Black Manta's Celebrity Hot Tub was a Young Justice spin-off that series producer, Greg Weisman, and voice actor, Khary Payton, pitched to DC Nation. Based on a suggestion by David Wilcox and inspired by a design by Phil Bourassa, Weisman and Payton wrote a script for the first episode titled "Black Beetle, Black Vykin, Black Lightning". Albeit met with some praise, the project was ultimately passed on.
In 2016, Greg Weisman repurposed portions of the original script for a live performance at a CONvergence convention. The radio play, entitled "The Spectacular Spider-Man. The live rendition featured Weisman, Khary Payton, and Christopher Jones, along with a supporting cast of dozens of attendees.", involved a non-canonical crossover between Young Justice, , and
- Jones, Christopher (2017-03-22). The (Not Exactly Canon) Gargoyles / Spider-man / Young Justice Radio Show at CONvergence 2016. christopherjonesart.com. Retrieved 2017-03-23.