Image via WB/DC Comics/ Cartoon Network

In this episode, Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman fight toys in the watchtower. Instead of being on watch, Cyborg allowed Toyman to get into the watchtower as he played videogames. Toyman attaches devices to them and connects them to his tablet. He makes them fight each other in a street fighter like game. Cyborg convinces Toyman to make him player 2. Toyman picks Superman while Cyborg gets stuck with Batman. Cyborg and Batman won the first round and Toyman and Wonder Woman were up for round 2. Toyman won the second round and forced Cyborg to fight Wonder Woman. As they did, Cyborg took control of one of the toys and disabled Toyman’s console.

This was an action-packed episode of “Justice League Action”, but it was more geared towards kids. Which is perfectly fine since it’s a cartoon for kids, I just enjoy the more mature episodes. Every time I see Cyborg, two thoughts pop into my head; Is this “Teen Titans Go” and Why is Cyborg on the Justice League? Ever since Geoff Johns made him a member in “The New 52”, they’ve been pushing him hard. I did enjoy how it was the trinity fighting side by side. The video game thing was funny and sort of seemed like a shot at “Injustice: Gods Among Us”. It was also written by Paul Dini, which explains the tightness of the story. I also laughed at the different batmobiles in the batcave during the fight.

Image via DC Comics/WB/Cartoon Network

Next episode involves Superman and Lex Luthor, which is the first matchup between these two in this series. Superman gets taken over by Repulse. I’m not too familiar with Repulse, but it sounds like an interesting premise. This continues to be one of my favorite shows on TV. The reverence for the silver age lore, as well as the other adaptations, is fantastic and reminds me of the animated film “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders”, which examines just Batman and his history. I wonder how Lex will be portrayed in this series. Is he going to be like the Justice League animated series Lex or “Superman: The Movie”/Silver Age goofy Lex? I’m not sure, but I’m excited to see.


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