The latest series based on the DC comic book universe, Young Justice is an action-packed series aimed at teens and older teens, where young partners of the adult members of Justice League perform under-the-radar missions their counterparts can’t due to their celebrity status. Despite its title, it isn’t based on the comic book of the same name, but instead is a new adaptation of the DC Universe with its focus on younger heroes.
Young Justice has quite the cast, from the main members of the team to the supporting cast to the villains the group faces. Such a cast can’t be covered with much detail in one article, so here’s a quick list of what characters to find in the series:
The Team: The members of the Young Justice team and primary members of the series, including Aqualad, Robin, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis.
The Villains: The villains the teens face on the show, from main manipulators Cadmus to ones who, so far, have only made a single appearance.
Other Characters: Primarily the supporting cast, such as members of the Justice League and other heroes who appear.
Differences Between the Show and Comic: Take a look at how different the show is from the comic book that inspired it.
Young Justice - the storyline:
Wanting to prove they can handle themselves as heroes just as well as their mentors in the Justice League, Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad set off on their own to investigate a fire at Cadmus Labs. But while looking around, they discover that Cadmus is performing secret experiments, including the creation of a clone of Superman. After a battle with the super-strong Blockbuster, the boys free the teenage clone, which they dub Superboy, exposing Cadmus and proving themselves as heroes to the Justice League.
Batman then decides to keep the boys together as a team, adding Miss Martian, the Martian Manhunter’s niece, and the mysterious archer Artemis. Under Batman’s direction, the group performs covert missions that the Justice League, due to their celebrity status, cannot do. But while the kids perform missions and get used to each other, the Cadmus
Board of Directors, AKA “the Light,” keeps tabs on the group, ready to deal with them if they interfere with the plans of the Light.
With a nice blend of action, comedy and serious moments, Young Justice is a great show that lots can enjoy in a buzzing kids world, whether they’re comic book fans or not. Stay tuned for the next article.