Pining for Saturday morning toons?
Now I may have fallen for the sillyness that was the JLI some fifteen years ago, but when it came to the immature antics of Young Justice, I was never a fan. This however is a lot different.
Compared to the first episode of the Justice League cartoon, this is more character driven and a real treat for DC fans, or a new viewer. Falling under the former category myself, I geeked out with the way the various characters were introduced, especially Superboy and Project Cadmus. The real treat however is the inclusion of the new Aqua-Lad, only recently introduced in the ‘real’ continuity; and Miss Martian, who is a character that desperately needs fleshing out. Maybe here she will have a chance to shine.
The show was lucky enough to get some extra publicity from the Conan O’Brien Show, after a visit from Conan himself to the Warner Brothers animation studios.
Although hardly complimentary to the show, this is a moment of comedy genius, and obviously the new identity for Mr O’Brien himself as the Flaming C.
Fishnet stockings not withstanding, Young Justice shows a lot of potential, so much so it has been given its own Earth in the multiverse, Earth-16. This may actually make Lor-Zod of Countdown:Arena homeless, but then who cares? Lor-Zod didn’t appear to have much of a history anyway.
Oh, he’s supposed to be Chris Kent? How’s that work out then?