Fourcast! 43: Superboy vs Marvel Boy

May 3rd, 2010 by | Tags: , , , , , ,

-Continuity off!
-Esther has Superboy.
-David has Marvel Boy.
Reign of Supermen, Young Justice, Superboy, Teen Titans, Adventure Comics.
Marvel Boy, several series David doesn’t bother to name, Dark Avengers
-Wow, this one went bitter in a hurry, didn’t it?
-Reading material: Marvel Boy by Grant Morrison and JG Jones and Superboy: The Boy of Steel by Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul
-6th Sense’s 4a.m. Instrumental for the theme music.
-See you, space cowboy!

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12 comments to “Fourcast! 43: Superboy vs Marvel Boy”

  1. Am I right in thinking that Superboy always had some human DNA in him as part of his history, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that it was revealed to be Luthor’s?
    For evil Lex moments, how about that “Reign of the Supermen” bit from 52?

    Y’know, I have a soft spot for scrawny, dorky Wonder Girl Cassie too. There was something endearingly youthful about her, and I think she worked better as a sidekick for Wonder Woman back then, rather than now where she’s got the standard issue superheroine body and really seems to be more of her own hero.
    I guess in her current incarnation, it’s harder to see her needing much of a mentor figure like Diana.

  2. @VersasoVantare: Yes, I think it was supposed to be a random Cadmus scientist at first, but then got changed.

  3. @Esther Inglis-Arkell: Yeah, it was Paul Westfield, director of Cadmus who was the other half of his DNA.

  4. re: Continuity off…

    Have you done Storm’s continuity yet (granddaughter of a sorceress, being a female “artful dodger” in Cairo, being worshiped as a Goddess as a young teen, surrogate mother to Kitty, a thrall of Dracula, alternate universe sorceress mentor of Illyana, leader of the Morlocks, the mohawk phase, losing her powers, getting a Thor hammer in Asgard, being turned into a child, getting her powers back, alternate universe vampire in Mutant X, married to Black Panther, etc)?

  5. @Bryan Irrera: Good Marvel choice. Now I’ll just have to think of a DC equivalent.

  6. My favorite Superboy moment is from Young Justice where he once threatened to hospitalize a teenage girl with no powers, made her cry and it was somehow still a complete “HELL YES!” moment.

    Continuity off I’d like to see: Vision vs. Eradicator. I’m one of the biggest Eradicator fans and even I can’t keep his story straight.

  7. The Hulk might seem a strong candidate for a continuity off, because of his backstory.
    I recall reading some sort of account of everything that happened to him over the years, and I just found myself thinking, “OK, at some point during all of this, I think the person would be compelled to go insane.”

  8. I know you had a lot to cover with Superboy, but I wanted to hear you mention my favorite part of his story: when he hung out with the Ravers! Heck, they had their own title, even!

  9. @Johanna: Oh wow, I’d forgotten about that entirely. I know I read a couple of those– something about an otherdimensional nightclub or headquarters. Comics are weird.

  10. But it had Sparx (I loved her and her family) and that guy Hero who used the H-dial and turned out to be gay. And Rex the Wonder Dog!

  11. @Johanna: Oh, man. The Ravers! Oh, that was a wonderful attempt at pop relevancy!

    I’m sorry Johanna. We fit in as much as we can! He has a rich and full history!

    @Gavok: Dude, I don’t even know which one of those is DC and which one is Marvel.

  12. @Esther Inglis-Arkell: I laughed out loud (lol) in real life (irl).

    Vision is the Avengers robot who married a lady who later had twins and went crazy before killing her friends and Eradicator is Kryptonian Terminator with cooler glasses who hangs out with Guy Gardner.