YOUNG JUSTICE: SEASON 1 VOLUME 1

 

THE PLOT THUS FAR

Teenage superheroes strive to prove themselves as members of the Justice League.

 

WHAT WE THOUGHT

This animated series follows Robin, Aqualad and other teenage superhero sidekicks as they form a secret crimefighting squad to save the world and prove they’ve got the chops to join their mentors in the adults-only Justice League. I can see the implications of that notion. Because teens are sometimes scared of themselves. Scared of the new thoughts and feelings they have, the older they get. Scared of the changes in how they perceive themselves and how they see the world.

Robin, who you would assume to be the leader, but is more like the brains of the operation. He’s brilliant, witty, and mischievous. He’s a hacker, and possesses an inquisitive mind. Superboy is a clone of Superman. Without a home or family, he struggles to figure out who he is. He’s powerful, but has trouble dealing with anger and authority issues. Kid Flash is a joker and a flirt. The classic class clown. You quickly learn that he is a scientific prodigy and scoffs at “magic”. He and Robin have grown up together in the superhero community. Miss Martian is the niece of the Martian Manhunter. She is new to this world, but seems to be highly educated in the ways of earth culture, allowing her to fit in well.

The DVD comes with sneak previews of upcoming DCU animated stuff. It’s fun and all, but I’m tired of this season splits. Give us a full presentation or don’t bother. I still haven’t seen the full Legion of Super Heroes animated television show because of this. The Dolby surround track is quite impressive for an animated cable show, but the transfer is plagued by digital noise. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!

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