Adventures of the Super Sons #10 // Review
As the young, dynamic duo continue their journey through space to get back home, Peter J Tomasi is joined once again by Carlo Santucci on pencils to bring this series to life. This fun tale of friendship continues to pit these two fan favorites on new and exciting journeys against strange and new enemies. As the series winds closer to its ultimate finale, time left with young Jon is unfortunately finite. Tomas I working with both young. Characters previously add a level of familiarity that only strengthens the title even further.
With the final showdown against Rex Luthor and his Injustice Gang underway, the boys find themselves on the losing end. The android Jonah Hex returns to join forces with the Superboy and Robin accompanied by their young Green Lantern friend. After yet another gotcha moment heel turn, Jonah Hex helps the young Lantern Tao into his Power Ring and sway the battle over to the winning side. Simultaneously in the future, an elderly Robin and Superboy recount their adventures to the young grandchildren, similar to the finale of the volume of the title. Before the chapter closes out, a group of mysterious allies joins the fight.
Delivering the Saturday morning cartoon aesthetic, Carlo Santucci's pencil work fits the series perfectly. Reminiscent of the nostalgic days of youth, Santucci's stylization adds the layer of sheer fun to the title. His signature character design and sense of action pacing add to the overall integrity of the series, creating something genuinely worthwhile outside of just the sheer love for the characters. The color works of Matt Santorelli lends that much more wonderment to the series, with his beautiful high gloss.
Peter J Tomasi's absolute love and affinity for these young heroes is positively undeniable. With callbacks not only to his own runs but back to the golden and silver ages of DC just adds another layer of care for this series. Finding the white space for this series to fit before its inevitable end is yet another hallmark of Peter Tomasi's writing sensibilities. From the detective mystery with Batman and back to this youthful series about friendship, Tomasi's extensive range is felt each week on the comic stands.
With Jon and Damian's time together as children is coming to its end, this series is not one to miss. The two young heroes have quickly wormed their way into reader's hearts as Tomasi and Santucci proceed to deliver some of the best chapters the series has seen with these last few.