Fans got their first look at the cast of Young Justice: Outsiders during the “Young Justice Q&A” panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The majority of the young team of heroes will don updated costumes while welcoming new characters like Spoiler and the mysterious Thirteen. Meanwhile, the series' original cast will apparently have a totally new look, leaning more towards black ops than colorful and flashy.
The artwork shows Artemis, Nightwing, Aqualad, and Superboy in all-black attire. Since Superboy always wore a black t-shirt, jeans, boots and gloves, his character design is essentially the same, minus the red Superman symbol on his chest. Nightwing and Artemis are choosing to keep their identities a secret by wearing masks to cover the lower half of their faces. The person with the most drastic visual overhaul is Aqualad. Gone is his blonde hair, replaced with its natural black color and a matching beard.
Of course, what we may be seeing is the senior members of the team headed out on a stealth mission. During the first two seasons of Young Justice, the unit would take on darker versions of their existing costumes to better blend in to blacked out environments. For example, instead of Kid Flash's yellow and red ensemble, he would wear an all-black uniform.
Executive produced by Sam Register, and produced by co-creators Vietti and Greg Weisman, Young Justice: Outsiders will find the teen heroes facing their greatest challenge as they fight meta-human trafficking “and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy.”
Young Justice: Outsiders is planned for 26 episodes, the same as the first season (Season 2’s “Invasion!” contained 20), but Weisman said during the Q&A that “the last few have not been written yet.”