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.

  • Anne

    3.5 stars

    Ok, it's not

    plot-wise, but the art is adorable and I just love the concept of Damien and Jon doing this frenemy

    team-up.

    But. I'm hoping volume 2 will delve a tad deeper into their budding friendship because I think this volume pushed the border of

    with the wash, rinse, repeat cycle of insults that these kids flung at each other. It wasn't

    too much, but...eh.

    It

    fun to see that even the

    3.5 stars

    Ok, it's not

    plot-wise, but the art is adorable and I just love the concept of Damien and Jon doing this frenemy

    team-up.

    But. I'm hoping volume 2 will delve a tad deeper into their budding friendship because I think this volume pushed the border of

    with the wash, rinse, repeat cycle of insults that these kids flung at each other. It wasn't

    too much, but...eh.

    It

    fun to see that even the Superdads still have a bit of the immature one-upmanship thing going on, though.

    This title has everything going for it except that little bit of meat on the bone it will need to catapult it into something special. <--for me, at least. I'm hoping that the next volume gets a bit of that something-something because, if so, I could see this easily becoming one of my favorite DC titles.

    Realistically? I can't resist the characters or the art, so I'll be back for more.

  • 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.

  • Chris

    Super Sons is one of those series that's quickly become popular with comic fans, generating considerable hype for the first trade before it even hit the shelves. Fortunately then, When I Grow Up... is a delight from the very first issue and the talented creative team don't miss a beat.

    Peter Tomasi spent years writing Damian Wayne/Robin (and I didn't realise how much i'd missed that until now) and currently writes Superman, so he knows exactly what he's doing with these characters. Damian is stil

    Super Sons is one of those series that's quickly become popular with comic fans, generating considerable hype for the first trade before it even hit the shelves. Fortunately then, When I Grow Up... is a delight from the very first issue and the talented creative team don't miss a beat.

    Peter Tomasi spent years writing Damian Wayne/Robin (and I didn't realise how much i'd missed that until now) and currently writes Superman, so he knows exactly what he's doing with these characters. Damian is still a cocky little shit, yet skilled enough that you can't help but admire his bravado. On the other hand, Jonathan Kent/Superboy is every bit his father's son. The contrast between the two young heroes results in a fun dynamic, as the pair bicker their way through an entertaining mis-adventure.

    Super Sons also boasts superb artwork. The style of Jorge Jiminez is an absolutely perfect fit for the book, as energetic and expressive as it is detailed. Meanwhile, the bold tones by colourist Alejandro Sanchez envelop the book in such warmth that I was surprised it didn't heat my hands while I was holding it.

    As an added bonus, When I Grow Up... is slightly cheaper than other DC Rebirth books as it only collects five issues and is aimed at parents and the all-ages market. It's the icing on the cake for a book that's already easy to recommend. A fitting addition to the Rebirth line, Super Sons is all good fun.

  • Diz

    I loved this! Batman and Superman's relationship has always been an interesting one, but since they are adults, the clash of their ideologies has been mostly restrained. However, in Super Sons we have child versions of these heroes in Jonathan Kent and Damian Wayne, and as anyone who has spent time around children knows, they don't hold anything back. The clash between these two as they learn how to work together as a team is really funny, and it sheds light on the relationship between Batman an

    I loved this! Batman and Superman's relationship has always been an interesting one, but since they are adults, the clash of their ideologies has been mostly restrained. However, in Super Sons we have child versions of these heroes in Jonathan Kent and Damian Wayne, and as anyone who has spent time around children knows, they don't hold anything back. The clash between these two as they learn how to work together as a team is really funny, and it sheds light on the relationship between Batman and Superman as well.

    Another thing that I appreciate about this book is that it depicts Batman and Superman as friends, not just colleagues. That was something that was missing in the New 52 version of these characters. Having that friendship back just feels right. This more upbeat view of the characters is reflected in the art, which is vibrant and colorful. Overall, Super Sons is a great addition to the DC universe.

  • Artemy

    Consistently entertaining interactions between Damian and Jon mostly make up for an uninspired plot involving a generic villain who does some crazy illogical things. Overall, it's a solid comic from Tomasi that's centered around two characters that he writes best, and I am definitely coming back for the second volume.


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