The new episode of Young Justice launched the second stage of the series. It is called Invasion and it features an alien invasion. It also features some new cast members and has moved a few, it seems, out of the spotlight for now. Apparently the writers of the series don’t believe in the saying “if it is not broken, don’t fix it”.
New cast members include Blue Beetle (Jaimie Reyes), Robin (Tim Drake), Batgirl (Barbra Gordon), Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark) Lagoon Boy, and Beast Boy. The original Robin has assumed the identity of Nightwing. (There was no mention of Jason Todd. Or Donna Troy for that matter.)
Gone are Aqualad, Kid Flash, Artemis, and Red Arrow. I miss them already, even if Roy was a clone. Maybe they will come back. I hope so. It would be hard to add new cast members without moving a few off stage for a time.
Zantana and Rocket have joined the Justice League. Maybe they will appear to work with their old team from time to time. Their tenture with the team was not long enough, so hopefully they will be back. Rocket just joined the team in the episode before Invasion.
Apparently five years has passed since the previous episode. It explains the tranistion of Robin to Nightwing and the appearance of the new Robin. I wonder if there will be flashbacks to events in the 5 year gap.
Lobo appeared in the first episode of this new direction and hopefully he won’t be back. I never really cared for him. A little of him goes a long way.
This new direction looks interesting.