Story By: Peter J Tomasi Art By: Jorge Jimenez
Colorist: Alejandro Sanchez
Published By: DC Entertainment
The third in the brand new series of DC Universe’s Rebirth, Super Sons joins Damien Wayne and Jonathan Kent battling robot versions of Batman and Superman, while arguing with each other. During the fight, Jonathan happens to spot a young girl who seems to have control of the robots. Her name is Sara and her family are survivors of the very dangerous Amazo virus back in New 52 Justice League. Sara and her family were the few that were able to keep their powers in check, but one of her brothers was having a hard time using it for good. Sara joins in the fight and helps the boys defeat the robot doubles, but more more danger awaits them as they decide to seek help and Sara is more than what she seems.
Super Sons tone so far feels like it puts the purest form of Clark Kent (Jonathan Kent) and the darkest form of Bruce Wayne (Damian Wayne) together to expand on their friendship storyline. They fight and take digs at each other throughout this comic, Superboy calls Robin “little guy” although he is younger. Robin in return, states that Superboy’s feeling are hurt because he wasn’t invited to be a Teen Titan.
Tomasi does a great job with the story and character development with these two. I love that he added the part where Superboy still cannot fly, but he can jump really high. If anyone remembers from both the comic and the Brandon Routh’s Superman movie, Clark had to learn to fly on his own. “Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound” anyone? Where Damien lacks in strength, he has his father’s smarts and his mother’s demeanor (which is dark and frankly I love it). I enjoyed the read through and the banter between these two. Jimenez’s art is expressive when it comes the close up to the faces, when the characters are in motion, and detailed from large panels to the little details in some of the fight scenes. Sanchez’s colors are amazing, it’s almost like he chose specific colors for each character and scene; bright and bold where it is needed or subdued in others.