Adventures of the Super Sons #8

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Carlo Barberi, Matt Santorelli Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 16
8.4Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

Incarcerated on the prison planet of Takron-Galtos, Superboy and Robin face off against their fellow inmate Rex Luthor and the newest members of the Gang! But Robin has a plan, and it involves a piece of glittering jewelry called a Green Lantern ring! Be here for the start of "No Evil Shall Escape Their Sight"!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 8, 2019

    Tomasi is a master at writing fun stories with strong characterization and snappy dialogue. I find that his stories about Superboy and Robin strongly reminiscent of Peter David's Young Justice, which is high praise. Unfortunately, just like that late, lamented title, I don't think DC realizes what they're losing. Perhaps DC might consider having Tomasi do another flashback mini like this one at some point in the future. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Mar 6, 2019

    While the story is pretty predictable -- Luthor is up to something far worse than initially hinted -- there's something pure and refreshing about the straightforward story that reminds readers of just how fun comics can be. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Mar 6, 2019

    The audience, who loves Adventures of the Super Sons by any metric, is going to enjoy this issue and the series as a whole. Tomasi is in his element, and Barberi is clearly having a blast. The series captures the magic of being youthful and loving superheroes and everything just" works, y'know? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Mar 8, 2019

    Overall, I enjoyed this issue and the story itself shows the stakes are only getting bigger from here forward. I am looking forward to seeing the Super Sons face off against this newly formed Injustice Army. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 8, 2019

    That's because Barberi is the perfect artist for this book. He gives the book it's own energy yet it's never cartoony. It just moved quickly too. When you combine that with the well thought out scripts by Tomasi, you've got a great book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Apr 8, 2019

    So buy it. Buy two. Three would work as well. I need the Super Sons in my life. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Mar 6, 2019

    ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #8 is a great comic. Lots of conflict and tension between characters. The artwork is out of this world! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 8, 2019

    The next issue blurb says 'The Good, The Bad, and The Sons!' My guess is the 'vacation planet' is going to be a parody of Westworld and the Super Sons will be playing a little Cowboys. The Luthor 'big plot' seemed to come out of left field but I suppose it sets up a finale. And I am still enjoying the hell out of this book. So no complaints there. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Mar 9, 2019

    This charming, lighthearted tale of friendship continues to garner affinity for the series and the boys. With Jon aged up in the main Superman title, this series stands at the moment as his last days as a child. With four issues remaining, the bittersweet finale rears its head as fans prepare to let go of Jons childhood. Tomasi and Barberi continue to create a fun read for readers of all ages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Mar 6, 2019

    The boys are hopping between situations at one hell of a speed. Nothing is stable out there in deep space. That really helps keep the action dynamic. The closing words of our big bad are vague and menacing. The story is as open now as it has ever been. Two thirds into the 12 issue title, we can expect a few things. The tension is building, and we can expect to see the plans of the villains reach its climax. The heroes are cosmically scattered. This is the strongest the title has been in its run so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Mar 6, 2019

    Genuinely fun to read! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Mar 6, 2019

    There was a time when Super Sons was a must read and the highlight of my stack. However, the current story arc does not grab my attention. There has been no growth in either Robin's or Super boy's characters, and they consistently get muddled in dilemmas that feel unimportant. Having said that, if you are a fan of these characters pick up the book because they still feel like the Super Sons that we have grown to love. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 6, 2019

    I had high hopes for this book at the start with our boys battling the Gang across the galaxy, but after a promising start, it has failed to live up to that hype lately. We seem to be treading water despite never having much momentum in the first place. I love our boys, but I'm tired of going nowhere slowly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 6, 2019

    The overall plot, though, is very thin " it's just Damian and Jon in a constant state of running from one threat or another, and it lacks a compelling thread to take it through twelve issues. Read Full Review

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