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Young Justice is an American animated television series created by Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti for Cartoon Network. The series follows the lives of teenaged heroes who are members of a covert operations team that takes orders from the Justice League. The series debuted on January 7, 2011 with a two-week reairing of the first two episodes, which originally aired as an hour long special on November 26, 2010.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired (U.S. dates)||DVD release date|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|1||26||January 7, 2011||April 21, 2012||Part 1. Vol. 1||July 19, 2011||Part 1. Vol. 1||N/A||Part 1. Vol. 1||July 4, 2012|
|Part 1. Vol. 2||October 25, 2011||Part 1. Vol. 2||N/A||Part 1. Vol. 2||July 4, 2012|
|Part 1. Vol. 3||February 21, 2012||Part 1. Vol. 3||N/A||Part 1. Vol. 3||March 27, 2013|
|Part 2: Dangerous Secrets||July 31, 2012||Part 2||N/A||Part 2||June 26, 2013|
|2||20||April 28, 2012||March 16, 2013||Part 1: Destiny Calling||January 22, 2013||N/A||N/A|
|Part 2: Game of Illusions||July 16, 2013||N/A||N/A|
|No.||#||Title||Directed by||Written by||U.S. Original air date||Production code|
|1||1||"Independence Day"||Jay Oliva||Greg Weisman||January 7, 2011||101|
July 4: After helping Batman, Aquaman, Flash, and Green Arrow take down Mr. Freeze, Killer Frost, Captain Cold, and Icicle Jr., Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, and Speedy are brought to the Hall of Justice. Speedy is disappointed that they can't become members of the Justice League and walks out after admitting to the other three sidekicks that the Justice League's real base is orbiting the planet. While the Justice League are called away by Zatara to help in preventing Wotan from blotting out the sun, Dick Grayson, Kaldur'ahm and Wally West break into Cadmus (which was on fire at the time) and find that it is being run by Mark Desmond and the Genomorphs in the building's sub-levels. The Genomorphs have taken control of Guardian's mind. The sidekicks find a clone of Superman known as Superboy Introducing Characters: Robin / Dick Grayson, Aqualad / Kaldur'ahm, Kid Flash / Wally West, Speedy / Red Arrow / Roy Harper, Superboy / Kon-El / Conner Kent, Batman / Bruce Wayne, Superman / Clark Kent, Aquaman / King Orin, Flash / Barry Allen, Green Arrow / Oliver Queen, Blockbuster / Mark Desmond, Guardian / Jim Harper, Martian Manhunter / J'onn J'onzz / John Jones, Zatara, Red Tornado, Mister Freeze / Victor Fries, Icicle Jr. / Cameron Mahkent, Killer Frost / Crystal Frost, Captain Cold / Leonard Snart, Dubbilex, Dr. Amanda Spence, and the Computer.
Note: On November 26, 2010, Cartoon Network aired the episode as a special "world premiere."Absent: Miss Martian, Artemis, Zatanna, and Rocket
|2||2||"Fireworks"||Sam Liu||Greg Weisman||January 14, 2011||102|
July 5: Robin, Aqualad, and Kid Flash free Superboy from Cadmus's control. When getting close to the surface, Dubbilex and the Genomorphs arrive stating that they wanted their freedom from Mark Desmond. Mark Desmond arrives and drinks the Blockbuster Formula which transforms him into Blockbuster who knocks away Guardian. When Blockbuster is defeated by Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, and Superboy, the Justice League arrive. When Superboy shows the S emblem on his suit, Superman is surprised as Batman demands an explanation. After the explanation, Blockbuster is arrested and taken away by some of the Justice League members. After a talk with the other members of the Justice League, Superman tells Superboy that "they'll work something out" before leaving to make sure that Blockbuster is locked away. Batman tells the young heroes that Cadmus will be investigated yet they still have to answer to him, Aquaman, and Flash for disobeying orders. With some helpful convincing from Superboy, Robin, Aqualad, and Kid Flash end up with their team that works for the Justice League.
Note: On November 26, 2010, Cartoon Network aired the episode as a special "world premiere."Absent: Artemis, Speedy, Zatanna, and Rocket
|3||3||"Welcome to Happy Harbor"||Jay Oliva||Kevin Hopps||January 21, 2011||103|
July 17: Speedy refuses to join the group after a battle with Brick.
|4||4||"Drop-Zone"||Christopher Berkeley||Andrew R. Robinson||January 28, 2011||104|
June 19: Kobra has taken over the operations in Santa Prisca where Kobra's minion Mammoth ends up defeating Bane.
