Super Sons, Volume 1: When I Grow Up by Peter J. Tomasi

Super Sons, Volume 1: When I Grow Up

A part of DC Universe Rebirth!Superboy (aka Jonathan Kent) and Robin (aka Damian Wayne) make their super hero duo debut in this all-new series SUPER SONS, part of DC Rebirth.This debut series looks at the lives of Robin and Superboy and their destiny to follow in their fathers’ footsteps, while we meet a new villain whose ascension parallels the boys’ own understanding of...

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Super Sons, Volume 1: When I Grow Up Reviews

  • Christy

    I laughed a lot while reading this book. Loved seeing Jon and Damian develop in light of their fathers.

  • Wing Kee

    This is what DC needs. More please!

    World: Jimenez's art is sublime and perfect for this title. It's kinetic, full of big bold emotions and over the top just like the book needs to be. It's gorgeous. The world building is also fantastic, living in the little nook that these two have in the DCU. Everything tonally in this series is brighter and lighter, even Batman and that's a good thing.

    Story: Great little tale that is great cause of the amazing dialog and chemistry between Jon and Damian. They

    This is what DC needs. More please!

    World: Jimenez's art is sublime and perfect for this title. It's kinetic, full of big bold emotions and over the top just like the book needs to be. It's gorgeous. The world building is also fantastic, living in the little nook that these two have in the DCU. Everything tonally in this series is brighter and lighter, even Batman and that's a good thing.

    Story: Great little tale that is great cause of the amazing dialog and chemistry between Jon and Damian. They are great together and their bromance is fantastic. The pacing was fast and fun and the villain was interesting and suitable for this duo. The adults in their book are also fantastic. I can't get enough of this series. This is what the DCU needs so much.

    Characters: Jon and Damian are great. They are just like their fathers and that makes the oil and water dynamic great. Add to that they each have a unique personal voice that makes them even greater together. The villain of this tale was also fun and interesting and I liked that he was also a child. The adults, awesome...even Luthor.

    Just a fun fun series that will make you smile.

    Onward to the next book!

    *single issues read*

  • James DeSantis

    Damn this is so goddamn fun! I love these kids. I want my future kids to be these kids.

    So most people know Damien, the son of batman. Think a young, ignorant, little piece of shit, with the sickest burns around town. Then got Jon who is Clark's son who follows his footsteps. This volume is mostly one big story, a boys night out, where Damien drags Jon into a big fight against a kid who can split himself up and create copies of other people. Also contains a one shot of Jon coming to terms with a

    Damn this is so goddamn fun! I love these kids. I want my future kids to be these kids.

    So most people know Damien, the son of batman. Think a young, ignorant, little piece of shit, with the sickest burns around town. Then got Jon who is Clark's son who follows his footsteps. This volume is mostly one big story, a boys night out, where Damien drags Jon into a big fight against a kid who can split himself up and create copies of other people. Also contains a one shot of Jon coming to terms with accepting he's moving away from the farm and Damien comforting him by fighting? Yea, you now 12-13 year old boys.

    Good: Loooooove the dialog between the boys. They are wonderful together and some amazing moments of them whooping ass. The art is top notch and grabs the style perfectly for them. The last issue is probably my favorite when you see they really are just kids. The action is also great!

    Bad: The main villain, while screwed up, is kind of boring. I really didn't care much about if he died or live even if his sister was cool.

    Overall this is a GREAT first volume. Charming, fun, and exciting. I really hope this series stays for awhile. Super Sons is easily top 5 DC titles right now.

  • Scott (GrilledCheeseSamurai)

    Damian & Jonathan sneak out after bedtime and hijinx ensue.

    But you know what? It's pretty darn entertaining. Sure, Damian is a little shit head and Jonathan is pretty much a pussy...but they have that same chemistry that their two fathers have.

    I read this in single issues last night before bed and I haveta say that I am sure glad that I did. It's like when you have been drinking coffee all morning and then you have a glass of orange juice. It's a party in your mouth!

    That's what these comics

    Damian & Jonathan sneak out after bedtime and hijinx ensue.

    But you know what? It's pretty darn entertaining. Sure, Damian is a little shit head and Jonathan is pretty much a pussy...but they have that same chemistry that their two fathers have.

