2005-07-09 20:59:07 UTC
Mr. McDuffie, my hat's off to you. I don't care *what* the demographics
are, so long as you continue to produce such high-quality work. I
haven't seen an American cartoon hit so many high-notes or move me so
much since Gargoyles (though Avatar the Last Airbender is shaping up
pretty good!)...I was really kept guessing, and couldn't see any way
out of the situation that didn't involve either the League voluntarily
disbanding or actually taking over!
Like the subject line says, SPOILERS beyond this point...
*The Clash already aired, of course, but I'd like to point out to those
who may have missed it that one of the buildings Superman and Captain
Marvel demolish is the "Lena Luthor" Hospital (I kept looking for
*YES!! The *true* villain behind Luthor WAS Brainiac! I called it!!
(not to brag or anything, it's just rare for me to successfully call
*anything*!^^) Luthor's joining with the Big B did make sense, after
all it was essentially what he was after anyhow. I did wonder why, if
Brainiac was after a new superpowerful body, did he let such a golden
opportunity as Amazo slip right past him...Bonus geek points for
Brainy's "giant head ship"!
*I'm glad we at least see a moment of humanity from Galatea...who
knows, after things resolve, maybe there'll be a place for Power Girl
in the League! So I guess Hamilton and the others don't get their
*Steel and Supergirl finally see some action...I'm assuming that Steel,
along with Luthor, is one of the three able to hack the fusion cannon;
who was the other? And was that Phil LaMarr as Steel?
*The extended fight with the Ulti-army was fantastic; pity about those
normal humans who had to fight the T-Rex, tho! Where's Beast Boy when
you need him?^^;
*Flash more than made up for his lack of presence in earlier episodes;
nice references to the Speed Force, as well as to Crisis on Infinite
Earths, in a way. I do find it hard to believe that he removed every
nanotrace of Brainiac from Luthor's body without killing him,
*Superman mentions setting up some sort of "embassey" on Earth for the
JL to work from...Hall of Justice, anyone?^^ (notice Summer Gleeson in
*"Who guards the guardsmen"? C'mon, that's not the translation most of
us comics fans are familiar with and you know it!^__^
*I never watched much of Batman Beyond, but this did seem like a good
way to end the series. It looks like it's 5-10 years after the show
ended? Wasn't Superman also a member of the future Justice League?
*Waller in the future sounded alot like the Oracle from The Matrix.
Normally cartoons going on about religious conviction annoy me, yet it
worked here. Sounds to me like she had *more* than admiration going on
for Bruce! Why does he look so much older than her, anyway? I like how
Bruce and Terry end up as almost the "Sanford and Son" of
*I wasn't expecting to ever see Ace again; nice how they gave her
closure. Look closely when the new Royal Flush gang changes back to
normal; "Queen" is one in more ways than one!^_^
*Lovely how themes and threads from shows all the way back to BTAS are
referenced; hell, I kept expecting Static and Krypto to help out!
Ironically, I just picked up the season one Batman box set and so
noticed that the final shot of JLU almost exactly approximates the
*first* shot of BTAS...(wipes tear away)
practically exploding from the geek-stacy...