Super Sons #8

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Jorge Jimenez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 20, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 18
8.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

"Planet of the Capes" part three! The Super Sons find themselves blasted across the cosmos to a weird world called Yggardis. As Superboy and Robin endeavor to stop this strange place's super-powered factions from killing each other, can a horde of ultra-powerful aliens, some sentient multiversal clay and a showdown with the villain Kraklow stop them from getting back to Earth?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Sep 22, 2017

    Readers will love this issue, it is fun, fast paced and smart. The new characters are a joy to see and are great challenges for Robin especially, as they are his age but far more mature and experienced them he is. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 20, 2017

    Super Sons #8 is such a fun ride. This book rarely disappoints and this was another winner. The wait between issues felt longer than usual and this issue wont make that feel any shorter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Sep 21, 2017

    Do yourself a favor get this book, and WB animation, note to you: What the hell are you waiting for? You have a perfect Saturday cartoon here! Produce it already! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Sep 21, 2017

    Jimenez also does a great job rendering the Faceless Hunters, who look far more menacing than they did back in the 60s. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Sep 19, 2017

    Constantly enjoyable story with great interpersonal character development and awesome artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Sep 20, 2017

    As always, the youthful exploits of the Sons help us see who they are as heroes, people, and characters. The secondary characters to the story are amazing, too, and I am lowkey crossing my fingers that they continue to show up. Even if a narrative emerges that maybe should be phased out, this issue is another solid entry to the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Sep 20, 2017

    The story ends with Damian and Jon discussing the evidence that theyve collected and what it means. Damian concludes that they should stay near the village and that Kraklow is the key. Jon surmises that Kraklow hid the ancient clay on earth when they fought him. This is an entertaining story, with lots of action, which keeps the reader's interest to the end. The emotional stakes are high as the relationship between the young heroes remains snappy and interesting to the final page. How will these young heroes defeat a host of enemies that include a planet and an ancient wizard? This review is heavy on summary and needs more analysis, dont you think? Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 20, 2017

    Super Sons #8 was a fast read, but it was the same fun you get every issue when they spring into action. Definitely the toughest situation these two have been thrown into together being pulled from their own dimension. The biggest takeaway you could ask for is now understanding why this story has been called ‘Planet of The Capes'. This creative team put some thought into what this has been building up to and the context. Read Full Review

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

    No time to discuss. Ygddaris has formed an army of this world's Legion to attack. I don't know if I quite follow the story. I don't know if I get the clay, the world eating, how the kids can be hiding from someone who is the whole planet, etc. But the heroes are fun. The art is spectacular. And this might be the closest we have gotten to the a Legion book fighting the Suneater in a long time. So I'll take it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Sep 22, 2017

    Despite being predominantly an exposition issue, Tomasi manages to fit into it equal parts action and character building moments, making it a fun and worthwhile reading. An essential chapter in this arc and for better understanding the evolution of the friendship between Robin and Superboy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Scott Shuken Sep 23, 2017

    Eoroe is a strange planet. It refers to itself as having a Golden Age of heroes, it apparently has some Silver Age villains like Faceless Hunter and Kraklow, but thats kind of it. It could potentially exist anywhere in the Multiverse, since we dont know what Earth is like in this dimension. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 20, 2017

    Planet of the Capes continues with a change of pace, a new dimension, but the same great interactions that make this book so much fun.  Throw in two grat new characters and awesome art and Super Sons continues being a fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Sep 20, 2017

    Even a pretty ok issue of Super Sons is still really good. The stunning visuals complement an intriguing if incomplete story, with lots of great ideas laid out without being fully explored. This book is primarily about the relationship between Robin and Superboy, though, and while there's maybe a tad less of it than in previous issues, Tomasi still delivers in spades. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri Sep 25, 2017

    An issue that showcases some of Tomasi's negative storytelling tendencies, but there's still enough positives from him and Jimenez to keep the issue likable. Read Full Review

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