- No Yay: Pointed out by S.B. himself when Amanda (who thinks he's cloned from her father and not only intends to kill him but has already subjected him to a potentially fatal experimental process) comes into the room while he's naked and looks him over.That's it! Not only did you kidnap me and lock me up, you come in here and start chekin' me out! Lady or not, I'm gonna deck you!
- Only the Creator Does It Right: Attempted. After sales dropped substantially during the run of Ron Marz and Ramon Bernado, the character's original creators (Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett) returned to the title in an attempt to recapture the magic the book once had. However, the new stories featured a radically different direction and despite the original team, never truly recovered.
- Squick: Superboy's romantic entanglements with Knockout are played up as her being exploitative but for some reason his relationship with Tana Moon is not. He looks about 15 or 16 and she, an adult woman, started flirting with him when he was only hours old.
YMMV / Superboy (1994)