When Solomon Grundy is inadvertently brought back to life as a mindlessly rampaging monster, the disgraced Hawkgirl must join the fight to stop him.

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Shayera Hol / Woman (voice) (as Maria Canals)
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Superman / Clark Kent / Alan (voice)
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Aquaman / Arthur Curry (voice)
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Dr. Fate / Kent Nelson (voice)
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Vixen / Mari McCabe (voice)
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Amazo / Reporter (voice)
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Solomon Grundy / Stu (voice)
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When Solomon Grundy is inadvertently brought back to life as a mindlessly rampaging monster, the disgraced Hawkgirl must join the fight to stop him.

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In the dorm room where the students perform the ritual, there is a action figure of Mike Mignola's Hellboy on the dresser and a poster of Swamp Thing on the wall. See more »

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When Superman flies toward the monster to their right of Vixen fighting Grundy, Grundy hits a group of cars, but in the next shot of Superman, the explosions occurring behind him are coming from his left, the wrong side. See more »

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Shayera Hol: Aquaman thinks I've been here too long.
Inza Nelson: Flowers bloom when they are ready, Shayera. Not before.
Shayera Hol: I'm no flower. I don't know what I am. I'm not Lieutenant Shayera Hol of the Thanagarian Empire. Not anymore. I've been stripped of my rank, exiled from my home world. I'm not Hawkgirl, that was always a sham. Most people on Earth will never trust me again, and I can't blame them. When I do my job, people get hurt, people that I care about.
Inza Nelson: And what happens when you don't do your job?
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References Old Yeller (1957) See more »

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Justice League Unlimited Theme
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Written by Michael McCuistion
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Very touching amid all the on-screen action
29 April 2007 | by (Camilla, GA) – See all my reviews

Perhaps, the ratings for "Justice League" didn't go over the roof because the show's characters were more suited for baby boomers than for the younger set that is the prime demographic for The Cartoon Network where it aired.

That said, "Wake the Dead" is an exceptional episode that has enough action to satisfy the kids but has a poignancy in its story that can only appeal to the discriminating adult. Solomon Grundy, the zombie that has forever been one of Superman's main foes, is resurrected by three nerdy teens. Unfortunately, Grundy has been unearthed as an out-of-control mass of destruction, intent on doing harm to anyone and anything in his path.

Vixen, Green Lantern, and Superman try to subdue him but Grundy's power is too great, even for The Man of Steel. Meanwhile, Dr. Fate is aware of the happenings and brings Amazo, Aquaman, and the disgraced Hawkgirl to aid in subduing the marauding monster. Armed with her mace, enhanced by Fate's magic, Hawkgirl realizes that only she can bring down the giant by laying him to rest, as he is really seeking such.

In a touching finale, the Thanagarian eases Grundy's pain and all is right with the world.

As is the case with the series, the voice-over work and writing is excellent, with special kudos going to Maria Canals ("Hawkgirl"), Phil LaMar ("Green Lantern"), Robert Picardo ("Amazo"), and Oded Feher as the enigmatic "Dr. Fate."


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