Young Justice #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 36
7.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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The new teen super-team unites as Robin (Tim Drake), Wonder Girl, Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex join forces to help Amethyst free Gemworld from those who control it. In another section of the strange dimension, Connor Kent and Impulse find themselves taken captive-but if this is really Superboy, why isn't he putting up a fight with his friend and former teammate against the bad guys?

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Holden Feb 9, 2019

    Brian Michael Bendis leisurely progresses the series inciting incident, with Young Justice #2, taking time to properly establish protagonists, amidst the action, as they slowly join together to form a team. Methodically paced and character-driven, Young Justice continues to unfurl majestically, like the blooming of an elegant flower. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Feb 7, 2019

    Despite some characterization issues,Young Justice #2is full of intrigue, touching character moments, and witty humor. Pick this one up soon, or you'll bewondering why you didn't sooner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 6, 2019

    Two issues in, it's very clear that Young Justice is going to be Brian Michael Bendis' best work out of his short time at DC so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 7, 2019

    Looking at Bendis's strengths as a writer and what makes this title special, putting him on Young Justice isn't just a match made in Heaven - it's a match made in history. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Feb 11, 2019

    Though hindered slightly by dialogue, Young Justice #2 brings the women to the forefront of the team in a remarkable way. Its a truly enjoyable issue in a series that is poised to only get better from here on out. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 6, 2019

    Patrick Gleason and Emanuela Lupacchino do amazing work with the art in this issue. Visually, everything looks amazing in both style and details. Unfortunately, the pace of the story drags down the quality of the art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Ritesh Babu Feb 6, 2019

    Young Justice continues to be exuberant and earnest, delivering on Wonder Comics' meaningful mission statement. This is a joy to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - w-west Feb 6, 2019

    The action in this issue is very very brief, but that doesn't mean the art took a backseat. Pat Gleason's portrayal of Cassie (and the rest of the team) is outstanding. Gleason makes the big bad evil guy look downright terrifying. When Amethyst attacks the bad guys, she literally brightens up the scene and beyond her quip, her motion livens up the entire page. I said last issue that Gleason was one helluva run right now in his career, and luckily us Young Justice fans get to experience that firsthand. Anyone viewing these pages has been blessed, this is Patrick Gleason showing off and wow does it look fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Feb 9, 2019

    This is an engaging team so far in Young Justice #2. There is already some build up suggestive of things going on in everyone's lives; this is a living world and we've entered in midstream. I can already see some potential conflicts building. Despite the high drama, there is both optimism and humor. I think this is a solid book. At twenty pages, it feels a smidge on the short side though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Feb 6, 2019

    A book that's truly worthy of the name Young Justice! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Feb 6, 2019

    Bendis is doing some pretty awesome things with Young Justice. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Feb 11, 2019

    A slow plot development if made up for in fun character moments and fantastic artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 6, 2019

    Overall, this was a weirdly uneventful second issue of a book that should be easily gathering momentum. Bendis is taking his usual slow burn approach, but hopefully he'll start providing a reason to get invested in the book besides the likable characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Feb 8, 2019

    Overall, this issue presents a bland development of plot and character, made dynamic mostly thanks to Gleason, Lupacchino and Sanchez. While the dialogue was very on point and faithful to what little we know from the new characters, there is very little to help flesh out the dynamic of this new team. Yet, this title still holds high promise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 9, 2019

    The story and the energy of Young Justice remain engaging, and the writing is still strong, but the focus gets a little sloppy in this second issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 12, 2019

    Even though his appearance offered to the cliffhanger leading into this issue, we'll have to wait another month for more on Superboy. That said, this issue fleshes out Cassie fairly well and offers some fun moments between Wonder Girl and some of the new heroes (even if Teen Lantern gets less time than Jinny or Cassie). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Feb 7, 2019

    While the book is visually fantastic, the story needs improvement. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Comicsverse - Raphael Soohoo Feb 6, 2019

    Writer Brian Michael Bendis sends the heroes of YOUNG JUSTICE to Gemworld, splitting them up. YOUNG JUSTICE #2 sees some reunions, and important backstory for Cassie Sandsmark aka Wonder Girl. Bendis does a great job fleshing out Cassie's motivations, and Lupaccino, Gleason and McCarthy do a great job on art! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Feb 11, 2019

    Young Justice #2 is another disappointing read. This young title is off to such an unimpressive start. Team titles have never been Bendis' strength. Still, Bendis has shown growth in his writing over on Superman so I thought we might get more of that here on Young Justice. Unfortunately, Bendis' Young Justice is off to a slow, dull, and meandering start that offers the reader little in the way of quality character work or engaging plot lines. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Feb 6, 2019

    I had some high hopes going into Young Justice #2. I liked the first issue pretty well and was hoping it would build from there. Unfortunately, the story in this issue floundered. There was no excitement or energy to this issue. We really didn't learn anything besides some things about Wonder Girl that could have been paired done to a page or two instead of taking up half the issue. Bendis's dialogue really didn't flow well in this issue either and the whole pacing of the issue felt off. The art was good and was the highlight of the issue. The only thing that really has me coming back for issue #3 is we get to learn about Conner Kent “Superboy” and what he has been up to. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 6, 2019

