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âYoung Justice: Drop-Zoneâ review
Really great episode all round, I think this is what most of us have been waiting for since âIndependence Dayâ first aired back in November.
First off, I know a lot of folks thought Desmondâs transformation into Blockbuster was pretty disturbing but damn, Mammoth just took it to a whole new level of nightmare fuel. Not only do we get his skin ripping of but exposed muscle tissue and everything. You guys must have the most laid back S&P exec in history.
Back to the actual plot, this episode really sells the idea of Young Justice as the Leagueâs covert-ops team. I especially liked how the team still hasnât completely gelled yet, as befits their first official mission. Everyoneâs unsure of their roles and they donât even have a leader yet. Robinâs got a lot of natural talent and heâs probably the best suited for covert work, but he lacks the necessary maturity. I like the idea of Kaldur taking on the âburden of leadershipâ until Robinâs ready. I got to say Kaldurâs my favourite character so far and Iâm looking forward to seeing how he grows as a leader in the future.
Iâm a big supervillain geek, so this episode had a lot for me to like. Bane was very cool, a lot of writers forget Baneâs supposed to be a strategist as well as a brawler, so it was refreshing to see him playing the YJers and the Kubra Cult against each other. I also enjoyed Lord Kobra, any dude created by Jack Kirby is automatically worth looking into for me but I loved what Arnold Vosloo did with the character, supremely arrogant yet very cold and understated. Itâs easy to see how a cult of personality formed around this guy.
Sportsmaster seemed pretty left field but interesting. Iâm familiar with the character from âBatman: The Brave & The Boldâ but never expected to see him in a show like this. Still, I liked the way you guys re-imagined him as more of a mercenary then weirdo with a gimmick.
It was also very cool to see the Light again, Iâve been looking forward to seeing these guys again and it looks like their conspiracy seems to stretch across the super-criminal community. Project Cadmus, the Kobra Cult and even Professor Morrow and Mr. Twister, they seem to have their fingers in many dubious pies.
Like I said great episode that just makes my hungry for more, canât wait to see where you guys are going with this.
We're going somewhere GREAT!!
In my opinion, anyway.