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Seriously why does no one talk about the YJ tie-in comics?

I feel like not a lot of people are aware that this exists. Because if you’re looking to temporarily satisfy your YJ needs after binge-watching the show, this is it. Not to mention, this is all canon and written by the creators of the show. This comic has almost anything you ever wanted.

Supey and Wally bonding time?

Bam! Bro-time with the Wall-man! [this takes place after the Cadmus break-in before Batman made his decision]


Curious about what caused the team to become superheroes?

Bam! The smol children’s humble origins 


Ever wondered what set off Superboy’s weird hatred of monkeys?

Ka-blam! Holy green creepy psychotic monkeys, Batman!


Did you ever pine to see the team and their mentors to work together more?

Bam! Look at these snarky children and their mentors! [heh, I included that Kid Flash/The Flash panel for that Endgame foreshadowing…]


Remember the beginning of “Downtime” and ever wondered what happened in that failed mission with Clayface?

Bam! Children getting wrecked by this ugly monster!


Or remember when Beastboy mentioned that poisonous flower incident incident in “Earthlings”?

Bam! Connor trying to be a sweet boyfriend to M’gann! 


Ever wanted to know how Jaime ended up joining the team?

Bam! Nightwing and Wondergirl recruiting this sweet child (this is also where many started shipping Wonderbeetle due to their interactions in the comic).

This isn’t all of it, of course. There is this and way more. I’d say that the writing is of course on-par with the show. There’s so many plot-twists that were certainly unexpected when I first read through these. Some of these are fun (like the team sitting around a campfire and telling their stories) but there are others that are more serious, like the type of stories you’d expect to find in the show.

Also, not only can you show support for YJ by watching it on Netflix, buying the comics show your support to Warner Bros as well. So if you can afford it, I’d say give it a shot!

The Team: Essay Writing
  • Kaldur: Meticulously researches the topic, makes an outline, writes several drafts, asks Black Canary to proofread, turns it in two days before the deadline. His papers end up being the examples for next year's class
  • Artemis: All of her counter-arguments boil down to "fight me", goes out of her way to pick a controversial, rad-fem stance on topics like "What I did this summer"
  • Wally: Writes it all in 2 hours before the deadline, downs 500 espresso shots, hits "submit" and falls asleep on his keyboard immediately
  • Conner: Very short sentences. Clear ideas. Good explanations. States everything as a fact. Wouldn't know the passive voice if it hit him in the face
  • Dick: Uses arcane words just to see if the teacher will call him on it. See: "the novel's plot is druxy, and I oppugn anyone who asserts that its subtexts...", etc. When you put together the beginning letters of each paragraph they spell out "feel my aster" or "u mad bro". Uses comic sans unless told otherwise
  • M'gann: Gets super-excited about every topic, does waaaay too much research. Is always about 3 pages over the page limit, goes off on tangents about cool facts she picked up on. Once included a paragraph about cool dog breeds in an essay on the causes of the American Civil War
  • Khaji da: Jaime Reyes, you are staring at the Impulse again.
  • Jaime: I-I was just thinking it's been a while since he upgraded his suit. I mean, he' grown a lot and his uniform is spandex and he looks kind of tight... the suit! Looks kind of tight. On him. Like, uncomfortably tight. Just something I noticed.
  • Khaji da: Jaime Reyes.
  • Jaime: Uh, Si?
  • Khaji da: if I possessed a body of my own, I would currently be looking into the proverbial office camera.