Note: The July 22 and July 23 dates incorrectly appeared in the episode as June 22 and August 4, respectively.Absent: Artemis, Speedy, Zatanna, and Rocket
|5||5||"Schooled"||Michael Chang||Nicole Dubuc||February 4, 2011||105|
August 3: Superboy's nonexistent relationship with Superman takes its toll on him, as he ignores Black Canary's training and becomes more angry and irrational. Things get worse when the team faces Professor Ivo's Amazo, a threat which even taxed the Justice League. Meanwhile, Batman advises and tries to convince Superman to accept Superboy as his protege.
|6||6||"Infiltrator"||Jay Oliva||Jon Weisman||February 11, 2011||106|
August 7: Speedy (now Red Arrow) rescues Dr. Serling Roquette from the League of Shadows who had kidnapped her and forced her to make the FOG program for them.
|7||7||"Denial"||Michael Chang||Thomas Pugsley||February 18, 2011||107|
July 27: Kent Nelson visits Madame Xanadu and is kidnapped by Abra Kadabra.
|8||8||"Downtime"||Jay Oliva||Kevin Hopps||March 4, 2011||108|
August 27: The team's simulated battle with Clayface ends in disaster with Batman stepping in to save them and scolding Aqualad for letting the rest of Young Justice get taken down. Aqualad travels home to Atlantis to consider returning to the team or living with Tula below the ocean's surface. Aqualad is unaware that Tula is in a relationship with his friend Garth as Tula tells Garth that Aqualad must know of their relationship. While Aquaman is away, Black Manta and his Manta-Men invade Atlantis in order to steal a large starfish creature frozen in ice. However, with Aqualad's and Garth's interference, Black Manta ends up destroying the creature.
|9||9||"Bereft"||Michael Chang||Nicole Dubuc||March 11, 2011||109|
September 4: The team discovers that they have forgotten the last six months of their lives, including each other and a final fateful mission in Bialya. The team turns to Miss Martian to recover their memories, before it is too late for Superboy. With help from Superboy after restoring his memories, Miss Martian manages to defeat Psimon and recover the piece of alien-tech.
|10||10||"Targets"||Christopher Berkeley||Andrew R. Robinson||September 16, 2011||110|
September 7: While in Taipei, Red Arrow prevents Cheshire from assassinating Lex Luthor (who is assisting in a peace effort between General Singh Manh Li of Northern Rhelasia and Prime Minister Tseng of Southern Rhelasia). When Red Arrow questions Cheshire on why the League of Shadows wants to assassinate Lex Luthor, Sportsmaster appears and springs Cheshire from prison. Aqualad ends up coming to Red Arrow's aid. Meanwhile, Superboy and Miss Martian adopt the names Conner Kent and Megan Morse when they begin their first day of school where they meet Wendy and Marvin, Mal Duncan, Karen Beecher, and their teacher Lucas Carr. When the League of Shadows gets away upon defeat, Red Arrow tells Aqualad that he heard Sportsmaster mentioning something about a mole on the Young Justice team. Unbeknownst to the public, it turns out that Lex Luthor was in working with Ra's al Ghul in order to further the goals of The Light.Absent: Robin, Kid Flash, Artemis, Zatanna, and Rocket
|11||11||"Terrors"||Jay Oliva||Greg Weisman||September 23, 2011||111|
September 14: Superman and Martian Manhunter defeat the Terror Twins in New Orleans. With the Terror Twins defeated, Batman has Superboy and Miss Martian disguise themselves as the Terror Twins in order to infiltrate Belle Reve since the ice-based villains (consisting of Captain Cold, Icicle Jr., Killer Frost, and Mr. Freeze) that were defeated were sent there.
