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Superman Vol. 2: Trials of the Super Son (Rebirth) Paperback – April 11, 2017
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About the Author
Peter J. Tomasi is a New York Times best-selling author known for his current work on SUPERMAN and previous projects BATMAN AND ROBIN, SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN, BATMAN - DETECTIVE COMICS, AND BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT, along with other commercially successful books, GREEN LANTERN COPRS, BRIGHTEST DAY, EMERALD WARRIORS, AND NIGHTWING. Over the course of his career with DC Comics - more than two decades of hit books - Peter served as a group editor ushering in new eras for BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN, AND JSA along with special projects like KINGDOM COME. Peter also is the author of the creator owned books Light Brigade (Dark Horse) with artist Peter Snejbjerg, The Mighty (Dark Horse) with Keith Champagne and artists Peter Snejbjerg and Chris Samnee, and the critically acclaimed horror/drama series, House of Penance (Dark Horse) with artist Ian Bertram.
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Damian does not trust Jon and tries to interogate him. Batman and Superman intervene, however, and make Jon and Damian take a test, in order to improve their cooperation. The relationship between Jon and Damian is an interesting one, and they do share a good chemistry. Damian is arrogant and entitled while Jon is more laid back and humble. Their initial bickering is also funny. Despite their rocky partnership, when their fathers are in trouble they leep into action.
The final story follows Frankenstein (Yes, Frankenstein. He had his own New 52 run) hunting down some supernatural being with the help of his estranged bride and a reluctant Superman. This story feels more like a placeholder before the next arc starts. This is another strong book for Superman Rebirth. Superman may have one of the best current runs out of all the other Rebirth lines. This is a must read if you're a fan of Superman or comics in general.
The writing is very linear, with dialogue that feels both organic and unique to each character. There is very little, if any, clunky verbage, and the authors allow the art to deliver explosion in tandem with text boxes. Now, the cover and title for the volume is bit misleading: the majority of this volume actually is not about Superboy and Robin. However, I had no problem with this. Instead, there are three smaller self-contained stories within volume 2, providing the reader with a variety of situations and exposure to a plethora of characters. This made for a lighter, less cumbersome read than say, Batman: I am Gotham. Not that that volume wasn't excellent (because it is), it was just nice to see Superman take on dinosaurs and swap parenting tactics with Batman all in one collection. There are some neat callbacks to other DC works (New Frontier, to name one) that serve almost as a polite wink to the audience. This book continues to respect the fact that this is the Superman from the pre-New 52 universe, while also allowing him to develop in this new world.
The art is terrific, and it was nice to see the same talents from volume 1 carry over. Both artists draw Superman and his surroundings in a very broad, expansive way that also feels intimate at the same time. Colors are bright, and action scenes are drawn exceptionally well. Despite the two, very different art styles seen here, they work well together, and the changes are not jarring by any means.
In all, this is well worth the purchase. The only gripe I have is that seemingly none of the big Rebirth mysteries were hinted at in this book, although I could have missed one. Mr. Oz is not hinted at, nor is the strange blue hand seen in volume one. However, this means that this collection can stand on its own very well. All three stories are unique, and while not the most ground-breaking pieces, managed to avoid most major formulaic Superman situations. Pre-existing characters are shown in this book, particularly in the Supersons arc, but are introduced with enough text to give a satisfactory introduction. I have been pleasantly surprised how well Lois and Superman have been written as parents, and Superboy continues to be a welcome addition to the DC universe. This is an easy recommendation, the only caveat being that reading volume 1 beforehand would likely be helpful (though this is hardly a chore).
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