On Tuesday, we will be treated to an event that will go down as one of the all time best comic book related depictions to date when we witness the two crossover event between Arrow and the Flash. Arrow is the show that brought me back to actually watching TV again, after seeing what season one brought to the table and seeing how epic season two turned out, I became a fan. The tone and feel is reminiscent of the Dark Knight Trilogy. With the success of Arrow came the Flash starring Grant Gustin. Flash has become an instant success and is ranked one of the hottest TV shows; the episode the “Scientist” still ranks among my top favorite Arrow episodes. The Flash show has proven to me that there is no limit to how great this show can be
I am extremely impressed with the characters and plots that the Flash has brought to the table. Fans will soon be treated to Flash finally confronting the Reverse Flash in episode 9, who is responsible for not only killing his mother but framing his father in the process. Then there is the Gorilla Grodd teaser during episode one when you saw a broken cage with Grodd’s name on display to the side. We also saw various meta humans that Barry has faced off against during the show thanks to Dr. Wells who is responsible for the partial Accelerator explosion which not only gave Flash his powers but a number of Meta Humans. My favorite meta human villain has to be the guy who turns himself into toxic gas.
In the Arrow’s last episode we finally saw Ray Plamer (Brandon Routh) looking at his designs for his exo-suit that he will gear up in at some point in this season as the Atom. The Arrow and Roy Harper “Arsenal” have formed their own version of the dynamic duo like that of Batman and Robin, which is one of the highlights of the season thus far.
We already have been witness to “Wild Cat” played by JR Ramirex as the episode titled “Wild Cat” is by far my favorite of the season. Wild Cat is now training Laurel who will become the new Black Canary this season in tribute of her fallen sister Sara. Another DC hero is shown on display through Ollie’s flashback scenes of his time in Tokyo in the form of Katanna played by The Wolverine star Rila Fukushima. The last episode of Arrow we got a chance to see just how deadly she is with katanna blades no doubt we will see her in the present time for future team up. The Arrow is creating something pretty special for fans.
Next week Arrow vs. Flash will kick off the 2 day event which will feature both the Flash and Arrow teaming up for the first time since Barry has gained his extraordinary powers. This event will include a little treat for the fans in the form of a one on one fight between Arrow and the Flash. I do not forsee this being a real drawn out fight, maybe a little battle between the two in the form of mind control from someone or maybe for training purposes because we do see Arrow attempting to train Barry in the trailer; let’s face it The Flash is fast, but the boy cannot fight; he can definitely use some sort of training from the Arrow. Both Arrow and Flash teams will work together to track down a super powered villain, who is also created from the particle explosion. At the end of the latest episode for the Arrow we saw Captain Boomerang (George Harkness) in action who will be the featured villain in one of the crossovers.
The Arrow vs Flash will be followed up by “Brave and the Bold” which will see Oliver and his camp visiting Central City to stop yet another evil doer. Although plot lines and specifics have been under wraps this show will be a favorite to mine because they are doing what the DC cinematic universe has yet to do and that’s create a Universe that makes sense and one that you can truly appreciate with the characters they have portraying these heroes. Make no mistake, at some point we will see a huge team up with all the with Black Canary , Arsenal, Black Cat, The Arrow ,Atom, Katanna and even Fire Storm (who will debut soon on the Flash). Utilizing a shared Universe brings about so many exciting possibilities that I can’t wait to see. Stay tuned. In a one on one battle I have the Arrow picked, but overall both win as the Arrow and the Flash are off to an amazing run. Leave a comment and let me know who you would predict in a fight: Arrow vs. Flash.