Contains some spoilers for the latest Young Justice: Abduction -
It’s been just under a year now since the “Movie and TV” division rebelled from its parent site Comic Booked and struck out on it’s own, but it still takes advantage of every chance to remind them that one of the best parts of its studio, the Young Justice: Abduction fan series, came with it! Episode 3, “Superboy,” just hit the web, and it’s given us all a lot to be proud of. This latest episode reminds us of how Screen Rebellion has grown from “Movies and TV” the same way Robin grew into Nightwing, and the production studio continues to mature, as evidenced by their latest offering! You probably think I don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of an unbiased review here, but allow me to break down some spoilerish positives and negatives anyway:
Positive: Batgirl training a new Robin – It makes a lot of sense in this story, and the actress does a great job giving off that leadershippy, “I’m the one who knows what I’m doing here” vibe.
Positive/Negative: Do we have Apple sponsorship now? – Groaning about product placement is usually reserved for the big boys!
Negative: Is that supposed to be kryptonite? – Sorry, but it looks more like a cosmic cube to me, somebody switched the props!
Positive: This Riddler can turn a phrase with the best of them.
Negative: Pulling out kryptonite mid –superspeed? Sure it looks cool, but by the time he’s moving, shouldn’t it be too late?
Positive: These costumes are sick! – You know you want one!
Positive: The video game style cutscenes make perfect transitions. Look for example at the Nightwing/Robin fight, and how they change the intent and tone of the action.
Overall: They know their characters and they know their stuff, and it shows in the dialogue and plot writing. The DIY aspects are still pretty evident, but it’s really easy to get lost in the story being told, especially if you start from the beginning! Also, see where storytelling began for Comic Booked Studios with The Crimson Blur!