Dark Crisis: Young Justice #5

Event\Storyline: Dark Crisis Writer: Meghan Fitzmartin Artist: Laura Braga Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 19, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 18
6.7Critic Rating
3.3User Rating

HERE'S MICKEY! Mickey Mxyzptlk, son of Mr. Mxyzptlk, built the "perfect world" where he and the boys of Young Justice could rule without being criticized, without having to change, without ever having to grow up. Mickey has an ugly soul and too much power. The boys of Young Justice will have to overcome their shortcomings and defeat him to get back to the DCU they know and need!

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Theron Couch Oct 19, 2022

    This is a frustrating issue because the idea behind it is ambitious and carries with it a lot of potential. Unfortunately Fitzmartins ongoing stumbles with consistent character development in earlier issues undermines these efforts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 18, 2022

    So why does this issue ultimately work a little better than I had expected? Simplewhen it focuses on the main three boys, Fitzmartin does have a pretty solid handle on them. Read Full Review

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

    Final Verdict: it's a clunker, but still worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Oct 19, 2022

    It's messy, but it's possible the next issues cleans things up. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 25, 2022

    If there is one thing Fitzmartin and Mickey got right, DC has done this team dirty. First, by putting them in the hands of Bendis, who ruined everything he touched at DC, and then by giving them to Fitzmartin herself. I'm going up in score this week because I thought the art was noticeably better in this issue, but that's what the score is: the art gets a 4 out of 5. Fitzmartin's story gets a 0 out of 5. Read Full Review

  • 10
    axdn Oct 19, 2022

    A M A Z I N G

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  • 7.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Nov 17, 2022

    So many assmad people.

  • 3.0
    daspidaboy Oct 18, 2022

    bleh. This is like comic book version of mcc she-hulk tv show

  • 3.0
    Crimson Knight Oct 18, 2022

    I see what this issue was doing but in my opinion being meta doesn't actually make your story good. I also have small personal gripes with some of the things said in the issue but not serious enough to largely effect my score.I just believe this whole series is thoroughly unenjoyable.

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  • 2.5
    Danilo Silva Oct 18, 2022

    It's strange because I actually agree with some of Fitzmartin's arguments in this issue, but is all just... horrible.

  • 1.5
    RobinsFan Oct 20, 2022

    Not the worst in the series, but that doesn't mean this was great either. Saying one banana is slightly less rotten than the others in the bunch doesn't mean that banana isn't rotten itself, right? But this story is supposed to end in an issue and it still doesn't make a whole lotta sense right now. I'm not sure Fitzmartin knows what she is writing at this point. Or if she even knows the characters tbh. This feels like one big excuse to write them OOC then pulling a JK card on you at the end but that doesn't excuse all the really bad writing that happened previously. Also still not certain why she felt the need to use this as a platform to yell at the fans. Feels like the wrong comic to pull that kind of thing off in, you know?


  • 1.5
    BillyBat Oct 19, 2022

    There is a whole new generation of authors who know they are mediocre, but who have understood that in the age of social networks and polarized opinions you don't need to be good to sell: you just need to insult readers, pit the most radical ones against each other to get people talking, play the "meta" card, and then all you have to do is take advantage of hate-reading to make your sales. The proof that it works, I read this comic book even though it's probably the worst thing I've read this year.

  • 1.0
    LoveAndLoss Oct 19, 2022

    I don't know how a writer manages to make you hate the heroes she's writing, but that's what has happened here. Each issue has only gotten progressively worse, and rather than show us a group of individuals trying to define a better future for themselves and the world, we've basically gotten a personal rant (I can't even say I feel like I'm getting lectured at because frankly there is nothing enlightening about anything she has written) and vent session from the writer. It feels cheap, and for the vast majority of fans, undeserved. Everyone can see the point she's been trying to make. She's been hammering it down over the readers since the beginning. Yes, there are pockets of fans like that in fandom (and this is in any fandom, not just DC) more

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  • 1.0
    SomeRandomSmartA55 Oct 18, 2022

    Cringey dialogue, confused artwork, a lackluster plot, horrible characterization, blatant queerbaiting, unsubtle meta commentary that misses the mark, and a tie-in that is in its penultimate issue and has yet to tie into the very event it is a part of, all combine to make such a waste of everyone’s time

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  • 10
    canister Oct 18, 2022

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    Watchtower022 Oct 23, 2022

  • 3.5
    hammock Oct 21, 2022

  • 2.5
    boxo Dec 22, 2022

  • 1.0
    Noah Johns Jan 25, 2023

  • 1.0
    Pelato89 Jan 22, 2023

  • 1.0
    Gustavo Las Orka Jan 22, 2023

  • 1.0
    General C K Jan 1, 2023

  • 1.0

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