The timestamp is a device used in both the Young Justice TV series and the comic tie-in to indicate date, time and location. Locations are usually "stamped" on their first appearance in the episode, or a second time if the action has crossed over into another calendar day.

Characteristics Edit

Gotham City
January 1, 16:16 EST

Timestamps are made up of five basic elements:

  • Location: This can be a town or city, a county or parish, a state, or a general description, such as Atlantic Ocean, Northern India, or Geosynchronous orbit.
  • Date: This allows for the action to be placed in the timeline.
  • Time: An indication of the time using a 24 hour clock.
  • A timezone: A two, three or four letter abbreviation, indicating local time, taking into account daylight savings time. If no standard name is used, there is an offset off UTC. Thus far, the following have been used:
  • Year: With the time skip between season one and season two, notes are appended under the timestamp to identify the year. This has been done by adding "Five Years Later", or "Team Year Zero" or "Team Year Five", where Zero equals 2010 and Five 2015.