DC - young justice /tags/young-justice en Amethyst /characters/amethyst <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Amethyst</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:about content:encoded"><p>Though she was raised on Earth and believed herself to be a normal human girl, Amy Winston soon learned that she was actually Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld.</p><p>Princess Amaya was the daughter of the ruling House of Amethyst on Gemworld. But when she was just an infant, her House fell into chaos following the uprising of the House of Opal and its ruthless ruler, Dark Opal. Thankfully, a witch named Citrina managed to save Amethyst before Dark Opal could assassinate her, sending her to Earth to live with a human family under the assumed name of Amy Winston. When Amy turned 13, however, Dark Opal tracked down her human family and attacked, forcing Amy to learn the truth of her heritage. Amy subsequently returned to Gemworld, where she learned she’d inherited magical abilities and of the duties that fell to her in the wake of her family’s destruction. Now the daughter of two worlds, Amy is forced to balance her love for her adoptive home on Earth and her duty to the people of Gemworld as Amethyst—princess and defender of a realm she’s only beginning to understand.</p><p><br /><em><strong>For more on Amethyst's history, <a href="https://www.dcuniverse.com/mythos/amethyst/" target="_blank">visit her page on DCUniverse.com.</a></strong></em></p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-order field-type-number-integer field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Display Order:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">6</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-profile-picture field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Profile Picture:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="" resource="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Amethyst_5c40e299329fa8.64612837.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Amethyst_5c40e299329fa8.64612837.jpg" width="384" height="582" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-home-page-thumbnail field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Home Page Thumbnail:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Char_WhosWho_Amethyst_5c40e29932a054.68863122.jpg" width="368" height="768" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Type:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/character-type/individuals" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Individuals</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-alignment field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Alignment:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/alignment/heroes" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Heroes</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-information field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Information:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18540" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Occupation</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Princess</p></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div><div class="field-item odd"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18541" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Real Name</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Amy Winston</p></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">First Appearance:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-first-appearance clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-first-appearance/20721" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">First Appearance</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance-text field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Legion-of-Super-Heroes-1980-1985-298/digital-comic/T0917202985001">LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #298</a> (<span class="date-display-single" property="" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="1983-01-16T16:15:00-08:00">1983</span>)</div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-powers 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resource="/characters/amethyst" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Amethyst" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Sat, 06 Apr 2013 02:05:46 +0000 Tim Beedle 289986 at /characters/amethyst#comments DC UNIVERSE TRANSFORMS INTO DC UNIVERSE INFINITE, THE ULTIMATE COMIC BOOK SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE /blog/2020/09/18/dc-universe-transforms-into-dc-universe-infinite-the-ultimate-comic-book <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>DC UNIVERSE TRANSFORMS INTO DC UNIVERSE INFINITE, THE ULTIMATE COMIC BOOK SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">DC Publicity</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, September 18, 2020 - 08:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/dcui-logo-stacked-blue_5f6011334c8dd1.97969967.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="315" scrolling="no" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/uKNwY6jVyLk" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family:lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif;"><strong><span style="font-size:26px;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-205ed3d2-7fff-ee8f-d750-f79d1aa5d165">DC UNIVERSE TRANSFORMS INTO DC UNIVERSE INFINITE, THE ULTIMATE COMIC BOOK SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE</span></span></strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family:lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif;"><strong><span style="font-size:22px;">The Fan-First Platform Features More Than 24,000 24ֱ, Unlimited Offline Reading, Exclusive Events and More</span></strong></span></em></p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family:lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:22px;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-77eac4db-7fff-253b-c51f-783aecb1aca4"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-weight: 700; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Launching in the U.S. on January 21; Available Internationally starting Summer 2021</span></span></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif;"><span 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font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> – Calling all comic book fans to Explore the Multiverse! DC today announced the evolution of DC UNIVERSE into </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-weight: 700; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">DC UNIVERSE INFINITE, </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">a premium digital comic book service</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-weight: 700; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">set to launch on January 21, 2021. With access to more than 24,000 comic books at launch, DC UNIVERSE INFINITE subscribers will also encounter digital-first comics, exclusive access to DC fan events, as well as a steady stream of recently released comics six months after the physical versions hit store shelves. Following its initial launch, DC UNIVERSE INFINITE will begin expanding globally in SUMMER 2021.</span></span></span></span><br />  </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;text-align: justify;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-b70a60be-7fff-d153-6179-78653b5d2ea9"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">“Our fans love the platform’s robust library of comic books and, with the transformation, we will not disappoint,” said DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee. “I’m excited to share that not only will DC UNIVERSE INFINITE members still be able to read all of the great comics that they’ve enjoyed but new issues are debuting on the platform quicker than before, digital first exclusives are being created, and the members-only events will begin as soon as possible. There has never been a better time to be a DC fan!”