Young Justice: Season 1 (2010 - 2011)


Season 1
Young Justice

Critics Consensus

With its compelling storylines, well-drawn characters, and surprisingly poignant moments, Young Justice proves that these heroic adolescents belong in the league of outstanding superhero cartoons.



Critic Ratings: 10


Audience Score

User Ratings: 9
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Air date: Nov 26, 2010
Air date: Nov 26, 2010
Air date: Jan 21, 2011
Air date: Jan 28, 2011
Air date: Feb 4, 2011
Air date: Feb 11, 2011
Air date: Feb 18, 2011
Air date: Mar 4, 2011
Air date: Mar 11, 2011
Air date: Sep 16, 2011
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Being a teenager means having to prove yourself to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately, to yourself. But what if you're not a normal teenager? What if you're a teenage super hero?

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Critic Reviews for Young Justice Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

Young Justice goes one further by echoing the modern approach and its emphasis on smaller story arcs making up a larger series. It's a natural transition for a show that emphasizes the narrative over all else.

Feb 15, 2019 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

Perhaps the most notable thing about the series, however, was that it packed a massive emotional punch when it wanted. There are genuine deaths in the show, along with moments of loss, grief, and tragedy.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a great watch on its own, but really only essential Batman watching if you want to see another facet of the oft-adapted character.

Jul 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Some of the best animation and storytelling ... makes Young Justice a modern classic.

Jul 3, 2018 | Full Review…

The characters are already nailed down, the personalities and the way they interact. Great stuff here, true to comics.

Jul 3, 2018 | Full Review…

More than just a riveting season finale, the episode boosts Savage's threat and reveals that for 16 hours during their infection, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and three other Leaguers all went missing.

Jul 3, 2018 | Full Review…

It was a clever concept that was pretty well executed: above-average animation; intriguingly different takes on a few familiar characters; and the promise of even better editions to come.

Jul 3, 2018 | Full Review…

[The finale] all ultimately just feels anticlimactic and mildly frustrating as the showrunners are already setting up Season 2 storylines when they haven't adequately resolved all of Season 1.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The storytelling in Young Justice has plenty of imagination, and the characters provide dependable touchstones for young viewers -- the impatient speedster, the sly computer hacker, the stoic strongman.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Die-hard DC fans will enjoy a fresh take on the universe with a new take on many of the characters.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Young Justice: Season 1

  • Jul 29, 2019
    Fantastic animation and excellent characterization.
  • Apr 29, 2019
    Wonderful animation style with a great story threaded together through each episode. Bereft and Cold Hearted are amazing examples of how this show twists the usual forms of storytelling.
  • Apr 04, 2019
    Show amazing has a great plot and character development
  • Feb 25, 2019
    One of the best cartoons ever. You can watch with your kids and no one is bored.
  • Jan 27, 2019
    It's the best animated series DC comics ever made.
  • Jan 30, 2018
    A fun show that has a lot of good morrals and likable main characters. The biggest problem that I have is that the villains are a little weak, and that their plan makes no sense, but besides that they did a good job
  • Jan 06, 2018
    Young justice de los creadores Greg Weisman y Brandon Vietti nos presenta un sud equipo de la justice league formada por los protegidos de los miembros oficiales de la liga de la justicia en la tierra 16; está serie nos presenta a Robin, Aqualad, miss martian, super boy, kid flash, artemis, zatanna,y a rocket (estás últimas dos en el transcurso de la temporada) quienes Batman les asigna misiones menores o de menor magnitud para la justice league, pero estos además de las misiones se enfrentarán a problemas individuales como psicológicos o de indentidad donde intervendrá un grupo criminal llamada the light, quienes se aprovecharán de estas situaciones para conspirar en contra de la liga. Puntos buenos: Young justice no es solamente una adaptación del cómic con el mismo nombre, en realidad es una adaptación de todo el universo DC por lo que se podrá encontrar infinidades de referencias y echos que han sucedido en historias de DC, además de contar con gran número de personajes que ninguna se siente de más. Hablando sobre la trama está serie está llena de giros argumentales que te dejarán muy expectante. Puntos malos: primeramente la animación se ve muy básica, pero terminas tomando gusto aunque en algunas ocasiones puedes decir que eso se vió bastante barato y de ves en cuando se puede ver cosas un tanto fuera de sentido común pero realmente no afecta en mucho.
  • Jun 12, 2017
    The laboratory scientist lifted all the essential components/tropes of a superhero TV show, including particular names/faces of the DC Universe, and said, "There, that's my act." Unlike in the DC Universe, however, magic does not exist in ours. Lovelorn, broody teenagers get my empathy, but where's the entertainment in return? Regarding character development, Megan Martian may be the one exception, despite an especially tiresome catchphrase. ("Helloooo, Megan!", which turns out to be a mock-1980s sitcom phrase.) None of the catchphrases stick. "Feel whelmed"? "I hate monkeys"?! Give it a rest, please. The overarching drama too smells a little rotten, up close. Each filler episode pretends it's not filler, and that every single villain-of-the-week defeat somehow plays into the greater scheme of the true Injustice League. There is no substantial evidence to support these claims. They just say it, and pretend the next episode will elevate the drama. Maybe in the last six or seven episodes, that is true. Otherwise, stop kidding yourself. You're a mediocre superhero show, albeit more mature than Teen Titans. Not by much, though. I imagine Teen Titans was written for 11-year-olds, while Young Justice was written for 15-year-olds. And you know what? 11-year-olds are more fun. They can dig Yellow Submarine acid trips, Scooby Doo chase sequences, Bond-esque theme songs, anime-esque emotional displays, all the while keeping their lame romances, failed catchphrases, each small success leading the team deeper in the clutches of some villain.
  • Mar 18, 2017
    Probably one of the best show of it genre with a well structured story and character development that span over the whole season.

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