The Justice League is Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Green Lantern,Martian Manhunter and the Flash. The first story, “In Blackest Night,” sees Green Lanternaccused of destroying an entire planet. “The Enemy Below” introduces Aquaman (a verydifferent one from the version older viewers might remember from their youth). The animation isa slight notch above the usual Saturday morning fare, and the look of the characters isinterestingly stylized, in the vein of the Ba…man cartoons.
The usual thing for a TV transfer. The sound effects are present, but won’t exactly knockyour socks off. The music gets most of the action from the rear speakers, and is suitably big anddramatic. The sound is very clear, and I didn’t catch any distortion on the dialogue (which alsocomes through loud and clear).
The format is fullscreen, which is to be expected for a TV cartoon. Interestingly, though, theopening credits are widescreen, so make of that what you will. The colours are fabulous,exceedingly rich, which really helps the stylization of the cartoon, differentiating it somewhatfrom the rest of the superhero pack. Contrast and blacks are also superb.
The most interesting extras are the introductions (each lasting a couple of minutes) thatproducer Bruce Timm gives to each episode and to the series as a whole (in “The Look of theLeague”). Though brief, his discussions do nicely convey the goals of the series, and he ties it instrongly with the comic books. The Justice League Watchtower is a collection of character bios,complete with narration and rock-scored clips. “I.D” is a very sad little game. The menu’s mainpage is silent, but the subsequent ones are scored for some reason.
Not a release that is going to set the world on fire, but there is enough interesting materialhere for comic fans to at least give this a glance.
Special Features List
- Episode Introductions by Bruce Timm
- Character Bios and Clips
- ID Game
- The Look of the League