Super Sons #3

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Jorge Jimenez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 38
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

"When I Grow Up" part three! It's Super-Son vs Bat-Son as the exciting new series continues! Kid Amazo is ready to rip the hearts out of the world's not-so-finest super duo. Face to face with their newest-and first-villain, Jonathan and Damian strike out the only way they know each other!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Apr 19, 2017

    I look forward to seeing how the story of the Super-Duffys plays out and hope that Robin and Superboy can find a way out of the treacherous situation they have been drawn into! Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Apr 22, 2017

    This issue highlights how this series is made up of two winning combinations: Robin and Superboy, as characters in the story, and Peter J. Tomasi and Jorge Jimenez, as creators of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 19, 2017

    The only odd part of the story is the darker tone of the Kid Amazo subplot. Kids may kill their parents and vice versa in the real world, but it seems such a heavy subject matter for characters this fun. Heavy tone aside, nothing can ruin the fun of Superboy and Robin squabbling along to solve a mystery. If you're not reading Super Sons yet, it's definitely time to add it to your monthly reading list. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Javier Martinez Apr 19, 2017

    Three issues in, and SUPER SONS proceeds to crack smiles and bring laughs all throughout with the amazing stark contrast of our young heroes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Apr 19, 2017

    Super Sons #3 is filled with action and just the right amount of boyhood banter to remind the reader that their protagonists are young boys. Another fantastic issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 21, 2017

    Super Sons needs to be on your pull list if you're into solid, over-the-top fun in your capes comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Apr 19, 2017

    This comic is for anyone who wants to remember what it was like to be a kid but also wanted super powers. The sense of adventure here is brilliant as kids often make believe they are superheroes, and here we get both. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 19, 2017

    A fun comic through and through. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 20, 2017

    Super Sons retains much of the charm that makes Superman such a joy to read, but with the added fun of the Damian/Jon dynamic to spice things up. Tomasi captures both their voices well, frequently contrasting Jon's wide-eyed innocence with Damian's cranky cynicism and arrogance. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Apr 24, 2017

    Overall, Super Sons is a book that should be on your list if you enjoy having a fun time. If you are a fan of either Batman or Superman, pick this up. You won't be disappointed by all the hijinks their offspring get into! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Apr 19, 2017

    An action packed sarcasm rollercoaster. With the newest and the first villain revealed as Kid Amazo, there are fun times to be had. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Apr 19, 2017

    Another strong entry in the best new series of the year. Super Sons is everything comics should be: fun, exciting, involving, and above all entertaining. Tomasi's writing is top-notch and the gorgeous visuals from Jimenez and Sanchez bring the action to vibrant life. This is a rare all-ages book that is nestled firmly in main continuity while truly appealing to readers young and old. Whether I ever run out of great things to say about this book remains to be seen, but as it stands right now, I can't praise it enough. Super Sons is great, plain and simple. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Apr 19, 2017

    “Super Sons” continues to be exactly what I and (I assume) a lot of fans wanted. It's got a great sense of humor, features a ton of action and really is just kid superheroes being kid superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Pop Break - Andrew Fontana Apr 19, 2017

    There is plenty of action this issue for Jiminez to work with, and his pencils don't disappoint. The choreography of his fights are heavily stylish yet easy to follow. Combined with the bright colors, his art leaps off the page. His pencils are a perfect fit for the Tomasi is striving for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 23, 2017

    Super Sons #3 was another great entry one DC Comics most enjoyable new series. Peter Tomasi continues to play off on the fun, unique dynamic that Robin and Superboy have. The story was given more depth to this Kid Amazo story arc by applying the events of Geoff Johns' Justice League work to the villain's backstory. Jorge Jimenez adds to the fun of this opening arc with his energetic artwork giving further life to the dialogue spoken by Robin and Superboy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Apr 19, 2017

    The story moves well. The art is really good. The character dynamics work. Constantly portraying Jon as a fool is getting annoying, but still a good read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Apr 19, 2017

    In conclusion it is still a pretty strong issue, and has a few minor problems, but definitely meets the expectations of this series and I’m really interested how these two heroes will progress. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 25, 2017

    In the end, I think this is a fun, breezy comic. The action movie metaphor feels right. This feels like a summer movie, something loud, fun, and full of explosions. And I'm okay with that! And again, Jorge Jimenez is killing it here. The art and style is perfect for this sort of book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Chris Campbell Apr 19, 2017

    Overall, Super Sons continues to be an enjoyable read and always leaves the reader looking forward to the next issue. This team up could be the best one to come along since Batman first met Superman. In the future, it will be fun to look back on these early adventures and see how their relationship has evolved. Pick up this issue for continued fun, adventure, and laughter as the two continue to jab each other. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Apr 21, 2017

    A fast-paced issue that manages to continue with the storyline while still delivering a large amount of action. Tomasi further develops Kid Amazos back story and Jimenez manages to put a great variety of action images together. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Apr 21, 2017

    Interesting villain origin, albeit with some possible narrative confusion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Paul Mason Apr 22, 2017

    It doesnt distract from the story though where Robin and Superboy are duking it out with robot versions of Batman and superman. During the fight they meet Sara whose family was infected by and survived the Amazo virus. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Apr 19, 2017

    These kids are important, there is no denying that. We saw Dick Greyson start as Robin and eventually grow into the man and hero he is today. Who knows, maybe our own children will see Damian Wayne as more than Robin some day as well. I also believe we are seeing Jon fleshed out more than he has been before. This is only just the beginning for these boys, I am excited to see what the next couple decades will look like for them. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 19, 2017

    If you've been enjoying Super Sons so far, you will probably like this issue though it's a step down from the first two.  I am not that invested in the Kid Amazo story and the fighting between Jon and Damian, which carried the first two issue, is getting a bit stale.  However, the art is fantastic and while I am still fully onboard with this book, I hope next issue gets back to where it was after the first two issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 19, 2017

    As much as I liked this issue, it has settled. It's a good issue, but a far cry from anything brilliant outside of the artwork. While it's one of the stronger DC titles at the moment, it's been exposed for having slow character development and a painfully slow plotline that's yet to be concluded. Maybe the next issue will be striking, but more than likely it's settled into its comfort zone and will remain there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David Jun 27, 2017

    There were a lot of minor things I found irksome in this issue. Jorge Jimenez's art remains wonderful, but there were inconsistencies that bugged me: Kid Amazo's duplicate family was indistinguishable from the originals; his Batman and Superman duplicates were realistic, but has visible seams and other indications the weren't genuine; his Robin and Superboy duplicates were very clearly robots, with no human appearance beyond their clothes. There may have been a reason for this that I missed, but it felt to me like he just couldn't decide how he wanted to represent the artificialness of those characters. Likewise, Peter J. Tomasi's overall story and his dialogue are wonderful, but the silhouette bait-and-switch transition didn't have the same appeal the second time around. Read Full Review

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