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Exclusive Preview: SUPERBOY #16

"H'el on Earth" continues and check out Batman's winter attire!

This is what you have to love about the DC Universe. We're in the middle of the H'el on Earth storyline in SUPERMAN, SUPERBOY and SUPERGIRL. H'el has already proven to be a major threat so Superman does the smart thing, he calls in the Justice League to help out. That's why they formed. H'el wants to go back in time and bring back Krypton but that will result in the destruction of Earth. Sounds like a Justice League level threat to me.

We also get to see that because Batman is prepared for everything, he can even handle the harsh temperatures of the North Pole.

DC Comics has given us an exclusive preview for SUPERBOY #16, on sale January 16.

SUPERBOY #16

• The “H’EL ON EARTH” crossover event continues!
• Don’t miss the assault on the Fortress of Solitude!
• Superboy and Superman turn to the Justice League for help — to evict H’El from Superman’s own home!

Written by: Tom DeFalco

Art by: RB Silva, Rob Lean

Cover by: Tyler Kirkham, Batt

Color/B&W: Color

Page Count: 32

U.S. Price: 2.99

On Sale Date: Jan 16 2013

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Posted by knightofthechronicle

That cover is so much better than the one they were showing before

Posted by dboy4dashing

Cyborg looks less cyborgy than his previous look in the other comics.

Posted by Kal'smahboi

This crossover better end well. It's been kind of lackluster, thusfar.

Posted by G-Man

Am I the only one that likes Batman's winter attire?

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Posted by danhimself

lmao

Cyborg: Batman we're going to the Arctic

Batman: and?

Cyborg: Well temperatures can get as low as -58 degrees

Batman: I've got that covered

Cyborg: You mean that piece of fur around your neck?

Batman: I'm Batman

Posted by G-Man

@danhimself: Hey, that fur is also lining the back of his cape (even though it keeps fluttering behind him. I'd bet he even has like car seat warmer technology throughout his entire costume.

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Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

@G-Man said:

Am I the only one that likes Batman's winter attire?

No you're not the only one. I think he looks sassy.

Posted by danhimself

@G-Man: I don't see the point in adding the fur to the outside of the of the costume either...it's more decoration than anything

Posted by Cyborg6971

Fur is murder Batman. Quick throw some red paint on him.

It kinda looks like Han Solo's hoth outfit.

Posted by Mucklefluga

So why is Superman back in the t shirt and jeans and Superboy in the suit?

Posted by spinningbirdcake

@Mucklefluga: I think Superboy needs the suit to survive. Whatever the reason man Superman looks so cool in jeans and a shirt.

Posted by feargalr

Wow that cape looks stupid. Batman would have some hyper insulated thermo suit or something, not a fur cape.

Posted by Outside_85

@G-Man: I honestly would have expected him to not wear so obvious winter protection. Thermal insulated layer of his suit? Whatever he's in when fighting Mr. Freeze?

Posted by dondave

@danhimself said:

lmao

Cyborg: Batman we're going to the Arctic

Batman: and?

Cyborg: Well temperatures can get as low as -58 degrees

Batman: I've got that covered

Cyborg: You mean that piece of fur around your neck?

Batman: I'm Batman

LMFAO

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Edited by SandMan_

Alright.
H'El On Earth should have been a Superman Justice league crossover.

Posted by Mucklefluga

@spinningbirdcake said:

@Mucklefluga: I think Superboy needs the suit to survive. Whatever the reason man Superman looks so cool in jeans and a shirt.

Agreed!!

Posted by batnight

I wonder if batman supports PETA and thats fake fur or not?

Posted by Voorhees100
@G-Man said:

Am I the only one that likes Batman's winter attire?

I know what I'm getting for next Christmas 
Edited by Nightwing28710

@G-Man said:

Am I the only one that likes Batman's winter attire?

I think Batman skinned a polar bear.

Posted by SneakyBawls

Batman felt the need for that dopey looking fur lining...and Wonder Woman is still rocking a one piece bikini. LOL

Posted by sparty-dbq

Wow, are they STILL wasting the first page of every issue by having Superboy go over his New 52 backstory? What's wrong with a proper recap page?

Posted by PortlandsBatman

@SneakyBawls: A one piece swim suit is just a one piece swim suit, a two piece is called a bikini.

Posted by sethysquare

@sparty-dbq said:

Wow, are they STILL wasting the first page of every issue by having Superboy go over his New 52 backstory? What's wrong with a proper recap page?

dc chose not to use a recap page.

marvel on the other hand gives you a recap page and charge you a dollar for it.

