The fun continues in Adventures of the Super Sons 2, as we learn more about Rex Luthor’s band of miniature villains. We get the origin of Brainiac 6, and some disturbing backstory on Joker Jr.
I am consistently amazed at how well Peter Tomasi writes this book. It moves effortlessly between action, drama and flat out comedy, and somehow never manages to hit a wrong note.
On the down side, this makes it very difficult to write a review that doesn’t sound much like every other one I write for this series. OK, so this is technically only the second issue, but Tomasi has continued the feeling from the ongoing series so well that it barely seems like there was a break at all.
Barberi and Thibert do an excellent job on the art. The little villains manage to look cute and dangerous at the same time. I suspect the creative team has an awful lot of fun putting this book together, since it all feels so easy and natural.
The story concludes with a pure fan boy moment. I know I squealed with delight when I read it, while my more sombre editor rolled his eyes at it. Fine, if you want some dark and heavy drama, go read something else.
If you want crazy, silly fun, with sharp and witty dialogue, unexpected twists and pure joy permeating each page, then pick this book up.