Young Justice #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 9, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 38 User Reviews: 50
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Superboy! Wonder Girl! Robin! Impulse! Amethyst! They're all united in YOUNG JUSTICE #1, the debut issue of a brand-new series that also introduces new heroes Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex! When the nightmare dimension known as Gemworld invades Metropolis, these teen heroes reunite to deal with the situation-but they're shocked to discover the battle may be the key to the return of Conner Kent, a.k.a. Superboy! This mix of fan favorites and new legacy heroes will be the center point for some of the biggest goings-on at DC! As if that weren't enough, Bendis reunites with all-star artist Patrick Gleason (SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS, GREEN LANTERN CORP more

  • 10
    AIPT - Robyn Montgomery Jan 9, 2019

    Is it good?! It's great! Bendis and Gleason hit it out of the park again! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Green Lantern Corps - w-west Jan 9, 2019

    It's hard to write a review of the first issue. We got a lot of cool scenes and a lot of promise. As a fan of Bendis' (early)Uncanny X-Men series, I think he'll have a pretty good handle on these young characters. I'm anxiously awaiting the next issue. This creative is onto something, dare I say…wonderful? Yeah, wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Jan 9, 2019

    Bendis and Gleason's enthusiasm seeps through the panel borders, and that enthusiasm was enough to improve my mood going forward in my day as I kept thinking about it. I want more. Young Justice #1 achieves every goal it sets for itself, and that is by my definition,a perfect comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Jan 9, 2019

    There are numerous adjectives once could use to describe the magic and wonder inYoung Justice #1.I'd like to focus on the masterful use of energy, panel to panel, page to page, and issue to reader, that Bendis, Gleason, and Sanchez create from start to finish, only making you want to start again. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jan 10, 2019

    A winner right out of the gate! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Jan 10, 2019

    Genuinely, one of the best opening comics I've read in a long time. Brian Michael Bendis sets up a multitude of interesting stories and character arcs already. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Holden Jan 11, 2019

    A welcome return home for fans of the original team,Young Justice #1 provides much appreciated fan service to long-time readers, while revitalizing the franchise with new characters, mysteries, and a fun, vibrant energy. Young Justice #1 marks a phenomenal series start which will please fans both old and young. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - James Portis Jan 10, 2019

    Bendis, I'm being generous and keeping this in the 9's because you seem to be on your A.) game again and it makes me happy to see my brothers and sister again. But if things don't start getting explained I will not hesitate! All in all, Young Justice #1 is a nostalgic yet new beginning despite the questions and lack of continuity making zero sense. A good jumping on point for those looking for a great time. Definitely a good read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 9, 2019

    The mix of characters is pretty interesting though so I'm excited to see the team gel. If anything this reminds me of the fun when I first started reading New Warriors (and OG Young Justice) back in the 90s. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jan 10, 2019

    Young Justice #1 is an action-packed introduction that sets up an epic story going forward. There is a good balance between familiarity and surprise that makes it an enjoyable read, but the true strength of the issue is in both the established and budding relationships of each member. As long as the series can maintain this level of heart, it looks like fans are in for a thrilling experience. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 9, 2019

    Patrick Gleason's art is spectacular. There is an energy and sense of movement in every panel and they complement the pace and tone of this issue really well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Feb 1, 2019

    The story is frenetic in its pacing, picking up the characters along the way, and assuming some familiarity of the reader with them. Perhaps a little more in the way of clear action and situations might have helped. But I admit that, when I finished my first read of the issue, I was so fanboy pumped that I didn't really mind. I only spot the weakness looking through a second time for the review. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Connor Stephens Jan 9, 2019

    Put simply, Bendis, Gleason and Snchez combine to bring us the return of Young Justice in a way we could previously only have dreamed of. Boasting top-tier execution and filled to the brim with character and action, this first issue gives us everything we've come to love about not only this team, but teen heroes in general, while also establishing a strong first arc, some big mysteries and hinting at some even bigger returns down the road. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 11, 2019

    It's a strong start for this restart of the team, and one of the first titles from the new Wonder Comics imprint from DC. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 9, 2019

    While the first issue is not quite perfect, it's the most purely fun book Brian Michael Bendis has written in a while. After years of dour Teen Titans books, it's great to have Young Justice back. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Antonio Pedro Jan 12, 2019

    While there are the occasional Bendisisms and even continuity missteps, the entire thing is a blast and if you're looking for that teen superhero fix, it's perfect. I give it a strong recommendation, go out and get it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Jan 9, 2019

    Bendis, Gleason, Sanchez, and the DC Lettering crew have crafted a fun adventure here that is nearly fit for all ages, but totally entertaining for anyone who picks it up. And I strongly recommend you give this book a read, especially if you're looking to reawaken your own sense of wonder or just find a comic you can have fun reading again. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Raphael Soohoo Jan 10, 2019

    Brian Michael Bendis revives the teenage team of the late '90s! The opening story is exciting and doesn't talk down to younger readers. There's a lot to like from this opening salvo! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Jan 10, 2019

