Without its leaders, the remainder of the Justice League must battle an army of mindless clones led by a brutal clone of one of their own, in an episode that aired on this day in television history.
“Panic in the Sky” is the 11th episode of the 2nd season of Justice League Unlimited. Written by Dwayne McDuffie and directed by Dan Riba, it first aired on Cartoon Network on July 9th, 2005.
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In the episode, which is part of the “Cadmus” story arc from throughout this season, the original Justice League turn themselves in (minus Batman) due to the events of the previous episode. At the same time, the crippled Watchtower comes under attack by a massive army of brainless clones of superpowered beings led by another clone, this one of Supergirl. Can the remaining members of the league survive the assault?
The events of this episode, including the conclusion which reveals Lex Luthor has been merged with Brainiac, immediately continue into the next episode, “Divided We Fall.”
The second season of the Justice League animated series made its debut on this day in television history.
“Twilight” is the first and second episode of Justice League, the animated series that is part of the DC Animated Universe. Written by Rich Fogel and Bruce Timm, it first aired on July 5th, 2003.
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In the episode, the League gets an unlikely call from help–from one of their deadliest foes, Darkseid. He’s threatened by another longtime nemesis, Brainiac. Can he be trusted, and is there something more to this intergalactic situation than it seems?
The episode strongly connects to multiple episodes of the animated Superman series, also part of the DCAU, and features other characters aside from those previously mentioned such as Kalibak and Orion.
Two heroes are turned against each other in a Justice League Unlimited episode that aired on this day in television history.
“Clash” is the 7th episode of the 2nd season of the Cartoon Network animated series, Justice League Unlimited. Written by J. M. DeMatteis, with story by Dwayne McDuffie, it first aired on June 11th, 2005.
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As the optimistic Captain Marvel joins the Justice League, he comes into conflict with Superman over supposedly pro-Lex Luthor remarks. Eventually, thanks to some master manipulation, the two iconic heroes end up battling each other.
The episode was part of the Cadmus arc that stretched over several episodes of the show’s first two seasons.
The Justice League must take on the Joker and his new team of allies in an episode that aired on this day in history.
“Wild Cards” makes up the 21st and 22nd episodes of the 2nd season of the animated Justice League series that is part of the DC Animated Universe. Penned by Stan Berkowitz and Dwayne McDuffie and directed by Butch Lukic, it first aired on December 6th, 2003 on Cartoon Network.
The Joker watches as he wonders if the Justice League can disarm his bombs! Courtesy: Warner Bros. / DC Comics
In the episode, Joker has planted bombs all around the Las Vegas strip and challenges the Justice League to find them in time–in a challenge issued on air! But, it may not be so easy as the Joker has recruited his own team of evildoers based around other playing cards, The Royal Flush Gang!
In a tip of the hat to the concurrently-running Teen Titans, the voice cast of the Royal Flush Gang is the main cast of that other animated series: Khary Payton, Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Hynden Walch, and Tara Strong. Mark Hamill reprises his long-running DC Animated Universe role of the Joker as well.