Barring Christos Gage, Chris Yost is probably at the top of my list of writers I would choose for this project, and Marcus To is absolutely the best artist out there right now for drawing teen heroes. The fact that DC let another great creator slip through their fingers in to the hands of Marvel is yet another example of how much turmoil there is at DC right now.
In this first issue we get an almost complete introduction to the team via a series of mini stories within the set up for the series as a whole. Justice (formerly Marvel Boy during the first incarnation of New Warriors) and Speedball are putting the Warriors back together, and that is the basic premise for how this book starts.
Also introduced in this issue are Kaine/Scarlett Spider and Aracely/Hummingbird, two characters that Yost has spent the last two years writing over in Scarlet Spider's recently ended solo title, as well as Sungirl, a wonderful new hero that Yost recently included in Superior Spider-Man Team-Up and finally, Namorita.
While the characters are completely separated geographically and in story here in the first issue, Yost uses the High Evolutionary to tie all of them together narratively, and also introduces his final team member with the same thread, that member being Nova.
It's a real nod to the original volume of New Warriors, and the 90s in general, particularly with Yost's choice to utilize the High Evolutionary, a character who was created and came to prominence in the 90s.
Marcus To's art is absolutely wonderful here, as usual. His line work is as clean as ever, and after drawing Red Robin for years, we already know that he draws teen characters better than just about anyone, ever.
The only flaw here is that there may be just a bit too much crammed in to this issue, there's an awful lot going on. Regardless, this was a satisfying trip down memory lane for anyone who has fond memories of this team before they were vilified at the onset of Civil War a number of years ago.
I'm glad I decided to give this a read (I was on the fence), it was definitely worth it.