Justice League: Doom gets a lot of things right. A LOT. It’s a lot more enjoyable than any of the recent titles that’s come out of the DC Animated Universe. I loved Batman Year One and All Star Superman, but with both I was just left wanting a little more. That’s the only real problem with these DC titles, we get to the good part, and it’s over. Makes me wonder what we’ll be left with when The Dark Knight Returns happens after Superman vs. The Elite later this year.
‘Doom’, however, is based on the “Tower of Babel” storyline which pits the Legion of Doom against the Justice League of America using protocols to take down the team that were designed as a fail safe by Batman. Great, right? The immediate things you’ll love: Kevin Conroy returning as Batman. Tim Daly returning as Superman, and Michael Rosenbaum ‘returning’ as Barry Allen (this time). Also great is Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern, and Phil Morris as Vandal Savage (why are you reading this anymore?! Go watch it!)
This film is the last project done by the late (and great!) Dwayne McDuffie who died almost a year ago today, as of this writing. Dwayne’s work really shines through in ‘Doom’ and there is an amazing featurette on the DVD and Blu-Ray that I personally think is one of the most well done and fitting tributes I’ve ever seen DC pull off. He was a great man, a great writer, and a great influence on the comic book realm. He’s missed, to say the least.
Rounding out the set, as DC usually does with these titles, is a look at Superman vs. The Elite (an off the beaten path title, if you ask me) which will loosely be based on “What’s So Funny about Truth, Justice, and the American Way?” from Action Comics about 11 years ago. Time’s going to tell on that one.
Justice League: Doom hits shelves on February 28. Order yours today.