</span></span></span></span></p> <div> </div> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif;"><span><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/09-SEP/dcui-value-prop_5f62815f3b7761.62586085.jpg" style="width: 100%;" /></span></span></span><br />  </p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;text-align: justify;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-05b66998-7fff-6350-08f0-b836cb509cdc"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">DC’s premium digital comic book platform provides members with an expanded collection of comics and Original Graphic Novels, spanning over 80 years of the DC Multiverse. Fans can also download comics, graphic novels and originals for unlimited offline reading on their favorite devices from a smartphone or tablet.</span></span></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-05b66998-7fff-6350-08f0-b836cb509cdc"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Subscribers will also have earlier access to new Digital First comics that include titles such as</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Aquaman: Deep Dive</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">s, </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Batman: Gotham Nights</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">DCeased: Hope at World’s End</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Injustice: Year Zer</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">o, </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Shazam!: Lightning Strikes</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Superman: Man of Tomorrow,</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Swamp Thing: New Roots</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> and </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Wonder Woman 84,</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> and many more.</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Also debuting on DC UNIVERSE INFINITE will be DC Universe Infinite Originals, including new comic content centered around beloved characters...stay tuned for updates!</span></span></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-05b66998-7fff-6350-08f0-b836cb509cdc"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The fan-favorite community area will be free to all registered and premium subscribers with a full calendar of events planned for 2021. Current DC UNIVERSE subscribers will not need to create a new account as their DC UNIVERSE login will transfer to DC UNIVERSE INFINITE.</span></span></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-4530db61-7fff-f99c-5269-67caa15f9bbb"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">For DC UNIVERSE subscribers who want ongoing access to premium DC originals, the special DC UNIVERSE monthly member offer to HBO MAX has been extended. In celebration of Batman Day and the announcement of DC UNIVERSE INFINITE, a special offer for eligible monthly subscribers to upgrade their service to include HBO Max for an additional $4.99 per month for a limited time is now available through October 30, 2020.</span></span></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-05b66998-7fff-6350-08f0-b836cb509cdc"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">HBO Max will be the home for premium video content that will include new DC series, key DC classics and DC UNIVERSE originals like </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Young Justice</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Seasons 1-4, </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Titans</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Seasons 1-3, </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Doom Patrol</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Seasons 1-3, and </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">DC’s Stargirl </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Season 1. Additionally, HBO Max has ordered a third season of Warner Bros. 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?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Young Justice Season 4 Gets a Title</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Official Press Release</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 10:45</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p align="center"><strong>SEASON FOUR OF <em>YOUNG JUSTICE</em> GETS A TITLE…<br /> AND IT’S PHANTASTIC!</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Exclusive 24ֱ from the Series Panel Session at<br /> DC Fandome: Explore the Multiverse</strong></p> <p>BURBANK, Calif.—<strong><em><a href="/tv/young-justice-2010" target="_blank">Young Justice</a> </em></strong>fans who couldn’t wait for season four were more than just “whelmed” at <strong>DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse</strong> on Saturday, September 12, by not only the show’s panel with the cast and producers, but also a special table read of a brand-new <em>Young Justice </em>episode performed by the series voice cast—and the reveal of the title to the new season.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/09-SEP/Young%20Justice%20Phantoms%20900_5f5bf4ee512653.56671780.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p> <p>During the <strong><em>Young Justice</em></strong> panel, executive producers <strong>Greg Weisman </strong>and <strong>Brandon Vietti</strong> exclusively confirmed the official title for the highly anticipated fourth season as <strong><em>Young Justice: Phantoms</em></strong>. Prior to this announcement, select members of the voice cast—including <strong>Jason Spisak, Khary Payton, Stephanie Lemelin, Nolan North, Denise Boutte, Danica McKellar </strong>and<strong> Crispin Freeman</strong>—teamed up for a virtual table read of a special original episode titled <em>Young Justice: FanDome. Season 3.9. Episode 1. “The Prize.”</em> Written by Weisman, the script provided an early glimpse into the new season by setting up events that eventually play out further in <em>Young Justice: Phantoms.</em></p> <p>Based on characters from DC, <em>Young Justice: Phantoms</em> is executive produced by <strong>Weisman </strong>and<strong> Vietti</strong> along with <strong>Sam Register </strong>(<em>Teen Titans GO!</em>). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the first three seasons of <em>Young Justice </em>are available on DC UNIVERSE.</p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/young-justice" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-season-4" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice season 4</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-season-four" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice season four</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-season-4-title" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice season 4 title</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-season-four-title" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice season four title</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-phantoms" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice: phantoms</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-fandome" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc fandome</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-fandome-explore-the-multiverse" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc fandome: explore the multiverse</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-fandome-young-justice-panel" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc fandome young justice panel</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-fandome-young-justice-phantoms" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc fandome young justice: phantoms</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">#dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-animation" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc animation</a>, <a href="/tags/wbtv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">WBTV</a>, <a href="/tags/warner-bros-television" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">warner bros. television</a>, <a href="/tags/wb-animation" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">wb animation</a>, <a href="/tags/warner-bros-animation" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">warner