Let's keep the ball rolling and break out another of my favorite DC series, Young Justice! This series was one of the many reasons I tend to look at Peter David as superior to most other comic book writers currently working. Unfortunately, the issue I randomly pulled out wasn't exactly one of his better YJ works... :/
Young Justice #24:
Summary: Okay, a bit of background is in order first... Former Young Justice member Arrowette(Cissie King-Jones) is at the 2000 Olympic Games competing on the US archery team. The rest of YJ went to Australia to support her... Got it? Good. This issue begins with the star of the US archery team being injured while walking around at night. The US officials suspect Arrowette's mother was behind the injury after discovering video of Arrowette's mom talking to Merlyn(who was competing on the Zandian team), and as such ban Arrowette from competing. Arrowette's mom contests that she was only warning Merlyn not to mess with her daughter, but since there was no audio on the tape, Arrowette is out of luck. Young Justice decide to get to the bottom of the situation, which leads to Superboy(who is powerless here for reasons that escape me at the moment) confronting Merlyn and several of the Zandian national team. While the Zandians are attacking Superboy, the US Olympic committee have found a girl who was an expert in lip reading, who confirms Arrowette's mother's story after viewing the tape. With that, the Olympic committee reverses their suspension of Arrowette, while the rest of Young Justice come to Superboy's aid. In the end, the Zandians are defeated and the injured US archer from earlier(who just so happened to be wandering around the scene of the fight...) is able to point out the Zandian who actually caused her to injure her arm(some villain named Hazard). With that, the Olympics officials suspend Hazard for the rest of the competition and that about ends this one.
Thoughts: Yeah, as I said in the intro, this wasn't exactly this series finest hour... First off, I managed to pick up a back issue that occurred right in the middle of a storyline. Mistake number one. Secondly, I recall not even liking the Olympic storyline all that much... That would be mistake number two... There were TONS of issues of this series that were better than this one, but it's just my luck to pick the runt of the series... Oh well, if/when I do some more Retro-Reviews, hopefully I'll get a much better issue of this series to go through.
Score: 6 1/2 out of 10.“Get behind me”? Isn't that what Superboy usually tells Tim? ZING!!!