Super Sons #1

Super Sons #1

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Jorge Jimenez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 15, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 37 User Reviews: 34
8.9Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

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"When I grow up" part one! The sons of Batman and Superman have graduated to their own monthly comic-but if they want to survive, they're going to have to share it! Writer Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN & ROBIN, SUPERMAN) teams with rising-star artist Jorge Jimenez (EARTH 2) to bring you the adventures of the World's Smallest. This debut issue looks at the lives of Robin and Superboy and their destiny to follow in their fathers' footsteps, while we meet a new villain whose ascension parallels the boys' own understanding of their powers-except that he believes it's his right to rule over every being on the planet!
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  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Feb 15, 2017

    I was a bit surprised to see Lois and Clark teaching their son poker, but I suppose a level of deception is a skill that a young super powered child needs to acquire. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Feb 15, 2017

    A near-perfect debut for our Super Sons, this is everything Comics should be. Tomasi nails the characters, unsurprisingly, and Jimenez infuses the visuals with energy and details that elevate it to true greatness. I loved almost everything about this issue, from Jon's mawkish innocence to Damian's entitled snobbery, and even more when the two play off each other with some truly hilarious banter. I was expecting to like this book quite a bit, or even love it as just a fun piece of entertainment, but Super Sons has exceeded my expectations: it's exciting, engaging, and fun, a charming book that's unafraid of being earnest in a far too cynical world. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Feb 15, 2017

    Super Sons #1 takes the meaning behind the bat and the s-shield and puts them in a childlike context. The main characters lives, interactions, and conflicts fit squarely in the experiences of young children, rather than forcing them into adult contexts. If this first issue is any indication, there will be plenty of laughs and action infused with a necessary levity in the future. Super Sons has the makings of an unbridled and fun comic without forsaking the core of the cape genre. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 15, 2017

    For fans eager for Super Sons to arrive, rest assured it was worth the wait. Unlike some Rebirth titles, there's no learning curve required. Super Sons is a fully-formed prodigy right from the start. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 15, 2017

    I will surprisingly be back for more of this series which surprises me more than anyone else. The jaded comic reader in me wants me to think that I just happened to read it in the right mood, but I was smiling after finishing this issue. It was a great reminder of what some comics should be, and that's fun. Not all of them, but some comics should just be fun as hell to read, and that's Super Sons #1 Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopnComics - Tim Montoya Feb 15, 2017

    Tomasi really nails the dynamic between these two characters, while making it fun and interesting. He shows the home life for both Damian and Jon, letting us see the contrast between the two. Where Jon is a boy who happens to have super powers, it almost feels that Damian is Robin who happens to be a boy. Yet the both have their strengths and weakness that seem to play off of each other, making this the perfect odd ball team. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Feb 15, 2017

    Super Sons is a great read, it is as exciting as Batman/Superman but these two work together and get along in a way that their fathers don't. Read Full Review

  • 10
    We Got This Covered - Tom Bacon Feb 15, 2017

    Super Sons #1 is exactly what I hoped it would be; fun, character-driven, and tongue-in-cheek. The whole creative team is firing on all cylinders here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Earl Rufus Feb 15, 2017

    Not every book can nail it's look, tone and characters in its first outing, but here we are. Super Sons is a delight to read and a worthy recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Dec 31, 1969

    Super Sons was an anticipated title since itsannouncement and fans should be glad it doesn't disappoint. Tomasi perfectly captures that kid vibe balancing social life and school in addition to their super powers.Jimenez's art was a great addition to the issue as it captures expressions perfectly. This is one of the comics I will definitely be adding to my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Feb 17, 2017

    As for Jimenez's art and Alejandro Sanchez's colors I can only describe it as beautiful, expressive and fun. The arms and legs of the bullies sticking out of the monstrous snowball had me chuckling as a kid. I can't deny that I was expecting Patrick Gleason to be the artist, considering his history with Damian in Robin: Son of Batman, but Jimenez and Sanchez had me with their Superman Annual, and from that moment on I was even more hooked for this book. If the following issues are of the same quality as this one, this is sure to bethe all-ages comic book that so much people had been waiting for, and I can't wait to try and bring the kids in my family over to the geeky side of the force with the help of Robin and Superboy. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 18, 2017

