- Have you read this take on Superboy?
I haven’t read all of it, but a bit of it. I think I read up to The Culling and read some of it when there were crossovers like H’El on Earth and Krypton Returns. I’ve heard though of some of the stuff that would be done with the character after which sounded…way more complicated than it probably needed to be.
- What are your thoughts on how Superboy was reinvented for The New 52?
He’s…honestly not very interesting on his own. I can appreciate wanting to focus on the sci-fi/high concept thing of what is consciousness and what constitutes life and family, but it doesn’t help when the character kind of just wanders around aimlessly without much of a compelling personality.
- Who is your favorite Superboy and what is your favorite Superboy comic series?
I’d say my favorite Superboy is the one from the Young Justice animated series. As for comic, I’d probably go for the Geoff Johns/Francis Manapul run of Adventure Comics.
- Anything else that comes to mind, Super Fans.
Reading these issues, I had a thought about the dilemma there is with how the introduce Superboy in this series:
Superboy is a clone, like what we’ve known him to be since the 90s. For experienced readers, we know that previously he was the clone of Superman and Lex Luthor. So for us, doing a story that focuses on the mystery of just what Superboy is is sort of a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” quagmire: if you change things up too much or even just a little, you could potentially alienate your entire fanbase, but if you don’t change things and we find out he’s just the same sort of clone we knew in the past, then fans will be pissed that their time was wasted.