Home Entertainment Review: JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time (Warner)

1000400149DVDLEFOWhat if there never Superman never existed? Would the Justice League still be around? And how would it affect future generations of heroes?

Lex Luthor and the Legion of Doom, does get the chance to wipe Superman and the JLA from the current timeline. But due to a rift in time, two potential members of the Legion of Super-Heroes, the prominent team of heroes of the 30th century, have to go back in time and set things right. All hope lies in the hands of Karate Kid and Dawnstar. But are these two novice heroes up for the challenge that awaits them.

JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time is definitely a homage to the old Challenge of the Super Friends cartoon. Justice League consists of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Robin, Aquaman, Flash, & Cyborg. While the Legion of Doom consists of Luthor, Bizzaro, Cheetah, Solomon Grundy, Gorilla Good, Black Manta, Captain Cold, and Toyman.

If you are used to the other DC Comics animated features like Justice League: War and Son of Batman, and expect that quality you get there, you’re going to be disappointed. But that’s OK, because YOU are not the target audience here.

Yes, the animation is high quality you might not be used to, but don’t sweat it. This is a family film, that is also a great throwback to Super Friends cartoon. It’s a fun film. Don’t try to over analyze it. Just sit back and enjoy it. It’s a fun film that doesn’t take itself seriously. Personally I think it’s a great way to introduce them the Justice League, and to a lesser extent, the Legion of Super Heroes.

Not every DC animated feature needs to be serious and dark. Have some fun.

The DVD also includes 2 extra features. Both episode from the Super Friends cartoon:

  • The All – New Super Friends Hour: The Mysterious Time Creatures
  • Super Friends: Elevator to Nowhere

JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time was originally only a Target exclusive. But is now available where ever you buy DVD.

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.