REVIEW: Young Justice Season One, Volume Two DVD

Posted by G-Man (34037 posts) - - Show Bio

DC and Warner Bros. have been consistent with hit animated series. Young Justice has given us a slightly new take on the characters while still retaining who the characters are at their core. It's been a fresh take with cool cameos from the 'adult' heroes that occasionally come in to mentor the younger heroes.

As with the first release, this contains four episodes (#'s 5-8). Before anyone can say it, yes, it is unfortunate that Warner Bros. chooses to release them in volumes rather than complete seasons but then again, the first season hasn't aired yet. This way, we do get the episodes to own quicker.

The suggested retail price $14.49. It's questionable whether or not that's a reasonable price for four episodes. They do have a combined running time of 90 minutes so it's as if you're getting a feature length movie.

== TEASER ==

The first episode, "Schooled" really shows the conflict between Superboy and Superman. Superman is a little weirded out over the idea of a clone. He kind of acts like a jerk. Shame on you, Superman. We also get to see some cool training by Black Canary and Amazo makes a pretty formidable opponent for the team.

Young Justice - Schooled

"Infiltrator" gives us the first appearance of Artemis as she joins the team.

"Denial" has Doctor Fate and deals with whether or not magic is real or can be explained by science.

"Downtime" gives a focus on Aqualad and whether he belongs on the surface or down in Atlantis.

The episodes are all enjoyable and there is a great sense in the team slowly building up into a really strong team. We don't have the typical team dynamic as they are getting to really know each other and learning where they stand on the team.

There aren't any special features besides a trailer for the upcoming ThunderCats 8-episode DVD and next year's Green Lantern animated series. Truthfully, you'll want this for the episodes. Being able to watch the episodes whenever you want on your big screen TV is a plus. My only hope is that people do buy this if they enjoyed the episode and the sales will ensure the continuation of the show. Being available in smaller packages might make it more appealing for the casual viewer/customer who might just want to get a taste for the show rather than commit to a full box set. Who knows how many years it might be until we get a box set.

I really dig the show. My daughter loves it as well. More episodes would be nice but I'm thankful more episodes are on their way.

Young Justice Season One, Volume Two is on sale today.

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#1 Posted by cattlebattle (12768 posts) - - Show Bio

The greatest animated show on TV by the way.....
 
As G-Man said watch at leisure and support of the show  are the only reasons to buy the DVD, This show was on a seven month hiatus and played these episodes about 50 times a piece in repeats
 
I think I'm going to wait until the whole season is released

#2 Posted by TheMess1428 (2176 posts) - - Show Bio

Is it cheaper to but the whole season or in volumes?

#3 Posted by G-Man (34037 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheMess1428: There's no word on complete seasons. Batan: The Brave and the Bold was released in this same fashion and I don't recall ever seeing a complete first season released. I'm sure it'd happen someday but who knows when?

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#4 Posted by Duo_forbidden (1161 posts) - - Show Bio

Not to stray off-topic, but does anyone know if Sony decided to release the complete second season of Spectacular Spider-Man?

#5 Posted by freezy (10 posts) - - Show Bio

where's M'gann? I dont see her on the dvd cover.

#6 Posted by yo_yo_fun (643 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm still looking for S1 V1 DVD in stores, haven't found it yet:/ Might have to buy online (which I don't really want to do.).

Great show! Can't wait to get my hands on this!

#7 Posted by TheMess1428 (2176 posts) - - Show Bio

@G-Man: There are other series that came out in whole seasons like Wolverine and the X-Men and Teen Titans. But I'm not sure if Teen Titans ever had volumes.

#8 Posted by danhimself (22541 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope they release a complete season on Blu-ray...I just can't get myself to buy these volumes on dvd that aren't the same quality as the way I watched them on TV

#9 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself said:

I really hope they release a complete season on Blu-ray...I just can't get myself to buy these volumes on dvd that aren't the same quality as the way I watched them on TV

Emphasis on Complete Season or Blu-Ray?
#10 Posted by danhimself (22541 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp said:

@danhimself said:

I really hope they release a complete season on Blu-ray...I just can't get myself to buy these volumes on dvd that aren't the same quality as the way I watched them on TV

Emphasis on Complete Season or Blu-Ray?

both actually....with the dvd's running 15 bucks...a blu-ray would be what? 25 bucks? probably around that....there's no way I'd pay that much for 4 episodes

#11 Posted by fbdarkangel (4884 posts) - - Show Bio

I just watched the series on youtube! really addictive stuff!

