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Exclusive Preview: SUPERBOY #18

Superboy tries doing the right thing but gets involved in something worse.

It's not easy being Superboy. Aside from having 'boy' in his name, he's still trying make sense of who he is and where he belongs. The recent events from H'el On Earth weren't too much of a help either. As he tries to clean up some loose ends, we see an even bigger mess is now in front of him.

DC Comics has given us an exclusive look at next week's issue.

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SUPERBOY #18

• “H’EL ON EARTH” has ended, and Superboy’s about to land in a new city, with a new secret identity and a surprising new foe on his trail!
• Guest-starring Superman!

Plot by: Scott Lobdell, Tom DeFalco

Scripted by: Tony Lee

Art by: RB Silva, Rob Lean

Cover by: Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund

Color/B&W: Color

Page Count: 32

U.S. Price: 2.99

On Sale Date: Mar 13 2013

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Edited By UltimateSMfan

Intereting hope this is as good as the last issue,dialogue reminds of spiderman for some reason,this series has been between ok n good so far and considering Superboy's my favourite chracter after superman i hope the new team on this book can work wonders...

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Posted By millennium

hmmm ill wait for Justin Jordan to take over on superboy in june befor i start to pick it back up again just dont like Tom Defalcos writing each issuse has been hit or miss since he took over

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Posted By sentryman555

@millennium said:

hmmm ill wait for Justin Jordan to take over on superboy in june befor i start to pick it back up again just dont like Tom Defalcos writing each issuse has been hit or miss since he took over

This is how I feel too. The writing isn't too bad but I've been left bored the last couple issues.

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Posted By Trevel8182

I miss the old Super Boy.

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Posted By Mezmero

No, MY NAME is Superboy.

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Posted By evilvegeta74

It's about time to go away from the Tron suit look!

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Posted By Mbecks14

@Trevel8182 said:

I miss the old Super Boy.

same

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Posted By ampm1789

I don't get the Louis C.K. bit.

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Edited By CircularLogic

How does he know who Louis CK and Schwarzennegar are? He's only a few months old and spent his life in a lab until recently, he doesn't know what pop culture is!

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Posted By ThanosIsMad

@ampm1789 said:

I don't get the Louis C.K. bit.

Louis CK is a comedian. Superboy is saying that he's not a comedian by referencing an actual comedian.

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Posted By ThanosIsMad

@CircularLogic said:

How does he know who Louis CK and Schwarzennegar are? He's only a few months old and spent his life in a lab until recently, he doesn't know what pop culture is!

Dude hangs out with Bunker a lot. I'm sure he's been brought up to speed on pop culture.

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Posted By cbishop

@CircularLogic said:

How does he know who Louis CK and Schwarzennegar are? He's only a few months old and spent his life in a lab until recently, he doesn't know what pop culture is!

He's referencing knowledge that was programmed in during his creation.

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Posted By TeamUnitedNerds

Oh, Lobdell's still writing it? Well, let me add this to the ever growing list of things I'll never consider buying.

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Posted By Icon

Wicked.

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Posted By MuyJingo

What happened with him needing Superman's costume to stay alive?

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Posted By JayJayCAW

@MuyJingo said:

What happened with him needing Superman's costume to stay alive?

apparently

H'EL, the guy who put SB in that situation, seemingly healed him....why.....still waiting for someone to explain that one lol
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Posted By stephens2177

how is his TK hyper accelration shown here? was he actually moving his body at super speed,or was it his TK energy he was moving at super speed? sure he can "push" himself in a directiin,but does it make his body work like a speedster?

nice start to issue,cant wait to see where he lives and what his secret identity will be,hopefully conner kent.

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Posted By LordRequiem

This Superboy is so much cooler than pre-52 in my eyes.

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Posted By iragulasuperbia

Hey, is that Plasmus? Nice.

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Edited By Gordon Kelly

Nice Art. Cant wait to pick that issue up to read. It will be good to see him in the Teen Titans again.

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Posted By MadeinBangladesh

This lis hrrible. Why can't DC write Superboy like in YJ?

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Posted By Mbecks14

@LordRequiem said:

This Superboy is so much cooler than pre-52 in my eyes.

http://www.glasses.com/

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Posted By Hyperion322

I'm going to miss DeFalco on this book, it's been sincerely fun since he jumped on board some issues ago. I wasn't going to grab this book after "H'El on Earth", but with an infamous Wonder Woman rogue due to make an appearance, I may grab this. ~ Hype

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Posted By Zoch81

@LordRequiem said:

This Superboy is so much cooler than pre-52 in my eyes.

agreed think much cooler then before, this looks good hopefully be good.

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

Awesome stuff, but yeah will be much better when Justin Jordan gets on board for this. Still, its one of my holds so I can't wait!

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Posted By Icon

Nice!