Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Superboy #25 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Scott Lobdell, Justin Jordan, Michael Alan Nelson
Art By: Ed Benes
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 13, 2013

Krypton Continues To Return!

I Hate This Cover!
So this is Pt. 2 of Krypton Returns story arc.  For all of you out there that missed Pt. 1 check out Jim's Review.  Hopefully this issue turns out better.  So on with the show.

Explain It!:

Alright coming in a bit late on this review, but I'll try to do my best.  Our Superman Family is transported separately to three different timelines of Krypton.  Superboy to a week before Krypton's destruction, Supergirl to the brutal time of the clone wars, and Superman to when H'El came to power.  So let's see how Superboy fairs in his mission to make sure Kara gets off of Krypton alive.

Kon already failing at the aspect of keeping himself hidden from Kara, finds himself face to face with the re-imagined Eradicator, who is the living embodiment of entropy in the universe.  Eradicator knows what Superboy's mission is, and plans on making sure Kara dies on Krypton like the rest of it's resident.  So the fight is on.  But on a side note, the new Eradicator looks like a green flaming Swamp Thing.  Not even a sweet pair of yellow shades.  What's the DCU coming to?  But back to the fight.  Superboy is getting his ass handed to him, until he realizes that he's an idiot.  All this time he was conserving his energy because now he's under a red sun.  BUT SUPERBOY DOESN"T GET HIS POWER FROM ANY KIND OF SUN!  I know this, he should certainly know this.  So as soon as he gets his mind wrapped around the idea.  BAM, Eradicator is done.  Superboy impales him on a bunch of metal conduits he TK'ed out of the ground.  Okay we'll move on to see how the big man is doing on his quest.  In last issue, he was busy getting his ass whooped by his mom.

Yup still getting his ass whooped.  Now for some reason last issue Superman's armor went all white, and his S shield disappeared.  But whatever happened then, luckily for him his armor decides to go back to normal and mom knows the family crest when she sees it.  So Lara does some tests, and sits him down to wait for Jor-El, and dopey Superman doesn't say a damn word.  I get it, he's finally seeing his mother, and interacting with her, but not a damn word.  How about something interesting huh?   Let's move on, and see how Supergirl is doing with her mission.

So Supergirl is back in time, and her mission is stopping the clones of this timeline from damaging the planet which will lead to it's destruction in the future.  So what does Supergirl do when she get's back in time?  Well she gets surrounded by a bunch of armed clones.  Solid.  But even with her powers fading, what the clones don't know is that when she was younger, she trained with her aunt Lara on how to kick some ass.  So Supergirl wins the fight, and revels in the achiness she feels from defeating her opponents without powers.  But in the end her pride needs to be put on hold, because H'El has followed her back, and has a shard of Kryptonite for a little payback.

Bits and Pieces:

This is a really short issue, with a lot going on.  Size aside (which I'm not happy about) this keeps you interested in this controversial story arc.  Controversial in bringing back one of the most despised villains of the New 52.  I can't wait to see what happens next, and kind of wish that each character just continued their story individually in their own titles instead of jumping back and forth.  But whining aside, this has the makings of a great story arc, and I'll continue to enjoy.


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