Super Sons #3 Review

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Posted April 24, 2017 by Aron Pohara in Comic Books

Written by: Peter Tomasi

Art by: Jorge Jimenez

Published by: Dc Comics

Super Sons is one of the most fun books in recent years, with fantastic writing and vibrant art!

Damian and Jon’s uneasy friendship goes to another level in issue #3, but more importantly, Super Sons is actually tied to some of the events that took place prior to Rebirth, specifically the Justice League book prior. It’s handled gracefully without giving too much away.

Tomasi continues to explore both the characters of Damian and Jon, but ultimately it’s when they explore their own differences that the book really shines. There is a ton of humor that comes out of their interactions, but the stellar part of the book comes out in small hints where you see they want to be like each other, even though they would never admit it.

Jorge Jimenez continues his depictions of these pint-sized heroes with so much joy that it really seems like this was a project he wanted to do for a long time. He captures the action of the book perfectly, but it is his depiction of the constant bickering between Jon and Damian that is the star. The humor that Tomasi writes is possible because of Jimenez’ art. It is little quirks, small turns of the head, or Jon’s expressions when Damian says something that it all come together.

Jimenez also manages to nail the the action when Super Sons takes on a new adversary. Both he and Tomasi bring the best out of the characters.

Super Sons is not a book for everyone. It’s certainly geared toward younger audiences, for one thing, but it does not talk down to the reader like some kid’s books do. It is also a great addition to what Grant Morisson did with Damian. This book shows his growth even more, where he ends us being a mix of all the Robins before him.

Overall, Super Sons is a book that should be on your list if you enjoy having a fun time. If you are a fan of either Batman or Superman, pick this up. You won’t be disappointed by all the hijinks their offspring get into!


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