Justice League - The Savage Times
Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if the Nazi's won World War 2? The Justice League don't have to. Because as soon as they arrive back on Earth after a trip into outer space, they notice straight away that the planet has been transformed into a tyrannical state, and is currently being opposed by a member of their very own team who was around whilst they were away -- the Batman.
OK, I'm sure that you will agree with me when I say that this does sound like a right turn up for the history books, doesn't it? Nonetheless, does it sound as peculiar as when the League then decide to travel back in time and combat this state of play on there own terms?
Admittedly, when I say 'own', they don't really do all of the furious fighting and rewriting 'on their own'. Of course not! Superman, Hawkgirl, and Flash, repel a pack of German jet fighters with some help from the air-born aviators known as the Blackhawk's. Wonder Woman and the Martian Manhunter make the acquaintance of super-spy, Steve Trevor, who is involved with a ploy to break a code and repel this invasion. Plus Green Lantern -- John Stewart -- joins the rag-tag group of solders called Sergeant Rock and Easy Company, after he looses the power from his ring and is blown behind enemy lines.
Oh! Wait a minute. I just remembered something I almost forgot to mention.
The man behind all of this is none other than the technological mastermind, Vandal Savage, who with some information given to him by his future self, has orchestrated this tyrannical horizon by altering this dubious past.
Still, that's most probably why what next transpires all begins when the he declares war on
As romance blossoms - army men don't act like possums - battles are fought -
and you have to remember that all this shooting isn't done for naught.
Whilst living in the present 'New 52' universe, I find that watching 'Justice League - The Savage Time', is a rather sad pursuit in retrospect. No. Fear not. This doesn't have anything to do with the quality of this cartoon. Far from it. It's great. Way above normal standards I'd say. Instead, it's because some of the hero's depicted in this adventure actually came from the World War 2 era, and this fact seems to have been long forgotten within this more retroactive time.
Superman once battled Adolf Hitler in Metropolis. Batman fought saboteurs over barabonds. And Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor spent quite a lot of there early years in and out of international disputes.
Still, that's life, right? And a Saturday morning cartoon is a Saturday morning cartoon. A great cartoon by the way -- one that I thoroughly enjoyed from the very beginning to the very end. Like a stray bullet ricocheting off of a solders helmet.
Never forgotten, and always remembered. Especially by me -- the DC history buff.