Adventures of the Super Sons #11 // Review
Peter J Tomasi and Carlo Barberi continue to deliver nothing outside of sheer comic book fun and spectacle with this chapter. Pitting the boys alongside their future selves as they fight a group of alien children obsessed with Earth villains, the duo continue to bring the fun even up until its penultimate issue they never cease to simply produce entertaining comics that anyone could enjoy. With the days numbered for Young Jon of the past, fans will be sure not to miss these two final issues before the series takes its bow.
In one last showdown against Rex Luthor and his Injustice Gang, Superboy and Robin join forces with not only future versions of themselves as well as the Space Cabbie, a teenage Green Lantern recruitee, an alien child faux Joker and deep cut, Timmy Tomorrow. While they take on a multitude of adversaries inspired by the Earth’s villains, the evil forces are no match for two pairs of Super Sons. While Rex Luthor makes his escape, he traps the duo within his own cosmos cube before the penultimate chapter comes to its close.
After the loss of Jorge Jimenez on the previous iteration of the title, Carlo Barberi filled the immense shoes with his own signature style befitting for the young, dynamic duo. Delivering that nostalgic Saturday morning cartoon feeling to the series, readers of any age can find sheer joy from this title. From his fun character works to his kinetic action scenes, Barberi continues to be another spectacular candidate for Tomasi’s right hand. Protobunker continues to add that high cartoon gloss this series has become synonymous with, wrapping each page in a splendid candy coating.
While Tomasi’s time with the boys together comes to a close, Damian still remains within his wheelhouse over at Detective Comics currently. His love and affection for these two proves itself over tenfold with each new chapter, growing the boys into their own as they travel across the galaxy with their best friend. Both of Tomasi’s heartwarming tales about these best friends will be cherished by fans for years to come.
Although one issue still remains, two full volumes of Super Sons will be left as a reminder of better days. This volume’s nostalgic romp through space has been an absolute godsend for fans tired of their heroes being in constant crisis. Not just the boys together, but really just the sheer pure joy this series brought to fans will be what is missed the most.