DC/Hanna-Barbera: Super Sons/Dynomutt Special #1

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 30, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

It's no fun for Jon Kent to be visiting Big City with his parents for the  funeral of an old friend. So his best pal Damian Wayne decides to follow along and give him the inside scoop on the city. But when they go to meet Robin's local friend, Dynomutt, they find him injured and in need of help. And Dynomutt's human superhero companion, Blue Falcon, has seemingly turned evil. What's the reason for this betrayal between once-loyal companions, and what role might the evil Red Vulture play in this scenario?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 30, 2018

    As a fan of Tomasi's Super Sons title and as someone who actually watched the Dynomutt cartoons on Saturday mornings in the 70s, how could I not love this title? Oddly enough, I am equally as nostalgic for a series that ended last week as I am for a cartoon I enjoyed as a young kid. These DC/Hanna Barbera crossovers are all quite enjoyable, and Super Sons/Dynomutt is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 30, 2018

    They took a big risk with this dark encounter for Super Sons/Dynomutt Special #1, but I think this creative team nailed it. Everything to love about Dynomutt and Blue Falcon they put into this story and focus on what makes them such an iconic duo. I don't think I have ever felt more touched by a superhero team that is a man and his best friend. There was no regret at all picking up this crossover as one that was the full package. Heart, action, and the pain/understanding of loss. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 30, 2018

    One of the best Hanna-Barbera crossover comics yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter May 31, 2018

    The DC / Hanna-Barbera crossovers have always been hit or miss, but even when they miss they're still fun to see the modern reinterpretations. SUPER SONS / DYNOMUTT AND THE BLUE FALCON is not a miss. It's a bonafide hit! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm May 30, 2018

    The art is strong and supports the pace of the story throughout. The story is strong because it provokes thought. The moral of the story is intriguing: mankind will do anything for his best friend. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jun 4, 2018

    "Super Sons/Dynomutt and Blue Falcon Special" #1 is equal parts heart-wrenching and horrifying yet always fascinating! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder May 31, 2018

    It's a solid crossover. It's a fun little one-off and any excuse to let Tomasi flex his skills writing Superboy and Robin is always welcomed. It's a fitting tribute to Dynomutt and Blue Falcon, and it's worth the pick up if you're a fan of any of the characters involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 31, 2018

    Fun, cheery stuff from a book about a talking robot dog, but surprisingly well-written! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Keith Callbeck May 30, 2018

    Overall this one shot is a great addition to the DC/Looney Tunes fifth week alumni. An entertaining tale that does not require any pre-work to understand the characters and the state of affairs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann May 30, 2018

    Tomasi weaves an incredibly poignant and heartfelt tale in this issue. Surprisingly, without previous knowledge or interest in these characters, I found myself intrigued. The classic story of man and dog " now with a modern, mechanical twist " held my attention and tugged my heartstrings. Tomasi's narrative had a rhythmic fluidity to it and the art was fantastic. This issue was enjoyable in every way. For certain, I would never have cracked the spine of this comic had it not been assigned to me. And, what a shame. I would have missed out on a solid, stand-alone tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 30, 2018

    If you can only read one of these Hanna-Barbera comics, make it this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Deron Generally May 30, 2018

    The story has some really good pacing as the action seems to happen naturally. There are some great moments in this story where you strip away the historical absurdity of these characters and find something tangible in their interpretation. Something that could lend itself to an ongoing series. The story and action beats work really well together and there is some real emotion in this story, especially in the history of both Blue Falcon and Dynomutt. Taking these characters seriously is a tightrope walk, but Tomasi is able to do it in a manner that makes sense with the characters and in context with the DC universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy May 30, 2018

    This title is never going to really appeal beyond a small group of completists or those who fancy taking a gamble on new comic book day and adding a wildcard to their pull list. For those that do there is a pretty good self contained story here and it gives a return on the admission fee. An enjoyable piece of light reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws May 30, 2018

    Had this been the last we saw of the Super Sons, it would have been a more than acceptable treat. Since we'll be seeing the boys again so soon, this crossover comes across as a curiosity more than anything. It's still a grand entertainment, though, with an engaging plot, surprise plot developments, and great dialogue against some stunning visual storytelling. Each of the DC/Hanna-Barbera specials this week are pretty solid, and Super Sons/Dynomutt and Blue Falcon Special is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David Jun 9, 2018

    I'm a bit torn about this whole issue, and really it rides on where they plan to go with the Dynomutt and Blue Falcon characters. They have set up the potential for a really deep and interesting pair of characters here. But how do you reconcile presenting a really tight origin take, yet have it in a completely separate universe from what future tale would be most likely to exist in? Maybe they just don't, and this remains a stand-alone special, but that seems like a wasted story to me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Jun 1, 2018

    Jon Kent and Damian Wayne help Dynomutt save Blue Falcon in a heartwarming story that despite some plot issues, is reasonably successful in the end. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 8, 2018

    Something more along the tone of Scooby-Doo! Team-Up would have made a far more obvious (and fun) choice over this bizarre entry. Pass. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nihilist May 30, 2018

    Super Sons, since the very beginning of their comic run, were able to realistically portray two main characters, giving them necessary depth and personalities - something you rarely see with young protagonists, unfortunately. That's one of the very reasons I've enjoyed reading about them so much.
    Their crossover with Dynomutt pushes the boundaries of depth and complexity forward. Way forward. It's a dark comic, to say at least. Hell of a dark and emotional comic, start to fnish, especially if you happen to be a dog person like I am. I wasn't prepared to see what I saw, thinking this comic will be yet another silly, fun adventure, like Aquaman and Jabberjaw's one.

  • 9.0
    myconius Jun 6, 2018

    i just LOVE when a cross-over is done right!!

    even if you are not a fan of the properties, you should really check this out.

    very awesome stuff right here!

  • 8.0
    Comix4fever Jun 4, 2018

  • 8.0
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