Comic Review: Super Sons 1 & 2

Super Sons by Ridley PearsonSuper Sons by Ridley Pearson
3 out of 5 stars on GoodReads

Jon Kent and Ian Wayne are the sons of Superman and Batman. They team up with a mysterious girl named Candace, with a troubled past, and the unlikely friends investigate an evil plot involving a deadly illness sweeping the streets. Meanwhile, the world is drowning as the polar icecaps melt and sea levels rise. Metropolis is flooded, and millions are forced to evacuate their homes and find shelter as “flood runners” in nearby towns, Jon and Ian included. Can they outrun the floods and find out who is behind the deadly virus?

I feel conflicted about this book. The characters are good, and I loved the artwork, but the story is hard to follow, because the plot is very chaotic. The scenes jump around with very little explanation about what is happening. The characters have extreme emotional reactions to situations, but it is never explained WHY they are reacting that way. There is almost no backstory on anyone.
For instance, Ian Wayne hates to be called by his given name, “Damian”. He throws a huge fit and yells at anyone who calls him “Damian.” But the story never explains why he hates it, or why is throwing a tantrum like a child.

The plot has a lot of different elements, and several plot lines that are going on at once. This makes it difficult to follow what is happening because none of it is explained. The scenes and settings jump around too much from one thing to the next with no breathing room in between. The pacing is awkward, and the writing is clumsy.

But I did love the colorful artwork, and I feel like the characters have a lot of room for development through the series. I was intrigued by Candace’s mysterious past, and I would love to see more of the friendship and trust growing between Ian and Jon.
It has some rough spots, but I definitely want to keep reading this series.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

Super Sons by Ridley Pearson

Super Sons: The Foxglove Mission
by Ridley Pearson,  Ileana Gonzalez (Illustrations)

3 out of 5 stars on GoodReads

 

Jon Kent and Ian Wayne, the sons of Superman and Batman, are teaming up again to help their friend, Candace, find out more about her mysterious past. She has had a vision that she must return to her home country, and the super sons help her to escape. Four creepy girls have been watching Candace for their own evil purposes, and Candace must find a way to outwit them before they catch up to her.

This book has the same good and bad elements as the first book in the series. I liked the colorful artwork, and the interesting characters, but the plot jumps around too much and was difficult to follow. The scenes don’t flow naturally and the pacing is awkward. I was left with too many questions, and there are so many things that are not explained.

I really wanted to see more character development for Jon and Ian in this second volume, but they feel sort of stagnant. Instead of their friendship growing and the two boys learning to trust each other more, they spend most of the book fighting and arguing. It’s only Candace’s need that finally gets them working together to help her.

I’m not sure if I want to continue reading this series. I find it so difficult to read and follow what is happening in the plot, and there are so many holes in the story. It is good, but I think it could be better.

One thing I really loved was Candace’s story line and her discovery of more of her past. That mystery really intrigued me, and I enjoyed reading about her.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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