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Super Sons #3

Super Sons #3 opens with yet another brief prologue, this time a flashback to Kid Amazo and his superpowered family, before moving back to our young heroes. At the end of Super Sons #2, Superboy and Robin were separated, with the silhouette of their respective uncles looming behind each of them. The transition between issues #2 and #3 is similar to issues #1 and #2, with the previous story ending on a silhouette, and the new one starting with the silhouette not being who you thought it was. In this case, it is robot versions of Superman and Batman, who are trying to kill their real life nephews.  They are eventually saved by Kid Amazo’s missing sister (actually a robot duplicate), who has the ability to control machines.

“Sara” explains that Reggie (Kid Amazo) had been holding their fa...

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Dive Deeper Into the Mystery of DC Universe: Rebirth This April

THE DARK KNIGHT AND THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE DIVE DEEPER INTO

THE MYSTERY OF DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH THIS APRIL!

Batman and The Flash Team Up For the Four-Part Mystery “The Button”

All Four Issues to Also Feature Special Lenticular Covers

If you’ve been wondering about how the mystery behind Geoff Johns’ DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continues, you’ll find out more beginning this April in “The Button,” a four part story arc in issues #21 and #22 of BATMAN and THE FLASH.

Courtesy of the Batman team of writer Tom King and artist Jason Fabok, along with The Flash writer Joshua Williamson and artist Howard Porter, the two greatest detectives in the DC Universe unite to unravel the mystery behind a certain blood stained smiley face button stuck in the Batcave wall...

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Super Sons #2

Welcome back to Dave’s continued journey down the modern DC Comics rabbit hole.  If you missed my review on issue #1 of Supersons I started with pointing out that I am not normally a DC Comics reader. While I would say my knowledge is above average, it is mostly from other forms of media and not strictly current.

The prologue for issue #2 starts similarly to issue #1, in the same fake house with the same family, but instead of insisting on group hugs, the teenage son is insisting they die. Also, there are three of him and he now calls himself Kid Amazo.

Meanwhile, our young heroes are eighty stories up the side of Lexcorp headquarters with an ‘S’ embossed caped silhouette floating behind them...

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Super Sons #1

I’ve never really been a regular DC reader. I watch the various movies and animated shows but (other than some Green Lantern) I’ve never read all that much, so Super Sons was a bit of a deviation from my normal reading.

Taking it’s title from the “Saga of the Super Sons” storylines of the 1970s World’s Finest comic, Super Sons follows the adventures of 13 year old Damian Wayne (Robin) and 10 year old Jonathan Kent (Superboy). The fifth, and current, Robin has been around since 2006, but I only learned about him after watching the Son of Batman movie on Netflix. The current Superboy, who is the fourth (or so) “major” character to hold the name, only came about in 2016 so I hope I can be forgiven for not knowing he existed.

Super Sons #1 is all about setup for the rest of t...

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The Lego Batman Movie

One of the cinematic highlights of 2014 was the animated feature, The Lego Movie, and one of the most entertaining aspects of that film, was the Will Arnett voiced Batman character, and his one-liners.  Fast-forward to 2017, and now the animated blockbuster of the year is The Lego Batman Movie.

I would love to call this a solo Batman film, but in addition to Arnett’s Batman, there are a wealth of great characters, both heroes and villains.  Part of the fun of this one is seeing so many great characters, from both the DC Universe, but also many other of the Lego character universes…and hearing the voice talents of so many great performers like Michael Cera (Robin), Rosario Dawson (Batgirl), Ralph Fiennes (Alfred), Zach Galifianakis (Joker), and even Siri as the Batcomputer...

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