Young Justice is an American animated television series created by Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti for Cartoon Network. The series follows the lives of teenaged heroes who are members of a covert operations team that takes orders from the Justice League. The series debuted on January 7, 2011 with a two-week reairing of the first two episodes, which originally aired as an hour-long special on November 26, 2010. After an extended hiatus starting in 2013, Warner Bros. Animation announced the show's return for a third season on November 7, 2016.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||26||January 7, 2011||April 21, 2012|
|2||20||April 28, 2012||March 16, 2013|
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.
|1||1||"Independence Day"||Jay Oliva||Greg Weisman||January 7, 2011||101|
After helping Batman, Aquaman, Flash, and Green Arrow take down Mr. Freeze, Killer Frost, Captain Cold, and Icicle Jr; Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, and Speedy are brought to the Hall of Justice. Speedy is disappointed that they can't become members of the Justice League and walks out after admitting to the other three sidekicks that the Justice League's real base is orbiting the planet. While the Justice League are called away by Zatara to help in preventing Wotan from blotting out the sun, Robin, Aqualad, and Kid Flash break into Cadmus (which was on fire at the time) and find that it is being run by Mark Desmond and the Genomorphs in the building's sub-levels. While there, the sidekicks find a clone of Superman known as Superboy and are captured.Note: On November 26, 2010, Cartoon Network aired the episode as a special "world premiere".
|2||2||"Fireworks"||Sam Liu||Greg Weisman||January 14, 2011||102|
After escaping captivity, Robin, Aqualad, and Kid Flash free Superboy from Cadmus' control. Desmond arrives and drinks the Blockbuster Formula which transforms him into Blockbuster. When Blockbuster is defeated by Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, and Superboy, the Justice League arrive. Despite disobeying orders, Batman recognizes the young heroes accomplishments and (with some helpful convincing from Superboy) forms them into its own team that works for the Justice League.
|3||3||"Welcome to Happy Harbor"||Jay Oliva||Kevin Hopps||January 21, 2011||103|
|Under the false belief that Red Tornado is testing them, the group faces off against Mister Twister who is attacking Happy Harbor. It turns out that the robot piloting the Mister Twister armor was controlled by Bromwell Stikk from an undisclosed location to test it out for T. O. Morrow who commented to Bromwell that he was lucky it wasn't him testing the armor.|
|4||4||"Drop-Zone"||Christopher Berkeley||Andrew R. Robinson||January 28, 2011||104|
|Despite lacking a clear leader, the Team is assigned its first mission by Batman. They later get caught in the middle of a war between Bane's gang and the Cult of the Kobra (who are assisted by Cadmus' operative Sportsmaster) over the production of the drug Venom.|
|5||5||"Schooled"||Michael Chang||Nicole Dubuc||February 4, 2011||105|
|Superboy's nonexistent relationship with Superman takes its toll on him, as he ignores Black Canary's training and becomes more angry and irrational. Things get worse when the team faces Professor Ivo's Amazo, a threat which even taxed the Justice League.|
|6||6||"Infiltrator"||Jay Oliva||Jon Weisman||February 11, 2011||106|
|Speedy (now Red Arrow) rescues Dr. Serling Roquette from the League of Shadows who had kidnapped her and forced her to make the FOG program for them. Newcomer heroine Artemis must prove herself to the team while protecting Dr. Roquette from the League of Shadows (a mission brought to them by Red Arrow) as she prepares to make a program to counter the FOG.|
|7||7||"Denial"||Michael Chang||Thomas Pugsley||February 18, 2011||107|
|The Team is sent to the Tower of Fate by Red Tornado to find Kent Nelson and prevent the helmet of Doctor Fate from falling into the hands of Abra Kadabra and Klarion the Witch Boy.|
|8||8||"Downtime"||Jay Oliva||Kevin Hopps||March 4, 2011||108|
|Aqualad travels home to Atlantis to reevaluate whether he should continue leading the Team or living with Tula below the ocean's surface.|
|9||9||"Bereft"||Michael Chang||Nicole Dubuc||March 11, 2011||109|
|The Team discover that they have forgotten the last six months of their lives, including each other and a final fateful mission in Bialya. The Team turns to Miss Martian to recover their memories, before it is too late for Superboy.|
