Finally caught up on Young Justice since its hiatus. So many aliens. Aliens everywhere, all over the damn place.
"Cornered" introduced maybe the greatest guest star in the history of this show: L-Ron! Sadly, Lord Manga Khan wasn't his liege but instead L-Ron serves a silent, grunty Despero, out to beat up his 93rd star system champion. L-Ron was a trip; I'd listen to that little guy commentate WWE all day. With Mount Justice kablooey, the Justice League lost another headquarters when the Hall of Justice was trashed by Despero, Captain Marvel, Superboy, Mal as the Guardian, Miss Martian, Zatanna, and Bumblebee.
In other news, Captain Atom is not such a great pinch hitter as League leader or alien negotiator. The UN seems like they like the Reach Ambassador a lot more than the Justice League and they lost their shit when the Reach let it "slip" about that secret Watchtower in orbit and the covert young team the League uses for its dirty work. Oops.
Finally, I didn't think the bunker Nightwing procured for the Team to crash in was as bad as Mal Duncan made it out to be. I suppose bunking in Wayne Manor was out of the question? I mean, how many bedrooms does that place have? But then, that's like ten times the work for old Alfred, and wouldn't Mister Wayne be ripshit if he came home from outer space to find his daddy's ancestral home demolished?
"True Colors" continued Blue Beetle's quest to have the Scarab removed so as to prevent the Beetlepocalypse Impulse told him about. I liked the failed Fantastic Voyage the Atom and Bumblebee attempted to remove the Scarab. I double liked Robin, Arsenal (the original Roy Harper with the Lexcorp robot arm), Blue Beetle, and Impulse penetrating the Luthor Farms in Smallville to discover the Reach putting all kinds of "love" in the food they're mass producing for the world. This whole plot reeks of The X-Files: Fight the Future movie.
More Beetles! First the Black Beetle showed up and now the Green Beetle of Mars joined the Team. The crayola nature of the Beetles is just shy of going as ridiculously overboard as what Geoff Johns did with the colored Lanterns in the comics.
The Light and The Reach are having more intriguing developments. Sportsmaster quit (or was fired, depending) as The Light's enforcer when he demanded the life of either Aqualad or Manta in payment for what he thinks is the death of Artemis. The Light replaced him as enforcer with Arn Ande-- Deathstroke the Terminator. But a worse development for the good guys is Vandal Savage borrowing Psimon to read the comatose Aqualad's mind. The jig's gonna be up on all the secret gambits the Justice League has been pulling.
(edited by John Orquiola on 19.1.13 1228) "Cody, I mustache you a question." - The Miz
I have to say I am getting really tired of the G. Gordon Gilford storyline. It just seems to add to the frustration of the show. I am not a big fan of invincible opponent almost three weeks in a row. The best part of Young Justice was getting to know the team. Now, it feels like a cast of too many and as much as I gave Blue Beetle a chance, I just think he sucks. Its no wonder his book is going to get the axe soon.
I did like the Sportsmaster quit/fired scene. Yet, its another storyline in a sea of storylines to the point, I forget about it til he went off about Aqualad killing his daughter. I also find the team having a giant fight inside a farmhouse close to a tour group after being outed for having cover ops is a bit silly. Also, Lex joining with the Reach where is the real League. He is shitting in Clark's hometown. Pa Kent was cool as was the Green Beetle. Still, I think my problem is knowing this show is probably going to get shit canned while having ten storylines that maybe five will resolved pisses me off.
The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
Originally posted by John OrquiolaThe Light replaced him as enforcer with Arn Ande-- Deathstroke the Terminator.
This was a legit shocker for me, because I thought the whole reason the show was using Sportsmaster was as a replacement for Deathstroke. Also, they called him Deathstroke! Not "Slade", like in the old Teen Titans show. Pretty cool to see the "kids" show get a little bit more leeway on naming conventions.
Originally posted by John OrquiolaBut a worse development for the good guys is Vandal Savage borrowing Psimon to read the comatose Aqualad's mind. The jig's gonna be up on all the secret gambits the Justice League has been pulling.
I really can't imagine how this is going to end well for YJ. They've already hit a snag when Miss Martian snapped and destroyed Aqualad in the first place. I can't see any of this doing Artemis any good. She's going to get nailed. The only scenario that would help the good guys would be if Sportsmaster and Cheshire busted in right before Psimon picked the juicy part of Aqualad's mind.
Not the strongest episode to close out the season but a pretty damn good one. As (briefly) a former goth kid in high school, I was totally on the goth kids' side against the douchey little vampire kids who love Twilight and shop at Hot Topic.