I have stopped watching all of the DC shows on The CW network. I just wasn’t liking them anymore. The Flash had become absolutely painful to watch. But the trailer for this year’s epic crossover looks pretty cool! Maybe I’ll watch just the crossover.
I’m sure I can just whiz through any continuity that I’ve missed. Though I do hear that the new season of Arrow is pretty good.
Anybody else get real lazy on a vacation? And I don’t mean a vacation where you go on an awesome trip and have great adventures. I mean a staycation, where you largely spend the time sitting at home playing video games, reading comics and occasionally venturing out to catch Pokemon. That’s the kind of vacation I just had, and it was pretty neat. But man, did it take a lot of effort to actually write comic book reviews this week. But I got it done!
Some quality comics this week, including Iron Man, Nightwing and Doctor Strange, even. But Comic Book of the Week easily and handily goes to Harley Quinn #3, for bringing joy and romance to all of comics! There is no better relationship these days than Harley and Ivy!
They are a shining beacon in all of comics. If only Nightwing was this much fun. Or Iron Man. And the new Supergirl Rebirth would have greatly benefited from some of that charisma.
Comic Reviews: Doctor Strange #11, Harley Quinn #3, Invincible Iron Man #13, Nightwing #4 and Supergirl #1.
Superman will appear in the new season of Supergirl, marking the first time in all these years that one of the big DC Trinity has been allowed to appear in the Arrowverse. Normally, DC refuses to let their major movie characters appear on their TV shows, no matter how awesome it would be. Could this be a sign that Wonder Woman and Batman (and Robin) might get to show up somewhere down the line? I hope so!
That is actor Tyler Hoechlin as Supes. I’m not familiar with him, but I’d say he looks the part. And the costume works too! It’s a great Superman adaptation to the Arrowverse. One hopes that Robin’s eventual costume looks just as cool!
Superheroes shows on The CW network are growing by leaps and bounds! Arrow is four seasons deep, The Flash was back for a second, and now they’ve doubled in size, with Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl joining the fray. Who could have guessed that this is where we would be?
And I never could have guessed how disinterested I would be…
Harsh words, I know. As recently as last year, I was still totally plugged into the Arrowverse and everything this whole enterprise had to offer. But something has happened in the past year. Something has changed. I used to do annual reviews of each show individually, but I’ve decided to cram my takes on Arrow and The Flash together into one List because that’s all I need. Because these seasons…I dunno. Something has most definitely changed…
Join me after the jump for my thoughts on the Arrowverse these days.
Announced today by all parties involved, The Flash TV show will crossover in March with the Supergirl TV show, even though they’re on different networks. Fortunately, they’re both executive produced by the same guys, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, and they somehow made this happen! Seeing as how the Arrow/Flash crossovers have been ratings bonanzas, the people at CBS were apparently willing to play ball.
This is great news!
Who knows what this will mean for continuity, but who the heck cares? We can iron out those details later! All that matters is that nerd love and general world awesomeness made this happen, and we’ll get to see more crossovers! I love these things. All the Arrow/Flash crossovers have been great. And there’s going to be legit excitement to see Supergirl meet the Flash. It’s that palpable, geeky energy that made The Avengers movie so much fun.
See, universe? We can have nice things.
Though now I’m going to have to go back and catch up on Supergirl…