Young Justice is an animated series based on DC comics’ various “sidekick” heroes. The series follows the adventures of Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis, all of whom have been recruited by Batman to act as the Justice League’s covert-ops team. The series was developed and is produced by Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman.
The series is not an exclusive adaptation of the DC comic title of the same name but rather draws from all across over seventy years of DC canon, particularly the original Teen Titans, the Justice League of America as well as the original Young Justice comic series.
The series premiered on the 26th of November 2010 with a one hour movie.
The following Gargoyles cast members will appear in Young Justice. They are listed in alphabetical order.
- Thom Adcox - Klarion the Witch Boy
- Ed Asner - Kent Nelson
- Jeff Bennett - Red Tornado, T.O. Morrow, Abra Kadabra, Alfred Pennyworth, Vulko, Red Torpedo, Red Volcano, Wade Eiling, Jason Bard
- Clancy Brown - King Faraday
- Keith David - Mongul
- Lacey Chabert - Zatanna
- Tim Curry - G. Gordon Godfrey
- Bill Fagerbakke - Bear
- Michael Horse - Holling Longshadow
- Gregg Rainwater - Tye Longshadow
- W. Morgan Sheppard - Sardath
- Marina Sirtis - Queen Bee, Sandra Stanyon/Mrs. Wheeler
- Kath Soucie - Queen Mera, Lori Lemaris, Joan Garrick
- Brent Spiner - Joker
- Cree Summer - Madame Xanadu, Tula, Mary West, Mattie Harcount
- Greg Weisman - Lucas Carr
Both Gargoyles and Young Justice were voice directed by Jamie Thomason.
Comic book tie in
In January 2011, the first issue of a monthly spin-off comic, in continuity to the series, was released. #0 was written by Greg Weisman and Kevin Hopps. #1-6 was written by Art Baltazar & Franco Aureliani. The art for #1-4 was provided by Mike Norton. Art, Franco and Mike also produced a YJ story for Young Justice/Batman: The Brave and The Bold Super Sampler which was released for Free Comic Book Day of May 7, 2011.
Greg Weisman and Kevin Hopps returned to writing for the comic full time as of #7, while having advised Art, Franco and Mike in terms of keeping #1-6 consistent with the continuity.
- Young Justice Volume 1: (Reprints #0-6) January 11, 2012
- Young Justice Volume 2: Training Days (Reprints #7-13)
References to Gargoyles in Young Justice
- In the episode "Revelation", Wotan shouts "fulminos venite!" before firing a bolt of lightning. This was a favorite incantation of the Archmage as well as Mysterio's in The Spectacular Spider-Man.
- Also in the episode "Revelation", when The Team is listing what Kobra-Venom has done, Superboy adds "And upgrade Wolf", referring to his pet in the context of the show, but may possibly be a reference to Wolf and what happens to him in the episode "Upgrade".
- In the episode "Humanity", Red Tornado says that he is not sure if the Team's words are accurate, but they may be true. This is reminiscent of King Arthur Pendragon's line "all things are true... few things are accurate" in "Rock & Roll".
- One of Zatanna's spells ("Erif nrub, nordluac elbbub") translates into "Fire burn, cauldron bubble", which is a quote from William Shakespeare Macbeth (Act Four, Scene One). This line was also used in the recreated scene of the play in the episode "City of Stone Part Three".
- In the episode "Misplaced," Klarion says "team work is so overrated." Thailog said the same thing in "Sanctuary."
- In issue #2, when Superboy breaks free from the illusion, he shouts, "None of this is real". This mirrors Goliath's scream "None of you are real" when he breaks free from his hallucinations in "Shadows of the Past".
- In issue #15, when Miss Martian tries to take Ocean-Master's trident with telekinesis, he asks "What sorcery is this?". Goliath said the same thing when he saw his clan in stone sleep during the day, in "Awakening Part Two".
- In "Satisfaction", Lex Luthor says "Vengeance is a sucker's game", very similar to a line uttered by David Xanatos in the episode "Leader of the Pack:" "Revenge, as they say, is a sucker's game."
- In issue #25, Queen Bee uses her ability to "control most men and some women" on Marie Logan, and in gargoyle custom, she strokes Marie's hair and brow rather than kiss her.
- Young Justice at Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
- Young Justice at the Internet Movie Database
- Young Justice Wiki at Wikia