycho becomes a giant green construct of himself and the two start duking it out.  But Psycho Pirate isn't finished yet.  He goes inside Doc Psycho's mind and erases everything that he knows about Superboy's past.  Superboy knows that Pirate is just doing this so that he can now use him, instead of Dr. Psycho.  But even with this knowledge he decides to take Dr. Psycho out.  The two throw massive blows at each other, and then all is black

In the end Superboy wakes up and Dr. Psycho is gone, but that isn't the only thing.  Right before Psycho Pirate knocks out Superboy, he realizes that his powers are also gone.  Dun Dun Duuuun.

Bits and Pieces:

Here I thought we were going to jump into a whole new story line with Psycho Pirate, filled with action, and questions.  What we got was a Dr. Psycho origin story, and his motivations for working with Superboy.  Which was nice, but just not what I was expecting.  I still feel that this title is hindered by the ever angry Superboy fits of rage.  But for what it is, and what we have come to expect from this title it was alright.  This title is continuing to grow, and is a lot better than it used to be, so that says something, and gives me something to look forward to in the future.  


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