    I read this in single issues last night before bed and I haveta say that I am sure glad that I did. It's like when you have been drinking coffee all morning and then you have a glass of orange juice. It's a party in your mouth!

    That's what these comics were like. A wonderful pallet cleanser from the darker versions of DC's other offerings. A nice simple story with some witty banter while our 2 heroes take on a bad guy or two.

    And the art is fabulous. It very much suited the style of story and the characters.

    Overall, I really enjoyed it.

    Sometimes I forget that comics are supposed to be fun. :p

  • Danielle

    Read this review and more on my

    Such a fun story that you can easily get lost in and just enjoy. Super Sons follows Superman’s and Batman’s sons (no, not together sorry Superbat fans), Jonathan Kent and Damien Wayne. Together both get into all sorts of trouble as only super-powered children can.

    The storyline is very easy to follow, with it purely being what Damien

    Read this review and more on my

    Such a fun story that you can easily get lost in and just enjoy. Super Sons follows Superman’s and Batman’s sons (no, not together sorry Superbat fans), Jonathan Kent and Damien Wayne. Together both get into all sorts of trouble as only super-powered children can.

    The storyline is very easy to follow, with it purely being what Damien convinces Jonathan to do whilst trying to avoid their fathers. Whilst this is predominantly what will occupy you thoughts, it does hint to underlying issues that I suspect that Jonathan and Damien will help each other overcome (either that or they will end up constantly fighting because they think that they are better than the other). We also get to see how they both are like their fathers, whether they like it, or even admit to it or not. I cannot wait to see how they both grow in the coming volumes.

    The art style is what you would expect from a comic entered on two super-powered children. Lots of bright colours that did not oversaturate the page with just a general fun tone. This art style really suited how Super Sons is supposed to come across, as more of an enjoyable light-hearted compared to the likes of Batman.

    If you want to get lost for a few hours then Super Sons Volume 1 is a great way to do so.

  • Eri (Airy Reads)

    After hearing a friend rave about how amazing Super Sons was, I decided to request it, although I wasn’t sure what to expect from the two kid protagonists. To my surprise, I ended up adoring this new series, and it’s fast become my favorite DC rebirth series.

    In a few words, Super Sons is cute, fun, and most of all, easy to fall into even if you’re not someone who reads a lot of comics. As a relative novice to the world of comics myself, I found myself enamored with Jon Kent, a kid with a heart o

    After hearing a friend rave about how amazing Super Sons was, I decided to request it, although I wasn’t sure what to expect from the two kid protagonists. To my surprise, I ended up adoring this new series, and it’s fast become my favorite DC rebirth series.

    In a few words, Super Sons is cute, fun, and most of all, easy to fall into even if you’re not someone who reads a lot of comics. As a relative novice to the world of comics myself, I found myself enamored with Jon Kent, a kid with a heart of gold, and grudgingly liking Damian Wayne, more of a brat with some attitude problems.

    Despite what both characters claim, this first volume of Super Sons clearly indicates the start to a beautiful friendship, and I love how aside from the contrasts between their personalities, we also see the contrasts in being raised by Batman for Damian and Clark and Lois for Jon.

    The art for Super Sons is delightfully cute and I enjoyed the way Jon and Damian were both drawn, especially Jon’s bright expressions and Damian’s grouchy face. Art is always a big factor in how much I enjoy a comic, since it directly affect my enjoyment of characters even if the writing is decent so I was very gratified by how much I loved the art and the bright colorful vibrancy of the overall volume.

    At the core, Super Sons is a story of two kids discovering how to be heroic in their own way, and I loved the way the story builds on the growing bond between Jon and Damian. While Damian is the one with more experience and wisdom, Jon is the one with the radiantly pure heart, and it’s clear as day how they can both learn from each other.

    As a ringing endorsement, the first volume was engaging enough to convince me to subscribe to the current issues of Super Sons, and it’s sure to touch everyone with its effusive charm and engaging content.

