DC Universe releases trailer for final three episodes of YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS

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DC Universe releases trailer for final three episodes of YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS

This week the excellent Young Justice: Outsiders draws to a close on DC Universe. The streaming platform has released this next trailer featuring action from the final three episodes which all debut on Tuesday, August 27.

Check it out in the player below.

Young Justice was recently renewed for a fourth season which is currently in production and will reportedly debut on the platform sometime in 2020.

Young Justice stars Jesse McCartney, Nolan North, Stephanie Lemelin, Khary Payton, Zehra Fazal, Troy Baker and Jason Spisak. The series is directed by Christopher Berkeley and Mel Zwyer and producers by Sam Register, Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti.

The series premieres new episodes weekly via the DC Universe streaming service.


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SDCD19: YOUNG JUSTICE officially renewed for fourth season at DC Universe!

Huge news to come from the DC Universe panel at last night’s San Diego Comic Con as Young Justice has officially been renewed for a fourth season!

Not only that but we learned during the panel that season four is already in production ahead of a planned 2020 release. Executive producer Brandon Vietti was quick to share the news on twitter and to thank fans for their support with a statement reading:

“Thanks to everyone who subscribed and supported us! Once again, we are back because of YOUR great efforts! Thank you!!!”

Season three, subtitled Outsiders, is currently wrapping up its run with weekly episodes debuting on the DC Universe streaming platform.

Young Justice stars Jesse McCartney, Nolan North, Stephanie Lemelin, Khary Payton, Zehra Fazal, Troy Baker and Jason Spisak. The series is directed by Christopher Berkeley and Mel Zwyer and producers by Sam Register, Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti.

The series premieres new episodes weekly via the DC Universe streaming service.


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DC UNIVERSE confirms start dates for SWAMP THING and YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS

During last night’s DC Universe panel the streaming platform confirmed a whole lot of upcoming show news.

First up: Swamp Thing. The highly anticipated series is set to drop earlier than we expected. The series will premiere new episodes beginning May 31, 2019.

Then the critically acclaimed Young Justice: Outisders will return for its second back of episodes from July 2, 2019.

It’s also been confirmed that Harley Quinn will debut “late” in 2019 and perhaps even more exciting is the news that Titans will return for its second season before the end of the year!

Krypton also brings its first season to the service beginning on April 5, while Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, the latest animated movie in the DC line, will debut on April 16.

Swamp Thing  is set to star Virginia Madsenas Maria Sunderland, Jeryl Prescott as Madame Xanadu, Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane and Maria Sten as Liz Tremayne.

Young Justice stars Jesse McCartney, Nolan North, Stephanie Lemelin, Khary Payton, Zehra Fazal, Troy Baker and Jason Spisak. The series is directed by Christopher Berkeley and Mel Zwyer and producers by Sam Register, Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti.


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YOUNG JUSTICE S03E13 “True Heroes” review

Synopsis

Grayson’s operatives attempt to stop an auction of enslaved Meta-teens. 

Review

I have my gripes with the first thirteen episode of Young Justice: Outsiders. At times this batch of episodes has felt like watching a collection of disparate plot threads trying to find a way to knit together.

Then there are episodes like “True Heroes”. Episodes which reminder you the writers of this show never leave anything to chance. In the space of 22mins this episode is able to tie all those plot threads together, resolve many of them an give us a jumping off point for the second half of the season.

The metahuman traffickers are dealt a huge blow in this episode. Thanks to coordinated attacks the Justice League and Young Justice teams are able to take down many of the Earthbound cells in the network.

Our team focusses on the cell in Greater Bialya. Nightwing; Superboy, Black Lightning, Artemis, Forager and Brion are the ones heading out in to the field. Their mission is two-fold: shut down the cell and rescue Tara Brion.

The whole sequence leads to some impressive fight sequences as well a some stunning cameos. I won’t ruin them all for the sake of spoilers but the appearance of a certain group of mask-wearing people from Gotham who are ardent fans of nocturnal birds turn up in a jaw dropping “wtf” moment.

Fans of the Young Justice and Teen Titans franchise will likely have an idea where the story is headed once Tara is rescued.

