Young Justice: Season One V. 2

Format: Animated, Color, DVD, NTSC
Language: English
Region: 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2011




Warner Home Video continues its unfortunate practice of releasing TV shows on standalone discs instead of full season box sets with Young Justice: Season One V. 2.

They are probably arguing that since it is a Cartoon Network show featuring a team of teenaged superhero sidekicks such as Robin, Aqualad and Kid Flash that grownups wouldn’t be interested in forking out for full box sets for their kids.

They couldn’t be more wrong: the show is well animated and intelligently handled and would be of interest to older comic book fans; something dads can watch with their tween sons. Each DC Comics animated title basically reboots its fictional universe from scratch and has its own vibe. Young Justice, for example, is more serious-minded than the anything goes Batman: Brave & the Bold series. The animation style is more anime flavored too.

THE DISC: Except for some trailers (amongst them a CG animated Green Lantern series also on Cartoon network) there are no extras whatsoever. Nada. Just four 20-minute-long episodes.

WORTH IT? Yes. At times the focus might be too much on teenage angst (Superboy has daddy issues with his genetic “father” Superman for instance) but the positives far outweigh the negatives and Young Justice is recommended viewing for both older and younger superhero comic book fans.

RECOMMENDATION: It might be worth holding out for a full season box set one day even though there is no release date for one as yet.



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