Saturday, January 18, 2014

Superboy and Ben Reilly

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I have warmed up to Superboy over the years.  I liked his introduction during the Death of Superman story line but I wasn't sure if I wanted this character to be existing side by side with Kal-El for too long as I think that too many variant characters tend to dilute the original.  It wasn't until Geoff Johns' take on Connor Kent in his Teen Titans run that I began to appreciate the character again.  I also liked his appearances on the sadly short-lived Young Justice TV series.  I haven't kept up with the character in the New 52 Universe, though.  I still miss the Superboy that was simply a young Clark Kent.  It's too bad that they took that aspect of the character away, it made him unique among superheroes.

7 comments:

Isaac said...

Man, this team up would have been soooo cool in the Marvel vs. DC crossover. 4528542 30

The Bechtloff said...

I don't know who drew Ben Reilly but his hands are wrong. His two middle fingers are supposed to be blue/black and his pinky and indez finders have the webbing.

arw1985 said...

@Issac: Actually, I think those two did face each other in the Marvel vs. DC match-up in the 90's.

Isaac said...

@arw1985 - Yeah .... but not these two.

Bob Buethe said...

No, I'm pretty sure it was these two. Superboy was in his earlier costume, but it was definitely Kon-El vs. Ben Reilly.

Isaac said...

@ Bob Buethe - That was pre-Nu52 Kon-El, I didn't know that Marvel brought back Reilly in the 90's (haven't bought a book from the since Marvels) so yeah amybe.

Scott Bryan said...

Yup, it was him. At the time Ben thought he was Peter and thought the real Peter was a clone. So when Kon said he was a clone of Supes, Ben (thinking his life was stolen by a clone) got really mad and punched him. In fact I seem to recall the dialogue being close to what Ross has here.

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