Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Superman: Son of Kal-El #2 Review

This Looks Like A Job For The Next Superman

Written By: Tom Taylor
Art By: John Timms, Gabe Eltaeb, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 24, 2021

What kind of Superman is Jon Kent going to be? That's what this series is going to explore for a while now that Jon Kent has been aged up and his father is on his way to..... Well, probably Warworld but who knows what the future holds. Right now though, Jon Kent is trying to discover himself and I only hope that he isn't taken down a bad path since....... Well, since he essentially has the mind of a child because he spent his formative years chained in a volcano with only the sobs of a madman to soothe him. We're not dealing with that aspect though.... for some reason, so let's see what Jon has planned next on his journey in becoming Superman.

In this issue of Superman: Son of Kal-El, we see Jon Kent go and get himself wrapped up in the video series of conspiracy theories and uncovering the truth that was introduced to him in the previous issue by Damian Wayne and I really wish that Jon's parents would tell him that he should never listen to what Damian wants him to do.... especially for a young, impressionable Super-Kid like Jon who's trying to find his way and goes and becomes interested in something that promotes paranoia. Maybe that's just me though. Throughout this issue we see Jon trying to discover himself, questioning whether or not his father is/was able to do more than he has, and also trying to have a real-life with a new secret identity...... since Superman went and ruined all that for his entire family.

The real fun of this issue is seeing Jon try and have that secret identity even though it doesn't last long and his choice in name, Finn Connors just seems like an awful alias to me, but by the end of this issue, it seems like Jon might have a chance to have some sort of normal life going forward, not to mention an interesting new enemy and ally by the end of the issue due to what Jon does in the pursuit of doing what he believes to be the right thing.  

All in all, I really loved the art in this issue and think that Jon can be a really interesting character as we progress but right now his journey to find himself isn't the most interesting thing going on in DC Comics, especially since I want someone to deal with how he's so well adjusted from him being aged up and now going to college, even though he should have the mind of a child. That's just me though and ultimately I like this issue but think it will really start being impressive once Jon starts moving forward instead of trying to figure out which way is forward for him.  

Bits and Pieces:

Jon Kent is watching conspiracy theory/the real truth internet videos and I think the world should be fearful of this...... but beyond my own paranoia of a naive Superman being taken advantage of, this is another interesting issue of Superman: Son of Kal-El where Jon Kent continues to try and find himself as most kids his age do. Not to mention this issue sets up an interesting new enemy and has great art throughout.


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