Youngblood 73 review

This is my new comic of the week. Every now and then, I try a series I’ve never read before (or in a very long time) without doing any research. I evaluate it on both quality and how easy it is for a new reader. Why Youngblood? Mostly because I’ve been interested to check it out for a while, to see if it’s still as bad as the early comics that Linkara has reviewed. Also, the comic shop I go to had exactly one copy of this, and the manager made fun of the series. Being a fan of hilariously bad movies, how could I resist?

How is this comic? Well … it wasn’t very good. The main story felt rushed, and there were several side stories that only took up one or two pages that added nothing to the story. None of the characters are explained to the audience, meaning that new readers like myself will be confused or they simply won’t care.

Spoilers.

The side stories include one of the Youngblood team members’ (I’ll just call her purple face) future self being killed in the present, some guy named Badrock lying in a hospital bed and … something unexplained is happening to him. Who is Badrock? No idea, he’s unconscious and none of the team members say anything about him. I only know he’s a member of Youngblood because of Linkara’s reviews. Current timeline Purple Face has one thought bubble suggesting that she’s crushing on another character, but nothing is said between them. What’s the point?

The villain in this issue is some kid who can create real world objects through the internet. How? It’s never explained. Instead, we have a battle that’s hard to follow since you don’t know any of Youngblood’s powers.

End Spoilers.

The art isn’t anything special either. Even though Rob Liefeld isn’t doing the internal art, the artist still can’t draw feet. Also, the character called Die Hard looks like a Deadpool rip-off, even though they were both created by Liefeld. At least they’ve been cured of Youngblood’s disease though.

I simply cannot recommend this. It just feels pointless. The story feels rushed, the side stories add nothing and don’t make you want to continue with this series. The characters are bland and unoriginal, and their powers aren’t explained at all. There’s no emotional value to be found. While this isn’t horrible, there’s nothing special about this either. It … just exists.

About healed1337

I am a relatively new comic book fan writing this blog for other new comic book fans and/or people who are interested in comics but don't know where to start. I've always been interested in writing, to the point where I have a college Creative Writing Certificate and I'm currently a year 2 Journalism student. I also have another blog where I mostly make fun of bad movies - www.healed1337.blogspot.com As for how I got into comics, I've always had a passing interest in superheroes: most notably Batman, Spider-man and the X-Men. Until February of 2011 (I think,) my only experience with any of these franchises came from the movies and video games. Shortly after I bought Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 however, I decided to check out X-23, Wolverine's female clone. I ended up reading her Innocence Lost origin story and enjoyed it. From there, I started reading various X-Men comics and it quickly exploded into my newest hobby. My other interests/hobbies include video games, movies, music, playing sports, my dogs and weird news.
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