Super Sons #5

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Jorge Jimenez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 21, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 21
8.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

"Battle in the Batcave"! The battle with Kid Amazo leaves Jon and Damian's friendship in ruins as the boys decide their partnership isn't working out! It's a rumble between Superboy and Robin like you've never seen as the boys rage through the house Batman built!  

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Jun 23, 2017

    The latest issue fleshes out more fully the budding friendship between Robin and Superboy, nicely setting the stage for future adventures (with or without parental permission). Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Jun 21, 2017

    From the get go, this issue is full of action and smart quips. I enjoyed every page and found myself laughing at the boys and Alfred quite a few times. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Jun 21, 2017

    I highly recommend Super Sons. Especially if you like comics like the Teen Titans, I highly recommend Super Sons. I love this issue and I cant wait to see what happens with these two kids in the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jun 22, 2017

    This book is so much fun to read it is very easy to ignore how well told it is. That is truly a credit to the creative team. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berke Jun 23, 2017

    Peter J. Tomasi presents an entertaining conclusion to his first arc, featuring very little battling, but a lot of great characterization. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Daniel Levine Jun 21, 2017

    Jon and Damian take an important step in their relationship to creating a similar Batman/Superman dynamic, but not before they have some fun fighting in the Batcave. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - admin Jun 21, 2017

    Super Son #5 Battle in the Batcave is another fun issue on the children of Batman and Superman. Tomasi once again captures this innocence of both Jon and Damian with some great writing that really brings these characters to life. Super Sons is really a hidden gem in the post-Rebirth titles and if you're looking for a fun and lightheared read with excellent art, this is defintely the title for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Josh West Jun 26, 2017

    Super Sons #5 delivers a great story that captures the qualities of Superboy and Robin that make them so different and so alike simultaneously. This title continues to be a delight, and something I truly look forward to picking up every month. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Jun 21, 2017

    Overall Super Sons continues to surprise as to how poignant can book be without constant threats and just concentrating on the friendship aspect of the superhero angle. It has humor, action and never takes itself too seriously. This would be one Animated Show I would like to watch if it was ever made! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 27, 2017

    In the end, the dads decide that perhaps letting the boys go on adventures together will be good for them. It'll teach them teamwork and perspective. But they have to go out together, to protect each other. This was a character driven issue, showing how not only the sons interact but also how they interact with their fathers. I think this was a fantastic way to follow up the opening arc. I doubt Jon and Damian will be bosom buddies but at least they understand each other. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Jun 25, 2017

    Super Sons so far is proving to be a surprise gem of the DC Rebirth line, as it could easily have played completely silly, but instead we get something fun and with character and heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 22, 2017

    Super Sons is one of the most genuine and resounding books on the stands right now and it definitely deserves a place on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Jun 21, 2017

    A good story that allows the characters to learn more about themselves and each other, but overall felt like filler with the lack of stakes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jun 21, 2017

    In a mostly fun interlude, Tomasi falls into the same old trap of having Jon and Damian needlessly fight, while also counteracting this with a pretty great series of scenes near the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jun 21, 2017

    From the beginning, Super Sons has been all about the dynamic between Damian and Jon. That's on full display here, as Tomasi has the boys come to a head and begrudgingly work out their differences. The intent is better than the execution, but it's still a relatively enjoyable issue. The drama works, the action beats are great, and the chemistry between the leads is a blast. Super Sons is fun, there's no two ways about it, and that makes even lesser chapters worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Jun 23, 2017

    Overall: A humorous, well-developed filler issue, with some unforgettable panels and dialogue. Alisson Borges holds Jorge Jimenezs torch with honors and Tomasi continues being one of the best writers when it comes to characterization. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 21, 2017

    If you want almost a whole issue of Damian and Jon fighting in the Batcave then your dreams have come true.  It's nothing we haven't seen before and getting this sort of thing this early in the series makes it all the worse.  Allison Borges' art is outstanding, but that's the only reason to get this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 21, 2017

    If you're on a budget or trying to keep your weekly expenses down, this is an issue you can skip without missing much. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 21, 2017

    Even if you don't like Damian, don't trust the writer or don't understand whatever happened to Kon-El, this book makes for a nice read. Read Full Review

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