Young Justice #9

by Alan Rapp on November 6, 2011

in Comics

young-justice-9-coverWhen the Young Justice team appears bored with their latest lesson in Espionage 101 Captain Atom decides to present them with an opprunity to learn in the field by solving a case close to his heart.

Using the skills they’ve been taught Captain Atom challenges to prove or disprove the guilt of Nathaniel Adam, an Air Force officer convicted of murdering a superior officer in 1968.

Happy to get out of the classroom, but a little surprised by the request, the team begins to investigate the murder and uncovers a smuggling ring that points to Adams’ innocence. They also run into a magical-sword-wielding samurai intent on keeping the truth hidden.

The story, having the team unknowingly investigate the past of a member of the Justice League, is an interesting idea. It also forces the more powerful members of the team into using covert skills they don’t normally employ. Although I enjoy the cartoon this is the first issue of the series I’ve picked up, and it’s good enough I might go back and read a few more issues. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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