If you listened to our CW Crisis podcast, you know that we were only able to watch the first 3 parts of this crossover because the shows went on a mini-hiatus. You can listen to that podcast here.
Well, that hiatus is over and the final 2 parts have air. We are here to talk about Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover and look back at all 5 parts.
the 5 part crossover goes as follows:
Supergirl Part 1, Batwoman Part 2, The Flash Part 3, The Arrow Part 4 and finally, Legends of Tomorrow Part 5.
The final 2 parts explain the origins of The Anti-Matter Wave and how the Anti-Monitor came into existence. The remaining Paragons (our heroes) must make a final stand against the Anti-Monitor or face oblivion. Ultimately the heroes win…but at a cost!
Jon was disappointed at how episode 4 ended and he explains why but he feels there was a part in episode 5 that made up for it. I also explained to him why the thing he did not like was necessary and it made sense in the overall story arc.
We talk about the show and the many homages it pays to the original Crisis on Infinite Earth comic mini-series. The show even has Marv Wolfman in it – the guy who wrote the comic!
Crisis on Infinite Earths is not perfect but it is more than we both expected. In fact, we never would believe that we would be watching a TV show based on the Crisis comic. We salute you Marc Guggenheim and your writes for putting out some great shows and creating this miniseries.
The 4 main superhero shows on the CW (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow) have been doing crossover events for the last 4 years. We have covered the last 2 crossover events on our podcast for Invasion! and Crisis on Earth X.
For 2018, they are doing a crossover event for Elseworlds but it includes Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl. Legends of Tomorrow was not involved this time around.
In the podcast this week, we go over the concept of Elseworlds and were it came from in DC comics continuity. We talk about a couple of the very first comics to actually have the Elseworlds imprint: Batman – Gotham by Gastlight and Batman – Holy Terror.
After we talk about DC’s history with Elseworlds, we then talk about the crossover event and how they used this concept of alt-reality on Barry Allen and Oliver Queen.
Jon and I then go into a discussion on the show’s overall storyline and what we took away after the event ended.
If you watched the event but don’t know much about the comics, we give you some good suggestions on what comics to pick up.
Welcome back once again to the All-new, All-difference Comics Misremembered Podcast. Okay. I lied. It’s not that different. Jon and I still get drunk and try to remember information about comics, shows and movies but it is a new podcast. I did not lie about that.
This week we are talking about the CW DC Comic shows: Supergirl, The Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. They had their 2nd crossover event called Crisis on Earth-X.
Jon and I watched all 4 parts and we break them down. We review the highs (and lows) of the shows and let you know if you show watch it.
The other part of a Crossover Event is: will it get you to watch the other shows? The whole point of this is to expose viewers to the other show’s characters and hope they are interesting enough that you will continue to watch the other shows after the event. Jon and I also discuss this on the podcast.
I also give a (very) brief history of DC and their relationship with the word “Crisis”.
We feel that we did not get to talk about the Flash show as much as we wanted to so we do a quick recap of Season 1 and then go over the first episode of Season 2.
Season on ended with Central City being engulfed by a Time Singularity vortex. Only one man has the power to save the city. Who is that man? Freddie Mercury, tell the people who that is:
‘Flash! He saved every one of us!”
Thanks, Queen. It was Flash – just not the same Flash as in that music video. It was Central City’s own Scarlett Speedster – The Flash! He put his powers in gear and was able to save the city from total annihilation. Or did he? We review this in the podcast.
We also talk about the new “villain” that is introduced called Atom-Smasher and his mysterious benefactor, Zoom. I speculate on who exactly Zoom will be and give you a primer on the 21st century Zoom.
Jon gives his insight on Flash and his different relationships that he has with his father and Dr. Wells.
After talking about the Flash, we do a quick rundown on upcoming comic-related shows like The Walking Dead and I remember the upcoming CW show – DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow. Here is the clip I mention in the podcast:
We hope you are enjoying Flash and like our commentary in the podcast.
Jon and I review the humble and meager beginnings for Marvel and DC heroes on TV with shows like Batman (1966), Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk to the mega franchises in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
We described how the medium has changed from sophomoric stories for the sole purpose of commercialization to sophisticated, well crafted epic dramas (and some commercialization). We will review the highlights and pitfalls of Marvel and DC through the years and let you know which movie and TVs shows are worth your time (Tip: Avoid any movies that have the words “Superman” and “Returns” in the title).
We had fun putting this together so we hope you have as much fun listening to it.