Super Sons #5 wasn’t very good. The fill in artist’s style was similar enough to Jiminez’ for visual consistency, but the story wasn’t up to much. It’s the first time I felt too old for this book whilst reading it.
Jiminez was back on Super Sons #6, and immediately elevated the book (his Lois Lane is gorgeous ). I really enjoyed seeing the boys hit the town, before the Teen Titans showed up and things got a little more sinister. Looking forward to the next part of this arc this coming Weds.
Superman #26 was a fill in issue, and I really should have skipped it as I was originally intending to do. Lee Weeks’ cover was amazing, and it was great to see Jonathan Kent Sr. back, but everything else in the issue felt lightweight and inconsequential.
Superman #27 & 28 - this two part road trip story was a distinct change of pace. To a non- American I found elements of it really interesting, and others saccharine sweet. But, I liked it overall. It was nice to see the Kent family just spending time together.
A couple of more general points about the last three issues though: (1) the artwork is by far the worst this series has seen to date (the artist can draw rings round me, and this isn’t his fault, but he really suffers in comparison to Gleason, Jiminez and Mahnke); and, (2) I really don’t want to see the Kent family move to Metropolis. The rural setting of Hamilton was such a big part of the charm of this series, and I’ll miss that. If Hamilton is no longer a viable option, following on from “Reborn”, why not make the move to Smallville proper?