Young Justice #18

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker Artist: Scott Godlewski, Michael Avon Oeming Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 2, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 11
7.0Critic Rating
4.3User Rating

At last, the coolest couple in the DCU gets the spotlight! Tim Drake and Stephanie Brown have sacrificed so much. For each other. For their families. For Young Justice. Now, Tim and Stephanie must take control of their destinies as Young Justice gathers together to help overcome their criminal pasts!

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 1, 2020

    There's another strange but hilarious retcon at the end, and a strong cliffhanger to the next issue. It seems like every character is getting a spotlight towards the end, and twenty issues of an excellent DC teen team book is nothing to sneeze at. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 4, 2020

    It is shame we won't get a lot more of this. And I do hope that as readers we get some closure about the mystery of the team's return. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 2, 2020

    Although the end of Young Justice looms on the horizon, the series could go out on a high note if it continues to deliver succinct single issues in the mode of Young Justice #18. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Sep 2, 2020

    The artwork in this issue particularly stands out to me, as it differs slightly from the usual Young Justice style. The typical artwork is bright and colorful, but this issue takes a darker and grittier turn. This was done in a very obvious way, to mimic the feel of a Batman comic, as this issue focuses around two former Bat family members. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Sep 2, 2020

    Young Justice #18 should remind readers why Spoiler and Robin need to have their own book (again). There is nothing better than Tim and Steph on a case. They are the DC power couple we all want and deserve. I know I already mentioned it, but the Drake name is finally done. The suit was amazing, no doubt, but seriously, the smartest person in the DCU would not name himself after himself. OK. I am done talking about it forever now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 9, 2020

    Although the rest of the characters make cameos here, to offer moral support at the end and help Stephanie celebrate the win, it's really a Stephanie Brown issue (which we haven't seen in several years). We may not get Steph in a cowl, but Young Justice #18 does pull the character out of the shadows and shine some much needed light on the former Batgirl. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Sep 4, 2020

    This book feels like a Young Justice book in name only, given as the focus is really on Spoiler and Drake. The breezy nature of the book doesn't help the almost throwaway name change or its importance down the line. As readers of my reviews, and listeners of The Definitive Crusade, will know, I am a huge Steph Brown fan. Seeing her get closure on her Dad is great for the character, thought it was done with much more style and best guest stars in her own Batgirl book (#24) by Bryan Q. Miller. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Matina Newsom Sep 1, 2020

    This issue makes Stephanie shine. It puts her squarely in the spotlight, and sends the familiar duo of Stephanie and Tim back on an adventure. There are a few details that bring it down a bit, like the need to bring the whole Young Justice team in, and some awkward moments of dialogue, but it's generally good read when it's focusing on Stephanie. If you've been wishing for more Spoiler in your comics, this is one to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 7, 2020

    The moments that land are good and the art by both teams is well-done, but the issue suffers from pacing and focus problems. Spoiler comes off pretty awesome, though. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 1, 2020

    The art continues to be the best part of this book since we once again have Bendis trying to write himself out of a corner since it seems that he finally learned that Cluemaster was dead after he opened this series with Stephanie talking about him being alive. So that's our issue here folks.... trying to make this series make sense and to do that, we're going to be taking some plot points from Pre-Flashpoint Stephanie Brown stories to get there. Read Full Review

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