19 October 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - DC's World's Funnest #6

Just when you thought there were no more World's "Funnest" episodes... I guess this wasn't the worst thing ever, but it was a complete waste of a minute and a delay in seeing a new short that I might actually enjoy. I wonder how you make heat vision out of clay. And I really hope there aren't any more of these.

18 October 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Playground of Doom

 If you were hoping for another encore by the Legion of Doom your hopes were dashed. Instead this was essentially Teletubbies of Doom. Honestly, I cant' even begin to describe how horrible this episode was, but hopefully this picture gives a decent idea. "At least they didn't leave muddy footprints all over the city."

Episode Count: 0450
Series Count: (52 of 66)

17 October 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Day of the Dinosaurs

This one started with Samurai checking out Wonder Woman's mysterious crack - which wasn't all that interesting until dinosaurs started coming out of it. We got clashes with a t-rex, triceroptops, and... Morlocks? This was basically a ripoff of the Time Machine as the super duo next met up with an "enlightened" species of weirdos. Surprise! The Morlocks were the good guys and I learned a valuable lesson about prejudice. This was a decent Samurai showcase for his fan club of 10, but this series has long since grown stale.

Episode Count: 0449
Series Count: (51 of 66)

16 October 2013

Super History of Superman: Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010)

Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam was a high point of the far too brief run of the animated DC Showcase line of shorts. Running just 25 minutes,the tale didn't waste too much time with world building or back story. Most of the time was devoted to the team up of Captain Marvel and the Man of Steel against the evil Black Adam.

Superman 75th Anniversary Short Decoded

Certainly there were some big on and off screen moments omitted (in particular Lois & Clark and Superman Returns), but this 2 minute short was still all kids of awesome. I may have missed a couple references, but I will do my best to point out those I identified starting with the opening homage to Supes' debut in Action Comics #1. Here goes:

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - A Pint of Life

Nothing like a little lesson about blood transfusions to get your Saturday morning off on the right foot. Somehow the episode managed to work in quite a few Indiana Jones references making it actually halfway tolerable - although its shameful that Aquaman was almost killed by fish. Join us next week for Aquaman and the Temple of Doom!

Episode Count: 0448
Series Count: (50 of 66)

15 October 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Revenge of Doom

The long awaited return of the Legion of Doom! So what exactly was the plan that brought the Legion out of retirement? To turn the Super Friends into crystal. Something I never learned in chemistry is that x-rays can counteract crystal and so the LOD was once again thwarted. I definitely was fun to see the Legion again, but this was a tad anticlimactic. I wondered why this was the idea they came up with for a mega return episode, but Lex's final line about how Superman was "crystal clear" made me realize the whole episode was written to set up that lame pun. Classic.

14 October 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Terror on the Titanic

Meanwhile at the Hall of Justice Black Vulcan and Aquaman were just hanging out when they learned that a giant poop monster was released by divers searching the remains of the legendary Titanic. It turned out the poop was actually mutated algae, and the ship itself had also mutated into a monster. No explanation was ever made for how the Titanic was transformed into a sea monster, but lets be honest, no explanation would have made any sense. Now, you may have guessed, the ship was defeated by an iceberg. Ironic? More like idiotic. The original iceberg had already sunk the ship and it was still miraculously revived. Why should it be any different this time? I can not in good conscience recommend this episode to anyone.