Adventures of the Super Sons #1

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Carlo Barberi, Art Thibert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 1, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 36 User Reviews: 24
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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The Super Sons are back in an all-new 12-issue miniseries written by Peter J. Tomasi! Check out the lost and secret adventures of Damian Wayne (Robin) and Jon Kent (Superboy) in this flashback miniseries that takes a deep dive into the bombastic bromance between the sons of the DC Universe's greatest heroes. It's an epic dual storyline that transcends current events, as Superboy and Robin find themselves targets of an interstellar team of young badasses called the Gang.

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 1, 2018

    It's a complete package that knows what it is from story through the art. And because of that, it's beyond fun. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Aug 1, 2018

    Well-paced, well-drawn, and full of heart, humor, and solid character moments, The Adventures of the Super Sons #1 is everything that has been missing from the Superman titles since Action Comics #1000. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 1, 2018

    The import thing is that the Super Sons are back, and this series is every bit as good as their previous title. Fans of that series will not want to miss this one. Tomasi is putting the fun back into funny books. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 17, 2018

    Its funny and frenetic, and exactly what I want from the Super Sons. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Aug 1, 2018

    Goofy, light and brimming with charm, Adventures Of The Super Sons is a fun-filled glimpse into the biggest budding bromance of the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Aug 1, 2018

    Despite some convoluted story elements and a lack of continuity with other Rebirth stories, ADVENTURES OF THE SUPERSONS #1 is a nearly perfect young readers story. With a ton of energy and a pair of fantastically written and drawn young superheroes, this is a team to keep an out for. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 3, 2018

    Regardless, this was another fun romp in the mis-adventures of Jon and Damian. I am thrilled we are getting one more story. I am saddened we won't get more. I am hoping Bendis doesn't let me down. I am steeling myself for the worst. But that won't take away the enjoyment I got from this. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Aug 1, 2018

    With the real world summer giving way to fall, Adventure of the Super Sons is must-read maxi-series. It shows evergreen optimism and the rediscovery of heroism through the eyes of the best boys in the DC canon. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 1, 2018

    One common complaint friends of mine had about the original series was that the dynamic between our titular characters basically carried the book. While I agree with that to an extent, I also felt like that was the kind of the point. As long as it gave us fun action/adventure stuff while showing meaningful character development for our leads, there's not much more I could ask for, and it delivered on that premise each and every month. Frankly, that is more than what many books from DC have given us lately. Luckily, this series opener does not disappoint, and I'd be surprised if anyone could put this issue down without a smile plastered on their face.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Aug 2, 2018

    Buy this book. Buy this series. Read them to your kids. Let's make "The Summer of Super" last all year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Aug 1, 2018

    It's a fun, bright, well-produced book that will entertain you. The story already looks to be taking off so tighten your seatbelts! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Aug 5, 2018

    The Super Sons are back! The first issue in their new miniseries proves to be a light-hearted and action-packed narrative featuring the same great chemistry that made the superhero duo so great in their Rebirth series. Its a fun start that promises exhilarating moments ahead, especially as Robin and Superboy face off against the group of interstellar villain-children known as the Gang! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 1, 2018

    These new villains tease what looks to be an unexpected, unpredictable, but always super fun ride with Superboy and Robin. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Charlene Badasie Aug 2, 2018

    Great art and great storytelling make Adventures Of The Super Sons fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Aug 2, 2018

    If you havent been exposed to the Super Sons yet, this is the perfect time to start. Packed with humour, heart and high-concept shenanigans, Tomasi is quietly carving out one hell of a niche for himself with these characters, and this new series delivers more of the same unbridled awesomeness as the original. Its the Summer of Super, everyone! What the hell are you waiting for? Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Aug 1, 2018

    The Super Sons have returned! Back for a 12-issue maxi-series, Jon Kent and Damian Wayne are teaming up yet again for what promises to be another exciting, energy-packed series. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Aug 1, 2018

    The Super Sons return with a bang! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Jul 31, 2018

    Barberi's art is amazing. I love the anime style of it and there are so many great moments and panels that it's hard to pick one or two to discuss. The way Barberi composes a panel is great and so many of them show great detail and action. It's a shame this is a 12 issue series because this story could continue with this creative team behind it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Aug 1, 2018

    All told, Adventures of the Super Sons #1 is a delight. It's a fun, well-made comic that entertains even as it's made to hover in an odd limbo with respect to continuity. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 1, 2018

    The art by Barberi is tops. He is at the top of his game here in this book. The action scenes are awesome and everything just pops off the page. I loved the previous series. It's looks like this one may indeed follow suit. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 1, 2018

    Adventures of the Super Sons #1 is the same team, but an all-new adventure for Superboy and Robin. This one issue was a good reminder of what we have been missing from the Super Sons, and will continue to miss as when this miniseries is over. You don't get this kind of energy towards superheroics, snark, or action anywhere else. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 2, 2018

    This is a joyful, fun book. It may not have the world-altering consequences of many other titles in the DC Universe, but it's a nice bit of levity, and that's enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Aug 3, 2018

    The adventures of Jon and Damian have become an important part of DC Comics.The Adventures of the Super Sons #1 and the rest of the serieswon't be the last tale in their story. It probably won't be the most significant. But it's a fun, funny, and heartwarming rollercoaster starring DC's prodigal sons. A simple formula that amounts to a great read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Hunter T. Patrick Jul 31, 2018

    As good as it is, there is still room for improvement, but it is on the right track. Super Sons #16 may have seemed an ending, but Adventure of the Super Sons proves that ending was just the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 1, 2018

