Directed By: Lauren Montgomery
Written By: Matt Wayne
Starring: Shawn Harrison, Andy Milder, Michael Cornaccia, Kari Wahlgren, Adam Wylie, Yuri Lowenthal ...
Running Time: 30 min
Air Date: 30/09/2006
The first episode of this show introduced the concept, that a teenage Clark Kent is transported forward into the future in order to help out the legion of superheroes, who for some reason are also all teenagers. Are there no adults around to keep these kids in check? Clark is still learning to master his powers and become superman (not superboy, there's some debate over the copyright on that name even though its the same character). They face off against a bunch of villains who don't seem to have an evil plan other than having a elaborate smackdown with the legion, in the middle of a seemingly abandoned futuristic city.
The second episode begins with a scientist and his squad of robots walking through a spooky forest, when they are attacked by a ferocious werewolf. Ooooo. Good start. Cut to outer space, where the legion are battling a giant space mutant. Nice. Anyway, they then recieve a distress signal, travel to the aforementioned forest planet and meet the aforementoned scientist. They are soon attacked by a bunch of spider-robots, and saturn girl is rescued by the werewolf. Turns out he's not so bad after all. He's timberwolf, a werewolf who becomes a member of the legion and a recurring character on the show.
I'm not generally a big fan of animated shows, but this one is actually pretty fun. Remember -- it's not just for kids. It's also for adults who watch kids shows.
The character Timberwolf has two forms on the show. He first appears to them when hes in a heightened emotional state, which transforms him into a huge wolf-beasty-thing (see top photo), which has little semblance of humanity. He can still control his actions when in this form, but cannot speak and has trouble expressing himself except in primitive ways.
His second, normal form is slightly more humanoid but not entirely (see bottom photo). The experiments that his mad scientist father conducted on him mean that he can never be fully human ever again. He's not really a traditional werewolf as such, but more of a 'wolf man' (/boy). In either of his physical states he's pretty fierce, strong and quick to anger. More so in the first. He seems like a pretty cool character anyway, probably the most interesting out of the legion given his nature and backstory. He's sure as hell more interesting than 'bouncy boy' or some of the others. I guess eventually these DC Comics folks had to run out of ideas ...
Apparently in the various versions of the comic books his backstory and character were a little different. Originally he grew up believing that he was an android, then in another version he was a gang leader on a planet called Rimbor ... this animated version is an entirely new concept for the character.