bros. animation</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/09/12/young-justice-season-4-gets-a-title" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Young Justice Season 4 Gets a Title" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Sat, 12 Sep 2020 17:45:00 +0000 Official Press Release 465564 at /blog/2020/09/12/young-justice-season-4-gets-a-title#comments Gotham Gazette: Where You Lead /blog/2020/04/13/gotham-gazette-where-you-lead <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Gotham Gazette: Where You Lead</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Joshua Lapin-Bertone</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, April 13, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Chances are, if you’re reading this column then you probably think Batman is an effective hero. That’s why we’re all here, right? The Dark Knight has saved Gotham and the world countless times, and he’s pretty darn good at it. But is he a good leader? That’s not the same thing as being a good hero. Sure, he commands the Batman Family and has trained some of the DC Universe’s greatest heroes, but training and leading aren’t the same thing. This thought recently hit me, and I decided it might be fun to look at the recent Bat-books and compare the leadership techniques of the different Batman Family members.</p><p>Damian might be an arrogant lad, but you can’t deny that the Teen Titans respect him…most of the time.  Remember, though, Damian is only 13 and he’s already leading a superteam. When I was 13, I was…well…reading the Teen Titans.  Have you ever heard someone say they would follow their leader to the depths of Hell? That’s just what happened in <em><a href="/graphic-novels/teen-titans-40" target="_blank">Teen Titans #40</a></em> when Damian convinced the Titans to take an antidote that would kill them. Their teammate Djinn was trapped in the afterlife, and the only way to save her was to temporarily die themselves.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/TeenTitans40_5e8e93be2421e1.66731617.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1078px;" /></p><p>Asking your teammates to die for you is a risky move, but Robin motivated his troops. There’s a plan to bring everyone back, but it remains to be seen if it will work. <em>Teen Titans #40</em> does end with Robin and the team flatlining, presumably stuck in Hell. I have faith that the Brat Wonder can get them out of this, but if the heroes are still dead by the end of <em>Teen Titans #41</em>, I might have to change my views on Damian’s leadership skills.</p><p>Tim Drake, who is now using the costumed alias Drake, is back with his original team Young Justice, and they’ve been keeping themselves busy. The reformed team hasn’t been together very long and they’re already a well-oiled fighting machine. Young Justice recently helped Superman defend Metropolis from the Legion of Doom in <em><a href="/comics/action-comics-2016/action-comics-1020" target="_blank">Action 24ֱ #1020</a> </em>and <em><a href="/graphic-novels/action-comics-1021" target="_blank">#1021,</a></em> and Drake’s leadership skills were on full display. Superman trusted Drake to coordinate his team, while the Man of Steel targeted the enemies. Tim also knew that protecting civilians was the bigger priority and told Young Justice to concentrate their efforts on that, trusting that Superman could save himself. Young Justice trusts Tim, and even the Man of Steel appears to hold him in high regard. (You notice there’s a lot of trust going around in general between all of these heroes—a major difference from how Damian tends to do things.)</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/IMG-5589_5e8e93d408e893.89872217.JPG" style="width: 899px; height: 475px;" /></p><p>Tim Drake knows his team, and he knows that leadership is all about strategy. In <em><a href="/graphic-novels/young-justice-14" target="_blank">Young Justice #14,</a></em> Drake ordered three of his most powerful players—Wonder Girl, Impulse and Sideways—to leave the battlefield and help Conner. Removing three fighters did put Young Justice at a disadvantage, but Tim was smart enough to know how to divide his teammates, realizing that their power was needed elsewhere.</p><p>Speaking of Boy Wonders, did everyone read the <em><a href="/graphic-novels/robin-80th-anniversary-100-page-super-spectacular-1" target="_blank">Robin 80<sup>th</sup> Anniversary Super Spectacular</a></em> that came out last month? It reinforced why Dick Grayson is one of the greatest leaders in the DC Universe. Nightwing understands that if a group is bonded as a family, they’ll perform better as a team. Writer Devin Grayson (no relation) made this her mantra when she wrote <a href="https://www.readdc.com/The-Titans-1999-2003/comics-series/7247" target="_blank">the 1999 <em>Titans </em>series.</a> Grayson was given another chance to demonstrate this thesis in the story she wrote for the Robin 80<sup>th</sup> Anniversary special. In it, the members of H.I.V.E. are reviewing footage from a recent battle with the Titans and marveling at Nightwing’s leadership skills. We told you he was one of the universe’s greatest leaders—even the villains are impressed!</p><p>Nightwing even gave the H.I.V.E. leader, Damien Darhk, a tip for good team building—having a pizza night. Is it possible that’s the secret to the Titans success? Pizza parties tend to put people in a good mood, and I’d probably be inclined to follow a leader who offered me a few slices.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/RobinGrayson_5e8e93ee366cf4.67699856.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 701px;" /></p><p>I’m going to say something that might make me unpopular: Batman needs to work on his leadership skills. Before you all start tweeting angry words at me, take a look at how he treats the Outsiders! This incarnation of the team has been together less than a year and the Dark Knight is having trouble keeping the group from imploding. In <em><a href="/comics/batman-the-outsiders-2019/batman-the-outsiders-9" target="_blank">Batman and the Outsiders #9,</a></em> Bruce’s lack of empathy causes Black Lightning to leave the team. Granted, Ra’s al Ghul is partially responsible, as he manipulated events to drive a wedge between them, but ultimately Batman couldn’t connect with Jefferson.</p><p>We could try blaming it on Black Lightning, but it wasn’t an isolated incident. Later that same issue, Batman chastises Orphan and Signal for keeping secrets from him and the duo storms off when Superman interrupts their reprimand. Batman has Cassandra and Duke’s best interests at heart, but he doesn’t know how to communicate with them. In the most recent issue, <em><a href="/graphic-novels/batman-the-outsiders-11" target="_blank">Batman and the Outsiders #11,</a></em> the Outsiders fought off a group of assassins without Batman’s help and they didn’t do too badly. The battle makes it clear—the Dark Knight has put together a great team, he just doesn’t know how to lead them.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/IMG-5591_5e8e941cb4fdc7.63085082.JPG" style="width: 750px; height: 853px;" /></p><p>Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Batman fan. I wouldn’t be writing this column if I wasn’t. But it’s important to recognize the Dark Knight’s flaws. Most people love Batman because he’s human, and being human means making mistakes and being imperfect. Batman is a master tactician, a skilled fighter, and one of the best trainers in the hero business. As a team leader though, he needs some work. Maybe a pizza night would do the trick?<br /> </p><p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Joshua Lapin-Bertone writes about TV, movies and comics for DC24ֱ.com and DCUniverse.com, is a regular contributor to the Couch Club and writes our monthly Batman column, "Gotham Gazette." Follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/TBUJosh" target="_blank">@TBUJosh.