Adventures of the Super Sons #6 - Review
Tomorrow Sometimes Dies
In the first half of the issue, we get more time with Jon and Damien on an adventure, having some moments of bonding before we get introduced to a new character, Tommy Tomorrow, in the back half, leading to a cliffhanger of something more substantial either in plot or character development coming for issue 7. /p>
Big takeaway for this issue for me is that Tomasi seems to follow a pattern that every other issue is a setup for something more substantial in the next issue. This seems to mimic the structure of what occurred in issues 4-5. Time will tell if I am correct when issue 7 comes out.
Highlight for this issue: seeing what is Rex Luthor's ultimate ambition/fantasy. It seems totally appropriate that his plan would involve betraying and supplanting his idol, Lex Luthor. Even though that won't come to pass, it would be kind of fun to see it actually happen to change things up in the DCU. Tommy Tomorrow is adorned with accoutrements from heavy hitters such as Superman, Batman, and Hawkman. We don't get an explanation as to why: is he really from the future, another dimension, something else? Look forward to that being explained in the next issue.
Something I found a little more interesting here is how Photobunker's colors feel different, even though it appears to be the same palette used previously, but with a different artist. I find changes like this fascinating when it comes to the art and craft of comics. Often, we get used to a certain look and feel that comes with an artist because they have a consistent inker/colorist team that works with them. Rare is the opportunity to see a book where the colorist is the same and pencils are the different factor. The change in the ambience from issue four to now is palpable.