And once again ignores all the female characters. McDonald’s today began a promotion for the CN’s Young Justice. Unfortunately the show is currently on hiatus from the CN schedule and the fact that this promo is now starting is just more evidence of how fast the decision was to temporarily shelve the show.
The show features a number of female superheroes including Artemis, Wonder Girl, Batgirl and Miss Martian. But don’t go looking for them at McDonalds. Superheroes are just for boys and feature boys at McDonalds.
Girls get Littlest Pet Shop toys. And before you start to present your argument of why this isn’t a issue:
1. Yes, there are male Little Pet Shop pets.
2. YJ has a female audience.
3. Boys are happy to play with female characters. The next Happy Meal, Rise of the Guardians, is not broken down by gender and features both male and female characters.
4. The promotions for the Young Justice toys and the Little Pet Shops codes are slightly different:
Only boys on the left; a boy and girl on the left. In other words they specifically assume on a male only demographic for the YJ toy.
If you look back at the promo’s McDonalds did around BTAS female characters were regularly included.
Sad that it isn’t the same today.
DC Entertainment Artist Jerome K. Moore has posted his design for Stephanie Brown Young Justice design on his DA page.
He wrote a bit about the inspiration for his design:
I think I may have been remembering actress Mia Sara (LEGEND, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF) as I began sketching Stephanie’s design. Although the final result doesn’t really resemble the lovely actress, I think a trace of her doe-eyed beauty remains. As always, these color selections are my own, and may not reflect those used in the final aired version (or streamed, as the case may be).
Fun fact! Mia Sara also went on to play a DC female character; she was Dr. Harleen Quinzel aka Harley Quinnon the Birds of Prey live action show.
So I guess that ends the discussion of whether it was Stephanie Brown (despite her being named in the credits).
Matty Collector has announced a pre-order for a set of Young Justice figures that didn’t get a 6” figure when the figures were commercially available. (The figures were discontinued for poor sales earlier this year.) The only character to not get a 6” figure was Miss Martian aka Megan. So they are offering a two pack with a grown up Megan and Superboy.
Below is how the character appeared in the show on the left is her first appearance. And on the right is how she appeared after the five year time jump in season 2. Pay close attention to the chest area.
Yep, that’s looks like a teenager who has aged to around 20-21. And now take a look at the solicited figure that represents older M’gann.
Today’s Young Justice included the addition of character who suffered one of DC’s most controversial deaths. Who?
The Young Justice game’s twelve playable “hero” and villain characters have been revealed on the game’s homepage. The game to be release in early 2013 takes place between the first and second seasons.
Among the characters shown is Temptest the original Aqualad. The current Aqualad, Kaldur, is also shown. Kid Flash and Artemis, who have been missing form the line-up since the second season “time-skip” five years into the future are also shown along side Nightwing and Batgirl.
The villains include characters already seen on the show along with a mystery character.
We’ve already seen the promo video for season two with Batgirl and Wonder Girl joining the team. But is that in the present or the past? Because look at who is seen in images for season 2. And who isn’t in the new YJ game. Yikes!
Since Barbara Gordon was added to the cast of Young Justice earlier this season there has been speculation that she might be joining the team as Batgirl. When a preview of the Young Justice Invasion action figure was spied at Toy Fair that speculation grew. And now it is confirmed in the preview for Invasion:
Sadly it seems we won’t ever see the toy.