Prior knowledge of the character makes the end of the episode a foregone conclusion and alters the moments leading up to it to become all the more heartbreaking.

Whilst we’re on the topic of character there’s a shedload of moments here to allow the ensemble cast to shine. Back in Happy Harbour Halo and Dr Jace are left to deal with Cyborg. At the worst possible moment he, of course, has another attack and Halo is left unable to use her powers to return him to normal.

The whole sequence is based on emotion. With Halo struggling to deal with hers she is unable to calm Cyborg’s. In a moment of acceptance she realises her humanity makes her strong and the situation is, seemingly, resolved for good.

It’s a tightly written episode from start to finish and the best possible end to the first block of episodes. It was great to have a truly enjoyable episode after feeling on the fence for part of the season.

Verdict

“True Heroes” is finally the episode that I have been waiting for. An intense mix of action and character. It brings together all the plot threads and ties them up in a neat bow in a way that only Young Justice could.

8/10

Young Justice stars Jesse McCartney, Nolan North, Stephanie Lemelin, Khary Payton, Zehra Fazal, Troy Baker and Jason Spisak. The series is directed by Christopher Berkeley and Mel Zwyer and producers by Sam Register, Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti.

The series premieres new episodes weekly via the DC Universe streaming service.


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YOUNG JUSTICE S03E12 “Nightmare Monkeys” review

Synopsis

Garfield Logan tests out a pair of Goode VR goggles. Then the goggles test him.

Review

We’re rapidly nearing the end of this first batch of new Young Justice episodes. Whilst it’s been a mixed bag of score for me in analysing the individual episodes there’s no denying it’s been fun to have the show back.

This latest episode, “Nightmare Monkeys,” is a well crafted deep dive in to the mind of Beast Boy. Gar has been sorely missed so far in this season and it’s great to have him front and centre in this episode.

A fun opening sequence soon gives way to something much more sinister as Granny Goodness’ plan begins to unravel. This episode cleverly masks its plot developments in a much more engaging storyline.

There are plenty of adult themes at play in “Nightmare Monkeys” all of which feel perfectly in tune with the character development.

I’m intrigued to see how the back half of the season deals with Conner and M’Gann’s relationship. The two are beginning to head towards rocky territory despite some strong foundations. There’s huge potential for Young Justice to tackle the darker side of relationship politics. To see the two go through something akin to a divorce, as sad as it would be for the characters, would be breaking new ground for this type of series.

As for the sequences set inside Beast Boy’s mind… they are equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking. It’s great to see Wally again as well as Gar’s mum. These flashes of the past are great call backs to previous seasons but also help to refocus Gar’s character.

A particular highlight is the Doom Patrol Go! animated sequence. Hearing the Teen Titans Go! voice actors portraying different characters was trippy but very fun at the same time. It was also interesting to see these characters portrayed in a completely new way. Well done DC Universe on cross-promoting your upcoming new show!

Although “Nightmare Monkeys” doesn’t quite set us up for an explosive finale it’s still overall one of the most enjoyable episodes of the season.

Verdict

“Nightmare Monkeys” is an excellent character piece focussing on Beast Boy, a character sorely missed for the bulk of the season. Ironically it isn’t a million miles away from the Titans episode “Dick Grayson” is equally as entertaining.

7/10

Young Justice stars Jesse McCartney, Nolan North, Stephanie Lemelin, Khary Payton, Zehra Fazal, Troy Baker and Jason Spisak. The series is directed by Christopher Berkeley and Mel Zwyer and producers by Sam Register, Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti.

The series premieres new episodes weekly via the DC Universe streaming service.


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YOUNG JUSTICE S03E11 “Another Human Freak” review

Synopsis

Victor confronts his father about his football game. Halo and Forager go to high school.

Review

Wow, wow and wow. What an episode “Another Human Freak” turned out to be. Following some run-of-the-mill episodes this is absolutely a highlight for me.

In the previous episode (reviewed here) we were introduced to Victor Stone prior to the accident which turns him in to Cyborg. In this episode the writers put their foot on the gas and go full on origin for the character.

