“Young Justice: The Outsiders”: It’s back!

Home screen for Young Justice Outsiders (Season 3) on the DC Universe APP. Photo Credit: George Quinonez

By George Quinonez ’21

“Young Justice” truly expresses the idea of having teens as superheroes. This show exemplifies an amazing plot, outstanding character development, and animations that will blow your mind.

After three years of “Young Justice” being canceled, it was renewed for a third season in the hit series. This season is a follow up from the second season “Invasion” and how The Reach which was a group of alien conquerors, revealed the existence of the metagene. “The Outsiders”, which is the third season, talks about meta-human trafficking and “The Team” plans on stopping this world-wide issue.

In the first half of the season, Nightwing (Jesse McCartney) was on a mission with Superboy (Nolan North) and Artemis (Stephanie Lemelin). On this mission, they encounter Halo (Zehra Fazal), who is a metahuman, as well as Brion Markov (Troy Baker). “The Team” takes these new metahumans under their wings, and teach them how to control their powers. This is amazing because you see Nightwing become a mentor just like Batman was for him. It’s also astounding to see “The Team” go from fighting low-life criminals in the first season to bigger organizations.

As Halo is being mentored by both Artemis and Nightwing, she learns about abilities that she didn’t know she had. Brion is with Superboy because they have this strong connection, for Superboy was in the same position Brion was in. Superboy did not understand his powers and he was abandoned. Superboy had to learn everything from start and he only had his original team to help him. All in all, this represents how strong of a connection there is between the old members of the team and the new members of the team.

Animations for each fight scenes are terrific. You get to see each individual fight against villains that are stronger than them, which puts every hero to the test. Halo uses her new abilities against each villain she is up against which is pretty awesome because you see all sorts of colors that are within her power. Even with Superboy and knowing how strong he is, he uses his surroundings to fend off enemies.

However, some may say that each episode includes too much information. Even some information may be confusing. I beg to differ, that information is meant to help you understand what could be coming up in future episodes.

  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Producers: Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman
  • Genre: Animation, Adventure, Science Fiction