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Young Justice #6

Young Justice #6

Scheduled to arrive in stores: Juy 27, 2011

Cover date: September 2011


Writer: Art Baltazar & Franco
Penciller: Christopher Jones
Inker: Dan Davis & John Stanisci
Cover: Mike Norton & Zac Atkinson

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

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While the team reel from Superboy's revelation, Dick thinks back four years ago to his own origins. Bruce has forbidden him to reveal it to anyone so the night the Flying Grayson's fell lingers only at the back of his mind as Kid Flash nudges him back to reality.

The camp listens as Superboy reveals that sometimes he feels his reason for being is to destroy Superman one day. Aqualad talks him out of such thoughts and the night of bonding and origin revelations continues as Megan talks about her beginnings.

How she lived under the surface of Mars with her large family and was closest to her Uncle J'onn. He was a legend on Mars after his many adventures with the Justice League, but seeing all his team mates garnering understudies he came back to seek his own and Megan had to participate in a competition. Her prize for winning was membership in the team!

Superboy is still very quiet so Aqualad stays behind at the campfire while the others head to sleep. Superboy thinks back to a scenario. In it Superman is attacking the Daily Planet by ripping off its globe and hurling it into the air. He attacks Lois and Jimmy dumping his lovers body in the Newsroom before blowing it up from the inside out with his heat vision.

Superboy however confronts and kills Superman much to the relief and cheer of the Metropolitan populace.

Superboy realizes this and many other Anti-Superman scenarios were being pumped into his head by the G-Gnomes while he was in his pod at Cadmus. Will he be able to continue suppressing this inbuilt urge?

The End...?

4Story - 4: Selfishly speaking I wasn't too bothered by Megan or Dick's origin, though their differing emotions was both interesting and touching to see. The secret revelations of Superboy's origin were far more interesting. Was it his own urges to be the next Superman or Cadmus' plan to kill the original that was in his head?

We rarely see the kind of emotional support shown here in any other team book and it is handled very well. Brilliant issue.

4Art - 4: The artwork behind the inks is superb, a lot of thought has gone into the style of the story. My problem with the art is the inking, sometimes it is too heavy, sometimes too vague. A minimal hiccup when a reader has grown used to a particular style. Despite the switch in inking it doesn't detract from the brilliant issue.

4Cover Art - 4: I could have done without the spoiler text because the cover promised something readers and viewers of the show are aching to see. A fantastic cover that delivers!

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