The episode wastes no time in bringing about the accident which gravely wounds Victor. It’s easily the goriest moment this series has ever show. Even by the standards of this latest season it’s incredibly graphic. Perhaps a touch too graphic but I appreciated that the animation team wanted to push the boundaries.

Gore aside there’s still a lot of character moments in this episode. The argument Victor has with his father, Silas, before the accident is excellently scripted and acted. Zeno Robinson brings so much emotion to Victor in this moment, you can hear the pain and disappointment in his voice.

It’s also a great nod to Teen Titans to have Khary Payton has the voice of Silas. He’s cold, almost robotic and completely unforgiving in the moments leading up to the accident. It makes for truly heartbreaking viewing.

But there’s a lot more going on in this episode. Halo and Forager start high school, a tough moment for any kid never mind an alien bug and a metahuman. There’s much less by way of laughs in this episode but the story of these two starting school does at least add some levity to proceedings.

I’m intrigued what the thought process behind including Harper Row (aka Bluebird) was. Alongside baby Damian, Jon Kent, Cisco Ramon and Jason Todd there are a lot of cameos to mine in future seasons.

Halo is also becoming an integral character to the season. Between her and Forager there are a lot of “awwwww!” moments. But here she instead gets to feature her powers some more. The strength she shows in fearlessly opening a boom tube and taking on the newly created Cyborg is a great step forwards for the character.

There’s also a sideline story around Dick and Brion. We’ve seen the two rubbing each other up the wrong way for a few episodes now. With Dick frustrated by Brion’s behaviour and Brion frustrated at the rest of the teams inability to rescue his sister.

Here it all comes to a head. It doesn’t quite explode with the emotion of the scenes between Victor and Silas but it still very much has its place in the episode. The scene instead showcases how far Dick has come over the years, here he is much more like Bruce in his mentorship of the young hero.

Easily the most cohesive episode of Outsiders this is absolutely Young Justice at its finest.

Verdict

“Another Human Freak” is a standout episode, its equal parts gory and compelling. It shows what the series is capable of in the best ways possible and is easily my highlight of the season so far.

8/10

Young Justice stars Jesse McCartney, Nolan North, Stephanie Lemelin, Khary Payton, Zehra Fazal, Troy Baker and Jason Spisak. The series is directed by Christopher Berkeley and Mel Zwyer and producers by Sam Register, Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti.

The series premieres new episodes weekly via the DC Universe streaming service.


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YOUNG JUSTICE S03E10 “Exceptional Human Beings” review

Synopsis

With no news on his sister, Brion is growing more and more impatient, but Batman’s on the case.

Review

I’m beginning to think that Young Justice needs to re-brand itself as DC Universe: The Animated Series. This episode chooses to focus on the adventures of Batman, Katanna and Metamorpho and forego many of the younger characters.

Yes it services the overall arc of the season. There’s method in the madness but I can’t help feeling like the show has gotten a little lost in trying to tell a very ambitious story.

The young’uns aren’t totally absent from this episode either. There’s still time to catch up with Brion, Halo and Forager of course. We also get the beginnings of an origin for Cyborg.

But back to Batman and his team for a minute. The Outsiders as they will come to be known are checking in on Santa Prisca in the hope of finding Tara Markov. The sequence gives the opportunity to see Batman at his stealthy best.

For many these scenes will also be an introduction to Katanna and Metamorpho. But mixed in with some heavy action there’s a low key fart joke. Given that this show has focussed so much on growing up it feels incredibly juvenile to distract League of Shadows guards with a fart joke.

This is the portion of the episode which moves on the overall story of the season. Scenes featuring Nightwing’s team and the Cyborg origin are outliers which will no doubt become important later.

Victor Stone’s scene very much lay the ground work for the next episode. We get a great glimpse at his burgeoning football career and an insight in to the poor relationship he has with his father. There’s even time for a cameo by a young Cisco Ramon.

It lays the groundwork perfectly for his transformation in to Cyborg. Kudos to the writers for keeping the story close to its comic book origins here whilst managing to contemporise it for a new audience.

Nightwing is on ANOTHER training exercise with his new team in this episode. It feels a little like these characters are in a Groundhog Day situation, only they are so totally aware of it. Brion is becoming increasingly frustrated with the situation and tensions are beginning to boil over.

