Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and Hawkgirl ? they have all used their unique powers to fight evil across the galaxy. These 7 super heroes unite to become the Justice League. Th... more »ese 26 adventures feature battles with favorite villains like Lex Luthor, Vandal Savage and sorceress Morgan Le Fey. Acts of justice include saving Aquaman from a coup and clearing Green Lantern's name in a charge of genocide. From the smash hit TV series, these triumphant tales of teamwork will enthrall and inspire! DVD Features:
Audio Commentary:The Enemy Below, Pt.2 Audio Commentary: Audio Commentary with Bruce Timm- Producer, James Tucker- Producer, Glenn Murakami- Producer, Rich Fogel- Producer & Dan Riba- Director
Interviews:- Inside Justice League: A private panel discussion takes place between Bruce Timm and his team of creators about Justice League with some special surprises - The Look of The League: Bruce Timm explains character design of Justice League
Storyboards:Storyboards: The Blueprint For Justice: The creative team of Justice League discuss storyboarding process
Audio Commentary:Legends, Pt.2 Audio Commentary: Audio Commentary with Bruce Timm- Producer, James Tucker- Producer, Glenn Murakami- Producer, Rich Fogel- Producer & Dan Riba- Director
Audio Commentary:The Savage Time, Pt.2 Audio Commentary- Audio Commentary with Bruce Timm- Producer, James Tucker- Producer, Glenn Murakami- Producer, Rich Fogel- Producer & Dan Riba- Director
Other:Justice League: The First Mission: Watch this exciting "Never Seen Before" promo which helped Justice League leap into action« less
"High above the Earth in the great Watchtower of the Justice League, there are assembled the world's seven greatest heroes created from the cosmic legends of the universe - Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, the Flash, Green Lantern, the Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl. Their mission: To fight injustice, to right that which is wrong, and to serve all mankind.
It was planetary pandemonium for animation fans when the creators of "Batman: The Animated Series" unveiled the monster hit series "Justice League" back in 2001. Taking the premise of Hanna-Barbera's classic "Superfriends" [of uniting heroes to fight evil on a global scale as originally done in the comic books] and giving it a 21st century upgrade, the show's producers boldly took the time to flesh out the members of the League, adding a depth to what motivates them as heroes. This was never done with the Justice League of the 70s & 80s. Justice League featured Emmy-worthy production values in animated storytelling and brilliant thought and care in voice casting. Not to mention a magnificent main title theme by Lolita Ritmanis. Given the show's mature tone, fans were dumbfounded that DVDs of Justice League were only released as single disc "DC Comics Kids Collection" volumes with no more than 3-4 eps instead of season sets. (Note: If you own all of the original JL volumes then you already have Justice League - Season One episodes 1-15, and should consider the remaining 11 episodes plus the exclusive EXTRAS on this set before deciding.)
It only took 'em FOUR years (since the first JL volume released), but Warner Home Video will finally release the LONG-AWAITED Justice League - Season One DVD on March 21st! This 4-disc (575 min.) set features all 26 episodes (multi-part arcs); Full-Frame (1.33:1) video (fans campaigned to WHV for this format with following seasons to be in widescreen as originally animated); English audio; and English, Spanish, French subtitles. Here are the contents of this extraordinary set:
Disc 1: Secret Origins Part 1 Secret Origins Part 2 Secret Origins Part 3 In Blackest Night Part 1 In Blackest Night Part 2 The Enemy Below Part 1 The Enemy Below Part 2
Disc 2: Injustice for All Part 1 Injustice for All Part 2 Paradise Lost Part 1 Paradise Lost Part 2 War World Part 1 War World Part 2
Disc 3: The Brave and the Bold Part 1 The Brave and the Bold Part 2 Fury Part 1 Fury Part 2 Legends Part 1 Legends Part 2
Disc 4: A Knight of Shadows Part 1 A Knight of Shadows Part 2 Metamorphosis Part 1 Metamorphosis Part 2 The Savage Time Part 1 The Savage Time Part 2 The Savage Time Part 3
Special Features: Commentary: "The Enemy Below Part 2" by Bruce Timm (Producer/Character Design), James Tucker (Producer/Character Design), Glen Murakami (Producer/Art Director), Rich Fogel (Producer) & Dan Riba (Director)
Commentary: "Legends Part 2" by Bruce Timm (Producer/Character Design), James Tucker (Producer/Character Design), Glen Murakami (Producer/Art Director), Rich Fogel (Producer) & Dan Riba (Director)
Commentary: "The Savage Time Part 2" by Bruce Timm (Producer/Character Design), James Tucker (Producer/Character Design), Glen Murakami (Producer/Art Director), Rich Fogel (Producer) & Dan Riba (Director)
Featurette: "Inside Justice League": A private panel discussion takes place between Bruce Timm and his team of creators about Justice League with some special surprises
Featurette: "The Look of The League": Bruce Timm explains character design of Justice League
Storyboards: "The Blueprint For Justice": The creative team of Justice League discuss storyboarding process
Bonus: "Justice League - The First Mission": Exciting "Never Seen Before" promo which helped Justice League leap into action
Well worth the wait, and Highly Recommended!!!
