Wow, I did not see that ending coming. Young Justice has been a ballsy enough show that though I had some doubts Artemis would stay dead after the teaser, they had me going by the time they showed the wake in Mount Justice. But no, Kaldur water sword stabbing Artemis was all a ruse! So is Kaldur's heel turn. He's been in deep cover to get closer to The Light all this time. And now Artemis, thanks to magic bling from Zatanna Nightwing was able to acquire ("We have history."), is going with him.
I think that scene right there showed The Team has accomplished more against The Light than the actual Justice League has in five years.
The Team even makes public appearances as the Justice League to fool The Light into thinking the League is still at full power, even though Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, John Stewart, Hawkman and Hawkwoman remain off world. It's been weeks now. I like that Superboy hates wearing Superman's "monkey suit".
When Aqualad reappeared, I started wondering what to call him now. Kaldur, obviously, but what's his codename? Mantalad?
We also learned why Superboy and M'gann broke up. She was "abusing" her telepathy to get intel on The Light, leaving "victims" catatonic, and not really feeling particularly bad about it. And then she did it to Superboy, which she does feel bad about. There are some dark sides to M'gann. Poor Lagoon Boy. The Rebound Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Where do things stand? Lagoon Boy is now captured by Black Manta's army as another present to The Light's mysterious partner. Wally is still retired. Aqualad and Artemis in deep cover with Manta's people. Impulse is living in Central City with the Garricks. The real Roy Harper none of them actually know is in Mount Justice. And the Ferris Aircraft COMMSAT linking Earth and Mars was destroyed.
G. Gordon Godfrey did kind of have a good point: It's hard not to see the name "The Martian MANhunter" as ominous.
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Originally posted by Spiraling_ShapeThe word on the Internet streets is that there is another hiatus starting after this episode...boo!
Comics Continuum has repeats for the rest of the month, which means they're probably holding the rest of the Season 2 batch back until August/September for a new season. All we'll have for now are the 2-minute DC shorts. I've LOVED Sword of the Atom so far, but I need more than that!
I was about to give this show a round of applause for having the guts to pull the trigger on a major character death and, by extension, create some major tension between Dick and Wally. Then we got the "It's all a giant ruse" explanation and my excitement was tempered slightly.
Although I have to admit, that's one hell of a ruse. It shows how brilliant Dick has become and how he's grown into the leadership role. It's a kind of intelligence that's normally more attributed to Tim Drake.
My concern for the show is that it's juggling numerous major plot threads: The Justice League off-planet; the love triangle between Megan, Conner, and Lagoon Boy; the ruse that the YJ alums are hiding from their teammates; Red Arrow's identity crisis; and the Light's mystery partner (which probably relates to Beetle and the scarab). I won't lie, I'm concerned that this show's going to collapse under the weight of all of these dangling plot threads. But we'll see where it goes when this show comes back.
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Originally posted by It's FalseIt's a kind of intelligence that's normally more attributed to Tim Drake.
That's really one of the only complaints I have with this show. Their Dick Grayson is very clearly Tim Drake. On the other hand, having now introduced a Tim Drake to the cast, he seems much more like classic Dick Grayson. It's really kind of odd, but I've gotten used to it over time.
Originally posted by It's False I was about to give this show a round of applause for having the guts to pull the trigger on a major character death and, by extension, create some major tension between Dick and Wally. Then we got the "It's all a giant ruse" explanation and my excitement was tempered slightly.
Right, but consider who was left out of this ruse: Superboy and M'gann. Two of the originals are on the outside believing Artemis is dead and Kaldur is still evil. Plus M'gann is their psychic link. And Artemis was her best friend. And she's been established as someone who doesn't have a lot of restraint with her psychic powers. This is a dangerous gamble by Nightwing.
“@ZackRyder: @CMPunk She played me bro” I got your back.
Its an interesting gamble to be played, but I get the feeling that it will fail. I also thought the idea of a pissed off Walley West zooming down to the ocean to give the greatest ass kicking in DCU history would be awesome. I am curious to see where this goes, but it does feel like there a lot of balls in play that I don't think it will end this season. I can't wait for Darth Miss Martian.
(edited by lotjx on 10.6.12 1558) The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
From the way the commentary sounded, I think the show probably barely made the hour, padded out just by interviews and face time in the losers' lounge. Malcolm Jamal-Warner just devoured the table whole.