Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN
Cover by SHANE DAVIS
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Well, that rescue mission didn’t go exactly as planned…and things have only gotten worse for Superboy, as N.O.W.H.E.R.E.’s plans for him and the Teen Titans take a deadly turn! If he wants to keep his head, he’s gonna have to take down another dangerous young metahuman for them: the bruiser once known as Grunge!
fui muy feliz al ver que Caitlin Fairchild salía en Superboy (léanlo btw), pero ahora, ver que Gen 13 aparentemente ahora es parte de la continuidad del DC Universe, me alegra de sobremanera (igual era un poquito predecible, considerando que Jim Lee está a la cabeza editorial y demases), pero igual…. cool
ojalá ahora J.Scott Campbell se aburriera de dibujar a Mary Jane en Marvel y se pasara a DC
from Superboy #4
Relevant WildStorm bits:
Then again, Superboy has enough to deal with in his own book. At the beginning of “Superboy” #4, the N.O.W.H.E.R.E. scientist known as “Red” was revealed to be Caitlin Fairchild, previously of Wildstorm’s “Gen13.” While the character teased there were thirteen more like her, Lobdell mentioned there are no plans anytime soon for a concrete “Gen13” relaunch in the New 52 — but did clarify what this Caitlin Fairchild’s role and powerset are. “I don’t know that there is a ‘Gen13’ in any way that anyone would recognize the team or the concept from the old Wildstorm Universe,” he said. “While that’s certainly Caitlin Fairchild that’s in the book and there have been hints to people who share some kind of genetic connection to her, I don’t know of any plans for Gen13 in either a traditional or a nontraditional sense are anywhere in anyone’s drawing board. I can tell you that like a lot of characters who have been either completely rehauled or tweaked in the New DCU that to my understanding of Caitlin, the reason why she attacked Superboy at the end of Issue #3 is that this Caitlin’s natural state is this abrasive and hotheaded hyperthyroidal young woman. The wet scarecrow version of her is the superpowered state in the sense that she, as Red, becomes brilliant in a way that would make Lex Luthor feel like he needs to take night classes at his local learning annex.”
Superboy is still pretty good. It’s weird how Lobdell can write three books, have one be good, one be alright, and one be the worst fucking thing I’ve ever read. I suspect he writes Outlaws while half asleep.
I thought the issue was pitch perfect. I couldn’t ask for anymore. The return to tactile telekinesis and away from his Superman lite power set, is just what the doctor ordered. As a bonus I got Rose Wilson and Catalina Fairchild. I think I’m going to really like this book.