ARC Review of Super Sons Vol.3: Parent Trap by Peter J. Tomasi by Jordanne @ Bloodthirsty Little Beasts

Super Sons – Ideal for New, Young Readers

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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This book is evidently not aimed at me or my peers, however, I still managed to enjoy the fun, face-paced storytelling and my previous experience with the Super Sons filled in a lot of information gaps that a younger reader is unlikely to notice, but as a more mature reader added another level of humour. I will say for older readers (13+?) that this book will hold very little in terms of an in-depth intro to Super Sons because it is very surface level, as per its target audience’s attention span.

The animated and colourful artwork is really appealing to a younger audience and I liked it for the tone of the story.

My only criticism would be that not much time is spent introducing Candace. I think she has great potential to be a fan favourite among young readers, however, I know I had not heard of her and I’ll tentatively assume she is a brand-new character and I think that can sometimes be a problem in attracting younger readers. This is purely because the cavernous DCU is a bit much to take in at once so iconic, well-known characters that have permeated popular culture en masse (like Batman & Superman) are a great gateway for young people because they already kind of know what they’re about, and by extension can make assumptions about their sons. This pre-existing knowledge isn’t there with Candace so a little more story on her background is probably a good idea to maintain interest.

Overall, I really like it and think I will buy a copy for my baby brother once he can be trusted not to rip paper pages.

I received a copy of this book from DC Zoom via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

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