It was a complete… time! (Super Sons #12 Comic Review)

Written by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason

Art by Tyler Kirkham

Colors by Tomeu Morey

Cover by Giuseppe Cammuncoli and Adriano Lucas

Previously:

Tim Drake of Tomorrow is on a mission: stop his nightmare future from occurring. In order to do this, he needs to kill Superboy. Drake attacked Titans Tower and forced Superboy to use his Solar Flare Power for the first time. After donning a new suit and choosing the name “Savior,” Tim tries again to kill Superboy, but is confronted by Superman, the Teen Titans, and the Superman, Wonder Woman, and Flash of his own timeline. They thwart his attempt to kill Superboy, but Savior is thrown into the timstream in the process!

 

What Happened:

The Super Sons, The Teen Titans, The Titans of Tomorrow, and Superman all look on aghast as Savior vanishes into the time stream. Raven tries to link all of them telepathically, but they only catch quick glimpses of what Tim sees. As he is hurtled out of the timeline, Savior sees different points from DC’s history. Some of it is current canon, some is from past continuity, and even some from parallel universes. Now that the air has cleared, Superman finally addresses the elephant in the room: who are these Superheroes from Saviors time, and why are they wearing their respective symbols? The Titans of Tomorrow wisely answer that they don’t want to ruin the timeline, unlike their unhinged former partner. The Flash from the future runs the three of them back to their home time period, and now it’s time for the heroes of the present to come to terms with what has happened.

Superman calls Damian and Jon in to the Fortress to lecture them, and considers rescinding permission for the Super Sons to operate on their own. Damian avidly and relentlessly defends Jon, and Superman yields the point that the boys should be allowed to continue their partnership. Clark is clearly shaken by Savior’s prophecy, but still finds himself impressed by the wisdom of his young son. Back outside, the Teen Titans are waiting, wondering where to go now that the top of their headquarters has been destroyed. Superman offers them The Watchtower as a temporary base of operations, and teleports all of them up there. No sooner have they sat down in the intimidating seats of the Justice League than Damian calls a meeting to order, and calls for an immediate vote inducting Superboy as a half-member of the team. Unfortunately, the Titans are too shaken by the recent events, and decide they need to find some stability as a unit before they can alter the lineup. Superman walks away disappointed him, but Damian chases after and comforts him, ending on a sweet note of friendship between the Super Sons.

 

Thoughts on the issue: Now that the Super Sons of Tomorrow arc is wrapped up, I find myself feeling like the heroes of this story did after the various time-travelling heroes left: feeling very much the same but also different, and not totally certain what happened and how much of it was important. As a fan of all the books involved and especially as a fan of Geoff Johns’ Teen Titans, I was very excited for this crossover as it began. Unfortunately, I never got a solid grasp on the emotionality of the story because the plot was rocketing all over the place, culminating in a  confusing yet tantalizing ending. One last thing though: This book has the first mention in years of my single favorite DC villain, so that’s extremely exciting for fans of Superboy Prime.

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Summary
Super Sons of Tomorrow concludes, and the Teen Titans are lost without a home!
Good
  • Always love a good Bromance moment between Jon and Damian
  • Exciting implications for upcoming plots
Bad
  • Strange and sudden ending
7.3
Good
Writing - 6.5
Artwork - 8

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