|12||12||"Homefront"||Michael Chang||Jon Weisman||September 30, 2011||112|
September 22: Artemis attends the Gotham Academy. There, she meets the new student liaison Bette Kane. Dick Grayson quickly takes a picture of both of them, noting that they will 'laugh about this someday'. Upon returning to the cave, Robin and Artemis find that Mount Justice itself has been attacked by two "relatives" of Red Tornado named Red Inferno and Red Torpedo. Artemis and Robin, the team's only two non-superhumans, must save the team from the invaders. When Robin is captured, Artemis pretends to surrender, then quickly fires Kid Flash's "souvenir" arrow at the E.M.P. emitter to create a shock-wave that shuts down Red Torpedo and Red Inferno. Red Tornado arrives after hearing that something is wrong at Mount Justice. After making contact with other robots, Red Tornado creates a whirlwind that sucks the air out of the room, leaving the team unconscious. When they wake up, the "Reds" are gone.Absent: Red Arrow, Zatanna, and Rocket
|13||13||"Alpha Male"||Jay Oliva||Thomas Pugsley||October 7, 2011||113|
September 10: In India, a group of hunters led by Mayor Hamilton Hill are set upon by Monsieur Mallah.
|14||14||"Revelation"||Michael Chang||Kevin Hopps||October 14, 2011||114|
October 1: When Plant Monsters attack major cities around the world, Batman assigns the Team a dangerous task: taking out the Plant Monsters' masters, the Injustice League (consisting of the Joker, Count Vertigo, Poison Ivy, Atomic Skull, Wotan, Black Adam, and Ultra-Humanite). In the end, it is revealed that the Injustice League is a "fall guy" meant to distract the heroes from discovering who is really behind recent events which turns out to be The Light as its members (consisting of Vandal Savage, Ra's al Ghul, Lex Luthor, the Bialyan Queen Bee, Ocean Master, Brain, and Klarion the Witch Boy) are finally revealed.
Absent: ZatannaNote: Red Arrow and Rocket make cameo appearances as some of the heroes that assist the Justice League against the plant monsters.
|15||15||"Humanity"||Matt Youngberg||Greg Weisman||October 21, 2011||115|
October 10: The team and Zatanna are on the hunt for Red Tornado, determined to find out once and for all whether the robot was the mole. After interrogating Professor Ivo at Belle Reve, the team tracks down Red Tornado and meets Tornado's little brother Red Volcano who attempts to destroy the Earth after destroying T. O. Morrow (who was revealed to be an android). The three reds attack him and manage to melt him in lava. Red Tornado is saved by Superboy and reveals the truth: he had left in order to protect the team from further attacks. He also admits that he does care about them, and soon after goes to take care of his "father" as the real T.O. Morrow is shown old and bedridden. Zatara talks with Black Canary stating how he was displeased that his daughter went with the team on their secret mission as Captain Marvel asks them when the team is going to come out and play with him and Wolf.Absent: Red Arrow and Rocket
|16||16||"Failsafe"||Jay Oliva||Nicole Dubuc||November 4, 2011||116|
October 16: During an alien invasion, the Team faces the ultimate challenge when they are forced to replace the fallen Justice League. However, the team later learns that the invasion was a mental training simulation containing an unwinnable scenario held by Martian Manhunter, and Miss Martian's unexpectedly powerful psychic talents caused them all to forget that the experience was a simulation.Note: Red Arrow, Zatanna, and Rocket, along with Garth and Tula make cameo appearances as some of the young heroes that assist the Team.
|17||17||"Disordered"||Michael Chang||Andrew R. Robinson||November 11, 2011||117|
October 23: Still traumatized by the training exercise that went wrong in the last episode, the team attempts to work through their feelings with Black Canary. Meanwhile, Superboy's pet Sphere comes to the attention of the people who previously possessed it called the Forever People. They identify that Superboy actually saved the New Genisphere from the Bialyans and welcome him as a friend. Superboy and the Forever People end up stumbling upon Intergang who are using technology from Apokolips to rob an underground gold vault and learn that Intergang received the Apokolips technology from Desaad. They defeat the villains and gather up the rest of the missing technology. The episode ends with the Forever People allowing Conner to keep Sphere. Batman receives a report from Superboy about the truth of Sphere and Apokolips supplying their technology to Intergang.Absent: Red Arrow, Zatanna, and Rocket
|18||18||"Secrets"||Jay Oliva||Peter David||November 18, 2011||118|
October 31: Artemis and Zatanna go to Manhattan for a girls' night after learning that Superboy and Miss Martian are a couple. While out, they get chased by a dangerous psychopath named Harm. Meanwhile, Wally West, Megan Morse, and Conner Kent attend a Halloween party at Megan's and Conner's school. Also, Megan introduces Wally to Wendy, Marvin, Karen Beecher and Mal Duncan. There, they thwart the efforts of Marvin (who was playing a Halloween prank on the students) by playing a prank on him.Absent: Rocket
|19||19||"Misplaced"||Michael Chang||Greg Weisman||March 3, 2012||119|
November 5: When every adult on the planet disappears because of a spell cast by Klarion the Witch Boy, Wizard, Wotan, Felix Faust, and Blackbriar Thorn, only the team, Zatanna, and Billy Batson are left to figure out what's going on.