</a></em></p><p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/gotham-gazette" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gotham gazette</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-column" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman column</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman comics</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-family" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman family</a>, <a href="/tags/bat-family-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bat-family</a>, <a href="/tags/bat-books-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bat-books</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-leadership" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman leadership</a>, <a href="/tags/bruce-wayne" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bruce wayne</a>, <a href="/tags/dark-knight" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dark knight</a>, <a href="/tags/robin-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Robin</a>, <a href="/tags/damian-wayne" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">damian wayne</a>, <a href="/tags/teen-titans-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">teen titans</a>, <a href="/tags/drake" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Drake</a>, <a href="/tags/tim-drake" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">tim drake</a>, <a href="/tags/red-robin" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">red robin</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice</a>, <a href="/tags/superman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Superman</a>, <a href="/tags/action-comics-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">action comics</a>, <a href="/tags/dick-grayson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dick grayson</a>, <a href="/tags/nightwing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">nightwing</a>, <a href="/tags/titans" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">titans</a>, <a href="/tags/hive" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">h.i.v.e.</a>, <a href="/tags/damien-darhk" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">damien darhk</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-and-the-outsiders" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman and the outsiders</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-the-outsiders" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman &amp; 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?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Fast Times with Wally West and the Speed Force</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Joshua Lapin-Bertone</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>The Speed Force can be a great friend to have during these fast-paced times, but like any power source, it should be used with caution. If the Speed Force isn’t used properly, it can destroy your life. Just ask Wally West, the speedster known as the Flash. It’s been an interesting few years for Wally, across all media. <a href="/tv/the-flash-2014-present" target="_blank">His Arrowverse counterpart</a> (more on him later) has mastered the Speed Force and found inner peace, while over on <a href="/tv/young-justice-2010" target="_blank">the <em>Young Justice</em> animated series,</a> Wally’s friends (and viewers like me) <a href="http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2019/08/23/inside-outsiders-a-kid-flash-flashback" target="_blank">have struggled dealing with his apparent death.</a> As for Wally’s comic book counterpart, it would be an understatement to say that things have been rocky.</p><p>In the past few years, Wally has been erased from reality, returned to Earth only to find a world that didn’t remember him, and when he went to therapy to help him deal with some of this, he accidentally wound up killing a bunch of his friends. Yeah, it’s been a rough decade for a hero who was running strong for so long prior to that.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/WallyWestHIC_1_5e8d1e6913bef1.72905375.jpg" style="width: 698px; height: 1078px;" /></p><p>Thankfully there’s a new beginning ahead, or so we hope. If you read the <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Flash-Forward-2019/comics-series/135237" target="_blank">Flash Forward limited series</a></em> and <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/The-Flash-2016-750/digital-comic/T1616307505001" target="_blank">Flash #750,</a></em> you’d know that Wally now has godlike powers, and he’s set his sights on fixing the DC Universe’s fractured timeline. While looking through the history of the DC Universe, Wally noticed that there was some continuity hiccups between the New 52 and the current Rebirth timeline. Wally thinks it’s his job to fix the discrepancies, and that’s quite a hefty goal for someone who couldn’t control his powers last year.</p><p>Time is broken, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned from…well…any Flash comic or television episode, it’s that nothing good ever comes out of a speedster messing with the timeline. Will trying to fix things cause more damage? Wally needs a win, and although I have my doubts, I think he could land this plane. It’s been a crazy few years for the Scarlet Speedster and restoring the DC Universe would be a satisfying redemption arc. If anybody could pull this off, Wally West can.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/WallyWestFF_2_5e8d1e8aa300d2.40138098.jpg" style="width: 701px; height: 1079px;" /></p><p>This brings us to the small screen version of Wally West. Did anyone else love his return in the episode “Death of the Speed Force”? It’s been too long since we’ve seen Keiynan Lonsdale don the Kid Flash uniform, and it was glorious. Our precious Wally has done so much growing, and he’s no longer the rebellious street-racer we met back in season two. Wally seems happy now, and it’s refreshing.</p><p>Think about it, how often do we get to see our Arrowverse friends happy? Like his comic book counterpart, Wally has embraced his relationship with the Speed Force. While he fortunately hasn’t had to contend with the same tragedy as the Wally from the comics, TV Wally’s mastery of the Speed Force puts him ahead of Barry. And you know what? That’s appropriate.</p><p>During Mark Waid’s legendary run on <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Flash-by-Mark-Waid-Book-One/digital-comic/T1599600018301" target="_blank"><em>The Flash</em> in the 1990’s,</a> the concept of the Speed Force was introduced, and Wally used it to power up and push the limit of his abilities. Wally’s speedster abilities surpassed Barry’s for a time, and he was able to understand things about his power that Barry had never even fathomed.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/source-15685109a899cf7be67e4d8080f0209d861b2f27master_5e8d1ea2bcd1c2.25508372.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 600px;" /></p><p>The CW's version of Wally seems to be following that model. How unusual was it to see Wally teaching Barry about the Speed Force? The student has become the master! I wish he had stuck around longer. With his Zen attitude and connection to the Speed Force, he might have been able to realize that his sister Iris was trapped in the mirror dimension. Barry needs Wally’s guidance, especially since he keeps on making questionable decisions with his powers. I hope Keiynan Lonsdale can make a few more return appearances, because his Wally seems to have his s**t together, which is rare for young people like us in this generation. Maybe he can counsel me next?</p><p>The <em>Young Justice </em>version of Wally seems to be gone, the Arrowverse version of Wally has mastered the Speed Force, while the comics version of Wally might destroy it. Wally West’s destiny continues to be written, and the pages can’t turn fast enough.</p><p><br /><em>Flash Forward can <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Flash-Forward-2019/comics-series/135237" target="_blank">now be read in full digitally.</a> You can stream"The Death of the Speed Force" and other episodes of The Flash <a href="https://www.cwtv.com/shows/the-flash/" target="_blank">on The CW's website.</a></em></p><p><span style="letter-spacing: 0.39px; font-style: italic;">Joshua Lapin-Bertone writes about TV, movies and comics for DC24ֱ.com and DCUniverse.com, is a regular contributor to the Couch Club and writes our monthly Batman column, <a href="/blog/2020/03/13/gotham-gazette-a-batty-birthday-bonanza" target="_blank">"Gotham Gazette."</a> Follow him on Twitter at </span><a href="https://twitter.com/TBUJosh" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px; font-style: italic;" target="_blank">@TBUJosh.