Justice League

Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth #1

by Alan Rapp on January 24, 2017

in Comics

Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth #1 comic reviewDC Comics’ Rebirth storyline continues with Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth #1 which reintroduces readers to fashion model turned super-hero Vixen. Like other animal-powered DC heroes (Animal Man, B’wana Beast), Vixen has been largely a supporting player in the DCU since her introduction back in 1981. The Rebirth origins stay pretty faithful giving us a look back to Mari’s childhood and how the Tantu Totem (the magic necklace which gives her the powers and strengths of various animals when called upon) came into her possession.

Many may best remember her from her recurring role in Justice League Unlimited (voiced by Gina Torres), Vixen isn’t the most likely to star in her own comic (which is why she gets a Justice League of America: Rebirth issue rather than her own self-titled one-shot).

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Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2016

in Comics

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1 comic reviewDC Comics’ first big crossover following the Rebirth reboot pits the Justice League against the Suicide Squad when Batman fills in the rest of the League about Amanda Waller‘s private army of mercenary super-villains. When the Squad’s latest mission in Badhnisia goes bad the Justice League shows up (not realizing that the Squad will quite literally have to fight for their lives to prevent Waller from murdering them all by detonating the explosives at the base of each of their skulls).

The first issue culminates in the big battle between the two teams while showing some humor by acknowledging just how much of an unfair fight Task Force X has in store for them.

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Coming Soon – Justice League

by Alan Rapp on August 9, 2016

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Justice League
  • IMDb: link

Released during Comic-Con, the first trailer for Justice League offers us a look at Bruce Wayne’s (Ben Affleck) attempt to enlist other heroes to fight a looming threat. Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Amber Heard, Amy Adams, and Henry Cavill also star. The movie opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.

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Justice League: Gotham City Breakout

by Alan Rapp on July 25, 2016

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: LEGO DC Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout
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LEGO DC Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City BreakoutAnother lukewarm entry to the LEGO DC Super Heroes line, Justice League: Gotham City Breakout features two separate stories. First, Nightwing (Will Friedle) and Batgirl (Sarah Hyland) convince Batman (Troy Baker) to finally take a vacation leaving Gotham City in the hands of Superman (Nolan North). The trip to visit his old teacher Madame Mantis (Amy Hill) unveils a plot by Deathstroke (John DiMaggio) and Bane (Eric Bauza) to use a normally peaceful underground tribe to take over the world. While providing its moments, the adventure begins to drag during its second-half.

The other storyline features Superman having more trouble with the super-villains of Gotham City than he expected. Tricked by the Joker (Jason Spisak), Superman accidentally causes a break-out at Arkham Asylum. Even calling on the help of Cyborg (Khary Payton) and Wonder Woman (Grey Griffin), the heroes struggle to stop the chaos eventually allowing Robin (Scott Menville) to show them what crime-fighting in Gotham is all about.

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  • Title: DC Comics Super-Villains: Justice League Masterminds of Crime
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Super-Villains: Justice League Masterminds of CrimeDC Comics Super-Villains: Justice League Masterminds of Crime collects four two-part animated episodes and five single standalone episodes from Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, and Batman Beyond in this two-disc set.

The set includes the Justice League taking on Amazo and the android’s return to Earth, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Flash, and the Martian Manhunter fighting Despero on his homeworld, Lex Luthor putting together a Secret Society of super-villains, Grodd forming the Legion of Doom, a future Justice League adventure from Batman Beyond, and – my favorite of the collection – an episode where the Flash and Lex Luthor’s brains are switched causing trouble for both the Justice League and the Legion of Doom.

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