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Super Sons / Dynomutt Special #1

Ever since Hanna-Barbera penned the new deal to let DC play in their sandbox there have been a bunch of random, odd, crossover specials, just as there was with Looney Toons before this. It’s not a bad thing, but it’s usually weird. Some of the crossovers have used iterations of the Hanna-Barbera character that are appearing in their own reboot series, Like Johnny Quest and Space Ghost from the Future Quest series. Others, like the duo of Dynomutt and Blue Falcon, are standalone reboots on their own. I’m actually a bit curious to see if this version of Blue Falcon will show up in the pages of Future Quest Presents at some point. He’s a bit dark, but would otherwise potentially fit in well.

But, back to the story at hand...

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Super Sons #4

In what seems to be a break in tradition, the prologue for issue #4 is NOT a Kid Amazo scene. Instead, it’s split between the Kent Farm and Wayne Manor, as Lois Lane and Alfred attempt to wake our young heroes to start their respective days.

Elsewhere, Robin and Superboy are chained up, bickering (as usual), and at the mercy of Kid Amazo and his duplicates. After a reasonable amount of required villainous monologuing, the boys rescue Kid Amazo’s unconscious family and escape, with the help of SuperLex (who I guess is going by “Superman” now?).  After safely depositing the family away from the action, the boys return to assist Luthor, and the three finally defeat Kid Amazo with the further help of his sister Sara.

The issue, and story arc, ends with Lois and Alfred standing in Sup...

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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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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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