Fans of the animated series Young Justice achieved a rare victory this year that Firefly fans (known as Browncoats, or Firebronies) can only dream of: they actually got their canceled show brought back for another season. Prematurely ended after two seasons in 2013, the show's return was finally announced on November 7 after years of fans complaining about it on social media, binge watching it on Netflix, and generally letting Warner Bros. know that there was a strong interest in its return.
But producer Greg Weisman isn't done there. He'd like to get more Young Justice to fans even sooner, and he knows how to do it – with a comic book! Weisman is asking for fans to let DC know they'd like to have one via a blog post:
So, if you want more new YJ stories sooner, the answer is pretty simple. Artist Christopher Jones and I are chomping at the bit to make more YOUNG JUSTICE stories in comic book form. Producing a comic book takes considerably less time than producing television episodes,so if we got a green light on a comic book series now, you could theoretically have new stories in a matter of months.
So the question is how do we get the green light for more YJ comic?. And the answer to that is pretty simple too. We just need to convince DC Comics that there's a market for YJ comics even before the third season premieres.
Which begs the next question: How do we convince DC of that?
And the answer is again simple. BUY THE COMICS THAT ALREADY EXIST!
Issues #0 – #25 of our companion YJ comic have been collected into four trade paperbacks. (And ALL of these stories are canon to the series, with time stamps and everything. In fact, stuff in Season Three will play off of stuff from Seasons One and Two AND from the comics.) The best way to show DC that you want more comics is to purchase these stories electronically on the DC APP, on COMIXOLOGY, or on iTUNES.
Now, I'm an old school guy, and I love having actual hard copies to hold in my hand. Unfortunately, the books are all out of print. So if you do find hard copies online or in a store, those are secondary sales, and DC won't know about them. So you need to buy them electronically. Put money in DC's pocket and they'll want more of that green. Buy a lot of YJ comics and it just follows that they'll order up more YJ comics.
If you already have those issues, give them as holiday gifts. And in any case, help us SPREAD THE WORD!
It's just logic. The more the existing comics sell, the more DC will want to make more. And if more sell fast enough, you'll be getting more YJ stories sooner!
Ha ha ha! Greg Weisman thinks the comic book industry operates on logic!
Well, it couldn't hurt to try, we guess.