Split Personality (Adventures of the Super Sons #3 Comic Review)

Written by Peter J. Tomasi

Pencils by Carlo Barberi

Inks by Art Thibert

Colors by Protobunker

Lettering by Rob Leigh

Cover by Dan Mora

Edited by Paul Kaminski, Andrew Marino, and Marie Javins

Summary: Still being held captive by Rex Luthor and his Injustice Gang, things go from bad to worse for the Super Sons when Superboy is split into Superboy Red and Superboy Blue. The boys fight for survival on a spaceship full of hostiles rapidly approaching an alien world.

Review: This issue is a non-stop action thrill ride from beginning to end. It barely stops to take a breath and I was fully engrossed the whole time reading it. While it was very fun and exciting, I did feel that it came at the expense of the story. By the end of the issue, I felt the plot had not progressed as much as it could have. That’s a minor gripe though as this issue was so constantly fun that I didn’t even notice the lack of story progression until long after I was done. On top of the action, the dialogue added immensely to the fun I had reading this book. Tomasi just gets these characters and every word out of their mouths was charming and funny. I especially loved the interactions between Superboy Red and Blue. They bicker like brothers and it’s just hilarious.

The art remains a definite highlight of this book. It’s cartoony, bombastic, and has colors that pop beautifully.

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Summary
Adventures of the Super Sons is just straight up fun. If you want something that will put a smile on your face no matter what, read this book.
Good
  • Exciting, non-stop action
  • Fun dialogue
  • Great art
Bad
  • A bit light on story
8.6
Great

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