So far the only thing that I don't like about the series is the long waits between new episodes. They haven't had one in awhile and it the keep showing reruns or not showing anything in the timeslot for the show people will forget it ever exists and the show will get cancelled.
Still not into the 5 year time jump of season 2. Episode 2 really dragged on. I mean, it was used to establish alot of the rest of the season, but it was just so bogged down. It did give a little backstory to Beast Boy, and Miss Martian and Superboy's breakup. But I'm still hoping we find out where Aqualad, Artemis, and Kid Flash are soon.
I did like the backstory on Beast Boy. It's funny, in the season 1 ep where she gives a blood transfusion to that kid and they said his name was Garfield I was like, "Hey, isn't that Beast Boy's first name? Weird. It's not very common." But somehow I did not make the connection until they stated it explicitly in this week's episode, even when he started calling her, "sis," I was just confused, like, how can he be her brother? He's not Martian.
That being said, I am not into the 5 years later thing either. Just when I was really liking the team, it's completely different. I loved Zatana and Artemis. Now one is vanished and the other one has moved to the big leagues. And it's not just that the roster has changed. There's been tons of character development. We were watching these relationships build and watching these kids grow together as a team and mature individually, and then all of a sudden it's like, "Ok, enough of that!"
For some reason I want to believe that Wally and Artemis decided to retire and settle down somewhere.
I fear that Artemis will still end up going the way she did in most comics, and have turned evil. Hell, part of me is even wondering if they might make a deal out of Wally actually being the regular Flash now, and they just haven't brought it up yet.
I'm wondering if after the time skip, if this is 'post-crisis' and Wally is now the Flash ('cause Barry died) or if its when he took that leave for a while (though since they're not following the comics anyhow, in any form, I don't know why I'd think they'd follow THAT continuity).
I was SO happy to see Wonder Girl and Batgirl (though Babs, aren't you closer to Grayson's age then Tim's?) and I hear Tempest is supposed to show up (that is Garth). I liked how Gar (aka Beast Boy) was introduced in season 1 and then got to be in season 2...though the team is really becoming so much like the Teen Titans I grew up on that I'm having trouble calling them Young Justice. If Cyborg shows up I'm just...giving up :sigh:
You know soon as Manta appeared I was like 'oh. well. I know what happened here.'
Sometimes knowing enough pieces of what happened in the Teen Titans universe (of the comics) really works against me. Even before the reveal I was biting my cheek and praying I was just being paranoid.
Which of course, I wasn't, but damnation.
So that leaves Kid Flash and Artemis as what happened to them in the last 5 years. I wonder if they'll show the trial? Or fill us in a little bit better than the exposition moments they seem to toss in every few scenes?
Well, is there really any doubt that they'll get off? I mean, do we think Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, etc. are gonna get put in jail or something in this universe? Seems really unlikely. So if I had to guess, I wouldn't think we'll see anything of them until they return. This is Young Justice, after all. The trial is an excuse to get the big guns out of the way so that it makes sense for the young justice team to take the lead.
As for Aqualad, I couldn't believe it. I mean, there's no way I buy the claim that the character we knew was like, "Oh, my dad is a bad guy? Alright, I'll betray everything and everyone I've ever cared about." But then when we found out that he blamed them for Tula's death ... ok, that I buy. Love will mess your head all up.
Ocean Master got almost no coverage in the first season. So when they said Manta had replaced him, I was like, "Uh, who?" Then I went and hit the Young Justice wiki, and apparently he got a lot of attention in the comics that went with the show. Whatever. I wonder who the alien is that the Kroliteans were in competition with. I mean, Darkseid has been hinted at before now, but I can't believe that The Light would cut a deal with Darkseid. They can't be that deluded.
Well its less that I think the League will get off, but some sort of repercussions wouldn't be bad. We already saw that Earthlings aren't allowed on Rann 'cause of the League's actions under Savage, but was that really the only planet to be like 'OMG stay away?' and how haven't the Green Lanterns heard about this? Even if its not under John or Hal's region, shouldn't another Lantern heard? (I don't know too much about GL honestly, never really interested).
