…And home in time for supper! (Super Sons #6 Comic Review)

Super Sons #6
Written by: Peter J. Tomasi
Art by: Jorge Jimenez
Letters by: Rob Leigh
Colors by: Alejandro Sanchez

Previously:
Superboy and Robin both get grounded by their respective Superdads. When all this does is lead to the two of them fighting in the Batcave, Superman and Batman realize if they can’t stop the two from going out, they’ll make sure they do it together, and safely.

 

What Happened?
This issue open with a shadowy look at our villain before checking in with Jon Kent, who is getting help from his parents before going out on patrol with Damian. The two boys begin their patrol and quickly realize that they approach how to be a hero from vastly different perspectives. After learning how to work together a little better, the Super Sons are met by the guest stars of this story arc, the Teen Titans. They bring the larger plot to the young pair, and whisk Damian away while Jon heads home to make curfew. The Teen Titans run to face off against an assortment of Silver-Age villains and find themselves in over their heads. The comic wraps up with the beginning of the proper team-up and the Teen Titans asking Superboy for help.

 

Thoughts on the issue
The first issue of a new story arc can often be far too much setup and not enough story. By adding a scene about the core dynamic of the Super Sons in the beginning of the issue, Peter Tomasi gives the issue an individual take-away before setting up the larger plot. It’s nice to see Jon rubbing off on Damian, but also to see the reverse, as Jon is beginning to take the idea of being a hero more seriously and less like playing. Tomasi and artist Jorge Jimenez welcome the Teen Titans into their book with solid characterizations. The only components of the issue feeling lackluster are the villains, who aren’t likely to excite readers unless they’re fans of the old and obscure.

 

One small thing: Damian makes a big deal out of Jon not being a Teen, but do we have any idea how old Starfire is these days?

 

Rating: 8/10

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