Super Sons #2

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Jorge Jimenez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 15, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 42
8.7Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

"When I Grow Up" part two! Robin and Superboy - in the clutches of Lex Luthor! The boys are in big trouble! How exactly are they supposed to explain what's happened to Superman and Batman? Plus, Kid Amazo's power grows, and this tyrant in the making is about to make life miserable for the Super Sons!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Mar 15, 2017

    This is the tale of these two learning to understand each other. This is a tale of finding friends in people unlike yourself, and that is greatly needed, especially now. Read it. Read it, read it, read it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Mar 15, 2017

    This book was fantastic and it is clear that seasoned readers will understand and enjoy that action and drive of Damian, while the younger and newer readers will connect and understand the feelings of Jonathan. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Mar 15, 2017

    The mystery of Kid Amazo continues, while Jon and Damian continue to bond in what is a near perfect balance of fun and serious storytelling. Tomasi and Jimenez provide such a warm take on the relationship between the superheroes in the making in what could be one of the top titles DC is putting out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Mar 18, 2017

    Superboy and Robin may be off to a shaky start as partners, but their series has made a successful beginning with a second issue that looks great and balances the humorous with the horrific. Read Full Review

  • 10
    411Mania - Jonathan Durden Apr 6, 2017

    All in all, this issue is a fantastic continuation of the spectacular start of this series. Robin and Superboy have a lot of differences, but I think that will just add to the substance of this book and make it more interesting for all readers. I could go on and on, but I'll stop it right here and let you check it out for yourself. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Mar 15, 2017

    Just as charming and fun as the premiere issue, with one or two minor quibbles. I was on board with Super Sons when it was announced, I was on board before it even debuted, and I'm still on board one month in. Almost everything about Damian Wayne and Jonathan Kent's adventure clicks: the writing is snappy and spot-on, the visuals are pitch perfect, and the tone straddles the line between fun and serious perfectly. This may be one of the best books DC has debuted in years, and I see no signs of it slowing down any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Mar 15, 2017

    Damian and Jon are currently the definition of a dysfunctional team. Damian is so focused on the case at hand that he will do anything to get to the bottom of it. Where Jon is along for the ride, but really concerned about getting in trouble with Superdad along the way. They both embody the best of their father's abilities, but with no real refinement, this is where all of the fun is. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 15, 2017

    This book remains my jam!  The interaction between Jon and Damian is so good that the story is just gravy.  With Lex Luthor, great art and a shoutout to the Amazo Virus, there is so much to like in this issue.  Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 16, 2017

    Super Sons might have taken a long time to get started but it's been more than worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Mar 17, 2017

    It is only issue #2 of this series, but I feel like we are in for an amazing ride. Kid Amazo has been built based on show-don't-tell, a rare thing in comics, and the subplots are keeping a good stride to the pacing of the storytelling. With a strong plot, fun dialogue and amazing art, there is almost no negative sides to point out in Super Sons, except that it only comes out once every month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Mar 18, 2017

    The mysterious opening of the previous issue does get explained in this one, and we find out who the big villain will be for this storyline. Kid Amazo has only a thematic connection to his father, but has strong potential as a villain for the young duo. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Mar 20, 2017

    If you need further proof that Rebirth is the best thing that could have happened to DC Comics after the New 52, then allow me to introduce you to Super Sons. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Mar 15, 2017

    This is a solid and engaging continuation of the first issue. The promise of the premiere issue is met well as the story continues to be compelling and interesting and the artwork is beautiful to look at across each panel. I love how these characters are framed and can't wait for issue #3 Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Mar 15, 2017

    Super Sons #2 is at its best when it uses Robin and Superboy's different approaches to super-heroics to throw into sharp relief their personal differences. The issue clicks when it shows the two title characters barely restrained from coming to blows as they irritate each other and try to outwit a nearly as annoyed Lex Luthor. With expressive and detailed art on display, a strong central relationship at its heart, and a compelling narrative developing, its easy to see how Super Sons could capture a following. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Mar 15, 2017

    The ending was great and truly unexpected for me. I can't wait to see how that is going to play out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 15, 2017

    Even with the slightly darker subject matter with Kid Amazo, Super Sons #2 was a strong and frequently funny follow-up to the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Mar 16, 2017

    Super Sons #2 is a breath of fresh air. Packed with action and levity, this is actually the comic that you need to take you away from the monotony Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Mar 15, 2017

    Overall Super Sons is turning into one of the most fun books in a long time, and everyone that wants humor, well written characters and action, should check this book out! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 20, 2017

    And Jon runs into the surviving sister in the woods without realizing that Batman is there. I love Jon's body language in that last panel. And having him say dad's line about being there to help is just spot on perfect. So overall, a very nice issue, pushing the plot forward and bringing some friction between the sons. It was only the Reggie scene which seemed forced a little too fast to resonate that was a little speed bump for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Mar 15, 2017

    This issue isn't perfect, but it is by far one of the most entertaining series that DC is publishing. It's also a book that only works at DC. If Thor and Iron Man's kids were running amok together, they wouldn't come across nearly as parental or iconic. Robin and Superboy are iconic on their own, and these new versions of them prove just that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Andrew Fontana Mar 15, 2017

    Tomasi's script is well-matched by Jiminez's art. Colorful and expressive, Jiminez's pencils channel the zaniness of the issue's proceedings. His Damien and Jon are drawn in a cartoonish manner, but this helps distinguish them from more adult characters. His art is on top this issue despite a few moments of odd proportions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kent Falkenberg Mar 20, 2017

    Two issues in and only getting stronger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David Mar 29, 2017

    Peter J. Tomasis story is great, and Jorge Jimenezs art, with Alejandro Santezs colours, continues to be spot on. The existence of characters like Superlex is part of why DC has never connected with me as a reader, but I am still enjoying this series on its own merits. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Ken Petti Mar 15, 2017

    While not bad by any means, this issue's attempt to move the plot forward comes at the expense of telling a fulfilling story. More disappointing is that the forward momentum comes to a screeching halt on the last page, seemingly in an effort to draw the story out. After a bumpy second outing, I really hope Tomasi is able to even things out next issue and get back to the great storytelling from issue one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 22, 2017

    The pair's impromptu team-up continues to have their issues while they investigate events which will eventually lead them into the path of Kid Amazo (and likely their fathers). Damian's dickish attitude to his new partner hasn't changed as this comic really pushes that side of his personality. Jonathan, meanwhile, remains mostly a blank slate desperately needing any kind of personality. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

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