Sunday, August 26, 2007
Comics Disillusionment: Trying to Heal
Young Justice was truly a good book. Peter David and Todd Nauck worked well as a cohesive unit, and I really enjoyed reading about the young heroes as they gained confidence and experience. I fell in love with Wonder Girl and Arrowette all over again. I felt great sadness missing Bart Allen after remembering his sweetness and innocence here. When Arrowette says "Scarecrow, I think I will miss you most of all" to Bart, I completely understood where she was getting it from. Brilliant.
Issue #7 made me laugh my ass off and gave me a dose of what a good comic should be. There was emotion, sarcasm, and a wicked catfight. Then Nightwing showed up and it just continued to improve! I am a bit sad that DC decided to end the book and mix the Titans with the YJ characters. I think there was a bit of missing the boat for the sake of kililng Donna Troy and Lillith. It just didn't justify it for me.
Dammit. I want this book back.
To summarize: I found Young Justice to be bittersweet. I really liked this title. When I think about where all the team members are today, it makes me unhappy. Change for the sake of it isn't always best, so this has left me still reeling.
Back to the basement for more back issue healing...