Young Justice

Season 2 Episode 1

Happy New Year

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Apr 28, 2012 on Cartoon Network
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The intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo arrives on Earth and fights Young Justice... but his arrival is only the prelude to a greater threat.

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  • Confusing and somewhat boring.

    Did not like the fact that they did a time skip. I missed the teen versions of the original characters.

    Episode was very hard to follow; I did not know what was going on. I found it hard to stay awake. All in all, bad episode.

    Did the Creators seriously run out of new material that they have to go and do a Time Skip? I personally could think of a entire season bringing up to the time skip. I really hope we get to see more fight scenes with Night wing. I feel we barely got to see enough of them as Robin. But i have a feeling that they are pretty much going to be making him a secondary character, like Batman and the Justice League. Miss Martian is clearly the Slut of the team going from Superboy to Lagoon Boy..... Since when does Beast Boy have a tail to? In teen titans he never had a tail unless he was transformed. Sure we got to see most of the main villains in last weeks episode, But both the Justice League and The Team still don't know what The Light is or who the main members are. Just a bunch of supervillians working together.moreless
  • What Happened!?!

    CONFUSING! where are all of the good characters? I hope not all of season 2 is like this, because I like it better with the team as teens, not all grown up with Artimis, Kid Flash, and Aqualad not even in it! I mean come on!
  • My opinion

    Hey people:

    I've had read some of your opinions and some are sound, especially the 5 year jump, and its just NOW that they finding out about the 16 hours were 6 Justice Leaguers were missing. But it is the first episode, lets give a break to that and some of the new characters introduced here.

    A lot happened in 5 years, the most apparent and not surprising, Robin becoming Nightwing. The introduction of Tim Drake Robin its a good one, I saw the episodes three times and for the looks of it he hasn't been Robin that long since he looks insecure of the leader role. One of you said he was kind of a jerk, but the way I see it, he step into some big shoes becoming Robin. He really want to prove himself to Nightwing, and Dick kind of looked that he had to keep and eye on Tim and putting him out of danger.

    Also, even tough this is a completely different universe where things happened differently, it doesn't mean that there wasn't a Jason Todd before him and that he may have died at the hands of the Joker (5 year gap plays a role here).

    We don't know (yet) what happend to Kid-Flash, Artemis, Red Arrow and Aqualad. They grow up obviously so they may just doing their own thing. Red Arrow obviously was going to find out what happened to the real Roy Harper, but 5 years its too long to keep looking. Lets wait a few more episodes to see what happened to them.

    As for the other characters, the new ones. The Batgirl / Wonder Girl team-up didn't bother me but I don't see them as a constant thing. At least the Batgirl here is Barbara Gordon (my favorite Batgitl I most admit) so I am quite happy with it. Wonder Girl looks like a eagerly 14/15 year old girl, reminds me the first appereance of her in the comics when she had the black wig. I can dig that for now.

    Lagoon Boy looks kind of a jerk, never really cared for the character, but I can keep an open mind about him. And kudos to Superboy keeping his cool around him, he did grow up a lot. Miss Martian, well I still don't know what to think of her and want to know more about the break up with Superboy and what exactly happened to both of them.

    Introducing Beast Boy and Blue Beetle were a nice touch, those two are going to be the comedic relief most of the time. Jaime arguing/talking to the suit and the others don't know what to make of it was priceless.

    The introduction of Bumblebee and Mal didn't do anything, guess they need to really develop those characters.

    All in all it was a great episode. YES, a lot things unanswered and that's a good thing, they can't tell us everything the very first episode.

    Young Justice is a well written and animated show, the best in quite a while so I hope they keep surprising us.moreless
  • Disappointed with some character portrayals.

    It seems there is a deliberate bias and/or dislike on the part of the writers for characters like Tim Drake and Bart Allen (the latter wasn't even shown). As an avid comic reader for the last 30+ years it was disappointing to see Tim Drake's Robin portrayed as, well, a jerk with attitude when in fact he is completely opposite that in the comics. Determined, yes, but also highly intelligent and a strong sense of morals. I know this is an else-worlds type setting but this episode took a good comic book character and, in my personal opinion, made him into a weak character most won't even care about. It seemed that by downplaying Tim the writers were pumping up Dick's credentials even more by contrast which is lame since Dick is already one of the greatest DC characters.

    On the plus side, it was great to see Wonder Girl!!! Working with Barbara "Batgirl" Gordon was weird, though. The show, in general, is great but this is the problem with messing with character timelines for the DC fan who is in-the-know. It becomes harder to stay true to character events and histories.

    Nice to see Beast Boy and Blue Beetle! Loved their interaction. Lagoon Boy was an interesting one to showcase here, too. The poor character never gets any TV time (though the same can be said for Bart Allen, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Cassandra Cain, Stephanie Brown, and others.) Here's hoping these others will be introduced and shown in all their awesomeness and not just pawns to build up the superiority of the first season Young Justice team.moreless
Cameron Bowen

Cameron Bowen

Robin II

Guest Star

Tim Curry

Tim Curry

G. Gordon Godfrey

Guest Star




Guest Star

Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert


Recurring Role

Bruce Greenwood

Bruce Greenwood


Recurring Role



Cat Grant

Recurring Role

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