Youngblood #71

Youngblood #71

Writer: John McLaughlin Artist: Jon Malin Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 23, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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It's the 20th anniversary of the comic book that launched the Image Revolution in 1992! ROB LIEFELD's YOUNGBLOOD returns bigger and better than ever with an all-new look at the next generation of superheroes, courtesy of screenwriter JOHN McLAUGHLIN (Black Swan, Parker), up-and-coming artist JON MALIN and YOUNGBLOOD creator and Image founder ROB LIEFELD!

In this first issue, a young reporter is embedded in the Youngblood team. Her assignment is to gather enough information for a humiliating puff piece, but she quickly discovers Shaft, Vogue, Lady Photon, Die Hard and Cougar are a team to be reckoned with. Badrock would be part of the group too... if he wasn't in a coma with wounds that have nearly pulverized his otherwise rock-hard hide.

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 24, 2012

    This is an average book which acts as a good restart to the series. Unfortunately there isn’t much to hold onto for a story and push you to read the next issue. If you enjoy team up books and are looking for something other than the obvious, take a chance but don’t expect a lot form this book. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal May 24, 2012

    Youngblood #71 can't hold a candle to the other Extreme reboots and is only for the most nostalgic '90s comic reader. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gilbert Short May 25, 2012

    Extreme was doing really well, until this book came out. What could have been great turned out to be something out of a adolescent boy's fantasy. If the plot and characters were improved upon in the next issue, I can write this off as a fluke. But as it stands, no. It's not a fluke, it's just bad. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Addicts - Akshay Dhar May 28, 2012

    Don't read this book unless you love Rob. Seriously. It will make your eyes bleed… oh great, now I can't see anymore… Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 25, 2012

    I'm glad that "Youngblood" #71 showed up well after "Prophet" and "Glory" were re-launched (the best two of the five titles), because if this had shown up first I might have assumed that all five comics would be business-as-usual. I understand that "Youngblood" is Liefeld's #1 baby and so the chances of it moving too far away from his original comics was slim. Nonetheless, this is still a huge disappointment. Writers like Casey and Moore have shown in the past that there's still something good to be done with "Youngblood," but this is most definitely not it. Read Full Review

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