First off young justice was a great show much like the original justice league it had plenty of action, excitement, and adventures. Also had many fans hooked and relating the series excitement wise to that of "Dragon Ball Z". The characters had great backgrounds and abilities, along with great writing. With a strong core of young heros to build around and so many DC villains and heros to build stories around cartoon network pulled the plug in favor of "Teen Titans Go"(which is complete shit).
This was a great show. The stories are appropriate for new, young viewers while being engaging enough to entertain/please long-term comic book fans -- and we can be a tough group to please. Hopefully the show will one day return -- maybe as "Young Justice 562836140408313
This was one of the best shows on Cartoon Network. It was more like a dark and serious version of "Teen Titans" but still had a good amount of humor and was worthy of a ten out of ten except for one thing...
IT ENDS ON A CLIFFHANGER!!! I despise cliffhangers because they make you want to know what happens next and you never get to know. Because of that, I had to take one point away.
This was an awesome show and got replaced with "Teen Titans Go!" It's like Stuart Snyder only wants two show for DC Nation rather than just extend it. Young Justice is an awesome show so I would strongly recommend to purchase any DVD or Blue-Ray you can find of it. Family Guy was resurrected because of that, so hopefully that should bring it back for another season.
I'm sad to see the show go as it's one of the only cartoons I've watched in a long time that incorporated interesting arcs and character development.
One thing I'm critical about the show though is how while it seemed they did a good job of representing just about every race/ethnicity in their characters, Asians, especially Asian males were always portrayed as ineffective and weak. UN Secretary Tseng? Rhelasia? It also seemed like several characteristics of the alien villains suspiciously resembled Asian stereotypes.
I get that Hollywood doesn't like Asian males (they have no problem portraying Asian women, usually in the arms of white men - I get that), but I was really disappointed in the skewed portrayal in a show that's largely viewed by children, teens, and young adults. I think I recall one neutral depiction of an Asian male in the episode where Earth attempts to launch a satellite into space (he plays an engineer, of course).
Even though they said it was the end (which is soo unfair) there was still that cliff hanger about salvage and darkside. soooo, my point is there might be a new season :-) but if not, farewell the coolest episode about sidekicks yet!(even better than teen titans) no fan will miss this yet im fan at dc and i no when i see a good show and this show has so many cliffhangers so many i have to say wally's death was the most saddest shock est moments of the whole young justice, from season 1 to season 2, his death tore me apart i could not believe it sad enough that we have to wait for a new season or even it to end now!? this show was my own little drama for me when i get back from school and i loved it. so im gonna keep on hoping that this show will go on to... season if you think its the end young justice is wayy tooo good it end now.
This Show Made My Top 10 Best Cartoon Network Shows because it's so much drama it keeps me interested every second even on commercial breaks The show takes very interesting turns and you look like oh now it's going to suck then the next week it retaliates itself and your like OhMyGod i can't wait till the the Saturday but the issue i have with the show is that It comes on so early and and sometimes you miss it cause it's a Saturday there's know school so you go to sleep because that's what do but another issue i have is Beast Boy's Design I don't really like how drew up Beast Boy with the fur maybe it he didn't have the fur going up his arms and get rid of the gap after all he was my favorite character On Teen Titans and what i really like about the show is Night Wing it's interesting to me that Night Wing And Black bettle Haven't fought yet I mean i just would like to see who would win but right now to me this is the best show CN and I loved Hope they go up to Season 10 Lol but this is a destined hit series already one Emmy award So Thank You Greg Weisman for Creating a Hit Series That I show doesn't deserve to be replaced i Mean today's episode was better than i just can't explain it this Show needs to go on beyond 2 season Young Justice is just the best action cartoon on Tv right now and I love it I have never missed and episode
Young Justice during the First Season was probably one of the best animated programs on television in quite sometime. Focusing on the young counter-parts to the Justice League was the central idea of the series but the idea of a mole being on the team was the biggest plot-point of the first season. The First Season in itself was overall pretty amazing but at the times the focus on the Romantic Relationship of Miss Martian and Superboy became somewhat irritating, however the fine direction tied up all the loose ends with the Season 1 Finale where Vandal Savage has taken members of the Justice League under his control and the Young Justice team must stop them. Season 2 which started out with an interesting concept, it's now 5 years later and Nightwing is the leader of the team versus Aqualad who has betrayed the team. However the whole Invasion storyline was bogged down by the constant addition of new characters, for instance Blue Beetle is probably the most prevalent Season Season character and probably the character who gets the most screen-time during the Second Season but other characters like Wonder Girl, Batgirl, Robin (Tim Drake), Lagaan, Impulse are relegated to side duties where they basically pick a fight and get beaten up. Even the character of Nightwing is left to do nothing for the majority of the Season but stand behind and assign missions that ultimately fail and make him seem like the Worse leader ever. Yet the members of the old team we actually cared about like Wally, Nightwing, Artemis are basically behind the scenes in smaller supporting roles. The Adult Members of the Justice League are practically useless, which is the obvious plot point in that the Young Justice has to stop this secret Invasion. Yet at the same thing we are no closer to figuring out anything about any member of the Light other then many Lex Luthor. The Reach who originally came off as menacing come off more dull, because we see that the Light has played them for a pawn. Don't get me wrong there are some great episodes in the Second Season like when Artemis fakes her death, but the constant addition of New characters such as the Runaways I mean seriously what purpose do they have? Adding a Second Roy Harper, and making the show more or less about Blue Beetle seemed to have bogged down the show to being too complex for it's own good.
