Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Speedy Appears on Upcoming JLU

Speedy makes an animated appearance in the upcoming JLU episode, Patriot Act, as one of the Seven Soldiers of Victory! Comic book fans will recall that Speedy was a member of that Golden Age team of superheroes.

Here's how Cartoon Network describes the episode: When an out of control super soldier threatens Metropolis, Green Arrow leads seven non-powered Justice Leaguers, including Crimson Avenger and Shining Knight, in a battle they can’t hope to win.

Speedy's animated look on JLU is essentially a more grown-up version of his Teen Titans design. For images, check out Toon Zone's Speedy Bio for JLU. The episode has only aired in the UK, and is not yet scheduled to air in the United States. An interesting note: The JLU Speedy is voiced by Mike Erwin, who provided Speedy's voice on Teen Titans. This adds to the Teen Titans/JLU synergy established by Michael Rosenbaum voicing Flash on JLU and Kid Flash on Teen Titans.

Could Teen Titans and JLU actually exist in the same continuity? The way I figure it, TEEN TITANS is actually a prequel to BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES. It takes place during Dick Grayson's high school years. And oh, it's told from Beast Boy's point-of-view, which accounts for the slightly skewed wackiness of the series. What do you guys think?


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