Super Sons

Super Sons

Book 1, The Polarshield Project

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"The polar ice caps have nearly melted away, causing devastation to coastal cities. Jon Kent and Damian "Ian" Wayne are opposite in every way except one--they are the sons of the World's Greatest Heroes! To uncover a global conspiracy, this unlikely dynamic duo will need to learn to trust each other and work together to save the Earth."--
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, DC Zoom,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781401286392
Branch Call Number: J FIC PEARS R
Additional Contributors: Gonzalez, Ile
Temofonte, Saida
Alternative Title: Polarshield project

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GreenNinjaGirl
Aug 26, 2019

It's a good comic but is a little confusing. Follows the extraordinary children of Superman and Batman. Jon Kent and Ian Wayne who join together to defeat a cult that plans to cause sickness to millions. But with the polar ice caps melting and ancient African myths playing a part in the plot will Jon and Ian find a way to stop this terrible plan? 9+

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jordanfox07
Jul 28, 2019

I haven't read anything by Ridley Pearson, before. From his profile and his following, he appears to be quite popular. By his own admission, he hasn't written any comics, or graphic novels before "Super Sons." Unfortunately, this lack of experience shows itself in a big way.

I read a good amount of comics and graphic novels and have done so since I was a teenager. While twenty years of this experience doesn't make me an expert in comic book storytelling it does give me great familiarity with following pictured stories. "Super Sons," by Ridley Pearson, has a lot of great concepts, but the connective tissue of the story is considerably frayed. While a child may be able to connect with the general themes of "bullying," "setting your mind to a goal," and "global warming," they won't be able to find direct connections between those themes and the story within the comic. All of the places mentioned in the comic are fictional and there is no indication of where in the world they could possibly be. Furthermore, there are plagues and epidemics that seemingly pop up out of nowhere: flooding, a wide-spread sickness that may, or may not be attached to a specific corporation . . . just like the author, I appear to have a lot of sporadic thoughts about this story, but can't form a thorough, connected narrative critique.

It's very easy to assign exclusive blame for this poor story to Ridley Pearson, but this situation is more of a team effort. The editors on the project knew they had an untrained author, though skilled (no doubt), who was unfamiliar with writing for illustrators. The artist created cute characters, but the two of them look like they could be interchangeable and sometimes the comic panels jump between points of view in such a way as to lose us in the action. Even my son, a nine-year old avid comic reader who is easy to please, mentioned the comic "Eh, ok," when I asked.

DC comics has already committed to giving this team two more books featuring these characters. Let's hope there's stronger narrative for those upcoming projects.

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DT_kcls
May 12, 2019

I have been reading Ridley Pearson for over 20 years. I always read books before I gift them to my grandchildren, no matter the author.

It's entirely possible that indoctrinated pre-teen readers might enjoy 'Super Sons: The Polarshield Project' but I found it to be insulting agenda driven tripe disguised as a comic book/graphic novel. The entirety of it is dark and ugly.

My advice to Ridley Pearson: Please don't further sully your reputation. Beg the publishers to remove 'Super Sons: The Polarshield Project' from the DC Universe and the book seller universe, lay low and write another brilliant adult novel.

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OPL_KrisC Apr 27, 2019

A fun & action-packed read about the sons of Superman and Batman.

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GreenNinjaGirl
Aug 26, 2019

GreenNinjaGirl thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

OPL_KrisC Apr 27, 2019

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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