There’s Always A Water Level… (Super Sons #15 Comic Review)

Written by Peter Tomasi

Pencils by Carlo Barberi

Inks by Art Thibert

Colors by Protobunker

Cover by Jorge Jimenez and Alejandro Sanchez

Previously:

Reggie Meyer survived the Amazo Virus but was given the ability to communicate with machines. He connected with the original Amazo and made armor that gave him the powers of the Justice League. After being thwarted by the Super-Sons, Reggie was taken to LexCorp for “treatment.”

 

What Happened: Robin and Superboy are coming back to the underwater Super Sons HQ from a day at school doing what they do best: bickering. Jon tells Damian that he has the whole weekend over, so they can patrol wherever they want this weekend. Damian scoffs, uninterested in doing anything besides their normal plans. Before they can debate further, they are interrupted when Kid Amazo comes flying through the wall of their HQ! He has managed to escape from LexCorp and wastes no time getting his revenge. The headquarters begins to fill with water as Superboy desperately tries to fend off Kid Amazo while Robin finds rebreathers for the two of them. Robin helps Superboy shake Kid Amazo loose and the two head for the surface as fast as they can, but Kid Amazo grabs Superboy at the last second and pulls him back under! Before Robin can swim back down and save his partner, a mechanical hand grabs him out of the water, and he finds himself face to face with Cyborg. Kid Amazo’s attack on the HQ set off an alert on the Justice League Watchtower, and he’s here to make sure the two boys are safe. When Damian frantically tells him Superboy is still down there, Cyborg agrees to help him save his partner.

Superboy comes to on an oil platform, where he expresses his confusion at Kid Amazo’s attack. He was under the impression that LexCorp was trying to help Reggie, but they did very little besides holding him in captivity. Eventually, his powers grew to the point that he no longer needed his host body, and so Kid Amazo killed Reggie Meyer, becoming his own entity!

 

Thoughts on the issue: The beginning of the end of Super Sons incorporates most of the things that has made the book so much fun. Kid Amazo is a compelling villain that has been the best match for the boys so far, so his return for the final arc of the book is a welcome one. The banter and bickering of the boys continue to be fun without becoming overbearing or dull, and their teamwork continues to grow and change as they become closer and closer. The destruction of the HQ is a clear sign that things are changing for the Super-Sons, and only time will tell exactly how.

Share to

Scott Shuken

Scott Shuken

Scott Shuken is comic book writer and Podcaster living in Bellingham, WA
Summary
"End of Innocence" Part One! Robin and Superboy have been to hell and back again, but this time their friendship must stand the ultimate test: the Amazo Project! Kid Amazo returns as the pieces of this deadly plan fall into place and reveal a secret that might tear apart Damian and Jon's growing friendship.
Good
  • Jon/Damian banter on point
  • Return of the series' best villain so far
9
Amazing
Writing - 9
Artwork - 9
Written by
Scott Shuken is comic book writer and Podcaster living in Bellingham, WA

Have your say!

0 0

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Lost Password

Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.