I’m an old guy who reads comic books. There’s nothing wrong with that. I like many different types, but the one type for which I’ve lost my taste is the dark anti-hero superhero story. If I’m going to read a cape comic, I want joy or humor or batshit insanity. All three at once!

The latest issue of Adventures of the Super Sons meets all three criteria. Superboy has been captured and imprisoned in darkness on a prison planet. Robin is kicking ass across the planet looking for his friend. He comes across one comically inept fake-Earth villain after the next, as well as a mean Green Lantern in training, all while providing over the top, hard boiled detective commentary. I’ve read the issue three times now and enjoyed it just as much each time.