Once again the episode feels a little fractures. Batman and his team showcase strong action, Night and his team showcase the complex emotions of the characters and Victor Stone brings the prerequisite world building.

It’s not overly cohesive but once again makes for incredibly entertaining viewing.

Verdict

“Exceptional Human Beings” is another solid episode of Young Justice. It benefits from focussing much less on world building and more on the story at hand given there are only three episode remaining this first block of episodes.

6/10

Young Justice stars Jesse McCartney, Nolan North, Stephanie Lemelin, Khary Payton, Zehra Fazal, Troy Baker and Jason Spisak. The series is directed by Christopher Berkeley and Mel Zwyer and producers by Sam Register, Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti.

The series premieres new episodes weekly via the DC Universe streaming service.


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YOUNG JUSTICE S03E09 “Home Fires” review

Synopsis

The Light hires an assassin to take out a member of the team, but who’s the target?

Review

Despite the fact we are now only four episode away from the end of this first block of episode Young Justice is going oddly of peiste. That or it’s becoming overly convoluted.

We’re still circling the metahuman trafficking story which at the centre of this season. But with this episode The Light, the villains who have been omnipresent throughout the show come back to the fore.

They have a simple purpose in this episode: one, to bring in Lobo to kill Forager and two, to stop Ocean Master from murdering attendees at Iris West-Allen’s kids birthday party.

The episode offers up the opportunity for some fun DC Easter eggs. Lois brings a baby Jon Kent to the party, we see the Tornado Twins for the first time plus there are appearances by a number of other DC characters.

It’s this story which adds more of the light to this episode. As funny as Lobo is it’s seeing Roy confronted about his feelings for Artemis and exclaiming it’s tough being a dad in a room full of mums which really bring the laughs here.

Lobo is a great addition to the show. He’s as brutal as we could hope for in animated form. The fact he make sure to say the word “bastich” as often as possible also helps.

His fight sequence with Nightwing’s team is the highlight of the episode. For a split second I thought Forager had been offed only for him to reappear in his new, naked, gooey, pink form.

Lobo makes for a good distraction from everything else. But he’s little more than an obstacle of the week here. As a DC Comics fan it’s still great to see him though.

That’s the shortcoming of this episode though. It’s all great to watch but doesn’t amount to much more than a filler episode. But a good filler episode at that.

Verdict

“Home Fires” is a very quirky episode of Young Justice. It shifts focus away from the Bat family to the wider DCU but also feels oddly stunted in telling its story.

6/10

Young Justice stars Jesse McCartney, Nolan North, Stephanie Lemelin, Khary Payton, Zehra Fazal, Troy Baker and Jason Spisak. The series is directed by Christopher Berkeley and Mel Zwyer and producers by Sam Register, Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti.

The series premieres new episodes weekly via the DC Universe streaming service.


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YOUNG JUSTICE S03E08 “Triptych” review

Synopsis

As Meta-Human trafficking spreads across the United States, three very different teams of heroes seek to put a stop to it!

Review

Wow does this series know how to make a Bat fan happy. This season has already shown off baby Damian and a resurrected Jason Todd. Now we’re adding in Spoiler, Orphan, Clayface and Mad Hatter to the story.

“Triptych” is a brilliantly constructed episode. It tells us three individual stories but has them intersect thanks to tech from Jervis Tetch. Scenes featuring the Batcave and a projected Wonder Woman act as the central point where all our stories converge.

Each of the stories is individually intriguing. The first, told by Dick, features his team going up against Shade, Mist and Livewire. These scenes also feature the return of Cheshire which adds plenty of angst for Artemis.

There’s some great fight scenes during this story. It’s more of an action piece than an exploratory detective mission. When Black Lightning tells Livewire she’s never had black lightning before it gets a little cringe. I can forgive one cringe line in a good episode however.

The second story is told by Robin. Tim Drake reports to Batman that he, Spoiler, Arrowette, and Orphan were tracking Clayface disguised as Jervis Tetch in order to find the real Tetch. Though they catch up to him, the Mad Hatter escapes with a young man he was experimenting on.

