Hi guys and welcome back! This week I got two boxes of comics that I'd ordered to complete my sets up to the current books. I got 15 and I still need to order a few more to be caught up. I am still missing: Justice League #1, Batman #1, Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 and Red Hood and the Outlaws #2. Then I will be caught up on the titles I'm currently reading. Whew! This week's trip to the comic shop yielded this week's new releases: Batman #5 and Superboy #5. I also was able to get the copy of Teen Titans #4 that I'd been waiting on! YAY! Let's check them out!
Superboy #5- This book is entertaining and thrilling. It's been kind of hard for me to read having already known Kon-el/Conner Kent as Superboy and having seen his latest incarnation on the cartoon Young Justice but I'm really interested to see what DC does with this new Superboy. He's shown on the cover of Teen Titans #1 as if he's a Titan but he's also been described as the Titans' main villian. SO, what path is this Superboy going to take and how is he going to turn out? His book and the Teen Titans books weave pretty closely together so reading both really helps you get a better picture of what's going on but overall Superboy keeps me guessing. What IS N.O.W.H.E.R.E. up to???? Will Rose end up a Titan? (She has been before.) And most importantly to me, will Superboy be like his predecessor who had an epic bromance with Red Robin (Tim Drake)?? Will he, Bart and Tim end up BFFF's (best freaking friends forever) again?! I seriously hope so. This new Superboy is more serious and scary than 90's Superboy but he has moments in Teen Titans #4 that had me seeing more in him than his book has shown us thus far. This is going to be an exciting year for Superboy and the Teen Titans for sure! Superboy #5 gets 4 out of 5 Flashes, purely for completely throwing my for a loop JUST as I thought I knew what was going on.
Next week's pull list includes: Batman, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Justice League, and Nightwing!! See you back here next Friday! Enjoy a few shots from Teen Titans #4 in the mean time.
|Oh Tim, why must you be so beautiful?!|
|Bart is EPIC! Is that a Bat-canteen I spy in your hand, Bart?! And Tim, LIGHTEN UP- your Bat-itude is showing!|