Super Sons

Ridley Pearson

Book - 2019

"The polar ice caps have nearly melted away, causing devastation to coastal cities. Jon Kent and Damian "Ian" Wayne are opposite in every way except one--they are the sons of the World's Greatest Heroes! To uncover a global conspiracy, this unlikely dynamic duo will need to learn to trust each other and work together to save the Earth."--

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Subjects
Genres
Superhero comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels
Published
Burbank, CA : DC Zoom [2019]-
Language
English
Physical Description
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN
9781401286392
1401286399
9781401286408
1401286402
Main Author
Ridley Pearson (author)
Other Authors
Ile Gonzales (artist)
  • v. 1.
  • The Polarshield project
  • v. 2.
  • The Foxglove mission
Review by Booklist Reviews

The prolific Pearson expands into graphic novels, inaugurating DC's new Zoom imprint, marketed for third- through seventh-grade readers. Free from standard DC continuity, we find Jon Kent (Superman junior) and Ian Wayne (Batman junior) relocated to the city of Wyndemere as their fathers contend with the fallout of climate change in a near-future world. Pearson knows how to keep up the pace with well-rationed action and mystery as the boys pursue the cause of a mysterious virus affecting many, including Jon's mother, Lois Lane. The developing friction and style of competitiveness between the innately honest, friendly Jon and the terse, guarded Ian lends itself to a solidly boy-centric tone. Refreshingly, however, Pearson bolsters the cast with a pair of well-rounded tween girls, including Candace, whose royal African heritage looks likely to become a focus in future volumes, and, most satisfying, has Jon follow in his mother's footsteps as an investigative reporter. Gonzalez produces slick visuals with a line and texture most akin to contemporary animation, which contributes to this very market-savvy package with wide appeal. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Damian Wayne and Jonathan Kent may be the offspring of Batman and Superman, but they are still too young to follow in their fathers' footsteps. While their superdads attempt to save the world from coastal devastation caused by climate change, Damian and Jon team up with two other friends, Candace and Tilly, to find out who or what is behind the outbreak of an illness infecting, among others, Jon's mother, Lois Kent, née Lane. Not only are they new at this whole superhero business, they must navigate their new partnership, all four with something to hide. Pearson integrates timely elements through the focus on climate change and allusions to the refugee experience, while Gonzalez's artwork is vivid and crisp, riffing on a classic comic style. Though the protagonists are inexperienced heroes in the making, action scenes evoke some of the best of their fathers' adventures, albeit on a more modest scale. Pearson and Gonzalez's take on the iconic figures offers good fun, especially for young readers who are just discovering the DC universe. Ages 8–12. Agent: Joanna Volpe, New Leaf Literary. (Apr.) Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 4–8—Jon Kent and Ian Wayne seem to have only one thing in common—both of their fathers are superheroes. But the sons of Superman and Batman find themselves unlikely allies when global warming creates chaos all over the planet. As the polar ice caps melt, the world's population rushes inland to escape the devastated coastal cities. People in power offer different solutions, such as flood walls and the PolarShield Project. But mysterious forces are attempting to sabotage these solutions, and Jon and Ian work together with a girl named Candace to save the world. This adventure mixes several popular elements, such as superheroes, mysteries, and global warming. Unfortunately, the book gets confusing, as it is sometimes unclear how and why different characters are connected to one another, and which thought bubbles belong to which characters. The artwork is colorful but muted; classic superhero style with a manga flair. VERDICT For kids who enjoy suspenseful adventures about saving the world and superhero-adjacent stories.—Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library Copyright 2019 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When the melting of the polar ice caps cause devastation to coastal cities, Jon Kent, the son of Superman, and Damian Wayne, the son of Batman, team together to uncover a global conspiracy.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"The polar ice caps have nearly melted away, causing devastation to coastal cities. Jon Kent and Damian "Ian" Wayne are opposite in every way except one--they are the sons of the World's Greatest Heroes! To uncover a global conspiracy, this unlikely dynamic duo will need to learn to trust each other and work together to save the Earth."--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

When global warming and climate change unleash deadly coastal weather and their fathers, Superman and Batman, are nowhere to be found, young Kent and Ian set aside their differences to uncover a conspiracy that threatens the planet. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Jon Kent and Ian Wayne are opposites in every way except one--they are the sons of the World's Greatest Heroes, Superman and Batman! To uncover a global conspiracy, this unlikely duo will need to learn to trust each other and work together to save the Earth. But who is the mysterious Candace, and what secrets does she hold that could be the key to everything?The polar ice caps have nearly melted away, causing devastation to coastal cities. Erratic, deadly weather forces everyone inland, tearing families apart. Earth is facing its greatest crisis--and Superman and Batman are nowhere to be found.From New York Times bestselling author Ridley Pearson (Kingdom Keepers) and artist Ile Gonzalez comes the first book in an epic new series that follows the Super Sons of Superman and Batman as they struggle to find their place in a rapidly changing world!