Let’s be completely honest with each other: the Lil’ Injustice Gang is an amazing idea. In Adventures of the Super-Sons, Jon and Damian are off in space battling a group of shapeshifting alien teens who have taken their inspiration from Earth’s anti-Justice League in the form of kid versions of Deadshot, Joker, Lex Luthor, Captain Cold and more. As maybe the only person on Earth with a fondness for the X-Babies, this is extremely for me. Add in what we see in this preview that DC sent us – SPACE CABBIE! – and it only gets even more for-me than ever.
This ignores the fact that Pete Tomasi has been one of the New 52 era and beyond’s unsung heroes. He penned under-the-radar classics of the era – runs on Batman & Robin, Detective Comics, and the gone-too-soon Superman, he’s getting a chance to finish his stories with Damian and Jon that he’s been working on for years. And he’s doing it by going through the world’s finest’s greatest hits. Right now, we’re looking at Jon Kent Red and Jon Kent Blue. This is straight up silly silver age goodness that tells a Superman and Batman team up story from a different perspective, and it’s going great.
Here’s what DC has to say about the book:
“Jon Kent learns it’s better to be dead than red…Kryptonite, that is! Traveling the cosmos to get home and escape the intergalactic teen baddies known as the Gang, Superboy and Robin wind up on the so-called “Planet of Mystery.” There, Superboy deals with Red Kryptonite exposure, which throws his powers out of whack, while the planet haunts and taunts them both with nightmare creatures. They’ll need to wrap up this rest stop ASAP though, as the Gang is hot on their tails looking for a pound of flesh—which is a lethal amount when you’re a tween!”
Check out the preview pages, with art by Art Thibert and Carlo Barberi (and that cool Dan Mora cover) here!
Adventures of the Super Sons #4 hits on 11/7.