Super Sons, Volume 1 (Super Sons, #1) by Peter J. Tomasi

Super Sons, Volume 1 (Super Sons, #1)

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 their powers-except that he believes it’s his right to rule over ever...

Details Super Sons, Volume 1 (Super Sons, #1)

TitleSuper Sons, Volume 1 (Super Sons, #1)
Release DateOct 17th, 2017
PublisherDC Comics
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Comic Book

Reviews Super Sons, Volume 1 (Super Sons, #1)

  • Anne
    3.5 starsOk, it's not the best plot-wise, but the art is adorable and I just love the concept of Damien and Jon doing this frenemyish team-up.Look at these two! The cuteness level is just off the charts!But. I'm hoping volume 2 will delve a tad deeper into their budding friendship because I think this volume pushed the border of Ok Enough! with the wash, rinse, repeat cycle of insults that these kids flung at each other. It wasn't quite too much,...
  • 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...
  • 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 wha...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chelsea
    Re-reading as a volume and this series is as wonderful as I remember! Ahhhh, everything about it is just spot on! I adore the contrast between Damian & Bruce and Jon & Clark. I love Damian's headstrong, self-assured nature and Jon's stubborn, protective nature. It's just so wonderful and everything I needed to cheer me up and get me out of my reading slump.5 stars! Definitely a recommend if you haven't picked up this series yet.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Danielle
    Read this review and more on my blog, uncovered-books.I received a free copy of Super Sons Volume 1: When I Grow Up from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion.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 ...
  • 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 serie...
  • Joseph
    This was so much fun to read. Been a fan of Damian since Tomasi's Batman and Robin days, and the Lois & Clark Rebirth prequel has made me a huge fan of Jon, and continued into Rebirth. It's a good pairing and Tomasi really knows how to write young kids going through the super hero learning curve. I LOL for realsies several times. I wish Damian was still about 10 or 11, as it seems weird a 13 year old is hanging with a 10 year old, but whatever. J...
  • Peter Derk
    This one's cute and all, but I think it's meant to be an "all-ages" book. Which means it's appropriate for kids and adults can read it too because, you know, we do whatever we want. We're grown-ups. Eat Starburst Jellybeans to the point I get a stomachache? Even though I KNEW, before I hit the wall, that I was headed for ache-town? Yeah, damn straight. I think I might be Damian Wayne-ed out. He's not my favorite character, and he's in a lotta boo...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 f...
  • Abigail
    (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 absur...
  • Colleen
    Peter J. Tomasi is one of my favorite Batman authors; this title was soooooo much fun to read and the art was fantastic.
  • Taylor Ramirez
    This was a really fun read! I really like the way Damien and Jon work off each other. Though, Damien is kind of annoying, I felt like it worked. I also like the interaction between the super sons and their super dads. Alfred is also great.The story was really fun. I know a little about Amazo but I didn’t know that Lex Luther had created a Super man suit or that this Amazo virus was a thing so it was a little confusing.I really enjoyed the art f...
  • Bob Frantz
    I was very much looking forward to this series. I love tomasi. dude is a solid writer. The plot was decent enough. I find Damien unlikable. He's a less charming batman, which I thought would be impossible to pull off. Jorge Jimenez art stole the show. it was fantastic. the colors by Alejandro Sanchez were also stellar.
  • ☘Tara Sheehan☘
    I had so much fun reading this with my kids and they loved getting to read about the children of Batman and Superman. The chemistry between the boys felt similar to what we’ve come to know between their fathers which made their relationship feel easier to buy into. My son loved all the “boys will be boys” kind of concepts particularly since he’s surrounded by girls so often between me and his sisters. There was so much humor entwined in t...
  • Amanda [Novel Addiction]
    Meh. Not bad, not great.
  • Danielle Dieterich
    Never has a comic brought me such PURE JOY. I love my kids.
  • Sevia
    Co k tomu dodat? Mám slabost pro Damiena a tahle týmovka je naprosto skvěle napsaná.
  • Will Brown
    The antagonist isn't terribly interesting, but the dynamic between Damian Wayne (Robin) and John Kent (Superboy) is what makes this book work so well. Tomasi has been writing Damian for years and knows how to bring out the best in him, and John's an incredibly likeable kid. They exemplify the best (and worst) qualities of their parents and the kids' relationship to each other mirrors their fathers' in a lot of ways. They're great contrasts to one...
  • Nicola Mansfield
    My first thoughts going into this is that it would be rather juvenile what with two children (even superhero children) being the main characters and their relationship the main focus. I was surprised though that this turned out to be a very readable, even dark, plot which had the super sons up against another kid villain: Kid Amazo. They end up on Lexcorps property and Super-Lex shows up to save the day and blast the kids for being on his propert...
  • Lucille
    I first read Super Sons in their monthly single issues format and then took the chance to re-read and review properly when I found the complete volume available to request on Netgalley!This was such a fun read! I’m not up to date on the Rebirth event, so I think I can safely say that this is pretty easy to understand for people who have not really followed the other series and are curious about this one. There are references to past events but ...
  • Brian Poole
    Super Sons translates a crowd-pleasing Superman arc into an ongoing series with When I Grow Up.Jonathan Kent, a/k/a Superboy, the son of Superman and Lois Lane, copes with his family’s impending move to Metropolis, in spite of his desire to stay in their farm town. Damian Wayne, a/k/a Robin, the son of Batman, engages his frenemy to go on a mission with him, dealing with “Kid Amazo,” a survivor of the “Amazo Virus” arc from Justice Leag...
  • Mindy
    I have to admit that I've long loved the argumentative friendship between Batman and Superman. This series is the interplay of their sons, Superboy and Robin, and the same basic dynamic between them, as these two begin to team up. Add in teen and preteen angst and it's a great comedy, that's also pretty relatable to kids. The stories in this volume definitely flowed together Ana keeper me entertained. I read the entire thing in one sitting withou...
  • Maxym Karpovets
    One of the best Rebirth series so far. Tomasi knows how to write a story about family relationships, but this time we meet a duet from two opposing families: Superboy of a typical American family and Robin with from not an ideal, but still family. They are opposites in everything, but that's why they manage to cope with obstacles, which often create for themselves). Tomasi easily and skillfully develops the plot without resorting to unnecessary c...