Absent: Red ArrowNote: Rocket makes a cameo appearance as one of the young heroes saving young kids from cars
|20||20||"Coldhearted"||Victor Cook||Jon Weisman||March 10, 2012||120|
November 11: Kid Flash is disappointed on his birthday when he is tasked by Batman to deliver a heart to a sick girl, while the rest of the team is sent to join the Justice League and destroy flying fortresses causing nationwide snowstorms. On the way he is attacked by Vandal Savage, who delays him for some time. Kid Flash reaches the hospital only to be informed by a doctor that the girl already passed away and takes the heart from him. Kid Flash finds out a minute later that the girl is Queen Perdita of Vlativa, and realizes he's been tricked. He goes after the doctor, a henchmen of Count Vertigo (Perdita's uncle who plots to let her die and take the throne), and manages to retrieve the heart and get it to the doctors. However, it is reported on the news that Perdita died during the operation.
Note: Superboy appears in this episode, but doesn't speak any linesAbsent: Red Arrow and Rocket
|21||21||"Image"||Jay Oliva||Nicole Dubuc||March 17, 2012||121|
November 22: The team is sent to the borders of Qurac when Queen Bee has convinced President Rumaan Harjavti that Qurac and Bialya used to be one country. A covert operation against Queen Bee's forces in Qurac results in the Team encountering Garfield Logan and his mother, Marie Logan. The Team make the connection between Miss Martian and the "Hello, Megan" program.
Note: In the "Hello Megan" opening the creators were dubbed Greg Vietti and Brandon Weisman, a spoof of the show's creators Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti. Rita Farr appears as a cast member of "Hello Megan".Red Arrow and Rocket
|22||22||"Agendas"||Michael Chang||Kevin Hopps||March 24, 2012||122|
November 25: At the JLA Watchtower, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman meet with the other members of the Justice League to discuss expanding the Justice League's roster. Superboy returns to Project Cadmus to investigate a rumor by Lex Luthor that the top-secret genetics lab has created another Superman clone. When he discovers this to be true, he learns that the clone, code-named "Match" was the first attempt to clone Superman from purely Kryptonian DNA. The resulting clone is far more unstable, and Superboy reluctantly decides that the clone needs to remain in cryogenic stasis. He also learns that his DNA is mixed with that of a human - Lex Luthor himself - and that Luthor can shut Superboy down with a simple phrase called "Red Sun." At the JLA Watchtower, the Justice League have finished their deliberations as to possible recruits.
Note: Lex Luthor's high-frequency message to Superboy and his choice of opening words ("....only one thing alive with less than four legs can hear this frequency") is a reference to a tactic used by Luthor in the 1978 Superman film. Note: Aqualad, Robin, Red Arrow, and Rocket only appear as holograms.Absent: Artemis
|23||23||"Insecurity"||Jay Oliva||Peter David||March 31, 2012||123|
December 4: Artemis and Green Arrow stop an assassination attempt by Black Spider. Then Green Arrow is approached by Red Arrow, who had agreed to meet him. Meanwhile, Sportsmaster springs Professor Ivo from Belle Reve.
|24||24||"Performance"||Michael Chang||Jon Weisman||April 7, 2012||124|
December 22: The Team goes undercover at the Haly International Traveling Circus to locate a thief stealing weapons technology across Europe with Agent King Faraday suspecting that Jack Haly's circus performers are responsible.
