“Justice League Action” Premiere Set

Cartoon Network has announced a December 16th premiere for “Justice League Action,” its upcoming ‘quarter-hour’ animated series based on the DC Comics team-up title.

The series kicks off with the four-part ‘Shazam Slam’ and a clip is out which sees Superman and Wonder Woman take on Parasite. Kevin Conroy returns to the role of Batman which he began with the original “Batman: The Animated Series” back in the 1990s.

In the episode, 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.

Also set for roles are Mark Hamill as Joker, James Woods as Lex Luthor and Diedrich Bader as Booster Gold. The “Justice League Action” premiere will be followed by new episodes Saturday mornings on Cartoon Network, beginning December 24th.