Trailer Talk: Young Justice Outsiders

 

About Young Justice:

Young Justice is an American animated television series developed by Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman for Cartoon Network. Despite its title, it is not a direct adaptation of Peter David, Todd Dezago and Todd Nauck’s Young Justice comic series, but rather an adaptation of the entire DC Universe with a focus on young superheroes.

The series follows the lives of teenage superheroes and sidekicks who are members of a fictional covert operation group referred to simply as ‘the team’. Young Justice is essentially a young counterpart to the famous adult team, the Justice League. The main setting is a fictional universe apart from the previous DCAU and other continuities (designated at one point as Earth-16) during a time period in which superheroes are a relatively recent phenomenon.

After airing its second season, titled Young Justice: Invasion, the series was canceled in spring 2013. On November 7, 2016, Warner Bros. Animation announced that the series would be returning for a third season, titled Young Justice: Outsiders, which  would be released on January 4, 2019.


Trailer Thoughts:

  • Very dramatic
  • Nice animation
  • WALLY!
  • Leaving behind the hero life?
  • Explaining aay the breakbetween seasons? Nice
  • Making out while the world in ending. Classic.
  • Of course kid flash is in danger

Bookish Baking: Dean Winchester Worthy Apple Pie (Supernatural)

Okay, so, not a book, I know. so not exactly bookish. But Apple Pie is basically a requirement for any American holiday, and Supernatural is a pretty popular fandom and I’m going with it.
This recipe is adapted from various I’ve found online.
Enjoy!
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Ingredients:

  • 3-4 Large apples (I prefer Honeycrisp – Granny-Smith is also popular, but you can use any kind you prefer)
  • 1/3 cup whiskey (The alcohol bakes out, and basically every recipe I found online included it)
  • 1 T Corn starch
  • 1/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 3tbsp Cornflour
  • Pre-made pie crust and pastry sheet (or you can make your own, this recipe seems good)
  • 16 oz sugar for Caramel

 

Instructions:

Pie

  1. Peel, core and slice apples thinly (or to preference, the thinner the slice, the more cooked the apples will get)
  2. In a large pot, cook the apples over medium heat.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients, once well mixed, stir in whiskey. Add to apples.
  4. Cook down, until thick rather than liquid – whiskey should mostly cook down.
  5. Spoon apple mixture into crust, cut extra pastry sheet into a lattice and lay over the top.  If you choose to simply cover the top with the pastry sheet rather than a lattice, poke holes into the top to allow steam to escape.
  6. Brush the top with a little milk and/or butter, and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes at 370 F/190 C, or until the pastry is golden.

Caramel

  • In a small saucepan, add sugar, and just enough water to dissolve. Stir.
  • Stop stirring and leave on high heat until color is desired.
  • Add 1 T of butter  after it’s taken off of the heat and stir SLOWLY stirring quickly may pop air bubbles and lead to some extremely nasty sugar burns.
  • Let cool while out cooks, pour over the top when served.

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A Guide to: DC TV Shows – The ArrowVerse

The ArrowVerse

Definition per Wikipedia:

Arrowverse is a shared fictional universe that is centered on various television series airing on The CW and web series airing on CW Seed based on characters appearing in publications by DC Comics. The Arrowverse stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen / Green Arrow, Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / Flash, Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers / Supergirl, Megalyn Echikunwoke as Mari Jiwe McCabe / Vixen, with an ensemble cast leading Legends of Tomorrow, including Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance / White Canary, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer / Atom, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory / Heat Wave, with Victor Garber and Franz Drameh as Martin Stein & Jefferson “Jax” Jackson / Firestorm. Russell Tovey stars as Ray Terrill / The Ray.


Arrow (2012-Present)

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When presumed-dead billionaire playboy Oliver Queen returns home to Starling City after five years stranded on a remote island in the Pacific, he hides the changes the experience had on him, while secretly seeking reconciliation with his ex, Laurel. By day he picks up where he left off, playing the carefree philanderer he used to be, but at night he dons the alter ego of Arrow and works to right the wrongs of his family and restore the city to its former glory. Complicating his mission is Laurel’s father, Detective Quentin Lance, who is determined to put the vigilante behind bars.

Total Episodes: 138

1st season – Great

2nd season – fine

3rd – 4th seasons – UGGHH I don’t want to watch this.

