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Exclusive Preview: THE RAVAGERS #5

Get ready for Superboy vs. Fairchild. And find out what's up with Beast Boy's powers.

The Ravagers have been trying to survive since they escaped from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. Caitlin Fairchild has done her best to keep everyone safe despite the constant tension. With the return of Superboy, Caitlin's problems won't necessarily be getting any better.

Check out this exclusive preview for next week's issue courtesy of DC Comics.

THE RAVAGERS #5

• Caitlin and Superboy reunited – and that’s not a good thing for Ridge!
•Beast Boy’s powers become dangerous as he feels the effects of “Rotworld: The Red Kingdom,” from ANIMAL MAN!

Written by: Howard Mackie

Art by: Ian Churchill Norm Rapmund

Cover by: Ian Churchill Norm Rapmund

Color/B&W: Color

Page Count: 32

U.S. Price: 2.99

On Sale Date: Oct 10 2012

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Posted by halovsmarvel

still hate superboy's outfit.

Posted by regrivett

Impressed that DC is connected their on-going stories and events better.

Posted by krspaceT

@regrivett: Lets give them that at least.

Posted by ccraft

@halovsmarvel: I used to hate it too, but its better than just a t shirt with a superman symbol.

Posted by ccraft

She has huge arms and different clothes on the cover! But this is the only cover ive seen that sort of makes sense of what happens in the comic.

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

Wow, the rain added to the cover from the solicited version makes it several times better.

Edited by Ravager4

Am I missing something here? How is Superboy able to hurt Cailtin? Back in the early issues of Superboy it was stated that Caitlin was immune to his tactile telekinesis .. and correct me if I'm wrong, but that's how he simulates things like super strength, right? In order to harm her last time, he had to drop a ceiling on her... so how is he going hand to hand with her?

Posted by Sovereign91001

@Ravager4: I don't know, the only two things I can think of are: 1.) He's powered up his TK to the point it's stronger than her resistance. 2.) His Kryptonian abilities are starting to kick in and he has super strength without TK.

I think it might be the latter in the h2h section he's not glowing like he usually does when he uses his TK.

Posted by mightypug78

@halovsmarvel: i think its awesome, but it would look cooler if it was blue with red glowing lines.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Ravager4: isn't he dropping all that junk on her?

Posted by Ravager4

@Jonny_Anonymous: he's going hand to hand with her in the second image

if he is dropping that stuff on her in the last image, my question is how on earth did she end up on top of the pile instead of buried beneath it?

Posted by cameron83

I love superboys new suit......if you want him to get shot with super lasers while wearing a regular T shirt,go ahead and read the old stuff.His new suit is FREAKING AWESOME

Posted by cameron83

@mightypug78: I LOVE HIS SUIT AS WELL,but yeah,with blue it would've looked more superman like,would've looked good as well

Posted by Planewalker

Ya Brett Booth tried to update the costume and editors refused

Posted by Fantasgasmic

Why is Superboy going Super Sayain in that first page bottom left panel?

Edited by Zeeguy91
@Fantasgasmic said:

Why is Superboy going Super Sayain in that first page bottom left panel?

I think that's his TTK (tactile telekinesis) field. Remember, he doesn't just have Kryptonian powers. His powerset is pretty much a clusterf*ck from a bunch of differen races.

@Planewalker: I think I prefer his current costume to that design, even though it is a bit Tron-ish
Posted by Zeeguy91

Has this series gotten any better? I dropped it after #3, but I'm willing to give it another shot. I see that Beast Boy says Caulder. Does that mean Niles Caulder from Doom Patrol has finally made his New 52 debut?

Posted by Mbecks14

Will Beast Boy turn green??

@halovsmarvel said:

still hate superboy's outfit.

Twins.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

It's kinda funny how calm they're talking while beating the *expletetive* out of each other.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Finally Superboy lays the smackdown to Caitlin...and its nice but it seems like bittersweet to me considering what he wants out of her. I haven't tried the Ravagers title yet but after looking at that I might just pick this issue up. I swear, after what I read in Superboy #0, it sounds more or less like they are going with the theme that he's the clone made of donors from both Lex Luthor and that clone named Kon from Krypton. Makes him dangerous I say.

Posted by stephens2177

he did act like he couldnt control his anger,which is cool imo. 
also he probably internalized his TTK to fight her h2h. 
i love that the writers write him very smart and serious,thats a big change from the past,he is a real threat that way.also i like how he is drawn like he is bursting with power.

Edited by blueninjapanther

@halovsmarvel: I like his new costume, but it would be more awesome if it was blue.

