51TUS031MwL._SX320_BO1,204,203,200_Superman Vol. 1: Son of Superman (Rebirth) is written by Peter J. Tomasi and collects Superman: Rebirth #1 and Superman #1-6. Illustrators are Doug Mahnke and Patrick Gelason

The Story (aka from the Publisher)

After the stunning events of DC REBIRTH, the world is left without Superman! Luckily, there is another Man of Steel to fill his shoes: the pre-Flashpoint Kal-El! However, can this new Superman protect the world while raising a super-son with his wife, Lois Lane? And should they help their boy use his new and rapidly increasing abilities, or hide them from the world?

Rebirth honors the richest history in comics, while continuing to look towards the future. These are the most innovative and modern stories featuring the world’s greatest superheroes, told by some of the finest storytellers in the business.

Honoring the past, protecting our present, and looking towards the future. This is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the DC Universe.  The legacy continues.

Father & Son

One of the major themes in this graphic novel is that of father and son. While the 52 Superman has been protecting the planet, the original has been living a quiet mid-western life with his wife Lois and son Jonathan. Now he comes out of retirement to put the cape on once again.

Superman is the father of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15) waiting for Jonathan to come to him confessing his struggle with his developing powers. Especially after the unfortunate death of the family cat. These little details, both in story and art, make the scenes where the father-son pair fight The Eradicator even more epic.

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Much like the Forgiving Father in Luke’s parable, when Jonathan comes to his super dad with the truth about his power mishaps, Superman forgives his son. He then moves towards training Jonathan in his powers and joining him on his missions.

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Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a digital review copy.