It has been some time since your friendly neighborhood blogger purchased a superhero comic book that made him think, “These guys get it. They really get it,” but that is exactly what happened with Super Sons.

Long story short, writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Jorge Jimenez have put together a DC Comics product with “Superboy” Jon Kent and “Robin” Damian Wayne that is a pure joy. I have historically groaned any time young kids with superpowers appeared in my favorite books, but Super Sons is pitch perfect across the board. Even better, it’s only $2.99.

There’s much more to say, but for that you’ll have to check out my latest YouTube review. If Mr. Tomasi keeps this kind of work up, then Super Sons will be my favorite book on the market. Bravo.

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

9 comments

  1. I might give it a look, too. If only to rub one in Marvel’s face.
    Detective has some iconic characters that they’re NOT dump-
    ing to cater to a group of people who couldn’t care less.

    1. “I might give it a look, too. If only to rub one in Marvel’s face.”

      If Marvel put out a handful of books that were this good on a regular basis, then I would be singing its praises. A book like Super Sons shows that it quite possible to churn out quality books that don’t alienate fans.

  2. Glad to hear that DC is putting out some good quality stuff. I’ve also never been a fan of having kids in comics like this, so it’s a testament to Mr. Tomasi that he makes this premise work. I’m not up to date on current comics, but I’ll certainly keep my eye on this.

    I haven’t been in the comments for a while, but I make sure to keep up with this blog. I always appreciate your perspective on things. Looking forward to what’s next!

  3. I used to loath Damien, but he’s grown on me thanks to superb character development under Peter Tomasi’s pen. If you’re looking for some good ol’ fashioned superhero action, suspense, family-oriented drama, and NO political insert-bauble whatsoever, then I highly recommend his past work on Batman & Robin.

  4. Peter J Tomasi is a great writer. Always loved his work, he truly gets character development.

    He should write ASM one day and totally retcon the last decade of crap.

    1. “Peter J Tomasi is a great writer. Always loved his work, he truly gets character development. He should write ASM one day and totally retcon the last decade of crap.”

      Hola, Magnetic Eye! I’m not too familiar with him, but if he can duplicate this kind of tone in ASM then I’d be all for it. 🙂

  5. I ignored this book when it first was solicited as I figure they would just end up putting John in Teen Titans (which is a good book and you should check out), but I might check it out as it seems age appropriate for my son. I read to my son every night; from the Bible, from a science book, and 4-6 pages of a TPB. It is hard to find available comics that I can read to my son, but this may be exactly the type of comic that I would feel comfortable reading him.

    I miss comics that took just sheer joy in the stories and lives of these heroes. Everything is so grim and gritty these days, I miss the Spider-Man/Hulk/Superman of my childhood (80’s & 90’s). They were fun to read and for the most part, they were for all ages. Outside of DC there isn’t anything I feel comfortable reading to my son and even then I have to be careful.

    Thanks for the review.

    1. “I ignored this book when it first was solicited as I figure they would just end up putting John in Teen Titans (which is a good book and you should check out), but I might check it out as it seems age appropriate for my son. I read to my son every night; from the Bible, from a science book, and 4-6 pages of a TPB. It is hard to find available comics that I can read to my son, but this may be exactly the type of comic that I would feel comfortable reading him.”

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, CopperAge. I appreciate it. Based on what I read in the first issue, I think you should have no problem sharing this book with your son. I hope it keeps the same tone.

      I miss comics that took just sheer joy in the stories and lives of these heroes. Everything is so grim and gritty these days, I miss the Spider-Man/Hulk/Superman of my childhood (80’s & 90’s). They were fun to read and for the most part, they were for all ages. Outside of DC there isn’t anything I feel comfortable reading to my son and even then I have to be careful.”

      Agreed. The thing is, if you look at the social-media feeds of a lot of these guys, it’s easy to see why the books are so grim… If the writers spent all their day mired in political muck and personal attacks, then it stands to reason that it would seep into their books.

      “Thanks for the review.”

      Thanks for reading!

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