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April's New JUSTICE LEAGUE!!

Published at: March 31, 2002, 2:26 a.m. CST by staff

I am – Hercules!!

An Amazon taking over Lex Luthor’s old gang? A seeming homage to “Crisis on Earth 2?”

A little housecleaning here: TV Guide Online doesn’t currently offer plotlines for any of the four new “Justice League” installments airing in April, so here’s the word directly from our pals at the Cartoon Network:

"Fury.” (Part I - Sunday, April 7, 7 p.m.; Part II - Sunday, April 14, 7 p.m.) When a renegade Amazon named Aresia takes over Lex Luthor's old gang, the Justice League comes together to stop her jewel-stealing rampage. But Aresia is up to more than larceny, as she unleashes a plague that affects half the population - the male half. With the men of the Justice League falling victim, it is up to Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl to stop her from destroying "Man's world."

"Legends." (Part I - Sunday, April 21, 7 p.m.; Part II - Sunday, April 28, 7 p.m.). While battling a giant robot, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Flash and J'Onn J'Onzz are blasted into an alternate reality. In idyllic Seaboard City, they meet their doppelgangers, a group of old-fashioned comic book heroes called the Justice Guild of America. As they search for a way to get back to their reality, the members of the Justice League join the Justice Guild to battle villains like the Sportsman, Dr. Blizzard and the Musicmaster. But as they team up with Catman, Black Siren, Tom Turbine, the Green Guardsman and The Streak, Green Lantern begins to realize that there's something peculiar about Seaboard City and its hometown superheroes.

I am – Hercules!!





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  • March 31, 2002, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Justice League is only alright.

    by Steal_Dragon

    Justice League is only alright. They don't follow the orgins well like Hawk girl and Wonder Woman are totally off and if Wonder Woman never left Paradise Isle and neither have the amazons why is her outfit red, white, and blue with white stars. Also why is Superman such a whimp. He is the man of steal and by the way steal should have been on the show, not Hawk Girl or put Hawk Man and can Green Lantern's lips get any bigger the ones that they put on him are plain racist, any way why is Superman a whimp he has all the powers and Martha Kent could kick his ass and also they should be longer I sware they run a little over 5 minutes and you have to wait another week to see the end and it always disappoints me. Like I said before Justice League is only ok, the animation could be better and so could the story lines. Bring back the writers of the first Batman Cartoon with Kevin Conroy in 1992 and/or X men cartoon writers, those were worth watching.

  • March 31, 2002, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Justice League is only alright.

    by Steal_Dragon

    Justice League is only alright. They don't follow the orgins well like Hawk girl and Wonder Woman are totally off and if Wonder Woman never left Paradise Isle and neither have the amazons why is her outfit red, white, and blue with white stars. Also why is Superman such a whimp. He is the man of steal and by the way steal should have been on the show, not Hawk Girl or put Hawk Man and can Green Lantern's lips get any bigger the ones that they put on him are plain racist, any way why is Superman such a whimp. He has all the powers and Martha Kent could kick his ass and also the episodes should be longer I sware they run a little over 5 minutes and you have to wait another week to see the end and it always disappoints me. Like I said before Justice League is only ok, the animation could be better and so could the story lines. Bring back the writers of the first Batman Cartoon with Kevin Conroy in 1992 and/or X men cartoon writers, those were worth watching.

  • March 31, 2002, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Justice League

    by Unnatural

    I hate to say it, but I quit watching after the Wonder Woman 2 parter. Don't know, just isn't as gripping as BTAS was. Heck, I even prefer Batman Beyond. Too bad, this had potential. Oh, and Steal Dragon -- it is the "Man of Steel" otherwise he would be a criminal. :)

  • March 31, 2002, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Does any one else feel the same?

    by The Armageddon

    I'm a fan of the comics and the shows they make about DC characters, my favorite is the first batman cartoon series. The justice league is a an okay show, but every time i see GL, I get angry. I know you all have talked about this before for an unknown amount of time. But the way they just spit on all gl fans like this. Damn! That's the one reason that keeps me from loving this show.

  • March 31, 2002, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Uh, what's wrong with GL?

    by Lukecash

    I like the Justice Leauge...it is a good cartoon. It is begining to find its voice and stride in story telling. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++But I am confused on one things/ Whats the matter with John Steward as GL? He was a G.L. in the comics! Granted he was't a military type-but he really can't be the 1970 angry black man, now can he? They dissed Kyle, cause he was the GL in Superman cartoon.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++And I don't care if Superman isn't as tought as he is in the comics...he's more intresting.

  • March 31, 2002, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Good idea, mediocre series

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    I can't say that I've been too impressed with what I've seen of the Justice League. As soon as I heard that the series was in the works I was psyched, yet when it finally debuted, it was sort of weak. The writing is nowhere near the quality of Batman:TAS, or even Superman. It just isn't in it's groove yet. Of course, the one thing that I'll give them credit for was turning Aquaman into a man. And while the series might not be all that great, it still beats Morrison's JLA run. What kind of crap was that first story arc? I was dissapointed with the whole, "hey, everyone, these guys are kicking our asses and enslaving the Earth, but we can fight back. All you need to do is get a lighter..." Screw that...

