Last week the various television networks unleashed their new shows and schedule for the Fall 2014 season. Amongst these shows there was a whole lot of comic book series making the transition to the small screen. Joining the likes of Arrow and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are The Flash, iZombie, Gotham, Constantine, and Agent Carter. I thought now was as good as time as any to show some trailers for these new shows where available and offer my thoughts and feelings on these new offerings:
First we had the Arrow/Flash teaser which offered us a fun first glance of our new hero. Then we received not simply a trailer but a five-minute epic which ratcheted up my excitement levels for it to maximum. A faithful adaptation? Check. Weather Wizard? Check. The Arrow guest-starring? Check. The Reverse-Flash? Hell Yes! They showed us so much awesomeness in a mere 5 minutes that I can only imagine what the rest of the series will be like. Flash Fact: If you can only watch one new comic-based show, this is the one.
I love all things Batman-related but the early news about this show had me filled with trepidation. After watching the first trailer though that trepidation is eased somewhat. I’m still concerned on how they are going to handle these classic characters including the Joker but if they can successfully pull it off this series could be legendary.
Now this is how you do John Constantine! The show being on NBC has me worried as they have unfortunately shafted it to Friday nights, a night that has one of the lowest total viewers. It will pair well with their other show on Fridays (Grimm) but I’m crossing my fingers that it isn’t a one-and-done show that was gone all too soon.
iZombie & Agent Carter
Neither show had a trailer and both will be mid-season replacements. Agent Carter is going to consist of eight episodes and bridge the gap between the first half and the second half of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show. The Agent Peggy Carter One-Shot on the Iron Man 3 Blu-Ray was beyond excellent and this show should be more of the same. iZombie has no set start date but the concept mixed with the man behind Veronica Mars being in charge has me eagerly anticipating its arrival.
So those are my quick thoughts. Which show or shows is everyone else most looking forward to? Leave me a comment below.
The Top 5 Comic Countdown: 05/07/14
The Comic-Verse: Awesome Art & The Top 15 Featured Links (05/10/14-05/16/14)
Retroactive: The Flash 1982 & Uncanny X-Men 1990
On The Radar: Comic Book Coming Attractions 05/21/14
Retroactive: Green Arrow 2001 & The Punisher 2000
Retroactive: Legends of the Dark Knight 1994 & Daredevil 1993
Here’s the quick summary of what happened for the Week of 05/07/14 in regards to my Comic Book Rankings:
Titles Added: New 52: Futures End
Titles Moving Up: +2 – Loki: Agent of Asgard, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon, Amazing Spider-Man, Magneto, and Angel & Faith. +1 – Green Lantern, Original Sin, and Alex + Ada.
Titles Moving Down: -2 – Elektra. -1 – Aquaman, All-New X-Men, New Avengers, Ms. Marvel, The Punisher, Silver Surfer. Fantastic Four, Deadpool VS Carnage, Mind The Gap, Mark Waid’s Green Hornet, and Indestructible.
For the complete list go HERE.
On that note, this week’s offering of Between The Continuity has reached its end. I hope everyone has an excellent week and manages to read some great stuff. Until next time, I leave you with three words that sum up this blog and life in general: