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Netgalley Review – Super Sons Vol. 2: Planet of the Capes (Rebirth)


What starts as a simple training mission becomes a dimension-spanning adventure for the sons of Superman and Batman, and Superboy teams up with the Teen Titans for the first time in the stunning second volume of Super Sons!

Superboy (Jonathan Kent) is excited to have a night out on patrol with Robin (Damian Wayne), at least until he learns that Robin thinks his job is to teach Superboy how to fight crime. But an emergency call from the Teen Titans leads to an encounter with a group of forgotten villains…one of whom bends time itself to make Robin too old to lead a team called the Teen Titans! And the battle’s aftermath leads Robin and Superboy to another dimension, where they must help the last survivors of a decimated world defeat a planet-sized menace!

All this, plus the long-awaited unveiling of the Super Sons’ secret headquarters, unfolds in the newest collection showcasing DC’s next-generation super-team!

Acclaimed writer Peter J. Tomasi (Superman) is joined by artists Jorge Jimenez (Earth 2: Society, Amazing X-Men), Carmine Di Giandomenico (The Flash), Jose Luis (Supergirl) and more in Super Sons Vol. 2: Planet of the Capes, collecting issues #6-10 of the popular series.

I received an e-arc from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

Comic Book Review:

Super Sons, Volume 1 – When I Grow Up

5 Stars

I LOVED Super Sons volume 1. Superboy is funny – I had never read a comic with Jon Kent before and I really like the character. Damian Wayne is also great – too smart for his own good, and just like his dad in the “I’m trying but I’ll express my feelings angrily” sort of way. Jon being too young for the Teen Titans started in vol. 1 as a sort of throwaway line – thats basically the premise of this volume as the Teen Titans show up. My prior experience to the Teen Titans is limited to the animated show in the early/mid-2000’s, which I loved. I really loved the artwork in this one, and the characterizations of the Teen Titans, while different than I am used to, work really well, especially since I haven’t read any Teen Titans Rebirth stories.

I love aged up and dragged plot lines – so I knew I would like this one – with a SUPER aged up Damian cuts of Time-Commander. I also love alternate dimensions, which are big in DC, so this volume was great. I didn’t recognize any of the villains from before hand, but prior knowledge isn’t necessary for the story as long as you know Jon, Damien and maybe the basics of the Teen Titans.

Damien and Jon bickering but still working great together continues in this volume and I LOVE it. I also love the Titans interactions with Jon, and how annoyed Damien gets when people mention how short he is – its hilarious, he’s almost as bad as Edward from Fullmetal Alchemist.

I definitely thought this volume was better than volume one – especially because I liked the villain and storyline better, it was also less exposition driven, which makes sense.

Kraklow is one of the best antagonists I’ve seen recently, and I haven’t read the Apokolips storyline but there were several references to it, especially towards the end. I loved seeing Bruce and Clark’s friendship towards the end as well.

I absolutely loved the little epilogue! I loved this entire volume.

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