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The #DCTV Secrets of SUPERGIRL: Ep. 18 "Worlds Finest"

The #DCTV Secrets of SUPERGIRL: Ep. 18 "Worlds Finest...

By Amy Ratcliffe Monday, March 28th, 2016

Supergirl may bring hope to National City but her new series brings along with it secrets from throughout comic book history. We're here to tease you with all the #DCTV Secrets hiding in each episode. If you really want to know some of the answers to these questions, check out the spoiler section for super answers.

The Flash didn't race away with these secrets!

Barry Allen goes off course and ends up in National City in the latest Supergirl. He tries to save Kara, but soon realizes she's not someone who needs any saving. The ridiculously adorable duo team up to fight Silver Banshee and Livewire before The Flash heads back to his Earth. While they exchange super hero stories, they uncover some mysteries about each other's worlds.

Here are some of the #DCTV Secrets from this week's episode:

  • What is the World's Finest?
  • A different World War II outcome
  • He's The Blur!
  • Picture perfect

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Stop flying forward if you don’t want to know any more. But who are we kidding—of course you do and you will.

 

 

 

 

The Best of the Best

The title of the episode, "Worlds Finest," is a play on the long-running WORLD'S FINEST COMICS. The team-up series usually featured Superman and Batman, but the Flash made frequent appearances in it as well (so it’s totally appropriate for tonight’s ep). And on the subject of the Flash and Superman, a poster released to promote tonight’s Supergirl/Flash crossover event was an homage to SUPERMAN #199. Superman and Flash showed off their speed and raced in the comic much like Supergirl and Flash did tonight.


A Terrible Parallel to Consider

When Barry explains the concept of multiple Earths to his new National City pals, he discusses the differences between them and gives an example of how an Earth could be different because of something like the Nazis winning World War II. That happened on Earth-X. The parallel Earth first appearing in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #107 saw Germany win the day with Hitler's forces taking over America. The Justice League jumped to Earth-X to help Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters battle the oppression.

More recently, Grant Morrison and Jim Lee presented the same scenario on a world called Earth-10 as a part of Morrison’s acclaimed MULTIVERSITY series. Only in this case, the Superman and Justice League of this world called themselves the “New Reichsmen” and actually fought for the Nazis. Scary.


Leave the Naming to Cisco

Cat came up with a great superhero name for Kara, but she didn't fare as well when choosing a nickname for The Flash. She suggests The Blur. Amusingly, the moniker was also used for Clark Kent on Smallville before he revealed himself as Superman.


Who's the Casting Director?

Cat makes a snarky comment about Kara, Winn, James and Barry looking like a diverse and beautiful cast for a show on The CW. This, of course, is a cheeky little reference to The Flash’s network.

See you next week when we find out just what Project Myriad is doing besides interrupting an important moment between James and Kara.