So I was looking for something new to try on Google Play on Thursday night, I found Justice League Action. I was interested when I saw some of the previews before it came out, but not having cable I forgot about it. The price tag was a bit steep for what I thought were 2 – 3 minute episodes. I was surprised to find that the first episode was 43 minutes in length and it was AWESOME. The episode was full of action and fun, and it only cost 99¢!
Needless to say, with Mrs. Multiverse’s fan-girl permission, I purchased the rest of the episodes on Friday and have been watching them, in between some Boomerang content all weekend. The rest of the episodes run about 11 minutes long, and are just as entertaining as the first. So if you want to give yourself the gift of fun, pick these up for $29.99 on Google Play… it’s worth it.
Source: Superman and His Incredible Fortress of Solitude – DC Special Series large format comic #26 (1981)
This issue of DC Special Series is a treat. Head over to “A Superman Collector in Hawaii” to read his entry on the issue.
When I was a kid, I couldn’t get enough of Superhero Secret Lairs, and among my favorites were Batman’s Batcave and Superman’s Fortress of Solitude. Other than the Cool factor of the X-Men’s Danger Room, I cannot think of any other hideouts that I would rather visit.
We fans of the Adventures of Superman must often deal with bittersweet thoughts about the series and its star, George Reeves. Often these thoughts take the form of what if questions like “What if Superman and the Secret Planet had been filmed?” Most likely, many of you know that the script for this proposed Superman movie was written sometime during the run of the series. It’s interesting to speculate, then, about what Reeves, the cast and the crew could have accomplished with a bigger budget and a longer filming schedule than the television episodes allowed. [ Click the Link for the rest, and MORE ]
Source: SUPERMAN AND THE SECRET PLANET – INTRODUCTION
This labor of Super Love is a wonder piece of work. When I was growing up, this was my Superman until Chris Reeves’ forever took George’s place in my heart. That being said, The Adventures of Superman is still a much beloved show, for me. I was excited to hear about this missing show, and that a team of fans were doing their best to bring it to light. Check it out, enjoy yourself.
Don’t you just miss those bat-shit crazy days of yesteryear? I know I do. There was a fine balance between fun comics and “serious” comics. We’ve come a long way since those days, but perhaps we’ve gone too far. At least in the comics. There are very few examples of goofy fun books anymore. Everybody is concerned with events and continuity. I would love to see some sort of FOOM type of book again from Marvel, or DC starting up the Jimmy Olsen book again.
This begs the question…
At least Marvel knows how to have a little fun at its own expense in the Cinematic Universe.