  • March 31, 2002, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Green Lantern is pissed off because...

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    ...he knows that he's just the token black guy. Really, that's all there is to it.

  • March 31, 2002, 4:18 a.m. CST

    There's something Herc forgot to mention...

    by The Killer-Goat

    www.toonzone.net mentions that production issues affected the timely release of the "Injustice For All" 2-parter that was to introduce the Injustice Gang's 'formation' under Lex and precede the "Fury" eps. Since Injustice was delayed, there might be some reference surprises. I have to admit my 2 favorite characters so far are the obnoxious Flash and the bull-headed HawkGirl for having human, self-serving personalities that aren't cookie-cutter hero templates. Superman does seem to get knocked around far more than he used to, for someone who's faced super-powered aliens and the like before. And other than that great scene interrogating Deadshot, Batsy isn't as dark or brooding as he normally got portrayed in any of his earlier series. But other than that I think there's been very good character interaction development. I miss the gritty drama present in the Batman plots like "Over the Edge", or Superman's "Late Mr. Kent". We get glimpses now and then (Aquaman's hand), but other than Brave and Bold and Enema Below, alot of these stories are taking place way too removed from Earth, disjointing the human appeal.

  • March 31, 2002, 10:12 a.m. CST

    I'll watch, but...

    by XTheCrovvX

    ...not as religiously as i tuned in for Batman:TAS, the 90's X-men cartoon(which did NOT suck, Uncle Fucka.), Superman, and Batman Beyond. So far, what ive seen is a show that's still yet to find its little niche in the world, much in the same way that Batman Beyond was struggling in those first few episodes. The thing is, i saw more promise in Batman Beyond in those first few eps than I do in Justice League. The first appearance of Inque pretty much guaranteed me sticking to BB from that day on. There's been nothing like that for Justice League, aside from the Aquaman story, and the Green Lantern trial episode. Other than that, it seems very slapped together. Entertaining, but nowhere near the standard that Warner bros animation usually upholds. Here's hoping it comes together with time. I know this much, though...no matter how lackluster this show gets, there's no way it can sink any lower than X-men Evolution. How miserable is that piece of crap....Mystique a high school principal my ass....anyways...Revolution is my name.

  • March 31, 2002, noon CST

    Harry laying an egg?

    by aceattorney

    Yuck

  • March 31, 2002, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Almost forgot, though...a VERY important reminder...

    by XTheCrovvX

    New episodes of Invader Zim are being aired on Nickelodeon. And i dont know how many new ones are left...show your support before it fades out of existence!! Obey the fist!

  • March 31, 2002, 2:03 p.m. CST

    I enjoy it, but it's sort of ehhhh...

    by bjmc1975

    The JL show I'd like to see would feature a lot more DCU guest stars and fewer generic big threats. Have Plasticman or Green Arrow tool around with the league for a two-parter. Also, I don't understand why they can't use the real JSA when everything involved is owned by the same company (AOL Time Warner, of course). Is there some sort of weird seperate liscensing deal for JSA no one knows about? But the animation is quite good, I'd just like plot occasionally.

  • March 31, 2002, 2:05 p.m. CST

    I enjoy it, but it's sort of ehhhh...

    by bjmc1975

    The JL show I'd like to see would feature a lot more DCU guest stars and fewer generic big threats. Have Plasticman or Green Arrow tool around with the league for a two-parter. Also, I don't understand why they can't use the real JSA when everything involved is owned by the same company (AOL Time Warner, of course). Is there some sort of weird seperate liscensing deal for JSA no one knows about? But the animation is quite good, I'd just like plot occasionally.

  • March 31, 2002, 2:30 p.m. CST

    I mean the early 90's X-Men thats now on ABC Family

    by Steal_Dragon

    Not that bucket of piss X-men Evolution or that rip off of X-Men that has nothing to do with X-Men, "Mutant X". Man I hope, no I pray that show gets canceled.

  • March 31, 2002, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Just like to confirm the new Zim episodes.

    by SpacePhil

  • March 31, 2002, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Just like to confirm the new Zim episodes...

    by SpacePhil

    ... Sundays at 1 pm, and Fridays at 9:30 pm.

  • March 31, 2002, 3:55 p.m. CST

    I'd love to see...

    by Voice O. Reason

    ...The Legion. Yeah, sure they were in the "Superman" cartoon, but it'd still be cool.

  • March 31, 2002, 5:11 p.m. CST

    The Streak! You mean Ray Stevens is going to be there?

    by Sgt.WojoJoJo

    Sorry I just had to bring that up. Anyway I've seen a few Jusitce League Episodes and I haven't been real crazy about it. First off I just can't see Batman going around the world and partnering with other super-heros I mean protecting Gotham is a full time job. Secondly we just don't learn anything about the superheros personal lives. That was one thing we got to see in Batman the Animated Series where not every episode was about solving some sort of crisis. There were many episodes such as a "Bullet for Bullock" which just looked at the life at Gotham's favorite overweight cop. And another thing every time I hear the name Jon Stewart I keeping thinking Daily Show and then Steve Carell as the Flash and Frank DeCaro as Martian Manhunter. Is this wrong I don't know that's up to you true beleivers. Now my coffee break is over and I got to get back on patrol. See Ya. THEY CALL HIM THE STREAK!

