Friday, February 17, 2017
But thanks in part to DC's Rebirth, now they're part of continuity (though a bit younger). In the modern continuity, Bruce Wayne's son Damien is Robin, and Clark Kent and Lois Lane have son Jonathan (Superboy), whose superpowers are just starting to grow.
It's a natural team-up, with Damien conniving to drag Superboy into his missions (though one imagines their parents might take a dim view of such activities).
It's a fun first issue from writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Jorge Jimenez, with lots of energy and playful banter to spare.
It's not perfect - the opening prologue makes no sense to me (promising a lot of action that the issue doesn't deliver), but I trust future issues will clear it up.
The series concept has a couple of strikes against it - mostly the ill-advised notion of letting children fight super-criminals - but it's a lot of fun so far, and as long as that attitude continues, I'll hang around for more.