23 March 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - MAD Presents Batman Family Feud

From this point on, the MAD shorts are probably going to continue dipping in quality since the best have already been used. At least the DC Nation version of this MAD short cut out some of the weaker material for time including a Joker subplot and I will admit, Batman's answers were funny. "Name something a penguin does?" I really don't like the designs of this sketch either which doesn't help my distaste. Still, its not a complete waste (ala Worlds Funnest) though I would still prefer other original material.

22 March 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The World's Greatest Super Friends Recap

The World's Greatest Super Friends stands out among the many seasons of Super Friends for going all out with the idea of "Super Friends meets fill in the blank." Although there were just 8 episodes,the season's theme was unique enough to distinguish them from the other 100+ episodes of the various Super Friends series. In fact, its good that after hitting the highlights of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings the series once again redefined itself. Super Friends meets E.T. or Super Friends meets Goonies may not have been as compelling and would have come off as more parody than anything else.

21 March 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Planet of Oz

I am not sure what I just watched, but I think I liked it. It was either really bad or brilliant - I haven't decided yet.  Not only was there a Wizard of Oz theme, but some interesting subliminal lesson on chemical reactions as Mxy tricked the Friends into making him an invincibility potion. Not sure why an all powerful imp couldn't just do that himself. Snow White's magic mirror, the witch from Hansel and Gretel, and Jawas also made appearances.

20 March 2013

Super History of Superman: Justice League of America (1967-8)

In 1968's Superman / Aquaman Hour of Adventure, episodes of Superman, Superboy, and Aquaman, were mashed together with those of a rotating slate of guest heroes including the Atom, the Flash (with Kid Flash), Green Lantern, Hawkman, the Teen Titans, and the Justice League (composed of all the adult heroes including Superman).

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Super Friends Meet Frankenstein

Last season, thanks to the shenanigans of Mr. Mxyzptlk, the Friends had a brief run in with old bolt neck AKA Frankenstein's monster. Whether the fans demanded it or not, Frankie was back and lets hope that we never find out if the third time's a charm.

19 March 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Terror at 20,000 Fathoms

This episode could also have been called "Holy Robo-Doppelganger Batman!" or "Captain Don't Call Him Nemo's Real Estate Scheme." As crazy as it sounds, the plots to use kryptonite laced missiles to sink continents sounded like a hybrid of Superman: The Movie and Superman Returns, in other words, not good. Not sure if Captain Nimoy is a real character either, or just a mix between Abraham Lincoln in a baseball cap and Spock.

18 March 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Universe of Evil

Opening with a wicked twist, the Super "Friends" are shown busting a dam and flooding a city. Huh!? Turns out these friends are actually Super Enemies. In this alternate universe, not only does Aquaman wear an eye-patch, but Robin has a mustache and Superman goes heavy on the eye shadow.