01 February 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Doom Patrol: Chapter One: Challenge of the Timeless Commander

Finally, after being teased for over a year, DC Nation finally debuted Doom Patrol and it was good! The action packed minute definitely broke from the typical comic tradition of the DC Nation shorts, but that was perfectly fine with me. This was a nice introduction to the team and I am very eager to see what else is in store. As far as I am concerned this is another one of those DC properties that has been criminally underused (ala Metal Men). Also like Metal Men and Sword of the Atom, these Doom Patrol shorts make an argument for just bringing back Batman the Brave and the Bold for a couple more seasons.

31 January 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures: Bat With a Golden Tongue

After the League of Rodents, I was happy to revisit Bat-Bat. This time Mighty Mouse was too busy playing pinball (euphemism?) so Bat-Bat filled in to fight Ski Nose. The Worlds Finest Rodents ended up meeting this time to help Bats overcome his problem with telling bad jokes.

30 January 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures: The League of Super-Rodents

After his initial run and a revival in the 1970's, Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures was actually MMs third go around. And of course after Bat-Bat was added to the mythos, it was inevitable that soon a League would be introduced. Rather than a starfish, it was the cooperation between the Cow and Madame Marsupia that led to this first League of Super Rodents teaming. 

29 January 2014

Super History of Superman: Man of Steel (2013)

Man of Steel certainly has its critics, but for my money it was a great movie. And regardless of one's opinions on the movie itself, it has been anointed as the foundation of the forthcoming DC cinematic universe... if such a thing ever materializes.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures: Night of the Bat-Bat

As Mighty Mouse (originally Super Mouse) had taken inspiration  from Superman, it was fitting that Batman get a similar treatment in the Mighty Mouse universe. Bat-Bat, along with his youthful ward Tick AKA the Bug Wonder and their trusty butler Belfry protected Vermin City from villains like 10-Face and the Cow. It was fun seeing the John K style best known from Ren and Stimpy in this irreverent but funny 1987 parody.

28 January 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians Recap

The season was short, but mostly sweet indeed. After the legendary Challenge of the Super Friends season with the Legion of Doom, Galactic Guardians is my second favorite season of the Super Friends franchise. Its always nice when a series gets to go out on a high note.

27 January 2014

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Death of Superman

Superman died and it was all Firestorms fault! I guess I didn't realize that killing Superman was a recurring thing, but supposedly this episode took the lead from an out of continuity comic story - though I also picked up some serious Wrath of Khan / Search for Spock vibes, what with photon funeral, secret trance, and the recovery of the undead body,