Going Through The DCAU Part Twelve

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Once more, Jimmy and Tom return to work their way through the DCAU.

This week, we’re covering the Batman the Animated Series episodes “Heart of Steel Parts 1 and 2,” “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?” and “Joker’s Wild”.

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Daredevil Has Changed The Future For Superhero Stories On TV

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Like any self-respecting Geek-Girl, I totally binged watched Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix this past weekend. Don’t judge! I’m not ashamed – I love comics, I love Marvel, and I love TV, so this was a win-win for me. But I was weary, yes dear readers, I was weary of how it would all pan out. So the question is, did Daredevil live up to the advertising hype? Spoiler alert: IT DID! And I’ll tell you why it’s changing the future for superhero stories on TV.

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J’onn J’onzz, Redheaded Stepchild Of The Justice League

As first appearances go, this may be one the most long-lasting weird looks in comics.
As first appearances go, this may be one the most long-lasting weird looks in comics.

Justice League fans of a certain age (namely mine) often believe that J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter, is the heart and soul of the Justice League.  A hero who’s been involved in every incarnation of the League, J’onn is the wise father-figure, the mentor, the strategist, and the backbone that holds the Justice League together.

Sadly, it’s not quite true.  While he was one of the original founders of the team, he was also the first to leave the team to do other things for a while.  Whether it was due to redundant powers next to Superman or just the fact that he’s generally been one of the few major Leaguers to not hold down a solo series for very long, J’onn has been removed from the League more than once, and may be just shy of iconic for many fans were it not for his appearance as one of the founders on the Bruce Timm-produced Justice League animated series.

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