By Dustin Cabeal
PSYCH! It’s not their Dad’s because this adventure would be over too soon and it would be really unrewarding to the reader if Batman and Superman showed up and cleaned up the mess… that could still happen, but hopefully, it won’t.
The boys learn what they’re up against and Kid Amazo is one sick fuck. The first issue could have still been for kids, but the second issue changed that and the third even more so. I don’t know if I would let a tween read about a super-powered boy pulling an “Emperor Joker” and killing his family over and over. That is the case in this issue.
The shining moment in this issue arrived in the form of a believable argument that served as a decoy for the fight. The dialogue flowed, and it genuinely felt like the boys hashing out their problems with each other, including that they’re forced to play together like super sons… which is the title, so I loved it.
Otherwise, this issue exposed the weakness of this concept in that it’s not very believable for these two to go around superheroing all night. They need shorter missions that play to the whole, sneaking out of the house vibe. Does that change the pacing and increase the amount of work? Yes, but does it make it more believable and enjoyable? Absolutely. That and I wouldn’t be surprised if Supes and Bats are sitting nearby watching the entire and that Damien will say that he knew all along.
The art continues to be brilliant. Jorge Jimenez is delivering consistently amazing work. The kids continue to look like kids which is the most refreshing thing about this story. I will reiterate how annoying and terrible it is to read a book starring a kid that looks like a weird shrunken adult and not an actual child. Jimenez’s style is the lynchpin for this series, and it is my hope that whoever is next in line apes his style as much as possible.
As much as I liked this issue, it has settled. It’s a good issue, but a far cry from anything brilliant outside of the artwork. While it’s one of the stronger DC titles at the moment, it’s been exposed for having slow character development and a painfully slow plotline that’s yet to be concluded. Maybe the next issue will be striking, but more than likely it’s settled into its comfort zone and will remain there.
Super Sons #3
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Jorge Jimenez
Colorist: Alejandro Sanchez
Letterer: Rob Leigh
Publisher: DC Comics