Adventures of the Super Sons #12

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Carlo Barberi Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 3, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 12
8.0Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

It's been a long road, but Superboy and Robin have finally made their way back home! Unfortunately, an armada of about a gazillion juvenile super-delinquents is back too, and these pint-sized hell-raisers are out to conquer Earth! It's the final battle between the son of Batman, the son of Superman, a big fan of Lex Luthor and whatever a "Doomsdame" is in this epic finale to the Super Sons saga!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 6, 2019

    VerdictAdventures of the Super Sons was a joy to read and easily one of my favourite titles to read. I'm going to miss reading it each month. With the end of this title and the changes Jon has undergone in the Superman titles, the future of the duo is unclear, but I hope that this isn't the final chapter of the Tomasi's Super Sons Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Dec 31, 1969

    For the past three years, Tomasi has cultivated the affinity for these young heroes working with a handful of brilliant artists along the way. Although not guaranteed, if a third volume is not planned down the line, it is a completely missed opportunity. Tomasi has proven time and time again why these characters deserve their own title together. A prime candidate for some form of animated adaptation, these two fan favorites will find a way to keep their adventures going again no matter the odds. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jul 4, 2019

    But no matter where Robin and Superboy go from here, Tomasi an crew have created a miniseries worthy of their old series. The dynamic between the two boys, their dialogue, is always fun. And Barberi and Santorelli brought the chaos to life so very well. Suitable for younger readers, fully entertaining for older ones, the Super Sons have made their mark. Bravo. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Legion - Tom Zimm Jul 8, 2019

    This series has been a frolicking, romp-through-space adventure for the Super-Sons. In this final issue, Tomasi builds in a narrative that both ties up the loose ends in this series and sets up the potential for future stories. I highly recommend this issue and the entire series for fans of Jonathan and Damian. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jul 3, 2019

    Adventures of the Super Sons never pretended to be anything that it wasn't. Damian and Jon both got to have moments in the limelight and, ultimately, their dynamic remained engaging and endearing to the last page and will likely continue to be. It's hard to say when we'll have another opportunity to explore the World's Soon-To-Be Finest given the current continuity, but at the same time, I'm just glad we got to spend more time with the boys. They represent an honest bravery that only youth can really embody, and this is a fitting capstone to this particular segment of their lives. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 3, 2019

    Let's all hope for more comics with these two teaming up in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 3, 2019

    I'm going to miss this incarnation of Superboy and Robin and wish Tomasi had more time to tell their adventures. For now, we can just look back and appreciate the fun ride and extra 12 issues we got to enjoy their special brand of mayhem. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 9, 2019

    Thanks to Mr. Tomasi and Mr. Barbieri. I'll miss these guys. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jul 3, 2019

    A story within a story within a story, a clever Eminem reference, and a whole lot of action. That's what Adventures of the Super Sons brings in its final issue and while it doesn't all come together seamlessly, the overall effect is a bright, fun, thrill ride of an issue very much in keeping with whole maxi-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Jul 3, 2019

    This series, sadly, won't go down as a great turning point in the landscape of comics. I'm sorry. Don't feel sad though – that was never it's job. That's a lofty ideal for two superhero boys. Adventures of the Super Sons #12 a successful jump into the medium. I defy anyone to not lift these issues and not have a cosmic ride with our heroes. I look forward to their return to shelves with more antics for all readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Jul 2, 2019

    Carlo Barberi brings some beautiful visuals to the issue. Everything is lively and filled with action, energy and details. A great looking issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Jul 4, 2019

    a good end to the comics run, bringing multiple elements together with great action, impressive artwork and good character moments. You wont regret reading it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 3, 2019

    Peter Tomasi is one of my favorite writers in comics, but this finale fell flat as did this entire series for the most part. Some very funny moments and fun stuff happened, but not enough to keep me invested all the way through, and that's a shame and a waste considering he had 12 issues to basically just have fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 4, 2019

    The story tries to tie everything up before sending Jon and Damian back " just in time for Alfred to let them know summer's over and it's time to head back to school. This is certainly preferable to some of the stuff the boys have been up to lately, but I think this series missed its mark as a fun all-ages book. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Batman Universe - H. Ham Jul 5, 2019

    Well, the story is over at the very least. The heroes got the victory they wanted, and they didn't even bother hiding this to us with the cover. Robin was correct. It really wasn't so hard, was it? Read Full Review

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