|10||10||"Targets"||Christopher Berkeley||Andrew R. Robinson||September 16, 2011||110|
|While in Taipei, Aqualad aids Red Arrow in preventing Cheshire from assassinating Lex Luthor (who is assisting in a peace effort between General Singh Manh Li of Northern Rhelasia and Prime Minister Tseng of Southern Rhelasia). Superboy and Miss Martian (adopting the names Conner Kent and Megan Morse, respectively) begin their first day of school|
|11||11||"Terrors"||Jay Oliva||Greg Weisman||September 23, 2011||111|
|After the Terror Twins are defeated and sent to Belle Reve, Batman has Superboy and Miss Martian disguise themselves as them in order to infiltrate Belle Reve.|
|12||12||"Homefront"||Michael Chang||Jon Weisman||September 30, 2011||112|
|Robin and Artemis find that Mount Justice itself has been attacked by two "relatives" of Red Tornado named Red Inferno and Red Torpedo.|
|13||13||"Alpha Male"||Jay Oliva||Thomas Pugsley||October 7, 2011||113|
|Batman sends the Team (and their replacement "den-mother" Captain Marvel) to India to investigate bizarre reports of armed animals attacking human beings, where they discover that Brain has been conducting experiments with the Venom drug on the fauna.|
|14||14||"Revelation"||Michael Chang||Kevin Hopps||October 14, 2011||114|
|When plant monsters attack major cities around the world, Batman assigns the Team a dangerous task: taking out the plant monsters' masters, the Injustice League (consisting of the Joker, Count Vertigo, Poison Ivy, Atomic Skull, Wotan, Black Adam, and Ultra-Humanite). In the end, it is revealed that the Injustice League is a "fall guy" meant to distract the heroes from discovering who is really behind recent events which turns out to be The Light (consisting of Vandal Savage, Ra's al Ghul, Lex Luthor, the Bialyan Queen Bee, Ocean Master, Brain, and Klarion the Witch Boy) are finally revealed.|
|15||15||"Humanity"||Matt Youngberg||Greg Weisman||October 21, 2011||115|
|The Team and Zatanna are on the hunt for Red Tornado, determined to find out once and for all whether the robot was the mole.|
|16||16||"Failsafe"||Jay Oliva||Nicole Dubuc||November 4, 2011||116|
|During an alien invasion, the Team face the ultimate challenge when they are forced to replace the fallen Justice League. However, the Team later learns that the invasion was a mental training simulation containing an unwinnable scenario held by Martian Manhunter, and Miss Martian's unexpectedly powerful psychic talents caused them all to forget that the experience was a simulation.|
|17||17||"Disordered"||Michael Chang||Andrew R. Robinson||November 11, 2011||117|
|Still traumatized by the training exercise that went wrong, the Team attempt to work through their feelings with Black Canary. Meanwhile, Superboy's pet Sphere comes to the attention of the people who previously possessed it called the Forever People.|
|18||18||"Secrets"||Jay Oliva||Peter David||November 18, 2011||118|
|Artemis and Zatanna go to Manhattan for a girls' night after learning that Superboy and Miss Martian are a couple. While out, they get chased by a dangerous psychopath named Harm. Meanwhile, Wally, Megan, and Conner attend a Halloween party at Megan's and Conner's school.|
|19||19||"Misplaced"||Michael Chang||Greg Weisman||March 3, 2012||119|
|When every adult on the planet disappears because of a spell cast by Klarion the Witch Boy, Wizard, Wotan, Felix Faust, and Blackbriar Thorn, only the Team, Zatanna, and Billy Batson are left to figure out what's going on.|
|20||20||"Coldhearted"||Victor Cook||Jon Weisman||March 10, 2012||120|
|Kid Flash is disappointed on his birthday when he is tasked by Batman to deliver a heart to a sick girl, while the rest of the Team is sent to join the Justice League and destroy flying fortresses causing nationwide snowstorms. He later realises that the mission was his best birthday gift.|
|21||21||"Image"||Jay Oliva||Nicole Dubuc||March 17, 2012||121|
|The Team is sent to the borders of Qurac when Queen Bee has convinced President Rumaan Harjavti that Qurac and Bialya used to be one country. A covert operation against Queen Bee's forces in Qurac results in the Team encountering Garfield Logan and his mother, Marie Logan.|
|22||22||"Agendas"||Michael Chang||Kevin Hopps||March 24, 2012||122|
