Adventures of the Super Sons #4

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Carlo Barberi, Art Thibert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 14
7.9Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Jon Kent learns it's better to be dead than red... Kryptonite, that is! Traveling the cosmos to get home and escape the intergalactic teen baddies known as the Gang, Superboy and Robin wind up on the so-called "Planet of Mystery." There, Superboy deals with Red Kryptonite exposure, which throws his powers out of whack, while the planet haunts and taunts them both with nightmare creatures. They'll need to wrap up this rest stop ASAP though, as the Gang is hot on their tails looking for a pound of flesh-which is a lethal amount when you're a tween!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Nov 7, 2018

    Whatever the future of the title, the book is a delight that readers can enjoy while it lasts. With the serious and tragic events unfolding in Heroes In Crisis, it provides a welcome light-heart dose of fun to lift a comic reader's spirits. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Nov 7, 2018

    Everything about this comic is just brilliant. Tomasi's script aside, Barberi's artwork is absolutely top-notch and pops off the page with Santorelli's inks and Protobunker's colors. As I said earlier, this series is the bright beacon of hope in the DC Universe. It's a whole post coming-of-age of story. If Super Sons was the traditional "we have to learn to work together by leveraging our uniqueness," Adventures of the Super Sons is the mature follow up. The one where our heroes are tested against an antagonist who stands in opposition of their ideals. It's my jam. It's fantastic. Jon Kent and Damian Wayne deserve a full series run under Tomasi's guiding hand. It's just so whole and good. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 9, 2018

    I don't think these are different versions of the sons. I think it is the sons themselves! Anyways, I have enjoyed this comic for the entertaining silliness that it is. I am going to drink in the next 8 issues. Kudos to Tomasi and Barberi for bringing a smile to this grizzled comic reader! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 8, 2018

    Barberi gamely draws whatever Tomasi puts forth. He does an amazing job and he's what this title needs. This is an excellent issue in a nicely done series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Nov 7, 2018

    This issue felt like a return to form for this series because Robin and SuperBoy were on a mission, facing incredible odds, and only their ingenuity and strength to pull them through. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 7, 2018

    As has been the case for most of the run, the final page offers an unexpected twist that makes for a great cliffhanger for the next month's issue. I appreciate the variety in the DC Universe and Adventures of the Super Sons has a strong handle on the lighter side. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Nov 14, 2018

    Tomasi and Barberi have really hit their stride on this book. I really hope that, once the miniseries is over, the Super Sons return in an ongoing monthly. This is far too much fun to end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - David Lee Martins Nov 8, 2018

    I'm excited that this issue gets back to putting the emphasis on Jon and Damian. It does a wonderful job of wrapping up the “Action Detectives” storyline and thrusting us into “The Lost Boys”. This is a must pickup for fans of the Super Sons and anyone who wants a genuinely fun book that has a strong core of well-written characters and doesn't take itself too seriously. 4 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Nov 7, 2018

    Filled with thrills, laughs and a vomiting Kryptonian, Adventures Of The Super Sons continues to bring the fun! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Nov 7, 2018

    The art by Barberi is top-notch. There are so many fun and detailed moments in this issue that are made even more engaging with the incredible art and colors. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 7, 2018

    I always have fun reading this book, even if when I'm done reading I get kinda let down by how little transpires in an issue. But your mileage may vary on that. Regardless, Tomasi is giving readers something that DC/Brian Michael Bendis has foolishly taken away from us: Jonathan Kent. His earnestness and genuine good-heartedness are dearly missed in the DCU these days, and I'll take it wherever and however I can. Plus that cliffhanger has me excited for #5 already. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Nov 8, 2018

    The super sons don't know how dire their situation is. They're faced with the most unlikely thing possible in this haunted house. Each ending leaves us as befuddled to read on as the boys involved. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 8, 2018

    Pete Tomasi's revival of the Super-Sons series so far has been an over-the-top cosmic adventure, but the problem is that it's not nearly as much fun as it should be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 7, 2018

    While the story is competently told, there's little that will stick and that makes it difficult to recommend this story, even if it lacks obvious flaws. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Nov 9, 2018

    As with previous issues, I cant complain too much because this comic is pretty much coming off as I imagine it is being advertised. Its a fun, space adventure for two young heroes. I am looking forward to seeing the Super Sons meet up with their future counterparts even if it is just a magical byproduct of the enchanted house they are trapped in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Nov 7, 2018

    What it lacks in plot and stakes this book makes up for in an easy sense of entertainment. There's some nice character work from Tomasi, and the boys' chemistry is as strong as ever, along with some top notch work from the visual team. The book leaves me wanting more, as I really want it to have a tighter focus and a more involving story, but when so many books have lofty ambitions and fail to achieve them, I'm content to have a series that just wants to be fun. By and large, Adventures of the Super Sons is fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    YourGreenMuse Nov 8, 2018

    I really wish this series would have a story worth caring about. This is the same problem that Supersons fell into. The characters' chemistry works but for some reason, Tomasi just can't figure out an intriguing story to go along with it. Plus, the pacing of this series is all over the place. We get a scene where Joker Jr. retells what we learned last time for no reason. And otherwise, there's almost no plot progression, but rather a diversion. You'd think a planned miniseries would have a tighter story, but I guess not.

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  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 2, 2019

    I’m not feeling this arc, the pacing is way off and everything is all over the place and I’m just not invested.

  • 9.0
    waltgator93 Nov 6, 2018

    Great issue! My biggest fear going into this issue was that the two Jon’s was going to get overplayed and I was just going to get tired of it. But I was proven wrong! They didn’t overplay it and Tomasi showed us that he still has the voice of Damian and Jon down by their dialogue! As for the Junior villains, as for now they are great at just being side pieces to the story. Really hope Joker Junior isn’t gone forever in this book. And of course Tomasi does a great job with the cliffhangers! Barberi does a great job on art!

  • 9.0
    A7sus420 Nov 15, 2018

    Loved it.

  • 8.5
    The 20-issue Ceiling Nov 8, 2018

    I love how fun this series is.

  • 7.5
    SloboSOY Nov 9, 2018

    At first with the sneak pick I wonder why this cover, that will not having a doing.
    But that happen more lately in the book, and I find this interlude a good idea because I'm a little tired by Rex Luthor and his gang.
    Ok, is plan to made Lex a Sidekick is hilarious.
    I even like the space-cabby, but I can't put my finger on JokerJr. who once more let the kid down in once more a awefull timing.
    I love the idea of the ice/fire vomit, but maybe this is too much used in the story.
    The ending make me mixed.

    Cover - In link (yeah I assure ya !), and well made (Even if I don't like this's a swipe). 1.5/2
    Writing - It was fun but I steal have a doubt this can be the only story for a 12 part. I hope this will more

  • 7.0
    myconius Nov 7, 2018

    this series is alright.
    there seems to be something holding it back from being the big 'WOW' that the initial Tomasi Super Sons series was though.

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