The following article accommodates spoilers from Dark Crisis: Young Justice #4, on sale now from DC.
Mr. Mxyzptlk’s son, Mickey, makes his DC debut in Dark Crisis: Young Justice #4, and the newly emerged villain simply so occurs to be a giant fan of the crime-fighting staff.
Dark Crisis: Young Justice #4 comes from author Meghan Fitzmarting, artist Laura Braga, colorists Luis Guerrero and Hi-Fi and letterer Pat Brosseau. Throughout the Dark Crisis: Young Justice sequence, Tim Drake/Robin, Conner Kent/Superboy and Bart Allen/Impulse have discovered themselves trapped inside a mysterious world that, at instances, resembles their actuality however, at different instances, appears to be harboring one thing a lot darker. The actuality’s model of Cassie Sandsmark/Wonder Girl, for instance, seems as a buddy to the staff however then later encourages them to begin killing their villains. Similarly, the Justice League initially welcomed the boys solely to then start spouting off hatred in Dark Crisis: Young Justice #2. Both the Justice League and the Teen Titans take a full flip into villainry within the fourth concern of the sequence, because the three Young Justice members need to struggle them as they proceed to try to work out a option to get dwelling.
Introducing a New Dark Crisis Villain
As the struggle continues, the staff realizes the world they’re in is stuffed with recollections which can be barely completely different from precise actuality. While Impulse begins connecting the dots and realizes Mr. Mxyzptlk would be the one behind this world, Mickey comes ahead and divulges himself to be the one pulling the strings. “Hi, guys!” Mickey says when introducing himself to Bart, Tim and Conner. “I’m so excited to finally meet you.” As they proceed conversing, Mickey additional tells the staff he is their “biggest fan” and that they need to “stay here” on this world or else they’re going to “ruin our childhood.”
Mickey Mxyzptlk’s debut was initially introduced at this yr’s San Diego Comic-Con. Dark Crisis: Young Justice #5 releases Oct. 18 and guarantees to shed additional gentle on Mickey’s motivations. The synopsis reads, “HERE’S MICKEY! Mickey Mxyzptlk, son of Mr. Mxyzptlk, built the ‘perfect world’ where he and the boys of Young Justice could rule without being criticized, without having to change, without ever having to grow up. Mickey has an ugly soul and too much power. The boys of Young Justice will have to overcome their shortcomings and defeat him to get back to the DCU they know and need!”
Dark Crisis: Young Justice #4 options cowl artwork by Guerrero and Max Dunbar and variant cowl artwork by Serg Acuña. The concern is on sale now from DC.