    With awkward dialog, no real progression to the story and an issue that spends seemingly the majority of its page count to tell you something that was said in one line last issue, this next chapter in bringing Young Justice back was a bit of let down and did nothing to answer any of the continuity questions that characters in this book create.  The art was great, but other than that, this was a real disappointment in how boring it came off. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Feb 6, 2019

    In summary I did like elements of the issue, but it doesn’t really explain anything that was set up in the first issue and doesn’t provide the reader with any new information. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nihilist Feb 6, 2019

    You know these stories, where two chapters seem so disjointed and loosely connected, they feel like two separate tales? That's exactly how I feel about this issue - on the one hand it continues events from #1, on the other it skipped any points in between then and now. To help you visualize - imagine that after the debut issue, Jinny Hex took a giant bottle of moonshine she most likely has in her truck alongside a shotgun and love letters from her cousins (that's how southern girls roll, y'all) and you drank it. To nobody's surprise you've blacked out, missed two issues, and then rejoined the fun not knowing what the hell you've missed and what's going on around you.

    And while I most certainly enjoyed Cassie's retrospective scene more

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  • 7.0
    egon244 Feb 6, 2019


    Well done. While issue #2 is still not perfect it is much more focused than the previous one, thus provides the reader with a much quicker and smoother read.

    Bendis shows us a bit of Gemworld "politics", but then he focuses primarily on the character of Wonder Girl. And it works. Cassie is a likable hero, kicks Despero's butt and tells her almighty grandfather to shove it. She kicks butt and stands up for herself. Yeah, I like her.
    Just like last time, we don't get much of it, but the banter between the "teammates" seems to be on the right track.

    Pat Gleason, together with Emanuela Lupacchino, are doing a wonderful job with the art. With art like that and more interactions between the young more

  • 5.0
    waltgator93 Feb 6, 2019

    Artwork is very good however, the dialogue is the main issue! Its terrible! Literally feels like we missed something between last issue and this. The tone of Tim and Cassie seems off. Issue felt kind of blah.

  • 8.5
    Samuel Almeida Feb 6, 2019

    I feel good about this issue. They dont do much, but Wonder Girl is pretty badass. The book is fun. Art is great.

  • 8.0
    Nickweiser Feb 7, 2019

    Slow burn but one I enjoy. Bendis fares far better with the more youthful characters. Gleason art is eye candy!

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Feb 13, 2019

    A slower issue, focusing mainly on the Wonder Girl, but a fun read nonetheless. I've got a feeling the whole first arc will, most likely, consist of issues like this - focusing on a few characters, with the main plotline taking a backseat. I don't mind that, as the team is quite large and consist of characters that we haven't seen for a while (Conner Kent next issue!!), so as long as the writing remains consistent (which, surprisingly for Bendis, has been great so far), I'm up for it.

  • 7.5
    Talon1load Feb 6, 2019

    I liked this issue more than the first. It gave us some insight into Wonder Girl that we didn't get the first go round. The story itself doesn't really progress much but we do get an interesting look at where she's been before now.

  • 7.0
    Kreniigh Feb 11, 2019

    At the risk of unfairly focusing on one detail, Cassie one-punching Despero (who I seem to recall posed a threat to the entire Justice League a few times) does neither of them a favor. Bendis obviously wanted a big-name JLA villain for her to take down, so he spun the wheel and it landed on “Despero”. Because, you could literally put any baddie capable of being punched in there (I think of this as the random action figure school of plotting). And Bendis is a writer who likes to use the “big Silver Age villain is just a schlub (or as Priest liked to say, a ‘tuna sandwich’)” trope. But making Despero a weird clown who sounds scary but goes down after one punch doesn’t really make Cassie impressive. But I quibble.

  • 5.0
    SloboSOY Feb 8, 2019

    Why ? Why bendis always want to f... my favorite title.
    This issue made little sense. We don't see how Robin & Amethyst become friend, and no sooner had they beggin a fight than we skip to another thing. And it's a flashback than made a little sense too.
    The wonder Girl we see in this flashback look different than the one we see in the first issue.
    Then we have Jinny who want shot the green lantern construct (Dumb).
    And then Robin & Amethyst crash on Wonder Girl, Teen Lantern & Jinny.

    Cover - Good but not related. 1/2
    Writing - It was messy and too talkative. And not very interesting. 1/3
    Arts - I liked the arts. 3/3
    Feeling - I will stop it very fast. I don't want to suffer on this. I already more

  • 3.5
    Spacey Medicine Feb 13, 2019

    Well yes this certainly did happen, and, um, that’s good? Good for you for happening, Young Justice. These characters are all just featureless blobs and I can already tell that this story arc is going to be interminable.

  • 3.0
    YourGreenMuse Feb 8, 2019

    Well, last issue wasn't exactly stellar, but at least it wasn't like this. This issue skips ahead, without any explanation, and spends most of its page count on a flashback that amounts to Wonder Girl wanting to find herself. The pacing here is already off the rails. But that's Bendis for you.

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