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Stephen Amell Downplays ‘Flash’ Twist Affecting ‘Arrow’ Season 5

Arrow Season 5 Flash Flashpoint Stephen Amell
The CW

The fourth season finale of Arrow ended on a fairly low-key “Schism,” disappointing a throng of fans who tuned into see if a time-turning Flash twist one-night earlier would ripple out across The CW’s DC dramas. The Arrow finale went by with nary a mention of Central City, but star Stephen Amell thinks the emerald archer will be back to basics in Season 5, rather than dealing with time-travel twists from another series.

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‘The Flash’ Post-Show Analysis Season 2 Episode 23: ‘The Race Of His Life’


Welcome back to Up To Speed, in which Flash TV show veteran Dylan Todd and newbie Ziah Grace break down 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.

This week, the battle with Zoom comes to a flashy conclusion with an inevitable foot race and a lot of confusing pseudo-science, and the identity of the man in the iron mask is finally revealed. "The Race of His Life" was directed by Antonio Negret and written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing.

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Mr. DC Comics: How Carmine Infantino Saved Superheroes


It's not an exaggeration to say that Carmine Infantino is one of the most significant and influential figures in the history of comics. On the surface, it's easy to point out his role in the creation of Barry Allen, Wally West, Barbara Gordon, Black Canary, Deadman, Elongated Man, the Human Target, Detective Chimp, and many more as a sign of his influence. But on a macro scale, his streamlined, mid-century modern style determined the aesthetic of what would prove to be the renaissance of the superhero genre in the Silver Age, and his bold editorial direction would usher in comics' next great era, the Bronze Age. Indeed, without Carmine Infantino, comics as we know them would not exist.

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Everything You Need To Know About ‘DC Universe: Rebirth’ #1


DC Comics’ big summer event one-shot DC Universe: Rebirth #1 goes on sale this week, and the internet is abuzz with news, reveals and spoilers concerning one of the biggest comics of the year. The one-shot by Geoff Johns, Ethan Van Sciver, Gary Frank and Ivan Reis sees the return of familiar faces from inside and outside the DC Universe, and DC is already publicizing those revelations in the press, so we’ve rounded up the biggest developments from this blockbuster story from DC-approved sources like USA Today, IGN and CBR, for those readers who want the full rundown.

If you don't want to be spoiled for any of the events of DC Universe: Rebirth #1 before the book comes out on Wednesday, go learn about some other comics you could be reading instead. Spoilers for the future of the DC Universe follow.

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‘The Flash’ and ‘Arrow’ Race for Their Lives in Full Season Finale Photos

Flash Arrow Finale Photos Race Schism
The CW

It’s that time of year again, as Flash and Arrow gear up for their respective second and fourth season finales, following this past week’s Legends of Tomorrow closer. The full photo sets see Barry in “The Race of His Life,” but what “Schism” might Arrow be hurtling toward in the final showdown with Damien Darhk?

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Master of the Multiverse And Legend Of The Justice Society: A Tribute To Gardner Fox


Gardner Fox is one of the most prolific and eminent comic book writers in the medium's history. Born May 20, 1911, Fox had a career that spanned five decades. It's estimated that Fox wrote around 4,000 comic stories for National, All-American, Timely, Columbia, Marvel, and EC, and scores of prose stories and novels. But he's best-remembered as the man who gave the DC Universe its soul

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‘Supergirl’ Set for CW Monday, Bosses Eye Four-Way Superhero Crossover Event

Supergirl CW Monday Flash Arrow Crossover

Both Supergirl and The CW still have plenty of questions to answer over the big move this fall, though as any fan would surely guess, Kara’s network move will afford the chance for one giant crossover with The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. To wit, The CW has released its DC-heavy schedule, teasing the epic crossover to come.

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‘The Flash’ Post-Show Analysis Season 2 Episode 22: ‘Invincible’


Welcome back to Up To Speed, in which Flash TV show veteran Dylan Todd and newbie Ziah Grace break down 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.

This week, the metapocalypse strikes as Zoom leads an army of Earth-2 metas to wage war on Central City, a familiar face returns from the dead, and another familiar face... goes the other way. "Invincible" was directed by Jesse Warn from a story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg, and a teleplay by Brooke Roberts & David Kob.

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Funko’s Latest Legion of Collectors Box Brings All Your CW Heroes Together

Funko DC Legion of Collectors

Funko's second Legion of Collectors subscription box brings all your favorite characters from DC's television universes together mostly in time for their season finales. Though Supergirl ended in April, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow are all nearing wrap dates on their respective seasons. Thus far, Funko's DC efforts have all been tied to the cinema or television worlds, and that trend will continue into the next box, which is themed around Suicide Squad. You would think eventually Funko will get around to linking these boxes to the comic universe (as they have with Marvel a few times), but perhaps it's for the best to focus on the one consistent constant in DC's stable right now and hit up the Rebirth Universe later.

For now, all we actually have is the DC TV box, and it's pretty good.

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‘Flash’ Returns ‘Booster Gold’ Writer Zack Stentz as Season 3 Producer

The Flash Season 3 Zack Stentz Producer
The CW

The Flash Season 2 has filled something of a mixed bag from episode to episode, though few would argue Kevin Smith’s Zack Stentz-written “Runaway Dinosaur” as one of the major highlights. Now, it seems reports of writing a Booster Gold movie haven’t taken Stentz too far out of DC’s TV orbit, as the writer joins Flash Season 3 in a consulting role.

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