Young Justice #53

Writer: Peter David Artist: Todd Nauck Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 29, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2
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It's Secret vs. Young Justice! Amid feelings of betrayal, the team's most innocent member turns to the dark side. Unfortunately, the rest of the team isn't powerful enough to contain her!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 15, 2003

    As we near the end of this series I have to say that while I can't deny that I'm eagerly awaiting the relaunched series, this issue offers up yet another sample of how entertaining Peter David can make this book. This issue largely centers around Secret's efforts to save her father from his death sentence, and by issue's end the situation has become rather intense, with the final page cliffhanger being one of the most memorable moments we've ever seen in these pages. There's also some major surprises in this issue, from the rather chilling way that Secret deals with the Red Tornado, to the highly charged final rant made by Secret, where one can't help but see why she has genuine grievances with her teammates. Now the subplot involving Empress & her parents is starting to wear a bit thin, but this is the only real weak spot in an otherwise highly engaging issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 6, 2003

    With that said, the Anita's unwanted motherhood subplot wears thin, and Robin's persona--a satire of Vin Diesel's look mixed with Spike's personality--annoyed the hell out of me. Some may find it humorous. I like Wonder Girl just wished to slap him sillier. Todd Nauck's and Larry Stucker's artwork helped maintain this book's consistent different look from the other of DC's titles. That style helped the book maintain its internal continuity. This issue again features their best--Lobo's electrocution and Secret's mood swings--as well as several in jokes such as multiple Mystery Science Theater 3000 allusions and the cameo of a certain former cartoon star whose "brain has overloaded" and whose "hair has chocolate coating." Of course, Robin's persona is an eyesore. Read Full Review

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