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Comic Book Review: Super Sons, Volume 1 – When I Grow Up

Super Sons, Volume 1: When I Grow Up

by Peter J. Tomasi, Jorge Jimenez
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I received an e-arc from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
Official Synopsis:

A part of DC Universe Rebirth!

Superboy (aka Jonathan Kent) and Robin (aka Damian Wayne) make their super hero duo debut in this all-new series SUPER SONS, part of DC Rebirth.

This debut series looks at the lives of Robin and Superboy and their destiny to follow in their fathers’ footsteps, while we meet a new villain whose ascension parallels the boys’ own understanding of their powers-except that he believes it’s his right to rule over every being on the planet!

 

Chronology:
Collects SUPER SONS #1-5
Original Release Date:
Paperback, 132 pages
Expected publication: October 17th 2017 by DC Comics
Read:
September 2017
Star Rating:
4.5 Stars
Review:
Let me preface this by saying I haven’t really read any DC comics before – I’m more into Marvel – and I definitely haven’t read any rebirth or stories with Super Boy or Damian Wayne (Though of course I know the basics of the characters).
Since this is Vol. 1 of Super Sons, you don’t need to know much more than the basics of “who are Superman and Batman” and “Ok they have kids”.
The boys act a mix of their real age and far older (superheroes after all) – their banter and snarking at each other is hilarious. They can’t seem to get along – but they legitimately seem to want to help each other. Its a really fun introduction.
While Lex Luthor shows up at some point, as do Superman and Batman, Super Boy (AKA Jon Kent) and Robin (AKA Damien Wayne) are the main heroes, with Kid Amazo as the villain. I’d never heard of Kid Amazo before – but he’s an interesting villain, and I liked th story.
The art was REALLY well done. And I’m looking forward to Vol. 2 in March.

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