Alongside Batman: The Animated Series, Young Justice has to be counted as one of the greatest comics-based TV series of all time. Now, after four seasons, spanning twelve years, the show will be getting a comic-book sequel/tie-in: Young Justice: Targets.
Here’s the full story, direct from DC/Warner Bros.:
Young Justice: Targets
Six Issue Mini-Series
Written by Showrunner Greg Weisman
with Art by Storyboard Artist Christopher Jones
The series will appear first on
DC UNIVERSE INFINITE on June 14
then in comic shops on July 26
Queen Perdita has been kidnapped! Mysterious armored assailants have snatched the Vlatavan royal out from beneath Bowhunter Security, leaving Green Arrow and Black Canary poisoned and comatose in the process! Now a rallying cry echoes around the globe, and across super-teams, to band together and rescue Perdita! Continuing the story of Young Justice: Phantoms, now streaming on HBO MAX, is the six-issue, digital-first Young Justice: Targets.
Written by the show’s showrunner, Greg Weisman, with art by storyboard artist Christopher Jones, Young Justice: Targets will be available in comic shops on July 26. DC UNIVERSE INFINITE subscribers will have early access to the digital-first comic, as issue #1 will debut on the premium digital subscription service on June 14. Plus, each issue includes a bonus story detailing previously unseen adventures from past seasons of Young Justice!
It’s been terrific working with Christopher Jones again on another Young Justice comic, and I’m really excited for the fans to read Young Justice: Targets. It’s a fully canon six-issue mini-series, picking up right where Young Justice: Phantoms left off, with plenty of action, nearly our entire cast, and multiple new revelations.
It’s been an amazing journey years after working with Greg Weisman on Young Justice comics, getting the opportunity to help create storyboards for the most recent season of the TV show, and now returning to produce more comics. Between my growth as an artist and the fabulous color by Jason Wright, I think these are the best-looking comics I’ve ever had a hand in creating. I love getting to help tell the stories of these characters, and I can’t wait for fans to see where things go after Young Justice: Phantoms.
Are you a Young Justice fan? Will you be reading this series online, or waiting to grab the physical comics? Please be sure to let us know.
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