With the demise of the Justice League cartoon, DC put out a wonderful dvd that not only told a standalone story, but also filled in a gap in JL history. All this and more happens in Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths, which stars our guy Superman.
On an alternative world, the heroes of the Justice League are actually crime lords. Lex Luther and The Joker are heroes fighting the good fight. Lex makes his way to the JL earth to enlist their help with saving his planet. They mostly agree. Then Batman makes his opinion known…
Besides lots and lots of great super battles, we also see Batman defending the JL satellite from an evil doppelganger invasion. And a cool love story with Martian Manhunter. Plus, you get to see the funky villain versions of all our favourite superfriends.
Fans of the Justice League series will notice the subtle connection here. This story fits almost perfectly between Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, with good old Batman providing some of the impetus.
Even with all the fun and imagination showcased here, it is almost upstaged by the wonderful theme song. Great, catchy and brings the gravitas. Love it.
…is currently reading Our Town by Thornton Wilder. Which is also celebrating its 75th Birthday this year.
P.S. This post is one of several I hope to do this year to celebrate the 75th Birthday of Superman. Happy Birthday Kal-El! Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
P.P.S. Superman Man Of Steel opened last Friday, June 14th 2013. For an indepth look at the creation of this landmark movie, check out Jeffrey Taylor’s columns.