|At the Watchtower, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman meet with the other members of the Justice League to discuss expanding its roster. Superboy returns to Project Cadmus to investigate a rumor by Lex Luthor that the top-secret genetics lab has created another Superman clone.|
|23||23||"Insecurity"||Jay Oliva||Peter David||March 31, 2012||123|
|Red Arrow joins the Team and embarks on a mission with Kid Flash, Aqualad and Artemis to track down Sportsmaster, which results in them battling Cheshire, too. Artemis discovers that Klarion the Witch Boy, Brain, and Professor Ivo are all working together doing something to a starfish creature.|
|24||24||"Performance"||Michael Chang||Jon Weisman||April 7, 2012||124|
|The Team go undercover at the Haly International Traveling Circus to locate a thief stealing weapons technology across Europe, with Agent King Faraday suspecting that Jack Haly's circus performers are responsible. As the circus moves location, the Team encounter the thief: Parasite. Meanwhile, Robin is distracted as he reflects on his family's death and the possibility of Haly losing the circus if the thief isn't caught.|
|25||25||"Usual Suspects"||Jay Oliva & Tim Divar||Kevin Hopps||April 14, 2012||125|
|Red Arrow, Icon, Plastic Man, The Atom, and Doctor Fate are welcomed into the Justice League while Icon's protégé Rocket joins the Team. During the ceremony, the Team receives an alert about Cheshire boarding a plane. After finding the plane crashed, the group is attacked by the Riddler, Cheshire, Mammoth, and Shimmer. After winning the battle, the Team recovers a suitcase containing heavily modified Starro bio-technology.|
|26||26||"Auld Acquaintance"||Michael Chang & Lauren Montgomery||Greg Weisman||April 21, 2012||126|
|The Team learn the Justice League is brainwashed after Red Arrow tries to infect them with Starro biotech. After a fierce battle in the Watchtower, they succeed in saving them, and Savage and Klarion (who was pulling the strings on the controlled League members) flee. Robin alerts some of the other heroes to the fact that six Justice League members' (Batman, Hawkwoman, John Stewart, Martian Manhunter, Superman, and Wonder Woman) whereabouts for 16 hours while under Savage's control cannot be accounted for, leaving Batman asking the question of what they did during that time.|
The first episode of season 2 takes place after a five-year time gap, and the show is now titled, Young Justice: Invasion.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.
|27||1||"Happy New Year"||Tim Divar||Greg Weisman||April 28, 2012||201|
|After the intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo attacks the United Nations and reveals the Secretary-General Tseng as a Krolotean in disguise, Adam Strange reports that aliens have stolen Zeta technology from the planet Rann and used it to invade Earth. To make matters worse, Strange also reveals that during the missing 16 hours, the mind-controlled Leaguers attacked Rann's sector of space, making the entire League wanted criminals there. Robin (Tim Drake), Lagoon Boy, and Blue Beetle stumble upon a massive base occupied by throngs of aliens and liberate human hostages.|
|28||2||"Earthlings"||Doug Murphy||Nicole Dubuc||May 5, 2012||202|
|Superboy, Miss Martian, and Beast Boy arrive on Rann with Adam Strange to halt the Krolotean invasion at its source. Following a battle, Miss Martian incapacitates a Krolotean and uncovers the truth about what the six Justice League members did during their missing 16 hours.|
|29||3||"Alienated"||Melchior Zwyer||Kevin Hopps||May 12, 2012||203|
|Members of the Team and the League investigate a Krolotean island, but are discovered and a fight ensues, during which the enemy is revealed to be Aqualad, who left the team in anger after his best friend, Tula, died when they were unable to save her, as well as discovering that Black Manta is his father. Aqualad escapes, and a bomb planted by the enemy seemingly obliterates the island and most of the Kroloteans present. The six Leaguers accused of attacking Rimbor leave Earth to try and resolve the dispute peacefully.|
|30||4||"Salvage"||Tim Divar||Greg Weisman||May 19, 2012||204|
|Nightwing, Wally West, Jim Harper, Green Arrow, and Black Canary reach out to Red Arrow, who has fallen into despair over his failed quest to find the original Roy Harper. Superboy, Blue Beetle, Wolf, and Super Sphere track Intergang leader, Bruno Mannheim, and his lieutenant, Whisper A'Daire, to the Hall of Justice, where the criminals reanimate the four Appellaxians into one Appellaxian Golem, which then attacks a nuclear power plant.
