DC Comics reviews for 1/3/18

Superman #38

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Super Sons of Tomorrow’s penultimate issue really made good on what’s been a fun crossover awaiting a strong chapter. Superman #38 provided that as the Teen Titans of Tomorrow arrived in the present day. Just in time for the Teen Titans of today to splinter and start fighting each other.

Robin and Superboy get caught by some of their allies when Savior and the other Teen Titans and Future Teen Titans make it to the Fortress of Solitude. Can they help Superman and Superboy before his explosive new powers get unleashed again?

I’ve been a big fan of Superman writers Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason for their consistently strong work on Big Blue. But with this crossover, they’re also writing some of the best Teen Titans scenes since Rebirth began. Whatever DC is paying Tomasi and Gleason, they need to double it.

This issue marked the first work on a main title from artist Sergio Davila. It’s tough to think of a better debut considering the numerous characters Davila had to juggle here. From the Legacy team in Justice League to the future Teen Titans, DC has a couple of teams that would be fun to continue reading after cameos in regular books. The future Teen Titans squad would be a day 1 buy for me with Davila’s art.

The arc concludes with Super Sons #12 and by the way this arc has played out so far, it’s doubtful there won’t be some fallout across Superman, Super Sons and Teen Titans. DC editorial has definitely stepped up to give these mini-events more weight and it’s resulted in some meaningful stories that have been just as good as the ‘good ol days.’ Only these stories are starting to make the case that the connected and shared DC Comics Universe has never been better.

I’m really excited for what’s in store with the finale of what’s been a very pleasant crossover surprise. –Jeffrey Lyles

Rating: 9.5 out of 10

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