SPOILER ALERT: The following contains plot points from Saturday’s Justice League Beyond 2.0 #4. Read at your own risk!
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Welcome back to another Beyond the Scenes! We’ve got a quick recap in store for you today, mostly focusing on the main villain in the first arc of JLB 2.0, revealed in chapter 4 as the deadly JAX-UR! Oh no!
Now to all you hardcore DC Animated Universe fans, the name Jax-Ur should make you shiver in your boots! But for those non-boot wearing casual DCAU fans, or comic-only fans, here’s a quick refresher on the character’s history.
Christos Gage and Iban Coello went pretty deep into the DCAU… all the way back to Superman: The Animated Series! Jax-Ur’s first appearance was in the 2-part episode, “Blasts from the Past,” in which he, you guessed it, escapes from the Phantom Zone. Instead of being a Kryptonian mad scientist like in the main DC Universe, in the DCAU High General Jax-Ur is modeled more closely to another General from Krypton whose name might be more familiar to you…
But where’s Mala? What’s with the mysterious child controlling the Superman robots? And how can a powerless Superman hope to defeat General Jax-Ur?
Answers are coming… and they might not be what you expect!
See you in the Beyond!