Welcome to another YouTube Tuesday here at the Fortress! This week I decided to tie into the recent release of Superman/Batman: Apocalypse again. I have not seen the film yet though it is sitting about three feet away from me at the moment but in anticipation of seeing Superman and Darkseid throw down I thought I would post some videos of past battles between those two crazy kids. First up is the fight from the final episode of Superman: The Animated Series.
The reason I like this fight so much is that it ended the series on kind of a downer. Sure the fight was great and Superman won the physical battle but it didn’t change anything on Apokolips and there was still a healthy amount of distrust on Earth. It was very dramatic and separated this series from the pack.
Superman talking trash doesn’t always work. He’s not the kind of character to crack wise or come off as a bad ass during a fight. Here they rode the line well and I think George Newburn did a fantastic job with the line, “Let’s go.” They also made Superman a little more bloodthirsty here, but given the circumstances I think it works.
My favorite gag? The heat vision hot foot.
And now a video composed of 100% win.
I like the fact that they call back to their last fight with Darkseid saying, “Let’s go.” The epicness here comes from Superman’s speech right before he unloads on Darkseid. I loved it the first time I saw and I still love it. It kind of ended poorly for Superman but between that and Luthor’s power suit line I dig the hell out of this fight. Oddly enough Michael Ironside and Clancy Brown shared screen time on ER during that show’s run, so it is neat to see the bad guys from Highlander 1 and 2 working together again.
It is kind of funny though. As Justice League Unlimited went along the collateral damage kept increasing to the point that in this episode they wreck a good chunk of Metropolis. It’s cool and disturbing at the same time.
And that is all for today. I cannot promise that there will be a post tomorrow as I am on stay-cation but I will try,
More to follow…