I missed this week”s episode of Young Justice, but two weeks ago, they ran one that blew my mind.
Why? Because of all the characters that made an appearance in the episode “Revelaqtion”. I think at this point, enough time has passed that I can write this without spoilers.
#1. The Secret Society of Super Villains. Batman gives the team of villains which announce themselves this classic name. 7 new villians who have not previously appeared on the show.
#2. The entire JLA is needed to be seen fighting the plant creatures this group has created so that the Young Justice team can complete their covert mission. And do we get to see the entire JLA. While some only get a second or two, Zatara gets a significant appearance. We see all 16 of the members shown as the JLA at last years NYCC preview. And then the cameos start. Blue Devil. Plastic Man. Red Arrow. Green Lantern Guy Gardner. A woman I could not identify. And then Icon. My fan brain exploded. In the space of less than 1 minute of show I was shown that the universe of the Young Justice show included characters I did not know AND the Milestone universe. Sure, the Milestone universe was merged with DC a few years back, but the characters have not been used very much since the initial introduction. Icon – for those who do not know – is the Superman of the Milestone universe. After some research, the unknown woman is Rocket, also from Milestone.
#3. We get to see the whole Young Justice team in action. Some of the recent episodes have featured one or two characters in lead roles. Here we got to see all 6 members of the team. Superboy’s wolf. And let’s not forget Dr. Fate makes a surprise appearance.
#4. With the SSoSV taking the heat not only for this, but for every major event since the show started, the villain group calling itself “The Light” reveals its membership.
Joker, Wotan, Poison Ivy, Black Adam, Ultra Humanite, Atomic Skull and Count Vertigo (7)
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Green Lantern John Stewart, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Martian Manhunter, Zatara, Captain Atom, Black Canary, Green Arrow, Shazam (15 – Red Tornado was missing at the time of this episode).
Red Arrow, Blue Devil, Plastic Man, Green Lantern Guy Gardner, Rocket, Icon (6).
Robin, Kid Flash, Superboy, Aqualad, Miss Martian, Artemis, the wolf (7)
Lex Luthor, Ras Al Ghul, Vandal Savage, Queen Bee, Ocean Master, Klarion the Witch boy, the Brain (7).
A total of 7 + 15 + 6 + 7 + 7 = 42 different characters in one episode. I cannot wait for them to try to top this.
(pictures courtesy of Worlds Finest On Line)