Superman #37 Review: A Bold, Brash, Loud Start to Super Sons of Tomorrow Crossover

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Superman #37
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An explosive kickoff to the crossover event between Superman, Teen Titans, and Super Sons sees Batman vs Batman and Batman vs Superman.

Superman #37 from DC Comics by Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez, and Rob Leigh is the first part of the Super Sons of Tomorrow crossover mini-event between this title, Super Sons and Teen Titans. The issue is released on December 20th.

It’s a hell of an opening shot to a crossover, I’ll tell you that.

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Superman #37 cover by Ivan Reis

It’s no spoiler to reveal that this story involves the future Tim Drake Batman, once again in the modern day of the DC Universe looking to stop something happening to the future. What exactly this is isn’t revealed in this issue, but rather in the second part of the crossover in Super Sons #11 — but that’s not important here.  What’s important about this kickoff is the balls-to-the-wall brawl between Drake and Bruce Wayne.

It’s a brutal, dirty fight across Wayne Manor that is a helluva cold open to the crossover, and it makes for an exciting start.

All of this is incredibly well delivered by Jimenez and the art team, who execute it smoothly; it simply makes for a desperate, destructive brawl without being overly disruptive to the reader’s ability to follow what is happening. It’s like one of the best action sequences in a film where it’s clear the level of planning and choreography in the action, yet the team makes it seem effortless and spontaneous.

The issue ends with the stakes clarified, if the reasons not, and the danger to the boys of Superman and Batman in greater danger than before.

It’s an explosive start, and a necessary one in an event involving some of DC’s heavy hitters who have such a close relationship with Robin and Superboy.

Superman #37 is a cracking issue and great start to the crossover, so be sure to pick up your copy come Wednesday, December 20th.

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(Last Updated December 12, 2017 4:57 pm )

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