let the cover fool you. This is not Superboy Prime. There really isn’t a big
reveal that sends Superman’s son into complete and utter madness. What it is,
is Jon Kent relating how he’d bitten off so much more than he could chew. He
started out as an 11-year-old boy cooped up on a starship with his crazy
scientist grandfather, and things only got messier from there.
Jor-El took the boy on one super-powered mission after another, running afoul
of scantily clad Green Lanterns and trying to earn the same kind of respect as
Clark. What’s an adolescent boy not to love about that?
But I will
say this: Have you ever been enjoying a TV show or movie, and it features a
reference to something so obscure that you instantly feel as if the entire production
was intended for you and you alone? There was a moment like that for me, and it
completely elevated my rather shallow opinion of contemporary comic books.
Unfortunately it won’t last, but as I sit here writing this, I’m still a little
high from it.
will continue next issue, so if you want your Superman fix, you should probably
check out the latest issue of Action
Comics, while this series is (temporarily, maybe) retitled Superboy. But that may not be a bad