Comic Book A Day – Day 54 – Superboy #0 (2012)


Superboy kinda looks like Bert from Sesame Street, no?

I read the Ravengers mini-series (of sorts) in Teen Titans and read the beginning issues of Superboy and Teen Titans.  I’ve also been reading a lot of these zero issues and many of them have been fantastic.  Alas not so with Superboy #1.

True there is a somewhat interesting backstory of where Superboy’s Kryptonian lineage might be from, but within a few panels the weirdo villain guy from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. says it is a possible history and might not be real.  Then why the hell did we just read about it?

Kon from Superboy


I really wanted to like Superboy as a series and a character, but I just can’t seem to get behind either one no matter how hard I try.  The character, the story and the dialogue are just too dull for my tastes and in this Superboy origin story, we barely even see Superboy and he has basically no lines.

I’m giving Superboy #0 1 out of 6 possible Aarons.


Aaron Haber