The fight for Justice begins here
Simon | Brampton, ON | 12/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm thrilled. After multiple single-disc releases, Warner Home Video has finally decided to collect all the Justice League season 1 episodes in one set. This is the original series with the main 7 heroes, not the "Unlimited" incarnation it became last year. The stories are all two-part adventures, with two three-part epics book-ending the season. We get the following:
Secret Origins (3 parts) In Blackest Night (2 parts) The Enemy Below (2 parts) Injustice For All (2 parts) Paradise Lost (2 parts) War World (2 parts) Brave and the Bold (2 parts) Fury (2 parts) Legends (2 parts) A Knight of Shadows (2 parts) Metamorphosis (2 parts) The Savage Time (3 parts)
In retrospect, most of the first season stories are pretty bland compared to what we're getting today. The writing is cliche, the stories are basic, and the animation is stiff and questionable in places. However once you account for the growing pains of any series, there's some fun material here. J'onn J'onzz, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman get spotlighted and developed this season. Etrigan, Aquaman, and Metamorpho guest star, and tons of new enemies from all over the DC universe make their appearance. The first season is if anything, a homage to the simpler story telling of the comic book silver age. The stories get more dramatic and powerful as the season progresses, and the love and respect the creators have for their material really shines through. Plus even at its worst, Justice League is still better than most of the shows kids are subjected to these days.
This set will come with 3 commentaries, interviews, and *possibly* rehash some of the featurettes from the single disc releases. It will be the only fullscreen release of the series, as that is the way it was actually animated. Future seasons have been confirmed for widescreen. Start saving up, and prepare to relive the Justice League's earliest adventures."
Seven Comic Legends Bring Justice To DVD!
Ervin Griffin | Bluefield, WV | 04/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Hawkgirl & Martian Manhunter! Seven DC Comics legends who normally work alone but are brought together out of necessity to form a team of heroes to protect earth from threats both on and above it. They form The Justice League!
After several one disc releases with one or two episodes, Justice League finally gets its own DVD set! While I agree with many reviewers about the packaging and the format of the DVD's not being quite up to snuff, the set is STILL worth purchasing! Here are the eppys with the bonus features:
Secret Origins, Pt. 1 - Superman & Batman run across a new threat to mankind that's too big for even them to handle! They run across a new ally in J'hon Jonz, The Maratian Manhunter. But this new alien threat catch on to them and try to take them out!
Secret Origins, Pt. 2 - The trio of Superman, Batman and Maratian Manhunter receive help in the form of Hawkgirl, The Green Lantern (John Stewart) and The Flash. They also get unexpected help from Wonder Woman (I believe JL is the first time Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl and this version of Green Lantern has appeared in any DC animated series/The Flash appeared once in Superman: The Animated Series).
Secret Origins, Pt. 3 - The seven heroes band together to make a final stand against the alien threat to earth!
In Blackest Night, Pt. 1 - A tragic incident from Green Lantern's past comes back to haunt him as The Manhunters come to earth to bring him back for trial.......for destroying an entire planet!
In Blackest Night, Pt. 2 - Superman, Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl and The Flash travel to Green Lantern's trial only to discover that Lantern's "crime" might be connected to the men that once gave him his powers!
