Graphic Novel Review: Superman, Volume 2: Trial of the Super Sons by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason

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Superman, Volume 2: Trial of the Super Sons by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason (illustrated by Patrick Gleason,Doug Mahnke & Jorge Jimenez, inked by Jaime Mendoza, Trevor Scott, Mick Gray, Christian Alamy & Mark Morales, colored by Alejandro Sanchez, Wil Quintana, & John Kalisz, lettered by Rob Leigh) tells of Jon Kent, Superman and Lois’s son, who is becoming more powerful and gets on the radar screen of his father’s powerful foes. This graphic novel collects issues of Superman # 7 – 13.

  • 168 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401268609

 

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My rating for Superman, Volume 2: Trial of the Super Sons – 4
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Thoughts:
As I mentioned before, I really enjoy the Super sons character the DC Comics has managed to create, against all odds I might add. Up until now I never enjoyed the “kid of” story lines, or worst – the “kids save the day” deus ex machina. But a more naïve, less powerful version of Superman joined with a less moralistic more sarcastic version of Batman is a winning formula.

In Superman, Volume 2: Trial of the Super Sons by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason (illustrated by Patrick Gleason,Doug Mahnke & Jorge Jimenez, inked by Jaime Mendoza, Trevor Scott, Mick Gray, Christian Alamy & Mark Morales, colored by Alejandro Sanchez, Wil Quintana, & John Kalisz, lettered by Rob Leigh) the two super sons are busy to get their fathers to work out the issues in between them.

Superman and Batman decide that in order for Superboy and Robin (Damian Wayne) to get along, they need to work together. The rest of the book is a mish-mash of randoms stories, some are good (the family to a carnival) and some… not as enjoyable.

On a whole, this graphic novel doesn’t really have a coherent story line. The individual stories range from cute, to bad and some are just stupid. I did think this was a very entertaining book thanks to the super sons and the interactions between them and their families.

Synopsis:
Jon Kent, the powerful son of Clark Kent (Superman) and Lois Lane starts getting noticed as the villains in the universe discover there might be a way to hurt the Man of Steel. At this point Clark must decide how far he is willing to go to protect his family.

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Dis­claimer: I got borrowed this book from a friend.
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