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Young Justice: From Page to Screen

Young Justice: From Page to Screen by Jerry Whitworth The world of the Young Justice television series is an amalgamation of various elements of the DC Comics mythos, combining the best of the New Teen Titans, Peter David’s Young Justice, and Geoff Johns’ Teen Titans from the mind behind Disney’s Gargoyles and the Spectacular Spider-Man television series in Greg Weisman. As in his past work, the series is a complex web of smaller stories built upon for a modern day mythology borrowing heavily from the source material while making it fresh, new, and custom built for animation. To this...

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What is the Red Lantern Corps?

What is the Red Lantern Corps? By Jerry Whitworth In Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and Kilowog must face an army of Red Lanterns out to kill every member of the Green Lantern Corps. But, what are Red Lanterns? In the comic books, the Red Lanterns are closely tied to the Green Lantern Corps and Sinestro Corps. The planet Maltus is one of the earliest worlds to develop intelligent life in the universe. Over the millennia, this race grew and eventually split. One group went on to form the Controllers, a race dedicated to the...

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Justice League: Origins of Doom

Justice League: Origins of Doom by Jerry Whitworth The DC Universe animated film Justice League: Doom bears a rather significant distinction: it is the final work in the field of animation for writer Dwayne McDuffie. A visionary that was instrumental in the creation of Milestone Media and story editor for Justice League Unlimited (among many other accolades), McDuffie was a no-nonsense visionary, a brilliant mind in the fields of character development, plot, and script, and a kind and forthright human being. McDuffie died February 2011 due to complications from heart surgery. The film was his third such piece in the series of original animated features from DC Comics having previously written the adaptation of All-Star Superman and Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. Justice League: Doom is identified as a loose adaptation of Mark Waid’s JLA: Tower of Babel (2000), a story in which Ra’s al Ghul abducts the corpses of Bruce Wayne’s parents under threat of resurrecting them in one of the famed Lazarus Pits. Further, Ghul’s daughter Talia absconds with protocols Batman developed to incapacitate the Justice League should they for some reason go rogue. Ghul’s organization employs these measures and defeats the heroic group in hopes he could finally achieve his goal of wiping out humanity. Justice League: Doom deviates at least in that Vandal Savage will lead the charge against the Justice League. While employing...

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Young Justice: We Want You!

Young Justice: We Want You! by Jerry Whitworth While the Young Justice television series has perhaps the largest cast in a comic book adapted series, at least giving Justice League Unlimited a run for its money, it doesn’t mean it can’t get bigger. With the team sporting around nine members with more on the way and the Justice League as a supporting cast, it has to be a challenge to work with so many pieces on the board. However, with the upcoming second season Invasion where the Earth is attacked by an alien threat (signs putting to a certain...

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