Red Arrow returns home where Cheshire – now his estranged wife – is waiting for him. She had returned to a life of crime due to his obsession with finding the original Roy Harper, and has acquired a lead to the location of the original Roy.
|31||5||"Beneath"||Doug Murphy||Brandon Vietti||May 26, 2012||205|
|Blue Beetle tries to intercept his friend, Tye, before he boards a bus, but the boy is abducted before Jaime can reach him.
Meanwhile, Batgirl, Wonder Girl, Miss Martian and Bumblebee are en route to Bialya. The girls arrive in Bialya and learn that Psimon is active again. They discover a shipment of runaways who are being transported by plane which is guarded by Psimon, Icicle Jr., Mammoth, Shimmer, and Devastation. Alpha Team rescue the abducted teens, but Queen Bee is content, since a second shipment, which includes Tye, has already been acquired.
|32||6||"Bloodlines"||Melchior Zwyer||Peter David||June 2, 2012||206|
|A stranger appears within Mount Justice claiming to be a time traveler and the grandson of the current Flash (Barry Allen). The boy, Bart Allen/Impulse, soon gatecrashes the Garricks' wedding anniversary party and reveals his identity. The party is interrupted when they all learn that a villain called Neutron is on a rampage, and the Flash, Kid Flash, and Impulse head off to stop him. The Flashes defeat Neutron, and Impulse secretly administers a cure to Neutron's uncontrollable power. Through a nonlinear narrative, it is discovered that before Impulse embarks on his voyage to the present day, he bids farewell to Neutron, fully aware that the time travel is going to be a one-way trip. After he departs (and the events of the episode take place), Neutron reverts to normal, but is horrified to discover that the post-apocalyptic future around him remains unchanged.
Meanwhile, Red Arrow and Cheshire travel to a League of Shadows base in Tibet where they finally find the original Roy Harper.
|33||7||"Depths"||Tim Divar||Kevin Hopps & Paul Giacoppo||June 9, 2012||207|
|At Nightwing's request, Artemis rejoins the Team to help ensure the safe launch of one of Carol Ferris's communications satellites, which Black Manta has sent Aqualad and his men to destroy. The Team soon find themselves up against Aqualad, who fails to destroy the rocket, but kills Artemis with his water sword. The rocket explodes anyway, and the heroes are unable to save their fallen friend.
Nightwing and Wally meet in secret with Aqualad and Artemis (whose death was faked). Aqualad's defection from the Team and "killing" of Artemis was part of a ruse to ensure that the pair could go undercover to learn more about the Light and their Partner. Artemis is given an amulet that will disguise her looks to everyone except Nightwing, Aqualad and Wally, after which she and Aqualad leave together.
|34||8||"Satisfaction"||Doug Murphy||Greg Weisman||September 29, 2012||208|
|After recuperating in the hospital, Roy Harper seeks vengeance against Lex Luthor, who ruined his life the day when he was taken down during a stakeout on LexCorp. In exchange for his life, Luthor gives Roy a cybernetic arm to replace the one he lost. Green Arrow and Red Arrow arrive too late to avert the battle, and are informed by a satisfied Roy that he wants to go by the name Arsenal from now on. Elsewhere, Rocket hosts a bridal shower which is interrupted by Captain Cold.|
|35||9||"Darkest"||Melchior Zwyer||Jon Weisman||October 6, 2012||209|
|Aqualad, Tigress (a disguised Artemis), Icicle Jr., and the Terror Twins are sent by Black Manta to capture Blue Beetle for the Partner, but they are thwarted due to Impulse's interference. However, Kaldur's tracking device (stolen by Impulse during the fight) remotely deactivates all security at the Cave, and Aqualad's team launches another attack.|
|36||10||"Before the Dawn"||Tim Divar||Kevin Hopps||January 5, 2013||210|
|Nightwing leads the Team on a mission to rescue its members from The Light's Partner: an alien race known as the Reach. Aqualad (now affiliated with the Light) learns that teenagers have been abducted in order to test a human's ability to develop meta-human powers. Miss Martian destroys Aqualad's mind after meeting him in battle and learns that he isn't really a traitor, and learns about Artemis/Tigress. She feels terrible, unable to help Kaldur.|
|37||11||"Cornered"||Doug Murphy||Nicole Dubuc||January 12, 2013||211|
|Despero, on the advice of his majordomo, L-Ron, sets his sights on Earth's champions. He attacks the Hall of Justice while the members of the Team who used to live at the Cave are at the Hall to remove their belongings. Mal becomes the new Guardian to help in the battle.|
