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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OMG They Killed (Spoiler)!: ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ Part One

"Crisis on Infinite Earths"Can’t say they didn’t warn us.

“Crisis on Infinite Earths,” CW’s Arrowverse crossover event and an adaptation of the legendary 1985 DC maxiseries, delivered one helluva knockout punch in the closing moments of its first chapter.

We lost a hero. And a great one, too.

Sure, we had to get through some simpering melodrama and some cheesy special effects, but the payoff was shocking and brutal.

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Crime is All in the Family on CW’s ‘Batwoman’

Ruby Rose as Batwoman. (Photo: CW)
Ruby Rose as Batwoman. (Photo: CW)

Warning: The following contains spoilers for the first two episodes of CW’s “Batwoman.”

“Gotham,” “Pennyworth,” now “Batwoman”: How long before Animal Planet and Comedy Central team to make “The Adventures of Bat-Hound”? (Hollywood! Call me!) What do we have to do to get a proper Batman TV series?

Warner continues to find another way to milk the Bat-universe sans the Dark Knight in this latest addition to CW’s stable of Greg Berlanti/DC collaborations.

“Batwoman” owes so much to Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight,” everyone involved should spend their weekends doing yard work at Nolan’s home.

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Why You Need ‘Neighbours’

Matt Wilson and Takaya Honda of 'Neighbours.'
Matt Wilson and Takaya Honda of ‘Neighbours.’

I get asked so often: Where are the positive portrayals of gay men?

There’s such a hunger to see stories of decent men living lives full of love.

Maybe it’s because the world is so shitty and getting shittier every day. But representation matters, and the stories we share with each other are important.

And American pop culture is a wasteland.

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