I recently reviewed Supersons vol. 1 and sung its praises from the metaphorical Metropolis rooftop. I’ve climbed the gargoyles of Gotham to again sing the praises of this fun series. For those of you too young to join the Teen Titans and not in the know, the Supersons series revolves around young Jon Kent and Damien Wayne and their odd couple friendship. Damien, aka Robin, is Batman’s son. He’s grumpy and arrogant and the leader (I guess?) of the Teen Titans. Jon Kent is ten years old, bright eyed, and ready to help in any way he can.
In this volume, the unlikely friends are “training” by stopping jaywalkers, changing tires, getting cats out of trees, and stopping the occasional mugger. Things take a weird turn when the Titans call in Robin for a big case. Superboy ends up tagging along after the Titans get their butts handed to them, and things…escalate.
As a result, both Superboy and Robin find themselves in over their heads in some kind of multiverse magical battle. They’ve got rely on their growing skillet and their growing friendship to do the right thing and make it out alive.
This volume is darker than volume one, yet it’s just as funny. As over the top as the book is in terms of art, color, action, and humor, it’s very human. I would even say it encourages the reader to do the good thing, because doing good and being light encourages others to do the same.
Special shout out to Hi-Fi and the other colorists on the book, as the page positively glow with energy and youth and excitement. In terms of colors, I’d put it up there with the newer Ghostrider books (the fire in them is amazing) and also Image’s Low.