Justice League

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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  • 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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Justice League – Hearts and Minds

by Alan Rapp on September 6, 2018

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  • Title: Justice League Unlimited – Hearts and Minds
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Justice League - Hearts and Minds television review

Our Throwback Thursday post takes us back to the animated adventures of Justice League. Although I don’t think it was necessarily deliberate, Justice League didn’t paint a very flattering picture of the Green Lantern Corps. In their first appearance, the Corps abandoned John Stewart (Phil LaMarr) when their fellow Lantern is accused of destroying an entire planet in “In Blackest Night.” In the opening scene of “Hearts and Minds” Galius and Arkkis are killed by soldiers (rather easily). There’s also an odd story break where John Stewart’s old flame Katma Tui (Kim Mai Guest) somehow survives the same encounter, escapes without notice, hides her identity as a Green Lantern and joins the villain’s inner circle of priestess concubines. That’s quite a bit to happen completely off-screen without any explanation.

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  • Title: Justice League Unlimited – Double Date
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“You’re cute when you’re an insufferable smarty pants.”

Justice League Unlimited - Double Date television review

Our Throwback Thursday post takes us back to the animated adventures of Justice League. If it wasn’t for “Clash” this would be my favorite episode of Justice League. There’s so much to enjoy here as the episode gives us pairings of the Question (Jeffrey Combs) and the Huntress (Amy Acker) along with Green Arrow (Kin Shriner) and Black Canary (Morena Baccarin). Opening with the Huntress failing a test and being kicked out of the League when she attempts to kill a Federal witness (who murdered her family years before), the episode moves into Huntress teaming up with the Question while Black Canary and Green Arrow are tasked with keeping the loathsome Mandragora (Glenn Shadix) safe from them. Written by Gail Simone, starring Amy Acker and Morena Baccarin, and featuring my favorite version of the Question, it would be nearly impossible for me not to love this episode. And the humor! Oh, my.

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Justice League #1

by Alan Rapp on June 9, 2018

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Justice League #1 comic reviewWriter Scott Snyder and artist Jim Cheung relaunch the Justice League with a first issue that throws the reader into a battle between the Neanderthal army of Vandal Savage and the Justice League. Several DC heroes as shown, and others are mentioned as the group fights across the world on multiple fronts. However, the true danger lies not on the ground but from the skies.

There’s much to like here include the classic nod to the Justice League meeting in the Hall of Justice. This new version also has the Martian Manhunter as the chairman of the league, using his telepathic abilities to connect the heroes around the globe and, when necessary, bring the core members together in a psychic board room. I’m also pleased to see that the core group includes another female hero, besides Wonder Woman, in Hawgirl.

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