Young Justice Reveals a Major Green Lantern: The Animated Series Connection

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WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Young Justice: GhostsEpisode 19, “Dating on a Razor’s Edge!” ”, streaming now on HBO Max.

The last episode of HBO Max Young Justice: Ghosts confirms that the events of Green Lantern: The Animated Series are adjacent to the show’s barrel.

“Encounter on the Razor’s Edge!” — the 19th episode of Ghosts and 91st episode of young justice overall – marks the return of Razer (Jason Spisak), an original character created for Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Ghosts captures a number of plot threads from the The Green Lantern cartoon, including Razer eschewing his red power ring for a blue one before eventually becoming a Red Lantern/Blue Lantern hybrid. Razer also continues its search for Aya, its lost love.


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Naturally, Ghosts‘ last episode led some fans to believe that young justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series exist in the same universe. However, young justice co-showrunner Greg Weisman confirmed that it was not exactly the case. When asked Twitter if the The Green Lantern the cartoon is canon for young justiceWeisman simply replied, “Adjacent.”

What this essentially means is that while young justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series officially exist in separate universes, a version of The Green Lanternthe events actually occurred in young justicethe continuity. Other animated DC projects that Weisman has described as being “adjacent” to young justice include the 2010 short film Introducing DC: Green Arrow and the feature film 2022 Catwoman: Hunted.


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young justice originally premiered on Cartoon Network in 2010, with its first season airing on the channel until 2012. A second season, titled Young Justice: Invasionran from 2012 to 2013. During this time, Green Lantern: The Animated Series aired on Cartoon Network for a single season from 2011 to 2013. young justice and The Green Lantern both aired as part of Cartoon Network’s DC Nation block and canceled in 2013.

That said, young justice finally found a second life, with a third season, Young justice: foreignersrunning on the now-defunct DC Universe streaming service in 2019. Amid DC Universe’s shutdown, the show moved to HBO Max for its fourth season, Ghosts. Young Justice: Ghosts aired its first half on HBO Max from October 16, 2021 to December 30, 2021. The season returned for its second half earlier this year on March 31. Ghosts is set to run for 26 episodes in total through June 9.


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New episodes of Young Justice: Ghosts drop Thursdays on HBO Max.

Source: Young Justice: Ghosts; Twitter


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