Thursday, July 14, 2005
Justice League Unlimited
So if the undefeatable Superman and sixty other super heros took up shop in an orbiting space station equipped with a big energy weapon pointed down at the Earth, would you feel like the world was a safer place? That's been the storyline this season on the Justice League Unlimited on Cartoon Network. A government agency named Cadmus has gotten into a super powered arms race with the league. The cloned supergirl and created the Ultramen. These five super powered government agents looked familiar to fans of the original 70s and 80s Superfriends. The four parter season finale concludes this Saturday. If you are backed up on recent episodes of JLU, beware of the following spoilers. Recently Lex Luthor has been doing everything to discredit the league. He's made them look like authoritative despot wannabes. He hacked into their computer and set their energy weapon to destroy a government research center. Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, that Martian guy, and Hawkgirl turned themselves over to US custody. Batman declined incarceration but instead convinced the leader of Cadmus that Lex Luthor was the real enemy. In the gripping last seconds of the episode, the league gets released and discovers that Lex Luthor is really dead and his body had been taken over by Brainiac. Part 4 airs Saturday with the season finale (which takes place in the distant future) the following week.