|25||25||"Usual Suspects "||Jay Oliva & Tim Divar||Kevin Hopps||April 14, 2012||125|
|December 30: Red Arrow, Icon, Plastic Man, The Atom, and Doctor Fate are welcomed into the Justice League while Icon's protégé Rocket joins the Team. During the ceremony, the Team receives an alert about Cheshire boarding a plane. After finding the plane crashed, the group is attacked by the Riddler, Cheshire, Mammoth, and Shimmer. After winning the battle, the Team recovers a suitcase containing heavily modified Starro bio-technology and deliver it to Batman. Later, Superboy takes the Sphere to Santa Prisca after receiving a message from Lex Luthor, finding Luthor, Queen Bee, Cheshire, Sportsmaster, Bane, and Blockbuster there. Artemis and Miss Martian arrive separately, causing the three heroes to display shock at each other. However, in flashbacks, these three reveal their secrets to the rest of the team, showing their current actions as a ploy to lure the villains into the open. The Team defeat all but Luthor and Queen Bee, who escape by helicopter, and Chesire who disappears as Sportsmaster is captured. In the Watchtower, the mole is revealed to be Red Arrow who was brainwashed into using the biotech to gain control of the entire Justice League. A mind-controlled Batman authorizes Vandal Savage's entry into the Watchtower.|
|26||26||"Auld Acquaintance"||Michael Chang & Lauren Montgomery||Greg Weisman||April 21, 2012||126|
|December 31: The Team arrive at the Cave, and are informed by Batman that Red Arrow is a Roy Harper clone who replaced the original 3 years ago and has tried to betray the Justice League to Vandal Savage. Just as Red Tornado tries to infect Aqualad with Starro biotech, he immediately shuts down. Suspicious of this strange situation, the Team split up: Aqualad, Artemis, Miss Martian, and Superboy try to track down Red Arrow (who has gone on the run) while Kid Flash, Robin, Rocket, and Zatanna investigate what is wrong with a malfunctioning Red Tornado. Once his consciousness is transferred to his humanoid body, Black Canary shows up and attacks, but is quickly subdued. As the team evacuate Mount Justice, Tornado explains that the entire League is under the control of Vandal Savage and he managed to avoid being controlled himself. The Team plot an attack on the Watchtower in an attempt to ambush the League members individually and expose them to a reverse-engineered cure to the Starro biotech. After a fierce battle, they succeed, and Savage and Klarion (who was pulling the strings on the controlled League members) flee.|
January 1: Realizing it's New Year's Day, the Team celebrates and romance blossoms between several members. Later, Superman and Superboy have a heart-to-heart talk. The Light storm the Cadmus facility and apprehend Match and the real Roy Harper (who's missing his right arm). Robin alerts some of the other heroes to the fact that six Justice League members' (Batman, Hawkwoman, John Stewart, Martian Manhunter, Superman, and Wonder Woman) whereabouts for 16 hours while under Savage's control cannot be accounted for, leaving Batman asking the question of what they did during that time.
The first episode of season 2 takes place after a five-year time gap, and the show is now titled, Young Justice: Invasion.
|No.||#||Title||Directed by||Written by||U.S. Original air date||Production code|
|27||1||"Happy New Year"||Tim Divar||Greg Weisman||April 28, 2012||201|
January 1: Batman and Robin try to figure out what happened to the six Justice League members in the missing 16 hours.
|28||2||"Earthlings"||Doug Murphy||Nicole Dubuc||May 5, 2012||202|
January 4: Superboy, Miss Martian and Beast Boy arrive on Rann with Adam Strange to halt the Krolotean invasion at its source. They are assisted by Alanna and Sardath.
|29||3||"Alienated"||Mel Zwyer||Kevin Hopps||May 12, 2012||203|
January 5: Bumblebee, Blue Beetle and Bibbo Bibbowski try to detain a Kroletean but it escapes.
|30||4||"Salvage"||Tim Divar||Greg Weisman||May 19, 2012||204|
February 13: Nightwing, Wally West, Jim Harper, Green Arrow and Black Canary reach out to Red Arrow, who has fallen into despair over his failed quest to find the original Roy Harper. Superboy, Blue Beetle, Wolf, and Super Sphere track Intergang leader Bruno Mannheim and his liuetenant Whisper A'Daire to the Hall of Justice, where the criminals reanimate the four Appellaxians into one Appellaxian Golem. The Appellaxian Golem attacks a nuclear power plant. Blue Beetle finds a way to communicate with the Appellaxian Golem, and learns it just wants to stop feeling pain. In the distance, Sportsmaster makes an example of Bruno and Whisper as his unseen partner destroys the Appellaxian Golem to prevent it from falling into enemy hands.
|31||5||"Beneath"||Doug Murphy||Brandon Vietti||May 26, 2012||205|
February 18: Blue Beetle tries to intercept his friend Tye before he boards a bus, but the boy is abducted before Jaime can reach him.
