JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time

Synopsis: The Legion of Doom are attempting to use space satellites to freeze the Earth's oceans, creating more land mass at the coastal regions for which they own. The JLA quickly arrive and the two teams engage in a classic battle of wills. This clash leads to Lex Luthor becoming trapped in a glacier of ice. In the 31st century Legion of Superheroes trainees; Dawnstar and Karate Kid are tasked with minding the Legion's museum. Their tour leads them to Lex Luthor's memorial; his body still encased in a large chuck of ice discovered in the 29th century. Karate Kid Inadvertently frees Luthor who secretly explores the museum himself, and soon uncovers the shrine to his greatest nemesis Superman. There he learns of the Kent's involvement in Kal-El's discovery. Luthor following the voices of Dawnstar and Karate Kid takes possession of an hourglass which holds the Time Trapper within. Whoever holds the hourglass controls this entity who is the master of time. Luthor returns to the 21st century, but n
Director(s): Giancarlo Volpe
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
52 min

Now is the hour...

...we set into motion cataclysmic change

to the planet.

The legion of doom shall rule

in a new world order.

No one can stop us.

I do not understand, Lex Luthor.

I thought we were melting the polar ice caps.

No, my dear cheetah, the exact opposite.

As those glaciers swell,

the world's water level shrinks...

...expanding the coastlines

of every continent.

Land we already own.

Another brilliant plan from a brilliant mind.

Sorry, Lex, sounds more like an insane plan

from a deranged mind...

...and we're gonna have to put a stop to it.

Justice League, into action.

Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman,

get those controls away from Lex.

Cyborg, Batman and Robin with me.

Too bad your mind isn't as fast

as your little boots.

We have to destroy those satellites.

Already on it.

What's going on up there?

Somebody stop them.

Two down. Three to go.



Me here not protecting these satellites

so Lex's plan not come to workness.

Um, not sure "workness"

is a word there, genius.

Me, I'm not genius.

It's Toyman. He's right behind us.

My rocket ship's so much better than yours.

Let's see whose toy breaks first. Ha-ha-ha.


you can't win battles armed with a fork.

Don't make me poke a leak

in that hard head of yours, manta.

I'll hold off Bizarro.

You take out those satellites.

If I can plug in,

I might be able to shut this thing down.

Stay away from my inventions,

you mechanical menace.

I'm putting the batwing on autopilot.

Should keep Toyman busy

while I help cyborg.

Autopilot? But I can fly this thing easy.

I wanna help.

You'll help by staying put.

And don't touch anything.

I'm gonna touch whatever I want.

I'll touch this button and this button.

I heard that.

I will shred that pretty face, Amazon.

I have battled harpies

with talons as hard as hydro-fangs.

Your little scratches are almost soothing.

Solomon Grundy crush wonder lady.

Now you shall taste your bitter end, cyborg.

You don't even know what bitter means.

Oh. "Stay in the batwing. Stay safe.

Stay out of trouble."

So not fair.

Please refrain

from kicking the autopilot controls.

- And have a nice flight.

-I'll have whatever kind of flight I want.

Batman's in trouble. Forget this.

- Disengage autopilot.

- Negative.

Your override clearance is not high enough.

How's my clearance now?

Time to play, little birdie redbreast. Ha-ha-ha.


Oh my-

- I told you to stay in the batwing.

- What? I was trying to help.

You almost got yourself killed.

How does that help?

I will finish this for commander Luthor.

The fool is overloading the satellites.

He has no idea what he's doing.

Embrace winter eternal!

What? No!

Lend a hand? Anyone?

Me hate toys, so me save you.

Time to go.

Yeah, you better run, you big dumb ape.

Whew. That monkey packs a punch.

Superman, it is Lex.

He's gone.

-We have to find him.

-Wait. The blast.

It was too powerful.

There's no way he could have survived.

And so the most notorious villain of all time...

...was defeated that day.

As time passed, civilization grew

and prosperity flourished...

...thanks to the continued heroics

of Superman and his Justice League.

Even today in the 31st century...

...the mighty legion of super-heroes

battle crime and villainy...

...in the name of truth and justice.

May the historic accomplishments

of Superman be an inspiration to us all.

When's it gonna be our time, Dawnstar?

When do we get

to join the legion of super-heroes?

One cannot rush the natural progression

of things, val.

Karate kid.

You're supposed to call me karate kid.

If we're ever gonna

become full-fledged superheroes...

...we can start by sticking

to our super-names.

Well, karate kid...

...if lightning lad and the rest of the legion

truly believed we were ready...

...we would be fighting by their side

instead of exploring this museum.

But I've studied every martial art ever invented.

I'm ready to go.

What more do they want?

There is much more to being a hero

than simply fighting.

Tracking lost cats and blessing them with light

doesn't really count as heroics, Dawnstar.

I think it does.

Besides, if the legion of super-heroes

feel we are not ready...

...then we must patiently trust their wisdom.

Heh. Patience? Please.

Check this guy out.

Oh, whoa. Wait. This is Lex Luthor.

It says here his body was found

in the year 2856...

...during the big thaw

of the second warming.

Heh. Look at him.

The leader of the legion of doom.

The sign says not to get too close

to the exhibits.

The greatest super villain

of all time? More like Lex loser.

There's a weak point

in this chunk of ice right here.

I bet with one focused key burst, I can bust

him out and wax the floor with his bald head.

Val, please be careful.

He doesn't look so tough.

Val. Karate kid, stop.



See? I stopped a fraction of an inch

before contact.

-I trained for years to learn that trick.

-You might have broken the ice.

I didn't, did I?

Come. Let us continue to the next hall.

This side of the museum

makes me uncomfortable.

What? Where am I?

What is going on?


Wait. The year 2856.

I've been frozen for nearly a thousand years.


It was Fate

that ?Rst bought Superman to our planet.

The innocent baby Kal-El was orphaned...

...when his home planet of Krypton

ceased to exist.

Fortunately, his space crib

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