By TitanTempest 16 Comments
The Boy Who Could Be Better Than the Man
After reading some post on what should have been a positive forum, I feel I should express my thoughts. Stephens2177 created a forum to help explain how Superboy's tactile telekinesis, leaves him just as potentially powerful as a Kryptonian, and I agree. But Stephens did not receive a debate on this, but was attacked because others felt the New 52 Superboy comic didn't live up to their expectations. First of all he should not have been bullied because of something he had no control of. Second, I think the Superboy and Teen Titans comics are great, both are apart of my top picks in the New 52 comics, and Im sure others would agree.
I think Scott Lobdell set up Superboy quite nicely. He gave Superboy a great cast to interact with, and a backstory that leaves Superboy's future undecided. Great stories can come out of what Lobdell created, within Superboy's identity and personality. He went into great detail of what Superboy's tactile telekinesis, relating the telekinesis to Kryptonian powers but also giving Superboy's own diverse strengths and weaknesses. People also complained that Superboy's powers where useless compared to Captain Comet's abilities. Yet, I argue that this leaves a better potential for Superboy's adventures. Because a great superhero is not made by how great powers his powers are but how he can overcome his weaknesses. Considering Superboy must always concentrate in order for his powers to work, I say that is a considerable weakness. I do love Captain Comet, but Kon El is related to Superman the first real superhero, so cut him some slack.
Superboy is a great character, and his diversity from Superman should not be looked down upon. Who wants an exact "clone" of Superman, haha. One day Superboy could even pass Superman and give readers the character they have been waiting for. People comlain that Superman is too Boyscout. Well thats one thing that The New 52 Superboy is not, he is a character all his own. Even though Lobdell is leaving Superboy, I hope DeFalco continues the story without diverting to far from what I think has been a great story so far. I hope yall agree and just comment down below with yall's thoughts.
P.s. Superboy now has three genetic founders. One from Superman, One from Lex, and a mysterious third. Could the third be the other Superman of Kansas, Captain Comet. It could explain why Superboy has Tactile Telekinesis. It could also explain why DC brought a less popular character, into the well known Action Comics so early into DC's beginning. It's just a thought