Young Justice #1
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Patrick Gleason
Colors by Alejandro Sanchez
Letters by DC Lettering
A new team discovers that a crisis on Earth has repercussions across the galaxy.
An alien invasion of Metropolis is the back drop for the introduction of an all new Young Justice team.
Jinny Hex, the great great granddaughter of Jonah Hex has been pulled over by the police and they want to search her vehicle. After telling the officer that she’s not even sure what he’ll find, an alien invasion force breaks through a portal and demands Superman to meet with them regarding the continual crises that plague Earth. While their overall motives are not known at this point, the fact that they are referencing previous crisis storylines is fun.
While they don’t get Superman to respond, they do meet resistance in the form of Jinny Hex and Tim Drake. I love seeing Tim rocking the variation of his Robin costume. Cassie Sandsmark returns to the fight reluctantly and Bart Allen sweeps in to help out as well. It’s going to be interesting to see how Bart’s return is handled as well as the surprise return at the end of the issue.
Young Justice dives right into the action. It hints at the bigger character arcs for the heroes, but this first issue was really a coming out party for this new team and Bendis does a good job of giving them all entrances that serve to move this particular story forward. I look forward to seeing how these characters work together and what their internal conflicts turn out to be.
Patrick Gleason’s art is spectacular. There is an energy and sense of movement in every panel and they complement the pace and tone of this issue really well.