The Flash and Supergirl Are Utterly Charming In “Duet”

The Flash and Supergirl are two things that need to come together more often. And if “Duet” proves anything, it’s that when you have a cast made up of musically talented actors, you bend reality itself to give them an opportunity to sing. Fortunately, doing so provided us with one of the most delightful episodes of the series, as theA Flash and Supergirl are forced to sing their way out of a magical coma.…
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The Flash And A Messy Relationship With Time Travel

At this point, it’s hard to imagine The Flash without time travel. So much of its three seasons have revolved around the concept, with the whole series actually instigated by the Reverse-Flash’s temporal machinations. The first half of this current season was motivated entirely by the consequences of Flashpoint and with time travel mostly beaten to death as a plot point by now, Barry’s accidental trip to the future at first seemed like more of the same.…
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A Trip To Gorilla City and Back is The Flash At Its Most Gloriously Comic Book-y

The Flash has always been at its best when it goes all out and wears its comic book trappings most proudly. The heavier arcs are fine and all, but The Flash is so much better at being fun than it is at being serious. Grodd’s episodes in particular have always been a highlight, so it’s no surprise that “Attack on Gorilla City” and “Attack on Central City” make for a mostly very entertaining arc.…
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I Actually Didn’t Hate the Justice League Comic-Con Teaser

I’ve made no secret about my dislike for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Injustice, for reasons that I will refrain from getting into again. The idea that Zach Snyder is still directing Justice League seemed absurd, considering the critical backlash to BvS, but decisions liike the addition of Geoff Johns to the creative leadership showed there may still be hope for the movie.…
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What Happened To The Arrowverse This Year?

This last year of television has been pretty amazing for comic book fans. We’ve seen so many characters brought to life on screen, in shows like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Supergirl, Gotham, The Walking Dead, Constantine to name just a few, with Preacher and others on their way. The CW’s Arrowverse has been one of the greatest sources of comic book-television, starting with Arrow and expanding out to include The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.…
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How Secret Does A Secret Identity Have To Be?

It’s one of the most common traditions of superheroes: the secret identity. It’s been such a staple of the genre for so long that it seems almost like a prerequisite, a justification for putting on the mask. I’m not arguing against the use of the secret identity in a superhero story but has the trope started to reach a stage where it actually negatively impacts the story?…
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4 Reasons Why Supergirl is the Hero We Deserve

Supergirl‘s freshman finale airs next Monday and as we reach the end, it’s a time to look back. Supergirl has been a great ride but never quite perfect, filled with some fantastic episodes but also some less-so. Behind a budget that only just covers the the production, occasionally underwhelming villains-of-the-week and a tendency to be a little too family friendly, there has been one constant shining light that keeps viewers such as myself tuning in week after week; Melissa Benoist as Supergirl.…
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