If only Jonathan Frakes voiced anybody in JLU.on January 4, 2011 at 12:01 am
I’m on a boat right now, safely out of the country during the fallout from that Christmas Eve strip. I am a shrewd man who values his life.
Last Monday I talked about my Manhunter Robots JLU set and how I was still on the lookout for the counterpart 3-pack that included Despero. Well, I found him the next day! And this is me writing about him that night, but in a post scheduled for… the future!!! Technology is grand.
(I always wonder, dude, what if I suddenly die? How weird will it be for these updates to continue popping up after I’m gone? Well, just in case, ooooOOOoooOOoooo speaking from beeyoonnd the graaaaveee…)
Anyway, check out this Despero. Man, he sure is Despero! Like the Manhunter episode, I didn’t particularly care for Despero’s episode either. Which is weird, because the second season of Justice League was pretty great. But at least Despero sounds like Goliath! I kept expecting him to tell people about how one thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled.
Despero the figure is kind of a disappointment because of his size. Why did they use the Green Lantern body? That’s the shortest of bodies! Even Katma Tui casts a shadow over him.
Speaking of Katma Tui, man, what kind of friggin’ name is Katma Tui? It sounds like a Jawa war cry or someone spitting or something. Anyway, it’s nice to have her in her real skin color, rather than that brownish hue her original toy was. I was also surprised to discover, after putting both Katma Tuis together, that their uniforms are different. And I did some Internet sleuthing and learned that Brown Katma is based on her brief appearance in a later episode, where she has a more-revealing Green Lantern outfit and appears to have darker skin. That was nice to learn. I’d previously worried that Mattel made her black just because John Stewart should only be dating other black chicks. No, they were just following an errant screenshot.
No screenshot can fix that receding hairline of hers, though. Yikes.
In conclusion, the spell is broken, and Despero lives again.