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  • TV Series: Young Justice
  • Episode: Independence Day, Part 2
  • Starring the Voices of: Jesse McCartney, Jason Spisak, Khary Payton, Danica McKellar, Stephanie Lemelin, Bruce Greenwood, Phil LaMarr and Alan Tudyk
  • Written by: Greg Weisman
  • Directed by: Sam Liu
  • Network: Cartoon Network
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Young Justice: Independence Day, Part 2

By Rob Vaux     January 14, 2011

Young Justice
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Young Justice finishes its inaugural episode in fine style, as its young protagonists face down the dangers of Cadmus and prove that they’re worthy of the title of hero. The show overcomes a number of obvious pitfalls in the midst of its slick action package; for instance, it gives the cloned Superboy his own personality, rather than making him just a teenage version of Superman. The awkwardness between the team members and their older mentors continues to bear strong dramatic fruit, as well as giving these new Teen Titans a hook that earlier incarnations lacked (they’re operating as the stealth branch of the Justice League).  Only the arbitrary introduction of Miss Martian at the end feels off: they could have either saved her for another episode or given her a bigger hand in the action. That’s a minor quibble, however, as this new animated series sets a very high opening bar.


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kinetoscope 1/14/2011 11:16:24 PM

These aired a while back and I am looking forward to seeing new episodes. My 11 year old really enjoyed the first ones.

What did you guys think of the Gotham High? The idea looked really fun.

RedHood2010 1/16/2011 5:02:53 AM

I enjoyed this 2 parter too.  Me and my 11 year old were laughing and enjoying the action.  I too felt the intro of Miss Martian was out of place.  I have to think that the adults plan on keeping an eye of Super Boy, knowing where he came from and that there still may be an issue with him turning or being controlled.  Looking forward to the next episode.

joe4306 1/16/2011 4:42:41 PM

the people in the "light" i think one is dr. light the other????.....maybe....lex luthor?????hnnnnnn

joe4306 1/16/2011 4:44:38 PM

this show is going to be great...but what happened to brave & bold????? hope we see more of that!!!



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