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Super Young Team is a Japanese superhero team in the DC Universe. Their first appearance was in Final Crisis Sketchbook #1, created by Grant Morrison and J.G. Jones.

The Super Young Team is a second-generation team of superheroes in Japan. In their civil identities, they come off as fashion-obsessed party-goers, in love with the Tokyo nightclub scene, while in reality, they are powerful superheroes. The team is made up of five members; its leader, Most Excellent Super-bat, a huge fan of Batman and Superman whose power is his extreme wealth; Big Atomic Lantern Boy, Most Excellent Super-bat's second in command; Shy Crazy Lolita Canary, a minuscule girl (small enough to fit in someone's hand) who always wears a Sailor Fuku; Shiny Happy Aquazon, the daughter of Junior Waveman (her mother) and Senior Waveman Otomo (her father); and Well-Spoken Sonic Lightning Flash, a young speedster.

Originally created for Final Crisis, they got their own miniseries in Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance, written by Joe Casey. Since then they've made the occasional cameo, but otherwise haven't done much of importance, although Canary would have a reoccurring role in Batman Incorporated as the girlfriend of Japan's Batman, who would constantly check in to see if Wayne Enterprises had access to shrink ray technology.


  • Big Eater: When describing the characters, writer Joe Casey says that Big Atomic Lantern Boy "likes to eat".
  • Captain Ersatz: Ultimon is this to Ultraman.
  • Chest Blaster: Big Atomic Lantern Boy's superpower, with the added ability to control the intensity and the type of radiation emitted.
  • Crimefighting with Cash: Most Excellent Superbat describes this as his power. Towards the end of Final Crisis he appears to wear a Power Armor made of crystallized monetary energy, powered by buying power. At the end of Dance we're shown just how rich when he apparently bought Japan.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Big Atomic Lantern Boy in his pining after Shiny Happy Aquazon.
  • Fan Boy: Virtually every member has showcased a degree of fandom regarding famous heroes; Well-Spoken Sonic Lightning Flash describes a maneuver as "a Wally West classic", Shiny Happy Aquazon talks about Justice League miniatures in Akihabara, etc.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Shy Crazy Lolita Canary has a single pair of angel wings.
  • Love Triangle: Big Atom Lantern Boy likes Shiny Happy Aquazon who liked Well-Spoken Lightning Flash, who doesn't really seem to notice.
  • Sailor Fuku: Shy Crazy Lolita Canary's costume.
  • Spiritual Successor: They're rather deliberately written as one to the Forever People, given their youthful ages, interesting means of transportation, service as a commentary on the youth culture of the era, and involvement in Fourth World affairs.
  • Super Team: They're a team of young superheroes from Japan.
  • Swiss-Army Superpower: Shiny Happy Aquazon's power is essentially this.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Aquazon is this to her father, Senior Waveman, who was part of Japan's old vanguard of heroes and constantly trying to get her to uphold the family legacy the way he wants her to.