Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Super Sons #1 Review

Pajama Jammy Jam

Written by: Peter J. Tomasi
Art by: Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez and Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 15, 2017

It's here!  I know I'm not supposed to sound excited for a book, being a reviewer and all, but I've been waiting so long for Super Sons to arrive that I can't hold back my glee.  I love Damian and Jon and after their two-part story in Superman, I've been counting the days until this book arrived.  Well, the day is here and now that I've read it, was it worth the wait?  Let's find out...

The issue opens with a very bizarre prologue that I'm guessing will play out down the line, but then we get to what we've all been waiting for...Damian and Jon!  They are in all their glory and in their costumes!  Again, it's setup for a future adventure, but at this point I was already full in and happy.

We then go back two days and see Jon heading to school and he quickly shows why he is the "light" of this book.  He confronts some Hamilton School bullies and Tomasi makes sure we realize that he dials back his powers...just like we all know his parents would want.  That's when Damian shows up and Tomasi turns it up to eleven!

I say that's when Damian shows up, but we quickly find out that is not really the case.  In fact, he's been "casing" the school and Jon and it all comes off less creepy than it sounds.  To me, the poor little guy is bored, wants a friend and maybe always dreamed of being a Bus Driver/Earth Science Teacher.

Back at the Batcave, we get a standoffish Batman and a...regular Alfred.  There are some laughs here, but when we see Clark, Lois and Jon, you can't help but feel for Damian.  After Jon tells his parents about the bully situation, we get a "This is a job for Superman" moment and the little guy heads off to bed.  That's when Damian shows up and tells Jon to suit up and the two of them head off to investigate some break-ins at Lexcorp.

The issue ends with some great back and forth between our two pint sized heroes and a cliffhanger that I hope turns into a very unexpected mentor.  Oh please, make it happen!

Can you tell I loved this issue?  Well, I did!  Damian and Jon together are solid gold and I don't think I could ever tire of their bickering.  Damian may be Damian, but it's obvious he likes Jon and Jon is such a great little boy that you can't blame him.  The story may be complete setup and doesn't really take us far from what we already got, but I still had a ton of fun and can't wait for more.

I loved the art as well.  Jorge Jimenez does a great job with both characters and we even get a Dark Knight Returns homage as a bonus.  I loved the combination of "dark" and "fun" that Jimenez gives us because that's what this book is all about.

Bits and Pieces:

I have been waiting for this book for what seems like ages and Tomasi and Jimenez don't disappoint.  While it doesn't stray far from the already established formula, why fix what ain't broke?  Tomasi gives us some great interaction between Damian and Jon and Jimenez makes it all look great.  What else could you ask for?  Really, I want to know.



  1. I loved Damian being the bus driver. The detail of the lifts when he reveals himself was a great touch.

  2. This book was just fun and I already want more. (Also, I liked that they used the S in bat symbol for the title.)