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Super Sons #2

by Hussein Wasiti on March 15, 2017

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi

Artist: Jorge Jimenez

Colours: Alejandro Sanchez

Publisher: DC Comics

 

This is shaping up to be one of the best series DC is publishing. The pure fun on display between Jon and Damian is really excellent, and the mystery about the Amazo Virus makes this issue really stand out.

 

While Jon and Damian show some level of animosity towards each other, they are still friends and this is very well-captured by artist Jorge Jimenez. His art feels very personal and fresh and fits the mostly fun tone of the story. Jon's little skirmish with Lex Luthor was teased at the end of the last issue, and it really pays off here.

 

Peter Tomasi is doing excellent work with the characterisation. There's a hard balance to find between the two main characters. You can't have them hate each other, otherwise it would be dull and boring. And they aren't the best of friends since they haven't done much together since they've met. Tomasi finds the perfect balance, in that they clearly have fun whenever they're together and are warming up to each other the more they hang out. Tomasi also proves that he's a master of Damian dialogue. Damian can come across as annoying at times under the wrong writer, but here, and in the New 52 Batman and Robin book, his personality is a bit more refreshing and he is a lot more human and engaging as a character.

 

The mystery of Kid Amazo continues, while Jon and Damian continue to bond in what is a near perfect balance of fun and serious storytelling. Tomasi and Jimenez provide such a warm take on the relationship between the superheroes in the making in what could be one of the top titles DC is putting out.

Our Score:

10/10

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