[April Fools comedy post, none of this is real except for the fact that these are all characters fans have asked for in season 3 since it was announced. Even if it’s just a joke you can read my slow decent into madness as the list goes on. 😉
I’ve also added some commentary at the end if anyone’s curious about the hows and whys this post was made.]
Since the revival of Young Justice for a third season many fans have speculated what’s going to be happening in this new season, and just what new characters will be appearing. Well wait no longer as I have been given insider info about who is going to be showing up in season 3! It’s going to be a jam packed season with so many fan favourite characters, you just won’t believe who’s going to show up!
Season 3 is being made because of the giant outpouring of fan support for so many years, it wouldn’t be happening without that devotion from the fanbase. So to truly show their appreciation to the fans the creators are putting in all of your fan requested characters, every single one of them. These are all 100% real fan suggestions for characters to appear in season 3, all taken from when Warner Bros. announced the renewal. I’ve even been given some new artwork in advance to show off some of these new characters that are coming in season 3.
Warning: this is an image heavy post! Seriously there’s 53 images here and one gif. You’ve been warned!
I love the DC TV shows, they are right in my wheelhouse and it would take an awful lot to make me stop loving them. That being said I don’t think they are flawless masterpieces that are above criticism, because the last season of all of them was a bit shaky. Just to be clear I am talking about Arrow, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and now Supergirl, none of the other TV shows based on DC comics like Gotham, Lucifer, or iZombie. Those four shows are the ones that are all connected, Arrow, Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow are all in the same universe, and Supergirl is set in an alternate dimension which Flash travelled to for an episode. That interconnectivity has fans buzzing with excitement, heroes meeting up and crossing over has been a staple of comics for decades and doing that in TV form is a treat for fans. But I get the feeling that those treats are harming these DC shows.
*No real spoilers will be mentioned from the last seasons of all the shows*
Recently Warner Brothers finally announced the next DC animated series, Justice League Action. Bringing back Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, and a few other DC favourite voice actors, and veteran DC animation creators will be working on it, including Alan Burnett, Jim Krieg, and Butch Lukic. The series is using the currently popular 11 minute episode format and is said to be “action-packed.” Not much else is known about the series right now, but it’s enough for fans to start talking.
There seems to be a popular fan request and general hope that one of the Avengers movies will adapt the Civil War storyline from the comic. The basic reasoning is that the fans want to see Captain America and Iron Man fighting over a morally grey issue with a story that makes Cap’s side right while having Iron Man be as out of character as possible to justify his evil actions. Mainly they just want a basic excuse for heroes to fight each other. I have no love for this comic story and it does make me wince seeing fan made posters and comments about a potential movie based on it. Honestly I just don’t think it would be a good idea for a movie and wouldn’t work in the continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hopefully I can illustrate why in this post.
If you’ve been linked here by another blog, especially one purporting to be about why certain shows were cancelled, read my additions to this post at the bottom of the page. (edit Jan 2017)
Recently there was a small controversy in the animation community where fans found out that the networks don’t want girls watching the boy’s shows. Worse they don’t actively don’t care about girls. Misogynistic marketing was exposed and there was an outcry against it. This isn’t new, it’s been going on for decades and this type of misogyny is deeply engrained in our culture.
Everyone loves Batman; that’s practically an unequivocal fact now with him taking over everything from the DC comics to the movies to TV series. He sells, he sells so much, but are we reaching the point where we’re oversaturated with the character? Can we truly have too much Batman?
With the new Superman movie out there’s now more talk on the Man of Steel and the general perceived problems with the iconic character. I’d like to talk about some of those points and my thoughts on Superman. This is pretty much a stream of consciousness ramble and I would’ve liked to go more in-depth in some areas, but that didn’t happen.
Young Justice is a great show and one of the best that’s on TV at the moment, but as usual there’s one thing that’s really buggy and doesn’t really work well with everything else. This time that’s the fandom. This show is probably a perfect example of a polarised fanbase, where it seems fans take very different things away from the show, and therefore since they’re fans they complain about a lot of things that don’t seem to mesh well. Some of those things don’t even seem to be actually happening in the show. I’m going t go through some of the bigger, more sillier, comments and complaints about the show from its fans. Not all of them since I would probably need to start an entirely new site to do that and spend all day everyday updating it. Plus looking at all the fans moaning and complaining would probably drive me insane.
It just seems like one of those shows that has so much going on that the fans have grabbed the bits that they like and are ignoring the rest, then complaining about the rest when something happens. It’s a weird dichotomy that I’ve seen in smaller scale when the show started, but now that it’s halfway through season 2 the fanbase is getting more divided on liking and hating on the little things.
There always seems to be a question running throughout fandoms which seems to attract the stupider side of fans. The “who would win in a fight between X and Y?” or more accurately “which of our fandom’s is better?” It’s one of those silly contests between fans that they think makes them seem superior. I never really got the need for them but they keep popping up, “Who would in a fight between Superman and Goku?” “What’s faster the Enterprise or the Millennium Falcon” “Kirk or Picard?” (My answer to that last one is either Sisko or Sheridan, or Archer if I feel like messing with people)
Given I’ve just finished my sixth FbF review of the 90s Spider-Man cartoon I thought talk about it in general. Give some of my thoughts and opinions on it when I’m not making fun of it. I’ll run down my history with the show as well as saying some good things about it. Which I’m sure will be shocking to some people.