Mild Mannered Reviews – Young Justice #4

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Young Justice #4

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 3, 2019

Cover date: June 2019

“Seven Crisises” – Part 4

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Patrick Gleason & John Timms
Cover: Patrick Gleason
Variant Cover: Dan Mora

Reviewed by: Keith Samra

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Young Justice #4We open with a flashback into Amethyst’s past. We then catch up with Bart and Conner, as Conner takes on the thugs that came sniffing around to his farm last issue.

Conner helps break the team out of the Gem World prison. Amethyst begins to deal with her issues, and has Tim at sword point.

To be continued…

3Story – 3: Once again we have another issue that doesn’t answer burning questions, but is decompressed to a snail’s pace in storytelling. Bendis is a good writer, but so far, his work at DC has been a little boring. My excitement for this series has come to a halt, simply because of the way Bendis has decided to tell his story.

Last month we were introduced to Conner’s possible child and wife, this month we have only learned two things, the baby is a girl and her name is Martha.

It wasn’t all bad, Conner coming to the rescue of the rest of the team was a great moment, as Tim, Cassie and Bart share a hug being the original members of the YJ team.

All in all, there is far too much dialogue, and not much in the pace of storytelling. We are teased with the reveal of the seven crisis of Earth next issue, I really hope that we learn more about this, and pick up some momentum.

5Art – 5: Patrick Gleason’s work is great on this title, as he gets to stretch his artistic muscles and take us to new worlds. He is almost tailor made for this title. It was good to see that he had help with the inking, which gave him more time to focus on his sequential art.

The shot of Conner busting out the team was the best in the book. The following page that features Teen Lantern, Jinny Hex and Amethyst, I love the way that Gleason showed the admiration on their faces as they watch the members of the original team embrace.

A lot of exhibition regarding Amethyst and her past, but just a little boring, as I really am not into her story and her as a character.

As always, Alejandro Sanchez outdid himself, coloring this book, and bringing it to life.

3Cover Art – 3: Gleason’s cover is simply amazing this month. It is wonderfully rendered, but the composition doesn’t do much for me. Coupled with the muted coloring, it left me with something more to be desired.

5Variant Cover Art – 5: Dan Mora’s cover is miles better than the regular cover this month. He uses the negative space to his benefit, and the composition with all the characters is simply awesome. Love Superboy top centre.

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Anthony_Mage
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Anthony_Mage

I honest to God feel like Brian Michael Bendis needs to decide on which Super Family title (and this title is one with it including Superboy and all) he wants to write and stick to *that* as the plan going forwards for it’s stuff like “Young Justice” which has me feeling he’s spread himself too thin with all the titles he’s juggling and it’s showing now, big time. I honestly am not a fan of BMB giving Conner a wife and baby girl (man I pray it’s a red herring) for I’m one of those who think like Lois and… Read more »