Mild Mannered Reviews – Challenge of the Super Sons #8

Challenge of the Super Sons #8

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Challenge of the Super Sons #8

Scheduled to arrive in stores: March 15, 2021

“Gridlock”

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Penciller: Max Raynor
Inker: Max Raynor
Cover: Max Raynor

Reviewed by: Craig Boehmer


Superboy and Robin enter Cyborg’s mindscape through VR machines. They are confronted by Grid who wants to erase Cyborg’s consciousness and take over. Superboy and Robin are quickly captured by Grid, but Superboy’s horse rescues them and gives them time to release a virus that Robin hid in his VR brain. The virus defeats Grid and saves Cyborg. The two fly off to save Aquaman, leaving Cyborg to wonder what happened.

5Story – 5: The fact that Robin creates battle armour that can fly and Superboy creates a horse to ride while in the digital landscape is so true to their characters. It was a welcome sight to see Grid return, I haven’t read a story with him since Forever Evil, and he is an intriguing character. Superboys statement about Robin reacting to every question as an argument is so spot on and needed to be said since issue one. The Super Sons virus was a great way to overcome Grid, it gave me the biggest smile. That final bit about Robin telling Superboy that professional wrestling and the tooth fairy weren’t real just added to the blatant difference between these two best friends.

5Art – 5: The depictions of the digital landscape were creative and fun to look at. Raynor’s illustrations of the Super Sons virus was a blast to see. Great work again by Raynor.

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