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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Superboy #9!

I called it!
Psionic Lad was sent from the future to kill Simon Valentine, not the more obvious Conner(Superboy)Kent! Much of Superboy issue #9 involved characters calling each other out on annoyances,almost as if writer Jeff Lemire knew that not only was the title coming to a conclusion shortly, but that, with the DC Comics reboot in September, so were for all practical purposes, the characters and concepts involved. Consider this exchange between Lori Luther and Simon Valentine observed by the aforementioned Psionic Lad:
And the following between Superboy and the Phantom Stranger:
But the issue isn't all talk. In the 'Hollowville' underneath Smallville (more specifically the Took Compound, now the site of the Luthor home), Conner finds that several clones have been made of him, waiting to be filled with souls by Tannarak, an evil magician old foe of the Phantom Stranger! Conner and Krypto are attacked by the Took and the Hollows:
and, surprisingly, seemingly the Stranger himself, who does his own bit of citing character annoyances:
Before revealing the true Phantom Stranger:
Hmmmm. The Stranger isn't in any of the solicits for the new DC line-up. I wonder... To be continued, if only for two more issues.

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