07 December 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Plastic Man in The Bat and the Eel

Its like getting a visit from an old friend. After quite a break, another Plastic Man short made its debut and what it lacked in shapeshifting it made up for in Batman! There was also a surprising absence of comedy, but It was a real treat to see a little back story of Plastic Man. Truth is, after enjoying this short I was compelled to revisit the previous three Plas shorts. I realized, this shorts series deserves a lot of credit. It may not be one of my all time favs (those would be Bat Man of Shanghai or Amythest) but its been one of the gems of DC Nation. Also, kudos for the Dark Knightish look of Batman.

06 December 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - A Fistful of Knuckles

This was the first of three Hero High episodes featuring appearances by heroes of the DC universe - this one featuring the Captain himself. Reporter Billy Batson just happened to be in the right place to help the teens bust a bank robbery by Knuckles, who curiously seemed to favor a karate chop. This show managed an even more cartoony feel than the Shazam! episodes and so the even shorter 12 minutes was plenty. Its just too bad that Captain Marvel (not counting a couple of Billy scenes) only managed maybe a 15 seconds of air time. Did I mention there was a shark with a monocle and a penguin with a fire hose?
Episode Count: 0478
Series Count: (1 of 3)

05 December 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Star Master and the Solar Mirror

Admittedly, a three-eyed lion face dude has a pretty good look - sort of a Despero vibe, but flying around in a green submarine makes him seem like he is trying to hard to copy the Beetles. The quality of the episode sadly ended with that design.

04 December 2013

Super History of Superman: Super Best Friends Forever (2012)

While Supergirl appeared in all five of the charming SBFF short's her cousin Kal only appeared in Grounded, in which he received a Super wedgie. Not Supes greatest moment, though deserving of a chuckle.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Circus Plot

This horrendous episode might have you singin' "Bring back my Tawney to me," after Tony the Tawney Tiger's failed attempt to join the circus. You'd think a talking tiger in a suit would be a big attraction, but I guess no one wants to hear a tiger sing or recite poetry.

03 December 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Mister Atom, the Smasher

The diabolical robot, Mr. Atom took over an electronics store to build human looking robot police in order to incite mass hysteria by causing traffic jams. As it turns out, Uncle Dudley was just as much of a nuisance, inadvertently creating his own traffic jam (same intersection to save animation costs) with an electromagnetic "door-opener" gone awry. What do you know, the device was key to exploding the robot minions. Luckily, the waves were smart enough to only fry "bad" circuits rather than destroying all electronics on the planet. As for Mr. Atom, the dude was a legit Captain Marvel foe, first appearing in 1947 with pretty much the same classic look.

Episode Count: 0474
Series Count: (10 of 12)
First Appearance: Mr. Atom

02 December 2013

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Airport Caper

Night Owl made an appearance in this episode, but before you get out the welcome mat for Rorschach or Dr. Manhattan, this Night Owl was a villain with an affinity for darkness and tiger cubs, not a Watchman.