Youngblood #1

Writer: Chad Bowers, Rob Liefeld Artist: Rob Liefeld Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 3, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 7
6.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

DEBUT ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! 25 years ago, YOUNGBLOOD launched the Image Revolution and turned the comics world on its head! Now the original blockbuster hit series returns with an all-new cast and a brand-new mission!
When a young hero goes missing, his friend's search for answers leads to some unexpected allies. Together, they'll do whatever it takes to find him...even if it means resurrecting the world's most infamous super-team.

Gear up, strap in, and get ready to rediscover comics' most extreme universe with creators CHAD BOWERS (X-Men '92, Deadpool: Bad Blood) and newcomer JIM T more

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 1, 2017

    An excellent first issue that introduces things well and is going to be a hit with readers who like character dramas. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye May 4, 2017

    This is just such a damn fun book: the story is captivating, the characters are enjoyable, the flashes to the past are great without being cloyingly nostalgic. Towe and Bowers are on the verge of something really special, and kudos to Rob Liefeld for being a great judge of talent and for assigning the right creators to his characters. This is a great throwback to Image's superhero roots, and I'm stoked to see where it's going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - John Wallace May 2, 2017

    Overall I was quite taken with this first issue. Blending the old with the new hasn't quite happened yet, and could be quite tricky to get right, but issue one has done well in giving us a peek of the new, and a glimpse of the past. The brief foretaste of the future of Youngblood Reborn feels quite promising. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza May 3, 2017

    Despite some typos (looking at you focussing), some wobbly anatomy (particularly arms that bend in ways indicative of stretching powers, but nevertheless look dynamic and certainly contribute to Towes storytelling), a sprawling cast that nearly requires a old-school NFL Game Day program, and a backup tale from Youngblood creator Rob Liefeld thats only long enough to make you shrug your shoulders,Youngblood #1 brings quite a bit of fun. These quibbles can be overcome, adjusted, monitored, and transformed into strengths. This is, after all, a first step. No journey ever stops with one step. Ill certainly be checking in to see where the next step takes us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - David Lee Martins May 4, 2017

    It's a fun, modern story with great art and a fast pace. The characters are an intriguing mix of old and new and the story doesn't give everything away. This is a great start for Youngblood. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune May 4, 2017

    A welcoming, accessible superhero book for all. With a wealth of character development and a sense of legacy, theres plenty to love for new and old fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 2, 2017

    Youngblood is off to a pretty decent start. Bowers’ app-focused idea could fall apart a little bit if you think about it too much but the script never stagnates long enough to let you do that which is a plus. Towe’s art is appropriately fun and while it’s a far cry from where this property began, that’s completely necessary for the title to move forward. You have to give Liefeld credit for putting his properties in the hands of creators who don’t want to wallow in nostalgia for too long. The creators have indicated a willingness to go beyond the stories that have already been told and the back-up story itself already drops a potentially big hint for the future. Youngblood #1 doesn’t do too much to separate itself from the pack of superhero comic books with similar conceits but it knows what it is, stays in that lane and is ultimately better for it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen May 8, 2017

    In all, this new Youngblood give the series a much needed makeover. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 4, 2017

    This latest series aims to give readers a fresh start by introducing a new team of heroes banding together after the old Youngblood was disgraced. The result is a perfectly decent, fast-paced superhero book, but one that doesn't do a great deal to stand out from the crowd. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho May 6, 2017

    As far as relaunches go, this was a pretty decent set up issue. Old characters are represented and some new ones are also introduced. Chad Bowers remains faithful to fans of the original series while also trying to bring in new readers. The art is fine, but could be a little edgier. Overall, if youre a fan of the book from the 90s youll like this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Ronald Simmons May 4, 2017

    This book isn't gonna make any new fans Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 8, 2017

    Youngblood #1 is thus a mixed bag, showing that there is potential for something long-term, but that the book's creator and repeated weakest link is still strongly involved and could bring the whole thing down hard once again. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark May 31, 2017

    If you are a long time Youngblood fan there may be some elements to enjoy. There are some rather major character developments that are surprising including an unexpected person taking up the role of the President of the United States. For anyone outside of that group, I do not see any reason to pick up this book. There are better superhero titles, and if you really want to see what Youngblood has to offer you are better off catching up with the original series. It is clear there is a lot of admiration poured into this book, but admiration for the past does not always equal quality. Read Full Review

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