Note: Virgil Hawkins makes a cameo appearance at the end of the episodeAbsent: Impulse, Robin, Lagoon Boy Speedy, Mal Duncan, Superboy, Artemis, Aqualad, and Beast Boy
|32||6||"Bloodlines"||Mel Zwyer||Peter David||June 2, 2012||206|
February 28: A stranger appears within Mount Justice claiming to be a time traveler and the grandson of the current Flash (Barry Allen). The boy, Bart Allen/Impulse, soon gatecrashes the Garricks' wedding anniversary party and reveals his identity. Kid Flash/Wally West arrives soon after. The party is interrupted when they all learn that a villain called Neutron is on a rampage, and the Flash, Kid Flash, and Impulse head off to stop him. Meanwhile, Red Arrow and Cheshire travel to a League of Shadows base in Tibet where they finally find the original Roy Harper. In Central City, the Flashes defeat Neutron, and Impulse secretly administers a cure to Neutron's uncontrollable power. Later, Impulse also pretends to discover that he is stranded in the present day.
|33||7||"Depths"||Tim Divar||Kevin Hopps & Paul Giacoppo||June 9, 2012||207|
March 19: At Nightwing's request, Artemis rejoins the Team to help ensure the safe launch of one of Carol Ferris's communications satellites. The satellite is meant to strengthen relations between Earth and Mars, but Black Manta has sent Aqualad and his men to destroy it. Upon confronting the villains, Lagoon Boy is captured and shipped off to the Light's Partner while Nightwing and Artemis deal with the ground assault. They soon find themselves up against Aqualad, who fails to destroy the rocket but kills Artemis with his water sword. The rocket explodes anyway, and the heroes are unable to save their fallen friend.
|34||8||"Satisfaction"||Doug Murphy||Greg Weisman||September 29, 2012||208|
March 21: After recuperating in the hospital, Roy Harper seeks vengeance against Lex Luthor, who ruined his life the day when he was taken down during a stakeout on LexCorp. His motive causes Green Arrow and Red Arrow to try to head to Metropolis before he accomplishes his goals. In exchange for his life, Luthor gives Roy a cybernetic arm to replace the one he lost. Green Arrow and Red Arrow arrive too late to avert the battle, and are informed by a satisfied Roy that he wants to go by the name Arsenal from now on. Elsewhere, Rocket hosts a bridal shower which is interrupted by Captain Cold. Cheshire swears revenge on Aqualad for killing Artemis while Sportsmaster swears revenge on Black Manta for killing her without his permission. Superboy finds himself with only Wendy Harris for company on his birthday. Impulse befriends Blue Beetle. Note: Lagoon Boy and Aqualad only appear in photos while Artemis appears as a hologramStatic
|35||9||"Darkest"||Mel Zwyer||Jon Weisman||October 6, 2012||209|
March 23: Aqualad, Tigress (a disguised Artemis), Icicle Jr., and the Terror Twins are sent by Black Manta to capture Blue Beetle for the Partner, but they are thwarted due to Impulse's interference. However, Kaldur's tracking device (stolen by Impulse during the fight) remotely deactivates all security at the Cave, and Aqualad's team launches another attack. They capture Beast Boy, Blue Beetle and Impulse and escape, before Aqualad orders Tigress to detonate a bomb (which resembled the same one that blew up Malina Island) which obliterates Mount Justice. Having left Karen Beecher and Ray Palmer at the university lab, Mal Duncan returns just in time to rescue an unconscious Nightwing and Superboy.
