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Jul. 1st, 2009 @ 05:19 pm Well, this looks pretty good.
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DC just put up in their blog a preview of Adventure Comics #1 starring Superboy (Kon-El).

Actually seems like fun. The art is not bad, but the guy should work more on his facial expressions. Everything else looks nice but Kon-El has this combination of exasperation and zombie on his face. Like the weight of ennui has crushed his spirit, leaving behind a pitiful mockery of a man filled with impotent hate for existence.

I don't think that's what the script was going for.
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From:seriousfic
Date:July 1st, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
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I don't think that's what the script was going for.

It's Geoff Johns, so you never know.
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From:cissie_king
Date:July 1st, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
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He works in mysterious ways.
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From:twfarlan
Date:July 2nd, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
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Hmm. Ennui and an impotent hate for existence. I don't know, that sounds about like what I'd expect for someone trying to relive the childhood of Clark Kent. (Aside from the joining a superhero team and all.)

I think I like this, though.
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From:cissie_king
Date:July 2nd, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
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I like it too, I just wish the artist could do other faces besides "Person who lost the will to live, but doesn't even care enough to kill himself."
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Date:July 20th, 2009 09:47 am (UTC)
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Kon's is the face of the man who has realized his damnation eternal. Before, he heard of other superheroes coming back from the dead, and thought it wonderful that they were able to resume the good fight once more. But now, now he is back from the dead himself, and he realizes the truth that hollows out the many faces of the returned.

There is no "gentle release" in death for him. There never will be. And there is nothing he can do to stop this. He is trapped forever in the Dantean cycle of suffering (in the Teen Titans), death (in a cross over event), and rebirth (whenever a writer with sufficient pull wants to use him or when a fringe group demands often enough that he return). There is no ennui in that face, but there is also no hope for the future in there either. Not in the ten years when the next style of comic books comes out, not in the 853rd century when they've cloned him a million plus times (to multiply his suffering), and not even in later epocs.

All he has to look forward to is stealing young superheroine's panties, sniffing them, and claiming that Lobo made him do it when he's caught.