Sunday, June 3, 2012

Young Justice #16

"Heroes and Mentors" gives us three stories featuring members of the Young Justice team each working alongside their mentor. Although each involves a different pair fighting crime together, what makes the story work is how each mini-story is given it's own feel.

Green Arrow and Artemis open the comic by trying to prevent a museum robbery. Their communication is very much Oliver teaching Artemis the ropes. When we get the Flash and Kid Flash stopping an animal outbreak at the zoo we get more lighthearted banter between Barry and his nephew. And Batman and Robin's story at the Gotham Planetarium is heavy on action and light on dialogue as the Dynamic Duo is able to get the job done with a minimum of discussion.

The three stories connect in the comic's last few pages as all the crimes are connected and will pit all six heroes against Kobra in next month's issue. This series is very hit-or-miss for me depending on the characters and story chosen from issue to issue. If next month's conclusion is as good as this one, I'll definitely pick it up. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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