Yeah, this is already the best Superman cartoon I've ever seen (sorry Timmverse). Strongly Post-Crisis, but still doing it's own thing (and different enough from my dream Superman script that I don't have to feel jealous).
I'd say "wait and see" on that. I feel like it's VERY possible that Perry already put Lombard, Grant, and Troupe on this very story and they were actually doing their own investigation on who these guys were. Because, really...Lois didn't have much other than "these guys we don't know have giant robots". This other team might have been trying to find out who these guys were before Lois got involved and everything blew up the way it did. Maybe they were even undercover. We'll see.They're interns their boss literally takes advantage of. Now, either they're fools and turned in crap that Perry couldn't print, or Perry's a literal villain. Now JJJ has tried to kill Spiderman, or hired hitmen to do so, on several occasions... but he's NEVER stolen Parker's pictures and had them published under someone else's name! If Perry White is a villain in your Superman story, maybe you shouldn't be interns at The Dying Media Planet and should instead go work for local news.
My guess is that Adult Swim is the section of the company that actually wants to DO animation and funded the show. The rest of Warner might not care as much about animation. This is the same company that shelved that Scooby Doo/Krypto crossover movie that was already complete. The Corporation just wants the write offs, but Adult Swim might have a few people around who want animation at the company to survive.First, why is this on Adult Swim? This seems like a perfectly average "young adult" cartoon; maybe skewing a bit older than Superman The Animated Series, but not by much.
My guess is that Adult Swim is the section of the company that actually wants to DO animation and funded the show. The rest of Warner might not care as much about animation. This is the same company that shelved that Scooby Doo/Krypto crossover movie that was already complete. The Corporation just wants the write offs, but Adult Swim might have a few people around who want animation at the company to survive.
Adult Swim HAS been trying to get a few new action cartoons going, like with Primal and Unicorn Warriors Eternal. We don't really have a UWE thread on the board, and it's not Genndy's best work, but it's still a interesting watch. Check out Unicorn Warriors Eternal.
Part of it is Adult Swim trying to appeal to a new/younger audience, its also part of why they start at 7 now. A lot of their regular really adult stuff doesn't air til after midnight. This and UWE (Which is a very slow boil series, I was unsure at the start but by the end I was fairly invested) are newer actions shows that are different form both their usual stuff and the typical action shows. Like this is a completely different take on Superman while still being true to the character. And Unicorn feels like a modern version of really old classic animes with its art style. Like 60's and 70's inspired heavily by Disney Anime.
Also, Lois REALLY reminds me of Luz from Owl House in both looks and Personality... any one else getting that?
I kinda feel the same, but note that DC has a lot of characters that use the Magical Negro/Native/Foreigner trope (where a white man encounters a person of colour who teaches them their ways/mystically empowers them/hands them a priceless cultural artifact, which the white man then uses to become a superhero). Modern adaptations prefer to "fix" this racism by omitting the person of colour entirely, but a better solution is to simply racebend the characters so that they actually reflect their origins.I like representation, but I've always felt race swapping is faux representation. Many people find inspiration or solace in their cultural heritage but you have to work hard to make it so Black Jimmy Olsen isn't White Jimmy Olsen in Blackface.
Depending on how they play with continuity, Krypton might have been at war with everyone. Historically (in some continuities), Kryptonians were not the good guys; while Pre-Crisis Krypton was portrayed as a shining utopia of crystals and togas (with Jor-El as an example of their intellect and wisdom), Post-Crisis Krypton was a cold imperialist dystopia with a caste system and a repressive culture (with Jor-El as a renegade who wanted his son to be better). Part of General Zod's motivation was to restore/establish a tyrannical Kryptonian Empire, and I'm sure a lot of worlds breathed a sigh of relief when the Kryptonian homeworld ceased to exist.The change they seem to be making to Krypton's destruction is...interesting, I guess. They seemed to be in a middle of a war, instead of Krypton exploding due to a natural disaster. Jor-El sporting a eyepatch like a war hero is a new look. I guess there's more story possibilities to that, but I don't know if I necessarily like the change.
My best guesses on who Krypton were at war with? Mongul and his Warworld. Or Darkseid and Apokalips. Or Brainiac. Maybe Rogol Zaar? Whoever it was, I think they might have used a Sun-Eater to turn their sun red.
There might also be (perfectly mundane) legal issues with allowing an intern to claim a front-page story and Lois and Jimmy are wildly over-reacting.And we never see Lois actually WRITE anything, so she might not have written the story the Daily Planet published. In a lot of Superman stories, Lois is...a very good "investigator" but not the best at actually putting words on paper...or spelling.
I also feel it's possible that Perry's trying to protect Lois from herself. I think there might be more to their relationship than we know right now. Maybe he's a old friend of her family's? He might be a little overprotective for a reason.
Lois looks similar to Luz, sure...but...for your consideration....
Are Clark and Lois BOTH based on Gohan and Videl from Dragon Ball Z?
(...I just wanted a excuse to post this cute image.)
The ice in both stories doesn't behave like normal ice. In Hamster and Gretel it's a plotpoint. In MAWS its not.I mean, we saw the ice acting weirdly earlier, when they tested it out; it froze the fish tank, then immediately thawed it, leaving the fish still alive.