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Review: Young Justice #1

Superboy! Wonder Girl! Robin! Impulse! Amethyst! They’re all united in YOUNG JUSTICE #1, the debut issue of a brand-new series that also introduces new heroes Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex!

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! This mix of fan favorites and new legacy heroes will be the center point for some of the biggest goings-on at DC! As if that weren’t enough, Bendis reunites with all-star artist Patrick Gleason (SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) to bring the new heroes of DC’s Wonder Comics to life!

Review: Young Justice #1

Young Justice #1 kicks off Wonder Comics, the curated line/imprint of DC Comics headed by Brian Michael Bendis. The issue brings back the fan-favorite team but is this one all about nostalgia? Find out!

Young Justice #1 is by Brian Michael Bendis, Patrick Gleason, and Alejandro Sanchez.

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Preview: United States vs. Murder Inc. #5

United States vs. Murder Inc. #5

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Avon Oeming
In Shops: Jan 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Well that happened! The world has been ripped apart by mob enforcer Jagger Rose’s actions last issue, and the fallout is like nothing anyone has ever seen! In a world where the mob’s influence is both huge and public, the battle between organized crime and the United States government has reached its tipping point. It’s another barn-burning issue by the award-winning creators of POWERS, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

United States vs. Murder Inc. #5

Review: Young Justice #1

Young Justice #1

Superboy! Wonder Girl! Robin! Impulse! Amethyst! They’re all united in Young Justice #1, the debut issue of a brand-new series that also introduces new heroes Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex! 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! This mix of fan favorites and new legacy heroes will be the center point for some of the biggest goings-on at DC!

Brian Michael Bendis‘ comic imprint, Wonder Comics, kicks off with Young Justice #1. And, as far as debuts go, this one is… good. I have no connection to Young Justice. I haven’t read the comics. I haven’t watched the show. Other than the characters in other series, I really have no thoughts on it all. So, coming in fresh, I went into the first issue judging if it was new reader friendly and thankfully, it is.

Bendis delivers an issue that’s kind of standard in that a disaster brings together a bunch of heroes and forces them to form a team out of it all. It just so happens that in this case, some of these heroes know each other. There’s reasons thrown out as to why they’re in Metropolis with most of it being thin but that’s all minor details to quickly move past. Instead, it’s about the interactions and the smart ass quips. And that’s pretty solid.

We don’t get just Robin, Wonder Girl, and Impulse, but we get two newcomers in Jinny Hex and Teen Lantern both of which seem like they could be interesting additions. Jinny especially with her guns adds a factor in there, especially with Robin avoiding killing.

Bendis delivers fun in this first issue with a youthful enthusiasm we’ve seen him deliver elsewhere. It works and works well with an energy about it all that at times is infectious.

That’s helped by Patrick Gleason‘s art and Alejandro Sanchez‘s color. The panel layouts and pages are just amazing in this issue with me lingering on some enjoying the chaos and crazy. The art is fantastic and the first issue wouldn’t succeed at all without. This is a case where the art helps make the story.

The first issue is good and fun. As an entry point for new readers, it’s perfectly fine with little knowledge needed and those who are long time fans should be excited to see folks together and about that final panel. This first issue isn’t groundbreaking at all but what it delivers is entertaining fun and some times that’s all you need.

Story: Brian Michael Bendis Art: Patrick Gleason
Color: Alejandro Sanchez Letterer: DC Lettering
Story: 8.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Young Justice #1

Young Justice #1

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Patrick Gleason
In Shops: Jan 09, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Superboy! Wonder Girl! Robin! Impulse! Amethyst! They’re all united in YOUNG JUSTICE #1, the debut issue of a brand-new series that also introduces new heroes Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex! 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! This mix of fan favorites and new legacy heroes will be the center point for some of the biggest goings-on at DC! As if that weren’t enough, Bendis reunites with all-star artist Patrick Gleason (SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) to bring the new heroes of DC’s Wonder Comics to life!

Young Justice #1

Preview: Scarlet #5

Scarlet #5

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev
In Shops: Jan 02, 2019
SRP: $3.99

It’s the final issue of the new SCARLET epic-and the cover says it all! Scarlet escalates her campaign against corruption to the next level. Don’t miss the blistering finale to this year’s chapter of SCARLET, from the Eisner Award-winning team of Bendis and Maleev!

Scarlet #5

Preview: Action Comics #1006

Action Comics #1006

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Ryan Sook
In Shops: Jan 02, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The Red Cloud sets her sights on someone close to Superman, but how can the Man of Steel stop a villain he can’t touch? As the invisible mafia controlling Metropolis’ underworld steps more into the light, its leader finally stands revealed with a secret that will have massive implications for Superman and Clark Kent!

Action Comics #1006

Preview: Pearl #5 (of 6)

Pearl #5 (of 6)

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Gaydos
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

From the creators of Jessica Jones comes another intense chapter in one of the best-reviewed debuts of the year! Pearl Tanaka wants to become a master tattoo artist, but her Yakuza clan only wants her to hone her inherited assassin skills. But Pearl’s growing connection to her opposing-clan counterpart, Rick, is opening her eyes to a hopeful world that could be waiting for her.

Pearl #5

Preview: Cover #4 (of 6)

Cover #4

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) David Mack
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Max is not having the best year of his career. Sales on his comics series are tanking, and his personal life is crumbling. Could it have something to do with his double life as a spy? Max learns the definition of “in too deep” as his worlds start to collide.
COVER is a major new project from longtime collaborators and Peabody Award winners Brian Bendis and Emmy-nominated artist David Mack. It’s a heartfelt valentine to comics creators, their creations and the genres they inspire.

Cover #4

Preview: United States vs. Murder Inc. #4 (of 6)

United States vs. Murder Inc. #4 (of 6)

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Avon Oeming
In Shops: Dec 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

In a world where the United States has declared war on the five families of crime, Valentine Gallo, the made man who was raised as a rogue agent inside the family, is about to make his move.

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