Month: November 2012

Cartoon Network Canada Airs First Season “Young Justice” Episodes In December 2012

Episodes from the first season of Young Justice are set to air during December 2012 on the Canadian Cartoon Network channel. The network, which launched Summer 2012 in Canada, airs Young Justice Saturdays at 10am (ET/PT) and 7:30pm (ET/PT) and Sundays at 8pm (ET/PT). The first thirteen episodes of Young Justice aired on Teletoon, an animation-based network exclusive to Canada, before moving exclusively to Cartoon Network Canada. The network is currently airing the entire 26-episode first season. December 2012 schedule details, courtesy of the network, can be found below.

Young Justice
Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/ PT) – “Coldhearted”

Wally West comes oh-so-close to fulfilling his birthday wish to finally fight alongside the Justice League. Instead, a massively disappointed Kid Flash is taken off the mission and tasked with a simple delivery job. But a few deadly surprises await the birthday boy along the way…

Young Justice
Saturday, December 8th, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/ PT) – “Image”

A covert operation against Queen Bee in Qurac forces Miss Martian to finally face her greatest fears and her biggest secrets. But will she reveal those secrets to her friends – or allow what she’s hiding to take down the entire team?

Young Justice
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/ PT) – “Agendas”

Superboy returns to Project Cadmus, where he learns the top-secret genetics lab may have created another Super-clone…

Young Justice
Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/ PT) – “Insecurity”

Red Arrow’s return undercuts Artemis’ confidence, while the team’s mission to track down Sportsmaster threatens to expose her darkest secrets.

Young Justice
Saturday, December 29th, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/ PT) – “Performance”

The Team goes undercover at the Haly International Traveling Circus to locate a thief stealing weapons technology across Europe. But a thief isn’t all they find…

Please note schedule details are subject to change without notice.

Young Justice airs Saturdays at 10am (ET/PT) and 7:30pm (ET/PT) and Sundays at 8pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network Canada. Young Justice is currently on hiatus on the American Cartoon Network station.

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Studio Confirms Delay For Upcoming “Young Justice: Legacy” Video Game

A representative for Little Orbit, the studio handling the upcoming Young Justice: Legacy video game, based on the acclaimed Cartoon Network animated series inspired by DC Comics, has confirmed the video game title is not expected to hit shelves in February 2013. Young Justice: Legacy, released by Little Orbit in conjuncture with Warner Bros. Interactive, is an Action-RPG based on the popular Young Justice animated series. The new video game will launch for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo DS and Wii. The title is now expected to arrive as early as March 2013.

According to the representative, “We are still working very hard on the game and additional content for distribution. As soon as we have something we will get it out to you. We have not announced a specific ship date as of yet and have always targeted a Q1 2013 date, which has not changed.”

Partial confirmed reason for the delay is the amount of content set to be included in the game. A substantial voice cast and amount of cut scenes were two specific reasons stated by the representative. Word of a delay leaked earlier this week through the official Facebook site for the Young Justice: Legacy video game.

Additional details on the upcoming video game, including game facts and a press release, can be found here and here. The gallery of images can also be found here.

Young Justice: Legacy will launch Early 2013 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo DS and Wii, released by Little Orbit through Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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DC Comics Releases Latest Issue Of “Young Justice” Series, Available In Print And Digitally

Young Justice #22, the latest issue of the new DC Comics title based on the current Cartoon Network animated series of the same name, arrives in comic book and hobby stores today. This issue features scripting duties by Greg Weisman with Christopher Jones providing the art. Young Justice #22 continues the six-part story-arc featuring the characters and setting from the Young Justice: Invasion second-season setting. Official details and preview pages are available below.

YOUNG JUSTICE #22


Written by: Greg Weisman
Art by: Christopher Jones
• The Invasion continues!
• Earth’s greatest heroes are kidnapped by Kylstar!
• Brainiac has Metropolis under glass and Lex Luthor’s secret weapon is on the loose!

The cover price is $2.99US. Young Justice #22 is also available same day digitally through DC Comics and Comixology.

Additional details on the Young Justice comic series can be found here.

Young Justice: Invasion, and the entire DC Nation programming block, is currently on hiatus until January 2013. Stay tuned for further updates, including exclusive Young Justice: Invasion content and more, here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Artist Christopher Jones Breaks Down Designing Brainiac For “Young Justice” Comic

The World’s Finest recently had the opportunity to interview Young Justice comic artist Christopher Jones about his design work for the famed villain Brainiac, currently appearing in the monthly Young Justice series published by DC Comics. The Young Justice comic title expands on the continuity of the acclaimed animated series of which its based, providing a more in-depth look at the characters and their world. The comic series is running a six-part “Invasion” arc, tying into the current season of the Young Justice animated series, and featuring a host of A-list heroes and villains.

Jones is no stranger to the DC Comics-inspired animated works. Not only is he the regular artist on Young Justice, but has provided artwork and even designed characters on past ‘animated’ titles such as Justice League, Justice League Unlimited and The Batman Strikes. The next issue of Young Justice, issue #22 and hitting shelves this Wednesday, brings the classic Superman foe to the forefront. Continue below for more from Jones …

[Young Justice Series Producer and comic writer Greg Weisman] had asked for a Brainiac that wasn’t as robotic-looking as the Gil Kane design from the late 1980s, preferring to get back to the look of a green alien with cybernetic implants. He just wanted an alien that looked more alien than a bald green guy – still humanoid but clearly not human.

My first pass at a design was more lean and lanky in an effort to emphasize the more intellectual nature of the character. I wanted to preserve the circular lights/nodes on the bald green head from the Silver Age version of the character, while referencing the animation designs from the DCAU (Superman, Justice League) and from Legion of Superheroes. I also wanted to reference the color scheme of the Silver Age Brainiac, while going more menacing and cyberpunk and less like an outer spece tennis ensemble. The one other design homage in the original version was the feet, which were a reference to the really uniquely-shaped feet of that 1980s robotic design. I respected Greg wanting to get away from that, but as I was quite fond of it, I wanted to reference it if I could.

This design was submitted and Greg loved the head but wanted the body to be beefier, as we were going to see Brainiac get into fist-fights with some heavy-hitter heroes. While I thought a Brainiac of this design trading blows with Superman at 8 feet tall would be plenty impressive, I was happy to take another stab at the design.

Since Greg was happy with the head, I largely left that alone although I made it slightly more square and aggressive-looking to suit the new body. I bulked up the shoulders, the arms, and the upper torso and generally tried to give Brainiac more “muscular” proportions, while trying to keep his body shapes streamlined and angular. I also redesigned the waist and hips to be more clearly a mechanical endo-skeleton, and not armor worn by a humanoid. I designed transparency into the shoulders for the same reason.

This version was approved is close to what is seen in the final comic. The only significant change is that I went back to the more rounded gauntlet shapes from the first version, and some minor surface detail.

It was a real delight to get to design a Young Justice version of such an iconic DC Comics villain!

Additional details on the Young Justice comic book series are available right here at The World’s Finest. DC Comics has recently announced the monthly Young Justice comic title will come to an end with issue #25, at the conclusion of the “Invasion” arc.

Young Justice #22, featuring Part #3 of the 6-issue “Invasion” storyline, arrives digitally and on shelves Wednesday, November 21st, 2012. Cover price is $2.99. Click here to view more artwork and content by Christopher Jones, including additional Young Justice material and much more.

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Details For “Young Justice: Invasion – Destiny Calling” DVD Bonus Episodes

Warner Home Video has provided The World’s Finest with details for bonus episodes included on the upcoming Young Justice: Invasion – Destiny Calling: Season Two, Part One DVD release, hitting shelves January 22nd, 2013. The two-disc set will include ten episodes from the second season of the acclaimed Cartoon Network series, along with three additional bonus episodes from the fan-favorite Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series. SRP for Young Justice: Invasion – Destiny Calling: Season Two, Part One is $19.97. Continue below for details on the three bonus episodes included.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
“Rise of the Blue Beetle!”

Batman and Blue Beetle team up to save an alien race from Kanjar Ro.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
“Fall of the Blue Beetle!”

Blue Beetle traces his legacy back to the original Blue Beetle, to learn why the Scarab has chosen him to share in it’s powers and become a super hero. The journey leads him to the dangerous Science Island where he battles legions of robots alongside Batman and learns the truth behind Ted Kord’s disappearance.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
“Revenge of the Reach!”

Blue Beetle is finally ready for a mission of his own and things go smoothly until he tries to deliver his captured villain to Oa, where he is attacked by the Green Lanterns! Blue’s scarab is revealed to be linked to an army of evil aliens known as the Reach–does he have the power to resist their influence?

Additional details on this DVD release, first revealed at The World’s Finest, are available here. Further package artwork is also available here.

Young Justice: Invasion – Destiny Calling: Season Two, Part One will hit shelves on January 22nd, 2013 with the suggested retail price of $19.97. The above content is also available at The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

Young Justice airs two back-to-back episodes Saturday nights starting at 9:00pm (ET) on Boomerang, with encore presentations the following Sunday at 7:00am (ET/PT). Young Justice, along with Green Lantern: The Animated Series and the DC Nation programming block, is currently set to return to Cartoon Network come January 2013.

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