Young Justice #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 1, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 24
7.6Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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Gemworld rips in half as Dark Opal battles the teen heroes of Young Justice as this huge, in-continuity epic continues. While Robin, Amethyst, Impulse, Teen Lantern and Superboy fight for their freedom, the secrets of Jinny Hex, Jonah Hex's great-great-granddaughter, are revealed-and it is a DC Universe doozy!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark May 1, 2019

    Not only is the writing of this issue spectacular, but so is the artwork. Once again, I'd like to refer you to the panels in which the team escape prison. The dynamic poses that are drawn on those panels really make you feel like these are people capable of those feats. But then there are also the emotional moments in the issue that are drawn with such detail that you really feel for the characters! Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Holden Jul 16, 2019

    Young Justice #5 is a celebration of Young Justice past, present, and future. In authenticating the original series and orchestrating a mystery for the series to pursue, the issue proudly declares (in the words of Impulse) that Young Justice is back! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 1, 2019

    Young Justice establishes a fun mystery and improved team dynamics that carries the issue through a slightly underwhelming battle. The Gemworld sequences arent nearly as important as the team coming together so its far more important that Bendis keeps readers invested in whats to come rather than how theyll escape Gemworld. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 2, 2019

    The heroes are still stuck in Gemworld, and they have a few obstacles to work through before they make it home. That said, I'm really looking forward to see where things go from here. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn May 2, 2019

    Young Justice #5 sees the team finally taking a stand against Lord Opal and even delves into the rather complicated circumstances surrounding their reunification. Full of action and heart alike, this issue proves to be a big step for the series that fans will certainly want to stay up to date on! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 1, 2019

    After four issues of scattered but entertaining storytelling, Young Justice #5 finally gives us some major answers about where these characters have been and how Tim Drake found out about the "lost" heroes. Unfortunately, while it delivers some of the best moments of the series, it also reminds us just how fast and loose Bendis plays with continuity. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Sequential Planet - Greg Mysogland May 7, 2019

    Young Justice #5 is another very strong issue with important ramifications for the DC universe that will be particularly special for fans of the Robin/Spoiler duo, and makes the case for the latter being made a member of the main cast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard May 1, 2019

    Young Justice #5 is full of youth and joy. Readers will tear up at the sweet young love present in the issues while finally getting answers to the questions they've been looking for. Every issue feels new and refreshing while always building a little more of its own corner in the DCU. Brian Michael Bendis along with John Timms, Kris Anka, Doc Shaner, Gabe Eltaeb, and Wes Abbott have created an issue you don't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn May 1, 2019

    One wonders if the creative team will be able to give each of them sufficient time to pull the all into the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves May 3, 2019

    This issue is torn between a very good flashback with bad timing and an engaging fight scene that gets split in half. Despite that, it still feels like it could have been the most relevant of the series since the first issue if it was placed better. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 5, 2019

    Young Justice #5 is the best issue Brian Bendis has written thus far in the young life of this series. As long as Bendis can focus in on more character driven issues rather than high concept stories Young Justice can easily climb to being one of DC Comics best titles. Bendis just needs to wrap up this dull GemWorld story arc before starting to make the climb. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Adrian Care May 1, 2019

    This issue wasn't any worse than the last, it isn't any better at all either. If you're buying this series issue by issue and you need to drop something from your pull list, this series isn't giving you much of a reason to spare it. But if you're enjoying the rapid-fire banter of a bunch of superhero kids palling around and taking everything in its stride, this book still has its fun energy (and big names) to rely on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Connor Casey May 1, 2019

    While Young Justice continues to take its sweet time giving away any answers, this issue proves that the series can be much more emotionally resonating when the there aren't half a dozen characters on the page all trying to out-quip each other. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 4, 2019

    A frustratingly rushed issue upends everything I thought I knew about these characters, but not in a good way. More in a “confused by countless rectons” way. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina May 2, 2019

    So far I've been torn in between liking this new reality. Ruled by 12 gem houses and an evil overlord, reminiscent of Game of Thrones, It feature mysterious background and mystery on it's own (Did Conner Kent really have a baby ?). The jumping around on the time line is driving me nuts. The sub-story is till good its just that the placements of the panels seem to be a bit off. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 1, 2019

    While I love the way that this issue looks, the continuity is all over the place.  It seems that even looking up a Wikipedia page on any of these characters was too much for Brian Michael Bendis because even though you'll get an answer that has been lingering over us since Tim Drake's time in Detective Comics, it doesn't make a lick of sense.  Plus, in order to answer this question, a whole lot of other questions about what timeline we're really in are brought up.  Just a mess. Read Full Review

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