Welcome back to another Couch Club Easter egg hunt! If this is your first time (hi, new people!), this is our monthly look at some the comic book references hidden away in some of your favorite DCTV shows.
I love watching all the DCTV shows, but my friends won’t let me watch with them anymore. They complain that I interrupt the shows too many times to point out things like, “Hey, that’s a story element from this or that Silver Age comic.”
I hope all of you have been watching Supergirl this season because it’s been firing on all cylinders! Season four has tackled hate crimes and transphobia while still giving us plenty of light-hearted moments.
On Gotham last season, Barbara seemed more far gone than ever. She allied herself with Ra’s al Ghul, became the leader of the League of Shadows and began a gender war against all men. This year, she’s noticeably calmed down.
I’ve written so much about The Flash since DC launched the Couch Club, and I’ve often made the assertion that the show excels when it’s dealing with the theme of family. I think this extends to the villains as well.