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30 Day DC Challenge -Day 14: Favorite Animated DC Show

Justice League Unlimited

As I stated previously, most of the superheroes of DC aren’t well known. In Justice League Unlimited (JLU) the size of the league is increased at least by 50. Most of the episodes focused on a small group heroes trying to solve a situation. Heroes like Captain Atom, Green Arrow, The Question and Booster Gold were introduced to a larger audience. I chose JLU over the Batman: Animated Series largely because it expanded my understanding of the DC Universe. A direct sequel to Justice League, JLU debuted on July 31, 2004 and ended May 13, 2006. JLU is well animated, balances humor with action and is generally when written. Some of my favorite episodes:

Episode 03: Kids Stuff

Loosely based on the DC Comic event, JLA: World Without Grown Ups, Morgaine le Fey transforms Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern into children, after her son Mordred uses his magic to send adults to another dimension. Seeing these superheros as children is as fun as you might think.

Episode 07: The Greatest Story Never Told

This introduced me to Booster Gold. As the Justice League battle Mordru, the narrative focuses on Booster as he attempts to close a black hole, when he’s suppose to be doing crowd control. This episode has to be the funnies in the series.

Episode 11: Wake the Dead

Three high school kids use chaos magic to attempt to get revenge on their bullies. Instead they resurrect Solomon Grundy. Without his memories and more powerful, Grundy goes on a rampage. Doctor Fate, Amazo, Aquaman, Superman, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl face-off against him.

Episode 16: The Doomsday Sanction

Superman battles Doomsday, while Batman uncovers a Cadmus conspiracy to destroy the Justice League. It’s should be obvious why this episode was good.

Episode 35: Grudge Match

Roulette uses the women of the Justice League as combatant in her all-female fight called “Glamour Slam.” This episode is one of my favorites largely because we get to see Wonder Woman fight Huntress, Black Canary, Vixen and Hawkgirl. It’s brief, but great.

Episode 39: Destroyer

This is the series finally. The Justice League and the Secret Society team up to fight against an invasion by Darkseid. Lex Luther, Batman and Superman take on Darkseid directly, with Superman finally releasing his full powers.

Source: Wikipedia


  1. Never seen the Justice League animated show Iā€™m afraid. But it sounds good! Never really had access to it here in Holland, so I guess for me it will be The Batman Animate series šŸ˜Š

  2. Justice League was fantastic but I’ll put Batman Beyond as a very close second. Who knew a series about a future Batman not being Bruce Wayne would be so good. I’d say it was just as, if not, more mature than JL. Great cast, great premise, great villains, great show.

  3. Definitely right with you on this one. I remember rushing home every week to catch the latest JLU episode. The show was awesome and the whole CADMUS arc was really cool because back then it was so rare to have an overreaching story arc like that. It’s my favorite comic book show of all time and I’d even go as far as to say it’s my favorite American cartoon as well. It really did justice to all of the iconic characters

    1. I hope the try to bring the Justice League animated series back. I think that would help them compete better with Marvel. Although, I think Marvel should do it as well.

      1. Agreed, JL really helps level the playing field. Both companies seem to have taken a break with the animated shows for the most part, but I hope they bring back some of these classics at some point. For Marvel I’d like to see them bring back the X-Men cartoon or maybe Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

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