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Young Justice: Season One [Part 1]

Series Overview: In Young Justice, being a teenager means proving yourself over and over — to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately, to yourself. But what if you’re not just a normal teenager? What if you’re a teenage super hero? How much harder will it be to prove yourself in a world of super powers, super villains and super secrets? Are you ready to come of age in such a world? Are you ready for life or death rites of passage? Are you ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you’re worthy of the Justice League? That’s exactly what the members of Young Justice — Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis — will found out … whether they have what it takes to be a proven hero.

Producers:
Greg Weisman Developer / Executive producer / Writer
Brandon Vietti Executive producer / Writer

Voice Talent:
Jesse McCartney as Robin
Nolan North as Superboy, Superman
Danica McKellar as Miss Martian
Khary Payton as Aqualad
Jason Spisak as Kid Flash
Stephanie Lemelin as Artemis
Lacey Chabert as Zatanna
Crispin Freeman as Red Arrow
Kittie as Rocket
with
Bruce Greenwood as Batman
Vanessa Marshall as Black Canary
Jeff Bennett as Red Tornado
Kevin Michael Richardson as Martian Manhunter

Special thanks to incendire for screen caps


 01-02: Independence Day / Fireworks


Originally Aired: November 26, 2010

Written by Greg Weisman
Directed by Jay Oliva

Synopsis: In the premiere episode, Robin, Speedy, Aqualad and Kid Flash are finally granted access to the headquarters of the Justice League. But when that access turns out to be little more than a glorified backstage pass, Speedy walks, and the other three sidekicks go on a mission of their own…to Project Cadmus, where they make a startling discovery…

Episode Notes:

  • This two-part pilot episode, “Independence Day,” premiered as a Cartoon Network movie event on November 26, 2010.
  • In repeat airings and on the DVD release, episode two is titled, ‘Fireworks.”
  • The Young Justice team is founded in this episode, with members Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad. Sidekick Speedy declines membership.
  • Superboy’s origin is detailed in this episode. He and Miss Martian join the team by episode’s end.
  • Notable comic book character appearances include Dr. Mark Desmond (aka Blockbuster), Guardian, Dubbilex and Dr. Amanda Spence.

Guest Appearances:
René Auberjonois as Mark Desmond, aka Blockbuster
George Eads as Flash
Crispin Freeman as Guardian
Phil LaMarr as Aquaman, Dubbilex
Yuri Lowenthal as Icicle Jr.
Keith Szarabajka as Mister Freeze
Alan Tudyk as Green Arrow
Captain Cold (non-speaking appearance)
Dr. Amanda Spence (non-speaking appearance)
Killer Frost (non-speaking appearance)
Red Tornado (non-speaking appearance)

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“Fireworks”
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 03: Welcome to Happy Harbor


Originally Aired: January 21, 2011

Written by Kevin Hopps
Directed by Jay Oliva

Synopsis: After Speedy declines to join the new team, Robin, Aqualad and Kid Flash fear YOUNG JUSTICE is just a big joke…while new member Miss Martian fears there’s no room for her to be part of it. So when the four heroes and Superboy come up against Mister Twister, it looks like all their fears have just been realized…

Episode Notes:

  • Red Tornado is established as the team’s mentor, a role he established in the Young Justice comic book series.
  • The team’s cave headquarters is established in Happy Harbor, similar to the Young Justice comic book series.
  • Notable comic book character appearances include T.O. Morrow and Mister Twister (aka Brom Stikk).
  • Snapper Carr has a brief cameo this episode, and is later established as a teacher in the episode, “Targets”
  • In the comic books, Mister Twister was the first villain the original sidekicks (Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad) defeated as a team. This successful venture paved the way for the first group of Teen Titans.

Guest Appearances:
Jeff Bennett as Red Tornado, T.O. Morrow
John de Lancie as Mister Twister/Brom Stikk

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 04: Drop Zone


Originally Aired: January 28, 2011

Written by Andrew R. Robinson
Directed by Christopher Berkeley

Synopsis: On their first official assignment – a covert recon mission to the VENOM-producing island of SANTA PRISCA – THE TEAM finds itself caught in a struggle between the deadly BANE and cult leader KOBRA for possession of something far worse than they suspected.

Episode Notes:

  • Notable comic book character appearances include Bane, Korba, Mammoth and Shimmer.
  • Origin of Mammoth in this episode, as he undergoes a brutish transformation through the injection of a Venom-like drug.

Guest Appearances:
Nick Chinlund as Sportsmaster
Danny Trejo as Bane
Arnold Vosloo as Kobra
Mammoth (non-speaking appearance)
Shimmer (non-speaking appearance)

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 05: Schooled


Originally Aired: February 4, 2011

Written by Nicole Dubuc
Directed by Michael Chang

Synopsis: SUPERBOY’s anger over his non-relationship with SUPERMAN is getting out of control. He refuses to train with BLACK CANARY, and when THE TEAM faces an opponent that even the JUSTICE LEAGUE had trouble defeating, the Boy of Steel goes rogue.

