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DVD Review – Young Justice Season 1 Volume 3

Other than season 1 volume 2, I haven’t watched any episodes of the popular DC comics based animated show, but let me say that Young Justice: Season One, Volume Three is as solid entertainment as I’d expect.  Released on February 21 the DVD collection is pretty bare bones as far as extras, but that gets you to focus on the quality episodes contained within.

Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis have become YOUNG JUSTICE – The Justice League’s secret weapon against the forces of evil. The teen heroes will take on under-the-radar missions that would be impossible for the Justice League to handle covertly. Red Tornado will be their supervisor; Black Canary will be in charge of their training and Batman will hand out their assignments.

Covering four more episodes like the last release, Bereft, Targets, Terrors and Home Front continue the excellent story telling and animation I’d expect.  What can I say?  The series is quality and entertaining for both adults and kids alike.

The art is fresh and exciting and the series can be enjoyed by kids and adults.  I came away wanting to see more and luckily I can with new episodes running now.

The series is fantastic in it mixes action but also some characterization that makes everyone unique and stand out.  It’s tons of fun to watch and the episodes very much vary even having some winks and nods for hardcore comic fans.

My only issue again is the lack of extras on the DVD.  There’s so much opportunity here to try to get new comic book fans that’s missed.  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