|38||12||"True Colors"||Melchior Zwyer||Paul Giacoppo||January 19, 2013||212|
|Bumblebee and the Atom try to remove the Scarab from Jaime's (Blue Beetle's) back but find that its defenses are too strong. Afterwards, Robin, Blue Beetle, Impulse, and Arsenal are sent undercover to investigate LexCorp's new partnership with the Reach, crop additives being tested in Smallville. However, Arsenal blows their cover and they end up fighting Black Beetle. They then meet Green Beetle, and take him back to the Justice league.|
|39||13||"The Fix"||Tim Divar||Greg Weisman||January 26, 2013||213|
|Tigress intervenes before Psimon can enter Kaldur's mind and discover their secret; she drugs him, but he discovers her true identity before passing out. She persuades Black Manta that she ought to kidnap Miss Martian in order to force her to fix the damage she has done, and Manta sends Deathstroke to accompany her. Elsewhere, Jaime convinces Green Beetle to modify his Scarab, and is ecstatic when he finds that the Scarab's voice has been silenced.|
|40||14||"Runaways"||Doug Murphy||Kevin Hopps||February 2, 2013||214|
|Four of the super-powered former Reach abductees (consisting of Virgil Hawkins, Tye Longshadow, Asami "Sam" Koizumi, and Eduardo "Ed" Dorado Jr.) escape from the League's Taos base after being put through endless metagene training exercises. Nightwing sends Blue Beetle to track them down, and Jaime reveals his secret identity to them in order to get them on his side.|
|41||15||"War"||Melchior Zwyer||Jon Weisman||February 9, 2013||215|
|At the Justice League's trial on Rimbor, Vandal Savage manipulates Mongul into taking action against the Reach.
The Justice League and Nightwing learn that something is fast approaching the Earth. As Green Beetle informs them that it is a weaponized, moon-sized satellite known as the War World which is captained by the former dictator Mongul, the Reach make contact with Mongul to persuade him to turn around – only for him to state that he is there because of them.
|42||16||"Complications"||Tim Divar||Kevin Hopps||February 16, 2013||216|
|Nightwing arrives on the War World to inquire about the Team's disappearance, but Blue Beetle covers his tracks by insisting that a boom tube opened which sucked in everyone except for himself. Meanwhile, Artemis, M'gann and Aqualad (who has been cured but is playing possum) are stalling for time to try to figure out how to save M'gann's life. Cheshire and Sports Master try to kill Aqualad and Black Manta, to avenge Artemis, but at the end, M'gann shows then the truth and they escape.|
|43||17||"The Hunt"||Doug Murphy||Brandon Vietti||February 23, 2013||217|
|Black Beetle laments the setbacks that the Reach have suffered, such as the loss of most of their fleet, while on another part of the War World, Arsenal continues to flee from the Reach's forces.
Lex Luthor encourages the runaways to rescue the Team from the Reach, and provides them with a Father Box which transports them to the War World.
|44||18||"Intervention"||Melchior Zwyer||Peter David||March 2, 2013||218|
|With the help of Green Beetle, Black Beetle is able to defeat Mongul and imprison him again. They discover that the War World key has been stolen, while in Bludhaven, the Team return to base and realize that they need to turn their attention to saving Blue Beetle.|
|45||19||"Summit"||Tim Divar||Greg Weisman||March 9, 2013||219|
|The Light call a summit with the Reach to discuss how their plans are advancing. As the tensions between the two groups begin to come to the fore, Ra's al Ghul notices the glamor charm on Tigress's neck and exposes her as Artemis, leading Deathstroke to execute both her and Kaldur. However, a hologram of Aqualad then plays which reveals to the Reach the extent of the Light's manipulations, leaving their alliance in pieces. Aqualad and Artemis then return to the team to celebrate.|
|46||20||"Endgame"||Doug Murphy||Kevin Hopps||March 16, 2013||220|
|The council of Rimbor has finally made its decision and declares the Justice League to be guilty, but Superboy and Miss Martian provide new evidence which sways their decision. Meanwhile, around the Earth, twenty Reach devices begin to damage the Earth's magnetic field, causing various types of natural disasters. They succeed in destroying them, but the surprise of a twenty-first machine in the Arctic, leads to the terrible sacrifice of Kid Flash. Note: Bart Allen/Impulse takes on Wally's role as Kid Flash and Artemis becomes Tigress full time.|