I always loved JLA comics when they travelled to a parallel Earth and faced off against the Crime Syndicate - the 'evil' version of the Justice League. Superman became Ultraman, Wonder Woman is Super Woman, Green Lantern's double is called Power Ring, Batman's twin is Owl Man, and the Flash's opposite is called Johnny Quick. It's an interesting idea to make beloved heroes into villains. Without a desire to do good, the syndicate conquers their world to enrich themselves. They would have total control if not for one person. The parallel Earth has only ONE superhero and that is Lex Luthor! The next animated feature from DC highlights those characters as well as the ultra-crappy Justice League Detroit which was a bad idea to begin with. It will be great to see how the good guys deal with the evil doppelgangers who are just as skilled and much more ruthless than themselves. You know a 'good' Luthor will mess with Superman's head and that relationship will be an interesting one to watch. I am psyched to see this come out.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.