Young Justice Season 1 Volume 3 DVD Review!

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“Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis have become YOUNG JUSTICE – The Justice League’s secret weapon against the forces of evil. The teen heroes will take on under-the-radar missions that would be impossible for the Justice League to handle covertly. Red Tornado will be their supervisor; Black Canary will be in charge of their training and Batman will hand out their assignments.”

From Warner Bros. Entertainment is Young Justice, Season 1 Volume 3 on DVD.  Airing on Cartoon Network as part of their Friday night line-up, Young Justice takes elements from Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: Animated and Justice League/ JL Unlimited.  DC Comics fans should feel right at home watching their favorite characters making cameo appearances and the great chemistry between the young heroes of Young Justice.  The team is led by Aqualad who is truly the best incarnation of the character in many years and featuring Robin, Superboy, Miss Martian, Kid Flash and Artemis as they battle covertly for the Justice League.

Most adventures so far, concern a different weekly villain who reports to “The Light” at the end of each episode after their failure at the hands of Young Justice, Volume 3 gives a bit more information into who are the major players as the storyline begins to unfold.

The picture quality is great for DVD and the sound is as good as your speakers can handle.  The extras are few with a couple of ads for other WB shows including Green Lantern.  Included is the start of a digital comic which is pretty interesting the way it is produced on the DVD—the full page is shown then as you hit the next arrow it is broken down into each cell.  There are multiple languages and subtitles available also.

The first episode on the disk is “Bereft” which features the team with a case of memory loss and as they try to remember who, what, where, why, when and how of their situation, they must fight against Psimon, a master of the mind complete with exposed brain.  Great episode.

The second episode is called “Targets,” this story focuses on Red Arrow in his first, true solo mission.  Red Arrow must protect an important peace signing between 2 countries while trying to survive against Cheshire and Sports Master.  This episode has great scenes that set mood during fights that causes the viewer to really feel the tension of the situation.

Episode 3 is “Terrors.”  In this episode Superboy and Miss Martian infiltrate a prison in order to stop a plot created by the ice-based villains that were captured in an earlier episode.  This story features a great selection of characters from multiple DC comics making it one of the cooler episodes of the show.

The final episode on the DVD is called “Home Front,” this is probably one of, if not the best episode of the show.  Upon arriving to the Happy Harbor Cave after a day at school, Robin and Artemis walk into more than they bargained for.  With their “super friends” captive by Red Inferno and Red Torpedo, the non-super-powered heroes have to figure out a way to defeat the intruders and save their teammates using their minds and skill.  This episode keeps the viewer in a mood of high tension and emotion as Artemis tries to find herself as the fear of the situation overwhelms her.

All of the episodes are well-written and each is animated beautifully and I highly recommend Young Justice to any comic or animation fan.  This is probably a more mid-teen to adult program and can really keep the interest of the viewer.

Look to Cartoon Network for new episodes.

GRADE: A (Perfect animation and art, great stories)!

Artemis 1 Young Justice Season 1 Volume 3 DVD Review!

The DC Universe Artemis 6 inch figure from Mattel is a great addition to watching Young Justice.  This figure is awesome and features great detail and many points of articulation.  Included is a diorama base with clear target, storage bin for arrows and a few loose arrows and a bow to really make the character come to life.  The package is perfect for display and makes this the ideal figure for MOC collectors.  However, if you like your figures opened then the diorama base is really the perfect display for loose collectors.  Both sides of the “coin” win.

The “niece” of Green Arrow, Artemis has a mysterious past that she’s not willing to share with her team just yet—judging from the storyline in the animated show, she is most likely the daughter of a few criminals, after all her sister is one of the main villains.

Artemis 2 Young Justice Season 1 Volume 3 DVD Review!

I personally love the character, and this figure of Artemis is great in every way.  I highly recommend picking up any selection of Young Justice action figures because they are really well made.

 GRADE: A (Great sculpt and detail)!



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