Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Super Sons #6 Review


Ten > Teen

Written by: Peter J. Tomasi
Art by: Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez and Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 19, 2017

Super Sons has been one of my favorite books since it came out, but I am starting to teeter a bit.  The problem isn't the character, which I love, but the overuse of their bickering and fighting.  I understand that they need to become friends and it's a nice amalgam of their dads...but please, let's put it behind us and get to the good stuff!  Hopefully, with the Kid Amazo stuff behind us, we can get just that...the good stuff.  Does it all begin this issue?  Let's find out...



Peter Tomasi must be dreading my little mind because this issue starts out with a ton of fun.  After Jon leaves his mom and dad behind (after some shade being thrown at Batman!), he meets up with Damian and it is so much fun!  We get the two of them helping out the citizens of Metropolis on a Friday night and I'm not sure which little guy I like best.  Tomasi uses a very fun scene to show the differences between his heroes without (much) name calling and bickering and I loved it!

It gets even better when the Teen Titans show up for Damian and if you want to know why I love Jorge Jimenez's art, check out the panel when Jon thinks he's being left behind.  It's so sad...and then he is left behind and I got even sadder.



While we see the Titans group up, we also see Jon head home like a good boy.  Of course, we get the dual setup of Beast Boy making fun of Jon to Damian and Lois and Clark having to leave Jon alone which can only lead to one thing...trouble for the Teen Titans!

That's exactly what happens, but I'll give Tomasi full credit...the big bads are nobody I expected and while I thought Jon would swoop in to save the day, he just falls asleep on the couch eating junk food.

So, how does it end?  I won't spoil it here, but the villain has plans other than killing the Titans and the plan we see is hilarious and I can't wait to see how it plays out.  It's a vice versa without the vice but with the versa.  It will make sense when you read the issue...maybe.



This is a fast moving issue that starts up the Planet of the Capes arc with a bang...and a couple laughs to boot.  Almost every character is spot 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 jumping on point for new readers, but really a great jumping on point for those who were turned off by the fighting earlier on in the series.

Bits and Pieces:

This issue is the book I've been waiting for.  Great art, some nice humor and two little heroes I can get behind.  Throw in the Teen Titans and Tomasi has a winner!  If you have been wondering when to jump on this series, the time is now!

8.8/10



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8 comments:

  1. Imagine what becomes of the Teen Titans when Jon joins, although it will take a long time, teenage wars. Jon will be embraced unanimously and Damian will be jealous. Thank heavens Damian has warmed up to Aqualad because he would be alone.

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    1. I more hope the Titans (mainly Beast Boy) make fun of Jon some more and we see Damian step up for his 'little buddy"

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  2. That last image of Damian is my spirit animal.

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    1. I laughed so hard when I saw it!!!

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    2. Same here! I scoffed at the villains but not after they made him really old, well played.

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  4. I am a little surprised at how lackluster the response the Teen Titans had with first meeting with Superboy. C'mon this is the SON OF SUPERMAN! More than likely they think he's some kid who's just wearing an S-shield and don't really believe he's the son of the Man of Steel.

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