5th season – Okay this is good again

The Flash (2014-Present)

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At 11, Barry Allen’s life changed completely when his mother died in a freak accident and his innocent father was convicted of her murder. Orphaned Barry later becomes Detective Joe West. Now a crime-scene investigator, his dedication to learn the truth about his mother’s death drives him to follow up on every new scientific advancement and urban legend. When his latest obsession – a particle accelerator heralded as a world-changing invention – causes an explosion, it creates a freak storm and Barry is struck by lightning. He awakes from a coma nine months later with the power of superspeed. When he learns that others who have gained powers use them for evil, he dedicates himself to protecting the innocent, while still trying to solve the older mystery.

Total Episodes: 92

Some of the plots are a little weak, but I think this is my favorite of the ArrowVerse.

Supergirl (2015-Present)

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At 12 years old, Kara Zor-El escapes doom on planet Krypton to find protection on Earth with the Danver family, where she grows up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learns to hide the extraordinary powers she shares with her cousin, Superman. Now an adult living in National City and working for media mogul Cat Grant, Kara finds her days of keeping her abilities a secret are over when super-secret agency head Hank Henshaw enlists her to help protect the city’s citizens from threats. Finally coming into her own, Kara must juggle her new responsibilities with her very human relationships.

Total Episodes: 65

Some people find this cheesy – and season 1 is pretty cheesy but this show is super fun. Its part of the Arrowverse, but on an Alternate Earth.

Legends of Tomorrow (2016-Present)

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`Arrow’ and `The Flash’ have some new superhero company in Sky’s lineup with the addition of `DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’. After seeing what doom the future holds, time-travelling rogue Rip Hunter realises heroes alone are not enough to prevent the impending catastrophe that threatens not only the planet, but all of time itself. Tasked with recruiting both heroes and villains, Rip brings together a ragtag team of divergent talents, which includes Sara Lance, Jay Jackson, Ray Palmer, Hawkgirl, Captain Cold and Heat Wave.

Total Episodes: 51

A super great show – though I called Rip “Rory” the entire first season. You need to watch Arrow and Flash before this though, as it uses a lot of background characters from both.

Each of these four shows have a “crossover event” each season, so watching all of them is helpful.


A Grey Area

Constantine (2014-2015)

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Demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine figured there was no longer any point in fighting the good fight since his soul belongs to the netherworld, but when demons target the daughter of one of his closest friends, Liv, he reluctantly rejoins the battle. It turns out that Liv has second sight, an ability to see other worlds and predict supernatural occurrences, a power that makes her a threat to the new evil rising from the shadows. She and Constantine take their combined skills on the road, traveling the country to find demons and send them back to hell.

Total Episodes: 13

Though not intended as part of the ArrowVerse, characters (with the same actors reprising their roles) appear in Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.

Smallville (2001-2011)

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An interpretation of the Superman story features young Clark Kent coming to grips with his emerging superpowers. He must hide his abilities from his friends, including Lana Lang, the girl of his dreams, and Lex Luthor, who will one day become Superman’s nemesis. Complicating matters is the presence of kryptonite throughout Smallville, which causes strange mutations in locals and cripples Clark.

Total Episodes: 217

Between Jimmy’s lecture to Kara in warning her away from Lena that “Clark and Lex were best friends once too.” and Midvale’s direct acknowledgement of Chloe Sullivan (who was a characters created for Smallville), while Smallville is not directly confirmed a part of Arrowverse, it feels like it could be, especially since Supergirl is an alternate earth to the other Arrowverse shows, so Smallville’s origin of characters doesn’t clash with the Arrowverse counterparts.

An Article on the Theory


Web-Series

Vixen (2015-2016)

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Based on the DC Comics character, Vixen follows the story of Mari McCabe, orphaned at a young age, as she tries to find meaning in her life. Mari finds meaning through an inherited mystical Tantu Totem that allows her to mimic the abilities of any animal that has ever lived on Earth. As part of the “Arrowverse,” Mari’s life continually crosses paths with Green Arrow, the Flash, Black Canary, Atom, and many others as she learns to use and control her powers in her quest to stop threats like those that claimed her family.

Total Episodes: 12

Freedom Fighters: The Ray (2017-Present)

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Freedom Fighters: The Ray is an American animated web series developed by Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim.

