What’s your spirit animal? It’s a question that peppers first dates and lunchtime conversations the nation over, but the thing we’ve always wondered is… why limit it to one animal?
You may very well be asking yourself that question after watching the first episode of Vixen, the latest DC animated series and the first to debut on CW Seed, the digital arm of The CW. Executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, and set within the same universe as their live action Arrow and The Flash, Vixen is made up of six episodes of around five minutes each and features guest appearances by Arrow and the Flash (voiced by Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin, respectively), as well as other characters from their shows.
You can learn a lot more about Vixen by watching this recent DC All Access clip. Or just dive right into her new series. The first episode is now available to watch through the CW Seed app or website.
For those who don't know, Vixen is Mari McCabe, a woman from Detroit who is looking for her parents that seemingly abandoned her while she’s also trying to build a career in the world of fashion. However, things take a turn for the awesome when she discovers that the necklace she was given by her parents gives her the ability to take on the attributes of any animal she can envision.
You can expect another action-packed episode of Vixen next week. But in the meantime, if you’d like more of the hero, we suggest checking out 2008's VIXEN: RETURN OF THE LION. This underrated miniseries from before The New 52 was drawn by CAFU and written by G. Willow Wilson, the writer of Marvel’s acclaimed Ms. Marvel series. Return of the Lion is available in print as a trade collection or as a digital download.
Let us know what you think of Vixen in the comments below.