The Gorillas are Coming!

Young Justice #18

Young Justice #18

When you see a solicitation for an upcoming issue of Young Justice, you’re getting a peek into my future.

The way the timing works out, the issue you see being advertised is either the issue I’m currently working on or about to start work on. So as you can see, I’m about to be drawing a lot of gorillas…

Art and cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES
On sale JULY 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
• The team travels to GORILLA CITY!
• Someone is enhancing apes to create an army of warrior slaves!

Well, you might guess from the cover that the “someone” is The Brain and Monsieur Mallah. Oh, and that’s the Ultra-Humanite in there, too! Don’t miss the origin of Grodd, Solivar and Gorilla City!

Issues #1-14 are currently available and #15 is out later this month! Pick an issue up in digital form or at your local comic shop!


  • By Eddy, April 12, 2012 @ 2:19 am

    When you twittered about Gorillas, I figured it was the Flash section of #16… guess I’ll have to wait a little longer. Brain and Grodd… probably won’t be as bloody as their last encounter in the comics.

    Solovar’s white… was this inspired by the JL cartoon? He was brown with gray temples in the comics.

  • By Christopher Jones, April 12, 2012 @ 3:10 am

    There actually are a couple of Gorillas in #16, but yes, I was talking about this story.

    There’s a little more gray on Soliver than it might appear from the headshot behind the funky lighting as seen on this cover, so wait and see what he looks like in the actual story. Greg requested that Soliver be a silverback gorilla. We’ll see what that says about Solivar’s status in the group of gorillas seen in the story…

  • By Yojimbo, April 12, 2012 @ 4:05 am

    Gorillas, eh? Hopefully you’ve had enough time to recover from the trauma of drawing all those M.O.N.Q.I. droids in Issues #7 and 8. ;)

    I like how the arcs are starting to alternate between having one member of the Light being the main villain (#14-15 was Ocean-Master, #16-17 looks like Kobra, #18-19 looks like The Brain). But more importantly, I hope there will be banana jokes… yeah.

    Your captcha system has become very mean (hard to read) by the way.

  • By Christopher Jones, April 12, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    Sorry about the captchas. Investigating better options.

    Hopefully I won’t share Superboy’s opinion of monkeys after this storyline…

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