It’s been a while in the coming, but new episodes of Young Justice are returning to Cartoon Network’s schedules as of Friday, September 16th. World’s Finest report that the first new episode will be “Targets” which features Red Arrow’s continued encounters with the League of Shadows. The first new YJ episode is being shown back-to-back with a new episode of Batman The Brave and the Bold. The block starts at 6pm and Young Justice starts at 6.30pm (check your local guide for confirmed listings). Additionally, TV Shows on DVD are reporting that the second volume of the Young Justice DVD series will be available a month later on October 25th. The DVD will feature “Schooled”, “Infiltrator”, “Denial” and “Downtime”.
Congratulations are in order for Young Justice character designer Phil Bourassa who according to YJ co-producers Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman has won an Emmy for his work on the series. Vietti, in complementing Bourassa, said:
Maybe I’m a little partial, but I think Phil has raised the bar for design in action/adventure animation in the US.
In tangentially related news, DC have released a series of trailers and TV commercials to spotlight the new 52. This makes me wonder (warning: unproven conspiracy theory) if YJ and BBATB were held back to synchronise them with the launch of the publicity for the New 52. This is the 30-second ad:
Not too bad visually, but I’m not a fan of the music.