Posted by MisterKetch

I like super boy but I really don't want to read him in three comics a month, he worked well with the titans and his own has been entertaining enough. His character is already pretty flat, which works for him and his background but its not like there's a lot of personality to spare on the ravagers. Its a shame I was really excited for it too when it was announced but it just hasn't done it for me yet.

Posted by red_titan

@Planewalker: What? this suit is awesome, the new one is just weird cause it's totally different from his old costume.

Posted by TDK_1997

Looks good and I grew to like Superboy's outfit.

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Posted by GanymedeATL

I liked the T-Shirt!

Posted by iragulasuperbia

@Zeeguy91: It does indeed mean Niles Caulder. They meet him at the end of issue 4. And I think it's gotten pretty good.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@Zeeguy91 said:

Has this series gotten any better? I dropped it after #3, but I'm willing to give it another shot. I see that Beast Boy says Caulder. Does that mean Niles Caulder from Doom Patrol has finally made his New 52 debut?

nope, Niles Caulder is a bad guy in the New 52.

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Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@red_titan said:

@Planewalker: What? this suit is awesome, the new one is just weird cause it's totally different from his old costume.

i love it. its kinda like an updated version of his Young Justice (comic not cartoon) costume

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Posted by darth_jones

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

i love it. its kinda like an updated version of his Young Justice (comic not cartoon) costume

How in any way does it look like Superboy's original costume? Other than the fact that it's skin tight?

Posted by Skaddix

wow lobdell really nerfed fairchild

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@Darth_Jones: Not the original. There was one that he wore that looks similar but I guess that's just my opinion

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Posted by Zeeguy91
@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@Zeeguy91 said:

Has this series gotten any better? I dropped it after #3, but I'm willing to give it another shot. I see that Beast Boy says Caulder. Does that mean Niles Caulder from Doom Patrol has finally made his New 52 debut?

nope, Niles Caulder is a bad guy in the New 52.

Well, wasn't he sort of one before Flashpoint? In Grant Morrison's run on Doom Patrol, it was revealed that he was in fact behind the accidents that destroyed both Robotman and the Brain's bodies.
Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@Zeeguy91: Yeah but apparently he's a great deal more overt/obvious. If I'm not mistaken (please correct me if I am) but there was much more of a gray area. But don't take my word for it.

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Posted by SmashBrawler

@Zeeguy91 said:

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@Zeeguy91 said:

Has this series gotten any better? I dropped it after #3, but I'm willing to give it another shot. I see that Beast Boy says Caulder. Does that mean Niles Caulder from Doom Patrol has finally made his New 52 debut?

nope, Niles Caulder is a bad guy in the New 52.

Well, wasn't he sort of one before Flashpoint? In Grant Morrison's run on Doom Patrol, it was revealed that he was in fact behind the accidents that destroyed both Robotman and the Brain's bodies.

Don't forget the time he got kryptonian powers and went berserk on the Doom Patrol.

Posted by Zeeguy91

I will say, though, that although I've called it too Tron-like, seeing that cover really makes me like Superboy's new suit. I just think that he should be the only one with a suit like that. Terra, Thunder, Ridge, etc. They should all find different looks.

Posted by Zoch81

it looks great I like Superboy new costume its badass looking forward to reading this.

Posted by Zeeguy91
@Avenging-X-Bolt: Even if it were so, I'd rather he be more overt than do horrible things and then lie about it and call himself a hero.
Posted by feebadger

What the hell happened in that last panel!?! Why is Fairchild suddenly lying, recumbent on the floor for no apparent reason? Does the new Superboy have new powers i'm not aware of? The ability to instil instant lethargy or sumfink?

Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows

@Mbecks14: Sadly, no. This version of Gar was never green. Nor did his powers come from a procedure performed by his geneticist parents to save his life. In this universe Gar simply had a dormant meta-gene (think mutants with Marvel) that put him in-tune with The Red. N.O.W.H.E.R.E. kidnapped him (not much younger than he appears in Ravagers #1) and they tweak his gene which turns him red, gives him his powers and erases his memory.

Virtually everything about Gar (including his original eye and hair color) has been completely erased.

Posted by Mbecks14

@Beast_in_the_Shadows: Ew Boo!

Edited by Beast_in_the_Shadows

@Mbecks14: Yeah, it's pretty sad that some characters got to remain chiefly the same, but Gar gets torn down completely so that the only thing remaining is his civilian name, his code name and his basic power set.

He had such an interesting origin. His origin was even more tragic than Batman's. But now he is just a DC mutant who lead an average life until his late teens when some bad guys gave him powers.

Posted by Mbecks14

@Beast_in_the_Shadows: I wasn't booing you! i was booing the changes to Beast Boy haha sorry