With Marvel's Cinematic Universe blowing up movie theaters, everyone with a superhero franchise is looking to cash in on the ride. To that end, at least 7 different comic book TV shows will be gracing your living rooms in the coming months.
Here's a breakdown of each one, and why you should (or shouldn't) be watching them.
The new trailer features clips from Justice League War (2014), Claymore (Anime), Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League: The New Frontier, Flashpoint Paradox, and Justice League: The Animated Series.
"[I]f we can get a dance sequence in there on top of it, I would love to do that. Listening to Joe as the lounge singer, singing, and to see Grant and he was karaoke-ing first season, and even watching Danielle, not being able to sing ... I'm just really excited, to be honest, to see how it all comes together," showrunner Todd Helbing said during an interview with IGN. "I know Greg [Berlanti] is very close to this story. He's been thinking about it -- I don't know how long, probably not just yesterday, you know what I'm saying? He's been percolating. Seeing Jesse sing, seeing Grant sing, it's just one of those -- like whoa, we can totally pull this off. I don't know why we wouldn't do this. Let's go for it. This year in general we're really swinging for the fences."
The Flash Season 3 will premiere Tuesday, October 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, and Supergirl on Monday, October 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
For those unaware, Flashpoint was a five-issue miniseries authored by Geoff Johns, and featuring art by Andy Kubert. Glorious art like this:
Flashpoint is the story of an alternate universe without Superman or The Flash, and with Wonder Woman and Aquaman's nations stacked up against one another on the tipping point of engaging in all-out war. And of course there was Thomas Wayne who was Batman, driven insane after his son Bruce was murdered in Crime Alley. What up Thomas Wayne?
Kind of a trip, right? Kind of awesome, right?
So, with the world pretty much f**ked seven ways from Sunday, with an ultra-violent war raging between Atlantis and Themyscira (plunges sections of Europe into the ocean..), Barry Allen being the only one who could remember a brighter, better world, pre-Flashpoint, has to muster up the strength and courage to restore his powers so he can time travel back to that fateful day and fix the mess he made.
Annd the big twist here is that the horrific post-Flashpoint world was a manifestation of Barry Allen traveling back in time to rescue his mother from being killed by Reverse-Flash.
The Flashpoint storyline was adapted into an animated feature film, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, and is one of the most widely-acclaimed, best reviewed animated DC Universe movies. Check out the trailer below: