Young Justice: Sins of Youth

Unlike Young Justice, vol. 1: A League of Their Own this book does not suffer from a lack of plot. If anything, it has far too much plot, and far far too many characters. On occasion it seemed as if every superhero the DC Universe has ever spawned turned up in this book. The basic plot is that Klarion (bum bum bum . . . the Witch Boy) orchestrates an occasion at which all members of the DC superhero universe both old and young will be in one place and then turns a magic ray on them, making the adult superheroes into teenagers and the teenage superheroes into adults. The amusement factor of Batman as a teenager aside, what follows is a heavy handed and unnecessarily lengthy and didactic demonstration that teenagers are misunderstood and that being an adult isn’t all fun and games. I went looking for it because I was/am on a Bat-verse kick and I have a fondness for Tim Drake, and even I was bored. Again, if you have rabid fans you might want to consider this book, but otherwise skip it and suggest they read Teen Titans, vol. 1: A Kids Game instead.

Young Justice: Sins of Youth
ISBN 1563897482
Written by Peter David
Art by Lary Stucker, Keith Champagne, Rob Haynes, Mark Lipka, Jaime Mendoza, Chris Ivy, Jason Baumgartner, Norm Rapmund, Walden Wong, Wayne Faucher, Juan Vlasco, Rich Faber, Rodney Ramos, Scott Koblish, Wade von Grawbadger, Cully Hamner
DC Comics 2000

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