Best Shots Extra: ADVENTURE COMICS #5
By Brendan McGuirk posted: 10 December 2009 11:38 am ET
Written by Geoff Johns and Sterling Gates
Pencils by Jerry Ordway
Inks by Bob Wiacek and Jerry Ordway
Colors by Brian Buccellato
Published by DC Comics
Review by Brendan McGuirk
The meta-saga of Superboy Prime has run its course.
He's DC's most memorable villain to debut in the last few years. He's a gimmick, sure, but as a Superman character that busted heads while simultaneously serving as a commentary on the audience, he was at least a unique one. He saw the way that his heroes ran their world, and thought he could do better. He thought that their best efforts were middling in comparison to the potential heights to be reached were he in control. “They,” didn't know the true meaning of heroism, and he wanted to be the one to teach them. He tried, failed, and was repeatedly felled by his superiors. All this, until he was finally banished to his parents' basement, left to bitch and moan in the safe havens of message boards.
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