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‘Super Sons – Book 2: The Foxglove Project’ (review)

Written by Ridley Pearson
Illustrated by Ile Gonzalez
Published by DC Comics


This series of teen graphic novels gets another chapter with this book.

I enjoyed the first chapter and thought it had enough of a decent storyline to keep me interested.

So how is the new book overall?

Well, quite honestly, it wasn’t my favorite. A lot of that may have to do with the fact that I am not the target audience for something like this.

A lot of that might also have to do with the fact that even though it has a Super Sons title, that pair of heroes aren’t in the book all that much! Instead, much of the story focuses on Candace, who has some pretty standard powers and a mission all of her own.

The problem is also that Candace isn’t a very compelling character and that her mission isn’t terribly unique(she is trying to figure something out that involves her mother).

Candace feels like such a generic character that I couldn’t get into her plight at all. Nor did I care about anything she was emotionally struggling through. And that made the graphic novel a big bore for me personally.

The Super Sons themselves are dealing with a crises as well. They are on the run and find themselves on a mission to find a sample of the deadly virus that is tearing apart Wyndemere.

The virus also is threatening the life of Jon’s mother, Lois Lane. And Batman and Superman are unavailable to help. This storyline is the most compelling of the book.

But Pearson shies away from it.  Instead, we are treated to a bunch of mini stories that don’t add up to much. Most of it has to do with Candace and her mission and the development of her powers. It is so dreadfully dull that I could not wait for it to be over.

The art was serviceable, but also very bland. There is a little bit of hope at the end of the book with a semi cliffhanger. Hopefully the next book is better than this one. The potential is there and let us hope that it is realized next time.



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