Chris and Cindy squeeze a volcano and end up in a parallel world! Okay, they don’t do that, but Superman does, in the classic World’s Greatest Super Friends episode, “Universe of Evil”! Our Man of Steel must contend with some devil-worshipping Super Enemies, while his evil counterpart makes mincemeat out of our Super Friends. It’s childlike, nonsensical awesomeness!
Then the Super Mates get a little more serious and review the even more classic Justice League episodes, “A Better World, Parts 1 and 2”. Superman murders President Luthor? The Justice League takes over the world? Not quite, but the Justice Lords do, and they want to spread their order to our world (or the Justice League’s anyway). It’s the “evil universe” trope colored in very thought-provoking shades of gray!
Plus, has an evil twin invaded Super Mates HQ (in other words, our house)?
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Chris (aka Earth 2 Chris) co-hosts the Power Records Podcast with the esteemed Rob Kelly over at the Fire and Water Podcast feed!
Next time: A classic, stand-out issue from a classic run; “Who is Donna Troy?” from New Teen Titans #38, by Wolfman and Perez!
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