The Enemy Below, Pt. 1 - Aquaman makes his first appearance in the JL series (He made a previous appearance during the Superman series) as he continues his fight with the surface world over pollution of the oceans, not knowing that mutiny is brewing among his own subjects in Atlantis.
*The Enemy Below, Pt. 2 - The Justice League suspect a plot on Aquaman's own life. Meanwhile, Aquaman makes a strong sacrifice to save his infant son as his own brother attempts to assasinate him!
*This episode has commentary by Bruce Timm, James Tucker, Glen Murakami, Rich Fogel and Dan Riba.
Injustice For All, Pt. 1 - Lex Luthor makes his first appearance in the series as he finds out that he has Kryptonite poisioning! Out of revenge, he forms the Injustice Gang which includes Copperhead, Shade, Solomon Grundy and an unwelcome ally in The Joker himself!
Injustice For All, Pt. 2 - The Joker helps The Injustice Gang capture Batman but The Dark Knight has his own way of leading the Justice League to them AND taking them down!
Paradise Lost, Pt. 1 - Feeling homesick, Wonder Woman returns to Themescara only to find that everyone (including her mother) has been turned to stone! A villian named Faust forces Wonder Woman to commit crimes to free them.
Paradise Lost, Pt. 2 - Superman, The Flash, Batman and Martian Manhunter follow Wonder Woman to help her combat this new threat. The ending is both joyous and sad.
War World, Pt. 1 - Superman is captured and taken to a planet called War World. He is forced to fight in their barbaric games while Martian Manhunter, The Green Lantern and Hawkgirl try to rescue him.
War World, Pt. 2 - Having been defeated by Superman, Dragga seeks redemption for himself but the true enemy lies with War World's dictator, Mongol! We also see the first signs of attraction between Hawkgirl and Green Lantern.
Special Features: - Inside Justice League: Creators' Panel Discussion - Storyboards: The Blueprint For Justice - The Look Of The League: Character Design
The Brave And The Bold, Pt. 1 - Flash is framed for a crime he didn't actually commit under his own will! Green Lantern tries to clear his name but discovers a more sinister plot.
The Brave And The Bold, Pt. 2 - Batman, Hawkgirl and Wonder Woman join in the investigation and discover a plot by Grod, a intelligent gorilla bent on rule! We also see the first glimpse into the flirting between Batman and Wonder Woman!
Fury, Pt. 1 - A human woman who was raised and trained by the Amazons since childhood turns against them and wages war on all men!
Fury, Pt. 2 - With all the other male members down, Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl go to take down this rogue amazon with the help of WW's own mother!
Legends, Pt. 1 - A mishap during a battle with Lex Luthor takes Flash, Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl and Green Lantern to another time line where they meet up with The Justice Guild!
*Legends, Pt. 2 - The Justice League discover there is more to the world of the Justice Guild than meets the eye!
*Commentary by Bruce Timm, James Tucker, Glen Murakami, Rich Fogel and Dan Riba
A Knight With Shadows, Pt. 1 - Etrigen, from The New Adventures Of Batman, teams with Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Martian Manhunter to stop Morgan Le Fey and her spoiled son Mordred!
A Knight With Shadows, Pt. 2 - Morgan Le Fey, sensing weakness with Martian Manhunter, exploits it to cause desension among the JL with Etrigen!
Metamorphasis, Pt. 1 - Green Lantern meets up with old friend Rex Mason, who unwittingly is duped into an experiement which will change his life forever.
Metamorphasis, Pt. 2 - Thinking that Green Lantern was putting the moves on his fiance, Saphire. Rex Mason, now Metamorpho, goes after the JL only to discover that is accident was NO accident and takes on the man responsible....Saphire's own father!
The Savage Time, Pt. 1 - While coming home on a mission, a time flux engulfs the JL (except Batman). The remaining members discover that a man named Savage has taken over using a time travel device to change the result of World War II!
*The Savage Time, Pt. 2 - The JL go back in time to World War II to correct history! Guest starring The Blackhawks, Sgt. Rock and his Commandos and Steve Trevor (a prominent character from both the Wonder Woman comic book and the TV show in the 1970's).
*Commentary by Bruce Timm, James Tucker, Glen Murakami, Rich Fogel and Dan Riba.
