Justice League Action:

Super Powers Unite-Season 1 Part 1

                                            review by Bobby Blakey

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The Justice League is easily one of, if not the most recognizable and iconic comic book super hero teams of all time. There have been numerous variations of them brought to animated life from the Super Friends in the 70s to the Justice League series during the 2000s. Now they have offered up yet another new series with Justice League Action that looks to bring in more heroes and some familiar voices and now you can bring it home with Justice League Action: Super Powers Unite-Season 1 Part 1.

The series follows the “Trinity” of DC’s Justice League– Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman who are joined by a galaxy of rotating allies and enemies like John Constantine, Zatanna, Booster Gold, Plastic Man, Lobo, Mr. Freeze, Black Adam and Swamp Thing. The Super Heroes must battle enemies that include space invaders and bizarre forces of magic as they try to defend Earth from Super-Villains intent on destroying the planet. This series offers up a great voice cast including James Woods, Carl Reiner, Christian Slater, Jon Cryer, Sean Astin, Ken Jeong, Andy Richter, Diedrich Bader and more as well as the return of the iconic team of Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill as the Joker reprising their roles from Batman: The Animated Series.

This latest take on the DC Universe is a lot of fun and with each episode running around 15 minutes it offers up quick to the point story arcs that are jam packed with fun and action. While they are all grounded with the trinity of heroes I love that each episode offers up focus on a different hero in the DC Universe and further expands the animated world. This allows them to use some lesser heroes that don’t always get the spotlight they deserve. The animation is very similar to that of the 2000s series with a more vibrant and colorful look mixed with a style that looks to reach towards a younger audience. I was afraid that this might hurt the show, but it just makes it feel fresh and new and works on every level and each episode gets better and better.

This collection offers up 26 episodes of the first season jam packed with all of the fun and action fans want with their favorite characters throughout the DC Universe. Join the team and grab your copy of Justice League Action: Super Powers Unite-Season 1Part 1when it hits DVD on October 10th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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