Robin, Superboy, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Miss Martian, and Artemis make up a second string of junior super heroes. They help the heavyweight Justice League with smaller assignments while the all-stars take on more important business. The group must overcome inner strife and band together to battle the evil forces of the Light, the ruthless killer Cheshire, her father Sportsmaster, the creature Parasite, and other powerful and mystical enemies.
Young Justice is one of the best animated super hero shows out now. It features complex stories that string the viewer along from episode to episode. It’s not the typical Saturday morning cartoon for youngsters. The target audience for the show is obviously any and every fan of DC characters across the board.
Batman fans will love it for Robin and the guest appearances of villains like Ra’s Al Ghul and others from the world of the Dark Knight. Superman enthusiasts will appreciate it for the inclusion of Superboy and a few of the Man of Steel’s arch-nemeses including Lex Luthor. It also doesn’t hurt that the big super guys and girls themselves show up periodically as well.
There’s not much here for consumers when it comes to bonus material. We get a Young Justice digital comic and a few trailers for video games and TV shows. I wish they would include a behind-the-scenes featurette with the cast and crew at some point. A round table discussion with the creators and producers of the show would be awesome, too.
Young Justice: Season One, Part Two – Dangerous Secrets is quality entertainment for lovers of the DC universe and its many personalities. Although it’s not a full season Blu-ray or DVD release, it’s a step closer than we were before. There’s something for every addict of any of DC’s main super heroes to appreciate.