Super Sons #6 Review

Posted July 21, 2017 by Aron Pohara in Comic Books

Written by: Peter Tomasi

Art by: Jorge Jimenez

Publisher: DC Comics

Super Sons continues in creating it’s own voice after a short respite in a previous issue. Jon and Damian’s adventures continue here and Damian continues to underestimate Jon’s persistence and spirit.

This was a very by the numbers issue however, where two titular heroes started a night with their usual patrol. Tables are quickly turned however as Teen Titans join the fray and Damian’s true colors show yet again.

Damian is not ready to accept Jon as an actual hero, partially because of his age and partially due to his upbringing, which is highly ironic since that was what most of the other heroes were saying about Damian when he was brought into fray. Tomasi is playing off of that expertly and is able to show us just how much Damian truly does not understand, as he doesn’t pick up on what he is doing to Jon is exactly how he was treated. Or maybe because he is Damian, he thinks everyone else deserves it?

The book is again at it’s very best when Damian and Jon are trading jabs at each other and their frenemy status is on full display. The way Tomasi draws Jon is that he admires Damian’s independence same as other kid his age would, but doesn’t understand that Damian’s actions can be very reckless at times, which is evident throughout this issue.

Jorge Jimenez is back on the book after one issue break and it is a breath of fresh air as he is the one that truly brings this book to life. He is an integral part of the success of this title, as much as Tomasi.

His style is able to show the differences between Jon and Damian mostly as he shows Jon as this carefree kid and Damian is trying very very hard to be Batman. Jon’s wide eyed enthusiasm is back on the display here and that was sorely missed in the previous issue.

Issue #6 of Super Sons might actually start kicking things in a high gear as it might be the first steps of Jon joining the Titans, even for a short stint, but more than that it might be finally hinting on a central villain of the book itself, which would be nice.

Overall, Super Sons continues to be super fun book, that knows what it’s supposed to be, knows when it can be a tongue in cheek and it is not afraid of taking itself too seriously only to make fun of it within the same issue. It is truly what books used to be, not everything needs to be a sprawling epic. The book comes highly recommended!

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