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Superman Retrospective ’86 – ’99 pt. 8

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You can check out the previous installments of this rather lengthy series here.

action comics 591

Action Comics #591

If the cover isn’t clear enough for you, this issue has Superman fighting Superboy while the Legion of Superheroes watch from a safe distance and bet on which one’s going to come out on top. The issue also has Krypto the super dog, and some semblance of comic book continuity. In the interest of saving you a lot of time, don’t bother wondering who won. I read the issue five times, used an excel spreadsheet to score each combatant, and I’m still not entirely sure who won.

As for why they are fighting, Superman #8 had Superman learning of a parallel reality where Clark Kent already had fully developed powers as a kid, became Superboy, and traveled to the future and joined the Legion of Super-Heroes. It turns out this was all part of an extremely roundabout ruse by a villain named The Time Trapper. He’s a guy who lives at the end of time and spends all day watching costumed teenagers through his time portals, apparently. TTT is so obsessed with those crazy kids at the Legion of Super-Heroes that he created an entire universe where Superboy exists and then had the Boy of Steel infiltrate the team. There was probably a less complicated way to get a spy in there, but you have to admire the guy’s insanity/dedication.

Anyway, Superman ends up in Superboy’s universe and meets alternate versions of his friends and family in Smallville, then gets into a fight with Superboy (who is under the control of The Time Trapper) and his intelligent flying dog Krypto. However, Superman then realizes Superboy is intentionally throwing the fight because he doesn’t want to obey the Traper’s orders anymore. So, Superboy turns good again and he and the Legion of Super-Heroes go off to fight The Time Trapper at the end of time, but they don’t let Superman come with them because he’s old and lame. (And to protect the sanctity of the timestream I guess.)

Young Justice: Alienated

Young Justice: Alienated

A new HD teaser clip has just been released for this week’s episode of Young Justice, as well as a gaggle of teaser images. The episode, entitled “Alienated”, finds the Young Justice and their mentors, the Justice League, teaming up to hunt the Kroloteans that have invaded Earth – but it’s not going to be easy because the aliens are getting help from an extremely unexpected source.

Young Justice: Performance

Young Justice: Performance
On the next episode of Young Justice, entitled “Performance”, we find the team going undercover as circus performers (a fitting role for Robin, right?) at the Haly International Traveling Circus, in order to catch a thief who steals weapons technology across Europe. The odd thing is, a thief is the least of their concerns when it comes to what they eventually find.

Young Justice Exclusive Clips: Image

Young Justice Exclusive Clips: Image

Warner Bros. Entertainment has made available two exclusive clips from this week’s episode of Young Justice. Entitled “Image”, the episode deals with a covert operation against Queen Bee’s base of operations in Qurac. The mission puts Miss Martian face to face with her greatest fear and biggest secret, but she has to make a choice: will she reveal her secrets to her teammates, or will she continue to hide them even it if spells doom for the entire team?

Young Justice: Misplaced

Young Justice: Misplaced

In Young Justice: Misplaced, the team finds themselves in a predicament as all the adults in the planet disappear, leaving them as the only line of defense left. They still get help from Zatana and Billy Batson, though…

…but bear in mind that even though a team consisting of Superboy, Zatana, Robin, Kid Flash, Miss Martian, and Aqualad can stop a supervillain or two, they could find themselves having a hard time when dealing with the five most powerful sorcerers on earth. And scratch the Justice League, remember that all the adults in the planet are out of the picture, so don’t expect any of their mentors to lend a helping hand.

Scroll down below to watch a couple of clips showing Zatana fighting Klarion the Witch Boy, as well as a nifty gallery with enough images to tide you over until the show’s return on March 3.

Superboy, Miss Martian give Young Justice Terrors on Cartoon Network

Superboy, Miss Martian give Young Justice Terrors on Cartoon Network

As Cartoon Network eases back into it’s fall season, we get to delve deeper into the lives of the Young Justice League, with brand new episodes of Young Justice. This Friday, September 23rd, we not only get a first hand look at all the good and hope brought about the team, but also the Terrors, as indicated by the episode’s title. With his colleagues Martian Manhunter and Superman, Batman assigns Superboy and Miss Martian to Belle Reve Penitentiary, where they are to go undercover among some of the world’s most dangerous super villains. How’s that for a welcome back? TOON in to see how it all turns out tonight at 6:30pm in Warner Bros.’ Young Justice: Terrors

Young Justice Targets include: Red Arrow, Cheshire, Aqualad, The Light

Young Justice Targets include Red Arrow, Cheshire, Aqualad and The Light

Cartoon Network has some special plans in store for Young Justice tonight, September 16th. Actually, the plans are much more from the villainous League of Shadows, Lex Luthor, Ra’s al Ghul, and The Light. Oh, just them? It all starts when Red Arrow actually prevents Cheshire from taking out Lex Luthor, once and for all — only to later see Roy and Aqualad team to battle with Chesire and Sportsmaster. Meanwhile, Superboy and Miss Martian must tackle an adversary of their own: school! To best handle the challenges, they each adopt their own secret identity; Connor Kent and Megan Morse. Throw in Sportsmaster mentioning something about a mole on the Young Justice team, and you got yourself one jam packed episode – Young Justice: Targets!

Young Justice season 1.5 hits Targets on Cartoon Network, September 16

Young Justice season 1.5 hits Targets on Cartoon Network September 16th

It’s not quite the second season, but with a 6-month break between episodes, we’re happy to refer to this as season 1.5! Whatever you call it, Young Justice starts off with a bang this Friday, September 16th with a brand new episode called Targets. Not only do we get to see the return of all of our favorite Young Justice League (Superboy, Robin, Aqualad, Miss Martian, and Kid Flash) but Red Arrow also drops by – as a surprise to us and the League of Shadows! The group better have enjoyed their time off, because things aren’t going to get any easier moving forward! Especially considering that Superman’s Lex Luthor is teaming with Batman’s Ra’s al Ghul to further the goals of The Light.

Red Arrow returns in Young Justice: Targets on Cartoon Network Sept 16

Red Arrow returns in Young Justice: Targets on Cartoon Network Sept 16

Were you able to keep busy during your summer vacation? Because the team members of Young Justice certainly did! As they gear up for their official return to Cartoon Network, we’ll finally get back into the action with Robin, Superboy, Aqualad, Miss Martian, Red Arrow, and Kid Flash! It all kicks off Friday, September 16th, at 6:30pm (right after Batman: the Brave and the Bold) with the new episode called Targets. In the Warner Bros. toon, Red Arrow looks to put a stop to the League of Shadows once and for all. Unfortunately, things don’t go exactly as planned. How and why? TOON in Friday and find out!

Young Justice gets Schooled tonight on Cartoon Network

Young Justice gets Schooled tonight on Cartoon Network

Robin, Kid Flash, Superboy, Aqualad, Miss Martian, etc. They’re all amazingly talented individuals, and an even more impressive team when stacked together. But how does the lot compare when going head to head with their icons of the DC Universe, the Justice League? As impressive as Robin is, can he match up with Batman? It’s just this type of conflict that keeps the younger half in training. Superboy seems to be taking this the hardest, specifically due to Superman’s non-acknowledgment of him. When frustration peaks, and the Boy of Steel goes rogue, it could spell the end of both teams. Be sure to TOON in tonight, Friday, February 4th at 7:00 p.m. on Cartoon Network for Young Justice’s latest episode, Schooled.

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