18 May 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - New Teen Titans: Kidz Korner 4 Kidz

This was the Titans version of a Sesame Street style "kidz" show. Although it was not the most successful effort from the shorts series, it was fun seeing a ton of cameos including one by the ever coy Wonder Girl.

17 May 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Crime Costume Caper

Greta Grim's  crime costume essentially turned her into Inspector Gadget, almost a match for Plastic Man. She actually wanted Plas to try to stop her so she could advertise and sell her costumes after successful getaways. This was another action packed adventure with a much better pace than a lot of the previous adventures. Based on an alternate credit sequence for the final three episodes on the DVD, I am guessing these last episodes were part of a later development cycle which wisely upped the action and the plastic-antics for the better.

Episode Count: 0371
Series Count: (34 of 35)

16 May 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Plastic Man Meets Plastic Ape

 A giant plastic ape? Sold! The plastic ape element was also fun as it allowed a stretch off between the simian and Plas. In fact this episode seemed to have more stretching than usual with Plastic Man assuming shapes from a bed to a jack hammer to a torpedo to a phone booth. Even Hula got in on the act after accidental exposure to plastic gas. One thing I didn't like was that the ape was really just regular size. Being giant was a result of his plasticity. Why didn't Plas just make himself giant? In the end, this was another fun but frivolous romp.

Episode Count: 0370
Series Count: (33 of 35)

15 May 2013

Super History of Superman: Superman (1988)

The 1988 Superman show is an oft forgotten animated series produced by Ruby-Spears Productions which ran for just 13 episodes. Developed as a 50th anniversary tribute to the Man of Steel, the series also incorporated music from Superman: The Movie and opening narration from the 1950s Adventures of Superman television series. While it may not have been the classic series fans were hoping for, it was a huge course correction from the abysmal Superman IV the year previous.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - City of Ice

When the screeching old hag, Miss Frost (oh so clever), discovered some youth gas, she turned into a Christmas elf. Her plan? To reverse the gas to make all the world old. Speaking of old people and gas this was a bit of a stinker. At least it included baby yetis in diapers.

Episode Count: 0369
Series Count: (32 of 35)

14 May 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Plastic Mummy Meets Disco Mummy

After much waiting its the long anticipated Disco Mummy! The Disco Mummy was quite a character, driving a Mummy-mobile with a mummy dog and falling in love with Plas. Of course, real love doesn't make people change and Disco Mummy insisted on making Plas into a Mummy, so perhaps it was just infatuation.

13 May 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Sale of the Century

I think I am beginning to see the light at the end of the long plastic tunnel. I just completed the 3rd of 4 DVDs of the series and its looks like disc 4 is a short one. Oh Plas, I feel like we have been through a lot together but I am ready to move on. Anyways, this one focused on a car salesman that Hula found hilarious because he joked about sitting on a hot fudge sundae. Quite a sense of humor Hula. Things got complicated when the salesman Gearshift Swift sold Earth to an alien for an exploding ball. Then the alien towed Earth away making wild weather. This was exceptionally stupid.

Episode Count: 0367
Series Count: (30 of 35)