Before we jump in and discuss tonight’s episode, let’s take a minute to admire Curtis’ new costume….ahhhh, yes…it’s the comics coming to life!
We could have a really long, drawn out discussion debating whether life imitates art or if art imitates life. Honestly, I only have a very surface-level understanding of those concepts—or what I think they mean, at least.
That being said, I believe tonight’s episode leans on the idea of art imitating life. A lot of times when different artistic mediums tackle real-life hot topic issues, they can leave the audience split because it can feel contrived or somewhat cheesy.
I always listen to music while I write my columns. It helps me gather and focus my thoughts. Tonight (like most nights lately) I have Queen playing. I’ve always been a fan.
Before I jump into the meat and potatoes of this column, I want to touch on something…
I recently wrote a chapter-by-chapter look at GREEN ARROW VOL. 1 for DCComics.com where I gave my feedback and thoughts regarding the newly released trade that collects Green Arrow’s first Rebirth storyline.
Seattle’s a great city, but in the pages of this week’s GREEN ARROW #15, it’s also a city under siege, and the one man who can help has seen his life destroyed and his reputation tarnished. Much of it has been at the hands of Queen Industries CFO Cyrus Broderick, who orchestrated Oliver’s professional and personal downfall. Now the shaken hero finds himself questioning his entire mission in life at the start of Benjamin Percy and Juan Ferreyra’s action packed issue.
Oliver Queen’s dashing facial hair isn’t the only big return for him in the just released GREEN ARROW VOL. 1: THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OLIVER QUEEN—his utterly hopeless (and sometimes completely embarrassing) devotion to one Dinah Lance, aka the Black Canary is back too, and the two of them are well on their way to reclaiming their status as one of the DC Universe’s most iconic power couples.
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.
This week, the #DCTV Couch Club is doing something a little different. Since the four CW shows are crossing over, we decided to have our club of #DCTV fans cross over as well. Therefore, each new Couch Club post this week will feature all four members of the club discussing that night’s episode of the crossover. In addition, each Couch Club member has also shot a video sharing their individual thoughts about the crossover.