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Young Justice: More Than Just a Cancelled Kid's Show

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If you're familiar with DC Comics, you'll know it's the birthplace of some of the most world famous longest running comic book heroes in the world. Superman and Batman are the most well known, but there are many others that have thrived in the comic book world.


My access to comic books has been more limited than I would have liked, but I think this was a good thing because I approached the series Young Justice with fresh eyes and no expectations. My conclusion? It's a brilliant show! Although it was aired on Cartoon Network for 2 seasons before it was abruptly cancelled (for reasons unclear to anyone), it was a layered animated series, with nuances at many levels - a factor that appealed to a much older audience than the usual CN target age group.

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The Justice League is a group of the greatest heroes in the DC Universe, the main ones being Batman and Superman, but also including Aquaman, The Flash, Martian Man Hunter, Green Arrow, and more. Young Justice is about t…