Total Episodes: 12


In-Production

Untitled Batwoman Show

  • Scheduled for 2019
  • By The CW
  • In script-development

A Guide to: DC Live-Action TV Shows

Recent/Current Shows:

Gotham (2014-Present)

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Jim Gordon is a rising detective in corrupt Gotham City, where his late father was a successful district attorney. Brave, honest and determined to prove himself, Jim hopes to return the city to the glamorous, purer version he remembers as a child. He and his partner, legendary Detective Harvey Bullock, must navigate the dirty politics of Gotham’s justice system, even as they tackle a high-profile case, the murder of billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. Gordon becomes a friend to their young orphan, Bruce.

Total Episodes: 88

This is a lot of fun as a concept and in practice. A great show, and I love tiny Bruce Wayne.

Black Lighting (2018-Present)

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CW and Greg Berlanti expand the footprint of their DC Comics universe with this exploration of the intersection between family life and being a superhero. As a younger man, Jefferson Pierce donned the suit of a vigilante and protected the streets of his city, but he believed he’d left those days in the past. He learns that life doesn’t always work out as planned when his daughter, Jennifer — a star student who is determined to achieve justice at any cost — gets recruited by a street gang. In order to protect his family, Jefferson sees no choice but to once again become Black Lightning.

Total Episodes: 13

This show, as a CW show, gets mistaken for an Arrowverse show, but it isn’t according to any official information.

It is a great show though.

Krypton (2018-Present)

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Years before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El, fights to redeem his family’s honor after the House of El is ostracized and shamed over Seg’s grandfather’s false claims of a world-killer coming to Krypton. When an attack on the government is attempted, Seg seizes an opportunity to advance himself and his family by allying with those who sentenced his grandfather to execution and destroyed his family’s name but when evidence that his grandfather’s claims were true is discovered, Seg must work within the system that discarded the House of El in order to protect their future legacy.

Total Episodes: 10

Powerless (2017)

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Emily Locke lands her dream job as director of research and development for Wayne Security in Charm City, home to superheroes, super villains and everyday citizens fed up with the collateral damage of their constant super fighting. Full of confidence and big ideas about how to make life safer for the populace, Emily quickly learns that her aspirations far exceed those of her new boss and officemates, so it is up to her to lead the team toward its full potential and the realization that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero.

Total Episodes: 12


DC Imprints:

IZombie (2015-Present)

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When over-achieving medical resident Liv Moore attends a party that turns into a zombie feeding frenzy, she ends up joining the ranks of the living dead. Determined to pass as human despite her pale appearance and newly listless demeanor, Liv forms a plan to resist her drive to consume fresh human brains by taking a job at a coroner’s office, where she can secretly snack on the brains of corpses delivered there. Soon discovering that she absorbs the memories of those she feeds on, she finds new purpose by posing as a psychic and working with a detective to help solve their murders.

Total Episodes: 58

Lucifer (2016-Present)

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Based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, this series follows Lucifer, the original fallen angel, who has become dissatisfied with his life in hell. After abandoning his throne and retiring to Los Angeles, Lucifer indulges in his favorite things (women, wine and song) — until a murder takes place outside of his upscale nightclub. For the first time in billions of years, the murder awakens something unfamiliar in Lucifer’s soul that is eerily similar to compassion and sympathy. Lucifer is faced with another surprise when he meets an intriguing homicide detective named Chloe, who appears to possess an inherent goodness — unlike the worst of humanity, to which he is accustomed. Suddenly, Lucifer starts to wonder if there is hope for his soul.

Total Episodes: 57


Upcoming Shows:

Titans 2018 Series order DC Universe
Doom Patrol 2019
Swamp Thing
Stargirl
Pennyworth Epix
Watchmen TBA Pilot order HBO

Older Shows:

Aired Seasons Network Notes Ref
Adventures of Superman 1952–1958 6 seasons Syndication 104 episodes
Batman 1966–1968 3 seasons ABC 120 episodes
Shazam! 1974–1976 CBS 28 episodes
The Secrets of Isis 1975–1976 2 seasons CBS 22 episodes;
Wonder Woman 1975–1979 ABC (season 1)
CBS (season 2–3)
3 seasons 60 total episodes
Superboy 1988–1992 4 seasons Syndication 100 episodes
Swamp Thing: The Series 1990–1993 3 seasons USA Network 72 episodes
The Flash 1990–1991 1 season CBS 22 episodes
Human Target 1992 ABC 7 episodes
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993–1997 4 seasons 87 episodes
Smallville 2001–2011 10 seasons The WB (seasons 1–5)
The CW (seasons 6–10)
218 episodes
Birds of Prey 2002–2003 1 season The WB 13 episodes
Human Target 2010–2011 2 seasons Fox and CTV 25 episodes

