Sunday, June 6, 2010

Impulse: Reckless Youth, JLA: World without Grownups, Young Justice: A League of Their Own

Title: Impulse: Reckless Youth
Author: Mark Waid
Publisher: DC
My take: For an origin story, it moves along fairly quickly and doesn’t get to bogged down in description.

Spoiler-free synopsis: The Flash – Wally West – is sought by a time-travelling relative asking him to save the life of Barry Allen (Another Flash)’s grandson.

Title: JLA: World without Grownups
Author: Todd Dezago
Publisher: DC
My take: Entertaining, but occasionally more ludicrous than my suspension of disbelief

Spoiler-free synopsis: What if all the adults woke up to find their kids gone? What if the kids woke to a world without adults? Superboy, Robin and Impulse have to figure out how to stop whoever’s banished those 17 and older.

Title: Young Justice: A League of Their Own
Author: Peter David and D. Curtis Johnson
Publisher: DC
My take: Has some great character moments, but suffers from the problem many team books do, in turning the characters into exaggerations of themselves.

Spoiler-free synopsis: The foundation of the Young Justice team.