Shades of the Suicide Squad! Then the Justice Leaguers, still tracking Chronos, travel to the future universe of Batman Beyond. Their ranks have diminished after fighting off an alien invasion and, with new dangers arising at an ever-increasing pace, the remaining crime fighters realize that protecting the entire world is going to take more technology and more manpower. Fate and Aquaman, among others, attempt to counter him, but it's finally up to a grieving Shayera to put a final end to Grundy. A bittersweet ending to this story. Other see the Justice League as a beneficial and necessary part of life.
A number of these were heroes who had made guest appearances in Justice League, Batman: The Animated Series, and Superman: The Animated Series, but many heroes and other characters made their first animated appearances in this series. Luthor co-stars as the main catalyst for Superman's ire. Some notable villains such as: Lex Luthor, Grundy and Red Robin make returns in this series. Adding more heroes to the mix to me at least made the show have more variety. The current League also meets the future Bruce Wayne, very much older and arthritic but still very intense and in full faculty.
Batman, with Zatanna, must find a way to change Wonder Woman back. I still miss Tim Daly as Superman, but George Newbern comes into his own as the season progresses. Carl Lumbly contributes depth and weight and conveys a sense of unimagined solitude in his Martian Manhunter vocalizations, while Maria Canals ably portrays the feisty warrior-woman Shayera Hol Hawkgirl. Besides the original cast members George Newbern, Carl Lumbly, Michael Rosenbaum, Maria Canals, Susan Eisenberg, Phil Lamar, and Kevin Conroy , the show also boasts a truly impressive array of guest artists. These new episodes, while still occasionally showcasing the core members, tend to focus more on the new recruits.
But the price has been high. So, yeah, the lack of more extras is very disappointing. Following the harrowing closing events of Justice League Season Two, in which the team thwarts an alien invasion and suffers betrayal from a League member, the third season finds the League expanding its roster from the original seven to over 50 costumed heroes, thus meriting the title change to Justice League Unlimited. Cadmus has been creating anti-superhero technology that could stop even the likes of Superman if the need should ever arise. All the episodes are presented in their widescreen cinematic-like glory. With the new episodes many new questions are raised as to the relationship between the Justice League and the citizens of earth.
Also, Project Cadmus once again rears its ugly head. Unlike, the first series this one has a more political and serious undertone. Now, for having 2 seasons come in one packaging, this 4-dvd-set doesn't really have a lot of extra features. Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are just three of the characters that have been around for more than five decades but their popularity has never waned. Though on the fourth disc the episodes are mixed up from what it shows on the box.
Kin Shriner, by the way, voices the stubborn Green Arrow to contentious perfection. Some of the earthlings believe that the government should protect them against the super powered vigilantes for fear of being enslaved by them. In this series, the Justice League has been increased immensely adding hundreds if not thousands of new superheroes to the group. The series features the adventures of superheroes like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rotating members of the Justice League as they fight various supervillains and other threats to Earth. Project Cadmus revives Galatea and the Ultimen and points them towards the League.
Meanwhile, Batman confronts Amanda Waller. The original seven member are still around but act more as overseers and generals than foot soldiers. Not sure this is an issues on all sets but was on mine. The general format of each episode is to have a small ad hoc team assemble to deal with a particular situation, with a focus on both action and character interaction. I admit I enjoyed Justice League Unlimited better than the standard Justice League. Cadmus is the government's insurance against any possible attack by the Justice league. Hamilton from the animated Superman series.
In the Batman Beyond universe, the time-travelling Justice Leaguers partner up with the future Justice League to shut down Chronos. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern continue to lead the universe's most powerful superheroes, along with such renowned defenders as Hawkgirl, the Flash and Martian Manhunter, calling in favors from Green Arrow, the Atom, Hawk and Dove and Zatanna, among others. The tension between Shayera and Vixen both of whom have an eye on John Stewart is palpable. A numb… The series is a continuation of its predecessor, taking up soon after Justice League ended. The box set includes the first two seasons though it only shows it as the first seasons, the second season box set is actually the third and final. Most of the villains shown also have superpowers that make the heroes jobs that much more challenging. It's up to the Atom again to breach the surface of the alien technology and cut things down to size sorry.
Since the world's greatest heroes banded together as the Justice League to battle threats too great for any single hero to handle, they've saved the world countless times from unimaginable dangers. The great Kevin Conroy is simply irreplaceable as Bats. These interlinked stories serve to add fantastic depth and a sense of continuity and drive to this animated series. Phil LaMar gives John Stewart Green Lantern a formidable military sensibility. Along the way, he chances upon an aged Amanda Waller, who gives him advice and tells him a previously undisclosed Batman story.
The episodes themselves usually revolve around a similar theme. Within, these stories all of the heroes might and powers are put to use in order to stop a villain or rescue a fellow member of the team. Miracle and Big Barda, who - in order to save Oberon from Granny Goodness - must infiltrate an escape-proof prison and release Kalibak from the clutches of Vermin Vunderbarr. Project Cadmus, which deals in genetic engineering, is the government's first line of defense should the Justice League go rogue. This is a great nostalgia piece for fans of the Superfriends show, as the members of the Ultimen are based in large part on old-school heroes such as Apache Chief, Samurai, Black Lightning, and the Wonder Twins. Presented in awesome widescreen format, with a running time totalling at 595 minutes, and packaged in a double Amaray case, this 4 disc box set is not to be missed! Meanwhile, it's up to Luthor and the Atom to come up with a weapon to save the day. However, Booster gets a shot at the big time when he chances upon a sentient black hole that threatens to swallow, well, just about everything.