My Thoughts on Young Justice Animated.
ANIMATION/SUPERHEROES – My Thoughts on Young Justice Animated.
“Oh, there’s no justice like angry-mob justice.” ~ Skinner
I like animated cartoons. I watch animated cartoons. I work in animated cartoons. But my favorite kind of cartoons are action-adventure. And today I’m going to be talking about the cartoon show Young Justice.
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I love action-adventure cartoons. They’re my favorite. I kind of wish every cartoon was an action-adventure cartoon, well, almost. I like comedy cartoons also. But today I’m going to be talking about Young Justice.
This cartoon oh, it’s so good. I love superheroes, okay? I’m a big superhero nerd. I love Superman. He’s my favorite. Second favorite is Spider-Man.
I’ve been watching these shows since the Bruce Timm era when he started his Batman cartoon and then went on to do Superman and then Batman Beyond and then Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. All those shows, love all those shows. They’re so good.
Well then there were Teen Titans. Then there was Legion of Super Heroes, which I made a video about and talked about. And I’m probably going to talk about those other shows later that I just mentioned.
So we’ve got characters like Speedy, which is Green Arrow’s sidekick. We’ve got Kid Flash, which is Flash’s sidekick. We’ve got Robin. We’ve got Superboy. We’ve got M’gann, who is the Martian girl. She’s Martian Manhunter’s niece. And we’ve got Aqualad. And it’s a very, it’s a different Aqualad.
So I mean, you’ve got all these characters and I forgot Green Arrow’s sidekick’s name. I just wasn’t familiar enough with her, but she’s totally awesome even though I don’t remember her name.
So they wanted to become part of the Justice League, but they were much too young. But they basically got together and said if you’re not going to make us part of the Justice League, we’re out.
We’re going to do our own thing, because we are grown up enough to deal with more responsibilities, which pushed the Justice League to give them rookie kind of assignments. They got their own headquarters and they’re sent on covert missions assigned to them by Batman.
The Appeal of Teen Heroes
It’s a great show because, I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s nostalgia, but I like kid heroes. I like teenage heroes. I like remembering how much I wanted to have superpowers as a teenager and do cool things.
So I guess it brings me back to that, not because I liked being a teenager. Not because I had a great teenage life, but that fantasy when I was a teenager was so cool that I like getting sent back to that fantasy by watching shows about young superheroes.
So they create this team called Young Justice. They are left in charge of doing secondary jobs that the Legion just can’t handle because they’re doing these other primary jobs. And they’re important jobs, they just can’t be handled directly by the main heroes.
So the first season is the whole getting to know you, introducing all the characters, introducing the bad guys, there’s relationships and all this angst, and it’s great. It’s a lot of fun. It’s a big soap opera like superhero cartoons are supposed to be, like teen books are supposed to be.
Teenagers getting together and butting heads and trying to find themselves and the whole bit. They just happen to have superpowers and have to deal with stuff that’s way more beyond regular teenage problems. So the first season is great. I really enjoyed the first season.
And then we also introduce Batgirl and Wondergirl and the Blue Beetle.
And this is the new Robin, Tim Drake.
And relationships have been broken. It’s weird, because it starts off like, still like this and then it skips five years and suddenly like some characters are bad guys. Some characters are married.
Some characters are clones that weren’t clones before because, we’ve got Superboy over here, who is a clone of Superman. I’m not spoiling anything it’s still the same. It’s basically in the pilot episode of this season. It’s great. I love it. I love it. Cool, cool superhero stuff.
Superman, they do something with Superman in the first season of Young Justice that is really interesting, making him uncomfortable with Superboy. And it makes him very human and very, “why are you doing that, Superman?”
Can’t you see that he needs a dad, but you’re not his dad? It’s just like it’s crazy and I like it. It’s great.
So check out the show if you haven’t seen it.
The Young Justice DVDs; these are actually annoyingly they’ve split the seasons in half and sell them in two part. It just drives me crazy. Just give me the whole thing.
I don’t understand why they do that. They’re just gouging, but I guess I’m a sucker because I bought them.
So I highly recommend this show, a lot of fun.
Have You Seen This Show?
If you have seen this show, let me know what do you think of Young Justice? Do you like it? Do you think it’s not all that good? Do you think I’m full of crap?
Let me know.
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