Written by Patrick Gleason and Peter Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason with Joe Prado
Colors by Stephen Downer
Cover by Patrick Gleason and Alejandro Sanchez
On Bizarro World, Boyzarro had enough of living with his terrible family and ran away from home. On the road, his cat companion was snatched up by a Bizarro Hawkgirl, and Bizarro hit them both with his freeze vision. Meanwhile, Jon was spending time with his friend Kathy and the two looked in on Bizarro World and saw Boyzarro all alone. Jon realized he was going to miss his curfew, and sped off towards Metropolis.
As Superboy speeds off, we see that Maya Ducard a.k.a. Nobody has been watching Kathy on Superman’s behalf. With her powers, Kathy is able to sense that Nobody is there, and brings her down from her perch with her powers, now suddenly wearing a superhero costume and calling herself “Beacon.” The two girls argue for a little bit before they are interrupted by a portal suddenly opening near them and something breaching through.
Superboy gets home in Metropolis and sneaks into his room, but is loudly startled to find Boyzarro sitting on the floor of his bedroom! Boyzarro clumsily explains his situation, and Superboy feels sorry for the boy, and they two begin to bond. Things go awry when Clark comes in to check on his son and Boyzarro panics when he thinks that his father is there. After the obligatory conflict, things settle down and Boyarro apologizes to Superman.
Back in Hamilton, Beacon and Nobody come to and find a flamboyant Bizarro version of Robin. Robzarro is immediately smitten by Nobody, and his advances earn him a quick scuffle when she attacks him, but they are cut short by the arrival of Superman, Superboy, and Boyzarro. Robzarro is overjoyed to be back with Boyzarro and reunite the “Bizarro Boyz,” and they convince Boyzarro to head back home. Beacon holds open a portal as they all arrive on Htrae at Bizarro’s farm. Loiz scolds her son and comes onto Superman before Bizarro arrives and attacks him. Superman punches BIzarro to the moon, where he then stares down on his world in anger. He stares at Htrae in rage, and it slowly turns from a cube into a sphere, as we see the source of Bizarro’s stress: The Legion of Fun has the Bizarro League held hostage!
Thoughts on the issue: Most Bizarro stories are about Superman and Bizarro, and how to deal with the problem that is Bizarro, but this one offers something different. Not only is Boyzarro different from Bizarro in many ways, but never before has Htrae been so well developed. From Loiz to the Legion of fun, we have all the makings of a story that is truly about Bizarro World and not its impact on Superman’s life. Kathy adopting the name Beacon and teaming up with Nobody is a welcome change, but is also out of the blue and overshadowed by all the Bizarro business. And one last thing: In this issue, Lois tells Clark, “You could have married Wonder Woman,” but Diana straight up dumped his ass!