This Sunday on the CW begins the huge event across the DC universe on the channel. We are talking Black Lightening, Arrow, The Flash,DC’sLegends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, Supergirl and Smallville (I know, I’m screaming too).
CW had an event like this previously but nothing to this magnitude. Something is going to happen to every superhero world they’ve introduced and the heroes have to be collected from their corresponding words in order to band together and save the world.
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Not only will we see all of the established heroes but six more according to the show runner, Marc Guggenheim. Six?! Who? Why? Where are the coming from? Which earths? That fact alone makes me really excited for what’s coming.
I tend to enjoy these shows for the campiness, the costumes and oh boy, the melodrama. The drama! Although, I have some critical thoughts on Batwoman, I appreciate the attempt.
We all know how massive the MCEU is. I respect DC for doing something this big for television, especially in live action. No matter how you feel about the CW universe, whether you like or not, it will surely be a unique experience.
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EW just shared a new promotional image for the upcoming Batwoman CW series premiering in the fall.
The new behind-the-scenes look should excite any fellow comic nerds out there, especially since the displayed Batman suit is a huge step up from the one featured in Gotham…
We see Ruby Rose returning as Kate Kane/Batwoman after debuting in last year’s CW Arrowverse crossover. Alongside her is Luke Fox, the son of fan favorite Lucius Fox.
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It was revealed that The Batman has been missing for three years, and Gotham has gone to hell as a result of absent oversight. Batwoman was easily the most memorable part of the most recent crossover and already proved to be a master crime-fighter. From the looks of the promo image, she’ll be receiving a notable upgrade from the Batman’s arsenal and his most trusted tech consultants––or it’s a flashback to her superhero origin, which would still be exciting to watch. Either way, there’s going to be a lot to look forward to.
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The full synopsis for Batwoman reads:
Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety. After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy).
Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate –– the daughter he still has –– at a distance. But Kate is a woman who’s done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes –– a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
Something worth noting is that the series will be in some uncharted territory. Not many Batwoman comics have dealt with Kate Kane leading the initiative to fix Gotham in Batman’s absence, let alone the entire Bat-family’s absence, so we’re likely to see very fresh material.
It’s always interesting to see a Gotham City story where The Batman takes a back seat. It’s even better when it’s done well. This is undoubtedly going to be one of those stories.
Black Canary is one of the DC Universe’s most iconic heroines. The character first appeared in 1947, slowly growing through the ages to become a self-assured, independent character. Her power is a ‘canary cry’, a supersonic scream, powerful enough to shatter windows. The current and most iconic Black Canary is Dinah Lance, who has appeared in such works like Arrowand Justice League. Black Canary has been consistently seen as a superhero icon and a feminist role model to the comic book fanbase’s female culture. This latest book puts a new spin on the character for a new generation, written by a famous author.
According to Bustle, The Princess Diaries author Meg Cabot is writing a new Black Canary comic book, with art by Over the Garden Wallartist Cara McGee. The story will focus on a younger Dinah Lance, who is a brash, fun loving thirteen-year-old girl whose powers slowly begin to develop, manifesting in things she doesn’t mean to do, like shattering glass or knocking people over with her supersonic voice. Meg Cabot hopes the comic will resonate with younger readers, hence making Dinah a middle-schooler and making her face the same problems they do. The character’s typical costume, fishnets and a leotard, was also changed for this reason. Hence, her costume is this comic looks like something a kid could design themselves and make them know they could be a hero too, just like Dinah.
The novel is titled Black Canary: Ignite, and will be part of the DC Universe’s new imprint, DC Zoom, which will also have other titles focusing on younger iterations of their classic hero gallery: such as Mera: Tidebreaker, Wonder Woman: Tempest, and Batman: Gotham High. These stories, like Black Canary: Ignite, will be under a YA imprint and hopefully inspired younger readers with their tales.
The book is due November 5th! Check it out or better yet, buy it for your kids. Go, Dinah, go!