Review – Young Justice: Outsiders #1 (2019)

Young Justice: Outsiders #1 - DC Comics (Available only on DC Universe)

Written by Greg Weisman

Art by Christopher Jones

Colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick

Letters by Wes Abbott

It seems like fans have been waiting forever and a day for the return of Young Justice.  Maybe that's why these holidays flew by so quickly.  We knew that right at the start of 2019, Young Justice: Outsiders woul be coming to DC Universe.  To get ready for that, DC Comics has released a prequel comic book series just days before the start of the show itself.  Since Chapter 2 isn't out until tomorrow, I will only talk about Chapter 1 of this Torch Songs story.

Things start off right away with a briefing at the Watchtower about a villain who has somehow entered the U.S.  If you're a Young Justice fan, you know there is history between Superboy and Miss Martian.  Let's just say that history plays a pretty significant part in this first story.  Their travels take them to a film festival, where they find themselves a bit caught up in the festivities while looking for the villain in question.  One of the members of the team runs into a familiar face.  Somewhat caught off guard, the team suddenly and abruptly find themselves in a very, other-worldly situation.  Who is, and who is not, aware of what is happening is really where this first chapter comes to a close.

These digital comics are quick, but this story in particular is quite enjoyable.  For fans of Young Justice, you'll love seeing your favorite characters together again and the art really makes it feel like you're watching an episode of the show itself.  Even if you have never watched Young Justice, you still know who these characters are, and you should not feel lost even with the history there.  It is spelled out for new readers/fans right in the beginning of the story, and if you want more, you can always binge the first two seasons.  To me, this book felt like an invitation to a party that you knew would be happening, but now it feels real and the excitement is building.  I've gotten a look at Chapter 2 as well, and it is a very fun way to round out the story and also brings some interesting closure to one thing in particular.  So really, this is just the beginning of all of the excitement surrounding Young Justice.  If this is any indication, it will have been well worth the wait.

RATING:  PULL / BUY (in this case, subscribe to DC Universe)


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