I went coo coo for Coco Puffs just over the movies playing at the Blue Valley Cinema. I suspect "Prez" might have been as stinky as the comic was, but "The Unknown Soldier"? "The Haunted Tank"? Good heavens, I'd go see those IRL! And that was just the very beginning!
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Now SPOILERS if you haven't seen it yet.
I thought the battle royale was great. That seemed like a lot of deaths in the ISA.* Dragon King killed by his bratty daughter... I wonder what her future is going to be. She sure doesn't seem about to reform! And Brainwave... lovely. Yolanda is going to have a lot to work through, but I'm okay with that. There were a couple of Brave and the Bold stories where Ted Grant had to deal with killing someone in the ring. Yeah, I know, it's Earth-B. But I expect some similarities.
The wife and I damned near fell on the floor when Icicle got it. Mike: "Can I join the JSA now?" Hey kid, you keep coming to the rescue - you're okay with me! Perhaps not as Dr. Fate or Green Lantern, but hey - they can always use a new Atom.
I was hoping for a little more from Sir Justin, but that's a nice setup for next season. "Going to look for my horse"... it's gonna be great.
I was a tiny bit disappointed in that Stargirl didn't seem a touch more prominent in this episode, but I willingly admit that it was the JSA starring Stargirl. And what she did do was plenty good enough. Double that for S.T.R.I.P.E.S. Man, that fight between him and Grund was sweeet!
Did I say Solomon Grundy? What a job they did on him! He reminded me a bit more of the Skulk from the Amalgam books, but the imagery was great, and that beating Hourman laid on him was plenty satisfying.
Yes, we were VERY satisfied with that episode. Even the decision to NOT throw in a commercial after the "clash of the Societies" moment.
All in all, a damned good time, and I really regretted that it was only an hour. But it was a fine culmination to this season, and a swell set up to next season. And thank God it wasn't Eobard Thawrne at the very end.
And yes, I had a couple of tears at the dedication. Geoff Johns seems a good guy.
*Okay, that IS a lot easier to say than ISW. Right, Wonder Woman?