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SDCC ’10 | Peter David writing episodes of Young Justice cartoon

Young Justice

Young Justice

Peter David has announced he’s writing several episodes of Young Justice, the much-anticipated Cartoon Network series based on the DC Comics title he worked on for nearly five years.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to reconnect with the characters,” he wrote this morning on his blog, “even if there are some differences between the guys I wrote and the new incarnation. I would love to tell you all about my first episode, but I’m afraid that it’s … oh, what’s the word … Secret.

Fans of the DC Comics series, published from 1998 to 2003, will undoubtedly recognize the not-so-subtle allusion to Secret (aka Greta Hayes), the incorporeal “mist girl” introduced in the 1998 “fifth-week” one-shot Young Justice: The Secret. She, Wonder Girl and Arrowette joined the original Young Justice line-up of Robin, Superboy and Impulse.

We know from the sneak peek that the animated series will focus on a six-person team of Robin, Superboy, Kid Flash, Miss Martian, Artemis and Aqualad. However, in the words of producer Greg Weisman, that is “really just the tip of the iceberg.” The cartoon will feature a 16-member Justice League that mentors the teens plus, judging from the character sheets, appearances by characters like Speedy/Red Arrow and Mary Marvel.



So frelling coooooooool.

He could be telling us that Secret is in it. Or he could be telling us that he’s not telling us. Methinks the man’s playing with us. Oh well, best to just wait and see.

I saw Garth as Aqualad and Tempest in the preview as well. Looks like, along with Red Arrow, we’ll be getting some Adult Titans.

Does it matter?

July 25, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Clearly, Secret is in it. He even used a capital S. ;-)

i noticed in the sneak peek they’re using character designs from “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” with a few modifications (like bearded Aquaman).

I hope this series is good and takes a few pointers from Justice League/Unlimited. I liked that show a lot because it had a solid grip on characterization. I feel the storytellers knew what made each character special and would use them accordingly as the story saw fit. That way, even the really obscure heroes (like Captain Atom, Vigilante, Shining Knight, etc.) would have a chance to shine or bring out something memorable in their scenes without being too one-dimensional.

It’s exciting for me to see how the show might approach these new characters- I’ve never seen the new Aqualad/boy/teen/whatever or Artemis and I don’t know that much about the other Titans because I don’t read the comics. I hope they keep the stories focused on character and not on action or colorful explosions- after all, we’re guaranteed to see that in any superhero series.

This show has really strange continuity. Hope it turns out good. I’m going to assume that it is made for people who may be familiar with many of DC’s recent media visible properties yet may not be unfamiliar with current comic’s continuity? DC please clue us in.

think peter is doing a little of both for one he proably can not reveal too much about his first episode mostly due to some confidentlity agreement with dc and warner’s over the cartoon. and he is also hinting that maybe secret will pop up down the road for after all wonder girl is suppose to show up also. so why not secret too

Simon DelMonte

July 25, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Wow. PAD and Greg Weisman. Hard to beat this combo.

Clegane, Sandor

July 25, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Simon – yep. In particular Greg Weisman is a great writer, especially his Captain Atom with Cary Bates back in the late 80s / early 90s. He also wrote some of the best episodes of The Batman series from a few years ago.

I can’t wait to see Dick, Wally and Roy as teens, working together for the first time. And the JLA’s involvement should be cool too.


July 25, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Best news from the whole con.


July 25, 2010 at 9:16 pm

I’m so psyched for this show! It IS the same dude who designed “Crisis on Two Earths”. They made the announcement at the panel that he would be the lead design for this series. I’m totally digging the new Aqualad…

Ok, if I was on the fence before… I’m not.

Now all we need is Paul Dini and this being the rebirth of the DCAU and I’ll be giddy.

And Rose, please.

I cant wait to the new Young Justice it looks cool. I like the new Aqualad.

Hmmmmm…..What if Static Shock and Gear, make an appearance, that would awesome and also some of the least used characters…Since Static Shock was cancelled, although Static did make a appearance in Justice League and he has made a few comic book appearances.(?)

This series looks like me and Anti-CNReal people are going to enjoy it.

What? No Wonder Girl/Troia/Donna Troy??????

Not at this time, but there are plenty of other great characters, I promise.


Well I think its safe to say that alot of people are stoked about this new show. I have to admit I’ve been kind of on the fence about it myself. But hopefully this will be just as good as thier other DC animated properties. Cant wait till November. I’m still trying to figure out how/why Roy is Speedy and Red Arrow in this one.

They Should Feature Static(static shock) in numerous episodes hes great or even make him a main character
the first episode airs tomorrow/tonight(its 2:41am) excluding the pilot from nov it looks great

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