Adventures of the Super Sons #3
The Super Sons find themselves tumbling through space and time without so much as a GPS to guide them! Having battled the intergalactic group of teen hoodlums known as the Gang, Superboy and Robin barely escape. However, they do end up having a shootout with gunslingers on a Western-like world before engaging in a swordfight to save a princess on a medieval-like planet. The Sons need to find their way back to Earth before the Gang does a planetary smash-and-grab with the whole planet!
Writer Peter J. Tomasi continues his Adventures of the Super Sons maxiseries following the abduction of Robin and Superboy by The Gang. It could be a good thing that Superboy was split in two by synthetic Kryptonite in the previous issue, because this one turned out to be one long fight.
The split personality concept turned red and blue Superboy against one another with Robin forced to pick up the pieces. This worked to add another level of chaos to the story but ultimately didn’t impact much…yet. After coming together to help stop a crash landing, the now-three Super Sons seemingly find their getaway with the kid Joker and Space Cabbie!
The artwork has been consistently good in the series so far, and while this issue remains the same, the fight scenes leave a little to be desired. One noticeably great aspect was the lettering from Rob Leigh, though. On their crash landing, the lettering beautifully punctuates the violent rattling of their ship and made the final pages much more intense. It was helped make that moment the best of the issue easily.
For fans of Tomasi’s run on the Super Sons, this series will undoubtedly be a fun read. The Gang of kids was a fun group of characters, but their charm is beginning to wear thin. With so many issues left in the maxi-series, I hope the upcoming narratives can introduce some more interesting elements to keep the quality of the story going forward.
Adventures of the Super Sons #3 is a fun entry to the uniquely entertaining maxi-series but doesn’t really offer anything substantial for the overall story.
Adventures of the Super Sons #3: Superboys?!
Writing - 7/107/10
Storyline - 6/106/10
Art - 8/108/10
Color - 7/107/10
Cover Art - 7/107/10
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