Arrowverse After Crisis

(Welcome to The Clock Tower, where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes, cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.)

The episodes that come after the annual crossover have to accomplish a lot. Potential new viewers, whether they be fans that dropped off of the respective series or the folks who’ve never tuned in before, have to be given a reason to stay. Crisis on Infinite Earths’ magnitude meant that the Arrowverse was going to have to go even harder than they would after crossovers past. Thankfully, the hardworking writers of this little ‘verse were up to the task.

Each show came back with something to prove. It’s strange to say, but the only episode that didn’t fully work with me was Legends of Tomorrow’s premiere. Its antics usually play like gangbusters with me, but I really didn’t find myself on board with what they were trying to do until the very end. With that in mind, there’s still plenty of good to dive into in our new post-Crisis landscape.  Read More »

Crisis on Infinite Earths Review

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Every major event, whether it be on the big screen or small, tells you that its world will never be the same by the time the credits roll. I’m pleasantly surprised to report that Crisis on Infinite Earths managed to deliver on that promise in spades. After a long break, the Arrowverse’s biggest crossover yet concluded in a spectacular fashion. Though I personally felt that the first three episodes were stronger as a whole, a lot went down in the last two episodes that truly does change the landscape of DC forever.

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stargirl trailer

It’s been a confusing day for girls named Stargirl. First, Disney+ releases the trailer for Stargirl, a coming-of-age drama film based on the novel of the same name by Jerry Spinelli. Then the CW follows up with its own Stargirla new superhero series about a teenage girl (Brec Bassinger) who discovers latent superpowers. There’s not much in common between the two properties, other than the shared name and that they’re both magical girls (the Disney one being about a classic manic pixie dream girl). But the CW series looks pretty promising and even co-stars Luke Wilson. Watch the Stargirl trailer below.

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This is it, folks. One last Clock Tower before Crisis on Infinite Earths returns with its two-part finale via Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. That’s Tuesday, January 14 if you haven’t been paying attention! We left our heroes in a bit of a sticky situation, as is the custom of any television narrative with a break in the middle. We’ll start off there. Then we’ll take a little peak at the details we can glean from that fancy new poster they put out a couple of days ago.

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(Welcome to The Clock Tower, where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes, cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.)

As we get closer to the second half of Crisis on Infinite Earths, we also quickly approach the ending of Arrow. The series has certainly had its ups and downs over the years, but with it came a whole universe of shows. Each one’s unique from its brothers and sisters, and yet they all fit together quite nicely. Though that’s no different from their comic book counterparts, some extra levels of difficulty come into play when you’re working in television rather than on a page. 

With the end of the show that started it all drawing near, I thought we’d switch up this week’s Clock Tower and take a look at some of the best moments, characters and shots The Arrowverse has had to offer so far. 

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McFarlane Toys DC Comics action figures

McFarlane Toys, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and DC Comics have revealed the first wave of figures in their new DC Multiverse line of toys. This is a new series of 7-inch figures that will feature DC Comics characters from comics, animated shows, movies live-action TV shows, graphic novels, and much more. The first wave covers everything from Batman: The Animated Series to Arrow, the first series in what would become the interconnected Arrowverse, and much more in between.

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Arrowverse recap

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Congratulations on surviving Christmas. I hope it was merry and bright, and filled with fluffy movies that were filled with many happy endings…y’know, to make up for the colossal cliffhanger that we’re all suffering through together. With a crossover as big as Crisis on Infinite Earths, there’s thankfully a ton of content to cover while we wait on the return of our intrepid heroes. This week, we’re going to dive into Pariah, and we’re also going to take a look at why Nash Wells seemed to feel connected to Allegra Garcia. We haven’t seen a ton of these characters in the crossover yet, but we know Pariah will play a pivotal role. If my guess about Allegra is correct, she will too. Read More »

Arrowverse Recap

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So, it’s been a week, and you’ve still got some questions on that whole Crisis on Infinite Earths situation. Worry not, mighty heroes! You shall have your answers. Or at least some answers. We’re going to dive into some of the stuff we just didn’t have the space to cover last week, as well as take a look at where we might kick off when the last two parts air in January. 

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Crisis on Infinite Earths Recap

(Welcome to The Clock Tower, where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes, cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.)

Welcome to the super-packed Crisis on Infinite Earths edition of The Clock Tower. We’re going to break down the best moments, the most interesting tidbits, and all the cameos that brought a cheer. Just bear in mind, we’ve still got two more episodes to go before this little Crisis situation is complete. You won’t see those until January 14 though, so let’s break down what’s been exceptional so far.

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Okay, so, no one panic. But we’re here. The weapon is built, the Harbinger has come, and Crisis on Infinite Earths is just days away. This week’s Clock Tower is going to work a little bit differently. We’re still going to talk about the respective shows, but we’re also going to do a little bit of a primer for those who are hyped to check out Crisis, but don’t have the time to commit to five full-time superhero shows! If you’re lost during these little check-ins, just scroll ‘till you hit “So, What Do I Need to Know to Watch Crisis on Infinite Earths?”

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