This is by far one of my favorite shows on tv, and it just keeps getting better and better. But season two will be it's last season as it is being cancelled, and being replaced by Beware the batman... thanks CN, jerks. Complications, The Hunt and Intervention will be the last 3 episodes.
If anyone cares theres a petition at change .org to bring back young justice.. i would post the link but the website wont allow me for some reason
This show continues to improve every season. The introduction of new super hero's is great. this show is raising to the level of the Justice League. However, I wish they would bring back the Justice League.
Few superhero themed television shows are able to captivate the viewer like Batman TAS did. That series became famous for not only its animation style, but the ability for a cartoon to be both entertaining and exciting coupled with mature themes and incredible character development. Young Justice is able to rival Batman for it brings all of the above utilizing a wider spectrum of superheroes. From Kid Flash to Billy Batson, this series restores faith in the DC Animated franchise and allows us fans to embrace a new breed of superhero shows.
This show is my new addiction. I literally can't watch enough of it! The characters, the plot, the animationthis is cartoon gold up there with Batman: TAS! However, I should point out that these words only apply to Season 1. I've just finished watching Season 2 (or what's aired of it at least) and it was a massive disappointment (and the reason I'm not giving the show a ten rating).
From the opening episode, I was completely reeled in. The characters of Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad grabbed me from the start. I enjoyed the chemistry between them and loved the little personality quirks that brought their characters to life. When Superboy appeared, he immediately became an intriguing addition with a very interesting back story. The artwork, the depiction of the Justice League (especially Batman, Green Arrow and the Flash) and the dynamic between the mentors and their protgs was stellar. This season had a depth to it that most kids cartoons rarely do and I think that's why it has appealed to such a wide adult fanbase.
After season one, my thoughts on the characters are as follows:
Robin: one of my favourites on the show. Robin is the cocky little kid who despite being the youngest on the team has been doing this the longest. He's too small to do too much heavy fighting like Superboy and Aqualad, but he compensates by being the one with all the plans (even if he didn't always share them with his teammates in the beginning!), and some serious acrobatics that made my head spin. The updated Robin costume is the coolest yet, and that character quirk where he plays with prefixes was a very endearing character trait (and a nice nod to the golden age of Batman comics); whoever came up with that concept was a genius. In fact, everything about this version of Dick Grayson's Robin, from the snarky little comments and wordplays to the updated costume and computer hacking skills, was a stellar way to bring Dick Grayson's Robin into the 21st century. I can't help but wish DC comics had taken the Robin from this show into consideration when doing the new reboot...there's a lot they could have used.
Kid Flash: another favourite. The loud mouth with the big heart. I loved Wally's interaction with just about every character on the show; his friendship with Robin, his constant hitting on Miss Martian (and Black Canary, that sparring scene was freaking hilarious!), his bickering with Artemis, his big mouth irritating even the calm Aqualad ("Kid! Be quiet now."), and his comments to Superboy when they first discovered him. I loved seeing how Wally developed from this rash, loud mouth into someone who could see what was really important. Although after the episode of Coldhearted, they sort of stopped developing Wally's character which annoyed me a little. Wally was definitely the funniest character; every episode he was in made me laugh. Also a nice little character quirk was his need to be constantly snacking. I know it was part of his power that he had to keep his metabolism up but he could be so possessive over his snacks that it was just another cute little touch to the character.
