Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice… Although it’s hard to believe such a super idea eluded them for so long, the Cartoon Network has finally reassembled Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and other DC Comics heroes for ”Justice League” (premieres Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.). How does their new entry stack up against the time-tested 1973?86 Saturday-morning staple ”The Super Friends”? Holy comparison chart, Batman!
SAMPLE PLOT The super-sleuths must thwart madman Lex Luthor and his nefarious superposse when he exacts revenge on the Man of Steel. HEADQUARTERS Super-powwows go down in a tricked-out space station. SUPERBABE Caw! Caw! That Hawkgirl sure can work a hammer. SUPERSTUD The extra-buff Superman will no doubt be fighting off the ladies. SUPERDUD Telepathic superfreak Martian Manhunter (a.k.a. J’Onn J’Onzz) should really rethink that shorts-and-cape combo. MIA Batman seems less interesting without his Boy Wonder sidekick, Robin. Relegating a gray-haired Aquaman to guest-star status, meanwhile, is just plain wrong. CLASS CLOWN Turns out The Flash is pretty quick with the sass, too. BEST COSTUME Magic-jewelry-wielding Green Lantern’s olive and charcoal ensemble rings our bell. TYPICAL VILLAIN Mongul, an otherworldly slave trader who forces Superman to compete in gladiator games. UNSOLVED MYSTERIES Where the heck is Wonder Woman’s invisible jet?