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Dark Crisis: Young Justice #1

Event\Storyline: Dark Crisis Writer: Meghan Fitzmartin Artist: Laura Braga Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 22, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 17
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Crises have always had devastating impacts on the generation of heroes that make up Young Justice, and Dark Crisis will hit them even harder. Tim Drake, Impulse, and Superboy go missing during the Justice League's funeral. The only person concerned enough to find them? Cassie Sandsmark, a.k.a Wonder Girl. But...the three boys of Young Justice aren't on this Earth anymore...they're on the world of their dreams, one they may never want to leave!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 23, 2022

    Young Justice holds a special place in my heart, as my first comic review was for Young Justice #1 for my University's newspaper. Peter David and Todd Nauck's series was one of my all-time favourite comic series. And Meghan Firzmartin and Laura Braga have done a masterful job of evoking my nostalgia for that series. DC should consider tapping them for a Young Justice ongoing series after this Dark Crisis tie-in reaches its conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    Dark Crisis: Young Justice #1 is an atmospheric masterpiece. The delicacy in which Fitzmartin adjusts the emotions the characters are feeling is phenomenal. The blending of dialogue and exquisite art gives the book a damaged soul, matching that of the young but traumatised figures inside. But there are some really fun aspects of the book as well, especially after the twist in the middle of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 21, 2022

    This first issue had some surprising bumps, but it's clear Fitzmartin loves this era and I'm excited to see this story unfold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Jun 22, 2022

    Dark Crisis: Young Justice gets one of the more interesting angles of the ongoing event, showing how the members of Young Justice are dealing with the sudden demise of their mentors. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Jun 21, 2022

    Dark Crisis: Young Justice #1 sets the stage for a character-driven story that utilizes the situations of an event and the rich history of the characters without being bogged down by the context. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 22, 2022

    Dark Crisis: Young Justice #1 is a perfectly fine offshoot of the event that has some interesting moments. The reaction of the older heroes has a lot of potential and says so much about how this group is seen. There's definitely something here but overall this might be for folks who are fans of the characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Jun 21, 2022

    Dark Crisis: Young Justice #1is by no means perfect. Nevertheless, it's a lot of fun. Fitzmartin's script leans into theDark Crisistheme of legacy, examining a subset of sidekicks that often feel lost in the shuffle between their Gen X and Gen Z counterparts. Braga's art is fresh and fun, capturing the overly emotive teenage drama of the story. While I was skeptical at first, I found myself excited to blast some MCR and read the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 22, 2022

    I came into this book really wanting to like it, and yet a few pages in, I was upset. These characters have all grown a fair amount since the 90s, but this book wants readers to think of them as they were back then. Fitzmartin also tries to do some kind of meta-commentary on how Young Justice is the generation of legacy heroes most often forgotten about, which is a notion I agree with, but she doesn't deliver on it in any way whatsoever this issue. She's got 5 more to make some sense out of the pieces she's playing with, and I'll keep an open mind whenever my favorite team is in play, but my optimism has been significantly tempered. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 21, 2022

    Choices are certainly made when it comes to Dark Crisis: Young Justice #1. Those choices don't work out for the best when making the series leads likable. It is only thanks to a mystery that is somewhat interesting that helps Dark Crisis: Young Justice #1 from completely falling flat. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 21, 2022

    This was a sizable letdown on most fronts. Fitzmartin continues to struggle with portrayals of DC icons and Dark Crisis remains a continuity-convoluted event. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - William Martin Jun 21, 2022

    I think my biggest disappoint here is how uninteresting it was. This is by far the shortest review I've written for Batman News as a result. Is it better to provoke a negative response or write a middling story that doesn't leave much to talk about? I guess that's up to you. All I can say is that at least with this story I have hope for the next issue. Read Full Review

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