Episode Notes:

  • Black Canary is established as the group’s combat trainer in this episode.
  • Notable comic book character appearances include Professor Ivo, Amazo and Bibbo Bibbowski

Guest Appearances:
Peter MacNicol as Professor Ivo, Amazo, MONQI
Bibbo Bibbowski (non-speaking appearance)

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 06: Infiltrator


Originally Aired: February 11, 2011

Written by Jon Weisman
Directed by Jay Oliva

Synopsis: Artemis faces an uphill battle trying to win over her new teammates as she tries to fill Red Arrow’s boots on a mission he initiated: saving a brilliant young scientist from the League of Shadows.

Episode Notes:

  • Artemis joins the team in this episode, introduced as Green Arrow’s niece.
  • Notable comic book character appearances include Serling Roquette, Cheshire and Black Spider

Guest Appearances:
Kelly Hu as Cheshire
Tara Strong as Serling Roquette
Alan Tudyk as Green Arrow
Keone Young as Sensei
Black Spider (non-speaking appearance)

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 07: Denial


Originally Aired: February 18, 2011

Written by Thomas Pugsley
Directed by Michael Chang

Synopsis: When the team investigates the disappearance of Kent Nelson (formerly Doctor Fate), the scientific-minded Wally West is forced to confront his disbelief in magic while battling Abra Kadabra and Klarion the Witch Boy for the ultra-powerful helmet of fate.

Episode Notes:

  • Notable comic book character appearances include Dr. Fate, Klarion The Witch Boy, Abra Kadabra and Madame Xanadu.
  • The attraction between Wally West and Artemis is established in this episode.

Guest Appearances:
Thom Adcox as Klarion The Witch Boy
Edward Asner as Kent Nelson
Jeff Glenn Bennett as Red Tornado, Abra Kadabra
Kevin Michael Richardson as Nabu
Cree Summer as Madame Xanadu
Inza Nelson (non-speaking appearance)
Teekl (non-speaking appearance)

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 08: Downtime


Originally Aired: March 4, 2011

Written by Kevin Hopps
Directed by Jay Oliva

Synopsis: After a disastrous mission with the team, Aqualad returns to Atlantis to choose between a life on the surface world … or one beneath the waves with the Aquagirl of his dreams. But other forces are at play, which may make Aqualad’s decision for him.

Episode Notes:

  • Notable comic book character appearances in Atlantis include Garth, Tula, Prince Orm, Vulko, Mera, Lagoon Boy (cameo), Coral (cameo), Beluga Boy (cameo), Lori Lemaris (cameo), Topo and Black Manta.
  • Notable Flash Family comic book character appearances include Barry Allen, Iris West-Allen, Rudy West, Mary West, Jay Garrick and Joan Garrick.
  • Other notable comic book character appearances include Alfred Pennyworth and Clayface.
  • First appearance of Paula Crock, Artemis’ wheelchair-bound mother.
  • In the comic books, Garth is the original Aqualad and Tula is the original Aquagirl. Here, both are students at Queen Mera’s Conservatory of Sorcery. And when Kaldur was chosen as Aqualad, his girlfriend Tula drifted into the arms of Garth in his absence.
  • First appearance of Black Manta, who is secretly the father of Kaldur.

Guest Appearances:
Jeff Glenn Bennett as Vulko, Alfred Pennyworth
George Eads as Barry Allen
Kelly Hu as Paula Crock
Phil LaMarr as King Orin
Yuri Lowenthal as Garth
Roger Craig Smith as Prince Orm
Kath Soucie as Queen Mera, Joan Garrick
Cree Summer as Tula, Mary West
James Arnold Taylor as Topo
Kath Soucie as Lori Lemaris (uncredited)
Yuri Lowenthal as La’gaan aka Lagoon Boy (uncredited)
Nolan North as Clayface (uncredited)
Beluga Boy (non-speaking appearance)
Coral (non-speaking appearance)
Iris West-Allen (non-speaking appearance)
Jay Garrick (non-speaking appearance)
Rudy West (non-speaking appearance)
Red Tornado (non-speaking appearance)

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 09: Bereft


Originally Aired: March 11, 2011

Written by Nicole Dubuc
Directed by Michael Chang

Synopsis: The Team finds itself wandering the desert of Bialya with no memory of the last six months – or of each other. Only Miss Martian can restore their minds and figure out what happened.

Episode Notes:

  • Notable comic book character appearances include Psimon and Marie Logan.
  • Marie Logan later appears in the episode, “Images,” in which her son Garfield (the future Beast Boy) receives a blood transfusion from Miss Martian.

