Justice League: Gods and Monsters [Blu-ray]
In an alternative history Zod is Superman's father, Batman is a vampiric Man-Bat, and Wonder Woman is the child of Ares, God of War. When these dark heroes form an alliance, the question everyone asks is will they save the world, or rule it?
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Cover date: June 2008
Writer: Sholly Fisch
Penciller: Joe Staton
Inker: Horacio Ottolini
Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel
Dr. Hunter and his team have created a time portal in S.T.A.R Labs and reveling in triumph decide to test it traveling back to the Jurassic age. While they travel back they forget to close the portal and dinosaurs travel to our time and begin to cause havoc.
Lois and Clark are busy working while the dinosaur rampage literally walks past the window. Clark slips away and alerts the Super Friends!
Deciding that the dinosaurs aren't out to cause deliberate harm they decide to round them up first. Superman uses his super-shout ability to alert the public to evacuate and the rest of the Super Friends get to work.
Aquaman takes on an undersea Ichthyosaurus, Superman and Green Lantern take on a Pterodactyl, Wonder Woman and Batman take on two Allosaurus and Flash rounds up a Stegosaurus. Superman returns to Green Lantern's Power Ring cages with a Brachiosaurus.
But just as things start to look up a Tyrannosaurus Rex attacks!
The Super Friends all try to take him down safely and are at a stand still until Batman comes up with a plan. The Ice Age put dinosaurs 'on ice' so he asks Superman to use his arctic breath to capture him.
With disaster averted Superman tries to find out where the visitors came from and finds a path through the city to S.T.A.R. Labs. The Super Friends lead a caravan of the prehistoric creatures backwards till they discover the time portal.
Just as the last dinosaur travels back Dr. Hunter and his team return to present day and straight into a lecture from Batman about using science responsibly.
Later, back on the Super Friend's Satellite, the heroes try and relax... Batman however is nowhere to be seen. Flash smirks that Batman doesn't have any fun even when he meets amazing things like dinosaurs!
Superman smiles that Batman is more fun than he seems.
Back in the Batcave Bruce excitedly awaits Alfred's delivery... a giant robotic dinosaur!
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Special features this issue:
Batman Fact File, Batman's Crime Lab spot the difference, Get Moving Wonder Woman animator, Superman Trail of Destruction, DC Super Friends Certificate of Membership.
Story - 3: A wafer thin story this time round, at least it teaches you about herbivores, carnivores and several species of dinosaur, however it just came across as a way to throw in a dinosaur attack for the heck of it. It was nice that irresponsibility was the cause and not a super villain but I really don't see why Superman couldn't have taken on the threat alone or at the most with Aquaman...
Art - 3: The artwork is growing on me slowly but I'm still not one hundred percent sold on their character designs... the giganto legs are really distracting!
Cover Art - 3: The Super Friends seem to be having a blast and the cover really shows it! Your young ones will really enjoy this installment!
Check out the Comic Index Lists for the complete list of Superman-related comics published in 2008.