21 September 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - DC Nation's Farm League: Swimming Lessons

After the unexpected treat in the previous Batmongoose-centric Farm League short, the format was returned to two short shorts that failed to impress. Honestly, my favorite part of this short was the intro introducing the pun character names. After a quick chuckle, the joke is done and I am pretty much ready to move on. So, even though I may appreciate the name Captain Cod, the frozen fish stick jokes are a waste on me.

20 September 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Iron Cyclops

The Iron Cyclops did not prove to be the next big thing in supervillains, though his gimmick of showing the Earth's surface with anti-gravity rays was a good effort. As it turns out the cyclops was from the nearby planet of Xeron, a planet with no gravity... which I know from high school physics means it must also have no mass... which once again has me stumped. Once again this was lacking any real weight (ha ha) but it is amazing how so much story could be crammed into just a few minutes. I don't think more running time would have helped here, so at least it was short, if semi-sweet. Also, SPOILER ALERT, the Iron Cyclops was actually piloted my a frog man - not sure that was such a big reveal.

19 September 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Warlord's Amulet

Samurai vs an army of time traveling ghost warriors... now you're talking. In spite of a promising premise, this one was actually awfully dull. Also, if you want to travel through time to conquer Earth, you would think going back in time would be more strategic that trying to conquer a more advanced future. Then again, if you go back in time you could end up being your own grandfather and no one needs that kind of paradox.

18 September 2013

Super History of Superman: Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)

In 2010, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths introduced the Crime Syndicate including its ruthless leader Ultraman. While evil versions of the Justice League such as the Justice Lords had been introduced previously, these thugs took it to a whole other level of nasty.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Bazarowurld

Ah Skylab, we loved you and you repaid us by crashing into Australia. Where was Black Vulcan when we needed him! I have to admit that after a string of bad episodes, Bizarro is a welcome treat. What really makes this episode a winner is the inclusion of the always unpredictable red kryptonite. This time it seemed to turn Supes into Pinocchio. There was still plenty of bad writing to go around like when Superman was able to turn the red kryptonite into blue by letting the rays pass through his blue suit... WHAT? In the end though, I did get a kick out of this one - and just in time.

17 September 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Lava Men

"Shades of Neptune, the water is on fire!" How did Aquaman manage the crisis? By calling Superman for help of course. Interestingly, the King of the Lava Men (who was responsible for the shenanigans) next drained the ocean so there wouldn't be any water to put out his fires... The only problem was that the water itself had already proven to be flammable somehow. The logic has really been abandoned by this point so I guess the fact that Aquaman flew is insignificant. Of course, the Lava Men were defeated by Superman, not with his freeze breath, but with his heat vision. Turns out he over-heated the Lava Men and I am left wondering if the writers were from Bizarro World.

16 September 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Aircraft Terror

 Why are the Wonder Twins in every episode all of a sudden? I guess that's a minor issue though in this adventure which had a commercial airliner turn into a dragon after a lightning strike.Not only that, but the dragon could turn other aircraft into monsters. I sure hate it when that happens. The only good part of this disaster was when the Batjet was transformed into a flying bat. Please oh please, these episodes have to get better soon...