DC’s latest direct-to-home-video animated film, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, goes on sale Tuesday, February 23.
In it, the Justice League answers a plea for help from an alternate Lex Luthor, one who comes from a world where good and evil are reversed. The heroic Luthor fights against the tyranny of such master villains as Ultraman, Owlman, Superwoman, and Johnny Quick (a name that DC has reused several times).
It is, of course, inspired by a long tradition of evil-counterpart stories in DC Comics.
Speedster corner: The story is adapted from an unproduced Justice League Unlimited script, so the Flash is the familiar wise-cracking, thinks-with-his-feet type. There’s also supposed to be a good super-speed fight between him and the evil Johny Quick.
I’ll just say there’s a great Johnny Quick scene near the end of the movie – quite touching too. Oops, I’ve said too much!
I’ll say the fight is good. There’s also a good bit in the beginning where Wally fights a different counterpart villain that’s amusing.
While the ending wasn’t quite what I expected, on the whole, it was well done.