Young Justice: The Animated Series That Keeps Coming Back
Young Justice is a popular animated series that follows the adventures of teenage superheroes who are members of a covert team under the guidance of the Justice League. The show debuted in 2010 and ran for two seasons on Cartoon Network, before being cancelled in 2013 due to low toy sales and ratings. However, thanks to the fan support and online streaming, the show was revived for a third season on DC Universe in 2019, and a fourth season on HBO Max in 2021.
The show is praised for its mature storytelling, complex characters, and faithful adaptation of the DC Comics lore. The show features a large cast of heroes and villains, such as Robin, Superboy, Miss Martian, Aqualad, Artemis, Zatanna, Beast Boy, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor, Darkseid, and many more. The show also explores various themes such as identity, family, betrayal, trauma, and justice.
Young Justice is created by Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti, who also serve as executive producers and writers. The show is based on the Young Justice comic series by Geoff Johns and other DC writers. The show has won several awards and nominations, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation. The show has also spawned a video game titled Young Justice: Legacy, and several tie-in comics that expand on the storylines and characters of the show.
Young Justice is one of the most acclaimed and beloved animated series of all time, and has a loyal fan base that continues to support it. The show is currently airing its fourth season on HBO Max, with new episodes every Thursday. The fourth season is titled Young Justice: Phantoms, and deals with the aftermath of the events of the previous season, as well as new threats and challenges for the young heroes.
Young Justice: Phantoms has received critical acclaim from fans and critics alike, who praised the show’s animation, voice acting, writing, and character development. The show has also tackled some relevant and timely issues, such as racism, mental health, trauma, and identity. The show has also introduced some new characters and concepts from the DC Comics lore, such as the Legion of Super-Heroes, the New Gods, and the Lords of Chaos.
The first half of Young Justice: Phantoms ended with a shocking cliffhanger that left fans in suspense. The second half of the season will resume on March 31, 2022, on HBO Max, and will conclude on June 9, 2022. The second half will also feature a crossover with the Harley Quinn animated series, as well as a musical episode. Fans can also look forward to a six-issue digital-first miniseries titled Young Justice: Targets, which acts as a follow-up to Young Justice: Phantoms. The first issue was released on June 14, 2022 on DC Universe Infinite and had a physical release on July 26, 2022.
One of the most anticipated events of Young Justice: Phantoms is the crossover with the Harley Quinn animated series, which is also streaming on HBO Max. The crossover will feature Harley Quinn and her crew joining forces with the Team to stop a new threat from the Legion of Doom. The crossover will also explore the relationship between Harley and Poison Ivy, who are now engaged after the events of Harley Quinn season 3.
The crossover will be a four-part event, starting with Young Justice: Phantoms episode 18, titled “Harley and Ivy”. The episode will introduce Harley Quinn and her friends to the Young Justice universe, as they crash a Team mission and end up in a sticky situation. The episode will also feature some familiar faces from the Batman family, such as Nightwing, Batgirl, and Red Hood.
The crossover will continue with Harley Quinn: Legion of Bats! issue 3, which will be released on December 20, 2022. The issue will show how Harley and Ivy ended up in the Young Justice world, and how they got involved with the Legion of Doom. The issue will also reveal some secrets about Ivy’s past, and how they relate to the current crisis.
The crossover will resume with Young Justice: Phantoms episode 19, titled “Legion of Bats”. The episode will show how the Team and Harley’s crew work together to stop the Legion of Doom’s plan, which involves unleashing a horde of mutated bats on Gotham City. The episode will also feature some epic battles between heroes and villains, as well as some unexpected twists and turns.
The crossover will conclude with Harley Quinn: Legion of Bats! issue 4, which will be released on January 17, 2023. The issue will show how the crossover affects the characters’ lives and relationships, and how they deal with the aftermath of the adventure. The issue will also set up some new challenges and opportunities for Harley and Ivy, as well as for the Team.