    Everything one would want from these boys and more. A fun and dramatic story that's complimented by beautiful visuals. Highest possible recommendation! Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Feb 20, 2017

    Robin and Superboy Damians superhero name is listed first because hes older, by the way go off in pursuit of adventure with youthful enthusiasm and impetuousness. How quickly will their efforts to follow in Batmans and Supermans crimefighting footsteps get the Worlds Smallest in over their heads? Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Feb 23, 2017

    This is a delightful book about delightful characters. So far, there isn't much else to say. But what else would anybody need? Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Feb 20, 2017

    So this all worked. Even the little quirks like Damien clicking his tongue adds depth. I am waiting for the first time Jon clicks his tongue at Damien for something Robin has done. I had a sense that I would love this book. I definitely loved this issue. It did just what a first issue should do. Introduced me to the characters. Threw out some bread crumbs to make me want to stick around long term. End with a cliffhanger to get me back in a month. Count me in. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 15, 2017

    I have been waiting for this book for what seems like ages and Tomasi and Jimenez don't disappoint.  While it doesn't stray far from the already established formula, why fix what ain't broke?  Tomasi gives us some great interaction between Damian and Jon and Jimenez makes it all look great.  What else could you ask for?  Really, I want to know. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Slackjaw Punks - Garret Tumey Feb 15, 2017

    This is the comic I've been wanting to read for almost a freaking year! Seriously, I have never been super into the DCU except for the key players (i.e. Batman, Superman, Flash etc). However with the whole Rebirth event I decided to completely dive in. Jonathon Kent and Damian Wayne were two characters that really stood out to me, not only as individuals, but also whenever they're around each other. Damian's over confidence and constant cockiness, plays well off Jon's uncertainly and short fuse. After the first time I read them in the same book I instantly thought, there has to be a book with these two. This proves that DC does make wishes come true, and it does not disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Ken Petti Feb 15, 2017

    The issue ends with Damian dropping in on Jon before bed for a bit of an adventure, attempting to break into Lexcorp until Luthor ominously catches them in the act. It's a pretty solid cliffhanger, albeit one that doesn't tie into the issue's robot-fighting prologue, but I'm looking forward to the next issue. Between the team-up, the family dynamics, and the internal conflicts, there is a surprising amount of groundwork laid with a relatively fun, small story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 15, 2017

    I had high expectations for Super Sons #1 and this first issue blew me away delivering a fun read that has me wanting more and looking forward to the adventures ahead. It perfectly reflects the young age of its two stars giving us a new team that's not only super but can be enjoyed by people of all ages. This is some of the most fun I've had reading a comic in a while. Those these two have titans looming over them in their parents, in one issue they've made the case they're already stars. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Feb 15, 2017

    I believe that is what we are going to get, as long as narrative direction stays on target, but when I see that there are three authors listed on this comic... it scares me a little. I have faith in Peter J. Tomasi and Chris Burnham, but I never really liked Dennis Culver that much. I hope this doesn't become a "too many cooks in the kitchen" kinda story. But until that happens, I will recommend this book based on just the strength of the characters involved. I'm ready to be taken off on a super adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Feb 15, 2017

    Super Sons #1 sees two super-kids getting into trouble together because they just can’t help themselves. Peter J. Tomasi hit a goldmine when he teamed these two characters together in Superman and he gets to continue to dig with Super Sons #1. The dichotomy between Jon and Damian rivals the one between Batman and Superman. This book has such strong leads that I couldn’t see any fan of superhero comics turn it down. DC Rebirth. It just doesn’t get any better than this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Feb 18, 2017

    One might have wondered just how much Tomasi could do with Robin after his work in The New 52, but he shows there's so much more potential ground to cover as the Boy Wonder is paired with Superman's son. Just based on this first issue, there's a lot of mileage this series can go and right now there's little doubt Tomasi and Jimenez won't deliver. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Feb 16, 2017

    The sons of Superman and Batman have the same great chemistry as their fathers, and I look forward to seeing how they grow together. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Elliott Cole Feb 15, 2017

