January is screeching past us as the third week of the year is already over. As we stride into the end of the month, the comics start seriously returning to television. Supergirl fights to keep the name Carol Danvers from being popular, The Flash gets angry, Arrow tries to chill out, and the Legends and Black Lightning are without a synopsis. The Gifted gets sleepy. Riverdale prepares for their college prep tests, because those kids are actually high-schoolers, surprise! The Punisher has released Season 2 for Netflix, and as of this posting has not been cancelled yet. While not technically a comic, out in space the Discovery and the Orville also share a nigh of television which really highlights the differences between the two shows.
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January 21, 2019
January 15, 2019
Oh, there you are! The midwinter break has come to a close and we are seeing the regular comic television return. The Gifted weathered the winter weather better than others, even if the Bureau42 reviews did not. That Reviewer really needs to stop messing with time lines and just post the reviews already. The Flash has raced back to us first, with what is sure to be some sound uses of physics and technology. Arrow thought he was out, but is pulled back in. The Gifted has the Mutant Underground reorganize, and the Riverdale teens deal with Veronica’s father’s takeover.
Also, Netflix is giving us Season 2 of The Punisher before the inevitable annunciation of its cancellation, and in case you wanted something non-comic related, there’s a new Star Trek: Discovery. Though if you wanted something non-comic related, you probably are in the wrong thread.
January 10, 2019
Remember when I typed up the review for last weeks episode, my system froze, deleting it, and everyone was left in crippling melancholy for a week? Me neither, since the review is right there, dated last week, and clearly not having been posted anachronistically. It’s possible that I have some memory damage, there is an X shaped tattoo here.
There is a review for this week’s episode, where our four groups begin to shift down to two and the past helps give the present some More…
January 3, 2019
We return from the holidays and spring right back into action, highlighting the different factions at play, Andy and Lorna want to help, but could they be back for More…
December 23, 2018
Odds are good you grew up with Spider-Man. He was made when you were a kid, you watched his cartoon, slept on his sheets, and left the house wearing him on your butt. This is about Miles Morales, who is not your Spider-Man, he’s the new Spider-Man. To introduce us, they bring in our Peter Parker Spider-Man, but who has also aged with us, so now he’s a middle aged, divorced web-slinger with a bit of a gut. To flesh out the story, we get Spider-Gwen, the young punk version of the original Spider-Man’s girlfriend with Spidey powers, and just to flesh it all out we also have the 1930 black and white Spider-Man Noir, Peter Porker the Spectacular Spider-Ham, and Peni Parker, the anime Spider-Mech pilot. With all of this, obviously there is something for everyone, or did you need some More…
December 17, 2018
The dark of the year has hit the shows, while only the darkest (Titans) is still working this year. In case you missed it last week, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina revives the tradition of yuletide ghost stories for the longest night of the year, but otherwise we get a nice long festive break.
[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut, except there really aren’t any. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click More…)]
December 9, 2018
The big Elseworlds crossover event happens, but apparently is happening without the Legends this year as it’s just The Flash, then Arrow, then Supergirl, and some other DC big names. Meanwhile, Legends try to keep secrets, and Black Lightning get into the holiday spirit. Titans gets back to our core cast and examine some aliens. Marvel takes the rest of the year off, but Archie does double duty as the Gryphons & Gargoyles affects more people. Also, Sabrina returns for a holiday special, since 🎼🎵It’s beginning to look a lot like Sol-stice🎶!
[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut, except where they sucked, and I used IMDB. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click More… Extra warning: some of them seem a bit revealing this time.)]
December 7, 2018
This episode promises to shake things up for us, and it certainly has a lot going on. We even get the resolution for many plot lines, while setting up board for the new ones. Hopefully, you aren’t the impatient type, because it won’t be until next year until we get some More…
December 5, 2018
First story’s are wrapping up in preparation for next week’s crossover in the DCETVU1, and at least for the two first two shows, we get a bonus scene apparently set in the Flash of the past. Supergirl has Manchester Black meet his nemesis. Arrow shows us how Oliver readjusts to his new, post-incarceration status quo. The Legends gives us Constantine’s backstory and some interpersonal drama. The Flash, the current one, goes back to the past, but not the 90s past. Black Lightning and the Lightning family discover the Lightning Teen’s disappearance. Titans revisit the Hawk and Dove back when they weren’t heroes. In the mutant corner of Marvel’s television promises some major shake-ups. In the dark television version of Riverdale, we get a man dressing to match their tone.
[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click More…)]