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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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: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
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
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
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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:iconpaigeybell:
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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:iconmaulingmadness:
MaulingMadness Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
well if you're able to find an artist that will work with you, I really suggest you try :D

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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
mhmm
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:icongloomception:
Gloomception Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This was a nice read but I have a few issues with the story. 

One being that, people who are raped usually don't talk about it to others and tell them how it happened. Seeing as it's probably going to be the worse thing to ever happen to them. I think it would've had a greater impact if he watched the video and saw what they did, and that would've driven his rage for justice. 

The other thing is that most of the dialogue isn't fluid. It seems unreal and forced/preachy in certain parts. 
Ex. When Conner was talking with the school counselor. I think you should try playing around with that part a bit more.

Aside from that you had a few spelling errors, nothing major.

Overall I really liked this, :D Hope you the best ^_^
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well it's not to be 100% realistic (you can't do that within the 22pgs of standard comic length); I need to move the story along. In this case, let's just say she opened up because he's the first to be nice to her in a while.

Ah.

Thanks :D
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:icongloomception:
Gloomception Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's your story xD Nonetheless I still found it to be highly entertaining, and once again Good Luck. ^_^
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
He seems pretty peaceful.
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In the script or in the preview image?
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
In the image.
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well the image isn't mine (I credit the artist in my author's commentary); but it was the best image I could find that I could use as a preview image since DA won't post PDFs without one.

But I felt it showed someone who would listen to the victimized
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:iconthat-disturbedguy:
that-disturbedguy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Great story. If there were only more people out there that were willing to stand up against people for blaming the victim...this world would be so much better.
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! And I agree
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:iconthat-disturbedguy:
that-disturbedguy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
^_^
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:iconmrcheaburek:
MrCheaburek Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
...
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:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
?
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:icondelarss:
delarss Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
where can i fave the original image?
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