Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Super Sons #7 Review

Written by: Peter J. Tomasi
Art by: Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez and Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 16, 2017

Last issue's cliffhanger of old man Damian was hilarious!  Yep, it was one of the best pages in a long time and I couldn't wait to see what Tomasi had in story for the Old Guy this week.  Yea, the story involving Kraklow, Atom-Master, Time Commander and the Faceless Hunter was pretty good too, not to mention having better Teen Titans moments than in their actual book.  All of that sounds like nothing could go wrong this week, right?  Well, Let's find out if that's the case...

The issue opens with Jon serving drinks to the Teen Titans.  Well, all of the Titans aren't actually there because Old Man Damian is off for another bathroom break.  It's a funny scene that ends with Jon wanting to join the team...which he does!  Awesome!

We then see Kraklow and get a quick origin story for him before finding out why he attacked the Titans...he's hoping the Justice League shows up for revenge.  He's going big here as he recreates his army of three just as the Titans bust up the party.  It's obvious Jackson's water attacks work well against the bad guys, but before they can take advantage, the Time Commander freezes the Titans.  

If you didn't guess that Jon was going to be a big asset, you find out here as he busts up the Time Commander's time grip  and it's battle royale time.  Again, Superboy really shines here and when all is said and done, the bad guys are defeated and Damian is back to normal.  There really isn't much more to talk about, though I was enjoying it enough.

The issue ends with the Teen Titans saying goodbye to Jon and they really seem like they want him on the team.  By the last page, Damian and Jon are back to fighting as a crazy new bunch of villains arrive looking for trouble.

This was a decent issue, but not a whole lot happens as the team fight and defeat their foes with ease and everything is wrapped up way to quickly.  I loved seeing Jon on the Teen Titans, but it all felt like smoke and mirrors after this issue.

I love Jorge Jimenez's art in general, but his character designs are the star and he draws a great version of every character.  The best...Old Man Damian!

Bits and Pieces:

After such an intriguing start to this arc, this issue is a rush to the finish line and just feels rushed and forced.  I love the idea of Jon joining the Teen Titans, but this really isn't the book to give us that.  I loved Jorge Jimenez's art, but this issue fell flat for me.


1 comment:

  1. Every time I pick up this book I wonder if it will be the issue that I find the concept getting old. Every time I finish this book it leaves me wanting more. This may be my favorite version of Superboy ever. Old Man Damian continues to tickle my funny bone. I dig the idea of Jon joining the Teen Titans, but I doubt that it will carry over to he regular book. 6.5 is a solid score but I'd go a bit higher because I love Jorge Jimenez's art and I dig any book with Starfire. It's a 7 for me.