While DC Comics is having difficulty getting their act together on the silver screen, their television properties are coming up all aces. The CW Network’s yearly crossover event premiered last week as Crisis on Earth-X saw the heroes from all four “Arrowverse” televisions shows, do battle with Nazis from Earth-X.
A little history lesson. There are 52 versions of Earth in the multiverse. The heroes from Arrow, Flash, and Legends reside on Earth 1 while the crew from Supergirl live on Earth 38. Interdimensional travel called breaches allow the heroes to travel in between parallel Earths where they sometimes meet different versions of themselves aka doppelgangers.
The Flash #23 | Writers: Brian Buccellato & Francis Manapul | Artist: Francis Manapul | Colorist: Brian Buccellato |Publisher: DC Comics Price: $2.99 | From my column @ Forces of Geek.com
One of the trademarks of this series is the pacing of the story. So much happens in what appears to be so little time, that when you reach the end, you find yourself saying, “That was fast”.
The Flash Annual #2 \ Writer: Brian Buccellato & Nicole Dubuc | Artist: Sami Basri & Cully Hamner | Colorist: Stellar Labs | Publisher: DC Comics | Price: $4.99 | From my column @ Forces of Geek.com
“When Barry Met Hal” provides an inside look on their friendship over the years.
What begins in the past culminates in the present as the residual effects of a previous crime rears its ugly head. Of course, the residual is Green Lantern’s fault and while on the surface, there are deadly consequences but it’s really just Hal being Hal.