DC Comics is launching an Adventures of the Super Sons 12-issue maxiseries this August. Announced by DC Entertainment's Director of Publicity Michael Shelling on his personal Twitter account, Adventures of the Super Sons will be written by Peter Tomasi with art from Carlo Barberi - the creative team who closed out the "Rebirth" era Super Sons series that is set to end May 30 with issue #16.
The original Super Sons was confirmed to be cancelled back in February 2018, although Tomasi at the time was quick to point out that "[it] is not being cancelled for bad sales."
"There are plans afoot I can't share at this early juncture but you will be happy with the results - Super Sons lives!" Tomasi said.
Tomasi elaborated on his plans for Adventures of the Super Sons with Paste, explaining that the series has a unique - and specific - timeline.
"Our book takes place between the Superman Special #1 that just came out and Man of Steel #1. You could read Super Sons #16 and go right into Adventures and there’ll be no bumps in the road," Tomasi explained. Man of Steel will relaunch Superman under writer Brian Michael Bendis, who will also take over Action Comics, and will bring big changes to Superman's status quo.
The series will also introduce a new group of alien villains known as the Gang, who idolize DC's villains - and, it will send Robin and Superboy on a series of excursions through different genres of DC Comics.
"These bad guys, called the Gang, are kids from another planet who really look up to the villains of our planet. They decide to, let’s just say, interpret the villains that they’ve been admiring, and make themselves in their image and attack our two guys, Jon and Damian, Superboy and Robin," Tomasi revealed. "In terms of the battle against the Gang, we’ll be bringing to the stage some iconic DC characters in some incredibly strange ways. During the series, they’re going to go to 'genre planets,' so there’ll be a western planet, a war planet, a romance planet. Warped DC iconic characterizations will exist there—Western characters, Jonah Hex-types, Haunted Tank, a House of Mystery planet with weird aberrations of Cain and Abel—so there’ll be some really cool adventures as they journey across these planets."
Here's the full solicitation and cover for Adventures of the Super Sons #1.
Adventures of the Super Sons #1
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Carlo Barberi w/ Art Thibert
Cover Artist: Dan Mora
Variant Cover Artist: Jorge Jiménez
Release Date: August 1, 2018
The Super-Sons are back in an all-new miniseries written by Peter J. Tomasi! Check out the lost and secret adventures of Damian Wayne (Robin) and Jon Kent (Superboy) in this flashback miniseries that takes a deep dive into the bombastic bromance between the sons of the DC Universe’s greatest heroes. It’s an epic dual storyline that transcends current events, as Superboy and Robin find themselves targets of an interstellar team of young badasses called the Gang.