Adventures of the Super Sons #3

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Carlo Barberi, Art Thibert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 16
8.1Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

The Super Sons find themselves tumbling through space and time without so much as a GPS to guide them! Having battled the intergalactic group of teen hoodlums known as the Gang, Superboy and Robin barely escape. However, they do end up having a shootout with gunslingers on a Western-like world before engaging in a swordfight to save a princess on a medieval-like planet. The Sons need to find their way back to Earth before the Gang does a planetary smash-and-grab with the whole planet!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 3, 2018

    Although this title may not be as high-profile as Doomsday Clock or Heroes In Crisis, it is still one of my favourite titles. The writing is charming and witty and art is superb – and it's always the most fun book in the week's stack of comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 5, 2018

    I wish I had asked Peter Tomasi more about this comic when I saw him at cons this summer. He must be emptying out all the dream things he hoped to get to in the ongoing title. It also feels a little like a love letter to DC's Silver Age silliness, perfect fodder for Jon and Damian. Hoping everyone who needs a little joy in their lives is reading this book. It is so much fun. And it is the perfect palate cleanser after last week's Heroes in Crisis. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Oct 6, 2018

    Solidly entertaining, once again. Nothing less than I have come to expect from the Super Sons. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Oct 3, 2018

    I love Damian's cockiness, and I love how poorly Damian is handling the two Jon's being that cocky. I love how the Gang, this mini-Legion of Doom, captures the exact type of kid who worshipped villains and tried to aspire to be like them because they thought they were "edgy" and "cool." And I love the fact that the Super Sons have been jettisoned to space after spending so much time on Earth and how ridiculous the whole situation is. It's just fun and bombastic and such a great palette cleanser to all of the darkness currently swirling in DC comics at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT Oct 3, 2018

    Robin has the hard task to gather both Superboy's to escape from the hands of the mini-Legion of Doom and reverse the effects of the Red Kryptonite to have Superboy back, but things get very crazy when they receive an unexpected help from someone who likes to make killing jokes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Oct 3, 2018

    SuperBoy is split in two, a Red and a Blue version. Robin must convince them to work together so that they can defeat a group of alien kids who idolize earth's greatest villains. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    On Comics Ground - Jack Daston Oct 7, 2018

    Adventures of the Super Sons is just straight up fun. If you want something that will put a smile on your face no matter what, read this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Oct 3, 2018

    Overall, its not my favorite issue of the arc, but it ends on a note which makes me excited for the next issue, so Id say read it if not to just keep up with the arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 3, 2018

    Tomasi and Barberi make for a good team. The art and story work well and it makes for a book that doesn't take itself too seriously. And that's a good thing. It's just a pure, one hundred percent good time. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 3, 2018

    Adventures of the Super Sons #3 was a page-turner for those who were not prepared for what happens when losing your powers to gold kryptonite might not be the worst situation to be put in. This issue also embraced yet again what is fun about being a villain. Though this time around, with a stronger focus on the cliches that you can't help but run into when your greatest mistake is not simply becoming your own villain. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Oct 3, 2018

    So charming and goofy that you can't help but love it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 3, 2018

    A good issue -- possibly the strongest yet -- in a series that's tons of all-ages fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 4, 2018

    This was a solid, fun issue. However, though the banter between the characters is always great and continues here, the plot doesn't move all that much. I love our characters, and I love Peter Tomasi, but all we get is a lot of banter and fighting and a ship crashing. I trust Tomasi, so I'm not gonna be too harsh, but I want to see some forward progress next time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Oct 5, 2018

    Overall, it is a fun read and although I am not in the target audience, I am looking forward to seeing where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Oct 3, 2018

    The storyline, though an engaging one when you think of the questions regarding the villainous kids, is dragging a little for my tastes. Yes the heroes facing the challenge of putting Superboy back together and them gaining unexpected help is a welcome change, but I need an upped sense of the stakes. I love this series so far, but I need something truly dangerous to root for or hope to avoid, and I don't know if I see one coming. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Oct 12, 2018

    Adventures of the Super Sons #3 is a fun entry to the uniquely entertaining maxi-series but doesnt really offer anything substantial for the overall story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 3, 2018

    It's fun and silly at times, but I wish it was more so " it feels afraid to embrace the tone where it works best. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Oct 3, 2018

    What it lacks in an emotional core it more than makes up for with some great pacing and action. Tomasi is always a winner with me, and while he hasn't quite hit his stride with this series, I'm confident he'll find his footing soon. From a visual perspective this issue succeeds, particularly with some strong lettering and energetic action scenes. I don't love Adventures of the Super Sons, but I like it well enough, and that will do for now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 3, 2018

    Next issue Tomasi has an unexpected guest star arrive to aid Superboy and Robin. It's not the usual cameo and it should be fun to see where Tomasi takes the story next. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 3, 2018

    Rex Luthor's gang of childish supervillains prove to be an entertaining distraction for most of an issue that runs in circles. Read Full Review

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