An epic teenage DC hero event brought to you by Teen Titans writer Geoff Johns and iconic Young Justice illustrator Todd Nauck!
When Stargirl of the Justice Society and Green Arrow’s ally Red Arrow discover a tragic teenage hero from the past has gone missing, they set out to find him… only to discover he’s not the first teenage hero of the Golden Age to have vanished without a trace. But where have they gone? Who are they? And what does the Childminder want with them?
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Graham Crackers ComicsWelcome to Stage 2 of DC’s attempt to bring back the Golden Age. Hot on the heels of last week’s New Golden Age One-shot, this mini-series continues a storyline started back in 2021’s Stargirl Spring Break Special (better make a quick run to you’re local Graham Crackers Comics and rumage through the back issues!). And while it is disappointing that it took a year to get back on track, it appears that the wait may have been worth it. When we last left our teen heroines Speedy and Stargirl, they had recieved a vision and clues to a very interesting mystery. A mystery inside of a mystery in fact. As Dan Dunbar, the former Dan the Dyna-mite has vanished as well but left behind an investigation of his own. And the girls have found his notes! And while we have cameos by some of the missing Golden Age 13 from the New Golden Age story, we also have other old characters showing up. How about the son of the original Air Wave who debuted in Green Lantern #100 (1978), Robbie the Robot Dog who started his adventures with his creator, Robotman, in Star-Spangled Comics #29 (1944), the original Newsboy Legion (I am still questioning whether this group represents the original group from Star-Spangled Comics #7 (1942) or the Jack Kirby version 1970’s version? And, of course, the Crimson Avenger’s sidekick Wing who first showed up in Detective Comics #20 (1938). All characters that DID exist during that time (we are still checking on information given on the Who’s Who pages at the end of The New Golden Age comic). Geoff Johns’s story appears to be as good as I remember the Spring Break Special being and Todd Nauck’s art still captures the spirit of the Golden Age art these characters came from (check out the bursting action pose of TNT on page 3 !). While I am being caution, so far the first two stages in this Golden Age renaissance have definitely been placed in the right hands. Fingers crosssed the new Justice Society of America comic (coming soon!) will continue these great starts!
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Comics Nexus by Inside PulseThe art of Todd Nauck in particular is amazing in this issue while Geoff Johns story is compelling. While there was a lot of series set-up in this issue, as is expected for limited series, and there were more word balloons than I’d like, the action, intrigue and strong character moments propelled the issue. I’ll be back for issue #2.
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