As I said in my other post as soon as they showed it was Aqualad I knew the reason just from having read the Teen Titan comics. Garth never went THAT far afield when Tula was killed, but he also didn't find out his dad was an evil villain and he had been lied to by Aquaman all those years. It was kind of a Trifecta of awful for Kaldur all at once.
Honestly I had no idea who they were talking about since I didn't read the comics either. I had heard that the comics tie a lot more heavily into the show then they market the two, but there's no decent comic shop around here so :shrugs:
Hmm it has to be someone who is at least KNOWN in the DCUniverse. That would represent a serious danger, who is intelligent. I don't think its Darkseid though--for one thing he could just send Granny Goodness or her Furies, not hire the Main ManLobo. Which, I forgot how much I missed Lobo, I hope he comes back. This'll sound stupid, but who does that leave? All the enemies I know of are either part of the Light we keep seeing, part of the Injustice League or just not worth it.
I'm very confused about how the Green Lantern thing works nowadays. I know Hal is the original, I saw John in the old Justice League cartoon, and the first time I saw Guy Gardener was in Batman: Brave and the Bold. But I assumed John was around because Hal died and Guy wasn't really human, but now all three of them are in young justice and it turns out Guy is the guardian of Earth now. So what the heck do Hal and John do?
There's also the fact that YJ exists outside of the shows you mentioned before. Unlike Marvel, very few DC cartoons co-exist in the same animated universe (especially of the newer shows). Also as Rekon said--Hal and Guy are in charge of different sectors. At the point that John took over as Green Lantern (at least comic wise) I believe Hal had already taken over the Spectre mantle as well and god only knows if Kyle will ever show up ever.
The Time Skip kind of messed with a lot of things (as well as the weird fusion of Young Justice and Teen Titans roster calls and backstories they're pulling to avoid certain legal issues with some characters).
hnn but I don't think that has any ties to YJ right? (also aren't they different in tone and direction? I remember Batman: TAS being much...darker then B&theB) As far as I can tell YJ has no ties to any of the current or old DC animated series (I thought it was supposed to be in vein with JLA or JLU, but way too many inconsistencies).
So, love young justice, because Wally West is like my favorite super hero of all time. (*cough*ifyoucouldn'ttell*cough) BUT ANYWAY!
I was so sad when he didn't show up after the time skip! But I just saw preview photo's for "salvaged" and HE"S THERE! I am so excited! There are no words. I also hear there will be an episode where Wally, Barry, and Jay are all in it.
Maybe Wally is taking a break now, but there will be an episode where he takes over the mantle of The Flash. If that's the case, most. epic. episode. EVER! Of all time.
Wally and Artemis, retired from crime fighting together and settled down to a normal life. Called it.
Also, I guess given the target audience for the show, it was really unlikely that they'd have turned Speedy into a heroine addict. Is it bad that I was kinda hoping for that when we first saw him?
Also, also, the AI in Blue Beetle's armor is a dick, and on a related note, the mysterious shadowy figure pulled out a sonic weapon that was strangely similar to the one Beetle was using. Maybe Ted Kord ain't so dead after all?
I liked this episode. Not a big episode, but a deep one, a character episode.
Honestly, since I dislike Wally so much in the comics and the turn his character took in the comics post-Crisis, I am more than happy with this turn of events. I like him better for it, though they're heroes. 'retirement' doesn't mean the same thing for them (and they're young to boot).
Ah! I see what you mean about the comics, but I don't know, I still want him to be a hero. Like, t ake over the mantle of the Flash and Barry still be around. You know like how Barry is the Flash and Jay Garrick is still around. But that's just my opinion! lol
I guess in the Post-Crisis DC it made sense for them to stick to Wally so much as they did and not bring Barry back--I mean Barry was the Flash for what? 20 years I think? Almost that much?--and then Wally got to be the Flash for like 20 years or so and Bart got to be the flash for 13 months but that's as it should be, but I don't know why Wally had to become such a jackass.
I don't mind him being a hero, I just don't want it to mean that Barry has to die for that to happen.
sh'yeah I'm not sure how much of that is really a spoiler for this discussion, but then again better safe than sorry XD