Originally posted by WhitebaconWhat was the deal with Hawkman? Was that legit, or is the guy a nutjob?
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They purposefully left that open to your interpretation (and/or future follow ups.) Thru the episode, they pushed towards nutjob, with nothing to back up Carter's story, but with the same basic story being presented as legit in the comic books, you could go either way.
Very impressive opening act for the new season -- I wasn't sure how they'd top the CADMUS plot from the previous season. Having the real world intrude on the comic hero hijinx was really a nice touch... but I think the Legion of Doom arc is going to work just as well, since it sets up an anti-league organization that's more than just a bunch of random baddies. Having a power struggle within the group and keeping the League in the dark about the group existing at all is an interesting dynamic. I was also impressed with the casual toss-off mention of Hitler and the Spear of Destiny; pretty daring for a Cartoon Network show.
Oh, and line of the show goes to "She's, you know... Brazillian."
I was under the impression that the Doom Patrol episode of Titans wasn't until next Saturday? Well, shame on me for missing that.
JLU has been awesome thus far. The scene at the end of the second episode shown Saturday night was absolutely astounding. I'm also really enjoying their treatment of the Grodd character, in that they've made a super-intelligent ape not look absolutely ridiculous lording it over other super-villains.
Like I said in this thread, it's yet another example of a season not looking terribly impressive on paper but delivering in spades. If they keep up the pacing of what they've done so far, this could easily surpass last season.
Both episodes Saturday evening were freakin' incredible. Honestly. Between Warlord, Metallo and Silver Banshee in the first ep, and Grodd explaining the Viking Prince story in the second ep, and the rest of the Legion Of Doom sitting there soaking it all in and UNDERSTANDING why they should care about the prince, then WW spinning into costume, GA humming his own theme, and J'onn quitting. Everything. Geek-out. I really can't wait for this all to come out in complete sets as I plan on getting every season. The next ep with Batman, Flash and Orion vs. the Rogues. Spooge. ;-)
I did like the Titans Doom Patrol episode better,t ho. Mento? I totally forgot about him.
I wasn't impressed by the Warlord episode. Maybe it's the fact that I loved Grell's work when I was a kid, read the entire series, and was expecting something different. It was okay, but I didn't think it was anything special. Who's the guy in armor, anyway? Didn't ring a bell. Only thing that I liked about the episode was the advancement of the LOD story arc, with Grodd wiping out the brain. Classic.
The second episode, however, with the Viking Prince, was way cool. Joe Kubert art? Agent Faraday? Diana spinning to transform into Wonder Woman? Awesome. Hell, the scene with Diana flashing the bracers was hella cool...
Jon Benjamin HAV should be so much better. I read an interview with JoBen where he said the show-long arcs were something they added after most of the show had already been pitched and written. Which is too bad since it's routinely the worst part.