Tomasi, Barberi, and Santorelli bring Adventures of the Super Sons to a conclusion in this issue, and do so by throwing in a major twist, making the entire story something a bit different than what we thought it was.
But it’s a good twist, it makes sense, and it still comes to a strong finish. I had thought it a bit curious that the big battle against Rex Luthor’s army of villains took place last issue, but now I can see why that was done.
This is also an important issue in terms of larger DC continuity, as Rex uses the Hypercube, and the reader is finally allowed to learn what is inside of it. Indeed, what it actually is.
Robin and Superboy are along for that ride, and make a new ally as they face off with Rex Luthor for one final battle.
I appreciated the use of Alfred in the resolution, and the time passage that gets defined as the story ends. The series comes to a happy ending, but it still has a bittersweet tinge to it. I suppose that is because so much is up in the air with the DC universe right now, and I really don’t know if this is the end of Super Sons, or just the end of their miniseries. The conclusion could play either way.
But no matter where Robin and Superboy go from here, Tomasi an crew have created a miniseries worthy of their old series. The dynamic between the two boys, their dialogue, is always fun. And Barberi and Santorelli brought the chaos to life so very well. Suitable for younger readers, fully entertaining for older ones, the Super Sons have made their mark. Bravo.