Last Friday during the premiere for Green Lantern: The Animated Series, DC Entertainment and Cartoon Network released the first look at the upcoming DC Nation block of television programming that will soon be featured on the network. That’s promo video is now online and you can watch it here below.
In this video we see several upcoming piece of the DC Nation puzzle including the two confirmed television shows, clips of shorts, some celebrities doing DC Comics related things, and fans in cosplay. The video promises to be an exciting look into the world and characters of DC Comics, while also taking behind the scenes looks into comic book creation and having Nascar drivers test out the various Batmobiles. It also promises that the all encompassing “you” will be a part of it as well, with a spotlight on fans.
Young Justice Featuring the voices of Jessie McCartney, Danica McKellar, and Nolan North
Premiere Date: January 7, 2011
I think 2011 is probably the perfect time to be a comics fan. From blockbuster movies, direct-to-DVD movies, and even TV shows, people everywhere can’t seem to get enough of the superhero genre. So it should be no surprise then that along with the movie or TV show, there has to be a superhero cartoon out there. Marvel has already kicked off the new wave of cartoons with the Avengers and the soon to debut Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon. DC, not wanting to be left out in the cold, plans to bring to the table Green Lantern later in the year and just recently out their newest series, Young Justice, to the Cartoon Network.
Young Justice follows the escapades of some of the sidekicks in the DC Universe. Comprised of Robin, Kid Flash, Superboy, Aqualad, and Miss Martian, the groups struggles with working together as team, living up to the expectations, and just dealing with teenage hormones. Teen Titans they are definitely not.
In Geoff Johns‘ most recent post on DC’s The Source Blog, in which he reveals the photos of the live-action Blue Beetle test footage, Johns also talked about the upcoming Young Justice project and the debut of an all new Aqualad. He reveals that not only will this new Aqualad, who will be named Jackson Hyde, be a main character in the upcoming television show, but he will also play a large role in the current Brightest Day title.
If that is not enough information for you, then how about we talk specifics. Johns also revealed that the Aqualad character will be introduced in the Mera and Aquaman storyline in issue #4 and will “come into his own” in issue #10. Both of those issues are a good set up for the show considering they are going to be released before the show hits the airwaves. The best way to understand what kind of character Jackson is is to quote John’s, and here is how he describes the all new Aqualad: