By Delta_Ass 1 Comments
Just watched the first two episodes of Young Justice. For those of you not in the know, Young Justice was a 90s comic series written by Peter David and penciled by Todd Nauck. It was sorta like Teen Titans, but also not. Tonally, Young Justice was a bridge between kid's comics and the more adult comics that covered most of the DC universe. And honestly, it was just a lot of fun. Robin, Impulse, and Superboy hung out with their superpowered friends and it all felt very lighthearted and adventurous. Ya know, like in "Stand By Me" or "The Sandlot."
Now it's the title of this new DC animated series. They've decided to deviate from the source material and make their own show with the name. The cast has changed and new characters like Aqualad have been inserted. It was kinda interesting. I don't think it's that bad, I'm not gonna shit on it. I mean, you see Batman out in broad daylight, which is kinda weird. But it's not a bad start.
The one concern I do have is the somewhat lopsided gender balance at the end. In the YJ comics, correct me if I'm off the mark here, but there seemed to be a pretty even balance of boys to girls, which allowed for a lot of interplay between the two. That was a great aspect of the series that helped make it rather endearing. There was Secret, and Empress, and Arrowette, and Wonder Girl, and some of em even took a liking to some of the boys on the team. Lots of dynamics at work there, it was great. Here, you've got Miss Martian, with the four boys. Not much of a balance there. Hopefully, they'll add more girls.