Trench Reviews Young Justice: Invasion

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Since its premiere Young Justice has been my favorite cartoon. It’s better written than most DC comic books out today.

Last week they had a tremendous season finale. Most issues were resolved while still leaving some open. So Imagine my surprise when the season 2 premiere jumped forward into the future by 5 years. I think this is a bold move however I’m not sure if it is one that will pay off yet. In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of my likes and dislikes of the new season so far.

Pros:

  • Dick Grayson as Nightwing and Tim Drake as Robin. I was really hoping for this actually and surprised that it’s come through. Will we eventually see Tim as Red Robin? Will we see a confrontation with Jason Todd, The Red Hood? I can only hope.
  • The additions of Batgirl and Wonder Girl. The show was lacking female characters.
  • The storyline of the missing 16 hours hasn’t been forgotten.
  • The fact that they didn’t explain who all the new characters are. It seems like this show was tailor-made for DC fans.
  • I liked the new origin for Adam Strange. Good way to modernize an outdated character.
  • The fact that some of the characters joined the League while other veterans of ‘The Team’ stayed on the team.

Cons:

  • The New Name. I don’t like it. When Justice League became Justice League Unlimited it didn’t stay on the air much longer. Hopefully, that’s not the case with YJ.
  • No Kaldur, Wally and Artemis? I really hope their characters are not gone from the show.
  • I don’t mind Blue Beetle being on the show but we get it. He’s Hispanic. You’d think with a name like Jaime Reyes we get that point. He doesn’t have to speak Spanglish every 5 seconds.
  • Beast Boy? Really? He’s the only character I like less than Cyborg.
  • No Red Arrow/Speedy? This is the storyline I really want to see resolved. I realize it’s only the first episode of the new season but this is what I want to see resolved most.

But so far these are only nitpicky complaints. If the first season was any indication then they will be gone as this season progresses.

7 Comments

  1. Actually, Invasion is just a subtitle for the season, I’m sure it’ll be gone in season 3 if we make it that far. And there are some people who do speak Spanglish that often so don’t complain BLUE BEETLE ROCKS!!! And just give the Red/Arrow/Speedy storyline time to get on first they need to reestablish the Team.

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  2. Blue Beetle is the character DC is trying, very very hard to make people like and want to enjoy. It’s getting pathetic and VERY annoying. It’s like, “Hey people.. This character.. we know he’s failed to capture ANYONE’S interest, so let’s keep trying until YOU ALL LIKE HIM!”

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