Comic Book Review: Young Justice #1

Posted Saturday, February 26th, 2011 08:08 am GMT -5 by

Young Justice 1‘Young Justice’ is written by Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani along with the art team of Mike Norton and Alex Sinclair. This team did a great job of capturing the essence and the look of the animated series very well. It’s a fun book that is a good read for the whole family.

I feel like more than any other tie-in comic book the ‘Young Justice’ monthly will help fill in the gaps between television episodes. This book is like getting a peek behind the curtains or a deleted scene, and it will only help to build the story and universe. And that’s a pretty cool addition to an already cool animated series.

In issue #1 it’s moving-in day for Superboy and Miss Martian as they choose their rooms at Mount Justice, but the Boy of Steel is haunted by the Cave’s memories and strange visions. Picking up were the ‘Young Justice’ cartoon series left off at the end of the pilot episode, Superboy and Miss Martian are left alone at Mount Justice while the other sidekicks are off to their homes.

At one point when Superboy is all alone, he starts having some flashbacks to his clone tube under Project Cadmus and the event that lead to his eventual escape. He then runs into a young boy named Snapper at the Mount Justice computer looking for help from the Justice League. Only to have Snapper keep disappearing and reappearing, along with a suspiciously familiar and ominous laugh echoing through the empty halls of Mount Justice. The issue ends with a surprise visitor to Mount Justice that will be continued in ‘Young Justice’ #2

I am really looking forward to seeing where this ‘Young Justice’ series can go and the additions it will make to the weekly series. I can’t wait to see more about the other heroes and their training and how it will be applied to their missions that we get to see each Friday on Cartoon Network.

Rating: 7.5/10 (nice first issue, great way to build on and expand the animated ‘Young Justice’ universe)

  • Can someone tell me how much different is the comics from the animated series?

    I want to watch the series but I don’t want spoilers to the comics cause I’ll get it only next month.
    So I need to know if I can see the series and still be surprised by the comics

    • Anonymous

      The comic takes place within the continuity of the Young Justice Series, but lags behind what is going on with the TV show. The Comic books is there to fill in the gaps to see how and why they go from 5 individuals to a well oiled team.

      I highly recommend reading the comic, it is a great supplement to the series.

      • thanks !!