What threat is big enough to bring CW’s heroes together?

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With the upcoming seasons of Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Supergirl‘s popping over to the CW to join the others on the same network; it seemed like it was only a matter of time before all four series crossed-over. Now we now how that will happen: The Dominators are coming.  Created during the […]

Take these superheroes back to your room with WBTV’s SDCC keycards

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  Before you all rush to say Arrow, here’s the whole line-up of keycards from WBTV this year for SDCC.  It’s the eighth year in a row they’ve sponsored these valued mementos of time spent standing in line then collapsing in exhaustion on your hotel bed.   Arrow (premieres Wednesday, October 5, at 8/7c on The CW): […]

Why Echo Kellum’s Promotion to Series Regular is Terrific for CW’s ARROW

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According to a report from TVline, Arrow’s Echo Kellum (You’re the Worst) has been promoted to a series regular as of season five. The actor plays Curtis Holt on the show, a character that fans might identify as Mr. Terrific. Holt first appeared on the second episode of this most recent season as a Palmer Technologies […]

INTERVIEW: Marc Guggenheim talks Representation in DC’s ARROW and the Marvel Universe Pleasant Hill Conspiracy

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Unlike the eponymous ABC TV show, Marvel’s new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. comic isn’t bound by budgets, cameos or contracts.  Series writer and Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim is using that freedom to tell an expansive, grandiose story that seeks to transform the way you experience the Marvel Universe. Following a recent editorial, Comics Beat reporter […]

The CW renews all of its DC TV, LUKE CAGE has a premiere date

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Just a couple of quick notes before the weekend hits: The CW announced today that it would be giving early renewals to 11 of its programs including everything under its DC Comics slate: The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and iZombie. This is welcome, but unsurprising, news as those first three series are among the […]

Five superhero shows put to the Bechdel test; only one fails

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Last week, fellow Beat writer Alex Jones wrote this article about the TV show Arrow and it’s treatment of female characters. I don’t really follow Arrow, so I can’t say whether I agree with his assessment. But the premise got me thinking about whether any of these shows could pass the Bechdel test, i.e. the new standard for fictional female characters.