What You Might Not Know about ‘Flash of Two Worlds’

Flash No. 123DC released this week a facsimile edition of “The Flash” No. 123 featuring the Silver Age classic “Flash of Two Worlds.”

In this timeless tale, Barry Allen’s Flash travels to Earth 2 and meets his idol, the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick, making his first appearance in a decade.

You can make the case that this comic book from the fertile imagination of the legendary Gardner Fox is the single most significant comic book of the Silver Age, at least for DC Comics. It introduced into mainstream canon the notion of parallel worlds and the multiverse, igniting thousands of stories and what later came to be the hallmark and sometimes the curse of the DC Universe.

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No Way to Treat a Dame

Dame Agatha Christie (Photo: Christie Archive Trust)
Dame Agatha Christie (Photo: Christie Archive Trust)

It’s a puzzle almost worthy of the Queen of Mystery.

Why is someone sabotaging the works of Agatha Christie?

Christie is the mostly widely published writer in the world, selling more than 2 billion books worldwide, second only to the Bible and Shakespeare, according to her publisher William Morrow.

But for a writer so lucrative, why is William Morrow doing such a criminally poor job showcasing Christie’s work?

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‘Just Mercy’ Makes a Case for Best Film of 2020

Michael B. Jordan, "Just Mercy."
Michael B. Jordan, promoting “Just Mercy.”

Michael B. Jordan has delivered riveting performances in such films as “Fruitvale Station,” “Black Panther” and the “Creed” films, but in his new film, “Just Mercy,” he turns in his finest work.

In this true story, Jordan plays Bryan Stevenson, an idealistic young lawyer fighting for death row inmates in 1990s Alabama.

One of his first clients is Walter “Johnnie D.” McMillian (played by Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx), convicted of the murder of a white dry-cleaner clerk under circumstances that scream frame job.

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Hell is Other Heroes: ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ Part Three

The devil you say. (Photo: CW)
The devil you say. (Photo: CW).

We were not prepared for part three of “Crisis on Infinite Earths.”

This latest chapter, on CW’s “The Flash,” touched on elements of the now classic tale and then swerved off in directions unexpected, the shocks multiplied by appearances from several veterans of other DC shows.

Sure, we knew John Wesley Shipp would be reprising his role as the original Flash, but who expected the original Birds of Prey? And Lucifer! Freaking Lucifer, just as smarmy and seductive as can be.

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It’s Raining Supermen: ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ Part Two

Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne. (Photo: CW)
Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne. (Photo: CW)

Give a man a book, he’ll go on a multiverse killing spree.

That’s the outcome of part two of “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” an hour brimming with some fantastic action, terrific fan-service and several scene-stealing performances. It’s almost as if it’s a different show, and it is, it’s “Batwoman.”

Don’t knock it ’til you watched it.

Lex Luthor is very much alive, with his own part to play, the Monitor assures the assembled heroes.

Lex immediately steals the magical Book of Destiny and sets out to destroy every Superman everywhere. The Monitor is surprisingly chill about his cosmic vendetta.

Now this is a problem because our heroes have been charged with rounding up the legendary heroes – paragons –  who can save the multiverse.

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