I had been thinking about this for some time. Even if this is an Avengers forum, we often discuss other comics, including the DC ones, so it's appropriate to have a specific section for the latter. Here we can discuss the past and present DC books, and anything DC related
Thanks Shiryu! I'm to rewatch the earlier YJ episodes to refresh my memory. Somethings I do remember though is being peeved that the show was called YJ but was much closer to Teen Titans. Really the only difference I can recall is the new Aqualad and the inclusion of Superboy. I was kind of interested in the kids going to school but that idea seems to have been scrapped.
One idea I wish the would have explored was having Superboy's powers be fueled by tactile telekinesis rather than Kryptonian DNA, at least at first. From what I understand this idea was originally developed for Superman by John Byrne (how does Superman catch a falling plane and it doesn't rip apart? He's using his telekinesis to hold it together unconsciously.) This also ties into the original concept of Superman as being more mentally advanced than humans. It seems the idea was kind of ignored until Karl Kesel started writing Superboy and worked it into the story. With the second season of YJ picking up many elements of the comics though, maybe we'll see this neat idea be explored. I'm really excited about this board, btw.
I haven't really collected YJ (or harly any newer comics, for that matter) so the changes didn't bother me. I think it's a very well done series, regardless of the cast. Anyway, without Cyborg, Raven, and Starfire, it doesn't seem at all like the Teen Titans to me.
Ultron I meant the original Teen Titans. Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Aqualad, then later Speedy. So, yeah it's a bit like classic X-Men versus "new" X-Men with Storm, Colossus, Wolverine, etc.
I do like how they are interweaving elements from the comic YJ and Teen Titans and recent DC stuff to make something entirely new. I also enjoy a different take on Superboy, Ms. Martian, and I've warmed up to Aqualad. He is mature, well written, and the voice actor (Khary Payton I believe.) does a superb job. I was wondering though, what exactly can Aquaman/Aqualad do? I know Aquaman is a pop culture joke, (he talks to fish! LOL! ) But I've always seen Arthur as a guy who basically owns 2/3rds of the Earth, and that is nothing to laugh at.
Just a reminder: yesterday Shiryu created a dedicated thread for the Young Justice animated series. It's in the General section/Movies-Animated sub-section, and it's called--get ready for this--"Young Justice."
I have a question which maybe Drew can answer, if he's into the Legion of Super-Heroes. I've recently picked up the last TPB before the New 52, and the first TPB of the New 52, and I see that Luornu is now Duplicate Damsel and can split into who knows how many selves. The last I knew in the Levitz continuity (which I think is more or less what the current Legion is) she was down to her last self, with the Time Trapper killing her second body in the 80's Baxter series. So, whahappen? How'd she get this new power, or is this the Luornu from the Waid continuity?
Post by wundagoreborn on Mar 19, 2013 8:52:31 GMT -5
An item of rather obscure DC interest. I have recently been geeking out in the car to old sci-fi radio programs, particularly NBC's "X Minus 1" from the 1950s. In looking for more shows, I stumbled on this site: