Sunday, December 5

Superheronies in Young Justice

Young Justice is new cartoon for The Cartoon Network created by Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti. Despite the title, it is not an adaptation of Todd Dezago and Todd Nauck's Young Justice series of comics, it is an adaptation of the entire DC Universe with a focus on young superheroes. It has Dick Grayson/Robin (Batman's ward), Superboy (clone of Superman), Wally West/Kid Flash (The Flash's student), and a black Aqualad (Aquaman's successor). Now, like the other shows, they add two females, some not know that much. I thought Miss Martian was made up for the series, but she first appeared in Teen Titans vol. 3, #37 (2006). The series seems to have more connections to the Justice League TV series than the Teen Titans TV series. As for the chick in green on the left, she is Artemis, which is said to be an obscure DC Comics heronie. The only one I could find was a sometime villain of Wonder Woman and anti-hero Artemis of Bana-Midghdall. She seems to be in place of Speedy, Green Arrow's sidekick or Arrowette.

In February 2010, actress Stephanie Lemelin announced that she had been cast as the voice of Arrowette for an upcoming animated adaptation of Young Justice.When the show was officially announced by Warner Brothers in April, the press release referred to the character as Artemis, indicating a change in character. Stephanie Lemelin now voices Artemis. The cartoon Artemis does indeed have Arrowtte's hair color and the color of her original costume. However, Arrowette has been confirmed to appear in the show.