“Tomorrow Sometimes Dies”
The Super Sons continue their misadventures on a distant world and they seem to resemble super powered boy scouts at the moment. The two are still reeling from their encounter with strange powers, and we see how they handle the wilderness.
This issue is a real testament to how Tomasi characterizes the two boys; they appear to be fun-size versions of Batman and Superman. The writer’s work, showing them off this way, hasn’t wavered from the start, right up to this halfway point in the series.
The artwork in the issue is deliberately arranged to show off this alien jungle. It’s a strong choice to have the images flow into each other within panels. At the same time, in the moments of action, the panels are small and close together. Things feel cramped and claustrophobic in this alien jungle, and they achieved that very well.
This series at large, is a great exploration of the possibilities of the DC Universe, as distant space is a rich setting for comics. Anything can happen when a writer isn’t tied to the mundane environs of the Earth.
Experimenting with setting also allows seasoned writers like Tomasi to truly surprise us. In this issue, we become reacquainted with an old figure from DC’s past.
This issue is an example of how quickly the season is prone to changing course. The life of these two boys is turbulent. Readers can follow their journey, and understand that being whisked from planet to planet, and experiencing danger is an everyday occurrence for the Super Sons.
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