Kudos to Peter Tomasi and Jorge Jimenez for bringing the first Super Sons story arc to a really entertaining conclusion. Robin and Superboy have been captured by Kid Amazo, and have to defeat the twisted deviant. Lex Luthor is on the trail of all three, but now so are Lois Lane and Alfred, who are none too happy to find their children have run off during the night.
What is so very impressive about this issue is how well Tomasi crafts a serious story with a genuinely terrifying villain with the laugh a minute comedic banter between Robin and Superboy. It’s an astounding balancing act, one that could tip too much one way or the other and throw the whole thing off.
Jimenez’s art compliments this, and faces the same challenges. Kid Amazo, his back story and his threats carry all the dynamic weight of a really top drawer villain, but the camera angles he chooses for Superboy and Robin help the comedy play at its best.
The subplot with Alfred and Lois Lane is simply the crowing touch. The reminder we need that these are children. As clever and powerful as they may be, they are not meant to be running off for midnight missions without supervision.
All in all, a perfectly executed finale for the Kid Amazo storyline.