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Summary:  Grodd sends a contingent of supervillains to steal the body of the Viking Prince, which was recently discovered in an Arctic glacier.  Standing in their way, however, is Wonder Woman, who must prevent them from destroying the glacier to get it, as it is also the site for a global warming conference.  Meanwhile, J'onn J'onzz, realizing how isolated he is from the people of his adopted homeworld, takes a leave of absence from the Justice League to seek a connection with humanity.

JL Mission Roll Call:  Wonder Woman, J’onn J’onzz, Green Arrow

LOD Mission Roll Call:  Devil Ray, Giganta, Killer Frost, Heat Wave

Featured Character:  J’onn J’onzz

Villains:  Gorilla Grodd

Supporting Villains:  The Legion of Doom


Cartoon Network on “To Another Shore”:  “Wonder Woman stumbles onto a plot to steal the powers hidden inside the 3,000-year-old, frozen remains of the legendary hero, the Viking Prince (courtesy of The World’s Finest).”

Dwayne McDuffie on Devil Ray #1:  “You call it [‘political correctness’], in my day we called it ‘manners’ but, either way, it’s moot.  We changed Black Manta to Devil Ray [who, in the comics, is African-American] and [we] removed Aquaman from this script because the rights to Aquaman were no longer available (courtesy of Television Without Pity).”

Dwayne McDuffie on Devil Ray #2:  “It’s all over the Internet that I personally insisted that ‘Black Manta’ be changed to ‘Devil Ray’ due to what knuckle-draggers call ‘political correctness.’  This is untrue—as I’ve said many times before, the change was made because the character Black Manta was unavailable to Justice League Unlimited and for no other reason.  Frankly, I’d already written two drafts of the outline before I was aware that Black Manta was actually black, or even that he had a face under that helmet.  If you ask me, making Black Manta a black separatist (who inexplicably has white henchmen) does seem like a pretty stupid idea, but that opinion played no part in the decision not to use him (courtesy of”

Dwayne McDuffie on the Viking Prince flashback sequence:  “It was Bruce Timm imitating Joe Kubert.  I thought the drawings were amazing (courtesy of”

Bruce Timm on the Viking Prince flashback sequence:  “Guess I’d better clarify this, before it becomes ‘apocryphal fact.’  I’m glad so many people liked that sequence, but it’s not really ‘my’ work.  I did put a lot of work into it (colored the whole sequence by hand, for instance) but the actual drawings themselves were direct swipes from Joe Kubert’s art from the original Viking Prince stories in The Brave and the Bold.  I couldn’t find an exact panel from the comics to illustrate Jon’s meeting with the Valkyrie on the battlefield so, for that one scene, I cobbled together bits and pieces from several panels into a new composition.  Everything else is straight from the comics, as close to ‘pure’ Kubert as I could make it.  […I] have had no contact whatsoever with [Joe] Kubert, sadly, so while I hope [he] enjoyed our interpretation of [his] work, I have no idea (courtesy of Toon Zone).”

Bruce Timm on Green Arrow's musical moment:  "It was Dwayne [McDuffie's] idea, written into the script.  It then took three actors to realize the gag.  Kin [Shriner] took a shot, but couldn't quite get the tune right.  I sang it, and that's what the overseas guys animated to.  In [post-production] we decided my vocal quality didn't match Kin's enough, so Lex Lang pitched in and looped the final version (courtesy of Toon Zone).”



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Image courtesy of Toon Zone.

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