Off My Mind: Superboy Underrated?

I recently got the latest issue of the 'New 52' Superboy series, and I must say I quite enjoyed it. After reading some of the previous issues of this series which other people have made reviews to say it was either awful, okay or good, I have come to find them a good read. I currently cannot see why most people seem to undermine Superboy's current series all together considering it is the reboot of Superboy's life. Although I must take into account that I am a newbie at the Superboy comics but I still cannot seem to see why everyone seems to underrate this quite interesting character and his series. Anyone mind enlightening me or offer a different perspective into why this is?

14 Comments
14 Comments
Posted by sethysquare

Basically people are rigid and can't accept change LOL.

:x

Posted by SupahForeigner

@sethysquare said:

Basically people are rigid and can't accept change LOL.

:x

What is your take on the the new 52 Superboy?

Posted by Jnr6Lil

@sethysquare said:

Basically people are rigid and can't accept change LOL.

:x

Posted by Jorgevy

Im liking Superboy N52 a lot, including him on Teen Titans.

Posted by BatWatch

I haven't read Superboy, but I don't care for Lodbell's writing on Teen Titans.

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Posted by Jnr6Lil

Child superheroes are irrelevant in todays comics

Posted by KnightRise

DC.shouldve.done.World's.Finest.with.Red.Robin.and.Superboy.

At.least.their.bromance.is.coming.along.in.Teen.Titans

Posted by Cavemold

Eh, I haven't seen any good stories with him alone. I didn't care for his own title

Posted by sethysquare

@Jnr6Lil said:

Child superheroes are irrelevant in todays comics

Yet Teen Titans, Superboy, Supergirl are in the top 100. Prior to this Robin and Red Robin has been a great seller. Even Batman and Robin, FF, Avengers Academy.

Then lets look at movies and books. Harry Potter, Hunger Games... do I have to go on?

Posted by Zoch81

@Jorgevy said:

Im liking Superboy N52 a lot, including him on Teen Titans.

Same here Im liking new 52 Superboy a lot, including him on Teen Titans.

Posted by sethysquare

@SupahForeigner said:

@sethysquare said:

Basically people are rigid and can't accept change LOL.

:x

What is your take on the the new 52 Superboy?

I think its a very cool and modern take on Superboy. It feels much closer to the original Superboy in the 90s and took lotsa references in the young justice comics.

It is also a more realistic take and shows what happens to Superboy should he not get rescued by newsboy legion or the titans conveniently on the day of his birth.

Posted by Jnr6Lil

@sethysquare said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

Child superheroes are irrelevant in todays comics

Yet Teen Titans, Superboy, Supergirl are in the top 100. Prior to this Robin and Red Robin has been a great seller. Even Batman and Robin, FF, Avengers Academy.

Then lets look at movies and books. Harry Potter, Hunger Games... do I have to go on?

I don't consider Harry Potter & The Hunger Games to be superheroes.

Most of those people you are naming are now solo heroes. But the whole teenage superheroes is now a cliche.

Posted by sethysquare

@Jnr6Lil said:

@sethysquare said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

Child superheroes are irrelevant in todays comics

Yet Teen Titans, Superboy, Supergirl are in the top 100. Prior to this Robin and Red Robin has been a great seller. Even Batman and Robin, FF, Avengers Academy.

Then lets look at movies and books. Harry Potter, Hunger Games... do I have to go on?

I don't consider Harry Potter & The Hunger Games to be superheroes.

Most of those people you are naming are now solo heroes. But the whole teenage superheroes is now a cliche.

you mention child superheroes are irrelevant. So what do you mean they are solo heroes so they're not counted? Are not child superheroes solo heroes? You mean they have to be mutually exclusive?

Also, yes hunger games and harry potter arent superheroes, but the fact that they're mega hits shows that people are interested in children protagonist taking up a sorta "fighting role" like both Harry Potter and Hunger Games.

Besides, I have no idea what is your definition of Child. Superboy is around 15-16. So is Tim, Wondergirl, bart allen and so on. All of them have huge followings.

Plus they're all featured on Young Justice which brings in even more views than avengers earth mightiest heroes, yes perhaps due to it being on cartoon network and not disney xd, but nevertheless.

Also, Batgirl is around 18. Is she also considered a child superhero? Because she has been portrayed as one in "The Batman" animated series. Just in middle school and yet the concept was wildly successful.

Now Batgirl is a top 25 book and her debut sold 100k.

I can bet that is Tim Drake gets the solo treatment he would definitely also be a strong seller, if Robin and Red Robin is any indication.

Besides, Teen Titans is such a successful franchise, theres a Teen Titans animated series that ran for 5 seasons and they're all portrayed as no more than high school. Perhaps even middle school. WB is even launching Teen Titans GO! that featured Teen Titans but chibi version, making them look even younger.

I guess child superheroes are indeed irrelevant in today's comics.

Posted by Jnr6Lil

@sethysquare said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

@sethysquare said:

@Jnr6Lil said:

Child superheroes are irrelevant in todays comics

Yet Teen Titans, Superboy, Supergirl are in the top 100. Prior to this Robin and Red Robin has been a great seller. Even Batman and Robin, FF, Avengers Academy.

Then lets look at movies and books. Harry Potter, Hunger Games... do I have to go on?

I don't consider Harry Potter & The Hunger Games to be superheroes.

Most of those people you are naming are now solo heroes. But the whole teenage superheroes is now a cliche.

you mention child superheroes are irrelevant. So what do you mean they are solo heroes so they're not counted? Are not child superheroes solo heroes? You mean they have to be mutually exclusive?

Also, yes hunger games and harry potter arent superheroes, but the fact that they're mega hits shows that people are interested in children protagonist taking up a sorta "fighting role" like both Harry Potter and Hunger Games.

Besides, I have no idea what is your definition of Child. Superboy is around 15-16. So is Tim, Wondergirl, bart allen and so on. All of them have huge followings.

Plus they're all featured on Young Justice which brings in even more views than avengers earth mightiest heroes, yes perhaps due to it being on cartoon network and not disney xd, but nevertheless.

Also, Batgirl is around 18. Is she also considered a child superhero? Because she has been portrayed as one in "The Batman" animated series. Just in middle school and yet the concept was wildly successful.

Now Batgirl is a top 25 book and her debut sold 100k.

I can bet that is Tim Drake gets the solo treatment he would definitely also be a strong seller, if Robin and Red Robin is any indication.

Besides, Teen Titans is such a successful franchise, theres a Teen Titans animated series that ran for 5 seasons and they're all portrayed as no more than high school. Perhaps even middle school. WB is even launching Teen Titans GO! that featured Teen Titans but chibi version, making them look even younger.

I guess child superheroes are indeed irrelevant in today's comics.

Maybe I shouldn't say irrelevant but definitely becoming a cliche.