Preview of Young Justice #15 – OUT WEDNESDAY!

Young Justice #15

Young Justice #15

DC Comics has posted a 5-page preview of Young Justice #15, due out tomorrow, March 17. It’s the conclusion of our 2-part Atlantis storyline, written by Greg Weisman and Kevin Hopps, penciled and inked by myself, and colored by Zac Atkinson.

In last month’s Young Justice #14, Aqualad, Superboy and Miss Martian dove deep into the underwater kingdom of Atlantis.

In issue #15, Ocean-Master has kidnapped Mera. Together with Prince Orm, the Young Justice team members must figure out how to retrieve the Atlantean queen before Ocean-Master is successful in his plan of draining her of her powers and taking over the seven seas. Could this be the end of Atlantis as we know it?

YOUNG JUSTICE #15 comes to you from the creative team of Kevin Hopps, Greg Weisman and Christopher Jones. Click here to see an exclusive preview of the issue, in stores on Wednesday. Then be sure to pick the issue up at your local comics shop or in digital form!

Young Justice #15 Title Page

Young Justice #15 Title Page

11 Comments

  • By Eddy, April 17, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

    Just noticed, Zac Atkinson’s signature “A” is not on the cover. Not on the final version, not on the virgin promo. Did he forget to sign?

  • By Christopher Jones, April 17, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    Not sure where Zac’s signature went. You’d have to ask him!

  • By Yojimbo, April 17, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

    Not to be insensitive but the cover layout looks much better than last months due to the absence of the Be a Hero banner ad at the top of the cover. It’s just putting too much, from an art standpoint makes the product sorta busy…

    That aside, I found this to be one of the neatest covers along with Captain Atom’s Uncle Sam homage. Not too hot about the catch phrase pun though.

  • By Christopher Jones, April 21, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    Regardless of the merits of the cause, the banner on the Young Justice #14 cover did make the book look all the more cltutered, especially since it hadn’t been planned for at the layout stage.

    Glad you liked the cover for #15. I tend to like the more design-y layouts, but it can be hard to make them work sometimes on covers that are required to include large numbers of characters, or that are geared to suit Art Director Mark Chiarello’s desire for more action on the covers. But the main thing is to change it up form month to month and always have the cover art be something striking that makes you want to pick up the book and look inside.

    As for the pun on the cover of #15, wait for Young Justice #19!

  • By Christopher Jones, April 21, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    Regardless of the merits of the cause, the banner on the Young Justice #14 cover did make the book look all the more cluttered, especially since it hadn’t been planned for at the layout stage.

    Glad you liked the cover for #15. I tend to like the more design-y layouts, but it can be hard to make them work sometimes on covers that are required to include large numbers of characters, or that are geared to suit Art Director Mark Chiarello’s desire for more action on the covers. But the main thing is to change it up form month to month and always have the cover art be something striking that makes you want to pick up the book and look inside.

    As for the pun on the cover of #15, wait for Young Justice #19!

  • By Eddy, April 19, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    My fav panel (art-wise): when Orm wakes up Kaldur on page six. That blurry effect, was that drawn and colored that way, or digitally treated afterwards?

  • By Christopher Jones, April 21, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    It was a combination of both. I drew in image that was sort of blobby and simplified, and Zac exaggerated the effect further at the coloring stage. Glad you liked it!

  • By Thailog, April 21, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    Hi, Chris. Another great issue!

    Could you state (for the record) the name of the royal guard who’s actually a purist too? The long blond haired one who had a cameo on this issue and on the previous one too.

    Thanks!

  • By Christopher Jones, April 21, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

    That would Danuuth. He is meant to have white hair and a pale, albino skin tone. In the story you’re seeing him in the context of the ambient lighting scheme…

  • By Thailog, April 21, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    Thanks. Is he supposed to be a new character, or is he a reference to Garn Daanuth?

  • By Christopher Jones, April 24, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    While I think it’s safe to say that the name is a deliberate reference to Garn Daanuth, I wouldn’t assume any further connection to the biography of the existing character.

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