Youngblood Volume 1
THE 'BLOOD IS BACK! 25 years ago, YOUNGBLOOD launched the Image Comics revolution. Now, ROB LIEFELD's blockbuster creation returns with an all new cast and a bold new mission! An uber popular self-protection app called HELP! is changing how we stay safe -- "HELP! lets you decide who saves you." But when a high-rated young hero on the app goes missing, his best friend's search for answers gains the attention of some unexpected allies, and together, they'll do whatever it takes to find him... even if it means resurrecting the world's most infamous super-team, Youngblood.Gear up, strap in, and get ready to rediscover comics most Extreme universe with creators CHAD BOWERS (X-Men '92, Deadpool: Bad Blood) and JIM TOWE!Collects issues 1-6.

Youngblood Volume 1 Details

TitleYoungblood Volume 1
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 12th, 2017
PublisherImage Comics
ISBN-139781534303430
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics

Youngblood Volume 1 Review

  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    The original Youngblood team disbanded in disgrace years ago. Some new and upcoming superheros using the Help! app, basically Uber for superheros. Now some of these heroes have gone missing. One of their friends decides to put a new Youngblood team together to get exposure for finding her friend.The book has some potential, but there is too much left unexplained about what happened to the old team. The book could have used some flashbacks explaining why the original members of Youngblood are whe The original Youngblood team disbanded in disgrace years ago. Some new and upcoming superheros using the Help! app, basically Uber for superheros. Now some of these heroes have gone missing. One of their friends decides to put a new Youngblood team together to get exposure for finding her friend.The book has some potential, but there is too much left unexplained about what happened to the old team. The book could have used some flashbacks explaining why the original members of Youngblood are where they are now. Jim Towe's art shows promise.Received an advance copy from Image and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Krutula
    January 1, 1970
    Warnings: violence, murder, dismembermentIf you ask me to describe this book in one word, I'd say average. It doesn't particularly impress but it wasn't boring either. I am reading this series for the first time, so this is obviously without any context of any storyline prior to this. Anyway, in the current times, there are superheroes everywhere and there is a Yelp-like app to rate them, so you can choose whose help you want. One top-rated hero goes missing, and his friend devises a plan to mak Warnings: violence, murder, dismembermentIf you ask me to describe this book in one word, I'd say average. It doesn't particularly impress but it wasn't boring either. I am reading this series for the first time, so this is obviously without any context of any storyline prior to this. Anyway, in the current times, there are superheroes everywhere and there is a Yelp-like app to rate them, so you can choose whose help you want. One top-rated hero goes missing, and his friend devises a plan to make a superhero team, name them for an old disbanded (and criminalized) squad, to shed light on the situation. However, not much background is given as to why each person of Youngblood (the name of the old squad) was essentially put on government watchlists, and why one of them is the President. Also, them, to deliver a cease-and-desist to these new imposters, an old superhero is taken out of prison (why was he put in there? who knows). Overall, it is an interesting plot with an evil corporation angle, and the artwork is decent, but I wasn't convinced why I should continue any further. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review from Image Comics, via Edelweiss.
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  • -RadioActiveBookWorm-
    January 1, 1970
    Goodreads Synopsis: THE 'BLOOD IS BACK! 25 years ago, YOUNGBLOOD launched the Image Comics revolution. Now, ROB LIEFELD's blockbuster creation returns with an all new cast and a bold new mission! An uber popular self-protection app called HELP! is changing how we stay safe -- "HELP! lets you decide who saves you." But when a high-rated young hero on the app goes missing, his best friend's search for answers gains the attention of some unexpected allies, and together, they'll do whatever it takes Goodreads Synopsis: THE 'BLOOD IS BACK! 25 years ago, YOUNGBLOOD launched the Image Comics revolution. Now, ROB LIEFELD's blockbuster creation returns with an all new cast and a bold new mission! An uber popular self-protection app called HELP! is changing how we stay safe -- "HELP! lets you decide who saves you." But when a high-rated young hero on the app goes missing, his best friend's search for answers gains the attention of some unexpected allies, and together, they'll do whatever it takes to find him... even if it means resurrecting the world's most infamous super-team, Youngblood.Gear up, strap in, and get ready to rediscover comics most Extreme universe with creators CHAD BOWERS (X-Men '92, Deadpool: Bad Blood) and JIM TOWE!Collects issues 1-6.My Review:I received a copy of this from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The book begins with Man-Up leaving his house to do who knows what, and then ends up missing. Gunner is later seen filing a missing persons report for a superhero with little to no information on him to the police. How do you find someone you don't know? The rest of the book is spent mixing the new Youngblood's team with the Oldbloods, trying to track down whoever's kidnapping the superheroes. I really enjoyed the artwork in this book, and the story was interesting. I haven't read anything like it lately, and I don't regret requesting it. Superheroes finding other missing superheroes and still finding time to help others along the way. I also really liked the little reviews that popped up from people who've been saved, although as it progressed through the story you learn that they have a different meaning after they stop showing up. The characters were interesting and although they borrowed a lot of their powers and actual characters from already existing superheroes, they made the story enjoyable. I didn't feel like I got to know them very well, aside from barely learning their names, but they were able to work together nicely in the first five issues of the story. Check it out and see what you think. Here's a link to the book on amazon!https://www.amazon.ca/Youngblood-1-Ch...Thanks for reading! Check out this review and more at my blog.(Radioactivebookreviews.wordpress.com)
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  • Paul Allard
    January 1, 1970
    Successful relaunch of a popular series – well doneThis comic collection is a relaunch of the Youngblood series with some of the characters from the previous incarnation and many new ones. It is action-packed and well-illustrated. A typical super-hero team comic, it is interesting enough to please most comic book readers.Recommended.
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