Justice League Unlimited DVD

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If you have already burned through your copies of the Justice League on DVD and are anxiously awaiting news of the Justice League Unlimited release here it is. Warner has officially announced the date of October 24, 2006 for fans to pick up the 26 episode DVD collection. 26 episodes? That’s right spoilers ahead…

For whatever reason, Warner has decided to release 26 episodes in one collection and call it Season 1. If you are a true fan and remember how the Cartoon Network aired the episodes, eps 1-13 were placed under the Season 1 banner (even though it is really Justice League Seaon 3), but the following week CN claimed episodes 14-26 represented Season 2 (again really Season 4).

Confused? So were we until we got over it and realized we get nearly 10 hours of Justice League goodness for only $44.98.

Oh! And this collection includes the Batman Beyond crossover where we learn about certain children Green Lantern and Hawkgirl may or may not have together.

If we believe the Warner hype (and we do, we really do) here are the episode we can expect to see in the collection:

  • Initiation – in which we find Ollie Queen offered a position in the new Justice League
  • For the Man Who Has Everything – Superman has a birthday and gets his foundest wish. This episode is actually based on the comic book by the same name and is an excellent installment of The Justice League Unlimited.
  • Kid Stuff - Gag! They should have just called this episode Justice League Babies. Yes the JLU get turned into kids…
  • Hawk and Dove – The brother duo are introduced.
  • This Little Piggy - Wonder Woman is turned into a pig. Nothing is better than hearing Red Tornado calling “Sooo-ieeeee!”
  • Fearful Symmetry -Supergirl finds out she has been cloned, and the clone looks a lot like PowerGirl.
  • The Greatest Story Never Told – Booster Gold, you nut – go over there and do crowd control while the real heroes do their job.
  • The Return – Amazo returns and wants to kill Lex Luthor. And the problem is?
  • Ultimatum - Introduction of the Ultimen.
  • Dark Heart - Atom appears to fight nanotech-based robots. If memory serves, this is the first look at the group that doesn’t like having superheroes around when the Watchtower unveils its ultimate weapon.
  • Wake the Dead - Grundy rises from the grave in this very interesting story that reminds me a lot of H.P. Lovecraft for some reason.
  • The Once and Future Thing: Weird Western Tales (1) - Time Travel, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the old west… what could be better?
  • The Once and Future Thing: Time, Warped (2) – Oh yes, I remember now, Time Travel, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Terry McGinnes, and the future incarnation of The Justice League Unlimited.
  • The Cat and the Canary – The great team up between Green Arrow and Black Canary heats up as they try to help Wildcat.
  • The Ties That Bind – Yeah, it’s not that kind of story, but Mr. Miracle is in it.
  • The Doomsday Sanction – Batman finds out something is not quite right with Amanda Waller.
  • Task Force X - They should call it like it really is, they’re the Suicide Squad.
  • The Balance – Magic with villian Felix Faust and Lord Hades. For whatever reason, all episodes involving magic kind of suck.
  • Double Date – Green Arrow and Black Canary end up following the Question and the Huntress as they track down crime lord Steven Mandragora.
  • Clash – Captain Marvel. Awesome
  • Hunter’s Moon – Hot chicks in space.
  • Question Authority – Got to love the Question. Fox Mulder has nothing on him.
  • Flashpoint – Cadmus, how can you turn on our super powered overlords?
  • Panic in the Sky – Under pressure founding members of the JLU turn themselves in.
  • Divided We Fall – Enemies emerge to take advantage of the situation.
  • Epilogue - This was a great episode, especially the final shot that tied this series in with Batman The Animated Series.

October 24!