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Review: Super Sons #11

The Super Sons are on the run after discovering Superboy’s dark destiny. Will Robin be able to protect his friend from the Batman of Tomorrow? The first part of “Super Sons of Tomorrow” was good and the second kicks it up a level as Tim Drake Batman is after his target and nothing’s going to stop him. But why’s he doing all of this?

Super Sons #11 gives us the motivation behind Drake’s actions and they work really well. It does open questions like how does this future jive with the one he was attempting to prevent in Detective Comics? Writers Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason deliver the motivation behind the actions as well as an issue that takes a bit of a different tactic. Drake has shown his combat abilities in the first issue and in this second part he has to take a different tactic since he’s now dealing with the Teen Titans and Superboy.

The first part of the story focused on Drake’s tactical brilliance, this second one is the technical brilliance and the two together shows how deadly Tim Drake is and a character we should all be paying attention too. It’s clear there’s a lot pivoting around him when it comes to the DC Universe’s future.

We also get to see Tim Drake taking individuals down with his smarts a defining aspect to him and it’s absolutely fantastic.

All of that is delivered through the art of Ryan Benjamin. Each character’s reaction is great and there’s a real fear and claustrophobia presented as Drake makes his move in the Teen Titans’ headquarters. As the location shrinks the noose feels like it’s closing in on everyone and that’s presented well and emphasized with the art.

A second fantastic installment of an event I wasn’t expecting as far as quality. I thought this was a simple story arc but after two issues, it’s quite clear it’s so much more than that.

Story: Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason Art: Ryan Benjamin
Story: 8.35 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy

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