REVIEW: ‘Young Justice,’ Issue #3

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Young Justice

Young Justice Issue #3 is published by Wonder Comics, an imprint of DC Comics. Young Justice #3 is written by Brian Michael Bendis, with art from Patrick Gleason and Viktor Bogdanovic, inks from Jonathan Glapion and Alejandro Sanchez, colors by Chris Sotomayor and Hi-fi, and letters by Carlos M. Mangual and Josh Reed. Last issue, we learned more about Wonder Girl and how she got to Gemworld but now, it’s all about Connor.

When Impulse, Bart Allen, runs into Superboy, Connor Kent, there is something different about him, even though he’s wearing the same leather jacket. He’s old, has a scruffy beard, and he isn’t worried. In fact, he’s taken to his Kent roots and become a farmer. But what Bart doesn’t realize initially is how much Connor has changed, or at the very least isn’t bothered by being in Gemworld.

The issue cuts to Connor “then,” before Gemworld. In this section, Connor defeats a creature at a government facility, returns to high school, and then quickly decides that’s a breaking rules kind of day. After returning to the facility he punches a hole in it and “BOOM.”

Unlike the last issue, the dialogue of the younger characters is done well and feels natural. That being said the best part of the issue is the art from Gleason and Bogdanovic. Maybe it’s because I’m a 90s Superboy fangirl, but it was great to see him in three different looks in the comic. By doing that, we don’t have to rely on dialogue to know that Connor is a different Superboy and not the one that Bart knew. I could turn this into an essay about how adult Connor is the most attractive man in DC, but I won’t, however, he is.

Overall, the comic has yet another ending that isn’t strong enough to be a cliffhanger. It sits as a lead into the next issue. The series is still getting its legs as I mentioned previously in my review of the last issue. I’m more than sure each character will have an issue focusing on them but I’m getting a little impatient. In fact, the lack of action and just decent to subpar dialogue makes it hard to want to pick up the next issue. That being said, I will indeed pick it up because I need to know more about Connor’s life on Gemworld, and I need it now. In all honesty, if you’re a Superboy fan, you definitely check Young Justice #3 out.

Young Justice #3 is available now.

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TL;DR

Overall, the comic has yet another ending that isn’t strong enough to be a cliffhanger. It sits as a lead into the next issue. The series is still getting its legs as I mentioned previously in my review of the last issue. I’m more than sure each character will have an issue focusing on them but I’m getting a little impatient…In all honesty, if you’re a Superboy fan, you definitely check Young Justice #3 out.