Source: Superboy vol. #1 (2011) to present
Type: Current Superboy
In fact, a new reader's acceptance of this Superboy seems entirely reliant on that reader knowing a lot from the previous DCU. Not only is he a clone with tactile telekinesis powers, but in his supporting cast, you'll find Rose Wilson, daughter of Deathstroke and sometime Titan Ravager, and to make things even more continuity porntastic, an adult version of Caitlin Fairchild from the former Wildstorm Universe. Sadly, the secret organization responsible for cloning him has nothing to do with Doom Patrol's Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. aside from the name, incidentally, the umpteenth secret organization introduced to the New52 that first month. The rest of NOWHERE's personnel has unlikely names like Dr. Umber, Colonel Maudlin and Zaniel Templar, just to confirm writer Scott Lobdell is a very bad at naming characters.
And just to make the set-up even more impenetrable, the clone has an entire VR life, for some reason set in Kansas like the original Teen of Steel's adventures. As soon as he's out and about, his story dovetails into the Teen Titans' (and the Ravagers') in a storyline called "The Culling", as if Lobdell was inviting readers to drop a few books. He made it easy, I think, because Teen Titans was easily one of the worst New52 books, a wannabe X-book with terrible costume designs. Superboy has pretty much been on crossover patrol since then, with a Titans/Legion Lost thing (where I dropped the latter), and whatever the heck H'el was all about. A 90s Marvel writer through and through, Lobdell just can't keep anything confined to a single book if he's writing more than one. And of course, before leaving the book with issue 19, he burdened it with a crazy Cable-type "true origin" story.
Freed from Lobdell's clutches, can Superboy thrive? Well, oncoming writer Justin Jordan has just announced his departure over creative/editorial differences, so who knows what kind of tripe DC wants to force Superboy into (more crossovers I bet). Not that Jordan's first couple of issues wowed me. Even if I were to accept the inclusion of the Game of Thrones version of Krypto (which I don't blame on him), there still seems to be a definite lack of focus as to what the book is supposed to be about.