Adventures of the Super Sons #2
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Pencils by Carlo Barberi
Inks by Art Thibert
Colors by Protobunker
Lettering by Rob Leigh
Cover by Dan Mora
Edited by Paul Kaminski, Andrew Marino, and Marie Javins
(Summary) Robin and Superboy face off against a team of aliens who have turned themselves into a wannabe Legion of Doom. Even though he may be the Boy of Steel, Jon may still prove to be no match against the might of Rex Luthor.
(Review) Tomasi continues to prove that he’s the perfect man to write this book. Just the idea of the alien kid Legion of Doom is incredibly creative and fresh. On top of that, the dialogue is incredibly charming; I absolutely love the friendship that Jon and Damian have. This is quite possibly the most fun book currently running. It really does read like kids playing pretend. If there’s one aspect about the writing that I dislike it’s that, at one point is this issue, something pretty dark happens that I won’t spoil here, but it was a pretty jarring tonal shift. That’s more of a nitpick, however, as the moment comes and goes quickly and immediately returns to the upbeat and adventurous tone of before.
The art is also excellent. The cartoony style fits this book like a glove, and the colors are so vibrant that the characters practically leap off the page. Barberi has figured out some very clever ways to portray movement, and little details like Joker Jr.’s suit being too big for him really go a long way in adding to my enjoyment of the comic.