Young Justice #1, DC Comics

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An energetically fun and boisterous read, Young Justice #1 (Wonder Comics/DC Comics) delivers all kinds of action, humor, and drama from the teen superhero group. New readers will be able to jump along right away and longtime fans will still get a kick out of Young Justice

When the nightmare dimension known as Gemworld invades Metropolis, these teen heroes reunite to deal with the situation—but they’re shocked to discover the battle may be the key to the return of Conner Kent, a.k.a. Superboy! 

Here are 5 reasons why you should get your hands on Young Justice #1:

5) The History!

I am a huge fan of Peter David’s run and JLA: World Without Grown-Ups still holds up to this day. I loved how the heart and soul of the series still remains within Robin (Tim Drake), Superboy (Connor Kent), and Impulse (Bart Allen). They’re mismatched, unfocused at times, but this ragtag team can do anything together against tremendous odds. 

4) The Writing!

As a huge fan of his Guardians of the Galaxy run, I knew right away writer Brian Michael Bendis would be able to juggle the different personalities with his witty dialogue. The laugh-out-loud humor comes from Impulse and you can tell Bendis is having a lot of fun with this character. With the new additions, such as Wonder Girl, Jinny Hex and Teen Lantern, Bendis gives them a memorable entrance into the story.

3) The Artwork!

Artist Patrick Gleason really wonders with Impulse’s super-speed. You never see him running, Impulse is flexible when sliding, jumping, and dodging. Of course, I love how Impulse is beyond excited and smiling as the entire back is back together in an awesome double-page spreader.

2) The Colors!

Alejandro Sanchez’s coloring really stands out because of the costumes. The green tones from Robin’s shoulder pads and gloves are a really nice touch. The sweetness from Wonder Girl’s expressions come from her blue eyes.

1) A Fun Read!

With striking imagery, Young Justice #1 delivers  a purely enjoyable adventure that readers will instantly love. The teen spirit within the pages of Young Justice is joyous and quite contagious. 

Young Justice #1 is out in stores now. 

By Jorge Solis

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