Young Justice

Young Justice: Invasion

by Alan Rapp on December 22, 2014

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  • Title: Young Justice: Invasion
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Young Justice: InvasionSet five years after the show’s First Season, the Second Season of Young Justice introduced older versions of the original show’s characters while expanding the team with a new set of young heroes as well. Invasion‘s overall arc involves the behind-the-scenes manipulations of The Light as well as the arrival of The Reach on Earth whose true purposes are far more nefarious than the aliens let on.

With Dick Grayson moving onto the role of Nightwing (Jesse McCartney) the team gets a new Robin (Cameron Bowen) along with Batgirl (Alyson Stoner), Wonder Girl (Mae Whitman), and Impulse (Jason Marsden) all becoming a part of the team. Aqualad (Khary Payton) and Artemis (Stephanie Lemelin) will both spend a large portion of the season undercover with The Light, the truth about Red Arrow & Arsenal will be discovered, and another founding member of the team will give his life to save the world from The Reach in the series finale.

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Young Justice – The Complete First Season

by Alan Rapp on August 23, 2014

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  • Title: Young Justice – Season One
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Young Justice - The Complete First SeasonBased on the late 90s comic of the same name, Young Justice offered DC Animation a new show to focus on its teenage heroes on a slightly different Earth who weren’t quite ready to fully join the Justice League. Making use of the youngsters lower profiles Batman (Bruce Greenwood) sets the group of up Robin (Jesse McCartney), Miss Martian (Danica McKellar), Aqualad (Khary Payton), Superboy (Nolan North), Kid Flash (Jason Spisak), and Artemis (Stephanie Lemelin) as a covert force.

Several DC mainstays make an appearance over the course of the First Season including Red Tornado, Black Canary, Martin Manhunter, Superman, Captain Marvel, Zatanna, and Doctor Fate. Highlights of the season include the two-part premiere involving Superboy’s origins and Project Cadamus, Billy Batson saves two worlds from five powerful sorcerers, Artemis joining the team, the invasion of the cave, Zatanna and Artemis’ Halloween adventure, and the season finale.

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Young Justice – Endgame

by Alan Rapp on March 18, 2013

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  • Title: Young Justice: Invasion – Endgame
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Young Justice - Endgame

The season-long “Invasion” story arc comes to a close as Miss Martian (Danica McKellar) and Superboy (Nolan North) arrive too late to prevent Batman (Bruce Greenwood), Wonder Woman, Superman (North), Hawkwoman, Jon Stewart, and the Martian Manhunter being found guilty on Rimbor for the crimes The Light an The Reach framed them for. Back on Earth, Blue Beetle (Eric Lopez), Aqualad (Khary Payton), and Green Beetle (Phil Lamarr) fight off Black Beetle (Kevin Grevioux) and the remaining Reach troops who would rather see Earth destroyed than abandoned.

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Young Justice – Summit

by Alan Rapp on March 10, 2013

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  • Title: Young Justice: Invasion – Summit
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Young Justice - Summit

Everything comes to a head here as the Young Justice team wins a huge, if incomplete, victory over both The Light and The Reach by using the summit between the two groups to capture The Reach Ambassador (Phil Lamarr),  Black Manta (Khary Payton), and others as well as publicly expose The Reach’s plans of conquest for Earth and get proof of The Light’s plan to frame the Justice League for crimes during the 16 hours the heroes were under the control of Starro-tech.

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Young Justice – Intervention

by Alan Rapp on March 4, 2013

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  • Title: Young Justice: Invasion – Intervention
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“Someday you have to tell me how you figure out all those backwards words so fast.”

Young Justice - Intervention

Realizing Blue Beetle (Eric Lopez) and his Scarab are now under the complete control of the Reach Impulse (Jason Marsden), Zatanna (Lacey Chabert), Bumblebee (Masasa Moyo), Wonder Girl (Mae Whitman), and Batgirl (Alyson Stoner) set out to capture and free their friend using a magical ritual and the temple discovered earlier this season by Batgirl (where Dan Garrett first found the Scarab) before it’s too late.

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