Aqualad: not much to say about Aqualad. He was calm, collected and cool under pressure. But with the exception of Downtime, Alpha Male and his councelling session in Disordered, there wasn't really a whole lot of emotional development attributed to Aqualad. I did find that scene in Downtime where he used the body of one of Black Manta's soldiers to shield himself and Garth very intriguing as it highlighted that Aqualad is not just a sidekick; he's a trained soldier. It adds an element to him that none of the others have. Not the most interesting character, but still a very crucial part of the team. I hated to see him turn bad in season 2 (I know he's undercover but still, urggh!).
Superboy: started out as a brilliant character. I felt so sorry for him during that sequence when he first encounters Superman and hopefully shows him the symbol on his chest only for Superman to scowl and reject him. I spent the first few episodes rooting for Superboy to have a relationship with Superman. But then he didn't move beyond the brooding, angry teen and it started to take over the show and I began to think 'change the record, kid.' The few rare moments when the show allowed him to move outside angry Connor made him a much more an interesting character (like his vulnerable moments with M'gann). I was disgusted to see that season 2 swapped the Superman angst for the M'gann breakup angst. Seriously, they could skip five years into the future but they couldn't give Connor some new shtick?
M'gann: the one character I absolutely hated from season 1. Seriously cool powers whose telepathic link up became crucial during team missions (as did her ship). But every time she said "hello Megan!" I wanted to put my fist through her teethand they used it at least twice an episode. Most overused line in the show. She was also too nice and too eager to please the whole bloody time. To be honest, she's the kind of character fanfiction would term a Mary-Sue; with the exception of her powers, there was nothing remotely interesting about her and she really did get the lion's share of screen time during season 1. That was my one big bug bear about season 1and who did they kept on the team for season 2? M'gann. And she hasn't got any less irritating in season 2.
Artemis: another big favourite. She was so spunky and abrasive! I loved her interaction with Wally; which to me made a far more interesting romance than Connor and M'gann (since the show insisted on going down the romance route). She also got some of the best lines on the show. Anyone remember "I feel naked, and not in a fun way?" I had to play that line three times to make sure I heard it right; seriously, HOW did they get it past the censors? I liked that she did soften slightly as the season went on and that scene in Misplaced where she was trying to entertain kids with nursery rhymes but hadn't a clue of the rhymes was a nice nod to that. I thought for a character they introduced later than the others they really did a stellar job on depicting how her character evolved. I actually can't make a single criticism about Artemis' character; she was probably the most realistic personality of the entire team.
I'm not going to bother with Zatanna and Rocket as I felt they came too late to the show to be considered part of the team and that they were only added as love interests. And I'm definitely not wasting any time on dissecting the season 2 characters who haven't really been given any of the character quirks or development that made the season 1 team so endearing. The season 2 characters bore me silly; even my lovely Robin who has evolved into Nightwing seems to have lost all the little quirks that made his character so fun. It feels like season 2 was in such a rush to show just how many characters they could incorporate into the show that they forgot the very crucial element of character development.
Why am I rabbiting on about characters you ask? Simple, the heart of any show is the characters. If you don't care about the characters then no matter how good the storyline, you're just not going to care what happens to them. Which is why I've decided not to watch anymore of season 2. Why bother wasting time when I can just have a quick read of what happens online.
Season 1 = cartoon gold. Season 2 = try too hard resulting in epic fail.
CN manages to give us yet another great DC cartoon. In Young Justice, it is based on the comic book series, it follows Aqualad, Robin, Kid Flash, Miss Martian, Superboy (no not the whiny one from the comic books who said I'll kill you to death), and Artemis. Together they have their own secret HQ and do covert missions for the Justice League and have to deal with a secret organization that is determined to destroy the JL and Young Justice. The series does a great job bringing together all the characters from the comic series and did a great job with the origin of Superboy. The heroes themselves all have great personalities. Aqualad is a cool and calm leader who thinks things through, Robin is a hacker, Kid Flash is just like the Flash with being headstrong, Superboy is a tough guy who wishes to be like Superman since he is a clone of him, and Artemis hasn't been introduced yet so no comment. The plots are rather creative and are usually about the team facing a villain, a new team member is introduced and have to fit in, or going after the secret group. The artwork is really great. Character designs are unique and look like their comic book counterparts, it has a nice dark atmosphere to it, and the animation is really great and flows nicely. The action scenes are also great and are rather fun to watch and there are twists to each fight. With yet another great DC cartoon like Young Justice, it's further proof that CN is getting its act together and is one more step towards it getting back to what it once was. If you haven't seen this show yet, catch it on Friday nights it's a great show that you must see.