Super Sons Annual #1

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Paul Pelletier Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 29, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 12
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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"SUPER-PETS UNLEASHED"! The World's Furriest team Krypto and Titus-together at last! Tired of the boys stealing the spotlight, the doggy duo lead the Super Sons on a canine-powered epic!

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Dec 5, 2017

    Pelletier does a really great job of handling Superboy and Robin, drawing them at the age they should be, but he does an even better job on the pets. Krypto has tons of life to him, and so do all the other animals. The inks and colors do a great job of keeping the art bright, but fitting in right alongside any other issue of Super Sons. I may be bias with my affinity towards Krypto and the Super Pets, but this is a fantastic annual for both story and art. How can you go wrong with some great creators working on the Super-Pets? The answer is you can't. Read this issue! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 29, 2017

    You can take all the gloom and doom and endless brooding and mega-events you want, but this issue is exactly why comics rarely are better than when they embrace the fun. I legit kept laughing every time I turned to the next page. If you need a good laugh or just want a fun, no frills-issue, you absolutely must read Super Sons Annual #1. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Scott Shuken Nov 29, 2017

    I have nothing bad to say about this adorable and delightful issue, I was beaming from ear to ear the entire time I was reading it. While still being funny and charming, Tomasi manages to avoid making a story about the Super Pets feel childish or silly simply by writing it earnestly. This is a proper superhero story, complete with cameos, team ups, interpersonal history and drama, a villain plot and some heroes who save the day. Writing comics without dialogue is extremely difficult, and when done well it can be an amazing storytelling experience; this issue is an excellent example of how to use the medium like that. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Austin Braun Dec 11, 2017

    I really don't have much to say about this annual except for I loved every second of it. The story that the artists told through this issue was easy to follow but complex enough to keep you wondering about a few of the characters. Tomasi makes Chimp the Oracle figure for the group making him a highlight of the issue, and for anyone who is a fan of super animals this Super-Pets story is definitely a must read for you! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Connor Willesden Nov 29, 2017

    Tomasi does great setting up the relationship between the Super Pets using minimal dialogue which is backed up by the fantastic art by Pelletier. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Nov 30, 2017

    This is the sort of comic that helps brighten a week. It isn't a serious story or anything revolutionary, but it's fun and accessible and if you need something light hearted and you like your animal as well as super heroes it's well worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Dec 1, 2017

    This story was a delightful romp that hearkened back to one of the sillier points in DC history, but did so in a way that doesn't jar with today's more sophisticated style. Like so much of Rebirth, it brought back some of the magic of DC's past along but introduced some intriguing new concepts as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Nov 29, 2017

    Undeniable fun from beginning to end, the first Super Sons annual is a winner through and through. It's lighthearted without being goofy, filled with just enough pathos and emotion to carry weight without ever getting dreary or self-serious. The terrific storytelling from Tomasi, Pelletier, Smith, and Lanham sells the idea of an all-animal super team, resulting in one of the most flat out entertaining comic issues of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 4, 2017

    My guess is this issue wasn't for everyone. But as an old-timer who remembers the original Legion of Super-Pets and who is a huge fan of old school Streaky, I was tickled pink by this story. I don't know if I'd buy a monthly of this team. But a one-shot now and then ... or better yet a back-up strip ... I would love. And we have an untold tale we have to be told. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 29, 2017

    Super Sons Annual #1 is as advertised and much more. These pets steal the spotlight and engage you on a whole different level through emotion and action. They had their mission and it took us to places you didn't think we would get to in Super Sons of all books. This was one of those times as well where it was more important to let the artwork tell the story. A great example of how stories can grab you without too much reliance on actual words. Not a bad way to use an annual since you don't want to create too much of a distraction from what the boys are up to currently. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - D. Ivester Nov 27, 2017

    As a nice break from the recent universe crossing adventure Superboy and Robin had, it's great to see even when they're gone or sleeping at home. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 30, 2017

    Super Sons has been a very solid book to this point, and this annual stands as a reminder that comics are, can be, and should be as fun as possible sometimes. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Nov 29, 2017

