“Warlords” – Finale
Writers: Brian Michael Bendis & David Walker
Artists: John Timms & Scott Godlewski
Color Artist: Gabe Eltaeb
Letterer: Wes Abbott
Review by Philip Clark
After a brief pandemic hiatus, Young Justice #15 is here with a bang, and so is Superboy! With a roster that rivals that of the Justice League, the Young Justice team is ready to save Conner and bring Dr. Glory to justice!
Hold on to your hats folks, it’s about to get real complicated. Impulse drops some knowledge on us that takes the rest of team by surprise, and on a wild ride.
Holy Roster, Batman!
Quite honestly, I think the most impressive thing about this issue is the sheer amount of characters that have been thrown in. I mean, we’ve got some classic characters like Aqualad, Arrowette and Spoiler added to the gang now. I’ve missed seeing these great, well known characters on the pages of Young Justice. I only hope that I get to see even more of them in future issues.
What I will say about Brian Bendis, he’s well known for bringing unknown teen characters into the light, so I’m very excited to see what he does with the lesser known heroes on the roster; like Sideways, and the Dial H for Hero team.
Can you imagine living in a world where you know that there are different realities? Not only that, but being able to cross between them? That sounds like way too much power and responsibility to me.
These are just teenagers, they shouldn’t really have to be dealing with those levels of power. What Impulse brought to light in this issue seems like it should be dealt with by the Justice League, not ta group of super teens.
John Timms always does a fantastic at complimenting Bendis’ writing. The expressions that he draws are quite honestly some of the best I’ve ever seen. I always feel myself drawn into the comic a lot more thanks to his use of expressions, it really brings the characters to life! Of course, Scott Godlewski does an excellent job at complimenting both Timms and Bendis with the addition of his artwork in the latter half of the issue.
Honestly, the whole creative team that worked on Young Justice #15 is just fantastic, and I hope they all stick with the comic for as long as possible.
Man, can Bendis throw you through a loop! I didn’t see that big reveal coming! Not only that, but it seems like he has plans to have a rotating roster, which will be interesting to see play out. The story beats just seem to flow, one straight into the next. With what seems to be the end of Dr. Glory’s story (for now), comes a revelation that just jumps straight into the next story arc.
I’m really enjoying the ride that Bendis is taking us on with this series, as well as his use of the characters, and how they interact with each other.
With emotions high, and having a team that’s split momentarily – to catch some respite – who knows what’s going to come next!
Images Courtesy of DC Entertainment