    A fun comic to be sure with a major spark from the villain side in the last few pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Aug 1, 2018

    The writer pays attention to the need to help new readers catch up to the Super-Sons ongoing narrative which leads to a slow start. However, the issue picks up steam when The Gang confronts the Super-Sons. I'm excited about where this story is headed and recommend this book to DC fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 2, 2018

    Despite the confusing publishing policy surrounding this book, I am glad to see it back on the shelf, mainly as it gives DC a genuine book that can be used across reader groups. I guess, the highest praise I can give this book is that I recommended it to a colleague at work who was looking for something for his nine-year old son. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Aug 2, 2018

    The boys are back and their adventures are as fun as ever. This issue is effectively the season premiere of a beloved TV show, reintroducing us to the characters and their dynamics before throwing them into a new adventure. Tomasi's script is as snappy and heartfelt as always, and the visual storytelling is a breeze. Adventures of the Super Sons may be “more of the same,” but when that applies to something good it's never a bad thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Aug 2, 2018

    Adventures of the Super Sons#1 satisfies, especially if you enjoy the interplay between two very different kids who find themselves unlikely allies thanks to their parents working at the same job. Damian is a complex character written well and diversely across DC titles, but my favorite version rests here. The mixture of Jon's mother and father, their attitudes and personalities, are always in subtle balance with Tomasi's Superboy as well. Seeing him take center stage rather than used as a support character in other books is always a treat. If you've missed your monthly fix of these young gentlemen, get ready to experience an explosive Summer of Super. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Aug 1, 2018

    This series looks like it'll be a blast thanks to a devoted, cooperative team. The Adventures of the Super Sons #1 is a solid recommendation for parents, kids, or anyone who still isn't sold on Damian. Tomasi, Barberi, Thibert, Leigh, and Protobunker come together for a worthwhile series that's easy to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jul 31, 2018

    This is still a fun comic with the same wonderful jokes and dynamic from the series previous iteration, and its a great book for young readers, to be sure. Veteran superhero fans, however, may notice small changes publishers use to make stories less relevant, potentially taking them out of the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Aug 1, 2018

    As you can see, there just isn’t much to say about the issue. It’s fun and the characters sound great, the art is fantastic, but the overall plot needs a few more issues to really win me over. Anyone who was a fan of the last book should jump on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Aug 2, 2018

    Our heroes were met with the most unlikely antagonists at the end of the issue. All seems dire right here from the beginning. This has done a great job roping me and many readers to find out the comings and goings of the sons of heroes. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Aug 3, 2018

    "Adventures of the Super Sons" #1 bears an excellent tone and cheesy villains. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 1, 2018

    There could be an interesting story here, but as long as this series seems like like two kids having fun and more like a bully and his younger tagalong, it's lacking the charm it seems to be going for. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Aug 3, 2018

    I am holding out to see where this story goes, but I really do not like this first issue in this maxi-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    myconius Aug 1, 2018

    now THIS is how you write Jon Kent!

    i was skeptical if this series was going to be worth picking up, but i have faith in Peter Tomasi and he didn't disappoint me.
    Tomasi knows how to write a fun and enjoyable comic.

    if you enjoyed the banter between Jon and Damian from the first run of Super Sons, then i believe this comic may be up your alley?

    i'm really happy i've decided to add this title to my pull-list, and can honestly recommend this comic!

  • 8.0
    Nihilist Aug 1, 2018

    It's more Super Sons, what else would you possibly want? The comic sets up a new story, and does what the original run did - which is portraying both main characters in a fun, believable and relatable way. It's great, and it immediately landed on my pull list. Definite recommendation.

  • 2.0
    KFuqua Aug 1, 2018

    I still hate Damian as Robin and just can't enjoy anything he's in.

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  • 10
    Angus Sep 12, 2018

    Best and sadly the last part of the Rebirth storyline from DC. Doomsday Clock is irrelevant now that Didio and Bendis are on track for boredom New52 style.

    So pick it up while you can and enjoy some goofy good fun. Also it is entertaining to teenagers. At least the 9 in my extended family.

  • 9.0
    A7sus420 Aug 12, 2018

    Super Sons continues to be one of the most colorful, funny, and exciting books DC has going.

  • 8.0
    Br'er Lapin Aug 1, 2018

    I missed Tomasi's lighter and brighter writing.

  • 7.5
    Herushalaim Aug 1, 2018

    Pretty good first issue. The previous series suffered from a lack of compelling plots, but the dynamic between Jon Kent and Damian Wayne helped elevate it. That's pretty much what's happening here as well. I understand Bendis crashed the Super-family party, but setting this book in the past removes any stakes this comic could have.

  • 7.0
    Fearless0610 Aug 1, 2018

    Decent issue. I like the setup and I'm just happy to see Jon/Damian together again. If this can be half as good as the original series than we're all going to be in for a fun ride for the next 11 issues. I trust Tomasi to give us something pretty special. Summer of Super!

  • 7.0
    SloboSOY Aug 3, 2018

    I left super sons disappointed to didn't find the promise I trusted to see in it with issue 9. I wasn't sure to trie this one because I didn't really like the Pitch. But my curiosity push me to take it. And this issue wasn't bad. Festival Tomasi play with our mind when Jon said he's back. If you think he talk to his travel with his grand-father, you will be disappointed, their will be no lead on that part.
    The first part of the story is not really what I waited for. Damian using the puppeteer device to hit Superboy wasn't very nice or funny. The little part at the School wasn't my cup of tea easer. But that turn better with the teen version of the bad guys' gallery of their father. Not very original for those who read X-Men Baby, Young more

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