Young Justice #9
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Andre Lima Araujo and John Timms
Colors by Gabe Eltaeb
Letters by Wes Abbott
The Rundown: Young Justice continues to battle it out with their evil counterparts and the origin of Kid Lantern is revealed.
The Young Justice team continues to fight their evil doubles as Bart and Tim find themselves getting some unexpected help from that world’s version of Stephanie. While Jinny Jex does her best to protect the chest of objects she’s been traveling around with from her double.
As Kid Lantern fights off her doppelganger, she realizes that the double wants the power in her glove. This takes the reader back to young Keli and her friend Marcos in Bolivia. When they witness the murder of a Green Lantern in a local dump they hang out in, only Keli returns to find the alien still alive, but dying. He gives the young girl the mechanism she wears to tap into the power of the Green Lantern Corps.
The Story: This was a fun and entertaining continuation of the story that Bendis has been crafting since the team was thrown into the Multiverse. The team dynamic is getting more interesting. The dialogue is well done and the characters are engaging. I want to see where this story goes next and I really enjoy how the issue recalls the backstory of one of the new members of this team. It was a great side story as well with some interesting and unexpected twists.
The Art: Araujo and Timms offer some great, dynamic and kinetic art throughout this issue. Visually amazing throughout.