This is much more of a detective story as the team track Clayface through Gotham’s streets. It’s slower paced and adds to the anthology aesthetic of the episode. The fight sequence with Clayface in the alley is still a great watch though.

At this stage we begin to piece together that there’s more going on to these stories than meets the eye. Peter David does a great job of telling three self contained stories before lifting the lid on a much bigger picture.

In the third story, Kaldur reports to Wonder Woman about a prison transport, wherein Sportsmaster escaped with a metahuman prisoner. Honestly this was the most forgettable of the three stories. Thought it does feature the return of Sportsmaster, again sure to upset the balance of Artemis.

It transpires that Sportsmaster released Shade, so that Tetch could inject him with nano-tech to make him more susceptible to manipulation. All of this was part of a metahuman trafficking ring run by industrialist Simon Stagg, who is arrested for his crimes. While in his cell, he’s visited by Shade.

The episode culminates in a worry situation for Diana who feels the teams are now crossing a line in order to make inroads with the traffickers. Her moral compass remains entirely intact and in stark contrast to the actions of the others.

The end of the episode feels very downbeat in comparison to previous entries in this season. The metahuman trafficking storyline is once again weighing heavy on our characters and with only five episodes left in this first block I feel it might only get heavier from here.

Verdict

“Triptych” is another huge Bat family episode of Young Justice. Technically another world building episode of the series it also edges the story along just enough to keep the intrigue alive.

7/10

Young Justice stars Jesse McCartney, Nolan North, Stephanie Lemelin, Khary Payton, Zehra Fazal, Troy Baker and Jason Spisak. The series is directed by Christopher Berkeley and Mel Zwyer and producers by Sam Register, Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti.

The series premieres new episodes weekly via the DC Universe streaming service.


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YOUNG JUSTICE S03E07 “Evolution” review

Synopsis

Aliens once again threaten the Earth, but with the Justice League split and scattered, only Earth’s first and greatest hero can save us!

Review

If I’ve learnt anything during the first half of Young Justice: Outsiders it’s that this show is not afraid to flex some serious muscle with its storytelling. In latest episode “Evolution” writer Brandon Vietti goes on a deep dive in to the life of Vandal Savage.

The episode is also dedicated to Miguel Ferrer, the original Savage voice actor who sadly passed away in 2017.

On the face of it “Evolution” seems like a way to subvert the story. With the Justice League off-world its left to Savage to save us all from an extraterrestrial threat. But once you peek beneath the surface this episode actually has huge ramifications for the entire Young Justice universe.

We’re introduced to two of Savage’s daughters: Cassandra and Olympia. The older sister spends much of the episode asking if the younger has read the history books on their father.

This method is used to bring the show in to some insightful flashbacks which, on first glance, are used to embellish the character and also to show off some visual flare.

But much like everything in Young Justice, there’s a lot more to these flashbacks than meets the eye.

By the end of the episode Vietti has introduced us to some huge concepts. First off it’s confirmed that Savage is a millennia old human who was granted special powers following a meteor crashing to Earth. This makes Vandal Savage the first metahuman.

Moving through history it is confirmed that Savage was several historical figures including Genghis Khan. As we move through the ages we learn that Savage has fathered many children. It’s heavily implied that all metahumans on Earth are in some way related to him. If this turns out to be true then that’s a huge revelation.

The story culminates in Savage murdering Olympia or, in his eyes, euthanising her. It’s a hugely powerful moment in an episode which is filled with powerful moments.

There’s also time for a guest appearance by Darkseid, pushing the show towards it’s Apokolips infused climax.

It adds a lot of depth to an already complex storyline but it’s also one of the most cohesive episodes of this third season.

Verdict

“Evolution” has huge ramifications for Young Justice as a franchise. It’s a bold episode which puts the focus on a villainous character who has been a constant right back to season 1 of the show.

It has some grown up moments in a story which blows the scope of the show wide open.

8/10

Young Justice stars Jesse McCartney, Nolan North, Stephanie Lemelin, Khary Payton, Zehra Fazal, Troy Baker and Jason Spisak. The series is directed by Christopher Berkeley and Mel Zwyer and producers by Sam Register, Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti.

The series premieres new episodes weekly via the DC Universe streaming service.


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