Posted by RedOwl_1

No matter who's the writer this always has to sound like "Dear dairy I'm Superboy a clone from NOWWHERE and I'm in problems" My only complain about this series >:P

Oh my..... that cape looks so pretty and cute... and knowing I'm talking about Batman sounds just so wrong

@G-Man said:

Am I the only one that likes Batman's winter attire?

No you aren't, I would pay for a cape like that :D

Posted by JamDamage

Batmans suit is lame lame lame. how stupid.

Posted by Onemoreposter

Batman reminds me of the movie version of Night Owl

All he's missing is the face mask

Posted by VaizD

Batman needs a fur coat. Wonder Woman is still wearing a metal swim suit. Alright, comic books.

Posted by Cavemold

That some horrid art

Posted by stephens2177

so they gave SB the traditional TK abilities of the past while in the armor,atleast it looks cool.

Posted by FatFriar_16

@Nightwing28710 said:

@G-Man said:

Am I the only one that likes Batman's winter attire?

I think Batman skinned a polar bear.

Awesome. I find this the only logical explanation. Otherwise, Batman would have used some thermal gear or something even better than wool(?).

Anyway, WW can definitely still wear whatever she wants lol. She's (apparently) impervious to cold. I, for one, have never seen her shiver (unlike the Flash... I wonder what his anti-frozen-tundra suit would look like...).

Edited by HushoftheWind

I think they should have went with a variation of The Arctic Suit from the The Batman. I wish these writers and artist get more creative with the Batsuits in the new 52, it makes no sense for him not to have an abundance of suit tech with all that Wayne Corp money, tech, and intelligence.

Also, i like what DC did to sell this book. How do you sell a Superboy book? You add the Bat on the cover

Posted by FoxxFireArt

Is Batman doing Jazz hands on the cover?

Posted by ME24601

I hope Superboy keeps Superman's costume, or gets a version of it for himself. He looks better in it than Superman does.

Posted by wmwadeii

They need to stop putting Superman in and out of his Suit and going backand forth with his Tshirt and jeans. It worked before he got the suit, now it just causes confusion. In one issue of Action cComics he is saving the day in jeans, the next he is in Watchtower with the Justice League with his suit. I know everyone liked the look so Instead dont have Superboy in the suit, let him use the Tshirt look.

Posted by sentryman555

Is Superboy supposed to be using Heat vision on the cover or is that supposed to be his T.T.K?

Posted by CobaltArchangel

And now introducing our winter line of Batman! *Batman walks down catwalk modeling*

Posted by iceslick

@danhimself: I love this joke!!!!!!!! lmao

Posted by stephens2177

@sentryman555 well now he can only use his TTK only by direct touch,so that might be just for dramatic effect,cause now it seems he has 90's kesel TTK ,hopefully they will explain it in the issue.

Posted by longbowhunter

The colors in this book are like waaay too bright. Looks like one of those Subway ads with the Justice League you see in comics.

Posted by Ganthetsward20

@Onemoreposter: HAHA SO TRUE!

Posted by Rellik21

what the hell is Batman wearing???

Posted by GothamRed

Who's the redhead?

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Batman wearing a different costume for the north pole makes sense but he really shoul wear an oxygen mask type thing. It's the NORTH POLE!! It's freezing, and the oxygen has got to be thin and he's in intense fights, he needs something, or he'll pass out dangerously fast.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Really can't wait to delve into this crossover arc when all the issues are in! Each preview like this just makes me all the more excited...

Posted by clemj

@Onemoreposter: nice one, I knew it reminded me of something...

Posted by sho3s22

Batman's cape is awesome!

Posted by ME24601

Is it weird that I like Superman's costume when Superboy is wearing it, but not when Superman is wearing it?

It's better than Superboy's own costume at the very least, and I really like the jeans and t-shirt look for Superman.

Posted by jesusdisciple001

@sparty-dbq said:

Wow, are they STILL wasting the first page of every issue by having Superboy go over his New 52 backstory? What's wrong with a proper recap page?

thats regular defalco stuff men head over to eee tess ate chai tea for reviews of new 52 comics and superboy harsh words be warned

Posted by Onemoreposter

@Miss_Garrick said:

Batman wearing a different costume for the north pole makes sense but he really shoul wear an oxygen mask type thing. It's the NORTH POLE!! It's freezing, and the oxygen has got to be thin and he's in intense fights, he needs something, or he'll pass out dangerously fast.

BATMAN DOESNT PASS OUT FROM THIN AIR! THIN AIR PASS'S OUT FROM BATMAN!!!

Posted by Edimasta

Why the hell is Superman wearing Jeans and T-shirt again...?

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