Super Sons Volume 1: When I Grow Up
By Peter J. Tomasi, Jorge Jimenez
I received a free copy of Super Sons Volume 1: When I Grow Up from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion.
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A part of DC Universe Rebirth!
Superboy (aka Jonathan Kent) and Robin (aka Damian Wayne) make their super hero duo debut in this all-new series SUPER SONS, part of DC Rebirth.
This debut series looks at the lives of Robin and Superboy and their destiny to follow in their fathers’ footsteps, while we meet a new villain whose ascension parallels the boys’ own understanding of their powers-except that he believes it’s his right to rule over every being on the planet!
Collects SUPER SONS #1-5
Summary from Goodreads.
Such a fun story that you can easily get lost in and just enjoy. Super Sons follows Superman’s and Batman’s sons (no, not together sorry Superbat fans), Jonathan Kent and Damien Wayne. Together both get into all sorts of trouble as only super-powered children can.
The storyline is very easy to follow, with it purely being what Damien convinces Jonathan to do whilst trying to avoid their fathers. Whilst this is predominantly what will occupy you thoughts, it does hint to underlying issues that I suspect that Jonathan and Damien will help each other overcome (either that or they will end up constantly fighting because they think that they are better than the other). We also get to see how they both are like their fathers, whether they like it, or even admit to it or not. I cannot wait to see how they both grow in the coming volumes.
The art style is what you would expect from a comic entered on two super-powered children. Lots of bright colours that did not oversaturate the page with just a general fun tone. This art style really suited how Super Sons is supposed to come across, as more of an enjoyable light-hearted compared to the likes of Batman.
If you want to get lost for a few hours then Super Sons Volume 1 is a great way to do so.
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