The Reverend wrote:JLU was hardly a commercial success as a cartoon despite how awesome it was. Yet again another reason why catering to fanboys does not give you mainstream appeal.
JLU was threatened with cancellation at every turn, and an inconsistent release schedule that made it difficult to catch with large gaps between certain episodes.
And that proves my point about it being a success. No matter how hard cartoon network tried to kill the show, it was so successful that it kept getting renewed. Kids and non comic reading adults liked the show along with the fanboys. Kids and fanboy collectors love the toy line. JLU pandered to the fanboys and was successful critically and financially. There is no spin you can use to change that fact.
Back on topic.
The reason a lot of us Young Justice fans are a little disappointed that this isn't turning out to be more like Peter David's Young Justice is that his Young Justice was an excellent kids book. It had good drammedy stories about young teen super heroes but didn't talk down to the reader. It got serious when it needed to, but it never got grim and gritty. There was some romantic tension but nothing was ever sexy or sexualized. Of all the comics that I gave to my younger cousins, Young Justice was their favorite. Basically, Peter David's Young Justice would be a perfect gate way drug to the world of comics for young viewers.