Havoc on classic superheroes returns

Can’t get enough superheroes? Want to watch more shows and get to know the heroes better? Look no more! In the past couple years, superhero shows, games and movies have exploded in the entertainment world. Even apps were made to play superhero games on the go.

“”I love watching the shows on Netflix and I like playing the video games even more,”” sophomore Saud Shah said.

On Netflix, there are tons of options for superhero shows. After watching the live action shows that are very popular, there are many more options to watch such as Young Justice, Batman Beyond, Wolverine and the X-Men, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited and the The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

“”My favorite superhero cartoon on Netflix is probably the classic Justice League show,”” Shah said.

Since these are all cartoons, they lack some of the suspense that live action shows and movies provide, but they are still worth the watch.

The various Justice League shows focus on the adventures of DC’s most famous heroes such as Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Hawkgirl. They don’t provide a backstory for any of the heroes or how the team is formed, but instead immediately jump into the adventures of the Justice League.

It is interesting to see how all of the characters are different, and how different episodes focus on specific heroes and their lives. Some episodes will focus on a problem that Wonder Woman has with someone, and some episodes will not even include Wonder Woman.

Batman Beyond, which was ranked 40th by IGN on their“Top 100 Animated Shows” list, is a show about the later life of the superhero Batman. In this show, teenager Terry McGinnis is actually Batman and Bruce Wayne is his mentor. It is the only show to ever depict Batman as a teenager, and will most likely stay the only show to ever do that. The show not only focuses on Batman’s struggle against his enemies, but also the personal relations, emotions and disturbing elements of Bruce Wayne’s past. Those elements make the show considered darker than most cartoon shows because of the darker side of Batman it shows.

  “”I like the Justice League show because it doesn’t have many funny scenes and it tries to focus on the action,””Shah said.

If that isn’t enough, there are also many video games to check out. The game Injustice: Gods Among Us is a DC Comics game that consists of the heroes all fighting each other to see who the victor is. This game is available on the Xbox and also on any smartphone, as it is also an app. 

The LEGO franchise has also started to make LEGO superhero games such as LEGO Marvel Superheroes and LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes. By far the most popular superhero video game however, has to go to the Batman games. Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Arkham Origins and the soon to come out Arkham Knight have proved to be great video games.

“”I love the Batman video games, they are by far some of the most fun games I have played,” Shah said.