</a></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference 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skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mobius chair</a>, <a href="/tags/wally-west-roundup" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">wally west roundup</a>, <a href="/tags/whats-happening-with-wally-west" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">what&#039;s happening with wally west?</a>, <a href="/tags/arrowverse" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">arrowverse</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">#dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/keiynan-lonsdale" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">keiynan lonsdale</a>, <a href="/tags/wally-west-returns" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">wally west returns</a>, <a href="/tags/death-of-the-speed-force" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label 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field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/04/08/fast-times-with-wally-west-and-the-speed-force" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Fast Times with Wally West and the Speed Force" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:00:00 +0000 Joshua Lapin-Bertone 451418 at /blog/2020/04/08/fast-times-with-wally-west-and-the-speed-force#comments Amy Reeder Takes Us Back to Gemworld with Amethyst's Latest Adventure /blog/2020/02/24/amy-reeder-takes-us-back-to-gemworld-with-amethysts-latest-adventure <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Amy Reeder Takes Us Back to Gemworld with Amethyst&#039;s Latest Adventure</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Albert Ching</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, February 24, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>The first year of Wonder 24ֱ’ <em>Young Justice </em>reintroduced Gemworld and its most famous resident, Amethyst, propelling the character <a href="/comics/amethyst-2020/amethyst-1" target="_blank">to a new 12-issue <em>Amethyst</em> series</a> from writer and artist Amy Reeder, launching this week!</p><p>While Reeder is a huge fan of the original <em>Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld</em> series and the ‘80s fantasy aesthetic, she’s embracing a modern-day sensibility for an “entirely new” vision of Amethyst and the unique section of the DC Universe she inhabits. DC Nation talked to Reeder about her plans for growing Amethyst by upending her status quo…and the psychedelic visuals she has planned along the way.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/AMETHYST-1_Cv1_5e50784326acd8.97250783.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1062px;" /></p><p><strong>Anyone who follows you on social media can see your affection for Amethyst. What is it about the character that you love so much?</strong> </p><p>Princess Amethyst and Gemworld embody all the best elements of children’s fantasy from my childhood. I was born in 1980 and most of my all-time favorite cartoons came from that decade. There is something about the worldbuilding—these fantastical worlds that felt old and new all at once—that became a part of me, influencing the way I dream and see beauty. I wanted to contribute to the world that helped form mine!</p><p>I also think it’s really special that Amethyst and Gemworld exist within the DCU. We’re talking female lead, fantasy and an overabundance of purple. That is something I want to encourage and protect!</p><p>I love that the princess herself has ties to Earth. She represents us in this strange world, and we get to experience it with her. She’s an earnest 16-year-old who wants to do the right thing—the real trick is, how do you know what’s right?</p><p>Also, her name is Amy. How cool is that?</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/AMETHYST-1-3_750_5e507866ee0747.62381165.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1076px;" /></p><p><strong>Readers have seen Amethyst in <em>Young Justice</em> as of late, but this is the first solo series for the character in years. How do you see her as uniquely meaningful today?</strong> </p><p>I love this question because it’s exactly what sparked the whole plot. Amy has a “Little Miss Perfect” personality, and as a writer that’s not always easy to work with, especially with readers looking for a little more meat. How do I write a story about a princess who already has everything figured out?</p><p>For me, it made sense to take the ground out from beneath her—and that starts out literally. She returns to the Amethyst Realm and it’s torn out, her people nowhere to be found. And in her quest for answers, she learns all sorts of other things that turn her world on its head.</p><p>For me, upending the status quo seemed like the best way for readers to realistically identify with someone who has that much power over others.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/AMETHYST-1-4_750_5e507885346be8.17747634.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1076px;" /></p><p><strong>Exploring Gemworld looks to be a huge part of this. What can you share about your process in building the world?</strong></p><p>Gemworld gives me so much to work with! Reading the original series by Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn and Ernie Colon, it’s clear that almost anything goes and I’m embracing that. This is a dreamland. It’s divided up into 12 realms, all based on the birthstones, which I <em>love</em>. I’m giving each realm a different geography and a distinct look to each set of people. I have a fascination with landscapes and cultures, and with that I’m trying to create something that feels entirely new.</p><p>I’ve also done quite a bit of crystal research! Given that crystals are such a big trend these days, I thought it would be fun to amp up that angle, too. I’m paying attention to the patterns in raw crystal formation, and I’ve thrown a little bit of crystal healing in there, too. It is truly a gem-obsessed book.</p><p><strong>Gemworld is a vast and obviously colorful setting. What type of visual inspiration have you drawn from for this series?</strong> </p><p>Mostly, I’m just trying to keep my world quiet so I can listen to myself. I often have dreams with crazy visuals, and it’s tough to remember it all, but I know I’ve got libraries of psychedelic stuff stored in my brain somewhere. I just try to trust that it’s there and let it appear.</p><p>And that all stems from the visuals I loved from my childhood. If anything, I’d say I was inspired by<em> The Neverending Story</em> and <em>She-Ra</em>, <em>Return to Oz</em>, <em>The Secret of NIMH</em> and <em>Unico in the Island of Magic, </em>too.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/02-FEB/AMETHYST-1-5-6_900_5e5078a1448a23.63701086.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 692px;" /></p><p><strong>You’ve stated this series finds Amethyst “among the people.” How important is that aspect to how you approach the series and its title character?</strong> </p><p>It’s vital! Princess Amethyst is more accustomed to dealing with fellow (mostly adult) royals than she is with everyday people, but in this story, the royals turn on her. This forces her to deal with everyday people, but it turns out that slice-of-life Gemworld is actually pretty stunning. She gets to explore the world all over again, from a completely different angle.</p><p>I gave her two new teenage friends, and I think they’ll be a major highlight of the book. I’m working to make sure they don’t steal the spotlight <em>too</em> much, but it’ll be the three of them, taking on the world, each one riding a ridiculous animal, because again—no rules!<br /> </p><p><em><a href="/comics/amethyst-2020/amethyst-1" target="_blank">Amethyst #1, </a>written and illustrated by Amy Reeder, is on sale February 26 in print <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Amethyst-2020-1/digital-comic/T1974800015001" target="_blank">and as a digital download.