  • March 31, 2002, 9:35 p.m. CST

    JUSTICE LEAGUE sucks unbearably

    by KingKrypton

    It's an insult to the DC icons. But at least Cartoon Network's giving us a new He-Man cartoon! Yee-ha! That more than makes up for JL's crappiness!

  • March 31, 2002, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Here's What JL Needs

    by Mr. Smegma

    We need to see Hawk Girl fuck herself with that goddamn hammer while sucking Wonder Woman's clit! Jesus Christ what a SLOPPY SLOPPY show! The ani is horrid, I mean the PERSPECTIVE is screwy in many shots. I've forced myself thru 3 eps now and whoever is reasponsible for Flash's lame pseudo-humor needs a nailgun to the nads. The plots aren't much better, real paint-by-numbers vibe. Just nuke it.

  • April 1, 2002, 12:08 a.m. CST

    So what's up with that G.I.Joe ad that was on Cartoon Networ

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    Is there a new GI Joe series, or did CN just get the rights to the old shit? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

  • April 1, 2002, 4:41 a.m. CST

    Since you asked, Evil Reader, if that is your real name...

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    ...no, I wasn't watching the ad. I was still sort of dealing with the Easter thing and my niece was changing the channel. Just caught the last few seconds and was wondering what the hell it was all about.__________As far as the laser guns go, why not let them use 'em, it ain't like they ever hit anything.__________Oh yeah, I'm sort of glad to find out that it wasn't some sort of updated version of the show, with shitty CGI to intro the old clips, kind o' like they did with the Transformers a few years back. That sucked. Yet, it was still a quadrillion times more entertaining than that old Go-Bots cartoon.__________And the cartoon was from the 80's. Just figured I'd point that out. Snoochie bootchies.

  • April 1, 2002, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Okay, who woke up Evil Reader?

    by EricAlan69

    That's fifteen demerits, dammit. Never on a Sunday engage in banter, chat and/or repartee' with Evil Reader. 'Tis very dangerous to one's sense of sanity. // e.

  • April 1, 2002, 9:11 a.m. CST

    I like JL.

    by Iroquois_Pliskin

    Mainly Michael Rosenbaum voicing the Flash, he sounds cocky and feels like a total wise-ass, which is what I love about the character. Now if only they had an odd JL/Smallville tie-in episode where flash goes back in time by accident and meets a young Lex Luthor, voiced by.... well, the SAME GUY. I dont like the fact that they made Bats abit too... I dunno, light-hearted? He smiles and smirks more often! I used to remember when Bats did stuff like that, someone was in for a beating. Now he smiles and smirks at everyone! What was that line Robin said in B:TNAS? You know "If he smiles, run away"? I cant remember. I like Animated Supes moreso than normal DC comics Supes, he isn't a god! He's a MAN OF STEEL. Steel isn't a miracle alloy that cannot break or get damaged, it has weaknesses. Superman having just that single weakness against kryptonite... eh. He should fall down, get knocked out and bleed like the rest of us. Think of him as DC's non-mutant Logan, with super powers and a thing against kryptonite. He cant break bones, he cant "die", but he can bleed, get knocked unconcious and grow old. Now, as for X-Men evolution, which I like(mainly due to the fact that the voice acting is top-notch, and the fact that Scott McNeil cast as Logan is a perfect match). I dont like the fact that logan seems more "soft" on this than in the comic or past shows, but stll he retains the "Logan" feel. Nothing beats marvel and DC superhero shows from the early 90's, but the newer shows still are good. JL, BB, X-M:E and the rest are good. Also, the fact is... more recent shows are technically BETTER than past ones. B:TAS and X-Men had an edgy/dark feel to them, BTAS was violent and X-Men dealt with hatred for mutants and other things that in past shows would've been a no-no. Honestly, would you hae seen that in a show like... The Super Friends?

  • April 1, 2002, 1:40 p.m. CST

    MY ONLY PROBLEM IS WITH GREEN LANTERN...

    by Craiggers

    I like the Justice League cartoon. My favorite character definately being the Flash; he's hilarious. Anyway, my only miff is that they chose the John Stewart Green Lantern instead of either Hal Jordan (preferred choice; than they could do the kick ass Zero Hour story), or Kyle Rayner. But no, instead they do John Stewart, the incredibly boring Green Lantern. His character is pretty much the same as Martian Manhunter's, though MM is far cooler. So replace Stewart with someone more interesting. I'm also looking forward to some interesting cameos, most notably some involving Plastic Man, Green Arrow (Oliver Queen, not Conner), etc. We'll just wait and see. And Invader Zim ruled btw. I saw someone had besmirched it somewhere on Talkback; Zim is the BEST show on Nick right now. So eat it. Hard.

  • April 1, 2002, 3:06 p.m. CST

    How about a Green Lantern cameo on smallville?

    by TheMatarife

    Thats what I want.

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