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Young Justice Vol. 1 (Young Justice II)

4.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  658 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
Don't call them sidekicks!The Justice League needs a covert team that could operate on the sly, so who better than experienced crime fighters Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad? Together with Superboy, recently rescued from the top-secret Project Cadmus, and the crush-worthy shape-shifting alien Miss Martian, these teens are ready to stop being sidekicks and start taking down th ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 17th 2012 by DC Comics (first published January 1st 2012)
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Apr 27, 2015 Rachel rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015
I watched this show a few months ago and got obsessed with it, so I decided to pick up the graphic novel ! Really fun and enjoyable if you've watched the TV series, but one thing I was annoyed by was Artemis is on the cover but she's not in the actual graphic novel at all...Other than that it was just really quick and a fun addition to the Young Justice story.
Oct 22, 2015 Chris rated it really liked it
Shelves: dc-other
I finished watching the excellent first season of Young Justice and I was left wondering what to do before starting season two...

There are Young Justice comics to read!

I'd have been happy with some fun, additional stories, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that this in-continuity series captures the same energy that makes the tv show such great viewing. It's appropriate for all ages, but also touches upon the maturity that comes with this often-troubled team. The artwork is absolutely spot o
Oct 22, 2012 Missy rated it really liked it
I was a little hesitate at first when i saw they were making a young justice. I grew up on Batman, wonder woman, superman, green arrow and all of the original comics. I was mainly a big fan of Batman and so i already was familiar with Robin and again with most of the generations of the super hero's. I was pleasantly surprised by this one and i a very good way. It was well written, not over down and i liked the idea! I can not wait to read Vol.2 and see where the writers will take the young justi ...more
May 06, 2012 Daniel rated it it was amazing
The perfect companion to the TV series.

Not only is DC's Young Justice an action-packed all-ages alternative to its less kid-friendly/continuity-heavy mainstream series, but it also provides additional back-up stories for Cartoon Network's series of the same name (currently in its second season).

This first trade reveals the origins of Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Miss Martian, and Superboy (where did Superboy get all of those black t-shirts?!?). It also sheds some light on events merely hinted at
Jan 31, 2012 Jenny rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
My son and I are excited to read this together. When I told him a copy was coming in the mail, he got very excited :)

My 8 year old LOVED this book! It's a great book and i would recommend it to all comic book fans.
Aug 01, 2012 Joy rated it liked it
Like the cartoon to which this the companion, good, but not great. It definitely does not stand alone from the show: the comic issues take place between cartoon episodes, so much of the character development and plot progress takes place (and rightly so) off the page and on screen. It does make a nice extra, though: the tone matches, and I felt like I could hear the voice actors for each of the characters talking as I read. Possibly will improve as it goes on, or at least when Artemis shows up.
Feb 08, 2013 Alexandra rated it liked it
Shelves: free
Thanks to I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads
May 07, 2015 Ashleigh rated it liked it
I find these kinds of comics to be frustrating at times. Because as they use these well-known characters and add in events not previously covered in the show, I find myself going either "Okay that happened" or "nope, I don't buy it." It can be great for getting extra information, but sometimes that information just doesn't seem trustworthy. For instance, do I believe that Superboy stayed at Wally's after they rescued him from Cadmus? Yes, he had to stay somewhere and that makes sense. Do I belie ...more
Nicola Mansfield
Sep 06, 2014 Nicola Mansfield rated it really liked it
I had previously read 2 issues of the comic and greatly enjoyed them so wanted to try the series proper as I'm a Justice League junkie. The JL pops up now and then as the guardians and bosses of Young Justice but mainly they stay out of the picture. This first volume starts off with friends Aqualad, Robin and Kid Flash having just rescued (let loose) Superboy from Cadmus where he was being made as an ultimate weapon. He and Miss Martian also come along and the five teenagers form a covert team t ...more
Adam Graham
Dec 28, 2014 Adam Graham rated it liked it
This book takes collects the first few issues of the Young Justice Comic book series (based on the Cartoon Network TV series) takes a different tact from DCAU books which essentially told one or two part comic book stories featuring the characters in the TV series. This is much more a traditional comic book where characters are given their own story and arc.

This book begins with an alternate take on the beginning of the Young Justice team. There are minor mostly but definitely different. From th
Timothy Stone
Feb 01, 2014 Timothy Stone rated it liked it
I previously reviewed the second volume of this ongoing series, and had high praise for it. This is a review of the first volume, which was somewhat weaker, but still a good read. This book begins with the first issue, which takes up right after the first episode of the series Young Justice, and goes through the timeline for the first couple of episodes, telling the story of the team's exploits during the time not presented on the show.

This is one of the strengths of this volume, in that various
Nov 22, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
Slightly different than the television series, just as a warning. But that's not to say that this is a bad thing. I actually like the slight differences :) They don't go through the whole rescuing Superboy from Camus thing (it starts right after they break him out) but it still keeps pretty accurately to the TV show :) Great read for YJ fans!
Zomick's  Bakery
Mar 03, 2014 Zomick's Bakery rated it it was amazing
This is where fantasy takes a turn around, and this is why I love comics and similar books more than the movies (thank god they made a series with this material). You see, when a topic is worn out, and there is almost nothing you can make of it, you don't just keep on going, you make something new and useful, and try to use the old one with it.

