Martian Manhunter/J'onn J'onzz
Green Lantern/John Stewart
It seems rather convenient that when the Green Lantern finally powers the turbine that it is set to take them back exactly to their original universe.
Why didn't Green Lantern power the turbine at the beginning of the episode? Other then to just hang around and be buds with the Justice Guild, there doesn't seem to be much reason.
So, now that Lex is a good guy (as of the second season and "A Better World") will they ask him to recreate the process that sent them here and provide some...well, supplies, food, clothing, etc.?
The survivors don't seem to have aged at all in the forty years since the end of the war. It's possible they are the children of earlier survivors (although the Ice Cream Truck Man's dialogue implies he himself was around for 40 years), or were children themselves when the war came. Still, this isn't made very clear, and it hardly seems like they were in a position to reproduce and have children while trapped in the illusory setting.
The ice cream truck is still intact when the rest of Ray's illusory world fades when he is knocked unconscious. It seems in pretty good shape for being 40 years old!
Green Lantern: Why do I feel like this? They weren't real.
Hawkgirl: They gave their lives for us - that's real enough for me.
Ray: What is this?!?
Tom Turbine: In Seaboard City, Crime Doesn't Pay!
Hawkgirl: And any time somebody starts to figure things out...
Flash: Nuns and dynamite.
Flash: Is it just me, or are those two the only cops in town?
(to Doc Blizzard)
Flash: What are you going to do now, Doc? Turn us into snowcones?
The Streak: Only they (the Injustice Guild) would commit such a heinous act. And on a Sunday!
Green Lantern: Now all that's left is this nightmare.
Ice Cream Man: Being stuck in an ice cream truck for forty years - that's a nightmare.
(seeing a giant robot)
The Flash: That's it. I officially want to go home.
Flash: You should have been there. It was so freaky. Those cornball villains with their bad puns. And the heroes with their decoder rings - what's up with that? Still, Black Siren was a hottie.
Wonder Woman does not appear in this episode, and Superman and Batman only appear briefly (and without dialogue) near the end.
This episode is dedicated to the memory of Gardner F. Fox, one of the mainstays at DC Comics and who worked on the original Justice League comic. He also scripted the first JLA/JSA team-up in Justice League comics. Fox was primarily responsible for the creation of the DC "Multiverse" that consisted of numerous multiple dimensions. The concept was first introduced in Flash #123, "The Flash of Two Worlds", and the storyline is more or less exactly the same as in the comic.
"Holy hostages!" and "old chum" are both references to the Batman 60's Series. Coincidentally, TV Land ran a 60's Batman marathon starting the day after this episode first aired.
Green Guardsman getting attacked by a TV antenna
In the 70s revival of the Justice Society, on which the Justice Guild was based, the Golden Age Green Lantern's alter-ego, Alan Scott, was a TV executive who was wrapped up in various efforts to mess up his career and his station.
Turned into snowcones
The Flash's comment to Doc Blizzard about him turning them into snowcones may be a jab at the truly silly cliffhanger of the 60s Batman episode "Green Ice." In that episode Mr. Freeze does indeed try and turn Batman and Robin into snowcones (whatever the heck that means... ).
Catman saves the day!
After the other Guild members go down in battle against the Injustice Guild, Catman manages to single-handedly defeat all four villains despite his lack of superpowers. This seems to be a nod to the fact that Batman has often been portrayed in a similar fashion in many of the recent JLA comics, and even in this series. Since Catman is somewhat of a knockoff/homage of Batman, it seems only appropriate that he do the same thing here. This little mini-fight may also be an allusion to Wild Hunt - JSA #10 (second series). In this issue Wildcat (the hero upon which Catman is based) takes on the Injustice Gang single-handedly (including the son and daughter of The Icicle and the Sportsmaster - the "real" versions of Dr. Blizzard and the Sportsman, respectively) and wins - he even rides a motorcycle past a dirgible in one scene, just like here.
Ray Thompson = Roy Thomas?
Roy Thomas was an editor/writer at DC who was heavily involved with their Golden Age comics such as All-Star Squadron, Young All-Stars, and Infinity Inc. in the 80's. Some have contended that casting him as a villain unwilling to let go of the past in "Legends" may be some kind of slam on the writer himself, since most of those projects have folded, sometimes due to the lack of support by his superiors at DC.
Name That Hero!
Green Guardsman's real name is "Scott Mason" (in the comics, the Golden Age Green Lantern is Alan Scott). Black Siren's real name is "Donna Nance" (in the comics, the Black Canary is Dinah Lance). Tom Turbine's real name is apparently...Tom Turbine. The names of Catman and the Streak on the gravestones are not clearly visible, although Catman's obscured gravestone looks a lot like "Tom Blake", which was the name of the villainous Batman villain of the same name in the comics.
The Robot Rog:
The giant robot that attacks the Guild looks like Rog, a robot created by the Chief of the original DC Doom Patrol, and later used by Morden and later Monseiur Mallah (an intelligent gorilla) as part of the Brotherhood of Evil.
Hawkgirl: Curiouser and curiouser.
This line is uttered by Alice in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, who just like the League, found herself in a strange world.
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