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  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Damian reeks of this. Did he get Jon to disobey his parents and go out to Metropolis purely to use him as a distraction? Or does he genuinely wish to mentor Jon? If not, did he simply want someone else in his age group to interact with outside of the Teen Titans? Is his refusal to induct Jon into the Titans a sign of his stubbornness or perhaps a measure of overprotectiveness?
    • As if to provide evidence for Damian wanting to hang out with Jon, Issue #4 ends with Jon giving Damian a lift back to the Kent Farm. Damian complains that he needs a ride back to Gotham due to his bike being trashed, but Jon refuses to take any more part in his schemes. Then Damian reveals he has and always could have summoned a brand new bike to remotely pick him up. Hmm...
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    • In Super Sons #7, Beast Boy and Raven tell Jon that he's earned the respect of the Titans and that he would be welcome at any time. Come Super Sons of Tomorrow, Beast Boy and Raven are fully willing to hand Jon over to a clearly unhinged version of Tim Drake who made it clear that he wanted to murder Jon. This makes you wonder how much of their professed respect for Jon was genuine friendship and how much of it was superficial respect for his powers.
  • Awesome Art: As most review sites have pointed out, Jimenez has done an amazing job with the art in the series, with every page being full of color, life and action.
  • Awesomeness Withdrawal: Given that the comic is a 20+ page deal with incredible art and increasingly popular protagonists along with the fact that it loves to end on cliffhangers, the fact that it's a monthly deal can make the wait between issues agonizing.
  • Broken Base:
    • The Super Sons of Tomorrow arc was one for a number of reasons. Although advertised as a Superman-Super Sons-Teen Titans crossover, Superman did little in the arc due to being incapacitated by Future Tim Drake early in the arc. In addition, Damian and Jon are reduced to plot devices for much of the story due to being Savior's targets while the Titans bicker about what to do with Jon after seeing his destructive potential. Future Tim, now going by "Savior", is still a one-note Creator's Pet with even more over-the-top, narmy dialogue than his last appearance, with Beast Boy and Raven practically worshiping the ground he walks on even after he blatantly tells them that he'd be perfectly okay with murdering them along with Jon and Damian if they stand in his way. Even the arrival of the Titans Tomorrow versions of Connor Kent, Cassandra Sandsmark, and Bart Allen were essentially glorified cameos as they affect practically nothing outside of trying to save Jon at the very end even though they were billed as being Savior's allies, refusing to provide even basic hints about their identities and statuses in the present that could tease their return out of fear of polluting the timeline. The one thing that was well-received by both critics and fans was the development of Jon and Damian's relationship, which was praised as being natural and incredibly touching.
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    • There's also the fact that the buildup from Issue #10, which revealed that Damian would be attending the same school as Jon, is completely pushed to the side and isn't even mentioned in the arc, despite fan clamoring and excitement for it after Damian was placed in a similar situation with Stephanie Brown back in the Pre-Flashpoint continuity.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Fans are already demanding a Super-Pets book after they got their Day In The Limelight in the first annual issue. Streaky the Supercat was especially well-received by long-time Supergirl fans.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In Issue #8, Damian says that he hopes Jon will never have to see Apokolips. Just one real world month later, the Imperius Lex story arc of Superman (Rebirth) drags Jon straight to the last place Damian wanted him to go.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: All of those fandom wars about Goku vs. Superman, and Supes' own son has a poster of the guy on his wall. Funny thing is, it looks like he respects the both of them.
  • Ho Yay:
    • If you're the type to support Toy Ships and interpret the vitriol between our Headbutting Heroes and Vitriolic Best Buds as Belligerent Sexual Tension, then you have the DamiJon ship in a nutshell. It helps that Damian also had a similar ship previously with the minor (but amazingly popular) Colin Wilkes. Given how simultaneously encouraging and insulting Damian is, he might as well be a huge Tsundere for Jon. This ship also piggy backs off the well-loved ship of their predecessors, Conner Kent and Tim Drake.
    • Speaking of piggy-backing, Damian doesn't seem to notice that he's somewhat enjoying doing that in spite of declaring that he would never want to. Not to mention the aforementioned incident on the way back to the Kent Farm where Damian claims he needs a ride back to Gotham only to reveal he could call a bike to his location any time he wanted.
    • Jon and Damian are forced to squeeze into a single-person pod. Jon complains, but Damian isn't bothered at all and doesn't seem to see what the problem is.
    • One of Kid Amazo's lines while speaking to the boys piqued the interest of many Superman/Batman shippers:
    • There's a scene in Superman #43 where a Bizarro Damian and Bizarro Jon reunite... and Bizarro Damian is implied to be showering Bizarro Jon with kisses.
      Robzarro: [glomping Boyzarro] The Bizarro Boys am not together again, old chum! Muah! Muah! Muah!
      Jon: That's... disturbing.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Many people jumped on board for Issues #6 and #7 to see Jimenez's take on the Teen Titans, particularly Starfire.
  • Moe: The fandom loves to gush about how sweet, cheerful, and downright precious Jon can be. And while plenty of people refer to the other DC books where Jon is prominent, Jorge Jimenez's rendition is considered the most adorable of the lot.
  • Narm Charm:
  • Older Than They Think: Note that this isn't the first usage of the Super Sons involving the sons of Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne. Back during the The Silver Age of Comic Books, World's Finest Comics had a series of stories involving Clark Kent Jr. and Bruce Wayne Jr. who went by the names of Superman Jr. and Batman Jr. At the end, it was revealed to be a computer simulation for Superman and Batman to go through. Unlike the current pair, these Super Sons looked to be in their 20s at least and were very much a go at having Younger and Hipper versions of Superman and Batman.
  • Tough Act to Follow: When Jimenez isn't on board for the art, the fill-in artist will invariably be compared to the standard Jimenez set in the first four issues of the series, which makes it difficult to escape criticism.


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