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Superboy: The Man Of Tomorrow #4 (of 6)

77
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Superboy goes toe-to-toe with the hulking clone known as Infinity. Wielding abilities from species across the cosmos, Conner and his new friends, the Cosmoteers, will need to use every trick up their sleeves to defeat this monstrous threat. But when the dust finally settles, Conner’s alliance with the Cosmoteers might be no more!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
29 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0C87C5L6N

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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95

    Comic Watch

    Conner’s solo outing is a series that highlights the strengths of the entire creative team. It’s also grown in complexity as it’s gone on. Superboy: The Man of Tomorrow #4 is an exciting and emotional journey that fans of the Superman family can’t miss.

  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 85

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Superboy: The Man of Tomorrow #4 turns a typical slugfest into a surprisingly complex moral and ethical dilemma for Conner Kent. From practically every angle, Conner is in a no-win scenario. We like to see these stories because they force the characters to evolve and grow. If Porter can stick the landing, this series may be the sleeper hit of the year.

  • 84

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    Writer Kenny Porter is giving us a good plot of Superboy stumbling onto a Dominator kidnapping and experimenting on youths. Conner joins the Cosmoteers to try and stop this. But there is a more sinister or gray thread here that makes it very interesting. But more importantly for me, it is the character development in Conner that is more fascinating. He went to space to find himself, feeling redundant. He wants to grow. He is espousing the tenets of Superman showing he wants to grow. But there is a feeling of ‘been there’ here. He is acting like ‘The Metropolis Kid’ in some ways, young and brash and quippy. Does he want to grow? Or does he want to wallow in this comfort zone.

    And as a reader, I am torn. I loved the impetuous Conner and have enjoyed the echoes of the early stuff. But I also like to see character growth. But if he grows too much, is he still Conner? Hmmm ….

    Jhanoy Lindsay is on art again and brings his manga-infused insanity which works so well with a Superboy story. From character design to action, this is a kinetic and anime driven story.

  • 80

    You Don't Read Comics

    The casual brutality at the end of the issue is a bit intense. It’s understandable, though, given the fact that it’s the end of the fourth issue of a six-issue mini-series. Porter has to end Act Two with a big hit to the hero that will be completely resolved by the end of Act Three in issue #6. There’s a death in this issue, though, that hits like a hammer and almost seems to come out of nowhere. Porter didn’t have to do that, but the effect is actually really impressive. Lindsay does such a brilliant job of framing that death. It’s a powerful moment that serves as one of the more powerful single events in the series thus far.

  • 53

    Superman Homepage

    Party’s over for Superboy as this story drags along. “Infinity Strikes!” is a decent story. As a 6-part story, these middle issues can really drag. We have arrived at the midpoint of this book and are let down by Act Two’s fake out confrontation.

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