Super Sons 7 is a lot of fun from start to finish. Really, the only slightly negative thing I can possibly say about this issue is that it’s a bit more like a Teen Titans story, featuring Superboy, than a Superboy/Robin story, featuring the Teen Titans.
The story continues from the previous issue, as Superboy joins the Teen Titans as they battle the Forgotten Villains. Robin has been aged severely by the Time Commander, and has to concede that Superboy’s abilities are needed to defeat their enemies.
I was so happy to see the Forgotten Villains again. The Time Commander was not originally part of that grouping, but Kraklow, Atom-Master, and Chun Yull, the Faceless Hunter from Saturn, all deserved a return engagement.
Part of the reason that this feels like a Teen Titans story is that Tomasi handles the members of that group so well. The humour fits perfectly into this book, and Superboy’s innocence and inexperience contrast so endearingly with the Titans.
And seriously, Robin as a grumpy old man with incontinence issues all but steals the show.
While I fully believe that Robin would know the difference between inferred and implied, I was surprised that Superboy did. Lois and Clark must have been tutoring him.
Superboy does not become a full member of the Teen Titans in this outing, but certainly the ground work gets laid to bring him into that group. And I sure hope that happens!