Superman #38

by Hussein Wasiti on January 03, 2018

Writers: Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason

Artist: Sergio Davila

Inker: Vicente Cifuentes

Colourist: Gabe Eltaeb

Letterer: Rob Leigh


Things really come to a head in this issue, and it is by far the best issue of this crossover. I haven't been a fan of this storyline over the past three instalments but I was thoroughly entertained by this issue, and I'm curious to see how it concludes in next week's SUPER SONS.


The conflict between the Teen Titans and the Super Sons elevates this above a typical time-travel "prevention" storyline, since Tim Drake/Saviour is effectively causing a rift between these people without even being there. I still think this story focuses on the wrong places, however. Too much time is spent before a certain group of people show up which would have made the story much more interesting if they showed up earlier.


I'm confused by Saviour. He was built up quite a bit in the previous issue but barely shows up and makes a really bizarre decision near the end of the issue that I couldn't get behind. I can't say I'm satisfied with where the character is at the end of this issue, but with another issue left to go, I'm hoping that Tomasi and Gleason add another layer if possible.


I really liked Sergio Davila's art. I haven't seen his work until his collaboration with James Robinson on the current WONDER WOMAN run and his work here is far superior to his work with Robinson. A lot is happening in every panel in an action sense and I was impressed with the scale he achieved. Some of his faces need a bit of work but it was mostly excellent.


In the penultimate issue to the SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW crossover, Tomasi, Gleason, and Davila round up a satisfying story. The ending is questionable but it may be expanded upon in the next issue of the storyline. I was a big fan of the artwork by Davila here.

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