A Guide to: Marvel TV Shows – Animated Shows

A Guide to: Marvel TV Shows – MCU-Verse


First: My Favorites

X-Men: Evolution (2000-2003)

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A group of people discover that they have extraordinary powers and must decide whether to use them for good or for evil. The ranks of both the good and bad forces swell as more people discover their super powers, and the battle between good and evil rages.

Total Episodes: 52

Wolverine and the X-men (2009)

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Wolverine reunites the X-Men to battle against the injustices of the Mutant Response Division (MRD).

Total Episodes: 26

Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2008-2012)

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After almost losing his life in a plane crash that killed his father, teenage prodigy Tony Stark, heir to the billion-dollar corporation Stark International, honors his dad’s memory as the superhero Iron Man, his alter ego charged with protecting those who are less fortunate than him. With the help of his friends Jim “Rhodey” Rhodes and Pepper Potts, Stark uses his suit of invincible armor and his technological inventions to take on such enemies of world peace as Mandarin, Iron Monger, Crimson Dynamo, Whiplash, Mr. Fix and Count Nefaria.

Total Episodes: 52

The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (2010-2013)

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Comic-book superheroes — including Hulk, Iron Man and Thor — join forces to become the Avengers as they fight villains who have escaped from the Vault, the Cube, the Big House and the Raft. Among the villains the Avengers battle are Red Skull, Grim Reaper, Wonder Man and Cobra.

Total Episodes: 52

Spectacular Spider-Man (2008-2009)

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Teenager Peter Parker tries to juggle his two new worlds — he must learn how to use his new powers and responsibilities as Spider-Man while keeping it a secret from his high school friends and teachers. As important as school is to Peter, Spider-Man is expected to be a super hero and protect citizens from mutant lizards, an evil vulture and a cast of other villains.

Total Episodes: 26

Every Animated Marvel Show Ever:

Title Studio Original airing Network
The Marvel Super Heroes Grantray-Lawrence Animation / Marvel Comics Group 1966 Syndication
Fantastic Four Hanna-Barbera Productions / Marvel Comics Group 1967–1968 ABC
Spider-Man Grantray-Lawrence Animation (1967–1968) / Krantz Films (1968–1970) / Marvel Comics Group 1967–1970
The New Fantastic Four DePatie-Freleng Enterprises / Marvel Comics Animation 1978 NBC
Fred and Barney Meet The Thing Hanna-Barbera Productions / Marvel Comics Group 1979
Spider-Woman DePatie-Freleng Enterprises / Marvel Comics Animation 1979–1980 ABC
Spider-Man Marvel Productions 1981–1982 Syndication
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends 1981–1983 NBC
The Incredible Hulk 1982–1983
X-Men Graz Entertainment / Marvel Entertainment Group / Saban Entertainment 1992–1997 Fox Kids
Fantastic Four Marvel Entertainment Group / Marvel Films / Saban Entertainment / New World Entertainment 1994–1996 Syndication
Iron Man
Spider-Man Marvel Entertainment Group / Marvel Films (1994–1997) / Marvel Studios (1997–1998) / Saban Entertainment 1994–1998 Fox Kids
The Incredible Hulk Marvel Entertainment Group / Marvel Films / Saban Entertainment / New World Entertainment 1996–1997 UPN Kids
Silver Surfer Marvel Entertainment Group / Marvel Studios / Saban Entertainment 1998 Fox Kids
Spider-Man Unlimited Marvel Studios / Saban Entertainment 1999–2001
The Avengers: United They Stand 1999–2000
X-Men: Evolution Film Roman / Marvel Studios 2000–2003 The WB
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series Mainframe Entertainment / Marvel Entertainment / Adelaide Productions / Sony Pictures Television 2003 MTV
Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes Marvel Entertainment / Marvel Studios / MoonScoop Group / M6 / Cartoon Network Europe / Taffy Entertainment 2006–2007 Cartoon Network
The Spectacular Spider-Man Culver Entertainment / Marvel Entertainment / Adelaide Productions / Sony Pictures Television 2008–2009 The CW (season 1) / Disney XD(season 2)
Wolverine and the X-Men Marvel Studios / Marvel Entertainment / Toonz Entertainment / First Serve International / Liberation Entertainment / EVA Finance GmbH / Marvel Animation 2009 Nicktoons
Iron Man: Armored Adventures Marvel Animation / Marvel Entertainment / Method Animation / DQ Entertainment / France 2 (season 1) / Isle of Man Film (season 1) / Genius (season 1) / LuxAnimation (season 1) / Fabrique D’Images (season 2) / France Televisions (season 2) / Onyx Lux (season 2) 2009–2012
The Super Hero Squad Show Film Roman / Ingenious Media / Marvel Animation 2009–2011 Cartoon Network
The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes 2010–2013 Disney XD
Marvel Anime Madhouse / Marvel Entertainment 2010–2011 (Japan) / 2011–2012 (U.S.) G4
Ultimate Spider-Man Film Roman / Marvel Animation 2012–2017 Disney XD
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. 2013–2015
Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers Toei Animation / Marvel Entertainment 2014–2015 TX Network
Avengers Assemble Marvel Animation 2013–present Disney XD
Guardians of the Galaxy 2015–present
Marvel Future Avengers Madhouse / Marvel Entertainment / The Walt Disney Company Japan 2017–present Dlife
Spider-Man Marvel Animation Disney XD
Big Hero 6: The Series Disney Television Animation Disney Channel

