Credits: Dan Raspler (writer), Dev Madan (penciler), Keith Champagne (inker), Bill Oakley (letterer), Scott Baumann (colorist)
Dismissing Monstergirl’s assessment that the team needs two weeks of training before facing a villain, Hard Drive demands action. Monstergirl ignores his orders for something “not too serious,” and asks Off-Ramp to use his teleportation portals to find news reports of major events. Yes, it’s a plot point that could easily be covered by a Google News Alert today. Off-Ramp discovers a mummy attack at an Army base, and soon enough, the Young Heroes are on the scene. Everyone takes turns fighting the mummy, but the fight ends when Hard Drive uses his telekinetic powers to destroy the monster. But what really matters is this…
Bonfire is enthralled with Thunderhead.
Junior is dizzy after having his short-term memory erased.
The book is still developing its cast and mysteries, with Hard Drive and Monstergirl stealing the show. They’re both playing the team to some extent, but they’re also keeping things from each other. It looks as if Monstergirl has some sinister motives, but who’s to say what Hard Drive is up to at this point? A solid second issue, and while it barely plays a role in the story, Dev Madan’s design of the mummy is great.
By the way, all of the scans are borrowed from the original Young Heroes fansite, which is still online.