20 Aug JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time
JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time
Lex Luthor would very much like to be an all-powerful ruler who commands the masses under him. Ideally, he’d like to take over the world, but there are a bunch of pesky superheroes who’d stop that from happening. Perhaps he can take over a country? Unfortunately, people don’t like being taken over and would rather go to war then bend their knee to his rule, and that’s if they don’t have their own heroes to protect them. Everywhere there are people, there will be those who resist his rule.
What if he could conquer lands on which no people have stepped foot on? Why, there’s a whole lot of land you can find under the ocean that would be ripe for the picking, if he could only access it. Luckily, Lex Luthor and his Legion of Doom have a plan: Use a network of satellites that will expand the polar ice caps using Captain Cold’s technology. That way Lex can cause a major drop in world-wide sea levels and expose unclaimed lands for him to rule!
The Justice League wasn’t going to let that happen though, for such a drop in sea levels will have devastating effects not just for the environment but for everyone who lives. Together, the Justice League fought Lex Luthor and his companions and won the fight, but not before Captain Cold sabotaged his own satellite, causing it to go down and accidentally cryogenically freeze Lex Luthor in place. The world is safer than ever with Lex Luthor out of the picture.
Lex wasn’t dead, however. Decades into the future two new heroes, Karate Kid and Dawnstar, find Lex Luthor on display in a museum: still frozen. By accident, Karate Kid frees Lex Luthor from his icy prison. Shocked to find himself flung 1,000 years into the future, Lex doesn’t waste any time trying to find a way to get his revenge. Time being the operative word.
After deftly dealing with Karate Kid and Dawnstar by trapping them in ice using Captain Cold’s weapon, he finds a way back to the 21st century using the Eternity Glass to gather his remaining force after their defeat at the hands of the Justice League. The Eternity Glass wasn’t the only gift the museum offered Lex, for he now had knowledge of Superman’s secret identity and hatches a plan to destroy the Justice League: He’s sending his goons back in time to prevent Clark Kent from ever being found in Smallville by his adoptive parents. No Superman, no Justice League, and no one to stand in his way.
Unbeknownst to him, Karate Kid and Dawnstar manage to free themselves from the ice and promptly head back to the 21st century in the hopes of stopping Lex from taking over the world. Will they be able to unite the League to fight for their cause and undo the damage they’ve done? Only time will tell.
Saturday, 5 September, at 8:30 AM on Toonami (ch 306)