Did DC / CW sneakily produce a 4-hour multi-character story before Avengers: Infinity War?

Sure seems that way with Crisis on Earth X, the crossover event of the CW DC TV series viz. Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow (see picture above).

The premise seems timely in the light of current affairs. Nazi doppelgangers of Supergirl and Green Arrow, together with Reverse-Flash (using Harrison Wells body for some reason) attack Earth-One to kidnap Supergirl in order to save the dying Overgirl (the Nazi version).

“Shades of Man in the High Castle, Batman!”

Yes, Earth X (how it’s the 53rd planet in the multiverse is puzzling too – why the hell not one odf the 52????) is an alternate reality where the Nazis won WWII.

Been there, done that!

Okay, corny premise notwithstanding, Crisis on Earth X was an entertaining enough story – even with the glaring plot holes that arise in every CW superhero show.

If you enjoy a multitude of superheroes filling up your small screen, then this is definitely your thing.

To be fair, in the context of the various series themselves, there were significant events that changes things up. For example, Professor Martin Stein dies and there is a double nuptials for Barry-Iris and Olicity!

It’s fair to say that the CW superhero TV series are generally silly fun and try their best to evoke the feel of the 50s DC silver age. Which is basically the only level in which the general public can enjoy (infantile) superhero comic book adaptations now.

“Wham Bam! Thank you Ma’am!!”

still there’s more


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