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Superboy: Speaking For The Victim by Dkalban Superboy: Speaking For The Victim by Dkalban
Since I was incredibly pissed off about the recent incredibly stupid things said by Mark Millar and Todd McFarland ( dkalban.deviantart.com/journal… ); I decided to write a story written as a counterpoint to their words. It is also against, in a way, one of the worst aspects of comic nerd culture: the sexism. Most of all, it's against the victim blaming done against rape victims in so many rape cases lately, for example the case in Steubenville, Ohio (which in part inspired the events of this story).

When a girl is raped by four football players and is the one blamed for it, Superboy steps up to defend her as the real victim even as their fellow students and even the principal is willing to give her rapists a pass. In the end, it's up to the Boy of Steel to make things right.

As Connor is presently attending McDuffie High in the New 52 (see recent Superboy issues), I decided to set the bulk of the action there. Mr. Levine is the guidance counselor there so he was brought in as well.

I say stop blaming the victims of rape for the crimes against them, stop abuse period, and stand against the rampant sexism going around.

Story by me

Superboy and related characters belong to DC Comics

Cover art taken from Adventure Comics, art by Francis Manapul

Edit 8/12/13: OVER 100 FAVES IN UNDER 8 HOURS! Thank you all! I don't know if you're faving for the story or the art I chose for the preview image (seriously, DA, you can't preview a PDF?); but either way I thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

Edit 8/13/13: ALMOST 1000 FAVES A BIT OVER 24 HOURS LATER Thank you all! I wish I could thank you on your pages; but DA will prevent me from doing so (since the site will think I'm spamming). And I can't keep up anyways! Plus it's on the front page of the site! Once again, thank you all!

Edit 8/14/13: Names and grammar fixed
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:iconsparklinburgndy:
SparklinBurgndy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
*applauds*
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :D
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:iconarcaneenforcer:
ArcaneEnforcer Featured By Owner Edited Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I'm a little late to the party, but I have to say this was an incredibly powerful story. The characters seem almost too lifelike at times. It is well deserving of all the recognition it has received. Well done!
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :D
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:icondynastyofsin:
DynastyOfSin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
The hell superboy says this?

What comic did this happen?

"I say stop blaming the victims of rape for the crimes against them, stop abuse period, and stand against the rampant sexism going around."
YOU Do know that women can SUE men for sexism nowadays right?
Also I hardly see ANY victim blaming.....HELL The 1 to 4 rape statics does NOT include FALSE rape charges that ruin men. Because EVERYONE bandwagons the hell out of the dude.

The Law is much more harder on men period -_-
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
And the point of the comic FLIES over your head.
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:icondynastyofsin:
DynastyOfSin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
Oooohhhh it is a bit!
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
No, it misses the mark completely. Especially since this was inspired by the Stubenville case.
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:icondynastyofsin:
DynastyOfSin Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2017
....wait I know this case.

It was the popular kids (mostly the rich gals) defending those fuckers -_-

The media RUINED these guys lol

UPDATE: And the snowflake blocks me....ugh such a child.
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
And yet if you look at the ACTUAL facts, they dragged the rape victim through the mud.

Goodbye.
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:iconcatsmusicgamingart:
CatsMusicGamingArt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS NOT LITERATURE. DA, YOU LIED TO ME
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
?
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:iconrabukurafuto:
Rabukurafuto Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015   Writer
I loved that and it deserves all the favourites. I could really picture it all on page. If only this could be published by DC. And if only it could end like this more often in real life. 
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I actually sent this into DC...they had to send it back due to legal issues, but they were very encouraging

Yeah, me too
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:iconrabukurafuto:
Rabukurafuto Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015   Writer
Well, it was nice they were encouraging then. Maybe it can be reworked and published with original characters someday.
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
maybe
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:iconglamouruptheworld:
glamouruptheworld Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Thinking about the rapes and crimes against women just boils my blood. I really wish stories like this get higher audience and support so they create more influence. People keep saying "this is wrong. It should be stopped" but it hasn't but barely dwindled, The right method it is still to be found..
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
yep

This might be my highest profile story though XD
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:icon13batscorpion95:
13BatScorpion95 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa... Powerful story. I can definitely see this as a comic. I too am greatly against rape and sexism, and I got ticked off at the bullies, rapists, and that jerk principal in this story. Rage  However, I could not wipe the smile off my face when Becky finally got her justice. 

