If you are like me, you wondered why the Aqualad appearing in the Young Justice animated series promo poster was black. I assumed that it was to bring some cultural diversity to the cast.
While I still think that is a big reason for the inclusion of this Aqualad, Geoff Johns told The Source that this new Aqualad will be making his comics debut in a few weeks!
When our YOUNG JUSTICE animated series for Cartoon Network was announced a few weeks ago (who ever thought we'd see an animated Miss Martian?! AW YEAH!) a lot of people asked who the new Aqualad was. And a lot of people thought they’d have to wait for the show to start. But you won’t.
Aqualad's story actually begins in a few short weeks in BRIGHTEST DAY #4. I won't tell you much yet, but I will tell you – he has no idea he's about to become Aqualad. In fact, he lives in one of the driest places in America – Silver City, New Mexico.