</a></em></p><p></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/amethyst" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">amethyst</a>, <a href="/tags/amethyst-comic" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">amethyst comic</a>, <a href="/tags/new-amethyst-comic" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">new amethyst comic</a>, <a href="/tags/new-amethyst-series" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">new amethyst series</a>, <a href="/tags/amy-reeder-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Amy Reeder</a>, <a href="/tags/amy-reeder-interview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">amy reeder interview</a>, <a href="/tags/amy-reeder-amethyst" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">amy reeder amethyst</a>, <a href="/tags/amy-reeder-amethyst-interview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">amy reeder amethyst interview</a>, <a href="/tags/wonder-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">wonder comics</a>, <a href="/tags/wonder-comics-imprint" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">wonder comics imprint</a>, <a href="/tags/gemworld" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gemworld</a>, <a href="/tags/fantasy-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">fantasy comics</a>, <a href="/tags/magic" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">magic</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/dcu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dcu</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-nation-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">DC Nation</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-nation-interview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc nation interview</a>, <a href="/tags/albert-ching" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">albert ching</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/02/24/amy-reeder-takes-us-back-to-gemworld-with-amethysts-latest-adventure" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Amy Reeder Takes Us Back to Gemworld with Amethyst&#039;s Latest Adventure" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 24 Feb 2020 18:00:00 +0000 Albert Ching 450741 at /blog/2020/02/24/amy-reeder-takes-us-back-to-gemworld-with-amethysts-latest-adventure#comments Art Academy - John Timms Draws Young Justice's Superboy /videos/art-academy-john-timms-draws-young-justices-superboy <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Art Academy - John Timms Draws Young Justice&#039;s Superboy</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>Welcome to the DC 24ֱ Art Academy, a series of art tutorials and interviews recorded at Comic-Cons featuring many of the gifted and unique artists working for DC today. In this installment, <em>Young Justice </em>artist John Timms discusses the fundamentals of comic art and the differences between comics and animation while drawing Conner Kent.</p><p>To see more from Timms, check out his work in <em>Young Justice #12:</em> <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Young-Justice-2019-12/digital-comic/T1907600125001">https://www.readdc.com/Young-Justice-2019-12/digital-comic/T1907600125001</a></p></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/art-academy-john-timms-draws-young-justices-superboy" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Art Academy - John Timms Draws Young Justice&#039;s Superboy" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 07 Jan 2020 02:43:16 +0000 Tim Beedle 450041 at /videos/art-academy-john-timms-draws-young-justices-superboy#comments Inside Outsiders: Bring on Season 4! /blog/2019/08/30/inside-outsiders-bring-on-season-4 <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Inside Outsiders: Bring on Season 4!</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Joshua Lapin-Bertone</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, August 30, 2019 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Greetings all Outsiders! Can you believe the new season is over? What an incredible ride! I’m still trying to process everything from this week’s 3-part season finale. Speaking of which, if you haven’t seen it yet be warned, there will be <strong><u>spoilers</u></strong> in this column.</p><p>Some of my predictions came true (Hooray, <a href="/blog/2019/07/19/inside-outsiders-will-young-justice-break-the-terra-curse" target="_blank">Terra stayed loyal to the team</a><a href="http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2019/07/19/inside-outsiders-will-young-justice-break-the-terra-curse" target="_blank">!</a>) while others didn’t (<a href="/blog/2019/08/02/inside-outsiders-how-miss-martian-demonstrated-true-heroism" target="_blank">Megan didn’t become Harper’s foster mom</a>), but the show still manage to surprise me right up until its final moments. Geo-Force is a mad ruler! Granny has been defeated! We got our first hint at the Legion of Super-Heroes! I can go on for hours, but some of you probably have places to be. So, rather than doing that, with all cool plot threads that were set up, I thought it would be fun to make a short wish list for things I’d love to see in <em>Young Justice</em>’s fourth season.</p><p>And here’s where I remind all of you that just because this column runs on the DC site doesn’t mean I’m privy to what’s ahead. I know exactly as much about <em>Young Justice </em>season 4 as you do. Which is to say, almost nothing! That’s what makes it so much fun to speculate.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/08-AUG/source-YJ70Clip15_5d65ccca7e2302.04551599.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p><p>Anyhow, with that said, let’s get to the list!</p><p><strong><em>The Legion of Super-Heroes</em></strong></p><p>They teased us with that flight ring, and I can’t wait to see how they’ll deliver on that promise.</p><p><strong><em>Superboy and Miss Martian Wedding</em></strong></p><p>We’ve seen them do this “will they or won’t they” dance since season 1, and this year we finally saw the couple get engaged! A wedding would be a great way to open up season 4, and a great excuse to get all the characters (including ones we haven’t seen in a long time) in the same place for some fun.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/08-AUG/source-YJ69Clip07_5d65cd6bf20a09.22832950.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p><p><strong><em>The Fall of the Light</em></strong></p><p>Every scene with the Light involves them smugly talking about how everything is going according to plan, even their defeats. It’s been years, so it would be great to see the Team finally wipe those self-important smiles off their faces.</p><p><strong><em>More Lian Harper</em></strong></p><p>The toddler Lian Harper was one of the most adorable things we saw on screen this season, and she must be protected at all costs. She lit up every scene she was in, and I can’t wait to see more of her.</p><p><strong><em>A Happy Ending for Markovia</em></strong></p><p>It was downright tragic to see Brion become a tyrant ruler of Markovia and turn his back on his friends. I hope he’ll calm down in season 4 and get some emotional closure with Halo.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/08-AUG/source-YJ67Clip24_5d65cde1f15956.34942668.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p><p><strong><em>Big Barda and Mister Miracle</em></strong></p><p>An interesting seed was planted when Superman saved Big Barda. How awesome would it be to follow that up by introducing Mister Miracle and giving us the awesome husband-wife superhero adventures we deserve?</p><p><strong><em>Forager Goes to School</em></strong></p><p>We saw Fred Bugg reveal his true form to his classmates during the ending montage. I want to see what Forager’s high school life will be like now that the student body knows he’s an alien bug. You could base the entire season off of that and I’d never get bored.</p><p>That’s my wish list! Honestly, even if none of these things happen, I’m fairly confident that season 4 is going to kick butt. The writers and producers of <em>Young Justice</em> have a great batting average, so whatever they come up with is sure to leave us all feeling whelmed.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/08-AUG/source-YJST17506_5d65ce53b42630.66124843.jpg" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px; width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p><p>For all of us fans who thought <em>Young Justice </em>was never coming back, this season felt like a gift. So, I’ve decided to give back by holding my own award ceremony in this column. Pretend there’s a red carpet here…and without further ado, allow me to present the Inside Outsiders 2019 Awards.