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.
"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.