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The school bus at the start and end of its journey.

A school bus from Metropolis was possessed by Klarion and taken on a journey through time and space.

History

2010 (pre-time travel)

 
Metropolis
August 03, 07:00 EDT

Charlie Daggett was driving his regular pre-school bus route, and picked up Penny Randall, the last stop before going to school. The children were disappointed to be headed there, but Charlie reminded them that only smiles were allowed on his bus.[1]

During the journey the bus crossed a bridge as some of the suspension cables broke. This resulted in the bus being hit by a LexCorp truck and a sports car, sending it halfway over the side of the bridge. The bus was rescued by Superman and Superboy.[2] Shortly thereafter, Klarion appeared over the bus, and took it as his anchor to the mortal plane. Klarion teleported the bus away in search of heroes who could help him fight Child, taking them all on a journey through time and space.[1]

2010-2021 (non-linear time travel journey)

 
Pacific Coast Highway
August 01, 12:22 PDT
Team Year Eight

The bus nearly crashed into an SUV carrying Will Harper, Dick Grayson, Roy Harper and Jim Harper.[3] Klarion teleported it away seconds later.[1]

 
Star City
October 01, 16:58 PDT
Team Year Zero

The bus was on a bridge as it was attacked by Kobra-Venom-enhanced plant creatures. Despite the best efforts of Black Canary, Green Arrow and Red Arrow, the bus was thrown off the bridge, but landed in a baseball mit-shaped energy construct created by Guy Gardner.[4] Klarion teleported it away seconds later.[1]

 
Metropolis
February 28, 15:04 EST
Team Year Nine

The bus passed Bibbo's Diner, nearly running over Saturn Girl, Phantom Girl and Chameleon Boy, before Klarion teleported it away.[1]

 
Dakota City
November 05, 21:08 CDT
Team Year Zero

While the world was magically split into two dimensions, one for adults and one for children, the bus was on a bridge. In both dimensions the bus teetered over the edge of the bridge. It was rescued by Rocket in the child dimension,[5] and by Icon in the adult dimension. Klarion teleported both buses away shortly after.[1]

 
Star City
June 20, 04:10 PDT
Team Year Six

The bus was caught in the natural disasters caused by the Reach's Magnetic Field Disruptors. Black Canary and Green Arrow were helping the children out of the bus,[6] when Klarion teleported the bus, including the evacuated children, away.[1]

 
Apokolips
May 16, 16:16 UTC
Team Year Eleven

The bus briefly flew across the sky of Apokolips, much to the confusion of Big Barda, before teleporting away.[1]

 
Baby
May 14, 05:16 UTC
Team Year Ten

The bus nearly crashed into Baby in the extraplanetary space between Earth and Mars, before teleporting away.[7] [1]

 
Unknown
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The bus travelled through mysterious dimensions and various locations, as Charlie and the children screamed between gasping for breath. Among other things, they passed through Cyborg's Mobius tech infused blood vessel and flew by the Source Wall, some DNA strands and a green planet.[8] In the Phantom Zone, the bus passed Superboy, who cried out for help.[9][1]

 
Harlem
May 13, 23:42 EDT
Team Year Ten

The bus nearly hit Zatanna and the Sentinels of Magic as they landed in the street outside the Harlem entrance to Madame Xanadu's parlor.[10] [1]

 
North Pole
May 14, 09:55 UTC
Team Year Ten

The bus finally halted in its journey as Klarion found the heroes he was looking for at the time he needed them.[1] After Doctor Fate, Zatanna and the Sentinels boarded the bus, Klarion teleported it once more. Charlie drove it through another dimension, following a map made by Doctor Fate.[9]

 
Salem
May 14, 22:50 EDT
Team Year Ten

The bus arrived at the Old Salem Animal Shelter. Klarion selected a new feline anchor, de-possessing the bus. Then the magical heroes teleported away to battle Child, but not before Zatanna promised Charlie and the children that they would return to send them back to their proper time.[9]

 
Salem
May 15, post-00:01 EDT
Team Year Ten

True to her word, Zatanna and Doctor Fate returned to send the bus back. Zatanna cast a spell to learn what happened to the bus on its journey. Shortly after, Doctor Fate teleported it away.[9]

2010 (post-time travel)

 
Metropolis
August 03, 7:42 EDT

Moments after Klarion first teleported the bus away to begin its journey through time and space, Doctor Fate returned the bus and its occupants to the same spot.[9]

2010-2020

At some point the bus was taken out of service and sent to a scrapyard in Metropolis where it was compacted into a cube.[11]

2020

 
Metropolis
September 09, 19:47 EDT

Nightwing, Zatanna, Tigress, Aquaman and Rocket found the compacted bus in the scrapyard. Zatanna summoned Trogowogs to rebuild it, then used it to create a portal to travel into the Phantom Zone to find and rescue Superboy.[11]

 
Metropolis
September 14, 00:16 EDT

Zatanna, Tigress and Kaldur re-emerged from the Phantom Zone.[12]

 
Metropolis
September 14, post-05:46 EDT

The group took the school bus into battle against Dru-Zod and his forces at Planet Circle. Zatanna used magic to enable the bus to fly and render it invisible while Tigress drove. It rammed into Lor-Zod, but was later destroyed by the Emerald Empress. Everyone was able to get off safely beforehand.[13]

Appearances

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Vietti, Brandon (writer) & Sotta, Christina (director) (December 23, 2021). "Og Htrof Dna Reuqnoc!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 12. HBO Max.
  2. Dubuc, Nicole (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (February 4, 2011). "Schooled". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 5. Cartoon Network.
  3. Vogel, Michael (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (January 11, 2019). "Private Security". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 4. DC Universe.
  4. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (October 14, 2011). "Revelation". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 14. Cartoon Network.
  5. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (March 3, 2012). "Misplaced". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 19. Cartoon Network.
  6. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Murphy, Doug (director) (March 16, 2013). "Endgame". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 20. Cartoon Network.
  7. Grevioux, Kevin (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (December 9, 2021). "Nomed Esir!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 10. HBO Max.
  8. Chowdhry, Nida (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (December 16, 2021). "Teg Ydaer!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 11. HBO Max.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (December 30, 2021). "Kaerb Ym Traeh!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 13. HBO Max.
  10. Baumgart, Jake (writer) & Sotta, Christina (director) (December 2, 2021). "Odnu!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 09. HBO Max.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Vogel, Michael (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (May 19, 2022). "Ego and Superego". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 23. HBO Max.
  12. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (June 2, 2022). "Over and Out". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 25. HBO Max.
  13. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (June 9, 2022). "Death and Rebirth". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 26. HBO Max.
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