</p><p><strong>Best New Character:</strong> Forager aka Fred Bugg with two G’s.</p><p><strong>Biggest Surprise: </strong>Helga Jace’s villainous monologue. We suspected she was evil…but dang, that was really something else! </p><p><strong>Most Heartbreaking Line:</strong> “Our dad hits us” from Harper Row.</p><p><strong>Most Evil Moment:</strong> Dr. Jace lying to Violet and telling her she was dying, sending her on a depression cycle.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/08-AUG/source-YJ68Clip24_5d65d101dd6d87.05148382.jpg" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px; width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p><p><strong>Most Tragic Death:</strong> Baby Lobo being smooshed by papa Lobo in the post-credits scene. Why Lobo?! WHY!?</p><p><strong>Cutest Couple Award:</strong> Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon! They’re endgame!</p><p><strong>Inappropriate Kiss Award:</strong> Artemis and Will. Ewwwwww, that’s your brother-in-law!</p><p><strong>Arguing with Yourself Award:</strong> Khary Payton as Black Lightning and Kaldur.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/08-AUG/source-YJ67Clip15_5d65d159046455.91938289.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p><p><strong>Best Easter Egg:</strong> The entire “Doom Patrol GO!” sequence from “Nightmare Monkeys.”</p><p><strong>Most Obscure Easter Egg: </strong>Including Nikolas Stofka, a young Markovian from an obscure 1980’s <em>Outsiders</em> backup story. </p><p>The final category is the <strong>MVP Award</strong>, and the winner is…all of you, the <em>Young Justice</em> viewers and <em><a href="/tags/inside-outsiders" target="_blank">Inside Outsiders</a></em> readers!</p><p>You may not realize it, but all of this couldn’t have happened without you! Showrunners Greg Weisman and Branon Vietti have said multiple times that the show was able to return for a third season because of the intense reaction from fandom—that means you! Not only that, but the social media posts, binge-watching and fan conversations helped get the show renewed for a fourth season. You all deserve this award…this could never have happened without you! Did you like how this season turned out? If you did, then be proud of yourself because you helped make that happen!</p><p>Thank you for joining me for <em>Inside Outsiders</em> and letting me share my intense <em>Young Justice</em> fandom with all of you. This has been an amazing place to celebrate the show every week, and I look forward to bringing it back in one form or another when we return for season 4. Until then…stay whelmed, everyone!</p><p><br /><em><a href="/tv/young-justice-2010" target="_blank">Young Justice: Outsiders</a> is now available to stream in full on DC Universe. Not yet a member? <a href="https://www.dcuniverse.com/join/" target="_blank">Click here to subscribe now.</a></em></p><p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Joshua Lapin-Bertone writes about TV, movies and comics for DC24ֱ.com and DCUniverse.com, is a regular contributor to the Couch Club and writes our monthly Batman column, <a href="/blog/2019/07/25/gotham-gazette-the-bat-and-the-cat-are-back" target="_blank">"Gotham Gazette."</a> Follow him on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/TBUJosh" target="_blank">@TBUJosh.</a></em></p><p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/inside-outsiders" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">inside outsiders</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-outsiders" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice: outsiders</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-outsiders-finale" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice: outsiders finale</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-outsiders-finale-review" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice: outsiders finale review</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-outsiders-finale-breakdown" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice: outsiders finale breakdown</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-outsiders-column" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice: outsiders column</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-column" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice column</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-review" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice review</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-season-3" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice season 3</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-season-three" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice season three</a>, <a href="/tags/light" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">light</a>, <a href="/tags/the-light" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">the light</a>, <a href="/tags/outsiders" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">outsiders</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">#dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-animation" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc animation</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-season-4" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice season 4</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-season-4-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice season 4 preview</a>, <a href="/tags/what-will-we-see-on-young-justice-season-4" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">what will we see on young justice season 4?</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2019/08/30/inside-outsiders-bring-on-season-4" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Inside Outsiders: Bring on Season 4!" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 30 Aug 2019 17:00:00 +0000 Joshua Lapin-Bertone 447820 at /blog/2019/08/30/inside-outsiders-bring-on-season-4#comments Young Justice: Outsiders - DC Universe - All Episodes Now Available /videos/young-justice-outsiders-dc-universe-all-episodes-now-available <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Young Justice: Outsiders - DC Universe - All Episodes Now Available</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>Get comfy. The entire season of Young Justice: Outsiders is now available to binge, only on DC Universe. Join today: <a href="https://yourdcu.com/yjobinge2" target="_blank">https://yourdcu.com/yjobinge2</a></p><p>Watch. Read. Shop. Connect. </p><p>#WeAreAllOutsiders #DCUYoungJustice #DCUniverse</p></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/young-justice-outsiders-dc-universe-all-episodes-now-available" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Young Justice: Outsiders - DC Universe - All Episodes Now Available" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 29 Aug 2019 04:20:06 +0000 Tim Beedle 447865 at /videos/young-justice-outsiders-dc-universe-all-episodes-now-available#comments Inside Outsiders: A Kid Flash Flashback /blog/2019/08/23/inside-outsiders-a-kid-flash-flashback <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Inside Outsiders: A Kid Flash Flashback</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Joshua Lapin-Bertone</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, August 23, 2019 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>I don’t know how your childhoods were, but I always looked forward to a trip to grandma’s house. I was always greeted with a loving hug, warm cookies and I never had to worry about being enslaved by the Anti-Life Equation. (My grandmother hadn’t learned how to unlock it yet.) This week on <em>Young Justice: Outsiders</em>, the Justice League tried to storm Granny’s Orphanage and found themselves brainwashed within minutes. The Team followed to try and rescue Halo, but the results were similar. Why do people keep going to Granny’s house? Don’t they remember what happened to Dick and Jefferson in “Unknown Factors”?