    Super Sons #1 is a solid first issue that leaves me ready, waiting, and hopeful for the series as it continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 15, 2017

    The story is very good at making the reader care about these kids in this unique situation. It shows the gravity of their circumstances, but still allows them to be kids. The artwork is well done and serves the youthful dynamic of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 17, 2017

    The series concept has a couple of strikes against it - mostly the ill-advised notion of letting children fight super-criminals - but it's a lot of fun so far, and as long as that attitude continues, I'll hang around for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop-Break - Mark Henely Feb 15, 2017

    Jiminez's pencils channel Humberto Ramos at his best, but with a keener sense of details that Ramos usually lacks. Jiminez's highly stylized figures, matched with bright coloring, fits bright fresh tone that Tomasi's script portrays. The pencils make up in energy what they in anatomical proportion.His art crackles with enthusiasm that mirrors that of the Super Sons themselves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Feb 15, 2017

    Super Sons #1 winds up being exactly the kind of bickering fun you'd come to expect from the pairing of Bruce Wayne's arrogant son Damian and Clark Kent's earnest son Jon. While the issue doesn't exactly deliver on innovation or surprises, it does exactly what it sets out to do well enough to recommend it as a charmingly fun example of the benefits of DC's company-wide lighter touch these days. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 16, 2017

    Peter J. Tomasi has another great debut for his resume, and Jorge Jimenez is a big part of that. Most artists have a blindspot when it comes to drawing kids but Jimenez embraces the challenge and delivers greatness. It's so exciting to see the potential for these characters to grow over time. It's not something we get to see all that often. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - RobF Feb 23, 2017

    Tomasi clearly shows he understands these characters well. This is one of the more interesting interpretations of the Batman/Superman relationship. The chemistry between Damien and Jonathan is strong and I can see them growing up together in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop-Break - Andrew Fontana Feb 15, 2017

    Jiminez's pencils channel Humberto Ramos at his best, but with a keener sense of details that Ramos usually lacks. Jiminez's highly stylized figures, matched with bright coloring, fits bright fresh tone that Tomasi's script portrays. The pencils make up in energy what they in anatomical proportion.His art crackles with enthusiasm that mirrors that of the Super Sons themselves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Feb 20, 2017

    Super Sons #1 is a decent, if unspectacular, first issue but this could be a series worth keeping an eye on. It has a few too many moments where you'll probably roll your eyes at the writing, but there's real hope for the future. And after all, isn't that what we want from kids too? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Ryan C. (trashfilmguru) Feb 19, 2017

    All in all, I have no problem putting my cynicism " and $2.99 of my money every month (for the record, I purchased this issue) " aside to enjoy material this lovingly-crafted.Super Sons is hardly revolutionary stuff by any stretch, but that's not its intention. It's a comic you can read with your kids that you'll enjoy every bit as much as they do. Not only is there "nothing wrong with that," there's a whole heck of a lotright with it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Feb 22, 2017

    Super Sons #1 is lighthearted fun starring two of DCs youngest heroes. If youve read Superman #10 and #11 and want to see more of Jon and Damian together, then this comics for you! Its packed to the brim with great writing, interesting characters, and loads of potential. This a great start to a series that was worth the wait!! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 16, 2017

    We're not quite sure why this book exists, but we're glad that it does. Super Sons has a lot of potential, and hopefully it will live up to that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 20, 2017

    The new series is unexpected but not unwelcome. Robin and Superboy make for an entertaining team. The biggest question concerning their team-ups is what happens when their parents find out? One would think their sons travelling across the country would be noticed sooner rather than later by the likes of Batman and Superman. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 19, 2017

    Super Sons #1 lays the groundwork for a comic dripping with a fun, youthful energy. Peter Tomasi's previous experience writing Robin and Superboy in various comic books shows as he has a clear understand who they are and where they come from. The relationship between the two is a true highlight as their difference help create a unique dynamic that is not seen in any other comic book in DC's stable. If you are a DC Comics fan then Super Sons is a comic book you should not pass up the chance on buying right away. Read Full Review

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