Dark Crisis: Young Justice #5
Scheduled to arrive in stores: October 18, 2021
Cover date: December 2022
“Don’t Meet Your Heroes”
Writer: Meghan Fitzmartin
Artist: Laura Braga
Cover: Max Dunbar and Luis Guerrero
Variant Cover: Belen Ortega & Tomeu Morey
Reviewed by: Craig Boehmer
Mickey has the boys trapped and begins to rant about their place in the DC universe, and how they’ve been replaced by others. Bart ends up finding a way to communicate with Cassie in the real world. Tim, Bart, and Connor are then joined by Cassie, Red Tornado, and Cissie. Together they escape from Mickey’s world and return home.
Story – 1: Throughout this series I have tried to ignore Meghan’s apparent dislike of Young Justice fans, and judge the story she is telling based on the merits of the story alone. But this issue was too much. The entire schtick of Mickey is that he is a fanboy of the original Young Justice team that is unwilling to evolve beyond that, or let them grow up either. Basing your Young Justice story around how evil the fans of the original Young Justice series was is a dumb idea economically. It’s a shame too, there has been a lot about this series that I have enjoyed, but having the penultimate issue play out like this… it seems to show that DC editorial doesn’t really get the market.
Art – 5: The art, as ever, is so much fun. Each character looks great, and the action sequences are so much fun to follow. The colours are vibrant and pop off the page. Fantastic work by Laura Braga. I still have issues with how Superboy’s hair looks.
Cover Art – 3: Pretty good cover showcasing the ultimate bad guy of the story. Having him “reveal” himself is a kind of cool idea.
Variant Cover – 4: I don’t like the face, but the scenes of Robin’s history in the background are fun. I don’t get which Robin it is though. I think it’s Dick, but that doesn’t make sense when the Robin inside is Tim.
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