Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Super Sons #8 Review

Another World

Written by: Peter J. Tomasi
Art by: Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez and Alw's Dave
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 20, 2017

It's time for more Super Sons fun and after the ending of last issue, I didn't know what to expect.  Damian and Jon getting pulled through a portal?  But, to where or maybe even when?  Well, it's time to find out the answers to those and more questions as we jump into this issue.  Is it good?  Let's find out...

We jump into the issue with the reader just as confused as our two little heroes.  They are busy fighting off what ends up being a huge head until two awesome gals, Big Shot and Hard Line, show up and they are the type of characters you love instantly and want to know more about!

After Damian and Jon get their bearings a bit (and have a hilarious discussion about cursing in another dimension), they join back in the fight with who we now know is Ygarddis.  After finding out that Ygarddis is not only the enemy, but a living planet (what's with all of these living planets in the DCU nowadays?), the four head off together.

I loved the interaction between the Super Sons and Big Shot and Hard Line.  I mentioned in earlier reviews that I was getting sick of the same bickering between our heroes, but having the jokes (mainly aimed at Damian) thrown from the two girls made them fresh again.

The end up in the Girls' village and get more background of Ygardiss and their plight.  It seemed like the girls were part of a panet of Golden Age heroes until Ygardiss showed up to institute a reboot of sorts.  Actually, he ate their planet and everyone on it, but the girls were saved by a hero...named Kraklow!  Yep, Kraklow!

The four try to figure out what's going on and surprise, Jon seems to figure it out a bit.  As him and Damian try to come up with a plan, the Faceless Hunter attacks.  After taking care of it, we see a bit of what can only be the army of replica's from Big Shot and Hard Line's planet being prepared in the planet core.  

The issue ends with Damian showing how smart he is, but Jon again showing he can keep pace as well.  That's when the shit hits the fan and the two young heroes are going to have to fight their way out of a real muddy situation.

I would have loved to get more concrete answers to what was going on instead of just getting theories thrown around, but this book had always been about the character interactions and that continues this week.  Damian is finally showing Jon some respect, but it's the new characters I loved even more.  I just want more of!

Part of the reason I already love Big Shot and Hard Line is their awesome character designs.  Jorge Jimenez's art has been a highlight of this series and this issue is no different.

Bits and Pieces:

Planet of the Capes continues with a change of pace, a new dimension, but the same great interactions that make this book so much fun.  Throw in two great new characters and awesome art and Super Sons continues being a fun ride.


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