To make your mark on the future, it helps to take stock of where you’ve been. 2017 promises to be an exciting year for DC and its fans, but before we celebrate the new year, we thought we’d look back on 2016 and consider some of the places we’ve been. DC made some bold choices in the worlds of comics, film and TV, and many of them set our course for the months and years ahead. The past year was full of memorable moments, but some of these moments held real significance. Some of them really mattered. So as we do every year at this time, we thought we’d discuss a few of them.
Tonight’s episode was the beginning of the Flash and Arrow crossover!
Just kidding…but only mostly. The framing device of tonight’s episode was that Barry takes a trip to Star City (specifically, the “Arrowcave”), in order to vent to Felicity about how weird the new post-“Flashpoint” timeline is. Actors Grant Gustin and Emily Bett Rickards have had fantastic chemistry from their first interactions on Arrow and it is always a treat to get Barry and Felicity back together.
The Flash is back… except not as any of us know him. He is a totally different guy in a totally different costume, with a totally different relationship to the world around him.
The Flash returns to The CW for a third season tomorrow with a premiere episode entitled “Flashpoint.” Of course, as DC fans know, that title is a reference to the 2011 miniseries of the same name written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Andy Kubert.
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All week long we’ve been celebrating The Multiversity, Grant Morrison’s new series set within the DC Multiverse. While it’s possible to enjoy the comic without being familiar with the Multiverse, it can’t hurt to at least know where the idea comes from, and some of the pre-existing comics that have close ties to The Multiversity.
However, before we even get into where the Multiverse comes from, we suppose we should first explain what it is for anyone out there who may be new to the concept.
Last Saturday marked not only Free Comic Book Day—a day comic book fans put away their wallets, storm the stores for free books, and immediately whip out their wallets again to splurge on amazing FCBD deals—but also the launch of the all-new weekly series The New 52: Futures End.