#12 Posted by MrMazz (1234 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll wait for it to hit as a complete season man I love this show

#13 Posted by Bestostero (5618 posts) - - Show Bio

I rather just wait for the whole set, great show.

#14 Posted by The Impersonator (5483 posts) - - Show Bio

The next year's Green Lantern animated series looks horrible judging from the trailer.

#15 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9057 posts) - - Show Bio

Glad to see these episodes come on DVD so quickly. So, if anyone missed watching Young Jutice they can catch up very quickly on a great show.

#16 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9057 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Impersonator said:

The next year's Green Lantern animated series looks horrible judging from the trailer.

I agree it does.

#17 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle said:

The greatest animated show on TV by the way.....
....... I think I'm going to wait until the whole season is released

Yep seem here, I don't want buy so many DVDs and It's really is the best, is better one billion times more than "The Brave and the Bold" (too much sixties style and very kiddish for my like)

#18 Posted by G-Man (34037 posts) - - Show Bio

@freezy: She's there. My daughter really digs her.

@danhimself: I would love to see 'em on Blu-ray. They do look good though playing through the blu-ray player on an HDTV. But, yeah, I know, not exactly the same.

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#19 Posted by NightFang (10057 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like this show and can't wait to see the Justice League and the "Team" fight off the alien invasion.

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#20 Posted by ravisher (690 posts) - - Show Bio

hello??? M'gann didnt make the cover

:p

#21 Posted by clumsyninja (143 posts) - - Show Bio

Nolan North is EVERYWHERE...

#22 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

This is awesome. I just dont understand why many shows on networks like this do "season, volume" breakdowns. It should just be done by season I say.

#23 Posted by higher_evolutionary (2015 posts) - - Show Bio

14$ god this is expensive

#24 Posted by Duncan (11445 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate this. Just make a boxset.

#25 Posted by Eyz (3095 posts) - - Show Bio

@Duncan said:

I hate this. Just make a boxset.

Me too... can't we only have complete season sets? These individual episodes are just saturating the market...

#26 Posted by MrGutts (241 posts) - - Show Bio

@Duncan said:

I hate this. Just make a boxset.

Just make 1 Bluray and be done with it. The Nickle and Diming is getting old.

#27 Posted by Skaddix (3114 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow WB is really cheating people on these dvds its a 26 episode season and they are only handing out 4 episodes per DVD, I know they can fit more then that.

#28 Posted by MetropolisKid41 (515 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah I really hope they do a complete season set, never saw part 1 show up, the only way I've seen it is part of the DC Animated 3 packs, it's paired with Justice League and JLU. I really don't wanna buy 5 or 6 4-episode sets for the whole season.

#29 Posted by AquaDCman (54 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate Young Justice. They are teens who's powers are way dumbed down from the comics. I prefer Brave and the Bold over this.

#30 Edited by positronic (42 posts) - - Show Bio

BATMAN: THE BRAVE & THE BOLD was released on DVD in half-season sets (Season One Part 1, etc.) after they released them as individual 4-or-5 episode discs. There's no real reason these can't be out on DVD in full-season sets about a month or two after the season ends. It's just that WB wants to milk these shows for all they're worth. If the demographic indicates the viewership skews young, they will go the 4-episode-per-disc route. A little kid doesn't care if he's getting good value for money, he's just going to see it in the store and scream for mommy or daddy to buy it for him. Little kids have no concept of money. Plus they usually want to run the complete season in reruns on Cartoon Network before they'll release a complete season set. BTBATB skews to both an older and younger audience (baby-boomer adults who remember the Silver Age enjoy it together with their kids.) GREEN LANTERN THE ANIMATED SERIES looks brilliant. Did you notice what they did there? How much you want to bet that this airs in the half-hour immediately adjacent to STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS? Pure genius, cross-selling a DCU animated series to the SW fans.

#31 Posted by Lurkero (186 posts) - - Show Bio

Do people still buy 4 episode discs? Why do they keep doing this? Just finish the season and release the boxset already.

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