Adventures of the Super Sons #5

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Carlo Barberi, Art Thibert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 14
8.0Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

The Super Sons need a break!! After the space adventures of the past few issues, Jon (Superboy) and Damian (Robin) take what they think is a peaceful diversion to what winds up being a miracle-machine planet (as tends to happen in deep space). There, they get a look at their potential future selves, including a surprising preview of parenthood!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Dec 5, 2018

    Once again Tomasi treats us to an incredibly fun adventure of the junior World's Finest team. I wish this series wasn't limited to a mini, but at least we have seven more issues to look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Dec 5, 2018

    The final pages of Adventures of the Super Sons #5 show the creative team in top form. Tomasi's dialog and narration is near perfect and cleverly plays with the various tropes utilized to continue the story of the Super Sons. It's a bombastically fun read, easily the happiest, go-luckiest DC title on the market and this series embodies the very tenants of superheroism. Pick this title up now. Whether it's for you or a younger reader, Adventures of the Super Sons has a lot of heart that will capture your imagination and kindle the innate desire to try and do good in a world that doesn't always do good by you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Dec 5, 2018

    The Super-Sons has taken a while to take off and capture my interest the way the previous stories did. However, Tomasi has engaged the readers with a story that is relevant for our generation: Pay attention to the message and the messaging. Historically, magic has proved to a be a formidable opponent for Superman and proved to be a tough opponent for Super-Boy in this issue. Thankfully, Jon has Damian who is grounded and focused on the evidence to keep them on track. I highly recommend this story to young and old readers alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Dec 8, 2018

    Another fun and funny adventure, even if the main storyline, the Rex Luthor plot, is more or less put on hold this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 5, 2018

    Finally, after four issues that were bogged down by too much cosmic villainy and snark between the two kid heroes, Adventures of the Super-Sons #5 gives us an issue that perfectly recaptures the Silver Age vibe the series is going for. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 7, 2018

    Tomasi is a great, solid writer. He keeps the story going and this is one of his better issues. The art by Barberi works well with the words and keeps things visually exciting. This is an enjoyable book from cover to cover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 7, 2018

    This was just about as silly as you can get. And airy like cotton candy. But I am hoping for something fun and sweet when I read this book. So that worked out well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Dec 7, 2018

    Overall, I found myself really enjoying this issue and had fun while reading it. It does not have a real tie to the overall story but, as a relative filler story, it was funny while having some deeper themes if you were wanting to take something more away from the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Nicole Drum Dec 5, 2018

    What the issue lacks in plot it makes up for in heart, and that works just fine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 4, 2018

    Sometimes it's tough to grade this book because I always find ways to enjoy each issue. This was fun and included lots of homages for longtime followers of Jon and Damian's exploits (including in Tomasi's respective runs on Superman and Batman and Robin), but we are on issue #5 and I am a little unsure of where this story is going. We didn't see much of the gang and for as much fun as I had, there was basically no plot development. I'm always gonna give Tomasi the benefit of the doubt, but I hope things pick up soon. I enjoyed this issue more than last so I feel like my score must reflect that, but plot-wise we're basically where we were when Joker Jr. abandoned our boys' last issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Dec 5, 2018

    This two issue sojourn from the main storyline has done wonders for character development. We're seeing both Jon and Damian taking equal parts in their heroic duo work. They're getting used to each other, just in time to get back home before the semester resumes. Or before Rex and his tiny cabal destroy everything. Whichever comes first. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Dec 5, 2018

    While not without its flaws, Adventures Of The Super Sons continues to pack on the fun! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Dec 5, 2018

    At the end of the day, if youre a fan of the characters then youll definitely enjoy what Tomasi and co. serve up here, and if youre looking for a funny, lighter-hearted DC series that doesnt insult the your intelligence, then Super Sons comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Dec 5, 2018

    Interesting visuals and some fun references aside, this book has yet to gain any momentum. I appreciate the episodic approach, with Tomasi sending the boys on a wide variety of adventures instead of one singular quest. There are flashes of inspiration and enjoyment here and there, but the book suffers from a lack of focus. It's hard to get invested when you know Robin and Superboy are going to wind up somewhere else by the end of the issue, and the Gang storyline isn't as involving as it should be. Read Full Review

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