The release date for the upcoming Justice League Action cartoon has been announced, Newsaramareports. The series will debut with a four-part special titled 'Shazam Slam'. The North American premier date will be December 16 of this year.
The series will be airing on Cartoon Network. Citizens of the United Kindgom will get to see the premiere earlier than North America. 'Shazam Slam' will be airing November 26 on Cartoon Network UK.
You can read the official episode summary for the special below:
In 'Shazam Slam,' the villainous Black Adam battles Batman on the Rock of Eternity and unleashes a horde of Djinn determined to turn the Earth back to its pre-human, volcanic state. Affected by the otherworldly powers of these primordial monsters, Batman becomes possessed and is turned into a giant flying Batmonster laying waste to the Hall of Justice, with only Superman capable of taking the fight to the Dark Knight. One by one, the Justice League - with the help of Shazam (voiced by Sean Astin) and The Wizard (voiced by Carl Reiner) - must hunt down and defeat each Djinn in order to yet again save the world from destruction.
A preview clip of for the special has also been released. It centers on Superman and shows him going up against the villain Parasite. You can see it below:
It certainly sounds like the cartoon will get off to a bombastic start. I'm not sure what to expect, but I'm willing to give it a chance. DC Animated properties tend to be pretty good, though there are some exceptions.
What are about you? Will you be watching Justice League Action during its premiere? Do you have any thoughts on what you've seen so far?