    The big drawback, which may or may not be a big deal, is that the Wonder Comics line is aimed at the younger crowd. It feels that way but it also has a lot of nostalgia that will attract longtime fans. It's a great jumping on point but I don't see this being the book that will open the door to the new masses. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 9, 2019

    The first issue is good and fun. As an entry point for new readers, it's perfectly fine with little knowledge needed and those who are long time fans should be excited to see folks together and about that final panel. This first issue isn't groundbreaking at all but what it delivers is entertaining fun and some times that's all you need. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 9, 2019

    Young Justice #1 makes up for a basic story with great characterization and snazzy visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jan 10, 2019

    It may have taken a while to get here, but already Young Justice is making up for lost time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Jan 9, 2019

    Whilst I appreciate that this book isn't aimed at me, I can appreciate the need for the comic book industry to entice its next generation of readers, who may well become our next generation of artists and writers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 9, 2019

    Young Justice is back, and it's setting the bar for Wonder Comics exceptionally high. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Jan 10, 2019

    "Young Justice" #1 sees Bendis and Gleason at their best, making a joyful, exciting first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 15, 2019

    With a feel of classic Teen Titans and original Young Justice stories, the new comic offers a solid opening. Like Bart, I'm excited to see what happens next. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Jan 9, 2019

    Bendis flexes the same muscles he used when creating Miles Morales, and proves that he can still write teenage characters as good as anyone. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Jan 10, 2019

    This is a fun first issue: the action is frenetic, the nostalgia is addictive, and by god Bart Allen is the greatest. This lays the groundwork for a really enjoyable run, and is clearly worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Brendan Hodgdon Jan 10, 2019

    All told, Young Justice #1 certainly establishes the level of energy that the Wonder Comics imprint will doubtlessly have. It's exactly the sort of fun, YA-friendly personality that mainstream comics should always provide. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 10, 2019

    Young Justice #1 is an exciting, fun and all around enjoyable first issue. Yeah, if you think about the plot and how it fits into the DC Universe it becomes way less enjoyable but if you go with the Ifanboy podcast motto of “nothing makes sense, nothing matters”then it is not so bad. The art while at times a bit confusing when the action gets too heavy services the book well. We get some fantastic action shots and some great looking pages. Young Justice #1 might not be the greatest first issue, but it was an enjoyable read and I am definitely on board for more! Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Jan 9, 2019

    It has a few missteps, but Young Justice #1 is a fun intro to the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Jan 11, 2019

    I'm willing to give this team a shot for old time's sake, and I'll keep my optimism high. But that optimism is going to be tempered with caution. A stronger start would have made for a stronger foundation in my eyes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 12, 2019

    It's a wild and crazy issue, but in its rush to just get on with the story, it bypasses a lot of storytelling hurdles. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 10, 2019

    It's fast-paced and well-drawn, if a little short of plot detail and explanation. I'm interested in seeing through this first arc, though, since Bendis tends to write for the trade. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 9, 2019

    While I really enjoy aspects of this book and the way the characters look, this continuity is a mess and Brian Michael Bendis is just smashing things together whether they make sense to the greater continuity or not.  With that, the panel layout left a lot to be desired in my mind and my first impression of this book isn't the beacon of hope that I thought it would be. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jan 10, 2019

    I would certainly recommend Young Justice #1 to fans of the original Young Justice. Yes, this issue has plenty of defects, but it is great to see Tim, Cassie, Conner, and Bart back together again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Jan 9, 2019

    Personally I felt that the issue was really fun and gave us some interactions between characters, but was a letdown story-wise and did little to tell the reader where it fit into continuity or how the characters are now familiar with one another. However even withmy criticisms of the book, I would still recommend it and the problems may be solved or developed on in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 9, 2019

    In the end, there is nothing to recommend Young Justice #1. This book is not worth money or your consideration. Those seeking a good Young Justice comic book would do well to invest it in a DC Universe subscription and check out the excellent new Young Justicecomic by Greg Weisman and Christopher Jones instead. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Talon1load Jan 9, 2019

    I wanted to love this, I really did. I love the old Young Justice comic but Bendis's dialogue is just hard to read. Everyone talks the exact same joking way, including the villains and it just took me out of the story. I'm hoping that it gets better from here and we get a good explanation for Superboy's return and all that but with Bendis, you just never know.

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  • 7.5
    Nihilist Jan 9, 2019

    For a team consisting of Wonder Girl, Robin, an annoying ADHD meth head, a good material for a school shooter who despite being a ~20 years old southerner STILL has teeth, and a Green Lantern who's not Hal, Kyle, Guy, John, Jessica nor even Simon (yeah, not even Simon), Young Justice is able to deliver a lot of chaotic entertainment in this debut issue. It's certainly a promising start, albeit with such a rich and diverse cast of chaarcters, it's going to need some time to start shining and working on all cylinders.