</p><p>We’re one episode away from the three-part season finale, and this was quite a cliffhanger to end on. I’m a bit tired of examining the pessimistic scenarios where the Team might fail, so this week, I’m going to take a break from that to focus on the positive. You might be saying, “Josh, the Team has lost and Granny Goodness now controls the world. What is positive about that…unless…omigosh…is Granny controlling you too?”</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/08-AUG/source-YJ69Clip03_5d5f34255f3f61.79069082.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p><p>No, I haven’t been enslaved by the Anti-Life Equation. I swear. (My grandmother never unlocked it, remember?) There is something positive in this episode, and it’s all thanks to Nightwing’s fever.</p><p>I’m not crazy for celebrating Nightwing’s fever—hear me out! During their battle on Granny’s Orphanage, Nightwing’s fever caused him to hallucinate an extended tribute to season one…and it was awesome! If you’re a longtime <em>Young Justice</em> viewer, you were probably grinning ear to ear as the Team was seen in their old costumes, spouting their classic catchphrases (It’s been too long since we’ve gotten a good “Hello Megan!”). The soundtrack even played the original theme music. But that wasn’t the part that got everyone’s attention. Nightwing’s fever dream featured Wally West, the original Kid Flash, back in action fighting alongside his friends. No offense Bart, because you’re a great Kid Flash, but I’ve really missed Wally.</p><p>Eventually Dick snapped back to reality, and we were once again reminded that Wally was gone. That moment hurt, but it was nice. When Artemis and Dick embraced over their mutual grief for Wally, I was holding back tears. The pair have both been trying to put Wally’s death behind them in their own way, while the fans have been dealing with it in their own way. The animated version of Wally West may not be a real person, but he was a character we watched grow and the fans emotionally connected with him. He may have been fictitious, but the emotions fans felt during his death scene were not. But the flipside of that is we were also able to feel real joy from Dick’s fever dream and seeing Wally again.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/08-AUG/source-YJOnline867sjw1_5d5f34d3d427a7.01760445.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p><p>I’ve spoken in this column before about <a href="/blog/2019/07/19/inside-outsiders-will-young-justice-break-the-terra-curse">my tendency to live in denial</a><a href="http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2019/07/19/inside-outsiders-will-young-justice-break-the-terra-curse" target="_blank">,</a> and that’s where I’ve been with Wally’s death. He’s a speedster who disappeared and how many times has that happened in the comics with the speedster showing up alive later? It’s practically a Flash rite of passage! There was no corpse, and anybody who’s a superhero fan knows that means a revival is probably coming. The producers, writers, voice actors and fictitious characters have all said he’s dead, but despite that, I keep on expecting Wally to come back when we least expect it. Maybe I need to come to terms with the fact that Wally is gone, just like Artemis and Nightwing have.</p><p>It’s been two years in the show’s universe since Wally disappeared (I’m still hesitant to say died), and it looks like Artemis has dealt with her grief and is getting ready to move on. She and her (now single) brother-in-law Will have been making eyes at each other, and it looks like something might be happening there.</p><p>Nightwing has avoided processing Wally’s death, which made Will uncomfortable in the episode “Private Security.” Dick called Will “Wally,” which made their mission even more awkward than it already was. The fever dream we got this week was a great way for Dick to process his feelings regarding Wally once and for all.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/08-AUG/source-YJOnline866sjwk_5d5f3466b28b61.61091203.jpg" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px; width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></p><p>So, Dick’s dealt with it, Artemis has dealt with it, but there’s somebody who hasn’t—Brucely the dog! At the end of this week’s episode, he was seen resting by the hologram memorial of his former master, and earlier this season the pup was snuggled up with a Kid Flash doll.</p><p>Maybe I have something in common with this fictitious dog, and I need to accept that Wally isn’t coming back. But even if he’s not coming back, that doesn’t mean I can’t celebrate his memory, much like Dick did with his dream. So, let’s binge those old episodes again, and laugh at some of Wally’s funniest moments. Good night Kid Flash, you were a brave soldier.</p><p>What do you think my fellow Outsiders? Is it time to let Wally go, or am I giving up on the possibility of a revival too easily? Tweet your thoughts at me, and be sure to report back next week as we digest the events of the season finale event!<br /> </p><p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Young Justice: Outsiders airs exclusively on DC Universe. <a href="https://www.dcuniverse.com/join/" target="_blank">Subscribe now and catch new episodes every Tuesday!</a></em></p><p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Joshua Lapin-Bertone writes about TV, movies and comics for DC24ֱ.com and DCUniverse.com, is a regular contributor to the Couch Club and writes our monthly Batman column, <a href="/blog/2019/07/25/gotham-gazette-the-bat-and-the-cat-are-back" target="_blank">"Gotham Gazette."</a> Follow him on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/TBUJosh" target="_blank">@TBUJosh.</a></em></p><p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/inside-outsiders" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">inside outsiders</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-outsiders-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice outsiders</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-outsiders" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice: outsiders</a>, <a href="/tags/outsiders" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">outsiders</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-outsiders-column" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice: outsiders column</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-outsiders-review" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice: outsiders review</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-column" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice column</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-recap" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice recap</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-review" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice review</a>, <a href="/tags/wally-west" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">wally west</a>, <a href="/tags/kid-flash" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">kid flash</a>, <a href="/tags/wally-west-death" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">wally west death</a>, <a href="/tags/is-wally-west-really-dead" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">is wally west really dead</a>, <a href="/tags/wally-west-alive" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">wally west alive</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-flashback" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice flashback</a>, <a href="/tags/young-justice-dream" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young justice dream</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">#dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-animation" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc animation</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/joshua-lapin-bertone" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joshua lapin-bertone</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2019/08/23/inside-outsiders-a-kid-flash-flashback" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Inside Outsiders: A Kid Flash Flashback" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:00:00 +0000 Joshua Lapin-Bertone 447707 at /blog/2019/08/23/inside-outsiders-a-kid-flash-flashback#comments