Catch Up With Nightwing In The First Clip From DC Universe’s ‘Young Justice: Outsiders’

DC Universe is prepared to launch on September 15, bringing comic book fans a rich library of titles from Warner Brothers’ vault including the Christopher Reeve ‘Superman’ movies, the 1970s ‘Wonder Woman’ TV show starring Lynda Carter and both the late ’80s-early ’90s ‘Batman’ movies and the Christopher Nolan trilogy (at least the first two, to start with).  But perhaps the offering that has most fans excited is the brand new third season of animated series ‘Young Justice’.  This modernized take on the ‘Teen Titans’ aired on Cartoon Network from 2010 until 2012, ending on multiple cliffhangers.  But because the Mattel ‘Young Justice’ toy line didn’t sell well, the plug was pulled, leaving fans dangling… until now.

DC Universe will roll the third season, entitled ‘Young Justice: Outsiders’, on Friday, January 4, 2019.  What a great way to kick off the New Year!  Like the first episode of Season Two, ‘Invasion’, the series jumps ahead a few years.  The new storyline revolves around metahuman trafficking, which is slightly similar to ‘Invasion”s plot.  After the climax of Season Two, the core members of The Team, Nightwing, Aqualad, Artemis/Tigress, Superboy and Miss Martian were fractured.  When the new season kicks off, Nightwing is flying solo… well, not entirely, as he has a certain familiar voice in his ear, helping him track down those exploiting young metas.  The dialogue between him and his ally also introduces a new villain that will play into the whole ‘Outsiders’ storyline.

Check out this first clip from ‘Young Justice: Outsiders’

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Yes, it appears that during the time gap, Batgirl has become Oracle.  And Nightwing mentions “Bedlam,” a reference to the villain Baron Bedlam, a neo-Nazi that tormented The Outsiders in the comics.  Nightwing’s clues lead him to the small European nation of Markovia.  We’ve already seen that some of the action in the new episodes revolves around that nation and its Prince and Princess.  In keeping with the comics, Prince Brion is transformed by Doctor Helga Jace into the seismic-powered Geo-Force.  In the comics, Brion’s half-sister Tara becomes the traitorous Teen Titan, Terra.  Tara appeared in a previously released preview, but it remains to be seen if she will walk the same dark path as her comic book source.

On ‘Young Justice’, Geo-Force will also be joined by his comic book allies Halo (reinterpreted as a dark-skinned Muslim), Katana and Metamorpho.  In the comics, Black Lightning was also a member, but on ‘Young Justice’ he is a member of the Justice League.  However, in previously released artwork, he was prominently featured, so it looks as though the show’s creators are emphasizing him, in honor of his comic role.

And then there is that massive cliffhanger.  At the end of Season Two, Vandal Savage and his criminal cohorts travel to the dismal planet of Apokolips, revealing that they were in league with Darkseid and the evil New Gods.  The younger, heroic New Gods, the Forever People popped up on ‘YJ’ in Season One.  They will return with some of their older allies.

DC Universe is available to pre-order before it launches for $74.99/year or $7.99/month.

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.

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