good stories, and even the Bizarros and the Legion of Doom. And in this particular feature, we even get the Legion of Super-Heroes. Does it get any better than that?
Lego videogames, I really love the Lego animations. And I'm not the only one, as the popularity of The Lego Movie alone has shown. Add in DC Comics superheroes, especially the Legion, and I'm sold. I bought Lego DC Comics Super Heroes Justice League: Cosmic Clash the morning it came out, sight unseen. It even came with a free Cosmic Boy Lego figure. Hello, fanboy heaven, now where can I get the rest of the Legion???
In this adventure, obsessive collector of planets Brainiac wants to add Earth to his shrunken planet collection. The New 52 Justice League tries to stop him. Brainiac's skull ship is even menacing in Lego, and I love when Cyborg burns a mustache on it. Brainiac's plan is to lose Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern in time so the Justice League can't beat him.
In the present, Cyborg recruits Supergirl, obviously to cash in on the hit TV series. The problem is her characterization, a combination of naïveté, enthusiasm, and every cheerleader stereotype from "The Brady Bunch." It's sad. Everyone else in these things is semi-serious if amusing. This Supergirl was just plain annoying.
Batman is next stranded in the 22nd century where Cyborg Superman, or rather Brainiac-Superman is lying in wait for him. It's the future so Brainiac knew he was coming and prepared. Batman has guardian angels however - Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, and Saturn Girl - quote, unquote, what's left of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Two fun notes: Saturn Girl is voiced by Kari Wahlgren, as she was in the "Legion of Super Heroes" animated series, and Yuri Lowenthal, who played Young Superman in that show, is Cosmic Boy here.
There's other weirdness along the way, like the Power Ranger jets and the giant Transformer robot the Justice League uses at the end, and Brainiac-Superman's song in the future Batcave, but all in all, it was quite enjoyable. I just wish there was more Legion in it. But one step at a time, perhaps we'll get a Lego Legion feature next.