Guts vs Superman



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Suggested by iKnowledge This is definitely a tough fight. Guts isn’t typically seen as such a high end fighter to be able to deal with Superman like this, but in his armored form his speed increases quite drastically. Superman is a powerful opponent, but I just don’t think he will be able to cope here. It’s a fight that is quite close though and we’ll see if Guts can actually hold onto the lead for very long. Guts wins.

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Nel vs Superman



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Suggested by iKnowledge Nel is a very fast fighter and one who can hold her own against top tier fighters in power as well. Superman’s attacks pack a punch of course, but I do think he is a little outmatched here. He won’t be able to keep up with her speed and the energy blasts will also be too much for him. That’s not even counting her released form. Nel wins.

Juistice League Action Review

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It’s time to look at a recent DC show that was rather short lived. Granted, it hasn’t officially been cancelled yet as a few sites still hold out hope on it returning, but the odds of that happening do seem rather slim at times. It’s a shame because the show was fun even if it was severely limited by the dreaded 15 minute format, still one of the worst modern innovations for cartoons in general. We got some action and some more adventures with the heroes so that was pretty cool.

Naturally there isn’t really any kind of ongoing plot here. Most of the episodes are stand alone adventures with maybe a reference or two in there somewhere. Interestingly enough the first 4 episodes was a multi part epic though. It would have been cool if the rest of the show had gone that route. It’s a way that you can get past the animation and the time constraints to tell more of a full story although I suppose that wasn’t the priority here. It’s leagues better than DC’s other current show Teen Titans Go though as this one puts the action as more of a priority than the humor with Teen Titans does the opposite. The humor we do get from Justice League is also just a lot better than Go’s.

The animation will take a lot of getting used to, but specifically it is probably the character designs that seem a little off. Everyone’s super skinny which may just be a flash thing as that’s the same way the characters are drawn in Teen Titans and for the most part MLP. I’m definitely not a big fan of Flash and to be honest at this point I’m pretty sure that CGI has started to pass it for the most part as well. I’m not sure if this is Flash or an odd form of hand drawn animation but it looks more like the former. The fight scenes can be pretty good when the show tries though and I can see them pulling something off with this art. We don’t get big fights all that often though as mostly they are quick skirmishes but we’ll take those. We also do have the good sound effects from the old DCAU days back as well.

There isn’t much of a soundtrack here, but whatever is around goes well enough with the story. Again, you don’t want to expect too much here, but the beginning of the show did have a lot of promise. The first elemental villains that we got were a lot of fun. They were even very powerful as they gave Wonder Woman and Superman a pretty good fight. We had Batman going up against some classic thugs in a fight that may sound boring but it was handled very well and hearing Batman’s old voice again was great. The first few episodes actually took themselves very seriously and it felt like it could be a Justice League sequel.

Gradually the show switched up its approach a bit though. It acts more like a homage to the JL show than a sequel and the comedy episodes became more frequent. There’s nothing wrong with a comedy series of course, but I think the show would have been able to reach the next level if it had just stayed like the first few episodes. For the most part they were the best ones. Other good episodes were: Firestorm’s debut episode where he has to fight off a group of androids, The Time Travel episode where Batman has to stop Chronos from murdering him on his first night as Batman, The Arcade Game where Toyman puts the heroes into a video game, The episode where Lex gets Amazonian abilities, and the one where Lex and Batman have to match wits with the fate of the world at stake.

Most of the episodes are quite solid but in particular those are some of the episodes that I really enjoyed. I could probably count the number of mediocre episodes on one hand in comparison. So at the very least JL Action was always a lot of fun. With each segment being so short it was also pretty clear from the start that pacing would not be an issue. Each adventure feels like it goes by very quickly.

Another thing I liked about the show is that it did give more screen time to some characters who didn’t do a lot in the main series. Firestorm gets a big role and is featured in many episodes. His abilities are very handy to have after all and in general he could be one of the team’s strongest members. Booster Gold also appears quite frequently to mess with time and try to get rich. At the very least you have to respect his resolve since the guy never gives up no matter how many tries it takes. We even get an episode for the Super pups as they fight the Red Lanterns. There was some serious power level shenanigans here since Krypto should have looked a lot better than he did in the fight but I’ll let it slide. In general power levels are often tricky for super hero shows and a good out to use is that the heroes are probably holding back quite a lot in order to not seriously hurt the villains.

