Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Young Justice Official Announcement!

BREAKING NEWS: Today, at their annual Advertising Upfront presentation, Cartoon Network announced a new series coming to CN this fall! Young Justice is executive produced by Sam Register and produced by Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman! The first season will be 26 episodes. Here is the official show description:

In Young Justice, being a teenager means proving yourself over and over—to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately, to yourself. But what if you’re not just a normal teenager? What if you’re a teenage super hero? Are you ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you’re worthy of the Justice League? That’s exactly what the members of Young Justice — Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis—will find out, whether they have what it takes to be a proven hero. This all-new series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based upon characters from DC Comics.

What do you think? Are you excited about this series?


Orphen said...

I think I was spoiled when I was a kid growing up, with real superhero cartoons, such as, Spider man, Batman animated, Superman, Iron man, hulk, fantastic four. Back in the early 90's. Now after all these superhero shows hooked me, now DC and Marvel both are doing this whole kid super hero thing, that is disappointing compared to the great cartoons of the 90's. However I love super hero teams, so I am excited about that. Overall good news for another DC show. (Oh and I'm not saying the 2000's hasn't had some great superhero shows, but in the past few years they really like making the superheroes kids.)

pat said...

On the one hand, it's disappointing that both spiderman and x-men were canceled, but I'm really looking forward to young justice!

Interesting choice of members though. I would've liked to see wondergirl or speedy instead of artemis though.

If they wanted diversity, they should've just used Static since he's a titan in the comics instead of changing aqualad's ethnicity imo.

Carnage89 said...

Its Greg Weisman so of course I'm excited.

Eagle-Man said...

I'm actually quite excited about this show. It looks quite promising, and I love the characters. I've been reading Teen Titans for a few years now, and I've grown to love them. Unfortunately, one of them dies...well, technically two do, but one gets better.

Orphen: The difference between this and Next Avengers (to which I assume you are referring), is that Young Justice actually was a comic and DC superhero team.

These are real characters (not made up for this show...except Artemis) who were in the Young Justice comic, which was a precursor to the modern Teen Titans.

It's interesting that they would use Kid Flash and Tempest when they were on the Teen Titans - Young Justice has Impulse and Lagoon Boy. Will he be Bart or Wally?

And Artemis - is she Mia Dearden, AKA Speedy II or Cissie King/Jones, AKA Arrowette II? Arrowette was on YJ, while Speedy was on the Teen Titans that emerged from YJ.

Kurtis said...

Actually, Eagle-Man, I think Orphan is referring to Marvel and DC's constant need to make teen superhero cartoons throughout the 2000s: X-Men: Evolution, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Spectacular Spider-Man, Batman Beyond, Teen Titans, even The Batman to a certain extent.

But by the look of these character designs, I think the show will be quite serious.

Pat: My guess as to why they didn't just use someone like Static for cultural diversity is that they wanted all of Young Justice to have a Justice League counterpart. Static has no counterpart. It is rumored that the Justice League will be popping in from time to time to play a mentor sort of role to their respective young protege.

Brian S. said...

I couldn't be more excited, but I remember earlier news that included Nightwing, instead of Robin. I'm a huge fan of the Robin/Nightwing stories, but I feel the Nightwing character has been VASTLY under-represented in animation.

Bruce Timm, I think, planned on giving him more screen time right before Batman TAS was cut off. Hopefully "Batman: BATB" and "Red Hood" can help with the character's standing in pop culture.

pat said...

Hmm, yeah I guess Nightwing hasn't received too much screen time. I didn't even learn about him till I read some batman comics during the knightquest saga. Hopefully "Under the Red Hood" will do him some justice, but I'm still a little sad that they're not including Tim Drake into the movie at all. I feel that animation-wise, he hasn't been portrayed as well as his comic counterpart.

Orphen, I can definitely understand your feelings on how animation has recently featured a bunch of teenaged superheroes. However, some were meant to be that way. Spiderman first started out as a teenaged superhero, so did the teen titans and young justice. A lot of the x-men were originally teens when they first started too. I think it just makes them easier to related to. (A superhero that likes video games and girls, how cool is that?)

Don't get me wrong, I love batman, but as a 25 yr old, I could definitely related to reading about Robin and the teen titans more than Batman as I grew up. Plus I think making all of the heroes teens gives the added element of drama to each series.

Michael said...

Yes! I loved Young Justice!

Anonymous said...

Ok, call me a noob, but I'm a bit confused. What is the difference between Young Justice and Teen Titans? As far as I can tell, they both use a great deal of the same characters. Tim was/is a Titan, as well as Kid Flash and Miss Martian.