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DVD Review – Young Justice Season 1 Volume 2

Young Justice Season 1 Vol 2 BoxartI’ve never seen an episode of Young Justice before.  I’ve caught glimpses of it on television and have only heard good things.  So, I jumped at the chance to check out some episodes, even if it’s the latter half of a season.  The Young Justice: Season One V. 2 DVD consists of four episodes of the animated television series with little extras.  The chance of it being recommended for me would lay on the strength of those episodes.  I have to say, what I watched was pretty damn good.

Covering four episodes, Schooled, Infiltrator, Denial and Downtime, the series follows the young super heroes as they learn from the greats.  The team made up of Robin, Superboy, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Miss Martian and Artemis all have personality that jumps off of the screen.  The episodes are all fun and see the team taking on Amazon, Chesire, Klarion the Witch Boy and Black Manta and they don’t drip with lessons of the week.

The art is fresh and exciting and the series can be enjoyable by kids and adults.  I came away wanting to see more.

The issue I have with the DVD isn’t the price (you can find it for $12 for the four episodes), it’s the lack of extras on the DVD.  There’s some trailers and that’s it.  This is a blown opportunity for Warner Bros.  Where’s the advertisement for DC comics or some free Young Justice digital comics?  There’s little cost to add these, and it’s not like the disc is stuffed with the material that’s on it.

Overall, the episodes are solid and I’d have no issues sitting a kid down to watch them.  Here’s hoping the eventual complete season one release offers a bit more in the extras area.

Disclosure: Warner Bros. provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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