So I am doing some surfing…
Wait. I have a question.
Does anyone call it “surfing the web anymore”? Seriously. Is that an archaic term these days?
I’m just curious.
In any case, I was poking around on some of the hype sites despite trying not to do that so as much these days for my own sanity and because I have been so freaking busy. Over at Comic Book Resources they had a five page preview of Adventure Comics #1. In the spirit of full disclosure I am looking forward to Adventure Comics #1 like you wouldn’t believe. I have followed Conner Kent since he first appeared and I like the character quite a bit. Also I am kind of jazzed that Superman is getting his “family of titles” back. August can’t come fast enough for me.
So I’m checking out the five page preview and then I get to this page.
Uh…is that Superboy…like the old school, adventures of Superman when he was a boy Superboy at the top of this page?
When I saw the previous page with Superboy flying with the Legion I was of the opinion that when Clark traveled to the future he put on the costume but while in Smallville he was just, for lack of a better term because the term does suck, a red blue blur. Here we see a young kid in a Superman…well, Superboy costume saving the day.
Maybe Superman: Secret Origin is going to have some genuine surprises.
For the record I have no problem if they bring back Superman growing up as Superboy. As much as I like a Clark Kent that put on the costume for the first time as an adult (heck, I co-host a podcast about it called From Crisis to Crisis) Superman as a character is versatile enough that changes like this can be made. I may not connect to it on a deep and emotional not to mention nostalgic level but if done right it can be kind of cool.
More to follow…