Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Super Sons #12 Review and *SPOILERS*

What The Future Holds

Written By: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason
Art By: Tyler Kirkham, Tomeu Morey, Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99 
Release Date: January 17, 2018

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

It's time to get to the finale..... or the epilogue.... or whatever this is to a story that started out with endless possibilities in my mind and then slowly started falling into the realm of mediocre.... Especially, after last issue.  That being said, let's get you all caught up on what's been going down in the Super Sons of Tomorrow crossover.  In our previous issue, we saw Jon Kent get all emotional from Red Kryptonite for some reason, which caused him to explode again in a solar flare that couldn't be contained and threatened to not only kill Superboy, but everyone else involved as well.  Out of nowhere though, Tim Drake of Tomorrow decided that he wanted to be a hero and absorbed all the energy into himself as Hypertime was pulling him back into the time stream, saving everyone in the process.  Now, let's jump into this issue and see what's going on with the Titans of Tomorrow and if we're going to get our missing characters back into continuity.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins with reiterating the events of what happened at the end of our previous issue and seeing Tim Drake (Savior) being pulled into Hypertime, where we get to see key moments from events in DC's history that may or may not still exist since the New 52.......... continuity has been getting wonky lately, and the idea that someone other than himself is trying to mess with time, which may or may not refer to Dr. Manhattan since I don't really know what we're playing with from this arc or all the different time travel ideas that have been going around all the books lately.  

Once Savior is all wrapped up though, it's time to wrap up all the other threads of this crossover and the first one is, the Titans of Tomorrow....... who just go back to their own time because knowing too much about the future is dangerous, but even with that, things don't make much sense to me because Conner tells Superman that the two of them haven't met yet in this time, but later, Beast Boy remarks about how he thinks he knows Cassie...... So yeah, no idea.  

In the end, after Superman has a talk to Damian and Jon about the future of the Super Sons, where they inspire Superman to let them keep going, Damian calls a meeting of the Teen Titans, where he wants to take a vote for allowing Jon part-time membership of the team.......which the team turns down for now until they work out their own problems.  So pretty much, a "It's not you, it's me".  As we close out this issue though, even though Jon is upset, Damian and him seem stronger than ever in their friendship and after having so many issues of them bickering, it's pretty nice to see.  

That's it for this issue of Super Sons and while I don't think I'll ever understand why Tim Drake of Tomorrow gave up his quest to kill Batwoman so that he could instead kill Superboy, only to decide out of nowhere that he wanted to save him, this issue did end on a positive note in my mind, where all the characters involved got all of their problems out in the open so that they could begin to grow in future issues thanks to the dilemma they faced. I just wish that we would have had a few more answers out of this, since this story took the time to present us with things that made us question the world we love reading about.  So yeah, not an adventurous ending, but an emotional one that I kind of appreciated and with that we had some excellent art by Tyler Kirkham, who I always enjoy when I see his work on books.  Overall, this issue was half decent, but as a whole this crossover just disappointed and that's a shame for all the things it could have shed some light on with our heroes and their world.  

Bits and Pieces:

While you'll leave this crossover with way more questions than answers, this issue did have some decent growth between Jon and Damian that I do love to see.  I just wish it could have provided more because this crossover had the makings of something special, but completely fizzled out over the last couple of issues.  Thankfully though, what we did have here was some fantastic art and at least some optimism that things are starting to look brighter for every book involved with this arc.  



  1. No questions answered tim is all of a sudden hero that saved them from the solar flare..that he basicly caused and everyone seemed self absorbed

  2. Check it out, Arak Son of Thunder in the house. That’s right bitches Telos is back in continuity!