The situation is simple, there have always been young superheroes, so what superpowers should they have? Hell yea, copy them from their protege... Add 1 o
Mar 14, 2016 TaschaBear rated it it was amazing
Ever since I was graced with the presence of this amazing series on Netflix, I have been enthralled with the characters and their stories. I've always loved superheroes, and am so thankful that I live in an era where these amazing heroes are coming to life right in front of me. Young Justice truly exemplifies the struggles of coming of age with the added responsibility of being a crime fighter. We thought being a regular teenager sucked? Well, we got another thing coming if we had super powers a ...more
Jade West
Dec 01, 2014 Jade West rated it it was amazing
Teaser, there's no Artemis.
This trade collects issues #1-6 of Young Justice (the tie-in comic for the animated series, not the original comic of the same name).

I'm a big fan of the Young Justice animated series, which created it's own ground up take on the DC Universe (instead of adapting any particular established title or continuity) to create a wonderfully deep and compelling narrative. It focuses on a core group of young heroes forming a covert ops team for the Justice League, draws inspiration from everything from Te
Jacquie Fortin
Jun 19, 2016 Jacquie Fortin rated it really liked it
I fell head over heels with the Young Justice TV show, so as soon as I heard there were comics that went with them, I had to give them a look! I loved seeing these extra adventures and pieces of background info, and overall it was a quick, fun read.
Jun 01, 2016 Angela rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, dc
This book is based on the TV series. The group come together, and start trying to work as a team. This is a collection of short, fun stories. It is very like the TV series in tone, even a bit lighter. A good read for those who like the show.
Nov 11, 2015 Martyna rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I was obsessed with the t.v show when I watched it back in August so I was pretty surprised to find that I didn't enjoy this as much. idk what it is but this was just a "meh" kinda comic for me.
Sep 11, 2015 Adriel rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
I liked the first half that i read. The writing was pretty good, the art fun. I have such a hard time thinking Robin is cool. Robin will always be a little dufus in my mind, sorry kids.
Seema Dyal
Jan 24, 2016 Seema Dyal rated it it was amazing
Loved the show instantly, was devastated that it was cancelled.
Loved the Graphic Novel, totally worked
Dustin Fickle
Mar 18, 2016 Dustin Fickle rated it it was amazing
Really fun comic that gives some really nice back story for the animated series!
Mar 10, 2012 Miss rated it liked it
Picked this up for a stopgap while I wait for the show to come back. Oh Nickelodeon. Why are you so opposed to the idea of people actually enjoying your products? It's like A:tLA all over again. Anyways this is a well written comic that ties in nicely with the first couple episodes of the show. I can hear the dialogue in the characters' voices, it captures their register well. Looking forward to seeing how the Superman plot plays out, its the only part of this volume I see as being potentially t ...more
Jun 13, 2014 Kathryn rated it really liked it
Worth every second for this team! But I definitely missed Artemis in this volume.
Apr 19, 2013 Beckiezra rated it liked it
Shelves: comics-manga
I'm glad this comic has original stories, not just retelling the cartoon, and they were not overly juvenile (like the Teen Titans comics). The art is pretty similar to the cartoon style. I think the coloring and such is better than I've seen in other tie-in comics over the years. The stories don't necessarily go together and I do wonder where each issue comes in relation to the episodes. Nothing really wowed me or made me have to keep reading, but I'd read more of them if the library has other g ...more
Aug 29, 2015 Lynn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, e-calibre
Love it
Jun 19, 2014 José rated it liked it
Apr 29, 2012 Jacob rated it it was ok
Public library copy.

YJ is one of the best cartoons currently airing on TV and these comic book stories remain faithful to the look and feel of the show. As this collections hosts issues 1-6 I felt the latter half of the book was far less interesting and had less to say because the stories were padded with superheroes sharing their origins at a campfire. As a reader of comic books and a viewer of the YJ television show it's always a bore anytime superhero origins are explained to the Nth degree.
Feb 18, 2012 Travis rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-books
After my daughter got me hooked on the Teen Titans cartoon, I was willing to trust her on Young Justice.

While very different, it's an entertaining show and the comic is a good solid read.
Yes, the adult super heroes come out as jerks, but since they are all being seen from the teenagers pov, it's understandable.

Good characterizations, straightforward super hero stuff and some interesting little sub-plots make this a step up from the usual adapation/spin off comic.
Apr 26, 2016 Mariah rated it really liked it
I really liked this! I started this series because I was a huge fan of the show. I like that this did contain origin stories because I'm fairly new to comics. So seeing the origin stories just let me know more incite on each of the characters. I feel the show did a good job with this, but I liked that it was reiterated in the first trade paperback. I'm definitely going to continue on in the series.
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