Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Young Justice #2 Review

My Grand Pa The God

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Patrick Gleason, Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, Alejandro Sanchez, Josh Reed
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 6, 2019

I guess since it's where we left off last issue, it's time to go to Gemworld.........  I don't like Gemworld. Despite my personal dislike though, I'm all about jumping into this issue because I need Brian Michael Bendis to tell me what the hell is going on with the characters in this title and how and why anyone knows who each other are.  In case you don't know, it's actually been a bit of contention about what DC was doing with some of these character and the idea that they've been erased from people's memories.  So with that in mind, I can't wait to find out the answers that we just have to get........ Right?  I mean, there's no way that they'll just not address the elephant in the room...... Right?  I'm not trying to be cute as if we get these answers or not in this issue, I just need to know that there's a reason for this title.  Anyway....... let's jump into the issue.

So like I said, it's off to Gemworld we go....... but...... we really don't spend too much time there at all because the majority of this issue seems to be a flashback all about Wonder Girl's destiny with her newly discovered ancestry to the Greek Gods.  Really though, it's just Cassie and Zeus saying the same things to each other over and over again, which thankfully, the continuity is protected by an editor's note saying that this took place before Zeus' death........ Sadly though, they start out with Cassie fighting Despero, which does not fit the continuity...... especially since Justice League has really asserted lately that the Death of Hawkman mini is in continuity.  

Continuity and my mad obsession for it aside........ all the big important things you wanted to know about with Impulse and Superboy aren't just not brought up here, those characters never even make an appearance and what we get out of the flashback with Wonder Girl is just kind of boring with some really awkward feeling dialog doing it....... Also..... some Gemworld things that made me roll my eyes.... but hey, that just might be me.

All in all, there's not much to this issue and does little to continue our story from where we left off last month, but it makes damn sure to let you know that Wonder Girl is Zeus' grand daughter, but if you read last issue........ you already know that.  So yeah, with no new information about Teen Lantern, Impulse or Superboy this issue is lucky that it has some really awesome art because besides for that, it's a real stinker.

Bits and Pieces:

With awkward dialog, no real progression to the story and an issue that spends seemingly the majority of its page count to tell you something that was said in one line last issue, this next chapter in bringing Young Justice back was a bit of let down and did nothing to answer any of the continuity questions that characters in this book create.  The art was great, but other than that, this was a real disappointment in how boring it came off.



  1. I think Bendis is ruining dc with all the titles hes handling. Ruined the superman and action comics titles for me. They're unreadable now, plus young justice. How so overrated. I miss the pat gleason and tomasi team up, actually even dan jurgens isnt bad, a lot better than bendis.

    1. DC bozos won't give Tomasi access to heroes who can have a shot at happiness because everything must be brooding and perverted. Bendis is a demolition man, not the film, not the Marvel character.