Reading—and re-reading for the sake of reviewing—Super Sons is an absolute pleasure for me, and although we are only two issues in thus far, I am impressed with the overall quality of this series and am happy to call it one of my favorites. Despite being much ‘lighter’ than most of the comics that I prefer to read, Super Sons is entertaining and provides just enough substance to avoid being underwhelming while still being fun. Super Sons #2 is a well-balanced work that shouldn’t be missed.
“’When I Grow Up’ part two! Robin and Superboy—in the clutches of Lex Luthor! The boys are in big trouble! How exactly are they supposed to explain what’s happened to Superman and Batman? Plus, Kid Amazo’s power grows, and this tyrant in the making is about to make life miserable for the Super Sons!”
In Super Sons #2, it becomes clear that the boys couldn’t be any more different than they already are. Damian is practically a walking weapon, and Jon is a regular kid whose dad just happens to be Superman. Issue #2 is just as fun—if not more fun—than its predecessor Yet again, and I am sure that this will continue as the series progresses, reading Super Sons is like taking in a breath of fresh air.
Writing a series like this cannot be easy, after all, writer Peter Tomasi must take children—well-trained, and super-powered nonetheless—and place them in great danger. The stakes must be high to keep readers coming back for more, and even through Damian sees himself as an adult, Jon certainly doesn’t. This difference in self-understanding/self-image makes for a very interesting dynamic. Tomasi’s writing is sharp and full of wit, and artist Jorge Jimenez keeps up the great work and produces some amazing panels in Super Sons #2.
Now that we have moved past the formal introductions, the series is taking off, and I really like the direction that Tomasi has us headed in. It’s going to be one hell of a ride.