As I have mentioned once or twice in the past month I have pretty much walked away from the current DCU as far as the comics are concerned but I still love that universe and the characters that live in it. Sometime back it was announced that there would be a Young Justice animated series coming soon from Warner Animation and today’s YouTube video is something that came out of San Diego this weekend and I thought it was keen.
I have to admit that all signs point to pretty darn awesome if this video is any indication of how the series is going to go down. I have enjoyed the episodes of The Batman that I’ve seen written by Greg Weisman and Brad Douglas and my other friends over at the Spider-Man Crawlspace have said nothing but good things about his work on the Spectacular Spider-Man so I am confident the guy has a good handle on comic book characters in animation.
The biggest surprise is that the members of the Justice League are involved in the series, especially Batman and Superman. Usually when these sorts of series are produced the mentor characters are either mentioned and never shown or never mentioned at all, so it is kind of cool that we’re going to be seeing the adults as well as the younger heroes. The animation style reminds me of Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, which is fine by me and the shot of the Hall of Justice put a big ol’ smile on my face. Would I have preferred a more direct adaptation of the comic series that the series takes it’s name from? Sure. I am a huge fan of Peter David’s Young Justice series, but I figured they were going to make some sweeping changes and was prepared for that eventuality. Frankly I am glad the show looks as good as it does.
So yeah, I am going to go out on a limb and say I am excited about this series and look forward to it’s premiere.
That’s it for today. Come back tomorrow for more Superman goodness.
More to follow…