I always love seeing Bane, so having the episode focus on him was a treat.
Loved the leadership struggle, particularly because the Kid Flash/Robin interaction was so hilarious. I do love that they're so spot-on with Robin and Kid Flash's characters. Going with Aqualad as the team's leader is certainly a different direction than the normal Robin-led teams and I wonder how long that'll last, since they clearly established that Robin will eventually take the reigns himself.
One thing that didn't work for me is the sudden Miss Martian crush on Superboy. I'm sure it'll work for me at some point, but considering he spent the entirety of last week's episode yelling at her and being a jerk, the sudden 180 didn't make any sense. It's not like they forgot about it, either, as they alluded to that episode a couple of times.
Got a kick out of the Sportsmaster cameo, as if they REALLY want to hammer home the difference in tone between this show and Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
MM: There IS a secret entrance, but he's also hiding something. Bane: Ah ah ah, chica! Bane is not that easy. MM: Argh! He's mentally reciting...fútbol scores...en español!
"You wear a disguise to look like human guys, but you're not a man, you're a chicken, Boo!"
Originally posted by It's FalseOne thing that didn't work for me is the sudden Miss Martian crush on Superboy. I'm sure it'll work for me at some point, but considering he spent the entirety of last week's episode yelling at her and being a jerk, the sudden 180 didn't make any sense. It's not like they forgot about it, either, as they alluded to that episode a couple of times.
I get what you mean regarding Superboy's actions last episode, but Miss Martian's had a fairly obvious crush on him since she was introduced. She always blushes when she looks at or talks to him.
I also thought that this was a pretty great episode. We got Bane and Kobra, which is a combo that pretty much can't be beat. I particularly liked seeing Kobra wreck Robin, and I'm curious to see how they'd deal with Kobra in a later episode.
They are setting up Aqua Lad to die or at least be out of commission when the Light strikes leaving Robin in charge. I loved Bane in the whole thing. The Sportsmaster came off ok, but the wife thought it was Casey Jones and wondered what the hell Cobra was doing fighting the League and not GI Joe. I explained the Kobra thing, but she was dead on with Casey Jones.
We do have a rather large selection of new releases this week - 76 Blu-rays is a recent weekly high, I believe - but you can ignore almost 90 of these 195 new DVDs because they're rehashed Miramaxes and/or part of the Mill Creek budget line.