There’s no keeping Superboy down, is there? Connor Kent, Kon-El, or whatever he prefers to go by… things weren’t really going his way when he was blown-up to death in INFINITE CRISIS, were they? But he’s back in style and what better measure is there of a character’s bountiful return than for him to get his very own monthly title? It’s coming later this year, according to DC’s Source blog, from the combined talents of writer Jeff Lemire and artist Pier Gallo. The sketches you see to the right are some preliminary work that Gallo’s already done to get the look of everybody’s favorite super-clone down. Think of them as like saltine crackers before your chicken fingers… a taste of the taste readers will be getting in August’s ACTION COMICS #892. Lemire and Gallo will be doing a one-off co-feature there that’s going to give readers a feel for how their monthly series is going to shake down.
I recall that Lemire was also recently announced to be writing an Atom co-feature. I’ll confess, I haven’t gotten to read his SWEET TOOTH book for Vertigo (even though I’ve been consistently intrigued by the preponderance of antlers on the covers). Have any of you maniacs in the Comic Vine community been reading it? How’s it been? What’s it about?
Another thing… I’ll also confess that I haven’t been keeping close track of Superboy’s adventures since the "Hypertension" arc in his own title, but… what just was up with that retcon about him being half-Luthor? I know that bald Lexy has an obsession with the Man of Steel that gets more than a little weird at times, but making a child whose “parents” are effectively Lex Luthor and Superman tips that obsession a little over the cliff in the chasm of creepiness, doesn’t it?