Hopefully we do get a full Justice League show at some point. To put it one way, Justice League Action feels more like a RWBY Chibi kind of series where it is made to complement the main title. We need a full length Justice League series to air at some point and then Action could air while it’s on break. Justice League is a huge franchise so you’d think that it would sell quite well and yet DC hasn’t really made a move in a while. It’s a gold mine just waiting to happen.

There’s not much else to say about this show because we’re all already very familiar with the characters and there’s not much of a plot to discuss so even as a show review it’s a little on the short side. As a final note before the wrap up, I will say that Batman and Superman are the best characters as always. They always tend to have great episodes backing them up and the contrast between the two fighters is always nice as well. It’s why they are so legendary at this point.
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Overall, This was a fun DC show. I would put it behind most of the other recent ones but it didn’t really make any mistakes. I’m not a huge fan of the format but it probably did about as much as it could with it while still keeping the comedy elements that Cartoon Network demands. I’d like to see the DCAU return again at some point with a full show. If you haven’t seen it yet then I’d recommend checking out JL Action. It’ll give you a chance to hang out with your favorite characters once again and it should feel pretty nostalgic in general.

Overall 7/10

Snagriff vs Superman


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A Snagriff is a powerful Kryptonian dragon that not too many people are familiar with. It’s a shame because this creature doesn’t go down very easily. That being said, against Superman your only option is to hold an L. Superman is faster and stronger than a Snagriff so it stands to reason that he would take the win quite easily here. He’s just at a different level compared to this dragon. Superman wins.

Commander Gor vs Superman


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Commander Gor is sort of like General Zod. He is a very prideful Kryptonian who definitely likes his high status. However, Superman quickly put him in his place the last time they fought and the same would surely happen in a rematch. Superman just has way more experience with his abilities and proves once again that skills are just as important as powers. Gor will need a lifetime of training to catch up. Superman wins.

Mr Majestic vs Superman


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Mr Majestic is back, but this will be a much tougher fight. While Mr Majestic and Superman have met in the past, surprisingly it does not seem like they got to fight. Majestic is strong enough to restructure a whole universe in a matter of years, but Superman has juggled planets. Both fighters are incredibly strong, but I would give Superman the decisive edge when it comes to speed and strength. Superman has also got more experience and is a master of hand to hand combat. They are similar fighters, but their abilities are definitely not equal. Superman wins.

Superman vs Despero


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Despero is one of the strongest DC villains out there. He has been shown to have enough power to take on the combined might of Superman, Shazam, and Wonder Woman in the past. That being said, at Superman’s best he will be more than a match for Despero. I’d give Superman the edge in strength and speed. His abilities really have no limits and that is exactly what makes Superman the best. He will always prove to be faster and stronger than his opponents. Superman wins.

Superman vs Manwe



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Suggested by iKnowledge Manwe is going to have to back it up a bit now that Superman is here. Let’s put it this way, Superman is the strongest comic book character out there. At this point that is probably barely debatable. Manwe is strong as well but he simply doesn’t have the speed to keep up with Superman. Superman can land thousands of shots in an instant. There are few opponents who can stand up to such a barrage and Superman’s defense is no less impressive. Superman wins.

Shaggy Man vs Superman


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The Shaggy Man has returned, but now he is up against the Man of Steel. If you thought that the last battle was tough for Shaggy, then this one is even more brutal. Superman can end the planet with a single punch and then there wouldn’t be much left for Shaggy Man. He can’t hope to win a battle in space so I’m afraid that it’s over for this android. Better luck next time. Superman wins.

Superman vs Jiren


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Suggested by Random Superman is a very powerful comic book character. He has juggled whole planets in the past and his speed isn’t bad either. Let’s be honest here, nobody goes into a fight with Superman and walks away unscathed. Well most don’t anyway, but Jiren would be able to. He just doesn’t get hurt very easily and he would be able to speedblitz Superman from all sides. That would be the end for the Man of Steel. Jiren wins.