|36||10||"Before the Dawn"||Tim Divar||Kevin Hopps||January 5, 2013(Cartoon Network)||210|
March 30: Nightwing leads the Team on a mission to rescue its members from The Light's Partner: an alien race known as the Reach. Aqualad (now affiliated with the Light) learns that teenagers have been abducted in order to test a human's ability to develop meta-human powers. He deduces that the Reach are trying to weaponize these powers and the aliens do not reject his claim. While in containment, Blue Beetle overhears his captors' intentions to remove his scarab at the cost of his life. Impulse eventually frees Blue Beetle revealing that in the future, a Blue Beetle has taken over the Earth and enslaved mankind. Miss Martian encounters Aqualad for the first time since Artemis' death and in a rage, telepathically attacks him leading her to discover the truth about Aqualad and Artemis as double agents. This leaves her in shock and Aqualad in an apparently catatonic state. The Team battles face-to-face with an agent of the Reach called Black Beetle who savagely beats them until Blue Beetle intervenes. Once everyone has been rescued, the Team makes their retreat.
|37||11||"Cornered"||Doug Murphy||Nicole Dubuc||January 12, 2013||211|
April 1: Despero, on the advice of his majordomo L-Ron, sets his sights on Earth's champions. He attacks the Hall of Justice while the members of the Team who used to live at the Cave are at the Hall to remove their belongings. Mal becomes the new Guardian to help in the battle. Elsewhere, Captain Atom attends a private meeting with the Reach ambassador and Black Canary interviews the Team members and teenagers abducted by the Reach, including Tye Longshadow and Virgil Hawkins.
|38||12||"True Colors"||Mel Zwyer||Paul Giacoppo||January 19, 2013||212|
April 7: Bumblebee and the Atom try to remove the Scarab from Jaime's back but find that its defenses are too strong.
Note: Virgil Hawkins appears in a photoAbsent: Batgirl, Beast Boy, Wonder Girl, and Tigress
|39||13||"The Fix"||Tim Divar||Greg Weisman||January 26, 2013||213|
April 9: Tigress intervenes before Psimon can enter Kaldur's mind and discover their secret; she drugs him, but he discovers her true identity before passing out. She persuades Black Manta that she ought to kidnap Miss Martian in order to force her to fix the damage she has done, and Manta sends Deathstroke to accompany her. Meanwhile M'gann determines that the Green Beetle is an ally, and he states that the energy drink created by the Reach contains chemicals that will eventually addict the population and make them incapable of revolt, as well as a tracer that seeks out the meta-gene. Lagoon Boy privately confronts Miss Martian about her behavior, but is interrupted when Deathstroke and Tigress attack the pair and take M'gann hostage. Aboard Black Manta's ship, Miss Martian and Artemis work on fixing Kaldur's damaged mind and, in spite of some resistance, they make progress; M'gann states that the process could take weeks, however. Nightwing reveals the truth about Aqualad and Artemis to Superboy and Lagoon Boy, both of whom are outraged. Elsewhere, Jaime Reyes convinces Green Beetle to modify his Scarab, and is ecstatic when he finds that the Scarab's voice has been silenced.Batgirl, Beast Boy, Bumblebee, Static, Guardian, and Wonder Girl
|40||14||"Runaways"||Doug Murphy||Kevin Hopps||February 2, 2013||214|
May 13: Four of the super-powered former Reach abductees (consisting of Virgil Hawkins, Tye Longshadow, Asami "Sam" Koizumi, and Eduardo "Ed" Dorado Jr.) escape from the League's Taos base after being put through endless metagene training exercises, much to the objection of Neutron. Nightwing sends Blue Beetle to track them down, and Jaime reveals his secret identity to them in order to get them on his side. Meanwhile, the Taos base comes under attack from Red Volcano, who has come to steal the AMAZO body parts. The runaways follow Blue Beetle back to Taos to rescue the endangered civilians ranging from Eduardo Dorado Sr., Dr. David Wilcox, Burton Thompson, and Neutron. They are unnerved by Jaime's apparent disregard for the lives of those caught in the crossfire. After the fight, they evade Jaime, who is caught up in talking to the press.
|41||15||"War"||Mel Zwyer||Jon Weisman||February 9, 2013||215|
April 2: At the Justice League's trial on Rimbor, Vandal Savage manipulates Mongul into taking action against the Reach.
