To be honest, I couldn't have been any LESS interested than I was about the return of 'Youngblood'! I didn't read the original series when it first came out (I did get some copies over the years) and didn't have any reason to pick up the other volumes. But a few weeks back, I was given a variant cover of 'Youngblood' # 71 done by Chris Giarrusso and since I had to read it, I found it quite enjoyable.
Youngblood is the creation of Rob Liefeld that tells the story about a team of heroes that is judged by the media, sanctioned by the government and completely dysfunctional. Cliche now, but back in the 1990's it was pretty original.
In this current version, the team is back together with a new leader and new media contact but still retains the magic of the first series. Written by John McLaughlin with art by Jon Malin and Rob Liefeld, the book doesn't make you over think anything, you just enjoy it. In a time when we seem to be bogged down by continuity and ultra real stories, it's nice to see some light hearted fun.
Interesting that in the subsequent issues (# 72 and last weeks # 73) Malin is doing the art with a Liefeld flair. Even more interesting is that this makes the book that much better. No matter where you stand on the Liefeld art debate, if anyone else draws the book...it's not as good. Check the second volume of the book. Great art by Derec Donovan but it doesn't have the same feel.
Take a look at some of the old 'Youngblood' books and see what you think now. If you want to find a place to get some cheap 'Youngblood' comics, just go to www.curiousgoodsandcomics.com and relive the magic!
And also, check the new series out from Image.