Welcome back to Up To Speed, home of the the Flashest Recaps Alive. Here we’ll recap the latest episode of The Flash, dispense some Flash Facts and talk about what works, what doesn’t and where the series might be headed, as we try and keep up with the adventures of the fastest man alive, Barry Allen, more widely known as The Flash.
This week’s episode has a surprise visit from some Starling City citizens, Cisco and the Atom get caught in a rad bromance, Joe West gets the giggles, Barry gets the blues, and bees. So many bees. Hundreds upon thousands of the things. They're in my eyes! So let's get buzzing on episode 18, "All-Star Team-Up."
Now that Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil has come and gone, kicking off the first of our Defenders toward an inevitable teamup, focus shifts to the second installment in AKA Jessica Jones. We’ve seen Krysten Ritter milling about on set as the titular super-heroine, but take a look at Doctor Who favorite David Tennant in the villainous role of Marvel’s “Purple Man”!
Both Arrow and The Flash have already crossed over with each other enough times to make our heads spin, with plenty more to come leading into either CW series’ final episodes this season, not to mention that insane spinoff. Now, the DC dramas come together for their biggest crossover yet, as the CW stars brawl through a “Superhero Fight Club”!
We still don’t know what to make of Arrow or The Flash spinning off The Atom into his own super-team of faces both new and old, but already DC’s TV Avengers may have assembled. A new set photo teases the new team’s first meeting with Barry and Oliver, but what does it mean for either season finale?
Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions.
In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.
So you've watched all thirteen episodes of Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix and you're itching for more? (If you haven't, you should probably stop reading this article, because we're about to go deep into spoiler territory and we're not holding anything back.) The bad news is, the second of Marvel's Netflix shows, AKA Jessica Jones, won't be along til late in the year, and there's no guarantee that we'll see Daredevil again before the Defenders mini-series, but these thirteen episodes have gone a long way to enriching Marvel's on-screen world, and setting up hints for the future.
So let's unpack some of the mysteries, Easter eggs, teasers, and in-jokes from Daredevil, and speculate wildly on where all this is going to go in the other Netflix solo series, and perhaps even in Daredevil season two.
AMC’s Preacher adaptation made serious headway in casting its unholy trio with the additions of Tulip and Cassidy, but main man Jesse Custer remains in the shadows. Agent Carter alum Dominic Cooper is reportedly close to signing for the role, while Constantine star Lucy Griffiths has also joined the comic adaptation.
Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil is now available to watch, and dams are already breaking now that the famous red suit has been revealed to the public. We’ve given Daredevil a glowing advance review, but before your binge, get answers to some of Daredevil‘s most burning questions with our spoilery FAQ review!
Even as Arrow and The Flash drop spoilery teases of their upcoming finale episodes, we still have little clue what to make of the proposed spinoff teaming The Atom, Hawkgirl, Rip Hunter, Captain Cold, Caity Lotz and more. Now, a few new tidbits may have emerged indicating which new DC heroes could pop up on The Flash, and how Caity Lotz might slip back into a Canary role.
Quite a few comics projects have been snapped up for TV and movie adaptation within just a few issues of publication, but this may be the first case of a TV version of a comic being announced when the comic is announced.
Variety broke the news this week that Supernatural creator Eric Kripke will team with cover artist Brian Bolland and interior artist John Higgins this fall for a new six-issue Vertigo miniseries called Amped. It puts a bit of a new spin on the "real-life" superhero story, which has become something of a genre unto itself in the past 10 years or so. Kripke will serve as executive producer and writer on the TV series, which will air on USA Network.
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