Superboy Spotlight: Scott Lobdell
To celebrate the release of the first DCnU Superboy trade paperback, Scott Lobdell spoke with DC’s The Source blog:
“I would have been a lot more intimidated at the thought of reintroducing Superboy to a new audience if I wasn’t working with the phenomenally talented artist R.B. Silva. From the Jimmy Olsen back-up feature to illustrating the all new adventures of Superboy? It made perfect sense to anyone who saw how devoted he is to making sure his characters nearly leap off of every page!” writer Scott Lobdell told THE SOURCE.
“While the original intent was to preserve as much of Superboy’s original origin as possible … as changes were made to Superman (the Kents were not alive) and Teen Titans (this was to be the first gathering of teen superheroes with that name) it became clearer that Kon El just could have not existed as he was originally created. So it was left to me to try to preserve what was most important about his origin — the core of the character — so that new fans and old would come to love Superboy for the always exciting character that he is and always has been!”
“Since you are reading this exclusive SOURCE blog, it is only fair that I give you an exclusive story… but only if you promise not to blab it all over the Black Hole that is Tumblr! When I was naming Daniel Templar in Superboy, I accidentally typed a ‘Z’ instead of ‘D.’ When I read it after I turned it into my editor (hey, Chris!) I noticed the typo and I thought ‘Zaniel?! What an interesting name!’ and so I left it!”
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