Justice League - Wild Card
Whilst investigating some strange comings and goings at a Las Vegas Casino, Batman and the Justice League suddenly discover that the Joker has taken over the airwaves, planted a number of bombs throughout this vast neon-ridden metropolis, and recruited the Royal Flush Gang to stop them from tracking down these explosive devices.
Hey! Wait a minute, folks! You do know who the Royal Flush Gang are, don't you? What's that? No you don't! Well, they're a motley crew of meta-human teenagers, who Mister J broke out of a government facility that held them against their will.
For example, there's Jack: the stretchable sod that Batman has to fight before his particular bomb goes off. Then there's Ten: who is the brutish thug Superman takes on for the very same reason. Next there's the King: the fire-throwing fiend who gets right up the Flash's nose. And finally there's the Queen: a somewhat spiteful character that Green Lantern faces, not so long before his.... BOOOM!... mechanism does some damage?
No. Don't fret comic book fans. Thanks to Hawkgirl, GL just about manages to survive this bold encounter. However, I can't say the same thing about the residence of
Hell no. Especially not when the Joker unveils his final gang member -- Ace --
who is one crazy brat, in more ways than one! Sin City
Still, that's most probably why what next transpires all goes to pot when Harley Quinn tells Batman that she's been going to marriage guidance. As the League splits the deck - a plan goes straight to heck - a mad person goes astray -- plus please-please remember, do have a very nice day.
Fantastic Four' inspired fight-scenes between the League and the gang, plus the interpersonal relationships between Hawkgirl and Green Lantern.
Granted, I know that some of you out there in cyberspace felt that this 'Kendra and John subplot' was unneeded within the confines of this secular tale. But to me, personally, I didn't mind it at all. I thought that it added a nice little resolution to this story, and was a long way in the coming. Moreover, it also allowed the ending of this adventure to end on a more positive note. Subtracting what could have been a somewhat obtuse conclusion to a somewhat action-packed and dynamic episode.
Overall 'Justice League - Wild Card', is a really great cartoon. It's like watching a satirical version of the film 'Casino', just replace Joe Pesci with the Joker, replace Joe's gang with the 'Royal Flush' one, and then replace Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone with the Justice League. Trust me. It may work. Don't you agree, Ten?
Err? That might be a yes? Ha!
THE RATING: A