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DVD REVIEW

DVD REVIEW:
Justice League Unlimited, Season 1

Author: Bill Ramey
Tuesday, October 24, 2006

To be honest, I never was a big fan of The Justice League -- not as a kid, not now either. I’d pick up a JL comic book here in there and I even watched SUPER FRIENDS back in the day. But as a Batman fan, it really wasn’t my cup of tea. I always liked reading -- and watching for that matter -- The Batman working solo.

However, I am a fan of the DC universe and did watch both JUSTICE LEAGUE and JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED animated television shows on occasion. And today I’m here to give you the down and low on the latter -- JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED Season One DVD.

For those unfamiliar with the series, it’s picks up after the JUSTICE LEAGUE series ended and features just about every character that exists in the DC Universe. If you are a Batman fan like me, you can’t go into this series expecting a “Batman Show” because you’ll be somewhat disappointed. However if you approach it as a “Superhero Show,” you might find yourself enjoying it.

What’s interesting about JLU is that it’s got sort of a “Watchmen” feel to it. What I mean by that is that the people of the world start to worry about the “what if” aspect of these superheroes going bad. That aspect is accentuated by the inclusion of the semi-villain Amanda Waller and the Cadmus Project.

There is some commentary be the creative team, but they mostly discuss season one’s first 13 episodes. If you like these commentaries, you’ll like those included. As far as other special features, “And Justice For All,” depicts the process of revamping the series with new characters and a new direction. And “Themes of Justice,” gives you the chance to sample JLU musical theme audio tracks.

Finally (since this is a Batman website and all), there is something included that all Bat-fans should dig: Episode #26 titled “EPILOUGE.” This is basically a Batman episode which sort of ties up the loose ends of both BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, and more importantly, BATMAN BEYOND.

Bill Ramey, AKA "Jett," is the founder and editor in chief of
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