g_man's Superboy #2 - Smallville Attacks! Part Two review

Doesn't Feel As Super As Last Issue

There's something going on with the vegetation in Smallville. With Poison Ivy on the scene, will Superboy fight her or...team up with here? 
 

The Good 

It's up to Superboy to get to the bottom of things. There's something big and bad happening in Smallville and it may be more than he can handle, even with the help of Krypto and Simon. It's always good to see that there is more to Smallville than the Kent farm and the downtown area. The location of the main battle here gives Smallville more of a realistic feel. Despite being full of farms and open fields, you know there's bound to be some bad stuff going down. The ominous ending makes up for the minor gripes I had.
 

The Bad 

Superboy is too quick in trusting Poison Ivy. He is shown as being cautious at first but easily gives in, even with Ivy not using and of her influential abilities. I still can't say I'm a fan of Simon. The fact that he knows Superboy's secret means he's bound to stick around longer. He may have a big role in this issue but it'll take more than his actions here to get me to warm up to him. The way Superboy was drawn almost felt rushed here compared to what I remember from last issue. I was blown away with issue #1 but something here doesn't sit right. 
 

The Verdict 

This didn't feel like the quite the same Poison Ivy from Gotham City Sirens. The action is quick but we are rewarded with a mysterious twist at the end. I'm still trying to get used to Superboy's friend Simon but I'm not sure if that will happen. Superboy felt as if he made decisions too quickly but the tease at the end will provide for an interesting plot in future issues.
2 Comments
Posted by longbowhunter

Over all a good issue. I too thought the same about Ivy. In Sirens she seems to be stepping out of the villian role but here its back to basics with her. I really didnt like that. At times I really like Pier Gallo's art. But there was a panel at the end where Superboy's legs were twice as long as his upper body and he looked kinda like a female. It was weird.
Posted by dpedal1

I haven't read this yet, but I am excited too.  I am interested to see the direction this series goes.

Other reviews for Superboy #2 - Smallville Attacks! Part Two

    Superboy and Ivy team up? 0

    Superboy and Poison Ivy team up to find the cause of Smallville's plant problem. But is she really helping him? Pros: This story feels like something Smallville would have a problem with: huge plants spouting across the county. After seeing Poison Ivy appear at the end of the first issue, she would seem the obvious culprit, but it wasn't her. I like Jeff Lemire's take on Ivy though. From the first page, she's got the seductive personality going on. I also do like the fact that Simon Valentine wa...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.