    For now, my personal favourite would be Cassie - partially because I'm somewhat familiar with her, as well as with Tim, but most importantly because out of all characters presented so far, she's the one who seemed the more

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  • 4.0
    ohhaimark Jan 11, 2019


    -I liked the beginning, very cool and ominous!

    -Lovin' the art. Did I expect anything else? Of course not, it's Pat Gleason!

    -Glad to see Jinny Hex again. I enjoyed her appearance in the Walmart Batman.

    -"Please don't step on my line." That line was pretty hilarious!

    -I will admit that I liked the Impulse splash page. That was cool.

    THE BAD:

    -I didn't like the inconsistency with the art for Jinny. In some panels she looks like an adult, others a five year old.

    -I felt really confused at some of those action scenes. I felt like maybe the panels were too small to capture the scope of the battle.

    -I wasn't super attracted to any of more

  • 10
    RyanSmith28 Jan 9, 2019

    Young Justice is back!!!

  • 5.0
    YourGreenMuse Jan 12, 2019

    This was fine. I don't really have any strong feelings about this issue one way or the other and therefore have nothing to talk about.

  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 3, 2019

    This was... a lot. I guess it’s nice that it wasn’t slow and boring? But it tipped a little too far in the other direction.

  • 10
    Samuel Almeida Jan 9, 2019

    Another awesome new series! Action packed, funny, pretty to look at! I think i havent been paying attention to Patrick Gleason enough. His art is amazing. It fits this series so well! I really enjoyed it! My favorite part was every page with Bart! Thank god hes back!
    Totally awesome! Cant wait for issue #2!

  • 8.5
    #DontGiveDivasAChance Jan 15, 2019

    Ok start

  • 8.0
    MKW69 Jan 9, 2019

    Finally , a good Bendis issue in DC. It's a mess, but at least enjoyable.

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Jan 9, 2019

    The Young Justice characters have a special place in my heart thus I didn't even question whether I will give this book a chance. While Bendis isn't my favourite author, he's been rather great on the two Superman books recently, and he's got a wonderful history at writing teen heroes. And I was right - he catches the voices of the characters really well, the story is fun and compelling, with lots left still to be told. Gleason's artwork is as perfect as it can get, as per usual - I couldn't imagine a better artist for this book. While this was more of an introductory issue, especially considering that the team's roster is quite large, it will take a couple issues for the story to properly start moving forward, I had lots of fun reading this more

  • 7.5
    Simon DelMonte Jan 9, 2019

    Lightweight and a bit scattered but striving to be fun. Think PAD's original Young Justice and not Johns' Teen Titans. A good start.

  • 7.5

    This was pretty fun but it will take time to see if it is a worthwhile book since this was all setup practically.

  • 7.0
    waltgator93 Jan 9, 2019

    Is this even in continuity because I am not convinced! Well if you like Bendis style writing you will likely like this. We get the new team back with questions on each of them and doubt they will get answered this year. For some reason it feels like the heros are de aged. The story itself is pretty good! The cliffhanger on the other hand was eh okay.

  • 7.0
    egon244 Jan 9, 2019

    "It's happening"

    As opening issues go, this was not bad. I was expecting for the issue to be a little more exciting and less chaotic, but we'll see how it will go from here.

    Gemworld attacks Metropolis and our young heroes, both well know and brand new, jump right into the action. Characters introductions take the center stage in this issue and because of that any fights that happen with invaders fade into the background a bit, take the backseat. Heroes themselves don't interact with each other that much, but those that do, mainly Tim and Jinny and Tim and Cassie, have nice banter that I think "gets their spirits right". And the last page reveals the long absent "OG" Superboy.

    All of that is served with t more

  • 7.0
    KFuqua Jan 10, 2019

    It was better than I expected. I wanted to give it a try, but figured that I might not enjoy it. I thought that it was okay and good enough to bring me back for the next issue.

  • 6.5
    HOSHWE Jan 9, 2019

    Its okay. Messy, but enough to make me want to read the next issue. Needs to get better though.

    The art is fantastic, sadly the story loses me after a good introduction of the first few characters.

  • 6.5
    SloboSOY Jan 12, 2019

    I had solicited a issue but I didn't like the cover, so I take another one too.
    And I'm bothered because it's a mixed feeling.
    I'm a Peter David/Todd Nauck Young Justice Fan. It was thank to seem (And then the Exiles) that I stick on comic in a time of doubt about it. There was the first english issue I take and I progress thank to them. So I was eager to see the YJ return, but I was worried that it's bendis who did it.
    In one hand he respect the fun of the original volume (And It's big coming from him)
    And I think it's nice too try to correct Gemworld after all the change he had (I didn't like the New52 amethyst version). But in the same time something is off. If they want to speak to superman, why all the fighting ? Al more

  • 6.0
    Full Spread Jan 10, 2019

    Bendis delivers a full-throttle, chaotic first issue of teenage exuberance. That's a good and a bad thing.

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