  • Chris Lemmerman

    [Read as single issues]

    Have I talked about how Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason did superb work on Batman & Robin, and are doing superb work on Superman? Well, now Tomasi has taken the two best parts of those comics and combined them into one - meet the Super Sons, Damian Wayne and Jon Kent, better known as Superboy and Robin.

    When the two are kind of thrown together by their parents, they don't exactly get along, but this opening arc of the series shows them just why their dads are such a go

    [Read as single issues]

    Have I talked about how Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason did superb work on Batman & Robin, and are doing superb work on Superman? Well, now Tomasi has taken the two best parts of those comics and combined them into one - meet the Super Sons, Damian Wayne and Jon Kent, better known as Superboy and Robin.

    When the two are kind of thrown together by their parents, they don't exactly get along, but this opening arc of the series shows them just why their dads are such a good team, and why they can be too. Pitted against Kid Amazo, a leftover from the New 52 Justice League story The Amazo Virus, the pair must fight side by side to save other kids their own age while not beating each other up at the same time.

    I'm always a little weirded out reading comics about very young characters (Jon's meant to be 10 I think, and Damian's 13?), because it feels kind of irresponsible for them to be doing this stuff, but hey, comic books, and they're fun characters that read older than they are anyway so it's easy to forget.

    Also joining Pete Tomasi is Jorge Jimenez, whose art I absolutely love. I've followed him from Earth 2 to Superman to here, and it's about time he got to headline his own book. His art is super dynamic, capturing all the energy of Humberto Ramos without going into the super-distended character forms, and the colours are sublime.

    Big, big fan of this one.

  • Abigail Williams

    (Read as single issues.)

    I don't really have the words to express why I like Super Sons so much. I find the duo of Damian Wayne and Jonathan Kent to be highly entertaining. I think the biggest thing that comes across to me is that they are kids and they're written that way. It's so believable when they fight with each other and call each other names (it might not be in this volume but at some point Jon calls Damian "Dork Knight" which I find absurdly precious). They're finding their way in the wo

    (Read as single issues.)

    I don't really have the words to express why I like Super Sons so much. I find the duo of Damian Wayne and Jonathan Kent to be highly entertaining. I think the biggest thing that comes across to me is that they are kids and they're written that way. It's so believable when they fight with each other and call each other names (it might not be in this volume but at some point Jon calls Damian "Dork Knight" which I find absurdly precious). They're finding their way in the world and learning to work together. Damian is absolutely a bad influence ("do you think Superman has a bedtime?") and Jon is not afraid to give Damian some crap for his attitude and behavior. The shenanigans that these two get into are so much fun to read. The art also very good - there's a sense of youthful energy and movement that is conveyed on every page.

    This is currently my favorite Rebirth title (Red Hood and the Outlaws being a close second). Highly recommended.

  • Jill Jemmett

    This is a funny graphic novel.

    I like that it’s aimed at a young adult audience, though it could be entertaining for adults too. Many DC comics are for adults, and some are for kids, but this one fits nicely in the middle.

    Robin and Superboy make an unlikely team. They don’t always succeed in defeating the villain. Actually, they often end up trapped. But that makes for comical situations.

    Their families make small appearances in the story, but it mostly focuses on the sons. I like this, since I fi

    This is a funny graphic novel.

    I like that it’s aimed at a young adult audience, though it could be entertaining for adults too. Many DC comics are for adults, and some are for kids, but this one fits nicely in the middle.

    Robin and Superboy make an unlikely team. They don’t always succeed in defeating the villain. Actually, they often end up trapped. But that makes for comical situations.

    Their families make small appearances in the story, but it mostly focuses on the sons. I like this, since I find that many spin off series can focus too much on background information. Damian and Jon are the sons of Batman and Superman, but their fathers aren’t featured in the story. They boys get to go off and have their own adventures.

    I liked this graphic novel and I’m looking forward to the rest of the series!

    I received a copy of this graphic novel on NetGalley in exchange for a review.

  • Chad

    This is just FUN. All of the charm and adventure of Superman (It's the same writer.) with the added bonus of two exceptional children learning to accept one another (while bickering nonstop). This one's a winner. Jorge Jimenez's art was made for this title. His frenetic style works wonderfully with children looking for adventure. Bring on volume 2!

    Received an advance copy from DC and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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