05 July 2010

Green Lantern's Brightest Days #4

#4 Superman: The Animated Series: In Brightest Day

Although I must acknowledge that this episode really butchered the origin of Green Lantern Hal Jordan - or rather Kyle Rayner - that Hal Jordan was essentially eradicated from this universes existence. Having said that, the story honored both Hal and Kyle, giving the latter his first onscreen and only (to date) spotlighted appearance. This episode also introduced the Green Lantern to the DC Animated Universe paving the way for John Stewart to become a main hero in Justice League.

All of the essential elements of the Lantern mythology were here, including Oa, the Guardians, the Oath, Abin Sur, and Sinestro. The episode also introduced the Green Lantern musical theme which would continue to accompany many of John Stewart pivotal scenes in Justice League. Even though this was a Superman episode, Supes did not overshadow or take away from Kyle's heroism. In the end this was not only one of the better Superman episodes, but one of the greatest onscreen moments for the Green Lanterns.

#25 - Justice League Unlimited: Initiation - John Stewart's new look
#24 - Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Death Race to Oblivion! - Guy Gardner's Lanternmobile
#23 - Justice League of America: Pilot - Doesn't air
#22 - Justice League Unlimited: The Once and Future Thing: Time Warped - Hal Jordan joins the league
#21 - Legends of the Superheroes - Lantern goes live-action
#20 - Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths - Darker shade of green
#19 - Batman Beyond: The Call - Lantern of the future
#18 - Static Shock: Fallen Hero
- Hero worshiped
#17 - Batman: The Brave and the Bold: The Revenge of the Reach! - Loads of Lanterns
#16 - The Batman: Ring Toss - Gotham by greenlight
#15 - Justice League: Hearts and Minds - More to the Corps
#14 - Justice League Unlimited: The Return - The Corps is greener yet
#13 - Justice League: The Savage Time - Ringless
#12 - Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Day of the Dark Knight - Guy is the man
#11 - Justice League: Legends - The Green Guardsman
#10 - DC Heroes: Justice League of America: Between Two Armies - Joining the League
#9 - Challenge of the Superfriends: Secret Origins of the Superfriends - Secret origin of Hal Jordan
#8 - Duck Dodgers: The Green Loontern - Looney Lanterns
#7 - Justice League: Secret Origins - John gets the limelight
#6 - Batman: The Brave and the Bold: The Eyes of Despero! - Guy the hero
#5 - Justice League: In Blackest Night - Green Lantern goes mainstream

#4 - Superman: The Animated Series: In Brightest Day - Welcome to the DCAU

04 July 2010

Watch the Blue Beetle Transform... Very Briefly

Thanks to AnimatedSuperheroes.com for alerting me to this test demo containing Blue Beetle footage for a potential Smallville replacement series. The actual Beetle part is very short, but the rest of the clip is worth watching.