DC Television continues to impress with Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl

One is slightly more impressive than the other.  The Television up fronts are happening this week, and as a result, news about upcoming TV shows has begun to emerge, including some pretty in depth First Looks at two new series from DC, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow.

Supergirl was picked up by CBS, while Legends of Tomorrow will be the next CW evolution from the world developed by Arrow and The Flash. Interestingly, Stephen Amell insinuated that those shows could cross over with Supergirl, but the aesthetic seems pretty wildly different.

You can really tell that it’s the flagship characters that draw that mainstream network attention, though. While many would argue that Arrow and The Flash are worlds above Gotham, it was the Batman prequel procedural that landed on Fox. Now, similarly, Supergirl finds a home at CBS, having that valuable, mass market Kryptonian history.

Regardless of that, on the surface, Legends of Tomorrow certainly seems to be the more captivating series. Featuring former Arrow and Flash characters Ray Palmer “The Atom” and Sarah Lance now the “White Canary”, along with Martin Steen, half of The Flash’s “Firestorm” we’re almost starting to see the evolution of the Justice League. The first look introduces us to the CW world of Vandal Savage as well, something sure to draw some interest from comic fans.

Check out that first look below.

Supergirl on the other hand seems geared far more towards a light-hearted “small town girl in a big city” theme, with clutzy, coffee-fetching Kara stumbling through life until she straps on a red cape and decides to save the world. The costume looks good and the adventure aspects of the series certainly seem entertaining, but I am a big hesitant on some of the cliches that are evident in the first look. We’ll see how it goes, I’m certainly willing to give it a shot. Check out that video below.

Regardless, one look at the upcoming fall season and its clear comic fans are ruling the roost these days. Agents of SHIELD Season 3, Agent Carter Season 2, Gotham Season 2, The Flash Season 2, Arrow Season 4, and now Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl? Not to mention Marvel’s current Netflix deal, which will be bringing AKA Jessica Jones to us later this year. Wow. Things are getting pretty crazy, but only in good ways. The best part is, even if one of these shows isn’t your thing, your certainly to find good stuff in the mix.

Promos for next week’s Agents of SHIELD and The Flash

It’s Wednesday morning, which means we’ve moved on to next week’s installments of Agents of SHIELD and The Flash.  Check out the promo videos below!

“The Dirty Half Dozen” – Gonzales and Coulson must find a way to put their differences aside and work together against Hydra, even if it means teaming up with someone they don’t trust, on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tuesday, April 28th on ABC.

“The Trap” – Barry (Grant Gustin), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) set a trap for Wells (Tom Cavanagh). Cisco uses himself as prey which puts him in grave danger. Meanwhile, Eddie (Rick Cosnett) makes a decision regarding Iris (Candice Patton), which leaves Joe a bit unsettled. Steve Shill directed the episode written by Alison Schapker & Brooke Eikmeier.

Arrow “Supercut” reveals upcoming excitement

I spend a lot of time talking about The Flash, and not a whole lot of time talking about Arrow. Truth be told, it took me two seasons to really get invested in Arrow, but now that I am, I’m enjoying it a lot. At the beginning, it felt somewhat soap opera-ish, but it’s grown out of that into a more mature, action oriented show. Sure, there’s a generous helping of love triangle stuff, but that’s true of The Flash as well.

CW has released a long clip of upcoming events for the rest of this third season of Arrow, and there looks like a lot of stuff still to come. Check out the clip below.

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Things are really speeding up on The Flash

About two weeks ago I posted a mixed review for The Flash Episode 15, “Out of Time”. While I loved the impact the episode had, I lambasted the fact that the back in time trick essentially reset everything that had happened and thus made the episode more or less meaningless.

I did get some heat for that opinion, but here we are, two weeks later, and I’m still feeling much the same way.

But…to the Flash’s credit, they’ve managed to capitalize on their decision to turn back the clock.  Read the full review at the link below.

