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Just finished watching a brand new episode of Justice League Action (almost like the Brave & The Bold in nature, but shorter and more simplified, but still fun!) “E. Nygma, Consulting Detective” (written by Jonathan Callan, long-time Riddler fan). Aside from a fun story, superb acting performances (Mr. Mark Hamill & Mr. Brent Spiner stealing the show) and neat musical orchestration, here’s a few reasons why you should watch it:

* It’s million times better than that pointless, extended and frustrating the “War of Jokes & Riddles” (by King & Janin) AND GET THIS… it lasts 10 MINUTES!!!

* Fantastic introduction (almost similar to what we did on the Joker project): https://youtu.be/U5dGx7vRtqA

* Almost no Batman (not even a single sound by Kev Conroy!!!)

* Great interaction between Diana, Ollie & Edward

* Pays homage to that one moment in time when the Riddler WAS actually a consulting detective!!!

* The reason why this conflict was set up in the first place is darn perfect & legit funny

* Special cameo appearance by G.G (yup, yup)

* Two spot-on soundtrack nods to the legend himself, Danny Elfman (both 1989 & BR, that was unbelievably good)


And… well, you should definitely CHECK IT OUT is all I am trying to say))))

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@RealKevinConroy: Last week at a record at WB with creative team [source]

@spacekicker: Weeeeeeeeee! #JusticeLeagueAction @joshkeaton @RachelKimsey @TheJLew @RealKevinConroy @jim_krieg [source]

@RealKevinConroy: Worked with Carl Reiner today. 93 and in top form. He was editing himself and improving with each take [source]

@RealKevinConroy: In the studio today with Dietrich Bader [source]

Once the announcement for Justice League Action went live a few days ago, we saw some tweets that might hint who else we can see involved in the new cast. This doesn’t officially confirm anything, but there’s certainly a few more familiar faces than those previously announced in the mix.

Among them being – Twitter user Spacekicker (@spacekicker) is Jeremy Adams who wrote some of the most heartbreaking Green Lantern: The Animated Series episodes, and I spy another GLTAS writer Ernie Altbacker (@altbacker​) in there too. Jake Castorena (@jakecastorena), first known around here for his story boarding work on Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Young Justice, and Beware the Batman has mentioned being a director on JLA. (Congrats guys! XD) Josh Keaton (@joshkeaton), previously the voice of Hal Jordan and Peter Parker looks to be part of the cast too. (Is he back as Hal?) We can also see Michael Dorn best known for his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space 9 alumni, Armin Shimerman, both of whom have voiced a variety of DC animated characters in the past. Plus we have Rachel Kimsey, Jason J. Lewis, and the legendary Carl Reiner.

A few writers and storyboarders have revealed themselves on twitter. Our compliments to Jonathan Callan [link], Brian Ford Sullivan [link], Jen Muro [link], Heath Corson [link], and Michael Borkowski [link]. 

We look forward to what the JLA crew has in store for us.

Thank you to the ever attentive @thomasdreyfuss​ for catching these tweets.