|Created by:||Greg Weisman|
|No. of Series:||2|
|No. of Episodes:||46|
|Duration of Episodes:||30 minutes (1-hour for Pilot)|
Young Justice is an American animated television series created by Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti for Cartoon Network. Despite its title, it is not an adaptation of Todd Dezago and Todd Nauck's Young Justice comic series, but rather an adaptation of the entire DC Universe with a focus on young sidekicks. The Flash has a small role in the series, however, his sidekick Kid Flash is a main character in the show.
Young Justice: Invasion is the second Season of Young Justice. The Flash plays a small role once again, but Kid Flash appears mostly as Wally West who is now in college.
Young Justice focuses on the lives of a group of teenaged superheroes and protégés attempting to establish themselves as proven superheroes as they deal with normal adolescent issues in their personal lives. The show is set in Earth-16, a DC Multiverse world, and corresponds to the present time of our world, a time period Vietti has called "a new age of heroes." The pilot movie aired a month prior to the debut of the regular series.
Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash and Speedy are the sidekicks of majory Justice League members. They soon grow out of their roles and wish to form a team after loosing Speedy and recovering Superboy. The Team is formed and led by Batman, Red Tornado and Black Canary and soon they gain new members such as Artemis, Miss Martian, Zatanna and Rocket. The Team is assigned to many covert missions to battle against a secret organization who is pulling the strings from behind known as the light.
5 Years later Robin becomes Nightwing and is assinged as the teams new leader with many new members including Beast Boy, Bumblebee, Lagoon Boy, Batgirl and Tim Drake as the new Robin. Nightwing leads the team on several missions to battle the remains of the light in their struggle to protect the earth.
Cast and Characters
Young Justice includes an array of characters from DC Comics as the supporting cast, which will continue to expand throughout the series. As of episode 26 of season 1, there are 135 characters from the DC Universe in the show. The main characters are listed below in alphabetical order.
|Artemis Crock/Artemis||Stephanie Lemelin||Artemis is loosely based of the comic book character, but still sharing her name, is the team's fifteen-year-old archer, being very skilled with a bow and arrow. She is introduced Green Arrow's niece, though it is later implied that this is was said to help her join the team, instead of her possibly becoming the villianess Tigress.||Majority of the series.|
|Bruce Wayne/Batman||Bruce Greenwood||Both aspects are based on the comic book character of the same name and is a member of the Justice League and assigns Young Justice covert missions.||Majority of the series.|
|Connor Kent/Superboy||Nolan North||This version of Connor Kent is a clone of Superman, made by Project Cadmus. Although he does not have all of Superman's abilities, he has a relationship with Superman himself.||Majority of the series.|
|Dick Grayson/Robin||Jesse McCartney||While based off the character of the same name, Dick Grayson is the youngest member at age thirteen, though he is also the most experienced superhero on the team. Batman has forbidden Robin from revealing his secret identity to the team.||Majority of the series.|
|Kaldur'ahm/Aqualad||Khary Payton||He is the leader of the team and loosely based off the comic book character of the same name. He displays several Atlantian powers and will have Robin as his successor.||Majority of the series.|
|Miss Martian/M'gann "Megan" M'orzz||Danica McKellar||Megan is Martian Manhunter's sixteen-Martian year-old niece, based off the comics character, as well as being an inexperienced superhero. She also has a crush on Superboy (Connor Kent).||Majority of the series.|
|Wally West/Kid Flash||Jason Spisak||Based off the comic book character of the same name, Wally West is a fifteen year-old boy with enhanced speed. Though he cannot vibrate his molecules through solid objects like the Flash and gets a bloody nose during the attempt, he flirts with women, such as Miss Martian, Artemis, and Black Canary and is best friends with Robin.||Majority of the series.|
Young Justice: Invasion
|Bruce Wayne/Batman||Both aspects are based on the comic book character of the same name and is a member of the Justice League and assigns Young Justice covert missions.||Majority of the series.|
|Barbara Gordon/Batgirl||Alyson Stoner||Majority of the series.|
|Cassie/Wonder Girl||Mae Whitmen||The protege of Wonder Woman and a member of the team.||Majority of the series.|
|Conner Kent/Superboy||Nolan North||This version of Connor Kent is a clone of Superman, made by Project Cadmus. Although he does not have all of Superman's abilities, he has a relationship with Superman himself.||Majority of the series.|
|Dick Grayson/Nightwing||Jesse McCartney||The leader of the team. Formerly being the youngest member now assigns the teams missions. He has been asked to join the League but declined.||Majority of the series.|
|Garfield Logan/Beast Boy||Logan Grove||A member of the team saved by Miss Martian in the previous team and shares her powers of transformation.||Majority of the series.|
|Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle||Eric Lopez||The Blue Beetle is a member of the Team who has inherited the powers of the scarab.||Majority of the series|
|Karen Beecher/Bumblebee||Masasa Moya||A female member of The Team and played a minor role in the previous season.||Majority of the series|
|L'Gaan/Lagoon Boy||Yuri Lowenthal||The new protege of Aquaman and former clasmate of the former Aqualad.||Majority of the series|
|M'gann M'orzz (Megan)/Miss Martian||Danica McKellar||Megan is Martian Manhunter's sixteen-Martian year-old niece, based off the comic character.||Majority of the series.|
|Tim Drake/Robin||Cameron Bowen||Tim Drake is the successor of Dick Grayson as Robin. He is Batman's new sidekick and a member of the Team.||Majority of the series.|
The Justice League play a major role, primarily as mentors to Young Justice. There are sixteen members in total, though members that do not have an immediate connection with the main characters will serve as background characters. Direct mentors — Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, and Green Arrow — will feature prominently. Batman, Red Tornado, and Black Canary are the most frequent recurring characters. In addition to leading the Justice League, Batman acts as Young Justice's "general," a role compared to Director of Impossible Missions Force Jim Phelps, choosing the team and assigning missions. Red Tornado and Black Canary respectively function as their supervisor and combat trainer. DC Universe characters who are neither affiliated with Justice League nor Young Justice will also be supporting characters. This includes frequent recurring character Roy Harper, who starts out as Speedy and later assumes Red Arrow as his superhero identity.
The Flash Universe Characters
- Barry Allen/The Flash
- Wally West/Kid Flash
- Bart Allen/Impulse
- Jay Garrick/The Flash
- Joan Garrick
- Iris West-Allen
- Mary West
- Rudy West
- Abra Kadabra
- Captain Cold
- Gorilla Grodd