REVIEW: Young Justice: Invasion “Darkest”

Sorry I’m a little late with this review of Young Justice, it’s been a crazy week. But never fear readers, we got more animation action! Also Comic Con this weekend! So yay! I’ll be updating on that soon.

So the show opens up in Kaldur’s underground cave, where he’s talking with Lagaan, you know making friends as usual.

I’m thinking they named this “Darkest”, because that’s what Kaldur has to be to infiltrate The Light.

Yes, now I kind of want to root for the bad guys. Doesn’t make me evil at all…

The Terror Twins and Icicle Jr. are back yay! And we’re introducing Tigress, perfect with keeping up with the comics, though in reverse I suppose. Checking out the bad guys side reminds me of the old X-Men Evolution days with The Brotherhood of Mutants.

Impulse and Blue Beetle. So is Jason Spisak the new Will Friedle now? Because that’s what my brain is leading me to believe.

Karen and Mal are cute together, poor guy can NOT get time with her. Maybe he should find another hobby aside from crime-fighting, if he’s that bored. (Don’t worry Mal, according to the law of a twenty minute show you will definitely be seeing some action by the end of the episode).  I love seeing the other characters and their lives, because seriously you can only watch Miss Martian and Superboy SO many times until, it’s like enough.

The Scarab vs. Jaime Reyes is the best, he is fast becoming a favorite character again, just like in The Brave and the Bold.

Apparently souvenir shifted from Kid Flash to Beast Boy and now Impulse.

Infiltrating Mount Justice, nice. But for which side is Kaldur really helping? Wondering what the end game is here…

Leaving the bomb for them to investigate the tech perhaps?

I have to say they used Kaldur SO well, the first season he was so lame but this badass undercover mole thing is just so WIN!

You know, in case it wasn’t blatantly obvious and all.

Great that Mal managed to become a hero outside of the cave. I mean he’s great being behind the scenes, but I have to admit that seeing him using practical skills to swim and save Superboy and Wolf was pretty awesome.

BIG BOOM! Blackwater style, that.

Kid Flash not trusting Kaldur is a solid point. But then again he hasn’t had the best track record in the past about trusting people. Also is it really wise to have the super-secret, covert mission talk in the Watchtower, I mean, c’mon! Triple agenting and planting even that tiny seed of doubt in Nightwing’s mind can’t be good.Though I feel for Wally, his emotions getting in the way will probably be a huge liability in the future.

We’re all in agreement that Blue Beetle and Impulse are the new Robin and Kid Flash? Because years as superheroes, sure does take a toll. The undercover and fake deaths probably don’t help, between friends.

So Kaldur is in, oh shit. Things just got interesting.

My thoughts after the episode are that Blue Beetle definitely has a big game changing role this season.

What is the info in the flash drive?

My feeling is that Kaldur will be like Snape. Deep down working for the right side, but until something tragic happens only a select few will know that he actually was a true hero. (Also if that was a spoiler for Harry Potter readers, you are WAY behind and I regret nothing)!

Solid episode which will definitely tie into the next one, “Before the Dawn”.

Cool cool cool. Not much to say except I've been obsessed with TV since I was a baby. Seriously my mom said I spent hours eating because Sesame Street would be on TV. I grew up a child of the nineties so like most kids from that time, my brain is mush and full of Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel and Saturday morning cartoons. Since this was way before the invention of Tivo/Dvrs I literally had to run to the TV and try and hog it from the family. Just a heads up I don't really like the typical review format so get used to some strangeness up ahead (in a good way, I hope)!Also, if you dare, you can check out more random thoughts at or I'm on the twitter @rakhEEnroLL

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