Super Sons #4

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Jorge Jimenez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 17, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 28
8.6Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

"When I Grow Up" part four! As our young heroes struggle to break free of the deadly Kid Amazo's control, they discover the truth behind this young villain's power! But with an army at his command, and his sights set on total domination, the boys will need to put up the fight of their young lives to stop him! Is the key to stopping him not beating him but helping him?
Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton May 17, 2017

    The subplot with Alfred and Lois Lane is simply the crowing touch. The reminder we need that these are children. As clever and powerful as they may be, they are not meant to be running off for midnight missions without supervision. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves May 19, 2017

    This is a comic book directed at a young audience, with children as the main characters, a kid villain and ending with a parental scolding, yet it constitutes one of the most mature titles in the DC line. A fun, well rounded final issue for what was the first story arc of Super Sons, leaving us wanting more of what is to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King May 21, 2017

    A total team effort produced a pitch perfect issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Jared Cox May 18, 2017

    In SUPER SONS #4, as Damian and Jon try to find themselves as teenaged superheroes, they deal with problems from both worlds. That's breaking curfew, disrespecting authority figures, and getting into fights. Except the superhero part means they're disrespecting Lex Luthor and fighting supervillains! The art in SUPER SONS #4 works well with what the story is offering, keeping it simple and vibrant, while action packed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 17, 2017

    Super Sons continues to be one of my favorite reads each month and it hasn't failed to deliver yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara May 17, 2017

    Super Sons continues to be the shining example what all ages book can be. Everyone can get a ton of enjoyment out of it and as long these characters are written and drawn they were in these four issues, this book will continue to shine! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya May 17, 2017

    Super Sons #4 continues the great banter between both Jon and Damian. Being the functionally dysfunctional team that we have grown to love. From showing flashes of why they are such a great team to bickering back and forth. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Daniel Levine May 17, 2017

    Super Sons #4 brings the first story arc to a fun end, keeping the series entertaining for younger and older readers. So yeah, it's really good. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally May 17, 2017

    Great kinetic action on the page and sharp dialogue between the characters continue to make this a title worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz May 17, 2017

    The writing and art in Super Sons #4 is great, the characters are illustrated in such bright and interesting ways, while the writing fills out the characters and makes them feel human-ish"in Jonathan's case. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David Jun 30, 2017

    There is not a lot I can say about Peter J. Tomasi's writing and Jorge Jimenez's art I haven't said already. They are both fabulous. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 26, 2017

    This is my one complaint with the art. Lois looks like a 20 year old model, maybe Jon's babysitter. She doesn't look old enough to be Jon's mother. It's a brilliant page, Lois expression and body language adding a ton of emotional information to the dialogue. Lois just looks like a teenager. Still, this was a fun issue. It shows how tough it is for a Super and a Bat to be best buds. And the art is stunning. Too bad the Amazo is so easily defeated. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Andrew Fontana May 17, 2017

    All the action Tomasi puts in this issue is brought to life by Jiminez's dynamic pencils. Jiminez, much like Humberto Ramos, gives his characters a stylish fluidity that has much in common with the artwork seen in anime. That type of artwork is certainly an appropriate fit for this issue. There are occasions, however, where the artwork is cluttered and a little difficult to follow. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws May 17, 2017

    Super Sons is special. It's as much a comedic adventure as it is a straight-up superhero book, blending witty dialogue and exciting action to create a truly great comic. Even if I enjoyed this issue just a tad less than the earlier installments, it's sill one of my favorite books on the stands. It's well-written, wonderfully illustrated, and just plain fun, a pure example of entertaining comic book storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey May 17, 2017

    Tomasi is easily making me feel like I'm reading about two brothers. In only four issues you can see a slight change in the dynamic of their relationship. Yes, the boys can't stand each other to a degree, but you can tell there's some respect there as well. Both have a key to iconic thrones, and as readers we are along for the ride as they "find themselves," as clich as that sounds. A great story that's fun and entertaining. It may not seem like it now, but someday these two boys are going to be big players in the DC universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 17, 2017

    I haven't been a huge fan of the Kid Amazo story, but the interactions of Jon and Damian have kept me entertained.  This ending was a little rushed, but again, I liked the interactions and the art.  Fans of this book will no doubt like this, but I am going to need more going forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 17, 2017

    The issue is decent. It's one of the few DC titles I find myself wanting to read, but that doesn't change the fact that it's pretty average. It's easy to read and enjoy, and at the end of the day, that's probably all it's going for in the end. It would have been great if it was more like the first issue which is still one of the best first issues of the year. If you're enjoying the series, there's no reason to stop reading, but for me, as a reviewer, there's not much left to say about it in its current form. Read Full Review

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