I've been fortunate to not be raped (knock on wood), but I've had my fair share of run-ins with bullies, and teachers (even principals) who would not do a thing to help me. I actually got into a school where I wasn't bullied, but my best friend was, and I was the only one who'd stand up for her, as the principal and teachers would talk to her tormentors first and decide not to listen to her. 

This is definitely added to my faves. You are a fantastic script writer. :)
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D
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:icon13batscorpion95:
13BatScorpion95 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. Thank you for writing this! :D
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
NP! Thank you for reading!
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:icon13batscorpion95:
13BatScorpion95 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:iconmr-wolfman-thomas:
Mr-Wolfman-Thomas Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Read it, loved it, and can defiantly see it as a comic
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:iconspikeprime:
Spikeprime Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
If you're interested, then I contacted DKalban a while ago, I'm currently working on adapting this into a comic. He seems to like what I made so far... I think ^^;
I'll either send him it to upload, or upload it myself depending on what he wants :)
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :D
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:iconmr-wolfman-thomas:
Mr-Wolfman-Thomas Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
 I downloaded PDF but I still can't read it
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Odd. Do you have Adobe Reader?
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:iconmr-wolfman-thomas:
Mr-Wolfman-Thomas Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
no
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Get that, you should be able to read it then
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:iconhellogirly:
HelloGirly Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Re-reading this, I will be honest, I don't like the part when Connor is confronting Peter and he says, "I know they forced you into raping Becky." Maybe I'm being a little nit-picky, but it bothers me a little because nobody really forced Peter to do anything. He may have been hesitant and aware what he was doing was wrong, but in the end, nobody forced him to rape Becky; he did that all of his own conscience volition. 

Sorry if I'm overreacting a bit, but I just wanted to point that out. 
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:iconmaulingmadness:
MaulingMadness Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
When a character in a story makes you feel anything you know that the author/ artist has made a masterpiece
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :D
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, if you go back to the beginning, you'd see Peter is sort of peer pressured into it. Admittedly I could have made it more clearer
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PaigeyBell Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nevermind i found it, and i freaking love it!!
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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:iconpaigeybell:
PaigeyBell Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this on fanfition.net or something? Cause my browser isnt letting me read it.
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No, it's just a PDF file; does your browser have the plugin?
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:iconluxordspokerbuddy:
luxordspokerbuddy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
- FAULTS
XP Ipod never reads my typing correctly
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
XD
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:iconluxordspokerbuddy:
luxordspokerbuddy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent work! :3 This is truly outstanding, and I applaud your skill. It's not often that people take a stand against what is wrong in the world, and point out the faukts of society. I commend your piece and hope to see so much more!
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :D
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:iconkeifeto-mccormack:
Keifeto-McCormack Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
this needs to be turned into a comic. NOW! or  an animated feature but either way the message is clear and i love it!
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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:iconkeifeto-mccormack:
Keifeto-McCormack Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
your welcome. i hope it continues to grow!
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:iconkitzuko:
Kitzuko Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Thank you for writing this. If more popular media would condemn rape instead of glossing over it or back-handedly condoning it, we would not be living in a rape culture.
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Mhmm! No Problem!
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:iconmaulingmadness:
MaulingMadness Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
I think you could be an actual DC Comic artist and author. Another reason why I like DC more than Marvel is because DC actually touches on the realistic parts of society on Earth, even our hometowns
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, writer; I can't draw to save my life. Thanks :D
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