We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!
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City Boy #6 Review:
City Boy is about to turn the entire Earth into a new Apokolips in service of Darkseid. That is unless Swamp Thing, Superman, Nightwing and even Batman can use the power of conversation to talk him out of it.
“This is a great series, and I am bummed to see it go,” host Alex Zalben said right at the top.
Justin Tyler liked this issue in particular, because he felt like “we never really got in [City Boy’s] head… I would like to see more City Boy moving into the next iteration of what his powers could be.”
Pete LePage agreed with Tyler, and added that he felt City Boy was “turning into a real douchebag, and that was bumming me out. But man, I loved how it ended.” LePage enjoyed the commentary from Superman and Batman, though didn’t like how everyone was being mean to Swamp Thing.
Wrapping things up, Zalben lauded the position Pak leaves City Boy in at the end of the issue. “He’s not going to be on the Justice League, or the Titans… [He’s] just a guy who has these powers.” Zalben continued that the book was much more about the character finding his place in the world, while deeply grounded in emotional loss. “[He’s] not going to be the biggest superhero in the world… I would love to see more adventures of him, whether they’re done in one or otherwise.”
City Boy #6 Official Synopsis:
CITY BOY VERSUS SWAMP THING AND THE ENTIRE NATURAL WORLD ITSELF! After discovering that City Boy’s powers parallel those of Swamp Thing, Cameron isn’t sure if the source of his powers should be trusted and whether he can even do anything about it. The fate of the world relies on what he and only he can do to save it now!