- Title: Young Justice #18
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- Writers: Greg Weisman, Kevin Hopps
- Artist: Christopher Jones
The Young Justice team heads to Africa to take down another Kobra-Venom operation run by the Brain in the Bwundan Jungle. But shortly after arriving Robin, Miss Martina, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Artemis, and Superboy find themselves attacked by gorillas suped-up on Kobra-Venom and led by Grodd.
The team, with the exception of Wolf, is captured and taken to Gorilla City, but Miss Martian is separated from her teammates and gets an unexpected visit from Grodd. There’s plenty of hero-on-gorilla action here along with a few lingering concerns between teammates, particularly Miss Martian’s concern for Aqualad’s state of mind following Tula‘s betrayal.
We also get a short cameo by Captain Marvel who is disappointed when he learns he won’t be traveling with the team on their latest mission. I’m glad to see the goofier version of the Big Red Cheese show up in a DC Comic (and still using his appropriate moniker), but, you would think of all people, Batman be able to figure out the Captain’s secret, right? Worth a look.