Story by Jim McLaughlin
Art by Jon Malin
Colors by Ross Hughes
Letters by Rus Wooton
Script Assistance by Manolis Vamvounis
Covers by Rob Liefeld & Mike Capprotti, Rob Liefeld & Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefeld, Ryan Ottley and George Perez
Release Date: January 2, 2013
Cover Price: $4.99
Say what you will about its creator, but Youngblood #75 is just balls out FUN! This is totally a 90’s comic set in modern times, and that’s exactly what it should be. Looking for fun? You found it!
Jim McLaughlin puts out another great issue of this classic Image series. I can’t tell you enough how much PURE fun this book is! It’s got all the hallmarks of the Youngblood series that we grew up with, only better. There’s TONS of action, snappy dialogue, great superhero stuff, and a little touch of modern day situations. Besides the main story, McLaughlin sneaks in a couple of really interesting subplots that are going to be pretty fantastic when they come to fruition.
Jon Malin is, artistic wise, a Liefeld clone, which is what we both want and need for this series. It’s exciting, it has a great pace to it, and it’s that classic Image style, which you really don’t see anymore. It’s nice to have that back in at least one book that Image publishes. The only problem that I had was that there are some jarring “magazine articles” that bring the art (and story) to a screeching halt. They should’ve really been put at the beginning or end of the issue, because it does hurt the book.
Aside from the magazine article interruptions, this is a fantastic comic! And, those are actually pretty minor. If you’re looking for a great, fun, action-packed comic, this is it! Each issue is really easy to jump on to. What has happened so far is recapped on the inside front cover, as well as in the story itself. Pick this up!