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Promos for episode 18 of The Flash and episode 16 of Agents of SHIELD

Hot off two exciting episodes of Marvel and DC’s latest television universes, we have promo videos for the next new episodes of both The Flash and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.

In The Flash “All Star Team Up” Felicity returns to Central City with Ray Palmer along for the ride!  The next episode lands in two weeks!

Meanwhile in Agents of SHIELD “Afterlife” we meet Lincoln, a mysterious Inhuman.

With each episode, both of these shows dive deeper into the comic world, and I’m enjoying the ride.

EDIT– Thanks to PopCritica for pointing out that Flash isn’t actually back next week…  we’v got two very long weeks to wait!

Mark Hamill returns to his role as Trickster on The Flash tonight!

I still remember how excited I was when The Flash hit CBS back in the
day. Fresh off of Burton’s landscape-changing Batman film, super
heroes were briefly in vogue again, and backed up by the Danny Elfman
theme, lightning scorching through the logo, and an actual real life
Flash costume, Thursday nights on CBS were my bag. I was in high
school, and could barely sit still through afternoon Physics class
waiting for that nightly installment.

When the Trickster appeared, it was a big deal. I can see myself
excitedly cutting out the TV Guide article that revealed his costume
for the first time and taping it into my big shabby red photo book,
joining the newspaper clippings for the Batman film and the Sunday
comics that weren’t permanently hosted on the Internet back in the
early 90s.

I don’t get quite so child-like with my giddiness these days, but
I’ll admit, Hamill revisiting his role as the Trickster is a great
move by these new Flash showrunners in a first season that continues
to do so much right. No, not everything right, but they’re doing a
damn good job.

Check out the preview for tonight’s The Flash courtesy of USA Today

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Promos for next week’s Agents of SHIELD and The Flash

Last night was Tuesday, meaning a comic fan’s dream as new episodes of both Agents of SHIELD and The Flash aired.

With those new episodes airing come previews for next week.

On Agents of SHIELD, things look to be coming to a head between Coulson’s SHIELD and “the real” SHIELD.  While last night’s episode was relatively slow and plodding, it looks like things will be picking up next week!

Meanwhile, The Flash continues to be…well… pretty much perfect.  I know I lambasted last week’s episode a bit, but I’ll be damned if each week isn’t like watching a comic book come to life for 60 minutes.  It’s pretty damn great.  I still can’t believe Mark Hamill is coming back as the original Trickster next week.  Could this show get any more fun?  Check out that preview below.

The Flash “Out of Time” – Game Changer or Deal Breaker?

The Flash had me hooked about ten minutes into the pilot, and honestly, it hasn’t let up much all season long.  It’s been a thrill, and unlike many TV series out there who seem to almost be embarrassed to be based on comic books, The Flash embraces it and runs with it (lol).  It is unabashadly a comic book television show and I’m happy to see it.

Between Firestorm, Gorilla Grodd and the Reverse Flash, the supporting cast has made this a success almost above all else, but I feel like the latest episode “Out of Time” could make the series amazing…  or it could be a huge step in the wrong direction.

Beware, spoilers abound for anyone who is not caught up with the latest episode!

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Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale Green Lantern up for Pre-Order

It was first previewed yesterday, and today the pre-order has gone live. Sideshow Collectibles’ roster of sixth scale comic book heroes is steadily growing, and the Emerald Knight is now part of the team!

Check out the links below with some images to drool over as well.

DC Comics Green Lantern DC Comics Sixth Scale Figure – Sideshow Exclusive

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Promos online for Agents of SHIELD and The Flash next episodes

Marvel TV, DC TV… there’s room for love of all of it here at GeneralsJoes.

Tuesday nights are always exciting for comic fans, though many of them try to force some kind of conflict between the Marvel and DC universes rather than just embrace the fact that there’s actually a SHIELD and Flash television show both currently airing on TV. That’s a pretty cool thing in and of itself.

Promos have been posted for next week’s installments:

Agents of SHIELD Season 2 episode 14, ‘Love in the time of Hydra’

The Flash Season 1 Episode 16 ‘Rogue Time’