Note: Wonder Girl speaks, but is uncreditedNote: Impulse, Beast Boy, and Robin appear, but have no lines
|42||16||"Complications"||Tim Divar||Kevin Hopps||February 16, 2013||216|
May 27: Nightwing arrives on the War World to inquire about the Team's disappearance, but Blue Beetle covers his tracks by insisting that a boom tube opened which sucked in everyone except for himself. Meanwhile, Artemis, M'gann and Aqualad (who has been cured but is playing possum) are stalling for time to try to figure out how to save M'gann's life. They formulate a plan after Black Manta gives M'gann the ultimatum that she has 24 hours left to finish her task, but before they can get very far, Kaldur and M'gann are attacked by Cheshire, who has infiltrated the sub with Sportsmaster. While the latter battles Black Manta, Aqualad tells Cheshire that Artemis is alive, but Jade (Cheshire) does not accept the truth until Artemis disables Miss Martian's inhibitor collar so that a full account of what has happened can be disclosed on the psychic plane. Sportsmaster is eventually convinced as well when Tigress demonstrates a move he taught her. The five concoct a plan for Kaldur and Artemis to remain undercover while the others make their escape, and they manage it successfully.
|43||17||"The Hunt"||Doug Murphy||Brandon Vietti||February 23, 2013||217|
May 27: Black Beetle laments the setbacks that the Reach have suffered, such as the loss of most of their fleet, while on another part of the War World, Arsenal continues to flee from the Reach's forces.
|44||18||"Intervention"||Mel Zwyer||Peter David||March 2, 2013||218|
May 30: With the help of Green Beetle, Black Beetle is able to defeat Mongul and imprison him again. They discover that the War World key has been stolen, while in Bludhaven, the Team return to base and realize that they need to turn their attention to saving Blue Beetle.
|45||19||"Summit"||Tim Divar||Greg Weisman||March 9, 2013||219|
June 19: The Light call a summit with the Reach to discuss how their plans are advancing. As the tensions between the two groups begin to come to the fore, Ra's al Ghul notices the glamor charm on Tigress's neck and exposes her as Artemis, leading Deathstroke to execute both her and Kaldur. However, a hologram of Aqualad then plays which reveals to the Reach the extent of the Light's manipulations, leaving their alliance in tatters. Aqualad and Artemis suddenly rise, and as "Deathstroke" turns out to be Miss Martian in disguise, the Team and Kid Flash make their entrance, leading to an all-out battle. In the midst of the chaos, the Reach ambassador and the Brain are captured, while Aqualad defeats Black Manta and Black Beetle mortally wounds Ra's al Ghul. However, Ubu rescues Ra's (pledging that he will be revived), Black Beetle escapes with the Reach Scientist, and Vandal Savage summons Klarion to elude the Team. In the aftermath of the battle, Nightwing insists that Aqualad take over leadership of the Team, while Savage ousts the League from the War World by defeating Black Lightning, Black Canary and Captain Marvel; then uses it to flee into space. On Earth, the League present the public with proof of the Reach's duplicity, and Black Beetle assumes control of the alien fleet, swearing to destroy the Earth now that it is of no further use to them and before the Green Lantern Corps and Guardians of the Universe arrive.
Note: Virgil Hawkins appears in a photo
Note: Batgirl, Robin, Guardian, Blue Beetle, Bumblebee, Lagoon Boy, and Wonder Girl appear, but have no lines
|46||20||"Endgame"||Doug Murphy||Kevin Hopps||March 16, 2013||220|
June 20: The council of Rimbor has finally made its decision and declares the Justice League to be guilty. Superboy and Miss Martian show up with new evidence, but are told that it is too late. Back on Earth, Aqualad and Blue and Green Beetle take on Black Beetle on board the Reach ship. Black Beetle destroys Green's scarab, but Blue destroys Black's. However, he learns that Black Beetle has set an endgame in motion. Back on Rimbor, the council reconvenes and after some persuading, agree to reassess the case, and eventually release the League.
Around the world, twenty Reach devices begin to damage the Earth's magnetic field, causing various types of natural disasters. Every hero is called in to split into teams of two, each duo carrying one of twenty devices provided by Lex Luthor that will shut down the machines. They succeed, but Jaime discovers a twenty-first machine in the Arctic. Flash and Impulse arrive to find that it has already gone into "chrysalis" mode and will soon destroy Earth; the two, directed by Luthor, use their speed to create a vortex that draws off the device's energy but need a further boost in order to succeed. They are soon joined by Kid Flash, but Wally's slower speed makes him a target for stray energy discharges which apparently cause him to disintegrate. The machine is shut down and Flash tells a distraught Artemis that Wally said he loved her before vanishing. The Justice League arrive back on Earth to be greeted by the Team, who inform them of Wally's disappearance.