DC Comics and The CW Television Network is doing a BIG crossover with 2 of their shows this week. It's making big big overnight stars with a couple of characters who've been around for a long, long time.
The Arrow has been on for a couple of years now. It has a little too much "Dawsons Melrose 90210" in it for my taste, but they're really done a nice job in bringing some comic book characters to life. Green Arrow, Deathstroke, Merlin and a cast of other with others still on the way,
I have much more faith in the abilities of DC in creating a shared universe for their characters here in TV than I have in what they're hinting at with their announce big screen line up.
It's actually just pure D dumb fun! And there's nothing wrong with that.
For all of us kiddies too young to have been around from the beginnings of the character of The Green Arrow, here's a glance back at the 73rd issue of More Fun Comics in 1941 and GA's very first appearance. Mort Weisinger and artist George Papp wanted to create a swashbuckling Robin Hood for modern times.
He's still around 73 years later, so they must've done a good job.
More on this TV event tomorrow here, just in time for part one tomorrow night,
Talk to you soon.