Young Justice #16

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker Artist: Scott Godlewski Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 8, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 10
7.3Critic Rating
5.6User Rating

Impulse unleashed! Bartholomew Henry Allen II has traveled to the edges of space and time-and along the way, he’s discovered truths that he’s kept from even his closest friends. Until now. The truth behind the legacy of Young Justice is revealed! What does tomorrow hold for Young Justice?

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Jul 7, 2020

    That being said, I don't want to take anything away from Scott Godlewski's artwork either. The fear and pain that he compliments the writing with just adds to the pure emotion dripping off every page of this comic. Throw in Gabe Eltaeb's continuously incredible coloring and the characters really come to life. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jul 14, 2020

    Altogether a great issue, and a nice change of pace from the regular style of comic book storytelling. A fun read, but a little on the heavy side, but the weighty story only adds to the enjoyment, Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 7, 2020

    The plot here is still a little too deliberate for my tastes, but the core characters are highly entertaining and feeling more like their old selves by the day. The addition of Walker to the writing team might have been the special sauce this title needed. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 21, 2020

    And the art is appropriately energetic and stylized enough to be great for a young hero book. I am wondering if all this is leading up to a new timeline. Am I ready for yet another continuity???? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 13, 2020

    Although several characters make appearances in the flashbacks, and Drake shows up at the end, this is really a two-character issue focused on Impulse's story and his friendship with Conner which was a driving force to right what he saw wrong with the universe. Now, what are the ramifications of that decision? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 7, 2020

    Hopefully the next issue finally settles on an answer and an actual direction for Young Justice beyond bringing in every teen hero under the banner. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Jul 7, 2020

    I enjoyed this issue quite a bit. It slows the pace down again to focus in on answers and the characters relationships with one another. Bart's origin story is clarified and we're given clear answers about how he arrived on the current Earth and universe. His relationship with Conner is also highlighted, with the promise that Tim also will be joining them as they continue to search for answers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jul 10, 2020

    Young Justice #16 isn't sure what it is supposed to be. It really sets up the future of the series. That is great, but it doesn't trust the readers to be comfortable by watching Bart and Conner sit and talk. Tim's appearance at the end is awesome, he is my favorite, but it feels retconned. Shouldn't the team leader, who is the smartest person in any room he is in, be there the whole time? I have hope for the future. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 8, 2020

    The panels of action and adventure are flashbacks coated in narrative captions as readers are simply told about anything that might offer excitement. The accounting isn't necessary either and squanders a strong group dynamic and plenty of momentum; it doesn't look like the next issue will shift its focus either. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 7, 2020

    While I did enjoy the art in this issue a lot, that's about all I did enjoy because the explanation about where Impulse has been or even why he still calls himself Impulse is either just generic and makes no sense to what has come before or it's just simply not there.  Just more padding to fill out these issues and I naively thought that we might actually get something of substance here that tied into where we last saw this Bart Allen back in Flashpoint.   Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    KittyNone Jul 8, 2020

    Honestly, this issue was really good. Bendis excels when he lets himself focus on the relationships between just two or three characters, so a whole book of Bart & Conner being best friends who care about one another really plays to his strengths (now that Young Justice has 2,730 members that's probably a fluke, but I'm enjoying it while it's here), and Scott Godlewski sells the emotions perfectly. Also, the bit about "stupid monster" was legitimately hilarious.

    "Drake" is still the stupidest name in comics, though.

  • 8.0
    Nickweiser Jul 9, 2020

    I thought I would not like this bit is good. Bendis delivers focusing on Bart and Conner exclusively. Godlewski art is nice too!

  • 5.0
    Nihilist Jul 7, 2020

    There is some plot in this book, which is more than I can say about majority of the series so far. Is it any good, however? It's... a mixed bag, to be honest. I can see some potential here, but also typical for Bendis poor execution, leading to complex themes popping out from nowhere, not being foreshadowed properly, then getting sidelined for a moment dedicated to some irrelevant filler stuff, just to finally get resolved on last few pages.
    I certainly appreciate the tonal shift as well as new direction (character oriented) this comic took, and hope Young Justice stays on this track, but while these are steps in the right direction, it's still not enough for me to outright call this issue good. As I said, it's a mixed bag.

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  • 2.5
    Spacey Medicine Jul 12, 2020

    This comic is just a frustrating thing to read. Everything is just people explaining stuff to us, and the dialogue and humour largely falls flat.

  • 2.0
    Psycamorean Jul 11, 2020

    I almost fell asleep trying to read this. It was a rotational nightmare, honestly. Just like Superman.

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Jul 9, 2020

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    Radar Jul 8, 2020

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    Swift Planet Jan 22, 2021

  • 1.0
    KErtneY Jul 13, 2020

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