Writers Karl Kesel & Steve Mattsson
Penciler Chris Gardner
Inker Phyliss Novin
Colorist Tom McCraw
Lettering Richard Starkings and ComiCraft
Cover Dated May 1996
Cover by Tom Grummett and Karl Kesel
Losin’ It! Part Three of Six
I only own this for the Uncanny X-Men 141 Homage Cover but this should be a fun look back.
The Team of Marvel Database, has a counterpart in the DC Database –
Who I am counting on, for having the right volume number.
I wasn’t following Superboy, at this point, I think I followed the first 12 issues or maybe just six, after Superman came back from the dead.
The cover art team, are the creators of Superboy, that’s pretty awesome. The only thing I really know about this Superboy, is that he was merged with Ben Reilly’s Spider-Man, to make Amalgam’s Spider-Boy. Which was awesome.
Inside front cover ad is for The Power of Shazam! who is on a cereal
Superboy has made Hawaii his base. I imagine he still doesn’t like being called, Superboy – but he may be over that silly characterization.
The Hawaii Police are trying to arrest Knockout, Superboy is with her, so they will have to deal with him, too. Knockout has apparently killed a fellow police officer.
Superboy, who has a giant sole earring on his left ear. Oh 90s. He knocks on the door and Knockout tells him to come inside. Which he does and sees her, from behind, and she seems to be only wearing a pair of green panties.
There is an ad for Batman Forever, the year’s biggest hit, and now – on Pay Per View!
Knockout puts on her costume, they are partners and shouldn’t have secrets. She keeps calling him, pup.
There is a knock at the door and Superboy answers it, along with Krypto. Krypto seems to be a puppy, himself. The police are at the door, which surprises Superboy. Snare, one of the female officers – one of the better ones, takes pleasure in trying out her skills against Superboy. With all of the commotion, Knockout tries to leave out the backdoor.
There is a house ad for Sergio Aragones Destroys DC, which I imagine is a reaction to Fred Hembeck Destroys the Marvel Universe, which I also imagine is way better.
Superboy uses one of his more unique abilities, tactile telekinesis, to thwart Snare’s attempts. Knockout circles back and starts fighting the officers. Superboy’s jacket is ruined, in the fight and this annoys him. One of the officers drops a twist-cannon, which bullets go around Superboy and strikes Knockout, wounding her.l Now Superboy is full of teenage rage!
Snare throws an anti-gravity bomb at Knockout and this takes her to the ground. Superboy wasn’t exactly thrilled with how rough Knockout was being with the police – who I imagine are like Marvel’s Code Blue, police force.
Roxy, a friend of SB (as she calls him) tackles Snare, who seems to really want to take down Superboy, for her father. Maybe. Snare punches Roxy out, and the lead detective makes Snare sit the fight out, as Roxy is on their side.
Superboy gets the anti-gravity bomb off of Knockout. Superboy flies Knockout to safety. This officially makes Superboy wanted by the police.
Later. Rex Leech, who I believe is actually Superboy’s Public Relations Agent, or something like that. He’s horrible.
Superboy visits his ex-girlfriend, who is also a reporter – Tana Moon. Tana tells him about Knockout being wanted for murder. He suspects this is an elaborate trick. Tana keeps calling him, kid, and this annoys him. He tells her that she is jealous of Knockout and flies off in a huff.
Issue ends with Tana reporting the news that Superboy is a fugitive. Knockout is suspected of killing, Officer Wesley Smithson. Next up on the news, Hawaiian Chain’s newest island- Loihi, has risen ten thousand years sooner than expected. That can’t tie in to the main plot, right?
Letters Page – Kid Stuff – has letters from – Neil Ahlquist of Minneapolis, MN / Bob Kowalski of Detroit, MI / Nick Robichaud of Bedord , MA and Rick Fimple of Vaancouver, WA.
Next issue caption box states that Supergirl will be showing up.
Inside back cover ad is for Batman Black and White, an awesome anthology series!
Not a horrible issue, I expected to be confused as this was the middle chapter of a storyline but it was written very new reader friendly.