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Supergirl and Flash Crossover (CBS)

flashsupergirlI have to assume this took some doing to get a character from CW onto a CBS show, but boy did they do it well.  When this episode began, Barry Allen showed up with a device on his chest and a quick answer to the problem that these two superheroes have never heard of one another.  Of course Barry is from a different Earth.

This was all of the back story we needed.   Now for the current story in Supergirl, we have been following the decline of Siobhan Smythe into Silver Banshee.  This episode was seamless into that storyline, not only carrying on the main story but making it a natural fit for The Flash to need to assist in the capture of Silber Banshee and Live Wire.   Barry brought in his knowhow, and was able to assist in a very big way, with both creating ear plugs that will stop Banshee’s scream, and also the mention that Barry gave the police department the ability to hold meta-humans.  This was a point of contention between Kara and James as he didn’t like the DOD holding people without trial, even if they are super bad.

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In terms of writing, I think this is one of the best Supergirl episodes to date.  The dialog was great, including some fantastic one-liners by Cat Grant, where she comments that the team standing around her office looked like a pretty racially diverse show on the CW.  Of course, having the quick wit of Grant Gustin worked so well as Barry and Winn had a great time playing off one another with their nerd talk.  There were such cute moments as well, such as when Barry began to explain the multiverse, and Winn and Kara looked as giddy as school girls to hear him explain it. They showed almost all of the main characters in this episode with the exception of Kara’s sister Alex, who is missing for some unknown reason.   Overall this episode was so well done, that is blends well into the existing story line.  Will Barry ever mention the outing to this alternate Earth at some point on the CW?

I am really hoping that this really is the beginning of DC tying their universes together.   Marvel has done such an amazing job of bringing their movies and TV together, with mentions going both ways.   DC has seemed fractured over the years with no cohesion.  The Flash and Arrow has done a great job of bringing their two shows together with yearly crossovers and guest spots, and now they have brought Supergirl into the fold, if ever so slightly.  As Marvel continues to dominate the theaters and TV with the weight of Disney thrown behind it, DC started on the back foot, especially with a bit of recent casting kerfuffle when they showed a different Flash for the movie universe.  I get that DC is known for having a multiverse, but they have to be careful not to keep it too fractured.

This crossover is hopefully a sign of the times for DC in the future.


Flashpoint Wonder Woman

I am taking a little break from the Transformers to show off a great single figure I picked up at the San Jose Toy Show earlier this month, Flashpoint Wonder Woman.  I did not even know about the Flashpoint storyline until I got the same version of Wonder Woman in Action League design.  Wondering around the Toy Show with my friend Ann, we spotted this figure on a table of a place I like to frequent each time I go to the show.  They are usually good for a single figure outside what I usually get.  And come to think if it, they are usually DC figures.

As this line was unknown to me, I did not know what to expect.  I was taken by the really great design of the costume.  Then on closer inspection, I saw that fabulous helmet.  The design of the helmet was great, but the details really made it stand out.   All of the scratches and dents are very appealing.

As you back up and look at the figure as a whole, the colors really work well together.  There are so many details on her armor, and the slight color variations in the metallic colors are really nice.  Silver to dark silver, with some blue silver mixed in.  Stylize the WW for her breast plate, and you have something going there.

Man, oh man did they do a great job with that hair.  Usually her hair is falling down her back, killing any ideas people might have of having a turning head.  Not this time.  They blew the hair out to one side.  That allows the head to turn one way much further than the other.  People with multiple Wonder Woman figures will be happy that at least one will not have to be standing in a static pose.  (I was a little bummed to find the paint scraped off at the bottom of this side of the helmet)

The other side shows just how far the hair blows out.  Nice details to boot.  Gone are the days of blobs of plastic that resemble something that may or may not be hair.

Her nice long cape gives a very regal appearance to her overall look.   She is in charge of this army.

Unpacking her, I was really excited to find that she has quite a bit of articulation.   Way back in the day, the DC figures went the route of style over articulation, while the Marvel figures went the way of articulation and crapped on style.   It appears that DC has really gone to a lot of trouble this time around and really got the articulation thing down pat.   There are a bunch of places, 15 by my count.  Neck, shoulder (pivot and ball), elbow, wrist, hip, knee, top of shin, ankle.  We did not get waist articulation, but I figure that is a good call since it would have broken up the great armor.  I don’t want to forget that the elbow has an armor cover that is also articulated, and can move freely over the elbow.

In all, a fantastic figure.  She really stands out on the shelf.   No other WW like her in my collection.  The details are the best I have seen.  Hopefully the future of the DC lines.


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