    Super Sons Annual #1 is not without its flaws, but it is highly enjoyable, especially for the fans of the Super Pets team. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Nov 29, 2017

    The art in this book was amazing. For example, Detective Chimp was drawn with detail especially in the face area and the colors were vivid. It would be nice to see him pop up again in the main story arc. However, outside of Detective Chimp, the other Super-Pets did not make a spectacular showing in this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Nov 29, 2017

    Overall Super Sons Annual #1 was a fun issue that got the Super-Pets back together, and it is hard not to like seeing Krypto and Titus along with Bat-Cow and the others fighting crime. Yeah, it did not do anything original or groundbreaking story- or artwise, but it was enjoyable and sometimes that's what you want in a comic, something not high-stakes or super-serious. Sometimes you just need a stretchy parrot or a detective chimp to brighten up your day! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Nov 30, 2017

    Lighthearted and joyful, the Super-Pets might well become more popular than the Justice League in years to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Nov 29, 2017

    In a simple and quick Annual, Peter Tomasi and Paul Pelletier tell a cute Super-Pets story with a fun cameo here and there. While fun, there isn't much to talk about, despite the great execution of this story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 2, 2017

    While I appreciate the light nature of this Annual and adore the Super Pets, I can't get fully behined this.  The story could be condensed to less than ten pages and not miss out on anything and the Villain is not developed enough to make me care and besides, he seems like a good guy!  If you need some Super Pets in your life, you can check this out, I just don't know if it's worth the $4.99 price tag. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    myconius Nov 29, 2017

    a cute and silly story that you can tell Peter Tomasi was really having fun with.
    and adventure that mostly follows Damian's pet dog Titus and Krypto the Superdog.
    there's even some Batcow thrown in for good measure.

    the issue starts with Damian and Jonathan on a mission, and from there after the comic goes to the dogs.
    Krypto and Titus must get to the bottom of a mysterious disappearing of pets all throughout Gotham.
    the story does start to drag a bit as Krypto and Titus try to get a group of Superpets together. and some of the scenes it's not easy to tell what exactly is happening since the animals can only use body language and animal noises to tell the story.

    one thing i really like about Peter Tomasi's writing is how he acknowledges what has come before and after him.
    some writers like to create a world in their own little box without any regard to continuity. (Looking at you Tom King)
    Peter Tomasi as far as i can tell has always tried to incorporate elements from other writers into his own run.
    while he was writing Batman&Robin(2011) he also was mindful to adopt certain things from Grant Morrison's BatmanInc. (such as Batcow or Alfred the cat)
    even though this story only focuses on the Wayne Family pet dog Titus, they still show Ace from the Tom King Batman run.
    not that major of a thing, but to me it just shows that Tomasi really cares about the characters and the world they live in.

  • 9.0
    CWagz19 Dec 15, 2017

    A really fun and easy read! I love the artwork it is very colorful and jumps off the page. It is technically 'skip-able' however if you are enjoying Super Sons in any capacity I recommend it! Plus I mean... Krypton, Titus, Streaky... does it get much better?!?

  • 8.0
    bucswin611 Nov 30, 2017

    I didn't know I needed this, but it was delightful. Imagining Tomasi coming up with all of the pet "dialogue" was excellent - and a certain detective cameo was unexpected and a shrewd move to include a character would could speak.

  • 7.5
    Herushalaim Dec 1, 2017

    This was a fun, if unnecessary annual. It's pretty quick, too. So if you want a quick, light and fun story, this is for you.

  • 6.5
    Rick Jonez Dec 1, 2017

    They finally seemed to phase out Pet Avengers from the prime Marvel reality and not DC bring back their own to the Rebirth Timeline. Pass. An average Nuff Said petfighting at best. Couple pages of Chimp exposition helped. The Sons pages were bearable by comparison.

  • 10
    Grifter Nov 30, 2017

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    that dude Nov 30, 2017

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Nov 30, 2017

  • 8.5
    Nickweiser Dec 11, 2017

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Nov 29, 2017

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Dec 5, 2017

  • 8.0
    ActionCity Dec 8, 2017

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