BATMAN/SUPERMAN: SAGA OF THE SUPER SONS TP
Written by Bob Haney
Art by Dick Dillin, Murphy Anderson, Vince Colletta and others
Cover by Nick Cardy
For the first time, the complete saga of the Super Sons is collected in one volume! Features stories from the pages of WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #215-216, 221-222, 224, 228, 230, 231, 233, 238, 242, 263 and ELSEWORLDS 80-PAGE GIANT #1!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 5 • 256 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Man, I grew up on these stories; for some reason, the comics which survived from my mom's collection included the majority, if not the entirety, of the Super-Sons stories, and I loved them to death. In fact, I remember looking around a couple of years ago to determine if they'd ever been collected in TPB, finding to my dismay that they hadn't. And now they will be, a mere four days before the anniversary of when I was from my mother's womb untimely ripped. I know what I'm asking for.
There are some weird story choices in the series...but on rereading them today, for all their logical shortcomings, they also have a lot of soul. Haney was writing from the heart. And it's nice to see that farewell story from the MIA Elseworlds 80-Page Giant get an official release at last.
But I have to admit I'm kinda miffed that someone at DC remembered the Super-Sons. What are the odds this means we'll have to watch while Geoff Johns or somebody like that mangles it in a revival?
I think it probably has more to do with the fact that both Batman and Superman have son-characters right now, with Damien and Chris, respectively.
I don't know...to me, it's just not the Son of Superman/Batman unless they've got a giant Roman numeral II underneath the insignia.
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