Guest Appearances:
Marina Sirtis as L4
Alan Tudyk as Psimon
Danica McKellar as Marie Logan, Megan Wheeler (uncredited)

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 10: Targets


Originally Aired: September 16, 2011

Written by Andrew R. Robinson
Directed by Christopher Berkeley

Synopsis: Red Arrow’s battle to prevent the League of Shadows from inciting a war, pits him against the world’s most dangerous assassins – and allies him with someone more dangerous still. Too bad Aqualad couldn’t convince him to ask the team for help…

Episode Notes:

  • Notable comic book character appearances include Karen Beecher, Mal Duncan, Wendy  Marvin Harris, Cheshire, Lex Luthor, Mercy Graves, Sports Master, Cat Grant, and Lucas “Snapper” Carr.
  • Series Producer Greg Weisman provides the voice of Lucas “Snapper” Carr.
  • In the comic books, Lucas “Snapper” Carr served as a junior Justice League “mascot” – and later became a mentor to Young Justice.
  • Karen Beecher is better known to comic fans as Bumblebee, while her boyfriend Mal Duncan has assumed various super-heroic identities (including Guardian, Hornblower, The Herald and Vox). Both were long-standing members of the Teen Titans. Here, Karen and Mal are students at the same high school attended by Superboy and Miss Martian. Karen is on a team of cheerleaders known as The Bumblebees.
  • Comic fans may also recognize Wendy and Marvin Harris. The former “Superfriends” and Titans Tower caretakers also attend the same high school as Superboy and Miss Martian.
  • Red Arrow and Cheshire establish their tumultuous relationship, similar to the bond they shared in the comic book series.

Guest Appearances:
Nick Chinlund as Sportsmaster
Oded Fehr as Ra’s al Ghul
Kelly Hu as Cheshire
Masasa Moyo as Cat Grant, Wendy Harris, Karen Beecher
Yuji Okumoto as Tseng, Singh Manh Li, Xiaping
Kevin Michael Richardson as John Jones, Mal Duncan
Mark Rolston as Lex Luthor
Greg Weisman as Lucas Carr
Mercy Graves (non-speaking appearance)
Red Tornado (non-speaking appearance)
Sphere (non-speaking appearance)

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 11: Terrors


Originally Aired: September 23, 2011

Written by Greg Weisman
Directed by Jay Oliva

Synopsis: Batman assigns Superboy and Miss Martian to go undercover inside Belle Reve Penitentiary, a federal prison designed to house the world’s worst super-villains.

Episode Notes:

  • Notable comic book character appearances include Icicle Jr., Icicle Sr., Mister Freeze, Killer Frost, Brick, The Riddler, Hugo Strange, and Amanda Waller.
  • Miss Martian and Superboy share their first romantic kiss.

Guest Appearances:
Nolan North as Professor Ojo
Khary Payton as Brick
Dave Franco as Riddler
Yuri Lowenthal as Icicle Jr, Tommy Terror
Masasa Moyo as Cat Grant
Adrian Pasdar as Hugo Strange
Sheryl Lee Ralph as Amanda Waller
James Remar as Icicle Sr.
Sarah Shahi as Killer Frost
Keith Szarabajka as Mister Freeze
Abra Kadabra (non-speaking appearance)
Blockbuster (non-speaking appearance)
Devastation (non-speaking appearance)
Mammoth (non-speaking appearance)
Professor Ivo (non-speaking appearance)
Shimmer (non-speaking appearance)
Captain Cold (non-speaking appearance)

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 12: Homefront


Originally Aired: September 30, 2011

Written by Jon Weisman
Directed by Michael Chang

Synopsis: When The Cave itself is attacked, can Artemis and Robin – the two teens without super-powers – save the Team (or even themselves) from the unknown invaders?

Episode Notes:

  • Notable comic book character appearances include Bette Kane, Barbara Gordon, and Cheshire.
  • Both Bette Kane and Barbara Gordon are students at Gotham Academy, alongside Artemis and Dick Grayson. Bette serves as Artemis’ student liason. Longtime comic fans will recognize Bette Kane as the original Bat-Girl (later Flamebird).
  • Barbara Gordon joins Young Justice as Batgirl in season two.
  • Artemis’ family history is explored in flashback, as Cheshire (aka Jade Nguyen) is revealed as her sister.
  • Mistrust mounts within Young Justice, as evidence of a mole becomes known to the team.

Guest Appearances:
Jeff Bennett as Red Tornado, Red Torpedo
Kelly Hu as Jade Nguyen, Paula Crock
Alyson Stoner as Bette Kane, Barbara Gordon

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Visit the Young Justice Animated Series Guide for more information.


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