DC Comics and Superman: Son Of Kal-El #9 Spoilers and Review follows.
A New World’s Finest In The Absence Of Batman and Superman!
The title has a few variant covers below on top of the main cover above.
The promise of the issue can be gleaned from its solicit.
SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL #9
(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Bruno Redondo
Superman/Nightwing crossover part 2 of 2! Nightwing promised Clark Kent that while he’s off-planet, Nightwing would look after Clark’s son, Jon, as he tries to fill his father’s shoes as Superman. But with someone out there murdering superpowered people, is Nightwing in over his head? Read Nightwing #89 for part 1 of this crossover story!
In Shops: 3/8/2022
Nightwing has come to Metropolis as a former Teen Titan named Risk was killed in part 1of this story in Nightwing #89 (full spoilers here) and all roads lead to Superman foil Lex Luthor.
He’s confronted by the Rising with Superman joining the fray.
After some cool moments with Nightwing showing that he can fly the World’s Finest take on the Rising.
The Rising also lead to Lex Luthor and Nightwing planted a tracker one of the them.
President Bendix of Gamorra, the benefactor of the Rising, is enraged that one of the Rising is being questioned by the World’s Finest so…
…he sets off a bomb in his head a la Amanda Waller of the Suicide Squad!
Superman has been affected by that and also not feeling worthy of the Superman mantle; Nightwing felt that same way when he donned the Batman cowl and cape.
They agree to continue connecting with Nightwing as mentor to Superman.
The book ends with Superman’s boyfriend Jay Nakamura interrupting the two and revealing…
…that President Bendix has put video online and claims that Superman and Nightwing killed a member of the Rising who as a hero to Gammora!
Bendix naturally leaves out the part that he in fact was the murderer.
An action-packed issue that ends with some touching emotional resonance. Solid art. 8 out of 10.
Tags: DC Comics, Dick Grayson (Robin I / Nightwing), Henry Bendix, Jay Nakamura, Jon Kent (Superboy / Superman), Lex Luthor, Superman: Son of Kal-El, The Rising