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Justice League: Doom DVD review

Vandal Savage finds out the Justice League's weaknesses in “Justice League: Doom,” a DC Comics-based animated film.
by Matthew Price Published: March 23, 2012
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‘Justice League: Doom'

Writer Dwayne McDuffie's final contribution to the “Justice League” mythology is found in “Justice League: Doom,” an animated superhero action film loosely adapted from the Mark Waid comic-book story “Tower of Babel.” McDuffie, to whom the film is dedicated, wrote the movie before his death in February 2011.

In the film, the immortal Vandal Savage wants to exterminate most of humanity, and lead the rest from the ashes. Knowing the Justice League stands in the way of his plans, he steals backup protocols developed by Batman in case the League ever went rogue.

Armed with the Justice League's weaknesses and a team of their greatest enemies, Vandal Savage attempts lethal variations on Batman's plans against the members of the League.

The League must overcome these deathtraps in time to thwart Vandal's final plan, which will eliminate much of the earth's population.

The film brings back several popular voices from the “Justice League” animated programs to voice the League characters, including Michael Rosenbaum (“Smallville”) as Flash and Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman. Tim Daly, who voiced Superman in “Superman: The Animated Series” and Kevin Conroy, who has voiced Batman in scores of projects including “Batman: The Animated Series” return as the World's Finest team. “Castle” and “Firefly” star Nathan Fillion, who portrayed Green Lantern in two previous DVD adventures, likewise voices Hal Jordan here. Carl Lumbly (“Alias”) voices the shape-shifting Martian Manhunter. Cyborg, a recent addition to the Justice League in the comics, is part of this adventure, voiced by Bumper Robinson.

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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