Running this in a same fashion as the last group. Three small reviews (with possible spoilers) for the three comics that work with H’el on Earth; Superboy, Supergirl, Superman.
Before I begin, first I’ll say that I was mistaken, and really should have known better. Issues 14/15 for the three comics do cover “H’el on Earth”, but it doesn’t end with 15 as after that we enter into “Assault on H’el”. More so, if you want to follow these, its best to read all three issues (Superboy, Supergirl, and Superman) that tie into this story. While you can get a general understanding if you only read one or two, things will make a lot more sense if you follow all three. Generally, I’m not a fan when crossovers like this basically demand reading all the comic tie ins to know what is happening, but on the positive, its only three different comics total. Without further adieu, I warn of possible spoilers.
In the same round, we start with Superboy, beaten from the last comic of Superman. Really, this is one of those crossovers that really makes a lot more sense if you read all the titles. Anyways, we start to see one of the things I was most looking forward to here. Superboy and Superman’s first real meeting. All starting with a rather enjoyable move by Superman to get him out of the area. Shortly followed by an almost amusing general distaste of Superboy towards him. Anyways while some of this issue deals with other things, most of it is about saving Superboy. While that may sound boring, DeFalco does a very good job keeping things interesting here. Not to mention, a few rather interesting developing points actually do happen.
Supergirl continues on with H’el’s deceit of Kara, and gives a few more hints that H’el may not be all he seems. Sadly, besides that I don’t have much to say on Supergirl 15. We get some action, we get some emotions from Kara, and of course we see H’el pulling strings. Not really a fast paced issue, but its good.
Superman moves along to a nice friendly visit to our old buddy Luthor. Who has one very interesting prison. The talk they have is quite interesting. Lex knowing things he shouldn’t, a lot of things. Hinting at stuff. Perhaps my favorite bit is him hinting at some things with Superboy. Hints that make it seem while this Superboy is brand new in the relaunch, he shares more with the pre-relaunch version. Beyond that we get to see more interaction between Superboy and Superman which for me is a huge plus as I always loved their interactions in pre-52 continuity. Especially as its fairly similar, even if a slight bit different. Really, love this comic probably more than the quite interesting Superboy 15, and it ends with some other guest stars.