So when during even the better second season there was discussion of “Young Justice” being cancelled already due to issues with not selling enough girl toys (seriously), fans were shocked. We voiced on forums, and twitter how stupid DC was being with this decision. We sent messages on all the social media sites for DC to not do this to prove the fanbases commitment. Even at the NJL we did a review of season 1 when it hit Netflix ( way back in episode 13 ), and have often talked our love about the series. I mean seriously, WTF DC? Why you make it so hard to love you?
For fans it also felt a bit salty what DC was doing, since at the time it live action movies were not hitting like we wanted, and the animated movies were being pumped out so much that the quality was clearly being neglected for quantity. Also it brought back bad memories of Teen Titans being cancelled on a cliffhanger, just when it was reaching a point of truly being great. All of these factors made the cancellation seem less about a lack of viewership, and even not about the stacks, but DC just being stupid and no longer knowing their audience. So when DC announced a season 3 would actually happen, we all clapped for joy, danced a jig, whipped our hair back and forth...till we found out it was only coming to DC’s stream service. Yaaaaaaayyyyy.
20 points to your Hogwarts House if you know who this awesome guy next to Superman is. Hint...he's iconic.
The stream service, remind you, that at the time did not even exist. That wanted a strong subscription base like Netflix, with not even a quarter of the content. That only had this, a “Titans” live action show definitely being planned, and a fairly high entry price for a niche limited library streaming service. This was all found out too, after the show was cancelled when Netflix was and is still Stream God and had the first 2 seasons on it already. Shade aside tho, fans were ecstatic! I mean, it seemed that our wishes were being granted by a low rent unemployed fairy godmother, but still granted nonetheless! Every time DC released a little bit more of what the upcoming series was going to bring, what characters were coming back or added, the more fans were prepared it seem to try out DC’s streaming service test run. So when the day finally happened in January, year 2019 of our lord and savior Beeboo, that Young Justice Outsiders came out for all our streaming pleasure the voice of all its fans unanimously said one thing. “Ay mane, who got a password for the DC Universe stream I can borrow real quick?”
From L to R: Katana, Geo-Force, Forager, Halo, Metamorpho, and Nightwing
Season 3 starts with a time jump that has become almost expected with Young Justice and their overarching storyline of the League and all its teams fighting the Villains group called “ The Light”. The storyline of young metas being weaponized against their will continues, and throughout it we are introduced to new characters in the series. Black Lightning who deals with issues with his powers after a fight where a young meta dies, and who he tries to become after. Halo, Forager, and Geo-force are also introduced as new characters early as the young metas who make up the Outsiders team.
Black Lightning went from "Agent Negro 47" to " New phone who dis?" Perfect example of why Black Beards Matter.
They are led now by mid 20’s Nightwing, Miss Martian, Superboy, and Arrowette, who ironically are in the exact spot their adult counterparts where at over 5 years ago with them. Which I LOVE. It’s rare in a cartoon series for the characters to actually age so clearly, especially from teen to adult. I mean Superboy went from this angsty teen upset his clone dad Superman wasn’t giving him no love. To a grown man with patience, wisdom, a job building bikes, and giving his own dad advice on things. Arrowette is living with the original to us Roy Harper, who is actually a clone, and now called Will ( long story, but not nearly as convoluted as it seems...promise). Who owns a security business ( Episode 4 dealing with his company is also one of the funniest in the whole series). Aqualad is now Aquaman ( Which if Cherry’s suggestion for MBJ to play him didn’t make sense, it definitely makes sense now) and runs the whole Justice League. It’s sad we don’t see much action from him this year honestly, but to see him go from not thinking he mattered in season 1 to being HNIC, is great. Nightwing is well, still Nightwing but has better understanding of why Batman does things the way he does. It’s all very well done, and gives moments in the new season where you see their glow up and understanding the headache their mentors had dealing with them, and it's great.
To be concluded with the final part 3 Friday ….