Young Justice: Targets - DC Comics Series Explores the Aftermath of Phantoms

DC Comics will reveal what happens in the Young Justice Universe after the events of Season 4.

Young Justice may have just wrapped its fourth season on HBO Max, but fans won't have long to wait to find out what happens next in this animated universe. DC Comics has revealed Young Justice: Targets, a six-issue limited series that picks up where Young Justice: Phantoms leaves off.

Targets is written by Young Justice executive producer Greg Weisman and drawn by series storyboard artist Christopher Jones, both of whom have worked on previous Young Justice tie-in comics. Check out the slideshow gallery below for a taste of how this comic recreates the look and tone of the animated series:

Targets introduces a new disaster in the Young Justice-verse when Queen Perdita is kidnapped and both Green Arrow and Black Canary and severely wounded in the process. In the fallout, numerous heroes take it upon themselves to track down and recue Perdita, including her ex-boyfriend Beast Boy. Each issue will also include a backup story exploring other untold tales from the Young Justice timeline.

"It's been terrific working with Christopher Jones again on another Young Justice comic, and I'm really excited for the fans to read Young Justice: Targets,” said Weisman in DC's press release. “It's a fully canon six-issue mini-series, picking up right where Young Justice: Phantoms left off, with plenty of action, nearly our entire cast, and multiple new revelations."

"It's been an amazing journey years after working with Greg Weisman on Young Justice comics, getting the opportunity to help create storyboards for the most recent season of the TV show, and now returning to produce more comics,” said Jones. “Between my growth as an artist and the fabulous color by Jason Wright I think these are the best-looking comics I've ever had a hand in creating. I love getting to help tell the stories of these characters, and I can't wait for fans to see where things go after Young Justice: Phantoms."

Young: Justice: Targets is a digital-first series that will initially be exclusive to the DC Universe Infinite subscription service. The first issue premieres on DCUI on July 14 before seeing a print release on July 26.

Young Justice: Phantoms was originally announced at DC FanDome in August 2020 and made a surprise early debut on HBO Max in October 2021. DC has yet to confirm a fifth season of the critically acclaimed series, but hopefully this comic book spinoff is a good sign. For now, be sure to check out IGN's review of the Season 4 premiere.


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Young Justice

Publisher: DC Universe
Release Date: July 21, 2014
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