March 9, 2016

Supergirl/Flash Crossover Poster & Episode Synopsis

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Supergirl / Flash Crossover Poster: Worlds Finest

This is awesome. Heroic Hollywood has the poster and episode description for the March 28 crossover episode of Supergirl featuring Grant Gustin as The Flash.

“Worlds Finest” – Kara gains a new ally when the lightning-fast superhero The Flash (Grant Gustin) suddenly appears from an alternate universe and helps Kara battle Siobhan, aka Silver Banshee, and Livewire in exchange for her help in finding a way to return him home, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, March 28 (8:00-9:00 PM) on the CBS Television Network. Grant Gustin crosses over as The Flash.

Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers/Supergirl), Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant), Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers), Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen), David Harewood (Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz), and Jeremy Jordan (Winslow “Winn” Schott).

Recurring guests in “Worlds Finest” include Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Lucy Lane), Chris Vance (Non), Italia Ricci (Siobhan Smythe), Brit Morgan (Leslie Willis/Livewire), Christopher Showerman (Tor), Jay Jackson (News Anchor), and Dan Warner (Fire Captain).

Guest stars in the episode also include Grant Gustin (The Flash/Barry Allen), Jamie Kaler (Pundit #1), Samantha Harris (Pundit #2), Zarek King (Young Boy), Sarah Robson (Dr. Amelia Hamilton), Harriet Sansom Harris (Sinead), Dawn Greenidge (Pedestrian Woman)

STORY BY: Greg Berlanti
TELEPLAY BY: Andrew Kreisberg & Michael Grassi
BASED ON: The Characters Appearing in the DC Comics
DIRECTED BY: Nick Gomez.

I love the way the poster echoes the classic cover of the first Superman/Flash race back in Superman #199 (via comics.org):

Superman #199 - Race with The Flash

March 30, 2014

Flash vs Superman in Superhero March Madness

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Barry Allen has made it through two rounds of DC Marvel Superhero March Madness over at TMStash.com and now the race is on with the Man of Steel!  Yep, one more race between Superman and the Fastest Man Alive!  There are several other races going on as well, so be sure to check them all out…below is the link to the Flash/Superman vote to get you started:

http://www.tmstash.com/rd-3-day-1-dc-marvel-superhero-march-madness-superman-vs-flash-barry-allen/

Thanks to everyone who has already jumped over to the site to vote – Barry needs you once again today!  Voting continues until 11 PM Eastern Daylight Time USA on March 31st.

January 15, 2014

Target Exclusive Direct to DVD Film JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time Available Next Week ***UPDATED***

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Hey Speed Readers,

So in a sneak attack “stealth release” Warner Bros’ latest direct to DVD animated project, JLA: Trapped In Time will be carried exclusively by Target and will be available in all United States Target Stores next week, January 21st.

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July 11, 2013

Trinity War Starts NOW! (Review of Justice League #22)

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Justice League #22Every universe-spanning event has to have a trigger event, and the first major spark of “Trinity War” is found right here in Justice League #22.  This is a credible start – not as awe-inspiring as Crisis on Infinite Earths but certainly better than watching Libra kill Martian Manhunter in Final Crisis.  Whether this will be a great series or something a little more forgettable has yet to be decided…but there are a few highlights…and low lights…to be found in this initial chapter:

SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!

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June 12, 2013

What Does “Man of Steel” Mean for a Flash Movie?

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Superman vs the Flash

With Man of Steel opening this week, it’s no secret that the future of DC Comics’ super-heroes on screen is tied to the success of the new Superman film. The question, of course, is what form might that future take? With the success of The Avengers, there’s been a lot of talk about a possible Justice League movie, but of course Marvel didn’t launch the Avengers on its own: They launched four solo films featuring different heroes, then brought them together. If “Man of Steel” does well, DC could jump straight into the team movie, or they could do a Marvel-style slow build — and Mike Ryan at Huffington Post suggests that Flash might be the ideal viewpoint character to tie them together.

DC has had a Flash movie officially in development for almost a decade now. Back in 2004, Warner Bros. announced David Goyer was writing a script and would direct. It’s since been through multiple directors and writers. Early treatments would feature both Wally West and Barry Allen, while later treatments focused exclusively on Barry Allen. The last real news came in 2010, when DC announced the Green Lantern script team would be writing a Flash film based on Geoff Johns’ work. Of course when the Green Lantern movie performed less than WB had hoped, everything non-Superman or Batman went on the back burner again. We’ve heard a few rumblings since then, but little else. Everything’s riding on “Man of Steel”: If it succeeds, we can count on more DC movies. If not, we can expect more years of development hell.

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March 7, 2013

Bart and Clark Come Face to Face With The Black Racer! (review of Smallville Season Eleven #11)

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Smallville black racer 3In Smallville Season Eleven, issue 11 we follow Bart and Clark’s efforts to track down the elusive Black Racer, to see if there is a way to end its threat to speedsters past and present.  This issue treats us to a meeting with the Smallville version of Jay Garrick, the original Flash…but is he still ready to run?  Can he help…or is he even willing to try?  This issue of Smallville Season Eleven collects the digital editions (chapters 33 through 35) as we attempt to answer these questions and more…

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