The Savage Time, Pt. 3 - The climactic conclusion of this thrilling tale which features a touching ending.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Justice League: The First Mission. Never before seen promo!
While the format wasn't the best, these eppys are still worth the money purchasing! Highly recommended and I can't wait for Season Two this summer! "
One of my favorite television shows finally gets a DVD relea
Christopher P. Cecena | Pine Valley, CA USA | 01/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"March 2006 is starting to become my favorite month. Already I've learned there's going to be DBZ movie 12, Kingdom Hearts 2, Zelda: Twilight Princess, Batman Beyond season 1, and Robot Chicken season 1. Now that I've learned that season 1 of Justice League is slated for this month as well, I've become one incredibly happy person.
Batman is once again voiced by the excellent Kevin Conroy, who to this day is still doing the dark knight's voice for a total of 13 years since Batman: TAS(and counting). What can I say? He IS Batman. Conroy, as expected, once again shines, capturing the perfect, dark, raspy, and sometimes sarcastic voice you'd expect Batman to use. The others, which include Carl Lumby as the Martian Manhunter, Phil LaMaar as Green Lantern, Micheal Rosenbaum as Flash, Maria Canals as Hawkgirl, and Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman, are also excellent and pefect as their respective characters. However, George Newbern starts off a bit weak taking over the Superman reign from Tim Daly, though thankfully he gets better at it as the season progresses.
My personal favorites include In Blackest Night, which is a good Green Lantern-centered storyarc and really turned me into a fan of him. Another is Paradise Lost, where Wonder Woman returns to her home, only to find everyone turned to stone by a sorceror(voiced by Freddy Kruger himself, Robert Englund), who wishes to free the demented Lord Hades(voiced by John Rhys-Daves, aka Gimli of the LOTR trilogy). Another known as a Knight of Shadows features the return of Etrigan from the New Batman Adventures, wishing to stop Morgan Le Fey from taking over the world. The only prolem is she has taken over the Martian Manhunter's mind, and tricked him into thinking that she can reunite him with his fellow Martians. Uh oh.
My personal favorite though is Injustice for All, which is where a dying Lex Luthor, who has finally been exposed for the criminal he really is, escapes prison and forms a gang of criminals, such as Cheetah, the Joker, Soloman Grundy, and the Shade, to destroy the Justice League. The highlight in this is of course seeing(hearing?) Clancy Brown and Mark Hamill once again take up the reigns of Luthor and the Joker, respectively, from the previous DC shows.
If there is one complaint, it's that the writing doesn't reach its peak until the next season, but that is a minor qualm. This season is still a very fun watch, and the 12 storyarcs and 26 episodes that the DVD set contains are more than enough to keep me satisfied.
PS to Warner Bros.: You're doing great with your Hanna-Barbera and DCAU DVD sets. Now just release the Steven Spielberg toons(Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Freakazoid) and I will be forever grateful."
The best show on Television!!!
Underground Reborn | ny | 12/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I wish I could rate this DVD higher than five stars, because a show like `Justice League' goes far beyond any television show and I am not just referring to cartoons. The masters of comic book animation, Bruce Timm and company put their heads together and said..."Hey Batman and Superman worked, lets make a new show with more heroes in it." `Justice League is nothing like The Superfriends of the `70's. It is a dramatic action packed masterpiece.
The high point of this DVD is that expands the DC universe. For me, being mostly a Marvel comic reader, this show really got me familiar with the DC universe and I love it. There are some loyal fans that are disappointed with the fact this animated team is not composed of the original seven: Superman Batman Wonder Woman Aqua Man The Flash Martian Man-hunter Green Lantern Please, when has Bruce Timm and company disappointed us? The first season fills all the gaps with a great Aqua Man story. Hawkgirl is great for the show because she has a wild side that really gives Wonder Woman a run for her money. And what does more heroes mean?...Why more villains of course! The episode `Injustice for All' is my favorite episode of this first season, because it really sets the stage for what is yet to come in the next few seasons. I am not going to reveal anything, but all I can say is you will not be disappointed.
Justice League is a must have for hard-core comic readers to fans of `Batman: The Animated series. It has surely stood the test of time being that it is in the middle of its 5th season and it just might be the best show on Television. "