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Justice League Action – Party Animal

by Alan Rapp on December 5, 2018

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  • Title: Justice League Action – Party Animal
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Justice League Action - Party Animal television review

The holiday-themed “Party Animals” gives us a look at the Justice League at Green Arrow‘s (Chris Diamantopoulos) Christmas party. Even Batman (Kevin Conroy) makes an appearance, when the Flash (Charlie Schlatter) learns that the Dark Knight’s attendance is all the Emerald Archer wants for the holiday and decides to kidnap Batman at super-speed. The party is interrupted by the appearance of Plastic Man (Dana Snyder) who brings the tranked-out Solomon Grundy (Fred Tatasciore), captured earlier in the episode, as his guest. Grundy’s outburst, and the sequence of events which follow offer the true meaning of the holiday. Green Arrow’s insistence on letting the events play out even earns him some appreciation from Batman (and what more could Ollie ask for?).

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Archie Meets Batman ’66 #4

by Alan Rapp on November 13, 2018

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Archie Meets Batman '66 #4 comic reviewThe Bat-villains reign of terror in Riverdale continues as the Joker attempts to brainwash Jughead (a process that turns out to be harder than the Clown Prince of Crime expected), and Catwoman, under the guise of Miss Kitka (in a nice nod to 1966’s Batman: The Movie), wins the hearts of the high school boys (although she is startled by the sudden appearance of Batgirl and Robin). Now the pair will just to have to fight their way through the rest of the school to get their hands on the felonious feline.

We still don’t get an appearance of Batman, but Bruce Wayne finally arrives in town to attend the gala at the estate of Hiram Lodge where he discovers not only the Siren swaying the adults under her spell but also the town being turned over to the Joker, the Riddler, the Penguin, and Catwoman.

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Archie Meets Batman ’66 #3

by Alan Rapp on October 3, 2018

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Archie Meets Batman '66 #3 comic reviewWith Batman still in Gotham City dealing with the Bookworm, a subplot that takes up more pages than I expected (but without it the Caped Crusader wouldn’t be included here at all), Robin and Batgirl have made their settled into their undercover roles in Riverdale to see what the fuss is all about.

Thanks to the Siren, the dastardly the Joker, Catwoman, the Riddler, and the Penguin now have control of the adults of Riverdale. Now if they could just get rid of those meddlesome kids!

By the end of Archie Meets Batman ’66 #3 both Robin and Batgirl will run across a few clues to make an educated guess about the city’s new visitors and the hamburger-starved Jughead will get a far closer look at the town’s new Joker Burgers than he had planned.

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Action Comics #1003

by Alan Rapp on October 2, 2018

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Action Comics #1003 comic reviewIt isn’t every comic you get to see Batman mug a woman in an alley and joke around with Superman about it. Without delving more into why she needs it, Action Comics #1003 features Robinson Goode acquiring some black market Kryptonite. Whether or not she meant to carry the unshielded meteorite fragment into the Daily Planet, it certainly has an effect on Clark Kent.

Which, of course, is how we come to find Batman mugging the woman and relieving her of the rare and expensive trinket. It also leads Goode back to her supplier who gets taken down by the ominous Red Cloud. Although the Man of Steel arrives too late to see it in action, he may have just found his first clue as to what is happening in the Metropolis underworld.

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  • Title: Justice League Unlimited – This Little Piggy
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Justice League Unlimited - This Little Piggy television review

Our Throwback Tuesday post takes us back to the animated adventures of Justice League. “This Little Piggy” is a hell of a goofy episode that features Wonder Woman (Susan Eisenberg) being turned into a pig by the sorceress Circe (Rachel York). Needing all the help he can get, Batman (Kevin Conroy) turns to his old friend Zatanna (Jennifer Hale) to try and break the spell. When that fails, he calls on a few C-list Justice Leaguers to hunt down both the Wonder Pig (who goes missing) and Circe. All of the bizarre antics later, including Wonder Pig wandering into a slaughter house, conclude with Batman paying Circe’s price for Diana’s freedom in a way that brings both Circe and Zatanna to tears.

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