Young Justice #9

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: John Timms Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 2, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 22
7.8Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

Oh man! Lost in the Multiverse with no way home, the teens of Young Justice find themselves trapped on a dark world that was once run by the evil Justice League known as the Crime Syndicate, but is now run by their younger, more feral, more anarchic counterparts... the Young @#$@#$@! They are not nice. All this and finally, the truth behind... Teen Lantern.

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - H. Ham Oct 4, 2019

    This is an excellent issue that stands alone as a well-written origin for Keli. I really hope DC does more with her after this run ends, she's certainly my favorite of the cast at the moment. The art is also phenomenal; definitely some top-notch work here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Oct 4, 2019

    The artwork in this issue is also fantastic. From the set pieces in Teen Lantern's backstory, to the chaos on Earth 3, both Araujo and Timms lend their talents expertly. I especially love the panels with Keli and Iorl, their facial expressions were brilliant! All of the scenes with Teen Lantern trying to figure out what's going on on Earth 3 are gorgeous. Timms does a excellent job with the fight sequences, and Eltaeb really brings out the colours! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 2, 2019

    Araujo and Timms offer some great, dynamic and kinetic art throughout this issue. Visually amazing throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 2, 2019

    Young Justice is consistently the most entertaining of Bendis' ongoing DC titles, but it still has the most common weak spot of his writing " pacing, and that's evident in Young Justice #9. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Nancy Northcott Oct 2, 2019

    This is an interesting installment in the multiversal odyssey arc in spite of some problems. I wasn't happy about the complete absence of two YJ members, but the portrayal of Teen Lantern and the interaction with Earth-3 villains and Batwoman still made for a solid, entertaining story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Oct 2, 2019

    The issue has a really nice flow to it, and I really loved we're getting the detail I feel has been sorely lacking from this series. A certain depth has been added as the tension and danger feel genuine, as opposed to the earlier issues. Arajo's art stole the show in Young Justice #9and I hope we get to see more of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 2, 2019

    . It's clear there are big plans for both Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex and, based on Young Justice #9, there won't be any disappointments. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 2, 2019

    One consistent knock on Bendis' scripts is too often the characters' unique voices become blurred and everyone sounds alike. It would be easy to swap out Jinny Hex in this setting and not notice any changes to how she speaks vs. Keli. With a team of such unique personalities, Bendis hasn't established them — particularly the three new members of the team — as individual characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Sequential Planet - Greg Mysogland Nov 21, 2019

    Teen Lantern's origin drags down Young Justice and makes the already problematic character even more so. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 2, 2019

    Teen Lantern's background has explored this issue and while there are seeds thrown in here that may become interesting in the future in dealing with her backpack and power gauntlet.... Keli Quintela kind of came off a little less interesting than she previously seemed.  Beyond that though, Bendis continues to know nothing about Earth-3, but at least we have some decent art this issue to try and mask that aspect.   Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nihilist Oct 2, 2019

    Bendis sure took his sweet time to start developing Teen Lantern, and this issue was really, and I mean REALLY needed. When you have a cast so big, diverse and in a solid percent built on new characters, you need to properly introduce every single one of them to the audiences.

    I think it's a wonderful idea to hve a non American character for a change, especially one who kinda possesses powers of a Green Lantern, but is not really one of them. That's a decent backstory, and sure, it could be better, but then again, it could have also been much worse. Bottomline, Keli is cool, and has potential to grow as a character, maybe earn a real ring after some time, in distant future.

    I hope Bendis will turn the series to be more more

  • 5.0
    Talon1load Oct 2, 2019

    This issue was dedicated to giving background on Teen Lantern and actually succeeded in making her less interesting. Before we were led to believe she had hacked the Green Lanterns but it turns out she just got handed her gear. Bendis took a good idea and made it boring. Which is crazy because it was HIS idea that he ruined.

  • 5.0
    Tizze Oct 2, 2019

    I give up... I can't read this anymore

  • 6.0
    MovieCanyon Oct 2, 2019

    It was fine. Exploring Teen Lantern's origin was cool I guess. The art was nice. That's...about it. I find myself not overly enthusiastic about this series at all honestly.

  • 3.0
    Spacey Medicine Oct 4, 2019

    Haha wow why is this comic a thing still?

  • 7.0
    EDiakota Oct 3, 2019

    "I cant-- believe this... "
    - IORL

  • 6.5
    allenquanobi Oct 2, 2019

    It was fine. I wish Bendis would only write this book, since he seems to be doing it much better than Superman or Legion.

  • 6.5
    LunaMoody Oct 2, 2019

    I think I'm going to be dropping this comic soon. I'm just not that impressed by or interested in most of the characters. Teen Lantern is boring. I've never liked that knock off Wonder Girl character Cassie. To me Donna Troy is Wonder Girl. Jenny Hex is rather a lame character so far and Amethyst was a stupid character from her beginnings back when she first appeared in comics. Plus I'm sure Spoiler will be on the team once they are back home and I never liked her. Impulse I both like and dislike. Sometimes he's a bit to much and I just wish someone would hit him. Other times he's funny as hell.

    So that basically leave me liking Tim and Conner. That doesn't give me a lot to hope for. Especially if the writers are going to rename more

  • 6.0
    M1sf1r3 Nov 26, 2019

    Like many of Bendis' titles right now, Young Justice has been quite low in quality for me. But, we're finally getting an origin for Teen Lantern so that might be good?

    The Good:
    I actually liked Teen Lantern's introduction. It's interesting enough anyway and is much better than what we originally had heard.

    The Bad:
    Bendis-Speak. Hope I don't have to explain.

    The whole Earth 3 stuff is also very lackluster here.

    While finally getting Teen Lantern's origin was interesting and good, the rest sort of falls apart.

  • 2.0
    Psycamorean Oct 4, 2019

    This reads like every Bendis book ever. It's uninteresting and trite. I hate it.

  • 5.0
    GL Fan 2814 Oct 2, 2019

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Oct 10, 2019

  • 8.5
    Dorival Oct 18, 2019

  • 8.5
    tonpas1989 Oct 2, 2020

  • 7.5
    BitchWitcher Oct 3, 2019

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas May 31, 2020

  • 7.0

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    Grifter Nov 10, 2019

  • 6.0

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    Sergione Mar 15, 2020

  • 4.5
    Radar Oct 6, 2019

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