Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Super-Sons #3

Writer: Peter Tomasi
Artists: Jorge Jimenez
Colors: Alejandor Sanchez
Letters: Rob Leigh

Super-Dads Vs. Super-Sons

Actually, Cyber Super-Dads would be the correct term considering those aren’t really the boys’ parents. It won’t be their first encounter with Reggie’s evil bots either. We get an inside look into what true maliciousness can look like with Reggie’s back story. Not satisfied with killing his family once; Reggie made multiple clones to kill them over and over again. Twisted, right?!? Can the Super Sons take on the wickedness that comes out of this kid’s head?

Powers on Crack

So apparently Reggie has a bag of tricks up his sleeve, and he’s not afraid to use all of them. So many tricks in fact, that I got lost during the explanation. Even Robin can barely understand what is going on, and he’s the logical one! I understand wanting to up the risk on this book and make it more vigorous, but you have to take it for what it is. It’s a story about two kids finding themselves apart from their famous dads. Having an over zealous introduction of a new enemy isn’t why I pick up this book; I read it for the dynamic relationship between Jon and Robin. When the plot gets too complex, that relationship with it’s quips and sweet moments get lost in the mix.

Boys will be Boys

I will say that so far Tomasi has done a really great job in showcasing the boys, without having one over shadow the other. Now that we have a good idea of how the boys interact with each other, I want to see them grow on their own. Robin is pretty much obsessed with being the new Batman, and proving his worth. While Jon is still very much an extension of Superman and hasn’t found his own footing. I want to see them truly effect each other and see some character development.

So What?

These kids are important, there is no denying that. We saw Dick Greyson start as Robin and eventually grow into the man and hero he is today. Who knows, maybe our own children will see Damian Wayne as more than Robin some day as well. I also believe we are seeing Jon fleshed out more than he has been before. This is only just the beginning for these boys, I am excited to see what the next couple decades will look like for them.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ 7/10

Ariel DuPey | NCR

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