Challenge of the Super Sons #3
Scheduled to arrive in stores: December 28, 2020
“Death by Doom Scroll” – Chapter 3
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Penciller: Max Raynor
Inker: Max Raynor
Cover: Max Raynor
Reviewed by: Craig Boehmer
Buy this comic! For a buck? Why not? Picking up minutes after the previous issue, Damian and Jonathan have tracked down Wonder Woman. In order to work around the rules of the Doomsday Scroll, they have retrieved a lasso of lies from the Batcave. Damian gets the lasso onto Wonder Woman shrouding everything she would see is lies to prevent her from seeing the threat that is trying to kill her. This is because, as per last issue, if the victim sees and prevents their death than a separate innocent must die. Jonathan and Damian separate, with Jonathan tasked with defeating the threat to Wonder Woman. A giant Minotaur is revealed to be the attacker, resulting in a battle between Jonathan and the Minotaur. It ends up taking the combined skill and might of Jonathan and Damian to defeat the enemy which leaves a bewildered Wonder Woman confused as to the downed foe at her feet.
Story – 5: I found this one to be more fun than the last issue. Seeing Jonathan grill Damian about the contingencies Batman has for the Justice League is a great character moment for both characters. I also loved the panel showing Damian try to kick the Minotaur, with less than favourable results. It was also cool to see Jonathan come up with the plan to defeat him, rather than Damian. It shows them developing a more sincere friendship of mutual respect. If you are not following this series, you need to. This is a fantastic cure for event fatigue.
Art – 5: The art continues to display an electric energy that leaps off the screen. The layouts are easy to follow and lead to a great storytelling experience. That is one of the benefits of reading comics on a device that were designed for mobile devices.
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