A Guide to: Marvel TV Shows – Non-MCU

A Guide to: Marvel TV Shows – MCU-Verse


Shows Often Confused for Being MCU
(But Aren’t):

The Gifted (2017-Present)

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Marvel expands its footprint on the television landscape with this new family adventure series about an ordinary suburban family whose lives change course forever when they discover their children have developed mutant powers. When the threat of a hostile government forces the family to go on the run to protect themselves, they join the ranks of an underground network of mutants. Together, the group fight to survive in a world where fear and misunderstanding put them at constant risk. `X-Men’ alums Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg are among the executive producers.

Total Episodes: 13

Legion (2017-Present)

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David Haller is a troubled young man who was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a child. Shuffled from one psychiatric institution to the next, in his early 30s, David met and fell in love with a beautiful and troubled fellow patient named Syd. After a startling encounter with her, he was forced to confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real. Syd led David to Melanie Bird, a demanding but nurturing therapist who heads a team of specialists — Ptonomy, Kerry, and Cary — each of whom possesses a unique and extraordinary gift. Together, they helped David to recognize and harness his hidden abilities and unlock a deeply suppressed truth — he had been haunted his entire life by a malicious parasite of unimaginable power.

Total Episodes: 19


Older Marvel Shows

(Obviously Not MCU):

Blade (2006)

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Krista Starr returns from Iraq to learn that her twin brother, Zack, has died under mysterious circumstances. Krista soon meets Blade, as well as the killer himself, Marcus Van Sciver, a powerful vampire who becomes smitten with her, turning her into a vampire by injecting her with his blood. Blade then injects her with the same serum he uses to control his own vampire instincts. Blade offers Krista a chance to help avenge her brother’s death and bring down Marcus. The series is based on the comic-book character Blade and the series of movies featuring him.

Total Episodes: 13

Mutant X (2001-2004)

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The syndicated ensemble action drama chronicles the adventures of a group of human mutants – led by the mysterious Adam Kane – possessing extraordinary powers as a result of genetic experimentation gone awry.

Total Episodes: 66

The Incredible Hulk (1977-1982)

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Dr. David Banner is a widowed scientist caught in the middle of an experiment gone bad. As a result, whenever Banner gets extremely upset or stressed out, he turns into a huge green monster called the Incredible Hulk, with awesome strength and rage to match. To keep from being discovered, Banner lives a nomadic life, traveling from town to town in search of a cure and helping people where he can, all the while trying to avoid suspicious reporter Jack McGee, who wants to expose Banner and the Hulk. “Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry,” Banner warns McGee in more than one episode.

Total Episodes: 82

The Amazing Spider-Man (1977-1979)

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A man receives superhuman power when bitten by a radioactive spider.

Total Episodes: 13