Friday, June 03, 2011
Thursday, June 02, 2011
The Phantom Stranger returns to Smallville in Superboy #8, as does Conner(Superboy)Kent, who was previously kidnapped by Doomsday. The Stranger is instrumental in gathering Conner's allies, Psionic Lad and Simon Valentine, while Conner himself (and Krypto) are told a story about Smallville's past by Mr. Lynch:
Seems that back in the 1800s sheriff Nate Kent and his deputy, Albert Valentine, went up against Eben Took and his family, cultists who were seemingly killed in a fire that engulfed their property when a confrontation got out of hand. Mr. Lynch divulges that the 'broken silo' several characters have alluded to in the series is located at the old Took compound before being possessed seemongly by the Phantom Stranger:
Stranger Lynch gives his warnings and promptly passes out, as do the rest of Smallville's populace, except for Simon, Conner, and Psionic Lad, who uses his powers to protect the three of them. Simon discovers that it's the Luthors' home that currently exists where the Took compound had been, which means that the 'broken silo' is there and that Lori is probably in trouble, and the guys take off:
They're met at the Luthor property by the Phantom Stranger:
who leads them underground:
where things really get weird! Good issue by Jeff Lemire and a returning Pier Gallo! Too bad about the side trip Doomsday tie-in, as it really messed with the momentum of the series, but that's the pitfall of modern comics, which rely heavily on crossover 'events'. I hate to think what the big changes at DC Comics following 'Flashpoint' have in store for this book, and Conner in general, considering that Geoff Johns and Jim Lee have interviewed about having Superman be younger in the future. Would Conner be de-aged? Deleted? I guess time will tell. To be continued...
Posted by Kenn at 6:27 AM
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