Comics TV

Legends of Tomorrow

Talking of The Flash we have our first look (and a title for) DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (spoilers-ish for the current seasons of Arrow/The Flash):

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This got (and is getting) some amount of stick, mostly unwarranted in my opinion. The go-to comparison was the SNL spoof Black Widow trailer from a few weeks ago but Supergirl and Black Widow are pretty (vastly) different. This looks much closer to The Flash which manages to be fun and funny, dramatic without brooding darkness, and just downright entertaining. If Supergirl can manage that I’ll be a happy bunny. We could do with more superheroes who smile.

Comics Music TV

Ballad of Serenity

Holy crap The Flash is amazing. I just watched the latest episode (in the UK) where we got some big reveals and it was awesome. So awesome. I really like Arrow, a lot, but The Flash is just so much fun!

If you’re thinking, “I don’t care about Dan wittering on about more superhero crap, what’s with the title?” Jesse Watkins, Rick Cosnett and Carlos Valdes (who are all in The Flash*) recorded an a cappella cover of the Serenity theme song as a thank you to Joss Whedon for backing their Kickstarter and it is beautiful:

The Kickstarter is for a short film:

A mother hides her family from slavery in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The children have grown up with a tale of a man known as The Letter Carrier. As the legend goes, he roams the mountains looking for children to sell as slaves. Painted against this historical backdrop, it is a raw, mysterious, and interpretive fable. Told through a cappella song, using original folk music, spirituals and a score using only natural sounds.

This all only makes me love The Flash even more.

* Playing respectively: Joe, The Flash’s surrogate father, Eddie, Joe’s partner in the police department, and Cisco, badass scientist on The Flash’s support team