Super Sons was one of my favorite books because it came out, but I am starting to teeter a bit. The problem isn’t the personality, which I love, but the overuse of their bickering and fighting. I know that they need to become friends and it is a great amalgam of the dads…but please, let’s put it behind us and get to the good stuff! Hopefully, with the Kid Amazo things behind us, we can get just that…the fantastic stuff. Does it all begin this matter? Let’s find out.
Peter Tomasi has to be dreading my small head because this problem starts out with a whole lot of fun. Following Jon leaves his mom and daddy behind (after some color being chucked at Batman!), he matches up with Damian and it’s so much fun! We get the two of them helping the citizens out of Metropolis on a Friday night and I am unsure which small man I like best. Tomasi utilizes a really fun scene to show the gaps between his heroes without (much) name calling and bickering and that I loved it!
It gets even better if the Teen Titans appear for Damian and if you want to learn why I adore Jorge Jimenez’s artwork, check out the panel if Jon believes he is being left behind.
Of course, we get the double installment of Beast Boy making fun of Jon to Damian and Lois and Clark needing to leave Jon alone which can only lead to one thing…trouble for the Teen Titans!
That is exactly what goes on, but I’ll give Tomasi full credit…the big bads are no one I expected and while I thought Jon could swoop in to save the day, he simply falls asleep on the sofa eating junk food.
So, how can this end? I won’t spoil it here, however, the villain has plans aside from killing the Titans and the plan we see is amusing and I can not wait to see how it ends up. It is a vice versa without the vice but with all the versa. It’ll make sense when you browse the problem…maybe.
This is a quick moving dilemma that starts up the Planet of the Capes arc with a bang…and a couple laughs. Almost every character is put on with the only exception being Jackson, but he’s not too far off himself. Seriously, the story and art are great here and it’s a good enough jump on point for new readers, but actually a great jumping on point for people who were turned off from the fighting earlier on in the collection.
Super Sons #6 Review
Written by: Peter J. Tomasi
Art by: Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez and Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 19, 2017
Bits and Pieces:
This issue is the book I’ve been waiting for. Fantastic artwork, some wonderful comedy and two small heroes I will get behind. For those who have been wondering if to jump on this particular series, the time is now!
Score : 8.8/10