WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Young Justice: Outsiders Chapter 1 by Greg Weisman, Christopher Jones, Kelly Fitzpatrick and Wes Abbott, available exclusively on DC Universe.
Fans eager for the long-awaited third season of Young Justice to debut on the DC Universe streaming service only have a few more days to wait. For those truly impatient fans, a new prelude digital comic debuted exclusively on DC Universe that bridges the gap between Season 2 and Season 3, subtitled Outsiders.
With so much anticipation building for Outsiders, a comic featuring an untold story between seasons is something every fan will want to check out. Written by Greg Weisman, a producer on the hit animated, "Torch Songs: Part 1" features Miss Martian, Superboy, Batgirl and Beast Boy as they follow the trail of the psychic villain, Psimon. However, the real star of the tale is the love story between Conner Kent and M'Gann.
Superboy and Miss Martian have a somewhat complicated relationship. After being artificially raised in a Cadmus facility, Superboy isn't what you'd call the best communicator on the Team. However, Miss Martian also felt like an outsider on Team since she's an alien from Mars learning to adapt to Earth. These differences brought the two heroes together in Season 1, but a five year time jump to Season 2 revealed they had broken up, with M'Gann later dating Lagoon Boy.
The events of the second season would see Superboy and Miss Martian become friends again, with all signs pointing to them becoming a couple again. So with that as a setup, the comic puts the two of them on a mission to catch Psimon, who is Miss Martian's top nemesis on the show. But instead of getting along, they look to be back on non-speaking terms.
Psimon was holed up at a classic-movie festival, where Hello, Megan! star Sandra Stanyon held a Q&A session. Of course, Hello, Megan! was where Miss Martian found inspiration for her alter ego of M'Gann, based on Marie Logan's' portrayal of series star Megan (who was also the mother of Garfield Logan, aka Beast Boy). Miss Martian felt unsure about asking Sandra a question about Hello, Megan!, but it wasn't until Superboy told her that she's the bravest woman he knows that she got up the nerve to speak up.
This scene is an example of the feelings that Miss Martian and Superboy still hold for one another. Though they appear to be at odds, nothing will stop them from showing support. Miss Martian and Beast Boy met with Sandra after the session concluded, which was all a part of Psimon's plan to trap the heroes inside a part of M'Gann's mind based on an episode of Hello, Megan!.
Psimon loves to play mind games, and he's crafted a devious one for our Young Justice lovebirds. Will they be able to break free of the villain's psychic prison? And what will their relationship be once the dust settles? Thankfully, fans won't have to wait long for answers. DC Universe will release Chapter 2 on Thursday, followed by the first three episodes of Young Justice: Outsiders on Friday.
Make sure to check CBR on Friday as we break down all of Young Justice: Outsiders' biggest developments, along with details from our talk with producers Greg Weisman, Brandon Vietti and character designer Phil Bourassa.